Investigative Assistant/Coordinator

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 Investigative Assistant/Coordinator
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 10547z
Recruit Number Staff - 8570
Working Hours
Location Other
Other Location Hanover, MD
Pay Band Payband 3
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Investigative Assistant/Coordinator

The George Mason University Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), housed within the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, invites applications for an Investigative Assistant/Coordinator to work in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) 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 Investigative Assistant/Coordinator will perform skilled clerical work, and provide general administrative support to the law enforcement initiatives supervisor. The individual will be responsible for assisting with maintaining financial and investigative records and facilitating communication among initiatives. This position requires someone who is motivated, able to prioritize work assignments as they come in, and capable of working without supervision.

Administrative/operations support duties which includes but is not limited to:

  • Track task force officer vehicle and overtime. Oversee accountability with the Group Supervisor to ensure no officer goes over the GS 12 Step 1 for federal overtime reimbursement;
  • Ensure timekeeping records of all Task Force Officers assigned to the group;
  • Oversee the day to day operation of the imitative. To include but not limited to ordering supplies, answering phones and typing correspondence;
  • Work with the Technical Support Unit to ensure all requests to purchase equipment, supplies and or services all meet the fiduciary, HIDTA and participating agency guidelines;
  • Coordinate travel and reimbursement arrangements;
  • Collect and process case statistics and data using DEA and HIDTA programming systems such as CAST, NADDIS, IMPACT, Case Explorer and PMP;
  • Responsible for serving as liaison between local, State and Federal Participating Law Enforcement agencies; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Must be able to pass National Security background check and obtain a Top-Secret Level security clearance;
  • Good research skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle time sensitive assignments; and
  • Ability to work with various law enforcement agencies and officers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of policies and procedures for HIDTA and Law Enforcement agencies;
  • Be computer literate, have good written and oral communication skills;
  • Good research skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle time sensitive assignments;
  • Ability to work with various law enforcement agencies and officers;
  • Experience in Law Enforcement Administration; and
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook.
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 Documents

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