Battelle Memorial Institute Blast Research Purchasing Specialist (Sr. Admin Asst) in Tyndall AFB, Florida

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

Primary Function

We are currently seeking an Blast Research Purchasing Specialist/Administrative Assistant to support Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) efforts in Airfield Protection, Installation Resiliency, and Blast (APIRB). This position is located on-site at Tyndall Air Force Base, near Panama City, FL. The successful candidate will support APIRB RDT&E related to USAF Civil Engineering requirements, and existing and emerging technical gaps.

Major Responsibilities

Active areas of research include, but are not limited to:

1) Protective Concepts and Systems Against Forced Entry

2) Blast and Ballistic Protection Systems Evaluation

3) Mitigation of Internal Blast Effects

4) Protective Systems for Infrastructure and Asset Survivability Against Cased Munitions

5) Blast and Ballistic Protection for Guided Munitions

6) Airbase Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception Technology Development

7) Resiliency Technology Development

Position Requirements

  • High School or diploma with 5 years (minimum) experience

  • Knowledge of Air Force Civil Engineering is preferred

  • Knowledge of policies, principles, concepts, guidance, procedures, techniques, and methodologies pertaining to federal or Air Force financial management

  • In- depth knowledge of logistics support to Federal organizations

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • The candidate must demonstrate experience in preparation of reports and documentation consistent with DoD regulations; contacts staff to gather information and prepare reports to ensure that deadlines are met.

  • Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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