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Job #: R-00123366
Location: Newport News, VA
Category: Training
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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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.

At Leidos, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities. Learn more about the values and culture that are the foundations of our business. Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more.

The Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security obstacles for customers with “can’t fail” missions. From scanning for illicit material at ports and borders to predicting future events and instability up to five years in advance, our products help customers make the world safer. To explore and learn more, click here!

At Leidos' Defense Group, we are thrilled to announce an opening for the position of Training Specialist on the UNICORN program at our Newport News, VA office. This presents a unique opportunity to utilize your expertise in support of the UNICORN mission and its valued customers. Within this role, you will be responsible for instructing both internal and external customers on various services, procedures, processes, techniques, tactics, products, and skill development. While participating in course definition and development is a part of your role, your primary focus will be delivering these courses. To ensure you remain at the forefront of training and development, we encourage you to stay updated on research, learning theory, motivation theory, and new training methods and techniques.

There is a potential for telework of 25% while in the office the rest of the workweek.

Primary Responsibilities

As a UNICORN Training Specialist, your daily duties and job responsibilities will include:

  • Developing comprehensive instructional materials, including training presentations, to support customer engagement and facilitate their development in familiarization and immersion.

  • Conducting training presentations and providing one-on-one training sessions for the UNICORN program.

  • Offering demonstrations of system capabilities to various segments and levels within the intelligence community.

  • Creating and maintaining operator checklists and position-specific quick reference cards.

  • Assisting with any additional assets required to ensure successful operations utilizing UNICORN for mission accomplishment.

  • Collaborating with government leadership to address software features and gather necessary requirements.

Basic Qualifications

To be considered for this role, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 4 years of relevant prior experience, or a Master's degree with at least 2 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance (US citizenship required in order to obtain the clearance).

  • Practical knowledge of the professional discipline, often obtained through advanced education combined with relevant experience.

  • Possesses full, deep understanding of industry practices and standards.

  • Develop solutions to problems and issues that require understanding of domain knowledge: deep knowledge and established experience with aligning training with business goals, comprehending business operations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for working with staff, trainees, subject matter experts, and organizational leaders. Much of your work will be accomplished through teamwork.

  • Excellent communication skills, enabling you to clearly convey information to diverse audiences, including public speaking engagements with various customer audiences and leadership levels.

  • Critical-thinking skills to assess classes, materials, and programs, identifying training needs and making improvements as necessary.

  • Decision-making skills to select or create the best training programs for the organization.

  • Strong collaboration skills, working closely with staff, trainees, subject matter experts, and organizational leaders. Teamwork is a key aspect of the role.

  • Proficiency in instructional skills, understanding the fundamentals of teaching and lesson planning, as you'll also lead courses.

  • Leadership skills, engaging audiences through training with motivation, energy, and a customer service-oriented approach: experience acting as Advisor to the government leadership to address software features and gather necessary requirements.

  • Flexibility to travel with limited notification due to the dynamic nature of the customer and mission.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the basic qualifications, the following skills and experiences are considered advantageous:

  • Experience in training within an on-the-job training model.

  • Experience in training individuals in technology.

We invite you to grow and excel in your career with Leidos, where your contributions as a UNICORN Training Specialist are valued and supported through ongoing training and professional development. Come be a part of our dynamic team in Newport News, VA, and embark on this exciting professional journey with us!

Pay Range:

Pay Range $59,150.00 - $106,925.00

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® 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

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, contact your local law enforcement and report the incident to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Commitment to Diversity

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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