Administrative Specialist - Nondestructive Evaluation Group

Livermore, California, US
May 31, 2024
Posting live until
Jun 20, 2024

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$35.98 - $43.67 Hourly

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for an Administrative Specialist to support our Nondestructive Evaluation groups.Underlimited supervision, you will perform a full range of complex administrative assignments in a dynamic and fast paced environment with critical deadlines, frequent interruptions, and conflicting priorities. This position is in the Materials Engineering Division (MED) within the Engineering Directorate.

You will

  • Represent management in daily matters to gather, clarify, and disseminate information and coordinate activities; respond on their behalf to administrative matters to all levels of management.
  • Manage complex calendars; independently determine scheduling priorities, committing and managing time, and coordinating and scheduling of multiple attendees.
  • Coordinate, select, and compile data from various sources, and prepare complex reports and presentations.
  • Collaborate with division office in support of hiring, onboarding, and off-boarding processes for NDE internal and external hires.
  • Screen telephone calls, independently answer inquiries, make appropriate referrals, follow through on requests; review, prioritize and disseminate incoming mail.
  • Coordinate external visits, including verification of security clearances, preparation of agenda, badging, and information dissemination.
  • Generate correspondence and compose administrative material of a sensitive nature for signature.
  • Interpret policies and procedures, formulate recommendations, and establish procedures for the functional work unit. Establish and maintain databases, spreadsheets, and tracking/filing systems.
  • Arrange travel and itineraries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Administrative knowledge and experience including accurate keyboarding, editing, grammar, and proofreading skills; advanced knowledge of office procedures, techniques, and methods.
  • Excellent organizational skills with experience working under limited supervision, prioritizing multiple tasks with frequent interruptions and critical deadlines, while showing flexibility, attention to detail, discretion, tact, and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, mature judgment, professionalism, and discretion, necessary to interact effectively with a diverse workforce and represent the directorate.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary to anticipate, identify, and independently recommend appropriate actions and solutions to moderately difficult administrative problems.
  • Proven ability to be self-motivated and flexible with the ability to set priorities and goals.
  • Advanced customer service skills and advanced written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with all levels of personnel in a scientific environment.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and flexible, exercising a high degree of discretion and mature judgment in handling complex business sensitive and classified information, as well as personnel interactions.
  • Advanced computer skills and experience with programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Entrust, Adobe Acrobat, and the ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Experience arranging domestic and/or foreign travel.
  • Experience working effectively as a team member, as well as independently.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience working in a classified environment.
  • Familiarity with LLNL Policies and Procedures.
  • Knowledge of LLNL business applications and processes such as LAPIS, LEAP, LHIRE, LTRAIN, TIME, FTS, VTS and ePay.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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