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Job #: R-00093138
Location: Rockville, MD
Category: Consult Emp
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos has more than 30 years of experience implementing grants management solutions for a variety of federal agencies. As one of the largest service providers for the federal government, Leidos offers maximum efficiency, support and skill handling variable conditions to produce meaningful peer reviews. 

As a Program Support Specialist for Department of Justice (DOJ) contracts, the candidate will support the Project Supervisor and a Team Lead through administration, coordination, and customer service oriented tasks, as assigned. The successful candidate will work in a fast paced environment that requires team interaction and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  While most of the work is carried out  within a team environment, the candidate may be called upon to assist other members of the team, and at other times work independently on complex projects/tasks and assignments.

Primary Responsibilities

Under the guidance of a Team Lead, the Program Support Specialist will be the point of contact for the OJP Solicitation manager and coordinate all aspects of the review according to the established peer review schedule and deliverables.  Duties include tracking and disseminating deliverables and reports in accordance with schedules and milestones, coordinating and scheduling orientation calls with the DOJ customer and their staff, and responding to questions from the customer and reviewers.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Interfacing with DOJ staff to coordinate, schedule, and manage peer review activities.

  • Supporting the general Peer Reviewer email box to respond to queries, nominate reviewers to the Peer Review Database.

  • Assisting with virtual and in-person peer reviews.

  • Serving as Point of contact and engaging with subject matter experts – providing assignments, communicating the schedule(s) and deliverables, creating and delivering required forms, monitoring completion forms, coordinating consensus calls with staff and reviewers, and providing customer service and monitoring work activities.

  • Perform other peer review related tasks such as reviewer searches in the Peer Reviewer Database, initial interest outreach to approved reviewers, and perform Basic Minimum Requirements screening (BMR). 

  • Support various program auditing tasks (e.g. self-audits; upload audits)

  • Participating in regular process improvement and quality initiatives and other projects/tasks as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated customer service in a high volume, deadline driven environment.

  • Strong written, and oral communication skills that translate in a proficient and professional manner with employees/clients/customers. 

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Effective judgement concerning confidential or sensitive information. 

  • Ability to work independently, as a self-starter, and within short timeframes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Flexibility and the ability to manage shifting schedules and priorities.

  • Strong computer, Microsoft Office Suite skills (especially Excel and Word).

  • Ability to obtain public trust designation.

  • Required: BA degree and 3+ years of prior grants management/peer review or other relevant experience, or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience. An AA degree with 2+ years of relevant peer review/grants management work experience may be considered.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education and or experience in the criminal justice field or related discipline.

  • Experience in Federal grants management / peer review process.

Pay Range:

Pay Range - -

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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