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Job #: R-00052124
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
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 Program Analyst position supporting the nation's nuclear deterrence mission with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation.  Working with a high caliber and dedicated team, you would be accountable for maintaining efficient operation of the NNSA organization by facilitating office operations and deliverables. With the tools and information provided to you, you will maintain current awareness of the NNSA office structure and leadership and coordinate with federal managers, contractors and sites to meet programmatic requirements and resolve issues critical to an efficient front office.  This position is a full-time contractor position located in the NNSA offices in Washington, DC.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Research, draft and review technical, programmatic, and budget briefings, white papers, narratives, and other deliverables that are both periodic and ad hoc in nature such that they are clear, complete, and thoroughly convey complex program and technical issues for use in 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.

  •  Provide strategic communications support to senior leadership to ensure consistent messaging for senior leaders and external stakeholders including developing responses to Congress, executive NNSA managers, stakeholders, and customers to solidify support.

  • Coordinate resources to adequately inform NA-11 leadership of important actions, deadlines, and events impacting program execution and collaborate with technical contractors to address program requirements and external inquiries.

  • Provide day-to-day management support and coordination of the program office to assure continuity and consistency of information and direction, such as scheduling program meetings, off-sites, and presentations; and ensuring completion of programmatic materials, correspondence, reports, and other items requested of NA-11.

Required Clearance:  Active DoD TS or DOE Q clearance preferred. 

Required education and qualifications:

  • Requires a BA degree or equivalent experience and less than 2 years prior relevant experience.

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrable experience with written communication, briefings and reports for senior and executive management.

  • Experience supporting federal programs and managers.

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

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

  • Outstanding organization and time management skills.

  • Experience in reviewing and editing briefings and reports for consistency in style, formatting and messaging.

  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Sharepoint, Tableau Software, and Cisco WebEx

  • Knowledge of formal records management policies and procedures

Leidos is growing! Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Policy Analysis

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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

Pay and Benefits

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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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

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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