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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Administrator in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311882

Directorate: Energy and Environment Directorate

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Applied Decision Systems and Analytics

Job Description

Seeking a tech savvy administrator to join our team: come improve the security and sustainability of our nation’s energy systems.

  • The incumbent will accept assignments from the administrators, specialists, and research staff within the technical group and work to complete those tasks with direction, in a team environment, or independently, as the specific task requires. The incumbent is expected to take the initiative in completing routine assignments to ensure smooth operations. Routine decisions may be made independently, while non-routine decisions will be made under the guidance of the management or specialist and done within the framework of established PNNL policies and procedures.

  • Making travel arrangements, submitting Advance Travel Requests (ATR) and completing expense reports.

  • Creating and/or updating Information Release forms.

  • Arranging shipment of documents and equipment.

  • Providing back-up support to Project Coordinators and Group Administrators as needed.

  • Assisting with meeting preparation (catering, room set-up, printing materials such as badges, table tents, etc.)

  • Processing visitors through PNNL’s various internal systems according to applicable policies and procedures.

  • Procurement of various items using the Purchase Card and via Business-to-Business orders.

  • Typing, editing, and distributing documents, reports, correspondence, articles, presentation summaries, agendas, and forms.

  • Creating and maintaining procedural documents.

  • Setting up user accounts for collaborative software systems

  • Working with workflow tools to status project work activities

  • Arranging meetings and creating agendas for project staff.

  • Maintaining general and project files of all records using the HP Records Management System.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and 2+ years’ experience in a clerical or administrative environment, or combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technology savvy, able to quickly learn new systems accurately and effectively.

  • Proficient use of standard office equipment and tools such as MS Office 365 Suite, Excel, Word, Teams, Sharepoint.

  • The ability to prioritize work, coordinate calendars/schedules, and meet commitments and action items.

  • Understanding office support functions, possessing the ability to effectively apply procedures and working with minimal supervision.

  • Discretion and good judgement about processing/disclosing sensitive or confidential information.

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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: Applied Dec Syst & Analytics

Opening Date: 2021-04-07

Closing Date: 2021-04-13