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Executive Assistant

Company: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

Odyssey Systems is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to provide administrative support to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) located within the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA).

This individual will support NGA's mission to produce timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) to help all levels of users meet their strategic and operational needs in support of national security objectives.

The Executive Assistant is anticipated to support a variety of NGA offices and requires highly experienced administrative support. An Executive Assistant is expected to offer a combination of proven experience and expertise to independently support a customer office with a broad range of administrative activities. The Executive Assistant independently accomplishes demanding and challenging administrative tasks that are routine and involve high levels of complexity.

***Contingent upon contract award***


Duties include, but not limited to:

Support administrative requirements at the mid- to upper management levels of an office.
Maintain executive calendars in Microsoft Outlook to include scheduling meetings as requested, sending meeting invites to requested attendees, reserving conference rooms, setting up Video Teleconference (VTC) or WebEx connections, deconflicting meetings and prioritizing meetings based on executive priorities.
Independently anticipate and provide responsive administrative support to facilitate completion of all organizational mission requirements. This will require executing a broad range of administrative responsibilities with some tasks occurring routinely and/or on an "ad hoc" basis per real-time needs of the office.
Provide the office with a centralized source of administrative expertise and guidance, which ultimately affects the success of the mission.
Independently apply mature and objective judgment to determine best approach and course of action to take in both routine and non-routine administrative situations. This will require accurately interpreting and adapting guidelines, policies, precedents and practices that are not always completely applicable to a changing situation.
Support office discussions regarding the organization's administrative business rhythms and contribute recommendations as necessary. Specifically advise office leadership and management on the administrative implications of additions, deletions, or changes to the varied functions of the organization.
Prepare special or one-time reports, summaries, or replies to inquiries, selecting relevant information from a variety of sources such as reports, documents, correspondence and other offices, etc. under general directives with minimum assistance and/or guidance.
Create workbooks (e.g., read-ahead, staffing, continuity, standard operating procedures) for leadership planning and/or to support execution of leadership responsibilities and office administrative business rhythms.
Support the office with development of guidance, procedures and/or policies relative to facilitating administrative activities of the organization. These functions may include training/travel budgets, suspense systems, space planning, personnel management, record management, logistics support, asset tracking, etc.
Assist subordinate administrative assistants on new procedures; request information needed from the subordinate offices for periodic or special conference, reports, inquiries, etc.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. To include, managing calendars in Outlook and responding to emails; building/updating PowerPoint briefs, Excel files and Word documents.
Ability to work within an organization's chain of command and interact appropriately with individuals at all levels, including those at very senior levels.


Must be a US Citizen
Required Clearance: Must have and be able to maintain an active Top Secret with SCI clearance.
Required Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
8 years of administrative experience OR, Associate's degree in General Business Administration or related field with a minimum 6 year of Administrative experience OR,
Bachelor's degree in General Business Administration or related field with a minimum 4 year of administrative experience

Strong teaming and collaboration skills that foster office unity and cohesiveness in support of completing office administrative requirements.
Capable of independently handling a large, complex workload, effectively coordinating multiple resources, and multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment having competing priorities.
Produce professionally written emails, letters, documents, and other material that is succinct, coherent, uses proper tone, demonstrates proper grammatical use of the English language, and presents proper format/form per established corporate/office guidance.
Articulate and exchange information (i.e., requirements, actions, needs, status, etc.) in a professional tone and attitude to achieve efficient business rhythms.
Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.
Proficient at Microsoft Outlook and Word.
Experience with the Defense Travel System (DTS), knowledge of the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) and Joint Travel Regulation (JTR).

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior DOD and/or NGA experience working in a related field.
Prior experience working with the military and understanding of the services.
Proficient working knowledge of the following applications: PeopleSoft
NGA Central Electronic Routing and Tasking System (N-CERTS)
Management and Execution Tracker (MET)

Ability to schedule, coordinate, set-up, and operate NGA Video Teleconference (VTC) equipment.
Overseeing office spend plans for travel, supplies and awards
Prior experience with presentation techniques
Possesses a working knowledge of the NGA internal coordination and approval processes.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access
Working knowledge of SharePoint
Proficient with NGA correspondence manual
Working knowledge of NGA's Record Management requirements
A working level understanding of NGA corporate processes


Company Overview

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.

Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd., St. Louis , Executive Assistant, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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