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Senior Program Assistant (PAT) at Akima, LLC in Arlington, Virginia

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Work Where it Matters

Akima Data Management (ADM), an Akima company, is not just another federal IT contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At ADM, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders, ADM provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers, ADM delivers agile and innovative cloud and IT services and solutions that enable mission dominance.

As an ADM employee, you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima Data Management (ADM), an Akima company, is seeking a Senior Program Assistant (PAT) to support a variety of clerical, administrative and program tasks in support of DS/IP/OPO's programs.  The PAT may be assigned to the Worldwide Protective Services Division (WPS), the Facility Protection Division (FPD), or the Operational Support Division (OSD). The incumbent reports directly to the Division Chief for the Division he/she is assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The PAT assists the Division Chief and other Government officials with administrative management of the program support staff.

  • Assisting in the day-to-day activities of the support staff.

  • Typing, in final form, a variety of documents such as memoranda, letters and cables.

  • Maintaining control records of incoming and outgoing correspondence and action documents.

  • Distributing incoming/outgoing mail.

  • Serving as an escort for visitors, custodians and maintenance and repair personnel visiting the office.

  • Answering telephone calls/directing calls to the appropriate branch chief/program officer.

  • Maintaining the office calendar for appointments, meetings, engagements, training sessions and conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • An associate degree (the degree may be substituted with two years of general experience in administrative support with emphasis on security related programs).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interface with senior officials.

  • The PAT should have familiarity with foreign affairs agencies. The PAT shall be willing to travel overseas up to 25 percent of the time. The PAT will not have any impediments to overseas travel that may be to countries that are considered dangerous or unhealthy. The knowledge of foreign languages is desirable but not essential. To begin contract performance, the PAT shall possess a Secret clearance. The PAT shall be knowledgeable of MS SharePoint.

  • Active Secret clearance.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.  If you are an individual with a disability, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or 571-353-7053 (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

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