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Research Application Tracking Specialist

Akima, LLC
Washington, DC 20004
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Tuvli, an Akima Company,is dedicated to providing our customers with superior, integrated technology and program support services and solutions. Our systems engineering, information technology, information assurance, program support and project management staff work closely with customers to ensure that our solutions are directly aligned with their business processes and desired program outcomes. We emphasize affordability, and delivering the best value for technology investments. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our companys profits go back to our 14,300 Iupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.


  • Check the Research Application Tracking System (RATS) daily, and complete all tasks in the system.

  • Create new user accounts, reset passwords, and perform system administrator functions in RATS.

  • Assist in training new RATS users.

  • Support the upcoming software redevelopment of RATS, including through drafting responses for the development team, and following up on tasks identified in meetings with the MSR team and the RATS developers.

  • Assist with migration to the new RATS system.

  • Assist in the review of all incoming MSR applications for U.S. scientists to conduct research abroad in RATS (approximately 350 annually), ensuring they are complete with all requisite materials.

  • Facilitate exchanges of information via email and phone calls between U.S. scientists and posts needed to ensure that MSR consent from foreign governments is obtained. This includes providing support to posts to help resolve issues and ameliorate unfavorable responses.

  • Assist in the review of all incoming MSR applications for foreign scientists to conduct research in waters under U.S. jurisdiction, ensuring they are complete with all requisite material.

  • Schedule coordination meetings with U.S. government officials from eleven agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Homeland Defense.

  • Draft MSR consent letters for signature by the Marine Scientific Research Coordinator.

  • Update all points of contact at U.S. posts abroad in the RATS database.

  • Update and maintain a public-facing State Department website with current information regarding the MSR policies and procedures for all coastal states.

  • Monitor incoming email traffic to the Marine Science collective, assisting with responses and follow up actions needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance

  • Preferred background in marine science and/or international relations.

  • Previous experience assisting with or working on project management teams, including cloud-based software development projects.

  • At least 2 years of experience in a general office environment, preferably within the Federal Government or the Department of State

  • Proficient with standard software, including Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), the use of standard office equipment, and the ability to learn and work with other software and database applications.

  • Capable of managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with competing priorities; able to produce results with tight deadlines in a high volume, fast-paced work environment.

  • Strong writing and oral communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills needed to maintain effective liaison with other State Department offices and embassies, foreign embassy contacts, other U.S. Government agencies, and academic research communities.

  • Strong ability to have a flexible, team-oriented approach to work.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service.

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We arean equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima.com or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website.

Please do not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the status of your job application.

In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistancewiththe online application.

Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-07
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