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Administrative Specialist IV - Material Engineering Division Office

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 103946
Job Code: Administrative Specialist IV (405.4)
Date Posted: June 29 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an Administrative Specialist IV to provide a full range of advanced and diverse administrative duties in support of the Division Office. You will work as an integral team member with other MED administrative staff in supporting the full range of responsibilities of the organization. You will perform a combination of difficult and complex administrative functions with multiple components and conflicting priorities, which require independent judgment and follow through.  You will act as a resource with proactive responsibility for the daily operational activities of assigned administrative functions. This position is in the Materials Engineering Division Office (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties

- Provide advanced administrative support to MED Division Superintendents and overall management in the Division.
- Serve as primary internal training portal coordinator for Division to ensure compliance with organizational and institutional requirements, course completions, and training questionnaires.
- Serve as primary Division Timekeeper, which includes monitoring employee time entries and distribution of notifications.
- Serve as primary personnel action (PAS) initiator for Division.
- Represent Division management in daily administrative matters to gather, clarify, coordinate, and disseminate information, which will require working closely with internal and external customers.
- Independently assess and respond to inquiries, prioritize actions, follow-up and ensure resolution on a wide variety of issues.  May serve on administrative special projects.
- Establish and maintain complex databases, spreadsheets, and reports for the Engineering Directorate. Coordinate daily administrative operations for task responsibilities specific to MED, making decisions of moderate to high impact on day-to-day operations.
- Manage complex and confidential calendars with authority to commit time and independently set priorities and resolve scheduling conflicts.
- Perform other duties as assigned.


- Advanced administrative experience, with accurate keyboarding, editing, grammar, and proofreading skills.
- Advanced organizational skills and experience working under minimal supervision, in a multitask environment of rapidly changing priorities, deadlines, and frequent interruptions.
- Experience researching, interpreting, formulating recommendations, and applying related policies and procedures and demonstrated ability to be proactive to meet programmatic needs and requirements while tracking, compiling, and monitoring data.
- Demonstrated advanced communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with a diverse workforce and represent the organization with all levels of management, internal and external to the Laboratory, using tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
- Advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills to anticipate, identify, and independently recommend appropriate actions and solutions to complex administrative problems.
- Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and flexible, exercising a high degree of discretion and mature judgment in handling business sensitive and/or classified information or official use only (OUO) information, as well as personnel interactions.
- Advanced computer skills and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, FileMaker Pro, Entrust, Adobe Acrobat, and the ability to learn new software quickly.
- Experience arranging complex domestic and foreign travel.

Desired Qualifications

- Knowledge of the Laboratory’s LITE, LEAP, LAPIS, LHIRE, LTRAIN, Cliqbook, ePay, and eCaps systems.
- Knowledge of the Issues Tracking System.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. 


Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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