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Administrative Assistant 2 (Satellite/Space Systems)

Requisition ID: R10065045

  • Category IconCategory: Administrative Services
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

This new administrative assistant role reports directly to the Director for Systems Engineering in the Tactical Space Systems Division of Northrop Grumman’s Space Sector. You will perform vital administrative, logistics and office functions for a large and growing engineering management team. You will need to create and/or maintain regular updates to files with confidential data related to employee workforce and indirect labor charging.


  • Interacts with several levels of internal functional organizations and external representatives
  • Compose and prepare confidential correspondence, reports and other complex documents
  • Create, double check, and maintain weekly and monthly staffing data, labor data reports, and perform analysis of that data
  • Manage and update the content provided on directorate Sharepoint, Jira and Confluence pages
  • Arrange programs, meetings, events or conferences by planning & tracking information, sending invitations, coordinating speakers, controlling event budgets, submitting expense reports through approval
  • Manage and act as a custodian of directorate documents and records
  • Manage supervisor's calendar and independently schedule appointments
  • Arrange detailed travel plans and itineraries, compile documents for travel-related business and expense reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree with 3 years of related experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Outlook
  • Advanced Excel skills using formulas, Pivot Tables, and data analyses
  • Good organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, both routine and unexpected, with attention to details and with limited direction

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sharepoint experience
  • OneNote experience
  • Confluence and Jira experience
  • Configuration and data management experience


Salary Range: $42,200 USD - $70,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.