Bennett Aerospace

Administrative Specialist III

Job Locations US-MD-Adelphi
Posted Date 2 months ago(11/18/2021 11:14 AM)
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Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is a Federal Contracting company and in accordance with Executive Order 14042, all employees of Bennett Aerospace, Inc. will adhere to all vaccination requirements put forth in the signed Executive Order 14042. Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action  Plan and signed Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which details federal contractor vaccination requirements and compliance with CDC guidelines.




About Us:


Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Established in 2008, we are a woman owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, medicine, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives.  Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.


Job Description:


Bennett Aerospace, Inc. has an opening for a highly motivated Administrative Specialist III located at the Army Research Laboratory located at Adelphi, Maryland.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Create, customize, prepare, and maintain presentations, briefing charts, and documents using computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite), websites, graphical elements, scanned photos, and other presentation materials.
  • Review and modify correspondence for internal consistency and conformance.
  • Maintain and update the calendar of the Government office manager within the specialist’s assigned branch(s) using computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) by making appointments and arranging meetings, based on the manager’s schedule and current issues.
  • Coordinate and support meetings and special events for the organization to include coordinating all amenities, accommodations, visit requests, and collection of funds.
  • Schedule accommodations for meetings, record lunch requests for meetings with outside guests notify attendees, coordinate Video Teleconference Conference requirements, and handle any other special requirements for meetings/conferences/projects (reserve parking spaces, directional signs, registration desk, name plates, table tents, etc.).
  • Obtain and deliver read ahead material for office manager’s scheduled meetings and distribute to attendees.
  • Prepare travel orders; arrange travel and lodging arrangements; arrange and coordinate a schedule for visits.
  • Maintain conference room reservation schedules for the purpose of coordinating meetings, visits and appointments.
  • Enter data and maintain office databases such as organizational charts, personnel accountability, travel, training, and budget.
  • Enter and maintain professional data in the eARL metrics database.
  • Manage and maintain office files in accordance with Army Records Information Management System (ARIMS) for auditing purposes.
  • Collect, review, archive forms (such as leave requests, employee work schedules, and telework applications), and enter data into the timekeeping system for branch chief review.
  • Coordinate, define structure and organize electronic materials, presentations and documents using databases, servers and SharePoint sites.
  • Prepare property turn-ins and requisition orders (including IT Approval System (ITAS) waivers).
  • Prepare, review and process training requests, travel orders, travel vouchers, conference requests, personnel related documents, and technical report staffing for conformance to policy and procedures prior to the appropriate authoritative signature.
  • Gather and organize completed personnel documents and delivering completed document packages for personnel actions to include civilians, contractors, students, guest researchers, post-doctoral researchers, fellows, etc.
  • Respond to administrative queries and taskers by the established deadline. Keep accurate records of final disposition of each action and inform the respective action officer of results.
  • Receive and screen visitors and phone calls. Professionally answer office manager telephone line, take messages, and refer calls and visitors to appropriate staff.
  • Operate shared office equipment, to include copy machine, scanners, facsimile machine, computers, printers, and shredders, and as needed submit repair requests.
  • Follow all SOP and IOPs related to duties such as personnel accountability, security, and safety.
  • Prepare and review correspondence (e.g., minutes, information papers, reports, queries, taskers) for grammatical errors, proper tone, accuracy, clarity, and formatting. Make corrections and retypes as necessary.
  • Utilize existing financial and business systems such as GFEBS in roles such as Business Intelligence (BI) Budget Reporter, Purchase Requisition Processor and BI Managerial Reporter to enter data for purchase requests, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPRs) and transfer of funds. Interface with branch, division or directorate personnel to develop and coordinate purchase request information and data needed to execute purchase requests within GFEBS.
  • Participate as a member of Integrated Product Team (IPTs) or groups developing changes or improvements to administrative processes and procedures.
  • Disseminate information and provide guidance to staff and administrative personnel in subordinate offices for clerical and administrative matters to ensure compliance with procedural requirements and instructions.
  • Review and revise administrative procedures (SOPs and IOPs) and policies for standardization.
  • Train subordinate contractual administrative staff (when necessary) on the standard databases, SOPs, and IOPs.
  • Serve as the office administrative point of contact for internal and external non-technical and administrative requests or taskers.
  • Participate in administrative aspects of mission-essential projects from inception to completion, which may include project schedules and reviews, status reports, milestone reviews, and assess cost-benefit analyses.
  • Facilitate and coordinate procedural issues surrounding projects to include planning and budgeting time, materials, and resources for approval by ARL personnel according to established ARL or Army policy.
  • Provide administrative support to executive or equivalent level personnel.
  • Participate or support organizational projects which may include project schedules and reviews, status reports, milestone reviews, and cost-benefit analysis.
  • Facilitate and coordinate procedural issues surrounding projects to include planning and budgeting time, materials, and resources for approval by ARL personnel according to standard operating procedures (SOPs) or internal operating procedures (IOPs).
  • Serve as office administrative point of contact for nontechnical and administrative requests in response to higher headquarters.
  • Plan and coordinate administrative and technical training and developmental opportunities.
  • Review and analyze administrative policies; clarify complex and confusing guidelines.
  • Create and maintain multiple office databases.


Education and Experience:


  • A minimum of one (1) year of specialized experience as an Administrative Specialist II or in a comparable job description.
  • A High School Diploma.
  • Experience using current business management tools and databases such as eARL, General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), Automated, Time, Attendance and Production System (ATAAPS), Defense Travel System (DTS) or any successor systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with internal and external organizations.
  • Ability to interpret, implement, and provide guidance in support of SOPs and IOPs.
  • Ability to research and gather information; verify and analyze data.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities.
  • Strong ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees and outside contacts at all levels, both in oral and written form
  • Works toward common goals by supporting, encouraging and sharing information with colleagues, both internal and external
  • Able to multi-task productively; is well organized, using time management processes and procedures effectively
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment


Abilities and Skills:


  • Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with minimal oversight.


Security Requirements:

Security Clearance Level: Secret


  • Applicants selected will be subject to a Government background investigation and must meet eligibility and suitability requirements.
  •  Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance if required. 
  •  Successful Pass of Bennett Aerospace Background Investigation, Drug Screening and Credit Check.




  • Competitive market-based salary, commensurate with experience and education.
  • Comprehensive benefits package available


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Veteran/ Disabled


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