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Job #: R-00024795
Location: Winchester, VA
Category: Intel
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: 24/7 12 Hour Shift Pattern
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

We have an Opening for a Mid-Level Watch Officer to support our customer's mission in Winchester, VA.  The Watch Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist and facilitate the functions and capabilities of watch operations center to include:
  • Develop routine and incident response procedures, job aids and checklists, and daily situation reports.
  • Conduct alert notification of individuals and teams for the orderly transition to crisis team operations and processes, if required.
  • Draft daily and event driven Situational Awareness Reports concerning capability and capacity to provide mission, to include the execution of supporting contingency and continuity plans.
  • Provide support to ongoing continuity response activities, to include the response operations center and alternate facility plans and procedures.
  • Participate in after-action reviews and corrective actions to address shortfalls identified during events or exercises, as directed.
  • Watch Officers must be comfortable working in a 365; 24/7 hour work environment. The schedule involves rotating 12-hour shifts with a 5 am or 5 pm start based on a Panama schedule.

Education: Bachelor's Degree OR Five year’s equivalent operations center experience. Relevant experience at all levels/sectors of government will be considered.


  • Knowledge of communications security and use of multiple communications systems (e.g., IC databases, notification systems, secure fax); Experience with 24/7 operations center operations; Proficiency in the operations of all continuity communications platforms required by OMB/OSTP D-16-1
  • Previous experience working in a high stress environment
  • Experience utilizing multiple forms of communications systems (e.g., telephone, fax, radio, etc.)
  • Experience utilizing emergency response team rosters and emergency notification tools
  • Experience recognizing situational awareness indicators and executing judgment of potential impact on mission operations
  • Experience developing clear and concise written products that require minimal revisions
  • Experience facilitating emergency communications
  • Must have experience using Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • One plus years of relevant IC and/or watch officer experience
  • TS/SCI with CI Polygraph is mandatory

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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24/7 12 Hour Shift Pattern

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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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