Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Administrative Specialist IV

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Operations and Business Office
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106760
Job Code: Administrative Specialist IV (405.4)
Date Posted: February 10 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Administrative Specialist IV.  You will perform a wide range of complex and difficult administrative assignments in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions and conflicting priorities.  This position is in the Project Management Office (PMO).

Essential Duties
- Act as Administrative point of contact for department office and represent management in daily interactions and administrative matters to gather, clarify, and disseminate information and coordinate activities; respond on their behalf on administrative matters to all levels of management, both internal and external to the Laboratory.
- Participate in implementing administrative procedures within organization.
- Plan, organize, and coordinate internal/external meetings, training, workshops, employee events, and high-level visits, including processing clearances and badge requests, agendas, hospitality, accommodations and meeting locations, administrative escorts, and tours.
- Serve as a resource interpreting policies and procedures and communicating information.
- Generate correspondence, and/or administrative material of sensitive nature, on own initiative for management’s signature.
- Coordinate, select, and compile information from various sources for complex reports and presentations.
- Establish and maintain complex databases, spreadsheets, and tracking systems.
- Manage complex and confidential calendars by independently determining scheduling priorities, committing and managing time, and coordinating multiple attendees.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Advanced administrative knowledge and experience of office procedures, techniques and methods, including accurate keyboarding, editing, use of grammar and proofreading skills.
- Proven problem solving and decision-making skills to anticipate, identify, and independently recommend appropriate actions and solutions to complex administrative problems.
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, and follow through.
- Experience working in a multi-task environment of rapidly changing priorities, deadlines, and frequent interruptions; ability to independently determine and set priorities and goals.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with a diverse workforce and represent the department with all levels of management, internal and external to the Laboratory, using tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
- Ability to be flexible and exercise a high degree of discretion and mature judgment in  in handling sensitive and complex issues.
- Advanced computer software skills and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, database, and calendaring software, and the ability to learn new software quickly.
- Experience working effectively as a team member as well as independently.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.