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Job #: R-00016892
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Administrative
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Requisition:

Department Administrative Support

Job Description:

Leidos is hiring a Full-time Administrative Assistant who will provide support to the Department Head and Principal Investigators in the Medical Modeling, Simulation, and Mission Support Department at the Naval Health Research Center. The candidate will assist in maintaining records and other regulatory documents, preparing grant proposals and agreements, coordinate data collection efforts, and performing other administrative duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will possess strong verbal, written, and analytical skills; be detail-oriented, able to take initiative, and work well independently and as part of a team.

Primary Responsibilities

• Manage daily operations for the department, including serving as the point of contact for facilities, supplies, information technology (IT), interagency agreements, travel, shipping/receiving, library, and public affairs.

• Interface with and assist Principal Investigators, Department Heads, study sponsors, research staff, and consultants in the conduct of research studies.

• Maintain systems for tracking departmental publications and presentations (accepted/published) and bibliographic resource materials.

• Coordinate team meetings, including scheduling, reserving rooms/phone lines, preparing agendas, and producing meeting minutes.

• Act as department liaison for all facility renovations, construction, and office space refurbishment.

• Assist with department purchases and contracts.

• Provide coverage on all aspects (purchasing, contracts, preparation, training) for an annual shipboard humanitarian relief data collection project. Will require some travel (domestic and international)

• Manage department hiring and new hire onboarding; work with various departments and contracting agencies to onboard new staff.

Basic Qualifications

High school diploma and a minimum of 5 years experience or a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years experience as an administrative assistant in a government or military setting.

• Skilled in working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint).

• Highly organized, reliable, conscientious, and professional.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Ability to interact positively within a research-oriented environment in a collaborative and professional manner. Experience working with a multidisciplinary team.

• Ability to travel (domestic and international) for 1–2 weeks annually

Preferred Qualifications

Prior military/familiarity with military facilities

Bachelor’s degree

Current Secret clearance

* Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain a Secret clearance.

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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