Job Description

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Action Officer

The Opportunity:

In order to perform effectively to achieve their mission, organizations need help coordinating processes, communicating requirements, and developing innovative solutions. Whether fulfilling an immediate task, recognizing a mission gap and recommending a solution, or flexing to support an emerging requirement, our clients need a consultant who will take the time to learn the complexities of their mission and become a strong member of the team. That is why we need you, an experienced Action Officer who can analyze every aspect of your customer's operations and provide high-quality mission support.

As part of our team, you'll serve as a strategic Action Officer to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), helping oversee the creation and execution of advanced government-funded research and development programs.

As an Action Officer, you will be responsible for managing incoming requirements, ensuring that the task guidance is clear, communicating to the team responsible for completing the task, and drafting responses or documents in support of technical taskers. You will also be readily available to shift your focus to fulfill emerging client requests. Your attention to detail, flexibility, communication skills, understanding of the client mission, and problem solving will enable the mission's success.

As an Action Officer, you will work closely with a high-performing, fast-paced team to support senior government executives and Program Manager clients. You will lead tasks in a variety of areas, including tracking important milestones or actions, including technical details of programs. You’ll prioritize work by considering its risk, importance, urgency, and potential business, organizational, and client implications. You’ll interact with clients, government officials, and other executives in various sectors. You’ll draft, write, and edit reports, briefs, correspondence and other documents. You’ll laisse and coordinate meetings with key internal and external stakeholders 

This is a chance to broaden your experience in R&D while making an impact with your consulting expertise. This position is located in Arlington, VA.

Work with us as we help technology for the warfighter evolve.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • Experience in interacting and communicating with senior level executives, including SES or GS-15
  • Experience working with technical staff or engineers
  • Experience with using MS Office, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to manage a team and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple short- and long-term projects
  • Ability to identify and manage client expectations, develop clear objectives and deadlines, and communicate taskers on behalf of agency leadership
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail and display diligent adherence to deadlines and deliverables
  • Secret clearance
  • HS Diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience working in the front office in a government R&D environment
  • Experience with the military or DoD
  • Experience in supporting a DoD front office
  • Experience in event planning and coordination
  • Possession of exceptional project management and organizational skills
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including spelling and grammar skills
  • TS/SCI clearance


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $54,000.00 to $123,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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