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HIDTA ODMAP Administrative Assistant

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Criminology, Law & Society
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Administrative and Office Specialist III
Working Title HIDTA ODMAP Administrative Assistant
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 10546z
Recruit Number Staff - 8571
Working Hours
Location Other
Other Location Greenbelt, MD
Pay Band Payband 3
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

HIDTA ODMAP Administrative Assistant

The George Mason University Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), housed within the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, invites applications for an Overdose Detection Mapping Application (ODMAP) Administrative Assistant to work in the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (WBHIDTA) program. The CEBCP, founded in 2008, seeks to make scientific research a key component in decisions about crime and justice policies. The CEBCP carries out this mission by advancing rigorous studies in criminal justice and criminology through research-practice collaborations, and proactively serving as an informational and translational link to practitioners and the policy community.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The HIDTA Program is a federal grant program administered by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to provide resources that assist federal, state, local and tribal agencies to coordinate activities that address drug trafficking in specifically designated areas of the United States. Information and intelligence sharing are keys to successful investigations, drug treatment and prevention programs, and drug policy development.

The Washington/Baltimore HIDTA Investigative Support Center (W/B HIDTA ISC) is designed to overcome the obstacles that have historically hampered information and intelligence sharing, not only among law enforcement agencies, but also those agencies providing drug treatment and prevention services. The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) is a part of our demand reduction strategy. The ODMAP program supports public health and public safety entities to track overdoses in real time, recommends strategies for the implementation of a demand reduction strategy and supports investigative efforts of law enforcement and intelligence analysis nationally.


This position is to assist the Director, Deputy Director’s and Human Resources Manager in providing administrative support for the WBHIDTA Management and Coordination Initiative.

  • Serve as the first point of contact for the W/B HIDTA – answer and direct phone calls and emails under the direction of the senior management team;
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms;
  • Organize and schedule appointments for senior management team* Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports;
  • Supporting other applications that consume data warehouse & GIS services such as Case Explorer;
  • Manage all administrative aspects of the ODMAP program;
  • Receive, manage, log all ODMAP teaming agreements;
  • Field calls and schedule demonstrations and meetings with senior management team;
  • Respond to email queries related to system implementation;
  • Coordinate training schedule;
  • Support meeting planning and draft detailed notes;
  • Track meeting follow up and duties/responsibilities of staff members;
  • Update and maintain office policies and procedure, file and distribute to relevant staff members; and
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass National Security background check and obtain a Secret Level security clearance;
  • There is considerable communication, both oral and written skills needed to assure compliance of sensitive and confidential materials; and
  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant within a professional setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED;
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures;
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong organization skills; and
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Excel.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 28, 2018
Posting Date 02/14/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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Supplemental Questions

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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents