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The following opportunities are currently available at The Chertoff Group. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to


Position: Special Assistant

Location:  Washington, DC
Job Function: Operational Support

Job Description:

The Special Assistant will have a proven record of experience in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks, and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. The SA will be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a dynamic office of diverse people and projects.   The SA must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and confidentiality, as well as possess the ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast paced, high pressure environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.  Requires expert written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making and a proactive attention to detail. The SA will have the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by former senior-level government officials who are personally invested in the SA’s career.

Position Responsibilities:

Scheduling and Executive Support

  • Heavy scheduling and calendar management, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives, other assistants and key stakeholders, to coordinate complex and time-sensitive meetings and events
  • Arrange travel schedule and reservations for senior members of the Firm
  • Prioritize and manage multiple administrative and clerical projects simultaneously; follow through on issues in a timely manner
  • Perform light research to prepare executives for meetings

Meeting and Communications Coordination

  • Assist with all aspects of internal meeting management, to include ordering and arranging refreshments or meals; ensuring readiness of required electronic equipment; conference room preparation and clean up; and greeting of external participants
  • Coordinate conference calls; answer phones and direct incoming calls to appropriate parties promptly and efficiently
  • Assist with incoming and outgoing electronic communications, to include supporting the development and distribution of hard copy or email materials to key stakeholders, clients and potential clients
  • Ensure executives’ communication devices (laptops, iPads, telephones and mobile telephones, etc.) are operating securely and appropriately; engage on behalf of executives with IT or telecommunications support staff as needed
  • Manage executives’ Outlook email inbox

Clerical & Organizational Support

  • Maintain well-organized hard copy and electronic records, files and related materials
  • Prepare, or assist with preparation and production of, miscellaneous reports, documents and presentations
  • Proactively assist the Chief of Staff and other personnel with other duties as requested

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Collaborative, team player who has a proven ability to plan, organize, and prioritize job duties with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability while maintaining confidentiality and exercising sound judgment
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Effective telephonic, verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-5 years experience as an administrative assistant with demonstrated excellence in calendar management, including coordination of complex meetings and international travel schedules


  • Competitive compensation based on experience. Generous benefits package.


Position: Internship

Location:  Washington, DC; Menlo Park, CA; New York, NY

The Chertoff Group offers year-round paid internship opportunities to students and recent graduates with interest in pursuing a career at the intersection of cybersecurity, intelligence, technology, and homeland security. To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter to with “Internship” and the date of your application in the subject line of the email.

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“Our principals earned their reputations through direct operational responsibility and demonstrating successful results. By applying that same dedicated ‘hands on’ approach, we are now helping our clients achieve their objectives.”

Michael Chertoff