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Job #: TR-662922
Location: McLean, VA
Category: Documentation Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Yes
Group: Defense & Intel

Job Description:
Leidos has an immediate need for a professional Research Specialist with a solid understanding of industry research techniques and the Intelligence Community. The Research Specialist will join the IMS Search Team and provide a comprehensive review for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and responses. Collections include a variety of forms: hardcopy, microfilm, and on-line full text database. Candidates must have an active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance to be considered.
This position is the focal point for providing intelligence reporting and reference services to the entire Intelligence Community (IC). • Responsible for conducting research and providing assistance in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests • Conduct searches and research based on FOIA requests • Provide results in accordance with customer guidelines • Recognize various types of search criteria and protocols • Work well with members of team and various legal offices • Manage a classified library and archive documents when appropriate • Electronically review a subset of newly processed documents, identify potential duplicate documents in the existing document repository • Review document duplicates and record decisions in the customer's automated system. The customer will provide training in duplicate document detection processing • Create memoranda or written reports documenting the results of quality assurance studies and investigations and associated recommendations including remediation
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution plus at least 2 years of experience; Four (4) years of experience (for a total of six (6) or more years) may be substituted for a degree, with a high school diploma • Strong critical thinking skills • Ability to learn quickly and work independently • Strong collaboration and communication • Willingness to ask questions for clarification • Strong attention to detail • Solid ability to navigate and learn new systems • Technical skills must be solid (not beginning level) • Ability to work under tight deadlines and keep tasks moving • Must be proactive • Ability to provide high quality work performing independently or with minimal supervision (self-starter) • Must have an understanding of security requirements and be able to adhere to them • Ability to be flexible and manage multiple competing priorities and adapt to changing work requirements and priorities • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team member • Excellent working knowledge of computer software with an emphasis on research capability • Excellent at time management and ability to work under pressure • Experience with data calls and quick reaction tasks • Experience with FOIA requests and responses • Ability to communicate effectively with various management levels, proactive experience and approach to delivering high quality services to all stake holders • Demonstrated experience developing excellent relationships with clients and technical teams ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Ability to interact with all levels of management and support of ongoing daily requests • Ability to manage and prioritize the day to day activities to support the various projects at hand, effective time management • General writing skills; analyze information and present in a format that is easy to read and understand, details are important • Communication skills; ability to clearly organize and effectively convey information verbally and written

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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