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Administrative Specialist II - FERMI

Job ID R1073
Job Location
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.


The Administrative Specialist II provides administrative services support associated with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Fermi Site Office.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Provides a broad range of administrative support services in functional areas that include administrative services, as needed.

Develops, maintains and implements administrative policies.

Maintains accurate and accessible electronic and hardcopy files.

Receives visitors.

Schedules and supports meetings/video conferencing.

Processes incoming actions and correspondence received by email, mail, or in person.

Drafts, coordinates, distributes, scans and files copies of completed correspondence.

Answers telephones and takes telephone messages.

Maintains Site Office and interfaces with other calendars – scheduling appointments.

Provides travel support that includes utilizing the AdTrav and Concur automated travel management systems. Makes travel arrangements (e.g., airline, lodging and transportation reservations). Prepares travel authorizations and vouchers.

Supports general office, printer and copier maintenance.

Supports time and attendance system use.

Supports lab services requests including telecommunications, nameplates, etc.

Requires knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite and other DOE legacy administrative

systems, as required.

Supports basic supply inventory and logistics efforts.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Must have relevant education and administrative support experience in a professional business environment as specified below, or equivalent combination of education / experience. 

Administrative Specialist 2 - (Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience)



Operational knowledge of standard office practices and procedures

Proficient in the use of standard office equipment such as computers, typewriters, copiers, fax machines, telephone systems and office automation systems

Skilled proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows and Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) 

Ability to quickly grasp DOE information systems (STRIPES, PAMS, SharePoint, Lync, etc.)

Ability to compose correspondence from draft to final version, both electronic and hard copy

Knowledgeable and proficient in the use of the English language as to professional business grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitalization in the preparation of correspondence, reports and presentations

Working knowledge of business records management and filing processes

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent customer service skills

Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects, and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!