Administrative Assistant

Applied Research Assocs., Inc.

Alexandria, VA

The Capital Area Division (CAD) of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking an organized and detail-oriented Administrative Assistant to work in our Alexandria, VA offices. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform clerical tasks in addition to other administrative duties. The ideal candidate will be under limited supervision and must be able to support various division staff in multiple geographical locations. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Provide reception & meeting support for Alexandria, VA offices
  • Perform general clerical duties as assigned (e.g., copying, binding, faxing, and scanning)
  • Assist with government inventory annual inventory audit requirements
  • Assist with coordination and management of facility repairs and maintenance for offices located outside VA
  • Contribute to team effort by supporting various tasks that may include human resources, facility security, purchasing, contracting, or accounting functions

Selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Three or more years of related work experience
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and other MS Office applications
  • US citizen
  • Ability to obtain (minimum) Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance



Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1200 professionals. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense 

technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.


At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership fosters greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at


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