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Job #: R-00018055
Location: Winchester, VA
Category: Intel
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: 12 Hour Shift Pattern
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence


Job Requisition:

Watch Officer

Job Description:

We have an Opening for a Mid-Level Watch Officer to support an Intelligence Community (IC) customer's mission in Winchester, VA.  The Watch Officer will hold the following responsibilities:

  • Assist and facilitate the functions and capabilities of an IC customer to include:
  • Develop incident response procedures, job aids and checklists, customer daily situation reports, and the customer Watch Officer internal training process for all Watch Officers.
  • Conduct alert notification of individuals and teams for the orderly transition to crisis team operations and processes, if required.
  • Draft daily and event driven Situational Awareness Reports concerning IC and customer capability and capacity to provide intelligence, to include the execution of supporting contingency and continuity plans.
  • Provide support to ongoing IC continuity response activities, to include the response operations center and alternate facility plans and procedures.
  • Support   asset    management   staff   (Accountable   Officer,    Responsible Officer, and User) in maintaining an accurate inventory and accountable distribution of equipment.
  • Participate in after-action reviews and corrective actions to address shortfalls identified during events or exercises, as directed.
  • Watch Officers must be comfortable working in a 365; 24/7 hour work environment. The schedule involves a panama shift schedule: 5am-5pm for four weeks and then 5pm-5am for four weeks.

Education: Bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of applicable experience or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of the degree. Relevant experience at all levels/sectors of government will be considered



  • Knowledge of communications security and use of multiple communications systems (e.g., IC databases, notification systems, secure fax); Experience with 24/7 operations center operations; Proficiency in the operations of all continuity communications platforms required by OMB/OSTP D-16-1
  • Previous experience working in a high stress environment
  • Experience utilizing multiple forms of communications systems (e.g. telephone, fax, radio, etc.)
  • Experience utilizing emergency response  team rosters and emergency notification tools
  • Experience recognizing situational  awareness indicators and executing judgment of potential  impact on mission operations
  • Experience developing  clear and concise written  products that require minimal  revisions
  • Experience facilitating emergency communications
  • Previous experience working rotating shifts in a panama schedule environment
  • Must have experience using Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • TS/SCI with CI Polygraph is mandatory

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



Scheduled Weekly Hours:



12 Hour Shift Pattern

Requisition Category:


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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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