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Job #: R-00013747
Location: Sarasota, FL
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Animal Care Facility Manager

Job Description:

Leidos is currently in need of a responsible individual to fill the position of Animal Care Facility (ACF) Facility Manager. The successful candidate will oversee facility operations, manage day-to-day operations and provide a liaison function between the Florida facility and the project/management team in Houston; all while remaining in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. The candidate must have outstanding communication skills, ensuring that status and needs are communicated in a timely and effective manner.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee ACF operations
  • Interface and coordinate with facility owners, subcontract team, facility users, and facility visitors from NASA, Leidos, and/or Principal Investigator teams
  • Respond to customer inquiries and refer clients to the appropriate channels
  • Ensure quality of all services and processes within the facility
  • Monitor and support IT configuration for guest and environmental chamber computers.  Must be knowledgeable enough to work with facility or expert helpdesks.
  • Perform facility tours, audits, inspections, property audits
  • Monitor for maintenance issues or configuration changes, take care of minor repairs and cleanup and place needed maintenance work orders
  • Manage and configure labs/offices as mission needs demand
  • Coordinate calibration of tools/equipment
  • Manage the maintenance, preparation, routing and tracking of purchase orders required to support mission operations
  • Maintain adequate lab inventory and order items as necessary
  • Communicate status and needs timely and effectively
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and security protocols
  • Monitor Hurricane plan readiness and execution as weather requires
  • Communicate shipments into and out of the facility

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Science, Logistics, or related discipline
  • 5+ years’ experience in facilities or lab management position
  • Possess IT knowledge to communicate and troubleshoot issues
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in an Animal Care Facility
  • Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems
  • Experience with NASA property and/or procedures

This position requires successful completion of a government background check to access government facilities and systems. Work cannot begin on the contract without a fully adjudicated security clearance. If you are not a United States Citizen or Green Card holder, this check could take 12-18 months to complete.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management



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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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