Senior Executive Assistant
Engility Corporation
 Arlington, VA

SAIC is seeking a Senior Executive Assistant to provide executive level management and analytical support to senior DoD officials within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). This is an exciting position that requires close interaction with top department leadership within the Pentagon and across the Department of Defense (DoD), including Components, industry partners, academia, international partners, and associations to achieve mission goals and outcomes. Specifically, the Senior Executive Assistant helps our customers solve complex problems; manage project communications, meetings, schedules, risk, policy compliance, and workflow; plan and track travel, budgets, and reporting; and increase workforce productivity through process improvement.

Job duties include:

  • Gather information; articulate, analyze, and solve problems; visualize and present information; and provide decision support to achieve mission outcomes.
  • Create/manage communications for the enterprise, group, and individuals including meeting agendas, briefings, and action items.
  • Develop weekly reports on significant activities, report on the effectiveness of events and processes.
  • Track and analyze office workflow tasks using the Correspondence and Task Management System (CATMS); review volumes of data to identify trends.
  • Develop weekly staff meeting slides including understanding of the context of the most important priorities.
  • Manage executive schedules, coordinate visit requests, de-conflict events.
  • Manage senior-level executive correspondence within OSD and across the DoD.
  • Organize and facilitate internal and external communications on a wide array of subjects including internal and external tasks, program reviews, congressional events, invitations, and speaking engagements.
  • Assist government personnel with domestic and international travel to accomplish mission requirements efficiently using the Defense Travel System (DTS) in compliance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)
  • Requires a minimum of a current Secret security clearance. The desired security clearance level is Top Secret with the ability to receive and maintain TS/SCI.
  • A bachelor's degree with ten years of relevant experience is required. However, specialized experience including military or industry executive assistant experience may be substituted in lieu of specific educational requirements.
  • Strong leadership, problem identification/resolution skills, flexibility, initiative, and a proven ability to work with Senior Executives efficiently and effectively (to include experience interfacing/communicating with Senior Executive leadership in both government and industry).
  • Experience writing white papers, briefings, correspondence, and reports.
  • Expert with Defense Travel Service (DTS) and data transfers.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and databases.
  • Excellent organizational and teambuilding skills, good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong understanding and experience with Correspondence and Task Management System (CATMS).

Desired Qualifications

  • Background in National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements