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Career Path | Eligibility | Benefits

Career Path

Administrative support positions involve a wide range of quasi-investigative and analytical support duties, supervisory responsibilities and/or a variety of administrative support tasks. These positions involve skills that are typically gained through progressively responsible experience. Clerical support positions involve typing, filing, answering telephones and other support assistance for technical, administrative and professional personnel. These positions require training, experience or a working knowledge related to the tasks.

Listed below is a sampling of position titles and responsibilities (this is not an inclusive listing):

    Administrative Support
  • Administrative Officer
  • Administrative Support Coordinator
  • Resident Administrative Manager
  • Resident Agency Administrator
  • Supervisory Administrative Specialist
  • Supervisory Support Coordinator
  • Support Specialist

Basic Eligibility


To be considered for Administrative Support and Clerical Support positions you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Pass a drug test (urinalysis)
  • Certify you have registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, or certify you are exempt from having to do so under selective service law
  • Qualify for a Top Secret clearance and undergo a complete background investigation. Some positions require successful completion of a polygraph and/or medical examination.
  • The Secret Service prohibits employees from having visible body markings (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand and fingers (any area below the wrist bone). If you have visible body markings, you will be required to medically remove such visible body markings at your own expense prior to entering on duty with the Secret Service.



In addition to federal employee benefits, Administrative Support and Clerical Support position benefits also include:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Low-cost life insurance
  • Individual or family membership in low-cost federal health benefit plans
  • Annual leave earned at the rate of 13 to 26 days per year, based on length of employment (prior federal civilian or military service is credited, as authorized)
  • Sick leave accumulated at the rate of 13 days per year without limit
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive retirement benefits (retirement credit is granted for prior federal military or government service, as authorized)
  • Eligibility for participation in Flexible Spending Account Program (a tax-favored program offered to employees to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars)


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