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Job #: R-00098377
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: DOE Q
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Are you an accomplished professional looking for your next challenge? Are you energized by supporting a national security mission?  If so, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for! This position supports the Office of Defense Programs within the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.  In this role, you will serve as a senior advisor to the Director of Human Capital and Business Operations to resolve emerging issues and problems.  To be successful, you need prior experience exercising mature judgment and making independent decisions in accordance with established policies, rules, and procedures. 

You must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.

This full-time position at the Department of Energy Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C. with 2-3 days of telework allowed as approved by the customer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as senior advisor to the Director and staff to resolve emerging issues and problems.
  • Assist the Director and staff to coordinate activities with subordinate units to help resolve issues, and ensure proper development, implementation and execution of policy and programs.
  • Interpret existing strategic guidance and policy, and analyze applicability and relevance.  Propose revisions, elimination, or draft new policy/guidance.
  • Analyze broad and highly difficult assignments that require applying a series of processes and methods that require analysis of key programs of broad scope.
  • Articulate and communicate to the team the assignment, project, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.
  • Monitor and report on the status and progress of work, checking work in progress, and reviewing completed work to ensure that the Director’s instruction on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met.
  • Manage special projects with impact at all levels where one or multiple functions are involved. Ensure effective communication, action management, and assigned special project outcomes in support of executive priorities and goals.
  • Organize project team efforts, develop, and recommend proposals for improvement and resolve integration issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 15 years of experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q
  • Experience as a Federal employee or contractor
  • Knowledge of program and project management principles and techniques sufficient to comprehend program guidance and provide program and project recommendations to technical staff and to assess program and project performance against established goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic environment and have the ability to interface with a broad range of federal civilian and military senior staff and leadership.
  • Ability to independently prioritize activities, meet deadlines, track actions, and follow through on multiple (often unanticipated) daily, weekly, and monthly tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, orally and in writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • PMP certification
  • 20 or more years of experience
  • Experience as Federal employee or contractor in DOE/NNSA

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $156,000.00 - $210,600.00

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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