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Administrative Assistant


Harris Corporation


dc, WA 00000


Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Job ID: CHQ20180602-23164

Location: Washington, DC


Job Description:
  • Provide administrative support to the Vice President, Government Relations and to the Government Relations team.
  • Assist with preparation of company-wide communications, often via Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Draft bi-weekly Government Relations newsletter, to include content and design, for distribution to business executives. 
  • Conduct aerospace and defense industry research for the Vice President, ranging from policy to budget matters.
  • Interact positively with all levels within the organization, including senior executives, corporate counterparts and co-workers while projecting a positive, collaborative, professional image of Harris in all interactions.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and meet short deadlines and juggle many priorities.
  • Coordinate the Vice President, Government Relations’ calendar management, events to include onsite/offsite coordination and travel arrangements.
  • Prepare expense reports and assist with travel arrangements for Government Relations team members, manage vendor relationships, process invoices, and other general tasks including filing and copying.
  • Due to complex and confidential nature of the position, knowledge of the company’s policies and procedures will be required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • 5 years’ experience working with Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook).
  • Must have at least 3 years of responsible administrative experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience handling multiple simultaneous projects, managing multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Advanced PowerPoint experience.
  • Must be adept at predicting, anticipating and executing on the business needs of the office. 
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills are necessary.


Additional Preferred Skills:
  • Hill experience, campaign experience, or public policy experience preferred.
  • A strong sense of urgency with the ability to monitor shifting priorities while responding and reacting to unexpected situations.
  • Good judgment and discretion in handling confidential information is of the utmost importance.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills and to accept additional responsibilities as required.
  • Possess the ability to work well as a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to anticipate needs and possess a high degree of initiative to begin action and independently take responsibility for follow through actions.
  • Willing to work some extended hours when necessary, and availability at last minute notice.
  • Must be focused on customer satisfaction, the commitment to consistently generate a quality work product and to do whatever it takes to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.
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