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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Event Coordinator (Project Coordinator) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311961

Directorate: National Security Directorate

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group: Operational Readiness & Assurance

Job Description

PNNL’s National Security Directorate (NSD) provides tools, technologies, and training to prevent and counter acts of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction WMD by helping the United States secure sources and borders. Experts in NSD directly support many of the Department of Energy (DOE) and other government departments’ critical national security operations, including safeguards and security, cyber security, emergency response, and counterintelligence. Within NSD, experts in the Operational Systems & Technology group address many of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) critical national security operations providing innovative concepts that integrate policy, analytics, science, and technology into unique solutions. Our collaborative environment and commitment to work/life balance makes PNNL an ideal place to advance your career, challenge yourself, and make a difference in the world.

Come join us at one of the Department of Energy’s premier national labs where we drive science and technology into innovative solutions for national security.

  • Assists in daily coordination of project(s) including preparing and maintaining project plans, budgets, and staffing requirements.

  • Tracks progress and identifies/resolves obstacles; communicates to internal and external clients.

  • Prepares purchase requisitions (PRs) and tracks procurements and service contracts throughout lifecycle.

  • Supports business office in setting up financial structures, work breakdown structures, and maintains financial integrity.

  • May perform some administrative tasks such and arranging meetings, developing agendas and preparing progress reports.

The Office of Radiological Security (ORS) is seeking an event coordinator to support the program’s training and workshop activities in both its international and domestic engagement efforts. The incumbent will arrange and contract the full range of logistics support for the various training, workshop, and meeting activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and coordinate with ORS Regional Project Managers (RPMs), Project Managers, and Portfolio Managers to ensure needed logistical support is arranged for programmatic events;

  • Manage day-to-day operations and oversight of event activities in accordance with the expectation of the project team;

  • Prepare statements of work in coordination with the project team to provide for logistics and interpretation activities. Work with logistics contractors to identify event venues that meet the needs of the event. Coordinate with contracts specialists to ensure timely completion of the contracting process in time to support the scheduled event;

  • Interface and coordinate with other National Laboratories, contractor personnel, inter-agency and foreign governmental officials in support of event activities;

  • Manage/delegate the preparation of materials for the event, with duplicating and shipping offices. Coordinate with points of contact to ensure delivery or preparation of event materials;

  • Coordinate with travel SMEs and the travel office to arrange travel for event participants, as needed; and

  • Manage/delegate required export control checks for event participants, according to requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and up to 2+ years of relevant experience, or advanced degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with PNNL business office requirements for conducting events;

  • Experience interacting with international stakeholders;

  • Ability to support high-level sponsors on-site during programmatic events;

  • Knowledge of contracting principles; and

  • Understanding of the objectives and goals of DOE’s Office of the Global Material Security.

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

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • On occasion, foreign travel may be required. Hazards associated with foreign travel safety and security will apply.

  • The incumbent will be expected to work flexible hours to accommodate time zone differences associated with the location of event participants.

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: National Security

Job Category: Managers

Group: Progmatic Evnt Mgmt & Coord 2

Opening Date: 2021-04-07

Closing Date: 2021-04-14