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Job #: R-00107824
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: DOE Q
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The Nuclear Enterprise Assurance (NEA) Division, NA-121.4, has a need for a full-time Deputy Program Manager to provide management support to the NEA Core Team.  This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Albuquerque, NM.  This position will assist the NEA Governance Lead with programmatic activities within the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and will support the NEA Division Director in managing the NNSA Office of Defense Programs’ performance and success in executing the NEA Program. This position will also collaborate with the NEA Governance Lead in their responsibilities to lead the execution of programs, policy, requirements, assessment, oversight, and workforce development activities.

This position is located in Albuquerque, NM and will be a hybrid work schedule with 2 – 3 days in the office and 2 – 3 days remote.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain Defense Programs NEA policies and requirements for nuclear weapon and nuclear weapon enabling capabilities including providing leadership for formal publishing of nuclear weapon information technology risk management framework requirements.

  • Inform NNSA policies and DOE orders to ensure integrated NEA governance.

  • Provide oversight in the development of NEA implementation training programs.

  • Establish standards and processes for NSE-wide NEA awareness, training, and skills development.

  • Support the implementation of the NEA Program Execution Plan.

  • Support the development and oversight of L2 (Level 2) Milestones for M&O contractors.

  • Develop integrated communications strategies to advance NA-121 NEA position, goals, strategy, policy, requirements, and processes with target audiences.

  • Provide strategic communications, integration counsel, and advice to NNSA, M&Os, and NNSA partners in NEA.

  • Provide programmatic interface with DoD, Design Agencies and Production Agencies.

  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with internal and external organizations and maintain these relationships over time.

  • Developing effective communication including briefings, memos, and correspondence as well as accurate technical reports.

  • Provide all the necessary support to ensure the effectiveness and success of the NEA Core Team.

  • Track and manage Defense Programs, DoD, and Congressional actions and inquires.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of 15 years of related experience.

  • Experience in facilitation, strategic communication, and program management and integration.

  • Knowledge of NNSA SD 452.4-1, Nuclear Enterprise Assurance policy.

  • Knowledge of the substantive nature of NNSA nuclear weapon programs and activities.

  • Experience managing interdisciplinary teams.

  • Demonstrated experience managing interfaces between NNSA/DOE, Nuclear National Laboratories, Nuclear Production Agencies and DoD.

  • Related experience in a government, DOE, or military office.

  • Knowledge of the substantive nature of NNSA Nuclear Weapons programs and activities, missions, policies, and objectives.

  • Current DOE Q or DoD Top Secret Security Clearance

  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in writing and editing briefings and reports for senior and executive leadership, including the ability to remain a professional demeanor when presented with issues, and ability to work multiple issues at once and prioritize workload.

  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills; ability to synthesize information into meaningful messages for various audiences.

  • Participation in inter-organizational or working group meetings.

  • Experience working in a high-performance team environment.

  • Ability to absorb additional tasks/scope as NEA Program Office portfolio matures.

  • Adaptability to support special topic engagements as assigned.

  • Proficiency in coordinating with multiple stakeholders across diverse organizational cultures, priorities, and responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess and apply communication and formal facilitation knowledge and capabilities.

  • Strong skills in MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint.

Requires an active DOE Q clearance or DoD Top Secret Security Clearance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $128,050.00 - $197,000.00 - $265,950.00

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 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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