Administrative Assistant -(DoD Research Support)

Clearance Level
Business Administration
Fort Detrick, Maryland
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

File Maintenance

Microsoft Office

Office Administration

REQ#: RQ142465
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

GDIT's Military Health Team is hiring an Administrative Assistant to support the Department of Army in their Animal Care and Use Review Office (ACURO) located at Ft. Detrick, in Frederick, MD.

Apply your expertise to advance the mission and optimize our business strategy as an Administrative Assistant.

Here, you’ll support solving some of our clients’ biggest challenges and help us grow the business you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on an Administrative Assistant joining our team to provide various administrative tasks.


Central email account management -

  • Continual daily monitoring of ACURO’s central email account for incoming correspondence.
  • Respond to email queries regarding submissions or forward message to senior staff for response when necessary and annotate the individual responsible for processing each message.
  • Maintain accurate archive records, including all received and sent correspondence in an organized fashion to allow later reference as needed.
  • Notify investigators of upcoming submission deadlines and issue reminder notices to correspondents at appropriate intervals in accordance with office policy.

Protocol submission processing -

  • Receive electronic copies of new proposals and protocols, amendments, or modifications into appropriate electronic systems.
  • Create review package, entering appropriate data, or by retrieving an existing file for amendments or modifications.
  • Substantiate presence of all required documentation in each file
  • Update EGS as needed to maintain accurate data on each proposal.

Electronic Grants System operation and development -

  • Participate actively in all meetings regarding development and maintenance of EGS modules.-Provide ongoing guidance to office staff regarding utilization of the system and evolution of user guides. -Office Policy -
  • Be aware that files maintained by ACURO office are sensitive to the public and are proprietary in nature and must be maintained securely.
  • Adhere to all ACURO SOPs and policies.
  • Provide SOP review and input to senior ACURO staff regarding needed updates to policies.


  • High School diploma or higher.
  • Prio experience working as an administrative assistant, office manager, or similar type position.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, etc).
  • US Citizenship with he ability to pass a T1 security investigation.

What Would Be Even Better (preferred):

  • Prior experience providing administrative support within a veterinary, testing laboratory, or research facility preferred.
  • Prior experience supporting DoD or government agencies, preferred.


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays




Work Requirements
Years of Experience

1 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.