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Job #: R-00022008
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Intel
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The NISC III program within the Civil group at Leidos is seeking an Unmanned Airspace Systems (UAS) External Engagement Professional to support the FAA customer. 

In this role, you will provide support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Systems Operations Security Group in the use of Counter-UAS (C-UAS) technology in the National Airspace System (NAS)

Support the FAA System Operations Security Group in the delivery and coordination of external communications to stakeholders as well as support the planning and implementation of a range of external events. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Address a broad range of issues associated with the integration of Unmanned Airspace Systems (UAS) in the NAS from a security perspective.
  • Create targeted content and develop an outreach plan to communicate the goals, plans, and vision of System Operations Security to a diverse audience of stakeholders, executives, airports authorities, and municipalities. 
  • Attend external meetings to properly document discussions concerning the operational deployment and use of Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) and the integration of UAS into the NAS from a NAS Security perspective.

Basic Qualifications

  • Normally requires a BA degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Additional years of related work experience may be substituted for a degree at the hiring managers discretion.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in creating content for targeted and diverse audiences, with a mindset to seek how best to engage stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to convey complex topics in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Knowledge of the FAA Air Traffic System 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.
  • Experience with Technical Writing and strong communication skills preferred.
  • Strong Networking skills and confident public speaker.
  • Ability to collaborate across teams to actively contribute to the development and execution of an external communications plan.


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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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