Administrative Assistant (SA2/SA3)

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7116764 (Ref:414482)

Posted: November 23, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale.

Provides administrative support in the X-ray Science Division (XSD). Responsibilities include scheduling and making arrangements for meetings, preparing purchase requests, handling travel arrangements, documenting publications, recording and distributing meeting notes, for multiple XSD groups.  Provides primary or secondary administrative support for some division-wide functions, such as property and records management.  Responsibilities require the use of independent judgement while maintaining confidentiality and discreetness.  

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of modern office practices, record keeping and English grammar and usage.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience with word processing, spreadsheet applications, and database input.
  • Organizational skills and ability to set priorities and efficiently multi-task in order to meet deadlines.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interface tactfully with diverse internal and external entities.
  • Attention to detail and ability to function in a fast paced environment.
  • Considerable skill in arranging travel and scheduling meetings.

SA2 Requirements: High school diploma and 4+ years of related experience or equivalent

SA3 Requirements: High school diploma and 8+ years of related experience or equivalent

Job Family

Support Administrative (SA)

Job Profile

Administrative Support 2

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Job posting number:#7116764 (Ref:414482)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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