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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Administrator in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311513

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Advanced Computing, Math and Data

Group: Data Sciences and Machine Intelligence

Job Description

The Advanced Computing, Mathematics & Data Division within the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate (PCSD) seeks a highly motivated and dedicated individual to provide administrative support to the Data Sciences and Machine Intelligence Group. The individual in this position serves as an information resource and central point-of-contact for staff and visitors. This administrative position provides support to the group’s management team as well as a variety of scientists and projects. The successful applicant will also interact frequently with PNNL work-based learning representatives, safety representatives, move coordinators, laboratory managers, external collaborators, and sponsors.

This position offers a wide diversity of assignments. The administrator chosen for it will need to be flexible, able to multi-task, and team with others to ensure workflow, tasks, and support, and be able to prioritize and accomplish the assigned tasks within set deadlines. Duties include:

Function as a resource for routine and non-routine administrative issues regarding procedures, forms, and formats. Give appropriate guidance to staff on PNNL policies and procedures.

  • Prepare, proofread and edit written correspondence and documents.

  • Coordinate group events, off-sites and activities; including coordination of all logistics for event/meeting. Plan Meetings. Prepare agendas for staff or team meetings, publishe minutes and action items and follows up on delegated actions.

  • Interface with group staff and sponsors. Process high volume of standard forms, including awards, purchase requisitions, expense reimbursement, and personnel requisitions. Collect signatures and track all requests through completion (receipt of goods, payment, etc.).

  • Initiate and track technical documentation flow, including Information Release submissions and updates, maintain the tracking spreadsheet, submit to journals, coordinate revisions and resubmissions with authors/co-authors.

  • Coordinate complex travel for employees and visitors.

  • Potentially recommend process improvements and innovations for the Directorate, Division or Group.

Minimum Qualifications


  • High School Diploma 3-5 years’ experience in an administrative environment, or combination of education and experience.

  • Experience in planning meetings and coordinating travel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Ability to work well in teams as well as independently, and capability to maintain effective working relationships at all levels with staff, external collaborators, and sponsors.

  • Advanced skills using MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment, with customer service focus.

  • Knowledge of Battelle financial/business systems and charging guidelines.

  • Demonstrated strong work ethic and high level of productivity with minimal oversight.

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, exercise sound judgment and strong customer service orientation.

  • Proven organizational skills with an ability to think proactively and take initiative.

  • Experience coordinating project visits, interviews, meetings, conferences, etc.

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 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.

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sci's

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: Data Sci & Machine Intelligenc

Opening Date: 2021-01-09

Closing Date: 2021-01-23