DCS Administrative Manager (Argonne, IL)

Feb 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

DCS Administrative Manager (Argonne, IL)

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

Position Number: 104653

Work Location: Other

Summary of Duties:
Washington State University (WSU) seeks applications for an Administrative Manager for the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory. The DCS, sponsored by the DOE/NNSA and operated by Washington State University (Institute for Shock Physics), is a national user facility with a focus on understanding the dynamic compression and deformation response of materials under extreme conditions. This position requires a high level of professionalism, strong organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines. The DCS Administrative Manager is responsible for advisory, budgetary, managerial, and supervisory duties regarding the daily administrative operations; project management; and user support activities.

Representative responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the primary administrative contact for internal and external constituencies, often on complex and confidential issues. The scope of interactions includes close coordination with the Institute for Shock Physics in Pullman, WA, and external constituencies, such as the APS, federal agencies, national laboratories, and the DCS user community.
  • Provide project management for a wide variety of activities, with guidance from the DCS Manager, related to the operation of the experimental stations, acquisition and installation of new equipment, and planning for experimental runs.
  • Participate in strategic financial and other related planning activities. This includes assisting in developing and modifying forecasts, cost estimates, trend analyses, and compiling and analyzing data/statistics.
  • Manage business functions related to personnel administration, including recruitment, onboarding, payroll expense assignments, and personnel related activities.
  • Manage and coordinate user visits for experiments, including interactions with DCS faculty/staff; correspondence, and visit logistics.
  • Develop, implement, and audit policies and procedures to comply with university, state, federal, and other relevant laws and regulations.

Required Qualifications:
Positions require a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and four (4) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a yearforyear basis.

Posting Open Date: 02/07/2018

Posting Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/36570

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.


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