Job Description

Job Title: Administrative Assistant IV with an active secret clearance
Job ID: 4889
Location: Washington, DC
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Overview of RAND

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, charitable trusts, and community nonprofits. In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; shape emerging policy debates; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

This position will support several researchers of various levels, focused on national security and cybersecurity policy matters.

Under limited supervision, performs moderately complex to complex administrative duties using standard policies, procedures and guidelines.

Prepares a variety of letters, memos and reports using word processing, spreadsheet or database software. Answers and relays telephone calls or takes messages. Receives and directs visitors. Resolves inquiries via telephone, email, correspondence, or in person. Organizes, manages, coordinates, and monitors tasks to meet deadlines.

Establishes and maintains files and records. Sends, sorts and distributes mail. Photocopies and faxes information. Schedules and maintains calendar of appointments, meetings, travel arrangements and itineraries, project planner, etc. Plans and schedules onsite and offsite meetings and conferences. Orders and maintains office supplies. Maintains inventory of internal and external supplies and communication materials.

Assists staff in various activities such as coordinating information flow, preparing materials for distribution, completing and processing expense reports, reimbursements and other forms, handling and processing sensitive and/or classified materials, maintaining databases/files/reports, and/or reviewing/proofreading and processing proposals, documents, reports, and files. Assists in the preparation and control of records, statistics and reports regarding operations, timelines, deliverables, etc. Assists in substantive communications with clients, advisory boards, and related activities. May assist in preparation and monitoring of budgets.

Other duties as assigned.


Strong knowledge of MAC and/or PC platforms, text-processing, presentation, database, and spreadsheet software applications.

Good oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate multitask workload received from multiple supervisors. Strong organizational skills are essential. Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and judgment in working with all levels of staff; ability to work effectively as a team player.

Strong experience organizing large classified and unclassified events and meetings with government agencies including client travel arrangements, expense reimbursements, invitations/ RSVPs, catering, passing of clearance, creation of a security check-in log, and other event duties as required.

Education Requirements

Minimum: High School

Preferred: BS/BA


Relevant Experience:  Minimum: 5 years

Preferred: 6 - 8 years

Security Clearance

Minimum requirement:  Active Secret Clearance

Preferred:  Top Secret with SCI


Washington, DC

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