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Job #: R-00021584
Location: Ashburn, VA
Category: Aviation
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Responsible and accountable for operational and service outcomes of the Washington Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) facility. Responsible for service level performance, facility status, planning and directing all operational activities within the Service Area.  Responsible for coordinating training, work assignments, recognition, and disciplinary or corrective action. Reporting issues impacting delivery of services to the appropriate entity. Has current/prior Flight Service or Air Traffic Control experience.  

Supervisor responsibilities include: 
•Assists the Operations Manager and peers in the planning and directing of facility operations.
 •Provides general supervision of all Flight Service Specialists. This includes but is not limited to training, coaching, guiding, leading, managing and motivating a diverse team of Flight Service specialists. 
•Ensures continuity of services during emergencies and equipment failures. 
•Ensures specialists are performing within the guidelines of FAA and Leidos operational directives and procedures.
•Maintain Operational Currency.

In addition to operational considerations supervisory personnel must be able to:
•Be a positive influence and maintain a positive work environment within the workforce. 
•Maintain an awareness of employee and program concerns.
•Be able to effectively manage in a unionized environment while complying with a collective bargaining agreement. 
•Be alert to developing factors that might have a negative impact on performance and personnel and keep management advised of any areas of concern. 
•Assist in directing the internal operations of the facility such as managing specialists work assignments, shift schedules and training.
•Effectively communicate and model Leidos values. 
•Develop and maintain effective cross department communication.
•Ability to effectively communicate upward downward and laterally.
•Support Leidos and program policies.

There will be no relocation assistance for this job opportunity.

This is an exempt level supervisory position at a 24/7 operational facility. The selected candidate must be able to work a nonstandard work week which will include the following; holidays, weekends, day shifts, evening shifts and overnight shifts.

US Citizenship is required. Currently is, or has the ability to become, DCA facility certified. Requires two or more years of full performance level certification as a Leidos Flight Service Specialist.  Applicant must maintain operational currency. 

Desired skills 

  • Current certification and familiarity with Flight Service Operations in at least two Eastern Service Areas of responsibility is desired.
  • Previous or current AFSS Operations Supervisor, Flight Service Operations Center or AFSS Staff Support experience is desired.
  • Current or prior experience as Designated Lead Specialist and On the Job training instructor is desired.  
  • Generally expected to have a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 5+ years or prior relevant experience or Masters with 3+ years of prior relevant experience or equivalent. Generally has 2+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.

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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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