Administrative Assistant

Rockville , MD
Jul 17, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat has an immediate opening for a qualified individual to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks to support a small office of busy public health professionals.  We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated professional who is comfortable handling multiple and varied tasks in support of our office as well as our projects to help ensure efficient and smooth day-to-day operations.

Job Responsibilities:
• Answer and direct phone calls to office colleagues.
• Provide general support to visitors.
• Write and distribute email, memos, letters, and faxes as needed.
• Manage office operations such as meeting planning and logistics, office supply inventory, and filing.
• Attend meetings and take detailed notes.
• Handle administrative requests and queries from staff.
• Perform reviews and quality assurance checks of survey data and reports as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
• A high school diploma with some college coursework and at least 8-10 years of experience to include 1-2 years as an Administrative Assistant.

Candidates should have proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and virtual meeting platforms (WebEx, GoToMeeting and Skype). Working knowledge of office equipment, such as printers and copiers is essential. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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