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Job #: R-00049194
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos has an immediate opening for a Group Security Director to lead the Leidos Intelligence Group enterprise security organization. This position is responsible for envisioning and aligning security’s contribution to the Intelligence Group’s strategic growth objectives and customer requirements. The successful candidate should have a deep understanding of the US Intelligence Community and its associated industrial and information assurance regulatory framework with the demonstrated capability to align those competencies to support business growth in the areas of intelligence analysis and operations, applied tradecraft, and systems development and modernization.  The Intelligence Group Security Director also serves as a strategic advisor to the Group President and operations staff for personnel security clearance reform, clearance and classified facility reciprocity and growth enablement.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Understands the vision and direction of the Intelligence Group President; formulates, executes  and oversees plans and objectives to support that direction; integrates plans at the strategic and operational level of the supported organization
•Leads, manages and directs subordinate and matrixed security staff in support of Intelligence Group business objectives while aligning the overall security effort with the broader Leidos security enterprise; measures performance, develops the organization as needed to support the Intelligence group including staff professional competencies
•Develops innovative approaches to solve complex and novel challenges consistent with corporate and customer risk appetite while maintaining excellence in regulatory and contractual compliance
•Actively manages threats to and vulnerabilities within the Intelligence Group in conjunction with Corporate Insider Risk Management, Emergency Management, Counterintelligence, and International Security programs
•Implements and provides guidance to management on security issues such as security education, classified document control, security investigations, classification control, classified construction standards, and personnel clearances
•Directs the analysis of security breaches and disciplinary actions related to security violations and incidents within the Intelligence Group; prepares reports of findings, implements remediation and risk mitigations consistent with those findings

•Directs activities that have a significant impact on the achievement of results for the security function and across the Intelligence Group; frequently influences decisions made by leadership.
•Decisions within the function and advice to leadership drives long-term success, failure, profitability, and growth through security infrastructure and cleared personnel planning
•Establishes and implements strategic and operational plans with associated budgets, for the security department and enabling plans for the Intelligence Group operational functions with a significant impact on the overall success of the Leidos enterprise security organization
•Work requires a high degree of creative thinking, independence of coordinated action with a keen sense of personal responsibility and accountability for results

•Problems and issues faced are complex, unique to circumstance and customer preferences and require consideration of variables that have enterprise-wide impact
•Conducts extensive investigation and analysis to understand the root cause of problems factoring in customer requirements, national security responsibilities and business exigencies
•Problems are highly complex and typically involve multiple functions, projects, or customers in a multi-agency regulatory environment

•Communicates and negotiates with senior management officials within and outside of Leidos on matters of strategic importance
•Requires the ability to prepare and deliver succinct executive briefings and correspondence reducing complex issues to actionable recommendations delivered with credibility and impact
•Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices, and approaches

•Manages organizations that encompass multiple teams led by managers and supervisors
•Develops mid to long-term plans on optimizing the Intelligence Security Group and the talent required to execute strategies for the job area.
•Hires, terminates, promotes and reward performance in accordance with organizational guidelines.

•Requires in-depth management and leadership knowledge to lead teams or manage across multiple functions within Leidos
•Requires in-depth knowledge of Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs)
•Requires advanced business knowledge in intelligence support functions, advanced management and leadership capability
•Required working knowledge of supporting merger and acquisition activities and associated organizational integration tasks

•Broad practical experience across multiple security professional disciplines within the organization, combining theory, past practical experience, and the organization's business practices
•Requires a BA/BS and 15+ years of prior relevant experience, BA/BS in a relevant field is preferred
•Must have 12+ years of experience supervising of leading teams or projects in progressively challenging assignments at least one of which is functionally equivalent to this position
•Demonstrated mastery of executive level briefings, prior experience managing organizational budgets and large projects

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Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 10% of the time

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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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