Administrative Assistant 4 (Active Secret Required)

Requisition ID: 20030654

  • Category IconCategory: Administrative Services
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible. Northrop Grumman SSSD has an opening for a Administrative Assistant 4 with an ACTIVE SECRET clearance to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting a Space program in Redondo Beach, CA. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing general Administrative Assistant support to a ~20 person team comprised of Subcontract Management Teams (SMT) and Mission Payload  (MPL) System Engineers. The SMT will generally be deployed at Mission Payload Supplier locations, while the MPL SEs will mainly reside onsite at Space Park. Essential position functions include, but are not limited to: 
  • Coordinating and scheduling internal and external meetings
  • Arranging travel and preparing expense reports
  • Ensuring security clearances of assigned staff are processed and passed
  • Facilitating resolution of computer connectivity and other IT issues
  • Coordinating seating/office arrangements with facilities as necessary
  • Supporting Program administrative needs requested by other Program Admins
Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Schedules:  For example, some roles offer the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work
For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED with six (6) years of experience in an administrative assistant or similar role including providing support to managers, directors or executive leadership
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in business and travel expense system (Concur, Edge, or similar) with complex, frequently changing travel
  • Ability to be an exceptional team player, interface well at all levels in the organization
  • Ability to be collaborative, proactive, self-motivated, well-organized, detail oriented, and assertive as necessary and able to execute projects and tasks independently
  • Current and active DoD Secret clearance or higher
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to exercise good judgment while demonstrating flexibility and agility, prioritizing multiple tasks with competing deadlines, managing schedule conflicts, and providing excellent follow-through
  • Demonstrated outstanding verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to protect and maintain confidentiality
  • Current and active DoD Top Secret; SCI with SSBI within last 4 years
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.