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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Contracting Professional, Associate in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310039

Directorate: Business Services

Division: Financial Planning and Business Services

Job Description

  • Provides solutions to a variety of problems of limited scope and complexity. Arrives at solutions by following defined policies and procedures.

  • Learns to use professional concepts; limited use and/or application of financial and accounting principles, theories and concepts. Applies existing methods to well defined problems. Has ability to think creatively and is mentally flexible. Analyzes and interprets financial/accounting data and reports results.

  • Manages personal work. Follows standard financial and accounting practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.

  • Contact with others is primarily internal. May give task direction to other nonexempt staff. Works effectively as a team member.

  • Conducts work under direction of senior staff. Forms relationship with mentor.

This position is a rotational assignment responsible for providing contractual or business and financial support to a variety of departments within Business Services Directorate (BSD) as prescribed by the Manager of Business Development and Analysis to fulfill a developmental training program for staff merging into permanent positions within BSD. Duties will vary with the specific assignment; however, the following is a representative list of responsibilities:

Contracting Focus

  • Supporting day-to-day operations in acquisitions of goods or service and sales contracting

  • Planning and development of Requests for Proposals (RFP)

  • RFP evaluation, negotiation, award and administration of resulting contracts

  • Responsible for securing the best balance of price, quality, delivery and services available

  • Responsible for adherence to and communication of contractual policies, guidelines procedures and regulations

  • Works with various internal customers as well as contractors and sponsors

  • Adept at learning and applying skills in contractual systems and tools

Accounting/Finance Focus

  • Supporting day-to-day operations in accounting, budgeting and analysis

  • Account reconciliations and problem analysis/resolution

  • Performs basic and complex financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting and reporting

  • Project proposal preparation which could include cost estimate preparation or review

  • Responsible for adherence to and communication of business policies and procedures

  • Preparation of both periodic and ad-hoc financial reports for both internal and external customers

  • Troubleshooting one-of-a-kind problems and developing process improvements

  • Adept at learning and applying skills in various business, financial systems and tools

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business field

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word is desired

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

Directorate: Business Services

Job Category: Finance/Accounting/Auditing

Group: EBSD/PCSD Business Office

Opening Date: 2019-10-29

Closing Date: 2020-01-27