Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory, is seeking candidates for a Program Assistant II. Ames Laboratory is contracted to Iowa State University and is located in Ames, IA.
The Program Assistant assists with maintaining a variety of records within the Ames Laboratory accounting department. This includes the accurate and timely billing of costs for Materials Preparation Center (MPC), nonfederal, and intra-DOE transaction agreements, assisting external receivables clients in providing advance payments and following up with customers on past-due invoices. In addition to reconciling bank/letter of credit information, the Program Assistant II also acts as a resource to back-up to the travel accountant in a variety of support roles.
The successful candidate must be analytical, innovative, professional, organized, have strong written and verbal communication skills and work well alone and as a member of a team. Knowledge of banking processes, and the ability to communicate with a diverse group of staff, students and the general public regarding procedures, rules, and Federal regulations are also required to be successful in this position. The candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 5 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Training or experience performing domestic and international cash management functions and banking processes
Experience with Federal regulations governing the Department of Energy (DOE) including Federal Travel Regulations
Additional years of experience working in or with financial institutions and institutions of higher education
Demonstrated knowledge of Iowa State administrative systems and policies, organizational structures and responsibilities, as well as Board of Regents, State of Iowa and Iowa State University policies and procedures
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.