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Seeking Administrative Support Assistant in Alexandria, VA – Apply by 13 May

Join our phenomenal team as Administrative Support Assistant (0303 series)

Institute for Water Resources
Published May 6, 2024
A picture of the Potomac River

A picture of the Potomac River

We are looking for a motivated team player to join our phenomenal team as a GS-5/7 Administrative  Support Assistant (0303 series), supporting the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) Water Resources Center in Alexandria, Virginia.  This is NOT your average Administrative  Support Assistant, it is a diverse role in a unique Civil Works organization within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that welcomes your talents, initiative, and desire to grow and learn.

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Why IWR?

IWR supports water resources management nationally and internationally on studies, tools, programs, and other forward-looking analysis.  Home to the multiple centers across the U.S., this is an exciting opportunity to support a range of geographically and mission-diverse actions and projects with a varied staff of economists, social scientists, civil engineers, planners, program managers, and other disciplines. 

We are an inclusive and diverse work environment with ample opportunities for professional development, collaboration with experts and career advancement options.  Our staff appreciate the flexible work schedules, including options for telework, that supports work-life balance. Bonus! Eligible staff receive both Federal and DOD Benefits – moving assistance, child care subsidies, retirement, generous leave, employee assistance programs and more

Historic and Family Friendly Location!

The National Capital Region (NCR) is a great place to live and work with some of the nation’s best schools, museums, and entertainment venues throughout the “DMV” (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) metroplex.  The Humphreys Engineer Center is in the city of Alexandria, just outside of the Washington D.C. beltway, with easy access by Metro, car or walking to Virginia and Maryland urban destinations, music and sport teams venues, historical sites, and shopping as well as phenomenal parks, greenways and trails along the Potomac River and in close proximity to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Nearby Old Town Alexandria is situated along the Potomac River replete with cobblestone streets, historic homes and sites, shopping and restaurants. 


  • Oversees administrative policies and procedures
  • Handles labor/payroll, travel, and procurement tasks
  • Manages correspondence, mail, and inventory
  • Utilizes spreadsheets and databases for reporting
  • Develops automation processes for efficiency
  • Supports conferences and meetings