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Job #: R-00097711
Location: McLean, VA
Category: Intel
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description

The Intelligence and Homeland Security Group of Leidos is seeking a Watch Officer to support an Intelligence Community (IC) program in Tysons/McLean VA area. An Active TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance is required to be considered for this position.  The candidate will support Government staff in developing a broad range of written products in support of senior leadership and USG policymakers on a 24x7 Watch.

Primary Responsibilities

Watch Officers supporting DNI Watch Operations shall be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Support 24x7 ODNI Watch activities, working 12 hour rotating shifts, as deemed appropriate by the Government. Act as the 24-hour point-of-contact (POC) for the DNI.
  • Monitor intelligence traffic utilizing ODNI-designated networks and databases
  • Monitor and answer all commercial and secure phones related to the ODNI Watch. Represent ODNI in Noble Eagle, NOIWON, MOTR calls, and other official business conference calls.
  • Perform other situational awareness and communications facilitation functions, as required.
  • Collaborate and crosstalk daily via phone and electronic mail with IC and CT partners to maintain awareness of issues which may be of interest and significance to ODNI leadership and provide documentation of all activities and communications in the form of standardized log notes.
  • Act as the after-hour courier receiver for deliveries to the ODNI.
  • Ensure receipt and distribution of information including, but not limited to, CRITICS, Noble Eagle alerts, NSA E and I series reporting, and State No Distribution/ Exclusive Distribution (NODIS/EXDIS) reporting, as appropriate.
  • Perform various duties of the ODNI Executive Support Office during non-business hours, as required.
  • Mobilize to report to designated alternate facilities — local and remote —and execute assigned duties for potentially extended periods of time during emergency situations (actual or exercises).
  • Maintain the ability to operate the alternate facilities and demonstrate this ability upon request of the Government (actual or exercises).
  • Maintain situational awareness of world events by monitoring intelligence and other USG reporting as well as Open-Source reporting via Trident and the internet. Communicate with IC partners to maintain awareness of issues which may be of interest and significance to ODNI leadership.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the ODNI organization and the DNI' s priorities to effectively identify issues requiring/warranting executive attention.
  • Alert the ODNI Front Office (FO) and leadership of significant events which may require action by the DNI or any of the ODNI components.
  • Forward intelligence reporting to ODNI senior leadership, in accordance with FO guidance.
  • Alert ODNI senior leadership to events and reporting of interest.
  • Coordinate distribution and dissemination within the IC for Executive Branch speech review in coordination with the ODNI Executive Secretary.
  • Receive and track National Security Council (NSC) meetings, agendas, and read-ahead materials.
  • Manage eWASH, WASHFAX, and associated Crisis Management Communications (CMS) system operations.
  • Uses a Panama Schedule- 5 week rotating schedule: (2 weeks x night shift (4PM-4AM), 2 weeks x day shift (4AM-4PM), 1 x week transition (8AM-4PM).  Average ~40 hours/week over the 5-week period (some weeks are more, others are less than 40 hrs).

Basic Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
  • Demonstrate experience in supporting 24x7 Watch operation
  • Experience in DNI watch policies and ability to training others on those policies and procedures
  • Experience working with one or more of the 17 IC agencies, DOS, DOD, and/or DOJ.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the following areas: All Source information including, HUMINT, SIGINT, IMINT, Open Source, and ELINT.
  • Ability to support 24x7 watch operations working twelve hours shifts
  • BA degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 years of prior relevant experience. Additional experience may be substituted for education.

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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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