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RightDirection Technology Solutions LLC Program Assistant in Washington, District Of Columbia

Program Assistant

Washington, DC (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Washington+DC)


RDTS is seeking a Program Assistant to support the Foreign Service Board of Examiners office with the U.S. Dept of State in Washington, D.C.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for scheduling and rescheduling FS candidates for oral assessments (OA) process, to include providing guidance to candidates on assessment rules and regulations; guidance to candidates and Assessors on scheduling; and preparation of test materials.

  • Input medical, security and other information related to employment in REETA software for FS Specialist applicants, including Medical Specialist applicants.

  • Compile and prepare assessment materials and submit to applicants.

  • Manage the oral assessment process both virtual and in-person for Foreign Service Specialist applicants to include providing guidance to candidates on the assessment rules and regulations.

  • Interact with Specialist applicants to administer online and case management exercises.

  • Initiate, cancel, and release security applications using the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigation Processing (eQIP). Troubleshoot application errors with applicants for Diplomatic Security.

  • Prepare successful Specialist applicant files to be forward to the Registrar’s Office.

  • Archive unsuccessful applicant files into REETA in accordance with office standard operating procedures.

  • Input medical and security information for Generalist candidates related to employment in the REETA Liaise with DS representatives for processing of candidates who pass the oral assessment.

  • Brief Lead Program Assistant on the status of daily work assignments.

  • Assist with FS Generalist and other FS Specialist candidate assessments as needed.

  • Assist Assessors with special projects as needed.

  • Travel no more than twice a year to cities within the U.S. for periods ranging from two weeks to up to one month at a time in support of assessments conducted outside of Washington, DC.

  • Telework from home when the US government is closed due to inclement weather or other emergency situations.

  • Serve as receptionist at front desk during assessments.

  • Assist with training of incoming (new) support staff.

  • Cross-train in Office of Evaluation functions to assist with minimum qualifications reviews as needed Perform other ancillary duties as needed.


  • Active Security Clearance

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Professional interpersonal skills

  • Organized

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player

  • Previous State Dept experience desired

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.