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Job #: R-00052948
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 Policy Analyst position supporting the nation's nuclear deterrence mission with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Programs (DP).  Working with a high caliber and experienced support team, you would be accountable for senior consultation support to the Office of Defense Programs, specifically to assess, modify, and establish national/international policy consistent with U.S. national security strategy as required to enforce the U.S. nuclear deterrent mission.  You will serve as a member of the Nuclear Weapons Council (NWC) Support Team and provide direct support to the NNSA Administrator, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, senior staff within the Office of Defense Programs, and the Office of Policy - NNSA.  With the tools, training, and information provided, you will maintain current awareness of the DOE/NNSA, NWC mission/organizational structure and leadership, and coordinate with federal program managers, support contractors, and NWC Executive Action Officers to meet programmatic requirements and resolve issues critical to mission efficiency.  This position is a full-time contractor position located in the NNSA offices in Washington, DC.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Research, draft, and review technical and programmatic briefings, status papers, white papers, narratives, analysis, 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 (DoD), and other federal agencies, state and local governments, industry, and academia on program and technical issues of immediate interest.

  • Provide strategic policy-related 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.

  • Advise and assist the NNSA NWC Executive Action Officer (AO) on all matters related to NNSA’s activities to plan, coordinate, control, and ensure delivery of products (e.g. schedules, briefs, analyses, point papers, reports) for all NWC subcommittee assignments to NNSA.

  • Provide support to NWC AO Working Group meeting by generating meeting notes, analyses, status reports, and briefing materials.

  • Provide technical, analytical, and project management support to the NNSA NWC Executive AO, ADAs, functional managers, and subject matter experts (SMEs) on all NWC-related assignments and Defense Programs mission work. Establish and maintain a daily dialogue with the NWC support staff within Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD)/Nuclear Matters.

  • Provide direct analytical support on all nuclear policy-related matters to the NNSA Executive AO.

  • Maintain a consistent daily dialogue with the Office of Policy, National Security Council staff, and NWC support staff within Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD)/Nuclear Matters.

  • Maintain the NNSA NWC Work plan and NNSA/DP program communications for internal coordination and distribution to NNSA ADAs, functional managers, SMEs, and NWC subcommittee members

  • Prepare for and attend NWC prebriefs - take notes and share them with the NNSA NWC Executive AO. Collect, interpret, and act on relevant action items for NNSA NWC Executive AO, ADAs, functional managers, and SMEs review and approval. Forward all applicable documentation (meeting materials, finished reports, letters, etc) to OASD/Nuclear Matters as directed by the NNSA NWC Executive AO.

  • Receive, review and prepare reports and coordinate for principal member signature. Secure NWC and NWCSSC member votes on letters, memorandums, and other program reports, as required. Prepare/revise templates for use.  Develop, coordinate, and distribute all Defense Programs and NWC-related reports, letters, Congressional testimony, and other NWC related support materials. Participate in all annual report cycle activities.

  • Work with staff from the NNSA Executive Secretariat and DOE Executive Secretariat offices for process reviews/concurrence on packages (e.g., policy and position papers, joint NNSA/DOE and DoD reports) bound for the NNSA Administrator and/or Secretary of Energy.

  • Apply proper safeguards for storage, distribution/transmittal, handling, and destruction of all NWC and DP-related/generated classified media (e.g., letters, memorandums, reports, books, binders, CDs/DVDs, etc).

  • Manage and control the content of materials in safes in accordance to the Records Management Handbook.

  • Manage and administer all content maintained on the NNSA NWC Executive AO website; provide content management and configuration control for the site.

Required Clearance:  Active DoD TS or DOE Q required. 

Required education and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

  • 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

  • Experience within NNSA preferred, experience within NNSA Office of Defense Programs strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with treaties, international/national support agreements, and nuclear arms control.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Sharepoint and video conferencing tools (e.g., Cisco WebEx, Zoom, Teams, etc.)

  • Knowledge of formal records management policies and procedures

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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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Top Secret


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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