Administrative Support Assistant (Part-Time)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Materials and Manufacturing Office
Full/Part Time:


The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University, is seeking two organized, team-oriented, and detail oriented Part-Time Administrative Support Assistants to support the Materials and Manufacturing Office (MMO). Responsibilities include: Greet visitors; answer telephone calls; provide directions or information to employees or guests; solve routine issues; assist in the preparation of documents, reports, and presentations; proofread documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting errors; receive, process, and ensure confidentiality of sensitive information and materials; order office supplies; arrange equipment for maintenance, and process internal work orders for facilities repairs/needs; prepare forms for routine data entry; maintain office calendar, and schedule/cancel appointments and meetings; coordinate travel arrangements, make reservations, and process reimbursements; open, sort, and distribute mail; assist with shipping FedEx packages; and perform project work as needed. Schedule flexible; on as needed basis, up to 24 hours a week. Typically requires a High School Diploma or higher plus one to three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the following areas is preferred: General computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). To be successful, you must possess: Self-motivation; the ability to exercise discretion; good interpersonal and customer service skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining attention to quality, detail, and accuracy. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

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

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088