Careers

Ascendant has ongoing recruitment for qualified candidates for the positions listed below. Ascendant is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your resume to careers@ascendantps.com

Research Analyst (USTDA)

Ascendant has ongoing recruitment for qualified candidates for full-time Research Analyst positions linked to a five-year contract that we hold with the U.S. Trade & Development Agency. Our Research Analysts perform substantive research, analytical, evaluation, and administrative support functions for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency’ work in emerging markets worldwide.  

This position is based in Arlington, VA and is metro accessible (Rosslyn). Remote telework flexibility is offered in the current environment.

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years professional experience in a similar capacity

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred

  • Ideal candidates will have education backgrounds and interests in International Relations, International Development, Public Policy, International Trade, Economics, Technology, and other related fields of study

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Foreign language skills are a plus; French, Portuguese, Spanish, and/or Arabic skills are desired

  • Ability to conduct sophisticated research using numerous resources

  • Ability to compile and analyze data and provide recommendations based upon statistical analysis

  • Ability to analyze programs and processes to determine effectiveness

  • Ability to operate independently to complete tasks and succeed in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office Tools including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel

  • Proficiency in conducting internet research, as well as utilizing databases

  • Must be detail-oriented and be able to format professional-grade documents for public dissemination

  • Must have strong writing skills to draft and edit reports, briefing books, letters and other forms of correspondence

  • High degree of organization and time-management skills

  • Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility and the ability to multitask

  • Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret level security clearance with the U.S. Government. A public trust background check with U.S. Government must be completed prior to starting work.

GPI Research Analyst (USTDA)

Ascendant is currently recruiting qualified candidates for a full-time Research Analyst position linked to a five-year contract that we hold with the U.S. Trade & Development Agency. The Research Analyst will perform substantive research, analytical, evaluation, and administrative support functions for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s Global Procurement Initiative. Launched in 2013, the GPI helps public procurement officials in emerging economies establish practices and policies that utilize life-cycle cost analysis and best-value determinations to understand the total cost of ownership of public sector investments.  

 

This position is based in Arlington, VA and is metro accessible (Rosslyn). Remote telework flexibility is offered in the current environment.

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years professional experience in a similar capacity

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred

  • Ideal candidates will have education backgrounds and interests in International Relations, International Development, Public Policy, International Trade, Economics, Technology, and other related fields of study

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Spanish and/or Portuguese foreign language skills are desired

  • Ability to conduct sophisticated research using numerous resources

  • Ability to compile and analyze data and provide recommendations based upon statistical analysis

  • Ability to analyze programs and processes to determine effectiveness

  • Ability to operate independently to complete tasks and succeed in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office Tools including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel

  • Proficiency in conducting internet research, as well as utilizing databases

  • Must be detail-oriented and be able to format professional-grade documents for public dissemination

  • Must have strong writing skills to draft and edit reports, briefing books, letters and other forms of correspondence

  • High degree of organization and time-management skills

  • Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility and the ability to multitask

  • Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret level security clearance with the U.S. Government. A public trust background check with U.S. Government must be completed prior to starting work.

Construction Carpenter 

Ascendant is recruiting experienced carpenters to support Federal construction programs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Our carpenters are involved in every aspect of our construction projects. Their understanding of how it all comes together, focus on customer mission, and quality workmanship ensures that our projects achieve objectives and are completed safely, on schedule, and on budget.

These positions are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area including the Baltimore-Washington corridor and Northern Virginia.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in rough and finish carpentry; commercial office and Government facility renovation experience preferred

  • Ability to review project plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required

  • General knowledge of all trades and their interaction to efficiently work on the project

  • Ability to diagnose and creatively solve problems and challenges inherent in multiple trade construction projects

  • Ability to operate both independently and in a team environment to complete tasks and succeed in a fast-paced environment

  • Good writing and communication skills

  • Focus on Safety for the individual, crew, project participants, building occupants, and public

  • Secret clearance or above

  • Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license

Construction Electrician (US)

Ascendant is recruiting experienced electricians to support Federal construction programs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Our electricians play a critical role on our teams; their focus on customer mission and quality workmanship ensures that our projects achieve objectives and are completed safely, on schedule, and on budget. Positions are subject to Davis-Bacon Act with hourly compensation dependent on project site location.

These positions are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area including the Baltimore-Washington corridor and Northern Virginia.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience installing electrical systems (conduit & wire, lighting, panels, fire alarm, etc.)

  • Journeyman’s License or equivalent; Master’s preferred

  • General knowledge of major distribution system components such as switchgear, transformers, panels, UPS, and related systems

  • Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and solve problems and challenges inherent in multiple trade construction projects

  • Ability to operate both independently and in a team environment to complete tasks and succeed in a fast-paced environment

  • Good writing and communication skills

  • Focus on safety for the individual, crew, project participants, building occupants, and public

  • Secret clearance or above

  • Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license