Administrative Assistant (Various Levels)

Administrative Assistant


We have an exciting opportunity for Administrative personnel to join our team in support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the LONG-TERM ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT CONTRACT III (LTASC III). Support under this contract will include multiple administrative levels. Locations include Maryland (Montgomery County), Washington DC, Maryland (Baltimore County), North Carolina (Durham County), and Montana (Ravalli County).

Labor Category: Administrative Assistant 1 (Admin 1)


The Admin 1 performs administrative functions. Duties include generic clerical skills such as greeting and directing visitors, fielding phone calls, scheduling meetings, responding to callers, taking minutes, composing memos, transcribing, developing presentations, generating reports, and monitoring invoices and expense reports. The admin must have basic computer skills to conduct internet research and perform data entry. Additional duties may include filing and faxing.


A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required.

Labor Category: Administrative Assistant 2 (Admin 2)


In addition to the skills defined under the Admin 1 level category, the Admin 2 performs administrative and office support activities that require an ability to multi-task and assist multiple NIH employees at once. More advanced computer skills are required as the assistant will be required to perform word processing, spreadsheet management, and conduct more advanced internet research. Responsibilities include reviewing and disseminating memoranda to staff; conducting documents control for routing through the office; preparing purchase request for small purchases, reviewing draft policies, standard operating procedures, and memoranda for grammar and format; coordinating travel and submitting data into the NIH travel system; compiling equipment requirements for office staff (e.g., laptops, printers, monitors); preparing training requests, and preparing matrix of office needs.


A minimum of a high school diploma or GED and two (2) years of related work experience is required.

Labor Category: Senior Administrative Assistant (Admin 3)


In addition to the skills defined under the Admin 2 level category, the senior administrative assistant is expected to perform more complex administrative tasks and will typically be supporting senior-level staff. Responsibilities include those described for an administrative assistant but require more work experience within each function. Advanced computer skills and internet research skills are required. The position requires the assistant to perform a variety of administrative functions such as creating and analyzing written documents for dissemination to leadership, compiling information for outside inquiries and reports, and developing and maintaining tracking tools to be used for reporting data. A high level of creativity is expected. Prior work in a scientific research environment for a large Federal agency, as well as a firm knowledge of business administration, is desired.


A college degree or a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of related work experience are required.

Labor Category: Executive Assistant (Admin 4)


The executive assistant performs administrative duties for executive management, and relieves the executive of administrative type functions in order to increase the time an executive has available for executive level responsibilities This position requires the ability to perform all tasks of the other positions; but requires advanced computer and internet research skills, the ability to handle a wide variety of situations and conflicts involving the clerical and administrative function of the office. Responsibilities include having confidential and time-sensitive material; preparing routine and advanced correspondence including letters, memoranda, and reports; relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Candidates should have the ability to work well with all levels of management and staff. Prior experience in a scientific research environment for a large Federal agency is preferred. A comprehensive understanding of NIH, its organization, and culture is also desired.


A college degree and four (4) years of related work experience or a high school diploma or GED and eight (8) years of related work experience are required.

 Full Benefit Package to include:

• Vacation and Sick leave
• Paid Federal Government Holidays 

• Medical, Dental and Vision

• Voluntary Life Insurance and Weekly Disability

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer 
We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements:

Admin 1-HS Diploma

Admin 2- HS Diploma and 2 years experience

Admin 3-College Degree OR HS Diploma and 4 years experience

Admin 4- College Degree and 4 years experience OR HS Diploma and 8 years experience

Full time
Salary Range
$33,000.00 - 53,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Washington, DC 20022, US