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Job #: R-00015485
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The National Solutions Group at Leidos currently has multiple openings for Mission Operators (Shift) to support a client’s requirements in a challenging, dynamic setting located in the Northern Virginia area.  This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience supporting an important, fast-paced, mission critical program and requires TS/SCI with poly. The Mission Operators will perform 24/7 mission console operations on a rotating 12-hour shift basis as part of a team that leverages national systems in a dynamic and evolving operations environment. Mission Operators will work in a highly collaborative environment with teammates, key stakeholders and the Government customer to ensure mission continuity and support to the IC community.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Implements mission plans and schedules and executes system tasking to achieve mission objectives.
  • Monitors and operates data processing computer software in accordance with defined operating instructions and procedures.
  • Responds appropriately to system messages or error indicators from equipment or control panels.
  • Responds to operational situations appropriately, and provides recommendations for system and process improvement.
  • Performs daily activities, including working with multiple systems, platforms, and databases to ensure mission accomplishment and monitors mission system performance. 
  • Applies expertise on system capabilities, tasking, and requirements during real-time operations and execution to ensure resource optimization.  
  • Must successfully complete a formal training and certification program
  • Monitoring and analyzing strategic and operational aspects of political, military, and economic developments within key countries
  • May focus analysis on domestic and/or international threats

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires BS/BA degree and 2 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience; OR an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Must currently possess an active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Experience with collection management, mission management, or  operational environments
  • Experience with working in an intelligence community operational environment
  • Demonstrated ability and experience working effectively on a small team in a real-time operational environment
  • Ability to recognize problems or errors and respond appropriately
  • Ability to work a rotating shift pattern covering a 24/7 mission Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to operate multiple systems that ensure activities are accomplished
  • Ability to identify needed changes to processes and activities and help to implement solutions
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a virtual team
  • Knowledge of the processes and tools required to execute timelines and provide mission status

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Job Family:

Systems Engineering


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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