Administrative Support

Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, PA
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Applied Research Laboratory
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The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is looking for an energetic, organized, team-oriented, creative person to provide administrative assistance to the Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, PA. Responsibilities include: Greet visitors answer telephone, provide directions or information, and solve routine issues; assist in the preparation of documents, reports, and presentations, proofread documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting, and collate, staple, and distribute duplicated materials; receive, process, and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information and materials; maintain inventory and order office supplies, arrange for equipment maintenance, and process internal work orders for facilities repairs/needs; prepare forms for routine data entry, perform routine data entry; maintain office calendar, schedule/cancel appointments and meetings; coordinate travel arrangements, make reservations, and process reimbursements; open, sort, and distribute mail; deliver and/or pick up and distribute documents and supplies; assist with shipping and receiving; and perform project work as needed. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher (Associate`s degree preferred) plus one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in a professional environment is required. General computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is also required. You must possess the ability to exercise discretion and hold good interpersonal and customer service skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills. A demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to quality, detail, and accuracy is necessary to be successful in this position. Candidate selected may be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088