Administrative Support

Argonne National Laboratory Burr Ridge, IL 2019-06-25

The Procurement team at Argonne National Laboratory seeks applications from talented and highly-motivated individuals to join a team of specialists focused on providing procurement support and exceptional service to the scientists, engineers, and organizations across the Laboratory.

The Procurement Support Specialist performs a variety of administrative activities and tasks as part of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Assignments may include researching, compiling, tracking, and analyzing data and information from multiple sources, organizing, coordinating and scheduling meetings, preparing correspondence and reports, purchasing low dollar lab equipment and supplies, processing of contract closeouts, and filing. May utilize various types of software to compile and generate reports, spreadsheets, statistics, timelines, tables, graphs, correspondence and presentations. May recommend processes to enhance workflow. Provides data and information to others on functional unit processes and procedures. Requires a broad working knowledge of departmental and laboratory policies and practice.

A successful candidate would be expected to have experience delivering exceptional customer service as well as have attention to detail.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to provide administrative support for division meetings, conferences, and workshops, as required.
  • Knowledge of procurement terminology and ANL/DOE government regulations used in departmental activities is preferred.
  • Organizational skills, ingenuity, creativity, and the ability to solve problems independently.
  • Skill and the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and ability to interact with people at all levels both within and outside the laboratory.
  • Ability to adapt to new procedures and technology.
  • Ability to work under general supervision and meet deadlines with accuracy and completeness.
  • Knowledge of computers and office machine operation including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to use numerous business process systems and tools
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (SA2 or SA3) dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills brought to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience. The requirements of the various levels are as follows:

SA2 Level: High school and 4+ years of related experience
SA3 Level: High school and 8+ years of related experience

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 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, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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