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Job #: R-00047336
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: DOE Q
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. Driven by our talented workforce, the Federal Energy, Environment and Commerce Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Capabilities:

Leidos is looking for a high performing candidate to fill a position supporting the nation's nuclear deterrence mission with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Programs as a Program Analyst for the Office of Production Modernization (NA-19).  This position is a full-time contractor position located in the NNSA offices in Washington, DC.

NA-19 is responsible for re-establishing and modernizing the Nation’s nuclear weapon production capabilities. The organization manages approximately $4 billion annually in prioritized investments across the nuclear weapons enterprise to ensure availability of key materials and infrastructure for plutonium pit production, tritium, domestic uranium enrichment, highly enriched uranium and other materials for weapon secondary, high explosives, and non-nuclear components.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction and communications support to senior leadership to ensure consistent messaging for senior leaders and external stakeholders.

  • Analyze programs’ processes and progress toward major milestones.  Provide succinct summaries of conditions and suggest follow-on actions to federal managers to assist them in achieving the government’s mission.

  • Draft clear and complete documents that accurately and thoroughly convey complex program and technical issues for use in senior decision making.

  • Communicate with high-level officials in NNSA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies, state and local governments, industry, and academia on program and technical issues of immediate interest.

  • Develop persuasive presentations on programmatic topics for potentially skeptical audiences.

  • Provide day-to-day management support, oversight, guidance, and coordination of the NA-19 front office, including office procedures for meeting the mission, oversight of scheduling, correspondence, reports, and other items requested of NA-19.

  • Coordinate resources to adequately inform NA-19 leadership of important actions, deadlines, and events impacting program execution.

  • Maintain current awareness of NNSA office structure and leadership, federal managers, contractor and site roles, and programmatic requirements and issues to contribute to running an efficient office.

Required Clearance:  Active DOE Q and/or DOD TS clearance

Required education and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 8 years of prior relevant experience or a Master’s degree with 6 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Demonstrably strong writing skills particularly with written communication and reports that describe the completion and plans of major nuclear weapon and strategic material programs for senior and executive management.

  • Prior experience supporting federal programs and managers.

  • Experience coordinating and collaboration with the National Security Enterprise complex contractors and partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in facilitating and reporting large program reviews and financial reviews.

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

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Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

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About 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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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