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Job #: R-00020732
Location: Clinton, MS
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil


Job Description:

The Mission Support Services Program Manager is responsible for strategizing and managing all resources within the Mission Support Services organization which includes the Corporate IT Service Desk (serving over 28k employees) and call centers for six government agencies. This position is located in Clinton, MS and responsible for establishing the strategy and driving the call center capability to customers and across the Leidos organization for new business and growth. 

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as the Leidos primary representative to the Government on all Enterprise Service Desk related matters.
  • Ensure hardware and software are in place that advances the IT vision and strategy.
  • Develop a customer care philosophy that ensures customer satisfaction.
  • Build and retain a qualified team through hiring and training to maximize effectiveness. 
  • Manage customer and build strong relationships. 
  • Maximize buy-in from customer to improve return on investment.
  • Develops strategy, processes and procedures that support execution of Service Desk activities, to include process flows, defined roles and responsibilities, knowledge articles, and reporting scheme to enable the establishment of appropriate touch points and engagements.  
  • Identify and implement opportunities for performance improvement of hardware, software and any supporting infrastructure and supporting services by employing IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices.
  • Ensure the delivery of on-site technical support and incident resolution to all customers, and provide regular reports to management and customers documenting various metrics. 
  • Provide direction and guidance for investigating, resolving, documenting, and reporting the causes and corrective actions in the ServiceNow system for all incidents assigned by the Service Desk.
  • Establish functional lines of support, communication, and authority between government leadership, Leidos, and other third party customers.
  • Employ continual improvement processes to effectively measure and enhance Service Desk performance, productivity, knowledge and profitability based on Service Desk performance metrics. 
  • Define, manage and maintain Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for each service in the Service Catalog. 
  • Establish KPI metrics, reports and goals that aligned with the customer’s long-term strategic direction agencies ensuring customer service and productivity levels are achieved.   
  • Build a strong relationship with all customers, and inspire trust in the staff.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 12+ years of overall relevant experience with 8+ years of specific experience managing or leading Service Desk tasks for a large scale Enterprise Service Desk with defined Service Level Agreements such as first call resolution and abandonment rate.
  • Demonstrated experience with ITSM suites such as BMC Remedy or ServiceNow. 
  • Demonstrated experience implementing service improvement processes in response to performance metrics or service level agreements.
  • Demonstrated experience leading, directing, and evaluating task execution and performance exercising latitude and independence of the team to implement solutions as expected. 
  • Able to obtain a Public Trust security clearance or higher.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess Help Desk Institute (HDI) certifications, such as Support Center Manager.
  • Successfully completed ITIL Foundations and ITIL Practitioner certifications.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 50% of the time

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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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