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Job #: R-00026235
Location: Scott Air Force Base, IL
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has a career opening for a Functional Engineering Manager at Scott AFB, IL.  

Our customer, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Scott AFB IL, acts as the provider of GIG/Defense Information System Network (DISN) services to its customers, the Department of Defense (DoD) and national security organizations. This role manages all staffing actions for a large, globally dispersed team.  The functional engineering manager works closely within the program management team to identify qualified candidates, conduct interviews, make hire/no hire decisions, and coordinate staffing issues with customer mission managers, program leadership, and subcontractors. He/she will manage the career progression/redeployment programs that assists current employees to find new opportunities within the program. He/She will also work closely with Leidos corporate entities to facilitate the onboarding and redeployment of current employees and support employee development.  The Functional Engineering Manager will perform site management duties in support of the contractor workforce at and around SAFB. 

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, a quick learner and able to work independently while collaborating with other team members and customers in a complex environment.


  • Manage all staffing activities within a large, globally dispersed team
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to staff existing and future needs and ensure staffing is accomplished in a timely manner
  • Manage recruitment sources and local hiring events
  • Coordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessment, work assignments, career progression, salary planning, and recognition/disciplinary actions
  • Establish enterprise processes for personnel management
  • Develop and implement enterprise training plan
  • Manage/analyze staff retention and develop corrective courses of action if required
  • On-boarding new program team members
  • Developing/updating/improving program processes, policies and tools related to personnel staffing and functional needs
  • Identify and manage issues, risks, dependencies
  • Develop and present management reports to include staffing, attrition, and other personnel metrics
  • Manage employee accountability
  • Manage reporting for Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)
  • Contractor site leadership at Scott AFB
  • Track compliance to program processes/procedures
  • Monitor completion of mandatory compliance and program training
  • Draft program directives
  • Coordinate program newsletter and team communications
  • Some travel may be required (10%)


  • BA/BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Master’s degree with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Specific related experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Familiarity working with support organizations and corporate procedures
  • Exhibits thorough understanding of compensations, and pay/performance processes.
  • Excellent briefing, writing, communication, administrative, and organizational skills
    Self-starter and have the ability to work independently with little to no supervision
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (to include Microsoft Project)
  • Currently possess an active DoD Secret Security Clearance. 


  • Prior supervisory experience as a supervisor in Leidos
  • Familiarity with Leidos support organizations and corporate procedures
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • ITIL certification
  • Top Secret or TS/SCI eligible preferred.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Proj and Prog Management


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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