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Administrative Assistant, Patent - Mountain View

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Google Inc.
Location: Mountain View, CA
Date posted: 08/19/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
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Administrative Assistant, Patent - Mountain View

Administrative Assistant, Patent - Mountain View

Administrative jobs at Google are staffed by bright, organized, and dependable people driven by a common company goal: to help us accomplish great things. Working behind the scenes, we make a significant impact on the people we support as well as on Google users around the world. We're adept at leading and managing a variety of simultaneous projects, which requires the particular talent of being able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

The role: Administrative Assistant, Patent

As an Administrative Assistant, you'll keep your team's business operations and activities organized and moving forward. You're a self-starter who can recognize where processes can be improved and who will take the initiative to improve them. Using your strong communication skills, you'll effectively collaborate with a variety of people and job functions, accomplishing tasks of moderate- to high-complexity and scope. You're also able to analyze and anticipate the needs of your managers, team members, and their projects, which means you'll acquire a thorough knowledge of Google's products and services. When circumstances demand, you'll provide strategic support – such as evaluating data or resolving minor operational issues – with your manager's guidance.

Additionally, you'll be interacting with high-level executives both inside and outside of Google, which means you have the ability to perform flawlessly and professionally in a fast-paced environment along with the grace and willingness to change direction when circumstances demand. Multiple openings are available at different levels depending on your skills and experience, but regardless of your assignment, you'll be expected to demonstrate strong business judgment, professional etiquette, and organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities: Perform an extensive array of administrative tasks (manage calendars, book travel, and schedule facilities and equipment). Coordinate duties for multiple offices. Build efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations, and help define new operational strategies. Mentor new team members. Serve as a technical lead for and manager of small projects. Requirements: BA/BS degree preferred with a strong academic record. Experience serving as a project lead from conception to completion. Ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies. Interest and experience in using technology and the Internet to improve work efficiency. Comprehensive knowledge of process, project, and program management theory and practices and the ability to apply them when solving operational issues. Expectation of complete confidentiality on all business matters. Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions.

About Google:
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin,Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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