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Administrative Support Assistant

Administrative Support Assistant (GS-0303-08)


The Administrative Support Assistant is located throughout the United States, and the position is responsible for ensuring the overall operations and success of the Service Center and its Division offices. The positions are integral in the overall management, delivery, and coordination of administrative activities in support of mission delivery operations. 


The Administrative Support Assistant positions provide critical mission support performing all administrative matters of budget, personnel, travel, time and attendance, procurement, property, inventory, fleet management, administrative policy, audits, and internal controls for all offices and personnel within the respective Service Center. Conducts safety support operations including performance of internal checks and pre-approval process controls for on time and attendance; travel, fleet, facilities management; property and supply inventory accountability; procurement execution; and budget reconciliation within the appropriate system, application, or data record, to include report preparation, data entry and financial analysis. Carries out a variety of administrative and office management operational, non-technical safety activities, as needed due to staffing and/or workload demands.

Essential skills of Administrative Support Assistant are:

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing. 
  • Influencer, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking skills
  • Experience providing office support 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite Software programs 


New Administrative Support Assistants can expect to benefit from a hands-on training program, which will include the Department of Transportation Learning Module, Talent Management training modules, On the Job Training, and additional field training involving learning from an experienced Administrative Support Assistant and others in a supportive environment.

Why work for the FMCSA? 

FMCSA offers a variety of career opportunities and career advancement in one of our many field locations or at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. An Enforcement Program Clerk is a support position that helps to maintain business continuity to ensure the agency meets its mission and goal of keeping our roads safe.  

The federal government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring and advancement in the federal government are based on qualifications and job performance. All qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors.