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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Administrator in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312229

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems and Technology

Group: Security Systems Optimization

Job Description

We are looking for an energetic project administrator to be part of cutting-edge projects that are developing novel artificial intelligence solutions to address our nation’s toughest challenges in energy, science, and national security. This role will:

  • Provide aspects of administrative support to the project administrator and project team. Manages calendar, arranges travel, makes procurements, takes meeting notes, shares notes, and tracks and follows up on action items. Gather information for monthly report and distill input into a single report. Help track Tool Suite actions from proposal to project completion and metric updates. Posts information as requested to Confluence, and other internal media.

  • Support logistics for stakeholder meetings, team events, and special events, e.g. schedules meetings and reviews, creates agendas, schedules conference rooms, supports arranging audio/visual and catering, completes foreign national visit & assignment requests, badging, and travel arrangements, creates & facilitates MURAL boards, post to confluence-Announcement CA live.

  • Process standard forms including purchase requisitions, travel requests, and expense reimbursements. Collects signatures and tracks all requests through completion (receipt of goods, payment, etc.). Supports complex travel for employees and visitors.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Requires a working knowledge of commonly used computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, internal software and internal lab business systems.

  • Selects, adapts and applies standard administrative skills for assigned tasks and known processes

  • Generally independent on daily work with limited supervision.

  • Ability to manage email with a high degree of speed and accuracy

  • Requires the ability to learn & interest to learn new tools. Such as Microsoft Office Suite, internal software and lab business systems. Ability to utilize the full function of Microsoft 365 such as Teams and various other apps.

  • Experience in planning meetings, creating agenda, taking notes, and follow-up on taskers.

  • Utilizes multitasking skill and ability to work with a project team.

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: National Security

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: Security Strategy & Analysis

Opening Date: 2021-06-09

Closing Date: 2021-06-14