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Department Specialist

Herndon, Virginia

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  • Schedule: Full-Time Hourly

  • Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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Date posted 07/08/2022 Job ID 37591BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Department Specialist City Herndon State Virginia Workstyle Onsite Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly Salary Range $56,180 - $83,518

Job Summary General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

Whether a specific satellite for a specific mission or a constellation of interconnected spacecraft, the GA-EMS Space Systems team is re-defining how customers can access the possibilities of space. GA-EMS offers modular and scalable satellite platforms backed with a history of operational flight experience to support defense, civil, commercial, and academic mission requirements.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Department Specialist to join our Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Tiger Innovations Group located in Herndon, VA. Under limited supervision, this position performs a variety of administrative activities in direct support of our team that specializes in developing spacecraft and space-related systems for a broad range of US Government customers. The position will provide direct support to all functional areas in the group including Engineering, Engineering Management and Sr. Leadership. This will include interfacing with other functional areas such as finance, human resources or one or more project/business/technical units. Candidate will provide direct assistance and support to the department manager, leadership team and engineering staff. Assignments are complex in nature where judgment is required in analyzing, interpreting, and making recommendations in resolving non-routine issues. Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to anticipate regular and routine scheduled tasks are crucial.

  • Provide direct department and office/administrative support to Engineering Leader and Engineering Staff.
  • Has training, knowledge, and experience in meeting and travel planning, event planning; face-2-face, verbal (phone), and electronic communications.
  • Maintains, processes, reviews, compiles, and analyzes a variety of electronic and hard copy reports, records, statistics, timelines, tables, correspondence, and presentations, which may be confidential and sensitive in nature and which requires a considerable use of tact and discretion in handling.
  • Coordinates the activities of one or more functional areas or one or more project/business/technical units.
  • Provide skills in event planning including executive meetings through morale building events.
  • Collaborates with external stakeholders including vendors, customers, product/service end users, potential hires and visitors (through executive) in addition to internal stakeholders from other divisions.
  • Proven skills at de-conflicting schedules and events.
  • May design processes to enhance workflow, provide data and information, and determine appropriate action on requests from all levels of employees, customers, vendors, and other authorized parties and/or agencies.
  • Responds to a variety of verbal and written requests for information from internal sources and may respond to verbal and written requests for information from authorized external parties and/or agencies.
  • Assimilates data and prepares requested electronic and hard copy reports, and presentations.
  • May provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff and may make presentations to internal and external parties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and four or more years experience in a field related to the specialized functional area or unit where assigned.
  • Must demonstrate considerable knowledge of assigned functional area principles, theories and concepts.
  • Must possess:
    • the ability to grasp new concepts quickly;
    • the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information;
    • strong organization skills and the ability to establish priorities;
    • the ability to identify issues, solve and respond to routine problems or situations that require interpretation;
    • strong analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, interpret and explain moderately complex information as well as the ability to communicate and interface effectively with all levels of personnel, including management, customers and vendors;
    • practical understanding of applicable policies and procedures as well as relevant regulations; and
    • considerable knowledge of computer operations and applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential.
  • US Citizenship and the ability to maintain a security clearance is required.

Salary:$56,180 - $83,518
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret
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  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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