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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant – Washington DC (ID#15230)



Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions provides support services and project support personnel to our Government and industry partners. Our highly skilled experts support and supplement the mission, expertise, and skill sets of our clients. Utilizing our customer-intimate approach, we partner with our clients to provide strategic solutions that maximize the use of human and financial resources to ensure that mission-critical projects are completed on time and within budget.

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The purpose of the Administrative Assistant is to provide administrative support services to the domestic Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) i.e. EX – FO – K – ANP – CM – EP – MLS – PD – RSP & TC. The primary objective is to provide contractor administrative services and deliverables to meet the Bureau’s mission.


Job Description:

The Administrative Assistant serves as the Special Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director of EAP. In that capacity, serves as EAP’s principal point-of-contact/liaison with the bureau's Office of the Assistant Secretary.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

Includes the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Ensures a seamless and timely flow of information, policy guidance and advice between the EAP front office and the affected supervisors and members of the EAP Staff.
  • Ensures the requisite clearance(s) and timely response by the responsible members of the EAP staff on formally tasked action items required by the Office of the Assistant Secretary.
  • Provides administrative support, including making travel arrangements, office logistics, supply inventory, and other special administrative support as required by the Directorate.
  • Responsible for incoming/outgoing correspondence, reviews and distributes incoming correspondence to appropriate action officers or staff; collects and reviews outgoing correspondence for neatness, accuracy and proper handling and maintains related office chronological file.
  • Escorts personnel as required.
  • Establishes and maintains official files on specific subject matters.
  • Assists with coordinating meetings, scheduling conference rooms, monitoring leave for staff personnel, ordering supplies, and other administrative duties.
  • Works with the EAP Special Assistants to monitor internal tasks, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Receives and screens telephone calls and visitors; follows up to ensure necessary action is initiated, and subsequently works to assure that such action is completed as quickly as possible, as applicable and appropriate;
  • Enters all forms of correspondence in final form including cables, memorandums, letters, briefing papers, etc.
  • Maintains the calendar for office management by arranging and scheduling appointments, handling all meeting requests and providing calendar information to management daily.
  • Serves as a T&A administrator; prepares and maintains T&A report; maintains and monitors office leave schedule as directed by the COR and/or GTM.
  • Performs other appropriate administrative assignments such as document replication, ordering office supplies, inventorying office supplies, and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Always Maintains work area in a professional manner. Work area must be clean, presentable, and organized.
  • Ensures automation equipment is operational. Paper in the copier/fax machine, changes out printer ink cartridges, calls in work orders.
  • Assists with setting up conference calls, coordinating with IT personal to setup conferences requiring IT support.
  • Assists with prepping conference rooms before and after social events and official events during the workday.
  • Assists with setting up and cleaning up official office events.
  • Creates standard operating procedures related to office administration.
  • Updates office management information, such as seating charts, phone lists, and welcome book.
  • Coordinates badge access for EAP employees.
  • Submits GSD Tracker/Ariba requests.
  • Coordinates travel and processes vouchers for managers and ICA employees in E2.
  • Provides back-up on Rhythmyx updates.
  • Assists managers in evaluations process via GEMS.
  • Works with EAP’s Staff Assistants and Executive Assistants to monitor internal tasks, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Manages the continuous and smooth flow of information, such as cables, correspondence, briefing papers, and memoranda; ensures that the 1CA Director receives relevant information in a timely manner.
  • Serves as the SharePoint site expert and works to improve accessibility, archives, and functionality; provides regular training and briefings on the use of SharePoint to manage paper flow to staff within and outside the Bureau.
  • Supports other developmental, leadership and training activities and assignments as applicable.
  • Provides coordination, quality control, and process flow management for communications from and to the Office and among its constituent divisions.
  • Contributes to the development of programs, goals, objectives, and administrative policies and processes for EAP, and the attainment of the goals and objectives.
  • Uses a high degree of independent judgment in researching regulations, and in determining the relationship between guidelines and organizational efficiency and program effectiveness; uses his or her judgment in choosing, interpreting, or adapting available guidelines to specific issues or subjects.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have management or supervisory capacity.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 8 to 10 years of administrative/receptionist experience required.
  • Excellent customer service and multi-tasking skills.
  • Top secret clearance required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  (example: specific software, soft skills, etc. – This gets deleted)

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is essential.
  • Must be able to organize routine data and maintain established procedures while dealing with multiple priorities.
  • Must be able to work with all levels of personnel and inter-departmently and operate courteously and tactfully.


This position is performed primarily in a secured federal office setting.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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