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Administrative Assistant III

Job ID 7410
Job Location Rockville - MD
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Administrative Assistant III is a senior-level assistant expected to perform complex administrative tasks and will typically be supporting one or more senior-level staff, in addition to office staff.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Solves problems with confidentiality and discretion dependant on the issue that arises. 


Interacts with visitors and staff in a respectful manner. 


Completes office front desk support duties. 


Shows customer service skills are to be readily apparent to all customers and stakeholders


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



High School diploma required. Minimum of four (3) years’ direct experience in performing administrative tasks performing complex administrative tasks and supporting one or more senior-level staff, in addition to office staff. Prior experience in office operations.





Demonstrated competency in working with a wide range of government departments with diverse business needs, interests, expectations and requirements

Knowledge of correspondence protocol, whether utilizing the agency’s correspondence tracking systems, or hard copy (paper) correspondence packages. 

Skilled proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

Knowledge of government policies, standards, and operations.

Ability to work independently in the absence of specific instructions on a number of tasks with a high degree of speed using organizational skills, and perform these duties while exhibiting the ability to maintain effective relations/results with clients and staff (on-site and remote). 

Ability to expedite any last-minute assignments, to include making efficient adjustments/corrections to documentation. 

Skilled proficiency in grammar, spelling, and punctuation is required to produce accurate, printed documents.

Ability to manage multiple services and task order projects simultaneously

Ability to make sound, well-informed and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions

Ability to persuade others to accept recommendations and to negotiate to find mutually acceptable solutions

Ability to organize work, set priorities and determine resource requirements

Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to recruit, train, mentor and motivate others

Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals

Exceptional organization, problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation skills and ability to write federal contract proposals



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.