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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Administrator- Project Hire in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310288

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Division: Project Management Office

Group: Project Management Office

Job Description

¿ Project Hire: This assignment will end on or about June 1 2020, however, upon continued need and mutual consideration this assignment could extend up to one year in total duration.

  • Performs administrative and office support activities.

  • Duties may include managing schedules, emails, and travel, fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and filing.

  • More specific duties depending on discipline may also include development of required documentation and fielding questions from internal or external stakeholders.

  • Work with Communications and IT administrative team to meet all organizational needs and deadlines.

  • Staying abreast of your manager’s involvement in daily issues; ensuring that meetings and action items are addressed in a timely manner

  • Completing tasks and assignments as identified by the Division Director and other line managers that range from routine to complex. Supervision will vary from direct to minimal.

  • The position requires a high energy level and tolerance for a complex, dynamic and demanding work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

High school education and 3-5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience required.

Must be able to demonstrate proficient use of standard office equipment; demonstrate proficient use of MS Office Suite; prioritize work, and coordinate calendars/schedules; be responsible for commitments and action items.

Must understand office support functions and possess the ability to apply procedures, work independently, and direct workflow of others as appropriate and effectively. Must be able to identify potential administrative problems/areas for continuous improvement and recommend solutions.

Must be able to use discretion and good judgment; independently make decisions; positively interact with a wide-variety of PNNL staff and clients of all levels; resolve and/or advise management on a wide range of administrative issues; provide training and guidance to less senior or new staff when necessary. Excellent communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of departmental and company policies, procedures and practices. Provides suggestions for process improvements.

  • Coordinates complex travel for employees and visitors.

  • May recommend process improvements and innovations for the Directorate or Group.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: Project Management Office

Opening Date: 2020-01-07

Closing Date: 2020-01-28