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Job #: R-00110959
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Health

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Leidos Civilian Health Solutions is seeking a Special Project Administrator/Lead to support National Institutes of Health (NIH) programs in Bethesda, MD.

Position requires person to be local to the DC Metro area for full time onsite work.

This position is part of a highly dynamic organization with multi-layered services effort and is located onsite at the NIH Clinical Center (CC) in the Pharmacy Department. The Special Project Administrator/Lead will assist in developing and implementing a centralized structure for identification and execution of pharmacy services operational improvements.



  • Develop a structure and project/resource plans to support budget, contracts, metrics (HR – staffing and resource requirements), data management, data calls, regulatory audits (investigational and QA section) and process improvements. 
  • Conduct business workflow and process analysis, identify opportunities for improvement and assess change impact.
  • Collect and analyze business requirements and leverage these to draft descriptions for current or future strategic support needs for the organization.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for identification and visualization of key performance metrics and data.
  • Assist the customer with managing all aspects of change associated with the transformation of the organization to align with business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organizational structures.
  • Build strong relationships and rapport with multiple levels of stakeholders and organizational leadership.
  • Coordinate efforts with other specialists (as required) to deliver on project goals.
  • Assist with drafting and tracking strategic operational plan updates through appropriate channels.
  • Provide regular updates to senior management on project progress, including preparing reports or briefings detailing status, risks, upcoming or past due milestones and actions items.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Business Administration or Healthcare Administration with 10 Years of relevant experience.
  • Experience supporting teams in a pharmaceutical setting. Prior pharmacy technician experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical regulatory guidelines in clinical settings.
  • Experience with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle, with proven experience in developing and successfully implementing project plans, schedules and milestones.
  • Experience with assessing and conducting workflow and business process analysis.
  • Experience identifying, documenting and tracking business requirements and process improvements.
  • Understanding of data science and data mining to develop visualization methods for key performance metrics.
  • Exceptional communication (both written and verbal) and relationship building skills, with ability to communicate at multiple levels of an organization to gain consensus.
  • Risk management, problem solving and root-cause identification skills.
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Lean Six Sigma training and/or experience is a plus.
  • PMP Certification a plus.


Pay Range:

Pay Range $84,500.00 - $130,000.00 - $175,500.00

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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