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Job #: R-00023251
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cyber security for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs!

Leidos is looking for a high performing and experienced person to provide direct support to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Weapon Security and Control Division for program execution in Washington, DC. Overall duties involve providing subject matter expertise including technical analysis of planning, programming, and budgeting analysis efforts for monitoring and supporting National Laboratory and production plant studies, and evaluations of nuclear weapon security and use control activities. The position contributes to the development of DOE policies, procedures and guidance to govern the implementation of nuclear weapons surety (safety, security, and use control) activities in support of nuclear weapons systems. Facilitates communication between the NNSA Federal

Program Managers, Site Offices, and M&O contractors.  

Primary Responsibilities:

• Developing budget justifications, issue papers, point papers and briefings for formal presentations by DOE/NNSA officials before Congressional committees, interagency review panels and independent boards. 
• Providing technical expertise in the area of nuclear surety and guides the efforts to aid in the development and implementation of surety technology into the existing and future weapons stockpile.  
• Aiding in management of the Weapon Data Access Control process which provides for the receipt, review, approval or disapproval, and coordination of DOE Visit Requests for all official visits requiring access to Weapon Data (including Sigma 14 and 15 categories) by DOE, Congressional, Department of Defense, foreign national, contractor, and outside agencies.  
• Supporting preparation of inputs to the DOE/DOD annual Joint Nuclear Weapon Surety Report to the President.
• Supporting the management of the Joint Integrated Lifecycle Surety and Use Control Site Coordinator programs.  
• Assisting in preparing DOE positions on DOD nuclear weapon security and use control rules and requirements. 
• Participating in joint and interagency meetings as a weapon security, and use control subject matter expert.  
• Participating in joint agency security and control policy, planning, and enterprise transformation advisory groups such as the DOE Threat Working Group, DOE-IN and US Intelligence Community, Security Policy Verification Committee, and others as directed by the

Weapon Security and Control Division Director. 

• Maintaining current knowledge and understanding of Presidential, Nuclear Weapons Council, and military policy and requirements on nuclear weapon security and use control requirements and assessing the status of activities funded by NNSA programs to meet these requirements. 
• Assisting Federal managers to develop strategic planning over the short, middle and long-term time frames and to align strategies with the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the DOE/NNSA offices in Washington, DC. 

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, management, or a related science field; 
• 10+ years’ experience in nuclear weapons or engineering; 
• 10+ years’ experience supervising or leading teams or projects;
• Possession of a DOE Q or DOD Top Secret security clearance;
• Ability to acquire SCI Access;
• Operational experience in nuclear weapons command and control (C2) processes and procedures;
• Knowledge of Use Control current designs and emerging technologies; 
• Experience in nuclear weapon programs and technology; 
• Knowledge of nuclear weapon design, operations, security, and safety;  
• Microsoft Office application skills;
• Proven ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.  

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in engineering, management, or related field; 
• Working knowledge and demonstrated experience with DOE Sigma 14, Sigma 15, and Sigma 20 classification caveats; 
• Working knowledge and demonstrated experience with Special Access Program activities; 
• Experience with DOD weapon system Project Officer Groups (POGs) and senior level nuclear weapon management groups;
• Experience working on nonproliferation and/or counter proliferation intelligence issues; 
• Familiarity with US Government inter agency management structure, orders, acts, and directives as they pertain to emergency response activities;
• Knowledge of DOD activities related to the acquisition, maintenance, or development of nuclear weapons, weapon platforms; or nuclear weapons employment and weapons effects.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




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Job Family:

Policy Analysis


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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