Administrative Specialist - Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO), Washington D.C. Area


About the organization

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.


Tetra Tech International Development Services (, headquartered in Arlington, VA has an immediate opening for an Administrative Specialist for the Clean Cities Blue Ocean (CCBO) project. This position will be based in the Washington, D.C. area.
The CCBO activity is a five-year, $48 million initiative of USAID which will serve as USAID's flagship program to target ocean plastics directly at their source in cities and towns. The project works to prevent ocean plastic pollution by building capacity and commitment for Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling (3Rs) and solid waste management (SWM) in urban and peri-urban settings, particularly in riverine and coastal areas. CCBO works with multiple USAID missions on country-specific implementation of national and local activities, and with USAID/Washington on global-level activities.
The role of the CCBO Administrative Specialist will be to provide administrative support to the project staff. They will coordinate with the Admin and Finance Manager and the Tetra Tech/ARD business office on administrative and operational support tasks.


Essential Qualifications and Competencies:
* Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Business Management or a related field required;
* Minimum of 2 years of administrative and project coordination experience required;
* Very high level of proficiency in MS Office applications;
* Very high level of reliability and follow-through;
* Very strong intercultural, interpersonal, and communication skills;
* Demonstrable very strong organizational skills and high attention to detail;
* Must be comfortable in a fast paced and sometimes intense work environment;
* Must be an energetic and enthusiastic collaborative team player;
* U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is mandatory.

Application instructions

To be considered applicants must submit a cover letter and CV in reverse chronological format as part of the on-line process. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

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