Sr. Administrative Assistant

at Parsons Corporation in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons. Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:

Ready to put your collaborative and clerical skills to work with the Area Manager and other department heads that change the fabric of our community? Would you enjoy assisting the MidCentral area leadership helping to keep the office(s) and projects running on task? Parsons is now hiring a Senior Administrative Assistant for our rapidly expanding team.

Parsons extensive experience combined with your attention to detail and willingness to work hard will propel your career forward. We need our Assistants at this level to coordinate and administer a variety of activities which will enable the incumbent to relieve the manager of most day-to-day details. In this role, you will provide and organize the administrative activities and support. Our Assistants complete a variety of routine and non-routine tasks and projects in accordance with company policies and procedures, or as directed by the immediate supervisor. Whatever your strategy is, it involves organizing your responsibilities into methodical and successful action. If you enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishing all you set out to do, Parsons may be a great place for you to work.


+ Serve as a receptionist welcoming guests, staff, vendors, etc.

+ Support office personnel with collecting, sorting, and scanning mail and packages.

+ IT liaison for asset inventory, coordination, return shipping of assets.

+ Maintain office supply inventory, to include ordering, organization, and stocking for both facilities and the business unit.

+ Submit orders for toner/supplies/service.

+ Maintain inventory of coffee supplies.

+ Assist employees and visitors with work orders for employee and building access badge requests.

+ Parsons’ Security liaison.

+ Support office team with alerting building security of incoming guests.

+ Submit Monthly Office Inspection Report.

+ Report Office Space Management.

+ Submit Monthly Occupancy Headcount, which entails a monthly headcount of staff working in the office.

+ Support Parsons’ facilities team as liaison with building maintenance issues.

+ Daily monitoring of websites for new RFPs and announcements.

+ Monitor compliance with various State agencies’ prequalification and auditing requirements.

+ Process vendor invoices using the Online Check Request (OCR) system.

+ Assist Project Managers with review and submittal of client invoices.

+ Assist Area Manager/Department Managers with meeting preparations, luncheon orders, etc.

+ Assist Area Manager/Department Managers with expense reporting.

+ May be the primary liaison between two or more groups, ensuring timely and accurate distribution of information and materials.

+ Relieves manager of administrative tasks. Understands priorities within the area management team and helps ensure that they are met.

+ Maintains document archiving and retrieval systems, prioritizing the flow of project reports/correspondence and ensuring timeliness in the handling, processing, and resolution of requests, requirements, and problems.

+ Keeps informed concerning company, unit, and project policies and procedures.

+ Serves as focal point for gathering newly published policies and the dissemination of information.

+ Establishes and maintains follow-up files and confidential files for immediate supervisor.

+ May represent the office by attendance at meetings with vendors, internal clients or others.

+ Keeps manager informed of all pertinent action/pending action.

+ May make informal presentations occasionally.

+ Initiates reports, presentations as appropriate, for any or all functions.

+ Serves as liaison between group to which assigned and others within the same division, as appropriate.

+ Assist technical leads to maintain client technical prequalification documents and payroll updates.

+ Ensures clear communication regarding all administrative issues across the MidCentral area.

+ May support project controls with administrative tasks as required including document control, filing, organizing, document retention, and other duties as required to support the onsite Program Management contract.

+ Office Safety Committee member/support.

+ Periodic update of Office Safety, Health and Environment Plan (OSHEP), Business Continuity Management Plan (BCMP), Office Guide, and Visitor’s Guide.


Associate’s or equivalent degree in Business (or equivalent)

8+ years of experience in an administrative/clerical capacity, preferably for a technical, infrastructure engineering, or construction firm

Background in clerical support, managing project documents, writing project correspondence, and using office equipment, including ordering project or office supplies.

Demonstrates proficiency in keyboard skills and the utilization of MS Windows and related word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software is required.

An active Notary Public is a plus (not required)

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions-and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range:

$24.18 – $42.31

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest-APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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Job Posting: JC246795202

Posted On: Aug 30, 2023

Updated On: Oct 19, 2023

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