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Job #: R-00119221
Location: Hampton, VA
Category: Intel
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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  • Are you ready for a career path with an impact?

    Unleash your potential at Leidos, where we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

    If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

    Are you a seasoned Command Language Program Manager (CLPM)? Or do you have cryptologic or foreign language experience? If so, Leidos is seeking someone like you to join the team at Joint Base Langley in Hampton, VA. The CLPM runs the Commander’s Language Program (CLP). The selected individual will be responsible for the following job duties:

    • Serve as the principal Advisor to Commanders on Foreign Language Issues, provides regular program updates and reports compliance, addresses specific linguist challenges and opportunities, maximizes language proficiency, language readiness, and mission impacts, facilitates diagnostic assessments and language placement tests; tailors individualized training for each CLA and manages remedial training.

    • Performs mission essential tasks critical to the successful accomplishment of AF cryptologic missions and ID language readiness for CCs through comprehensive language program management, developing and managing the unit's mentorship program, coordinating w/supervisors, language mentors and Cryptologic Language Analysts (CLA) and managing their unit's portion of the JCD (CLPM database).

    • Ensures assigned CLA information is listed in Military Cryptologic Continuing Education Program (MCCEP), the National Security Agency (NSA)-directed database (CHANDELIER), JCD (language portal), and other databases as directed, is reviewed and updated at least quarterly IAW applicable CFETP and other applicable documents.

    • In coordination with unit leadership, supervisor, language mentor and member, CLPMs create and maintain an ILTP for each military CLA assigned IAW the applicable CFETP.  The ILTP will identify the individual’s specific weaknesses, strengths, and define appropriate language training needs and a training plan.

    • Ensure all newly assigned CLAs are provided a language specific diagnostic assessment and/or a structured language placement test if available to determine language training needs. Develop/manage process to evaluate effectiveness of training for assigned CLAs

    • Administers the unit’s RLTP IAW the applicable CFETP and ensure military CLAs who do not meet minimum language requirements are immediately entered into the RLTP.

    • Gathers and validates all military CLA proficiency data, remediation status, utilization, AFSC disqualification/waiver data, and career field/skill level (AF Form 2096) information and forward as directed.

    • Establishes a Command Language Program Council (CLPC) and provide CLP updates to the commander at least quarterly.

    • Creates a language training budget/spend plan, which they forward monthly and annual language training spend plans through wing/center to AFCO as directed.

    • Ensures all assigned military CLAs test at least annually in all languages in which training was provided at government expense.  DLI by-pass members must also test annually in the language in which they were accepted into the AFSC.  CLPMs will also ensure all assigned civilian CLAs test at least annually in the language required for their position.

    • Coordinates with the appropriate office: testing center/Test Control Officer, personnel, or finance, etc, on appropriate language issues, such as, Defense Language Proficiency Tests (DLPT), Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB), etc

    • Performs ad hoc and recurring analysis of intelligence-related activities, performance measures of intelligence-related activities, and process improvement analysis to ensure the 16AF can adequately supply trained and proficient linguists covering a multitude of languages.

    • Responds to Requests for Information (RFI)s and will help advocate for additional training so USAF linguists can achieve higher levels of proficiency.

    What Sets You Apart (Required):

    • At least 10 years of cryptologic or foreign language experience.

    • Bachelor's degree (experience may be considered in lieu of degree).

    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Active TS/SCI clearance required. If needed, must be willing to submit to a polygraph.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $66,300.00 - $119,850.00

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 46,000 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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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