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Administrative Assistant

Job ID: 212139
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 14, 2021
Category: Administration
Subcategory: Administrative Assistant
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an administrative specialist to provide support to offices within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense.  A successful candidate will apply their administrative skills in a fast pace environment to deliver high quality products and ensure continuous workflow. Administrative specialists’ duties and responsibilities include providing administrative support to Principals, Directors and employees to ensure efficient operation of the office.


Duties include:

  • Management of calendars and office schedules for senior level principals 
  • Provide travel support using the DoD DTS system. Coordinate travel requirements: local, CONUS and OCONUS destinations. Complete required pre-travel clearance and approvals in a timely manner. Ensure passports are current and VISAs are requested and received prior to departure.

  • Sort and direct unclassified, confidential and classified correspondence ensuring proper handling and delivery.

  • Assign and manage unclassified and classified correspondence taskers using DoD CATMS system.

  • Manage office resources: computer equipment, printers, copier, paper, supplies.

  • Develop, implement and maintain office filing system of both physical and electronic files in accordance with office needs and AI-15.

  • Monitor office security; maintain alignment of office procedure with Component Security guidelines for the office, all documents and correspondence, personnel, physical and visitors in the office space.

  • Assist with special event requirements such as time and place, location, duration, number of attendees, security requirements, and travel arrangements.  Arrange for appropriate conference rooms/facilities and prepare meeting places in accordance with acceptable protocol and security procedures.


  • High school and 7 years or more related experience.

  • At least 5 years of direct administrative support experience of which two year must be supporting high-level military or civilian officials.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, organized, multi-functional and task oriented.

  • Ability to use DoD travel, correspondence, workflow and other administrative tools.

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite. 

  • DOD TS/SCI clearance required 

  • At least two years of experience with the office of the Under Secretary of Defense, or equivalent office. 


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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