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Job #: R-00053608
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

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. 

About the Antarctic Support Contract:

Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos supports the NSF’s Office of Polar Program’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics by aligning with their Mission and Vision Statements:

  • Vision:  Expanding our scientific reach in Antarctica through increased operational and logistical effectiveness.
  • Mission:  To provide the operational and logistical platform necessary for the U.S. to conduct world-class science in Antarctica and maintain its active and influential presence on the continent.

Leidos ASC operates and maintains three geographically remote research stations: McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and McMurdo Station and several large deep field sites across Antarctica. The Field sites are supported by fixed and rotary wing aircraft as well as ice traverses across east and west Antarctica. Each station or field site supports world-class research and the facilities are a critical part of this mission and supports over 1300 people living, working and performing research across Antarctica.

The South Pole Assistant Area Manager will join an exciting team at ASC as a participant in the South Pole Area leadership team and the South Pole Performance Management Team (PMT). They are responsible for implementing specific operations at South Pole and assist with coordinating efforts to efficiently run the South Pole Station. They will report to the South Pole Area Manager.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages specific planning activities and assists with integration of site operations from planning through execution for the following activities: flight operations, station services, staffing, performance management, population planning, resource planning, de-conflicting station resources, non-governmental organizations and other areas as assigned.
  • Occasionally works with the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense / Air National Guard, other USAP agencies, foreign national Antarctic programs and non-governmental agencies.
  • Develops & implements ASC strategies that ensure all necessary resources and support is available to grantees conducting research projects at South Pole Station.
  • Participates as an active member of the South Pole Area Performance Management Team that integrates performance and drives continuous improvement activities.
  • Identifies risks and develops & executes risk mitigations.
  • Participates in activities related to winter-readiness of the crew, facilities, supplies and all other requirements needed to successfully staff and execute the annual Austral Winter season. Works closely with the Winter Site Manager to achieve these objectives.
  • Ensures administrative support responsibilities are met, including support to NSF representatives and ASC & South Pole management; deployment and redeployment of science, NSF, and ASC personnel; and supports program sponsored special events.
  • Actively supports efforts led by Environmental Health and Safety department and Safety Manager to continuously improve safety culture on station and decrease injuries and property damage on station, ensuring a safe working environment for everyone.
  • Supports a harassment free work place for all personnel at South Pole and upholding Leidos Values.
  • Supports integration activities for all Scientific Events and Projects at South Pole to ensure requirements and schedules are met and provides mitigation and conflict resolution when needed. Develops long-term resource projections and resolutions to resource constraints.
  • Assists with development of long term vision and provides technical guidance to USAP stakeholders & agencies for South Pole Station.
  • Supports & assists South Pole Area Manager in all South Pole initiatives, strategies and planning activities.
  • Supports the matrixed South Pole fulltime team; develops, influences & drives South Pole initiatives and solutions in collaboration with matrixed functional managers to solve complex station problems.
  • Supports & enforces activities that follow the Antarctic Treaty, Health and Safety procedures, and all other applicable company and NSF procedures and policies.
  • Monitors and reports on progress of South Pole activities.
  • Handles confidential matters in accordance with management policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 6-8 years of relevant experience
  • Must be a US Citizen or green card holder to meet contractual requirements
  • Ability to execute independently in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work strategically and tactically
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Detailed oriented
  • Strong Microsoft Office suite skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in remote environments
  • Polar regions work experience
  • Supervisory and  leadership experience, specifically in matrixed multi-skilled organizations
  • Understanding of remote field operations including fixed wing operations
  • Utilization of an Integrated Master Schedule
  • Experience supporting or managing remote field operations
  • Experience managing logistics & operations in harsh work environments
  • Incident Command System (ICS) certified
  • Incident Management (NIMS) certified

PHYSICAL AND / OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Deployment is required in this position at discretion of management (approximately 3-5 months per year during the Austral Summer). The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs. 

Key Programs and/or Capabilities: 

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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:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 50% of the time

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Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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