Administrative Assistant - PART TIME

Timmons Group, Inc. - Ashburn, VA

Part-time
Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a Best Firm to Work For by CE News. We offer a workplace ripe with rewarding opportunities while cultivating a healthy work-life balance. With more than a dozen offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. Take a closer look at all that makes Timmons Group unique: diverse talents, challenging assignments, interesting projects, culture of learning and a flexible family-friendly work environment. Competitive salaries and a generous benefits package strengthen the advantages we offer. For more information, visit: www.timmons.com.

We are currently seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to join our Ashburn, VA office location PART-TIME.

Timmons Group is a values-based organization with a compelling and focused vision for explosive growth.The successful candidate will enjoy a tremendous opportunity to impact the culture and effectiveness of their group.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

Creating unforgettable first impressions for clients, employees and anyone who visits our office

Provide support to our internal clients:
Prepare letters to clients and letters of agreement
Type/copy correspondence
Prepare and process change orders
Assist in the preparation of proposals and contracts, as necessary
Proofread specifications and reports
Prepare and bind specifications and reports
Coordinate the process of local billings to clients as well as financial project reports to project managers
Order office supplies and ensure proper inventory is maintained
Maintain copier and blueprint operations (ensuring toner, paper, etc. are stocked at appropriate levels)
Provide back-up support for the front desk and other administrative assistants as needed
Events planning for firmwide as well as group employee and client events
Skills/Requirements of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

An Absolute Fetish for Organization – You are the kind of person who counts down the days until the next Container Store catalog arrives! Your hangers are equally spaced in your closet. Flawless, effortless, second-nature organization, from a tidy inbox to a passion for tearing apart current filing practices only to replace them with shiny sparkling new-and-improved systems. An inherent affinity for creating and maintaining order in the face of impending chaos is essential to ensure that you love coming to work every day.
Sedulous Communicator –Communicating incessantly with the rest of the team, making sure the most minute details are handled with the same care as the big stuff. Knowing when to ask questions. Asking questions is the only way to ensure that we are all on the same page – to make sure that everything gets done without duplication of effort.
Multi-tasking - Ability to take on a fierce deadline without letting day-to-day responsibilities inherent to the job fall by the wayside. Must be able to spin the plates while on the phone, in the car and still really enjoy it!
Firefighter - Thinking on your feet when things go awry (and they do go awry) and coming up with a second and equally appropriate plan of attack.
Authority Challenger – Unafraid to question the status quo with the requisite degree of respect. Challenging old systems and sometimes less-than-current ideas while still making the trains run on time.
Collaborator – You share your ideas and feedback freely and encourage others to do the same. No pride of authorship, always looking to find a word or a way that is just a little bit better - just a little closer to perfect – no matter whose idea it is. You are more interested in what s right rather than who s right!
Eye for aesthetics – You know it when you see it and you want it to look just right!
Superstar and Role Player All-in-One - Balancing the fun and challenging things with the necessary evils (faxing/filing, etc.) and doing so efficiently and gracefully.
Timing - Know who to bug, when, and how often for the things you need. When things get busy, people become unresponsive and you have to find a diplomatic way to get in their face, get what you need and get out without anyone getting hurt.
Quick Study - Must have lightning-fast awareness as well as the crucial capability to translate previous knowledge into any new situation and figure stuff out.
Sure Fire –That rare and endearing quality – the ability to stare down the barrel of a loaded Principal who needs something- I mean really needs it – and communicate, convince, confirm with only a head nod or a raised eye brow that you get it - that he or she can count on it - consider it done – take it to the bank.
Irreverence and Levity – A unique ability to take the work very seriously without taking oneself too seriously.
Energy & Enthusiasm – Thrives on a frenetic pace and lives for multi-tasking. Contagious enthusiasm for the work you do and for the people with whom you interact. Passion for making others smile.
Thriftiness – An inability to treat the firm s resources in any other way than you would your own.
Initiative – This appears in every job description you see for a reason. That crucial element of making sure that nothing slips through the cracks; it s stepping up to the plate and taking on something that could otherwise go undone.
Have we piqued your interest? . . . if you are seriously interested and fully qualified, submit your resume and salary requirements through our website.
We anticipate getting lots of resumes, so make sure you distinguish yourself as the obvious choice for an interview!

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace. Candidates must share a commitment to our company s Vision, Mission and Shared Values.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.