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Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience Administrative Specialist IV-Anticipated Security Clearance Required

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Administrative | livermore, CA | 09/07/2023

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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 essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$34.63 - $42.05 Hourly for the 405.4 level 

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 are looking for an Administrative Specialist IV within Global Security’s Energy and Homeland Security (E) Program. The Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) Program mission is to enhance the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure systems and networks to cyber, physical and environmental hazards; and enable their reliable and sustainable design and operation now and into the future. You will be a key member of the CIR Program’s administrative team delivering solutions that enable the program to achieve objectives. You will be adaptable in a dynamic environment to strategically support various projects and functions. Under limited supervision, you will be responsible for planning, developing, and coordinating a wide range of advanced and diverse administrative activities, typically with changing variables and multiple components. In support of this Program, you will collaborate and partner with the Program Leader, Associate Program Leaders and technical staff members within the program. 

In this role, you will

  • Represent management in administrative matters to all levels of management, both internal and external to the Laboratory exercising a high degree of discretion and mature judgment in handling business sensitive information, as well as personnel interactions, and respond on their behalf to gather, clarify, and disseminate information and coordinate activities. 
  • Manage complex calendars; independently determine scheduling priorities, committing, managing time, and coordinating and scheduling multiple attendees.
  • Arrange complex domestic and foreign travel and itineraries, coordinating and rescheduling as priorities evolve and change, process reimbursements.
  • Manage visits to LLNL’s Skyfall Laboratory, including coordinating calendars, events, and access.
  • Organize and coordinate on-site and off-site meetings, and external visits to sponsors, including preparation of agenda, badging, passing and/or verification of security clearances, information dissemination, and following foreign national hosting guidelines.
  • Act as an administrative support primary point-of-contact for programmatic staff.
  • Independently assess and respond to inquiries, prioritize actions, follow-up and ensure resolution on a wide variety of issues.
  • Generate correspondence on own initiative and compose correspondence for management signature which may be sensitive in nature.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, follow through, and reliability. Experience working under minimal supervision, in a multitask environment of rapidly changing priorities, deadlines, and frequent interruptions.
  • Advanced customer service skills, communication, and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively and collaborate with a diverse workforce and represent the organization with all levels of management, internal and external to LLNL, using tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and advanced decision-making skills necessary to identify and make recommendations for administrative issues.
  • Experience working effectively as a team member as well as independently.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and flexible, exercising a high degree of discretion and mature judgment in handling business sensitive and/or classified information, as well as personnel interactions.
  • Advanced computer skills and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new software quickly.

Qualifications We Desire

  • An active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top-Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • Experience with arranging domestic and/or foreign travel. Knowledge of the following LLNL business applications: TIME, LEAP, LAPIS, LINCS, LTRAIN, Cliqbook, ePay, eCAPS, Confluence, MS Teams, and/or LC Computing.
  • Understanding of classified matter protection and control policies and procedures.

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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