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Job #: R-00030888
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos has a career opening for the a Vice President, Global Security Operations located in Reston, VA.

Position Summary:

The job of the Vice President of Global Security Operations is developing and driving implementation of the core Global Security disciplines to mitigate enterprise threats and risks. As Operations Security Director the incumbent will exercise direct oversight of all security operations and security disciplines for workplace security, international security, emergency management and business continuity planning, counterintelligence and insider risk.  The Operations Director will addresses complex security issues and facilitates compliance with Global Security Policy and the goals of Enterprise Risk Management.  The position has the responsibility to develop, promulgate, oversee and measure the effectiveness of policy and implementing procedures for an international company, managing the risk to people, facilities, and associated infrastructure.  This position reports to the Chief Security Officer and is the principle risk management officer for the Global Security organization.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems using both successes and failure in learning
-Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match shifting demands of different situations
-Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
-Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs
-Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
-Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics
-Makes sense of complex, high quality and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
-Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals
-Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions
-Secures and deploys resources effectively and efficiently
-Provides direction, delegates and removes obstacles to get work done
-Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organization goals
-Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
-Responsible for growing the business in line with organizational strategic plans
-Establishes and implements tactical and operational plans for the department or families with significant impact on the achievement of corporate functional results.
-Focus is on short-to mid-term strategies (e.g., 3 years or less) to achieve functional results.
-Communicates with parties within and outside of own project/family, and has responsibility for communicating with diverse parties external to the organization
-Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches
-Requires ability to communicate with executive leadership regarding matters of significant importance to the organization

Basic Requirements:
-Typically requires a BA/BS or equivalent and 15+ years of prior relent experience or Master’s Degree with 13+ years of prior relevant experience.
-Generally ha 12 years of experience supervising or leading teams or complex projects in support of enterprise strategic objectives
-Requires an active Secret security clearance

Desired Qualifications:
-Active Top Secret security clearance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% 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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