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Job #: R-00021458
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The NISC III program within the Civil group at Leidos is seeking a UAS/C-UAS Strategic Communications & Planning Professional in support of the FAA customer.

In this role, you will support the FAA System Operations Security Group in the development of a systematic plan for consistent information activity within the FAA and other organizations and stakeholders.

You will need to understand, develop, and communicate long-range goals, plans, and programs in the operational deployment and use of Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).

Assist the government in addressing a broad range of issues associated with the integration of Unmanned Airspace Systems (UAS) in the NAS from a security perspective.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Development of multiple mitigation plans in the use of Counter-UAS (C-UAS) technology in the NAS.
  • Support strategic communication plans to distribute these mitigation plans to various stakeholders, including municipalities and airports, and support a plan for distribution.
  • Provide solutions to complex airspace situations for NAS stakeholders in developing C-UAS mitigation plans related to their specific needs.
  •  Support the operational deployment and use of Counter-UAS (C-UAS) technology as it pertains to FAA security with the following:
  • Assist in developing a long-range tactical plan.
  • Identify risks and associated mitigations.
  • Identify Measures of Evaluation through key metrics and reports.
  • Support meetings among government agencies.
  • Track and Report planned UAS Security related activities.
  • Provide detailed and updated reports of C-UAS operational deployments.
  • Provide written products to the government when required.
  • Support related briefings regarding UAS Security items for public, local, state and federal stakeholders when required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Normally requires a BA degree and 8 – 12 years, Masters with 6 – 10 years, or Doctorate degree with 4 - 8 of prior relevant experience.
  • Additional years of experience can be substituted for a degree at the hiring manager's discretion.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience with writing, preferably within an educational setting or with a US Government customer.
  • Knowledge of the FAA Air Traffic System preferred.
  • Air Traffic Controller (ATC) experience preferred.
  • Additional experience in Management, Traffic Management Units (TMU), Airspace and Procedures Staff time, also preferred.
  • Background with UAS and C-UAS technology preferred.
  • Familiarity with NOTAMs, Domestic Events Network (DEN), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs); Military Operating Areas (MOAs; Special Airspace Activities (SAA) preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desirable but not required.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Proj and Prog Management

About Leidos

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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