Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Title: Office Administrator
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: No
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Portage, Inc., is a technically diverse company providing consulting and project execution services to clients on their environmental, engineering, and infrastructure projects. Since its establishment in Idaho Falls in 1992, Portage has completed over $1.2 billion of projects focused primarily on investigations, remedial/response actions, and removal of radiological, hazardous, and toxic waste for federal, state, tribal, and local governments and private industry clients. Portage is ISO9001 certified and has an active NQA-1 compliant Quality Assurance Program. Portage is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with satellite offices throughout the country. On January 20, 2017, Portage, Inc., was acquired by North Wind Group.


The Administrative Assistant shall support the program management team with development and completion of project reporting, purchasing & procurement efforts, as well as other common administrative tasks.


  • Use established systems to provide weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Use established systems to provide cost reports.
  • Provide purchasing support for the project.


  • Development of submittals, including project deliverables and records.
  • Provide administrative office support to the program management team as needed.
  • Updating project documents as directed.


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (two) – five (5) years of recent administrative support experience.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management, staff, and client.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and make decisions, exercise good judgment, work under pressure, work with minimal supervision and prioritize workload.

Special Requirements:

  • Must pass pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug testing.
  • Must have a valid driver license.
  • Ability to pass U.S. Government employment background check and acquire U.S. Government Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credential card.


  • Knowledge and understanding of Project Controls EVMS processes preferred.
  • Knowledge of general account aspects preferred.
  • Experience in performing procurement duties in a business environment.
  • Experience in performing administrative duties in a business environment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The required duties of this job are consistent with an office atmosphere, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is often required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.


Work will be performed in an office environment. Occasional visits to project sites may be required.

    North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

    North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

    Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.