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Administrative Assistant, Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8481 

This position is located on-site at our facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.



We are seeking an Administrative Assistant who will provide administrative support within the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Assist managers in managing communications through access and response to email requests actions.
  • Assist in managing meetings, including establishing priorities and resolving scheduling of personnel, conference rooms, vehicles, and other resources.
  • Assist the manager with the recruiting and hiring process, including coordination of interview schedules, site access and onboarding.
  • Assist managers and staff in coordinating visits, including coordinating travel according to ORNL guidelines, coordinating site access, and setting and managing agendas and seminars.
  • Manage information flow and communications with external and internal contacts including setting up appointments and calendar invitations.
  • Prepare and review a variety of written materials per company policy and guidelines.
  • Coordinate and prepare domestic and international travel requests, including reservations, conference registration, transportation, and expense settlement according to ORNL guidelines.
  • Plan and coordinate on-site and off-site meetings, workshops, conferences and related services. Maintain a consistent, reliable work schedule during core hours to meet needs of staff.
  • Maintain a professional office atmosphere; greet and receive visitors (in person and over the phone) in a professional, courteous manner.
  • Exercise discretion with confidential matters.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff members and external contacts. Create, implement, and maintain filing systems and databases as required, and keep filing current for the group using SharePoint or Confluence.
  • Work on multiple tasks in a limited amount of time in a fast-paced environment.
  • Set priorities appropriately, anticipate needs and requests, and be able to meet changing deadlines. Maintain DOE directives/standards and training requirements.
  • Create requisitions and purchase orders based on appropriate ORNL guidelines.
  • Establish priorities and resolve scheduling of personnel, conference rooms, vehicles, and other resources. Assist with special projects and assignments as needed.
  • Maintain a consistent, reliable work schedule during core business hours to meet the needs of staff.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma with a minimum of 2 years of relevant office management and/or administrative support experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Teams, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, One Note, and One Drive).
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory. 
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs.
  • Working knowledge of ORNL administrative policies, procedures, and internal systems (SAP, PAS, PALS, TravX,  ORNL Buy, SBMS, eProp, etc.).

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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