Administrative Specialist IV

    • Chantilly, VA

Requisition ID: 52901

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


The Aerospace Corporation is looking for an experienced administrative specialist to support the associate general manager for the Systems Engineering Division, a 300+ person organization with staff in multiple locations across the country. Additionally, the position provides specific support to the Architecture and Design Subdivision, working as part of a three-person, cross-country team. The primary focus is supporting staff in the Chantilly area, and coordinating with team members in other locations. This is a dynamic and high-impact opportunity to be involved in a transformative organization that is shaping the future DoD and Intelligence Community space enterprises. The successful candidate will demonstrate behavior consistent with the company's values of dedication to mission success, technical excellence, commitment to our people, integrity and objectivity, and innovation while reacting with appropriate urgency to complete complex tasks and projects independently or with a team to execute your key functions.

Key Functions

  • Specifically contribute to two key teams - a division level partnership with the division's general manager's administrative assistant, and a three-person team providing administrative support to the Architecture and Design subdivision
  • Collaborate at multiple levels - work with the support team and assistants locally and across the country; this includes supporting higher-level organization efforts (group, corporation) as well as cross-organizational efforts including organizing and support all-hands meetings, off-sites, employee and corporate celebrations, and other functions
  • Keep the associate general manager informed and organized - by gathering, compiling, summarizing and reporting communications from across the corporation; by managing a complex calendar
  • Keep the travelers traveling - prepare travel requests and expense reports; arrange and track travel for subdivision leadership and staff at many levels
  • Use technology to keep the team connected - develop and maintain shared resources; schedule and establish audio-visual connections across diverse locations and time zones
  • Varied administrative and office support work - expert-level use of Microsoft Office applications; learn and share knowledge of new tools as they are introduced (e.g. Workday); prepare and maintain purchase order requests; prepares, formats, reviews reports, memos, correspondence and forms
  • Perform duties with tact and discretion - handle confidential and personnel information appropriately; support sensitive management functions; coordinate and oversee security procedures



  • High School Diploma
  • Expert-level user in Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Skype, Word, Excel, and SharePoint
  • Experience with domestic travel coordination
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and dealing with professionals inside and outside of the company
  • Ability to learn and share knowledge of new tools as they are introduced
  • Ability to think and plan-ahead while managing real-time changes and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team/collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Ideally 10 or more years of relevant experience with a High School Diploma (higher education degree can be used in lieu of experience)
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Current Top Secret clearance with SCI access
  • Knowledge of Aerospace policies, practices, travel, and procurement
  • Familiarity with Aerospace customers, especially in the Washington DC region

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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI

Access: SCI

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: No

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email You can also reviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity is the Lawposter andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC
Job Segment: Engineer, Developer, Security Clearance, Aerospace, Procurement, Engineering, Technology, Government, Aviation, Operations

The Aerospace Corporation provides trusted advisory expertise on the total space enterprise.

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