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Job #: R-00058004
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: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $1000
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.

The NISC IV program at Leidos is seeking an Operations Security Data Release Support Specialist to provide support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) System Operations Security Group. You will use your expertise to support the Operations Security program in the use of National Airspace System (NAS) policy and procedures in various fields related to NAS security and crisis response impacting the NAS. Support will require you to assist the government in addressing a broad range of NAS sensitive flight data (SFD) security issues associated with air traffic control, airspace restrictions, operations security (OPSEC), SFD identification and protection, data release, System Wide Information Management (SWIM) programs, Surveillance Broadcast System (SBS) programs, including RADAR and Automated Dependent Surveillance System-Broadcast (ADS-B) programs, engagement with select  Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) programs and assessments, and the integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the NAS. You will provide solutions to complex air traffic management (ATM) operations security and data release issues for NAS stakeholders. 

Primary Responsibilities

Support the OPSEC and data release procedures and policies of the FAA as they pertain to the security of the NAS. This support will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  •  Identifying risks and associated mitigations.
  • Support for meetings among government and law enforcement agencies and other NAS stakeholders.
  • Provision of support in the writing of OPSEC and data release policy and procedures for sensitive military and law enforcement flight operations, and flight data identified as Sensitive Unclassified Information (SUI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), through development of Document Change Proposals (DCPs) for FAA Orders; Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs); Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs), and Letters of Agreement (LOAs).
  • Tracking metrics and creating reports and meeting documentation reflecting the progress of selected activities.
  • Provision of other written products to the government when required.
  • Support for related briefings regarding security items for public, local, state and federal stakeholders when required.

Basic Qualifications

Requires a BA degree and 12 –15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience or if no degree, additional related work experience can be substituted.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Ability to master use of other software that may be required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the FAA Air Traffic Control System gained through experience as an FAA Headquarters program manager or staff specialist for SWIM, SBS, or Technical Operations cybersecurity.
  • Experience on an Executive Secretariat, as an FAA procedures specialist, and FAA and/or military Air Traffic Control specialist.
  • Familiarity with NOTAMs, Domestic Events Network (DEN), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs); Military Operating Areas (MOAs); Special Airspace Activities (SAA); ADS-B and secondary surveillance radar, and System Wide Information Management (SWIM) programs.
  • Experience with technical writing and strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to understand and originate documentation pertaining to NAS security. Typical documents include meeting documentation; letters, white papers; talking points; spreadsheets; trackers; presentation slides; DCPs; MOAs; concepts of operation; tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs); training plans; and national security plans.
  • Skill in communicating at the senior leadership level within the FAA and with the FAA’s Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (FSLTT) partners.

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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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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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