Staff Assistant

Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Sep 10

Position description

This position is located in the Department of Congressional and Public Affairs (CPA), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

Although the position is advertised equivalent to GS-9, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band 5 which is generally equal to GS-9.



  • Assists with scheduling, note-taking and tracking follow-up actions; and monitors and ensures timely preparation and submission of periodic office status reports.
  • Produces CPA Tracking, Calendar and related processes using SharePoint.
  • Serve as back-up on time reporting (QuickTime), processing of and assisting staff with travel, including authorization development and assists with vouchers, e-Country clearance, Visa requirements, passports, immunizations, etc.
  • Serves as Contracting Officer Representative for CPA contracts, compiles and prepares contract background documents including statements-of-work, market research, independent government costs estimates, department purchase card procurement including reconciliation in Oracle.
  • Provides assistance on external events in coordination with the Public Affairs or Congressional and External Affairs POC, keeping both informed of potential issues and concerns.
  • Provides advice and guidance to managers and employees on administrative services provided.
  • Conducts research on a variety of documents in order to gather, correlate, analyze, determine, and recommend solutions to resolve internal management problems and improve efficiency.
  • Provides oversight and support of the new staff onboarding processes.
  • Manages and directs calls to the appropriate staff, and responds to requests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
  • Some domestic and international travel maybe required


To qualify for pay band 5 you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 5 (GS-7) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as; experience providing administrative advice and support which includes managing calendars, appointments, making international and domestic travel arrangements, including e-Country clearance, Visa requirements, passports and immunizations; experience with MS Word, Excel PowerPoint, MS Project, and Web-based management information systems (e.g. SharePoint) to produce documents, reports, and to track and follow-up on programs and projects; experience conducting research and analyzing information to prepare reports and to respond to requests for information; and, experience preparing, editing and reviewing documents for accuracy. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.


SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement for Applicants may also qualify based on completing requirements master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related to the work of this position.

Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Time-in-Grade: Time-in-grade requirements apply. You must have one year of Federal service equivalent to pay band 5 or GS-7 to be eligible for pay band 5.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure the work history portion thoroughly documents the duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments that are directly related to this position in order to verify specialized experience.

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