Administrative Specialist

Posted Date 1 week ago(9/19/2022 3:22 PM)
Job ID
Clearance Required
Other Clearance
Limited Background Investigation

Position Description

XLA is looking for an Administrative Specialist to sit onsite at our customer's offices in Washington, D.C.


The Administrative Specialist shall provide reception and administrative support to all staff under the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (RMP, Acquisitions, and Facilities).


Receptionist Services:

  • Receives telephone calls and greets visitors to the office. Controls access to the office and ensures that only visitors properly cleared are authorized entry. Notifies staff members of visitors or incoming telephone calls. Takes messages from, and gives messages to, visitors and callers when staff members are unavailable.
  • Maintains an up-to-date telephone listing of staff under the CFO and card file of addresses of departments and agencies.
  • Maintains telephone-recording equipment. Prepares recorded greetings and activates off duty telephone answering machine(s) when required. Plays back and transcribes messages on a regular basis.
  • Receives, reviews, and distributes incoming mail. Immediately notifies appropriate staff member when material is received via FAX transmission and places in appropriate internal mailbox.

Administrative Support:

  • Serves as the primary administrative services point-of-contact for approximately 60 government employees.
  • Responsible for arranging and documenting meetings, as necessary.
  • Setup Webex and Microsoft Teams virtual meetings.
  • Order equipment for new employees (computer, phones, etc.).
  • Responsible for all new contractor onboarding logistics.
  • Conducting leave audits for government employees.
  • Responsible for drafting, routing and tracking all formal documentation created by the staff within the routing electronic documents process, as well as those outside of the electronic process.
  • Ensures documents are in the proper format, and that spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar have been verified. Consults with document author to resolve questionable material. Responsible for preparing all staff document for final copy and distribution.
  • Performs substantive clerical duties such as one or more of the following:
    • Maintains adequate levels of office supplies and orders additional supplies as needed.
    • Receives reports of malfunctioning equipment from employees. Coordinates repair of the equipment by contacting the responsible point of contact.
    • Receives electronic invoices and/or date stamps paper invoices; scans and saves both invoices to the designated location then routes invoices to the appropriate receiving official for signature and acceptance via email. Tracks to ensure that invoices receipt/acceptance has a quick turnaround. Records received invoices in the invoice log tracker.
    • Directly assists with other financial management processes, to include invoice payment, preparation of supporting documentation, and travel services.
    • Receives and prepares transmittal of currency for erroneous checks.
    • Maintains absentee RMP calendar and sends out daily Facility, Acquisitions and Budget Status report.



  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents. Requires use of advanced software functions to enhance productivity or to satisfy the needs of complex formats, e.g., automatic generation of indices and tables of contents; importation of graphics; creation of glossaries; and precise alignment of multiple columns.
  • Skilled in operating a telephone answering system to refer callers to appropriate staff members. Skilled in meeting and dealing with people in a courteous and tactful manner and refer visitors to appropriate staff members or other agencies. 
  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and commonly used specialized terminology to prepare material correctly from a variety of draft or preliminary sources.
  • Knowledge of office practices and clerical procedures to include electronic filing, scanning and faxing.
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail.
  • Bachelor's Degree plus four years of experience in a related field, or eight years of experience with a High School Diploma or equivalent.


Clearance Requirements: Must be eligible to obtain a Limited Background Investigation (LBI).




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