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Job #: R-00035750
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Marketing Communications
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The Leidos Surface Transportation Solutions Portfolio is seeking a Communications Team Lead in the Washington, DC metro area to provide leadership on and support for contracts with the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and State Departments of Transportation (DOTs).  

Location: Washington, DC metro area. While this position offers the flexibility to work from an office and partially telecommute, the selected candidate must live in the Washington, DC metro area. Non-local candidates will be considered, with the need to relocate to the Washington, DC metro area by November 2020. On average, the selected candidate will conduct in-person meetings, monthly at USDOT.

Travel: This role requires up to 20% travel to project sites (within the US) to support meetings, including meeting preparation and facilitation, writing meeting proceedings reports, and supporting web-conferences and webinars.

The Communication Team Lead will lead communications and outreach efforts for cutting-edge projects/programs in Leidos’ Surface Transportation Portfolio. Specifically, the position involves:

  • Staff management for a team of six (6) geographically dispersed communications specialists, editors, and graphic designers.
  • Contributing creative and technical intellectual leadership in the communications domain to clients and peer staff across a number of technical projects to increase results achieved by projects.
  • Developing communications, outreach, and/or marketing strategies – including message delivery and packaging options – for national, state, regional and/or local initiatives that aim to influence and change behavior of professionals (e.g., transportation engineers, designers, planners) and/or the general public.
  • Interacting with target audiences and project stakeholders around the country to solicit understanding of messaging needs.
  • Facilitating and moderating meetings and workshops in a variety of formats including in-person and web-based.
  • Leading projects and teams of varying sizes.
  • Drafting content for articles in technical and general media publications, newsletters, and knowledge and technology transfer platforms.
  • Writing and organizing content (e.g., brochures, newsletters, web sites, social media, multi-media) for various technical programs.
  • Creating summaries and briefings of technical and/or research reports for technical and lay audiences.
  • Planning for, supporting, and hosting in-person and online meetings, peer exchanges, and conferences of varying sizes (e.g., meeting design and logistics, developing and executing media plans, participant travel coordination).
  • Leading technical proposal efforts and general business development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, English, Public Policy, or related field, Master’s degree preferred; as well as the following skills:
  • 8+ years of related experience. Experience in the transportation industry or in a similar technology/consulting environment is ideal. 
  • An understanding of communications, outreach and marketing strategies, approaches and implementation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior critical thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Ability to transform complicated subject matter and diverse source material into coherent, engaging, and accurate communications for a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness – the willingness to work outside strict job description parameters, thinking creatively about how to provide the highest level of service.
  • Strong project management skills – the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines within the budgetary constraints and the ability to coordinate multiple engagements simultaneously, prioritizing demands on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • The ability to work independently and with small teams.
  • A strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • The ability to thrive in highly flexible, rapidly changing, ambiguous work environment.
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, and successful at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines.
  • A self-directed individual who can work independently given initial instructions and guidance and who seeks constant improvement through self-identifying opportunities and peer feedback.
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office tools/programs, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Experienced with online and multi-media tools and platforms.

Desired Skills/Traits/Experience:

  • Exposure to and solid relationships with national- and/or state-level transportation executives and leaders.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging a variety of industry, government, research, consulting, and other professionals to achieve a common goal.
  • Strong leadership abilities, and project and staff management skills. Ability to set specific and measurable objectives, continually improve performance and measure impact, and contribute to Portfolio strategic direction.
  • Skilled at managing budgets, team performance, and outside vendor deliverables.

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Marketing Communications

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 www.Leidos.com.

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