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Job #: R-00024758
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: DOE Q
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 cybersecurity 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 has a need for a full-time Program Analyst/Organizational Communications Specialist to support the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Office of Defense Programs (NA-10).  The primary focus of this position is to assist NNSA with communication technical and programmatic information to stakeholders and, particularly, to assist NNSA’s Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis (NA-183) with writing and coordinating publication of the annual Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan (SSMP). The work is performed in the NNSA offices located at the DOE Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C.  Domestic travel may be required to support meetings and other activities.

Primary Responsibilities

• Collect technical and programmatic data from sites and PMs for early formulation of annual congressional budget material, program planning documentation such as program plans and program implementation plans, and advise, review, and edit annual budget data information and budget justifications to Congress.   
• Collect technical information across multiple groups at different levels (program managers, M&O partners, and field office personnel) to draft and develop position papers and memorandums for NA-10 federal managers. 
• Analyze speeches and testimony by the President, Secretary of Energy, NNSA Administrator, and key Defense Programs personnel; public documents; press releases; and other materials using expert knowledge and concepts to summarize for use in key DOE/NNSA messaging and document themes.  
• Coordinate with NA-10 Strategic Communications Office to capture subject talking points, themes, and messaging to ensure consistency with the annual SSMP. 
• With a program team, develop and produce the DOE/NNSA annual SSMP. Assist in the development of complex schedules and briefings; create legislative requirements mapping; and serve as liaison between NA-183, programs, production team, and chief editor. Review and evaluate relevant nuclear weapons program submissions, such as accomplishments, challenges, strategies and approaches, and technical data for inclusion in the SSMP.  Provide programmatic, technical, and logistical support for classified and unclassified meetings including the development and coordination of meeting agendas, schedules, writing guidance, chapter templates, assignment lists, meeting documentation, and briefings.  
• Assist with achieving day-to day objectives with particular emphasis on the preparation, creation, and publication of NNSA’s reports and annexes to meet Congressional requirements, ensuring compliance with DOE Strategic Plan, Nuclear Posture Review, and other key policy references. Edit a broad range of documents for internal and external use (e.g., Reports to Congress, strategic plans, briefings, etc.) and provide input to other strategic documents as required. Analyze audience needs and knowledge for each document under development to appropriately target the audience.  
• Participate in weekly staff meetings, planning meetings, team calls, video teleconferences, and other meetings held by federal leadership and team members.
• Draft and update style guides and summaries of corporate messaging for development and editing of documents.  Coordinate reach back support from the larger contractor team for special efforts or surge support.  

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree and 8-12 years of experience or Master’s degree and 6-10 years of experience
• Work experience supporting federal government programs (e.g., DOE/NNSA or DOD).
• Exceptional verbal, writing, and editing skills.
• Experience developing documents on technical topics for lay audiences.
• Ability to collaborate and work with a team.

Preferred Qualifications
• Prior experience within the DOE/NNSA nuclear security enterprise.
• Knowledge of DoD nuclear weapons enterprise.
• Knowledge and experience in handling and management of classified report, papers, briefing, and systems.
• Prior experience working on large technical documents.
• Prior experience as part of a high performing team to deliver materials to Congress.
• Experience with iPortal and Sharepoint collaboration tools.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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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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