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Job #: R-00022924
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Administrative
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: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos has a career opening for an Executive Assistant located in Reston, VA.

Position Summary:
The Executive Assistant will provide support to the Chief Performance Excellence & Strategic Partnerships Officer of Leidos, a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering.  The job of the Executive Assistant will regularly interact with senior management and executives on matters concerning the functional area, customers and other outside entities.
The candidate will perform a broad range of administrative tasks, to include managing scheduling, preparing correspondence, coordinating meeting logistics, preparing expense reports and coordinating travel. Occasional overtime may be required.

Primary Responsibilities:
-This is a position that demands a high degree of telephone and personal professionalism, polish and diplomacy. Absolute confidentiality is a critical component of this role.
-The candidate will perform a broad range of administrative tasks, to include managing scheduling, preparing correspondence, coordinating meeting logistics, preparing expense reports and coordinating travel.
-He/she will manage priorities with an understanding of which activities are most appropriate for the allocation of the Executive’s time.
-The candidate may from time-to-time act as proxy to the Executive, such as representing him in communications and may make administrative decisions or take actions on his behalf based on knowledge of the company's organization, priorities, policies and personnel.
-He/she will prioritize and carry out special projects and complex assignments as needed, exercising frequent independent judgment, initiative and tact.

Basic Qualifications:
-High School degree and 5+ years of experience.
-Must present a positive and personable demeanor with an ability to interact and relate well with both external and internal contacts at all levels, up to and including Executives, customers and members of the Board of Directors. -Must be able to work effectively with key administrative personnel across the enterprise.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills, sound decision-making and prioritization ability, and attention to detail are critical.
-Must have excellent calendar management skills including the ability to coordinate complex executive meetings. Must have a mastery of Microsoft Outlook.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
-Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with a commitment to completion of projects on a timely basis.
-Must have strong problem-solving skills with an ability to diagnose and resolve complex issues.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field preferred plus 11+ years of administrative support experience of an increasingly responsible nature at a senior level. Additional relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
-DoD Top Secret security clearance

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Yes, 10% of the time

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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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