Location: Seattle, Washington
Post date: May 31, 2024
Contract Position: Program Assistant
Annual Compensation: $80,000-$105,000 per annum
Closing date: Open until filled


The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program1 seeks to reduce the production, smuggling, distribution, and use of illegal drugs adversely affecting the United States. In furtherance of this, Northwest HIDTA promotes collaboration by and between federal, state, local, and tribal agencies to identify and address established priorities. The approach to reducing the drug threat — and its harmful effects — is diverse and achieved, in part, through operational law enforcement efforts, intelligence gathering and sharing, prevention and treatment programs, and education and training initiatives.

Northwest HIDTA seeks a well-qualified program assistant to work closely with the management team and stakeholders alike to accomplish a wide range of administrative related functions. The incumbent will further the program’s mission by providing a high-level of organizational and operational support.

The program assistant position is that of an independent contractor. Continued employment is at the discretion of Northwest HIDTA’s executive director, evaluated yearly, and contingent on government grant funding.


  • Directly support the day-to-day activities of various staff.
  • Prepare, organize, and disseminate memoranda and other material.
  • Process paperwork, maintain confidential records, and manage the filing and retention of other files and correspondence.
  • Accurately input differing data into the appropriate systems.
  • Ensure data integrity through regular reconciliations and audits of various databases.
  • Review for accuracy and organize requests submitted by partner agencies.
  • Plan and support meetings.
  • Order office supplies and other items, schedule deliveries, and serve as liaison with building management and others.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by a supervisor.