Program Assistant - Board on Energy and Environmental Systems

Washington D.C.
Sep 29, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time

The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine work together as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine.


The Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS) is broadly concerned with expanding basic knowledge in the physical sciences and engineering and applying science and engineering disciplines in the service of humankind. DEPS works to ensure the effective application and progress of its science and engineering disciplines to provide timely scientific and technological advice to the government, the corporate sector, the professions, and the public in an effort to address problems of national and international significance.


The Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES) is a unit of the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences of the National Research Council (NRC).  The National Research Council, the principal operating arm of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is a private, non-profit organization that provides science and technology advice under a congressional charter.  Since 1975, the Board (formerly the Energy Engineering Board) has conducted a diverse program of studies and related activities (workshops, symposia, etc.) to produce authoritative, independent recommendations about the science and technology aspects of public policy questions in energy, the environment, national security, and defense.




Under supervision, provide routine clerical and administrative support, assisting with assigned projects as follows:

  • Perform routine clerical tasks including worked processing, copying, faxing, answering and screening calls, drafting correspondence, and assisting with mailings.  Respond to inquired and follow-up on communications.  Maintain and update records, databases, and files.
  • Assist with logistical arrangements for meetings.
  • Prepare invoices and travel expense reports.
  • Input edits and proofread reports.  Format text and publications.  Secure appropriate permissions and releases.
  • Attend meetings, training, classes, and workshops.
  • Perform administrative related Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) tasks.
  • May perform basic subject-oriented literature searches for staff and committee members, and gather references.

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