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Job #: R-00029797
Location: Reston, VA
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time

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Job Description:

Leidos has a career opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Director to support our team in Reston/National Capital Region. In this role, you will lead all aspects of day-to-day organizational and workforce management to support staffing/recruiting requirements for Enterprise Cyber & Solutions Operation in Defense. You will manage a combination of direct and indirect reports including one Talent Acquisition Manager and up to 15 experienced professionals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct, and control employment and staffing policy/program execution and manage the overall resources to insure a timely/quality response to internal customer needs.
  • Responsible for selection and training of staff.
  • Provide metrics and reporting to their operational leader on a regular basis.
  • Manage recruiting operations and overall implementation of new recruiting tactics and recommend process improvements

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of relevant experience, including minimum 7 years of proven successful track record of managing Talent Acquisition teams across multiple locations and business areas in the Defense, DOD, or similar industry. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.
  • Strong understanding of analytics, able to create reports from multiple sources of data and utilize them to design and execute on solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in driving recruiting strategies
  • Demonstrated analytical aptitude to support metrics development and management proven track record of leading high performance teams
  • Knowledge of employment branding strategies and candidate management techniques savvy in usage of social media to attract passive candidates and build pipeline
  • US citizenship is required and able to obtain clearance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Job Family:

Talent Acquisition


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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