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Job #: R-00059998
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Deputy Program Manager (DPM) to join a program team supporting a Government customer in a highly complex intelligence analysis environment. The DPM directly supports the Program Manager (PM), who is responsible for the overall performance of the program. The successful candidate will support the PM in the management of a team of up 300 resources, working in a high-pressure, mission-focused environment, and delivering outstanding results under changing priorities, tight deadlines and constraints.  The DPM will support the PM and program team’s relationship with the Government program office for management and technical matters and contract-level issues. Additionally, the DPM will serve as a mission advocate, supporting continual improvement of analytic product quality and production, including the integration of innovation and modernization initiatives. The DPM must support the PM’s goals and objectives, working with the PM to develop and maintain a cohesive and high performing program team. The DPM will be responsible for managing performance, schedule, quality and risk to ensure contract requirements are met; developing and supervising execution of a comprehensive metrics-driven performance management process, collecting and analyzing project metrics; managing and executing a mission-focused training program; ensuring that contractual deliverables are complete, accurate, and submitted on time; and participating in informal and formal reviews. We are looking for a team-oriented leader who has the interpersonal communication skills necessary to inspire the program team, and support the PM’s efforts to lead, direct and manage a large program, while effectively interfacing with senior customer leaders.

Performance objectives may include: analytic quality and production quantities, training of personnel, fill rate of approved positions, retention of personnel and Government satisfaction ratings.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Deputy Program Manager (DPM) will provide management, direction, administration, quality assurance, and leadership of the execution of this TO.

  • The DPM will oversee assigning tasks to contractor personnel, provide high level supervision of ongoing technical efforts, and manage overall program performance to ensure the optimal use of assigned resources and subcontractors.
  • The DPM will need to be readily available to respond to Government questions, concerns, and comments, as well as be proactive in alerting the Government to potential contractual or programmatic issues.
  • Supports the PM in both day-to-day management and long-term strategic development
  • Responsible for leading technical, administrative, contractual, and personnel aspects of the contract, as directed by the PM
  • Serve, as needed, as a secondary point of contact for the Contracting Officer (CO), the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), and the Government Program Manager
  • Responsible for timely and accurate delivery of all CDRL and financial reports for the contract as well as ad hoc data calls and various other contract deliverables (to include manpower reporting, kick-off meetings, monthly status reports, attending project meetings, and maintaining the Project Management Plan)
  • Expertly manage cross-functional teams responsible for delivering high-quality program capabilities on time and within budget, including Subcontractors and Vendors
  • Ensure that all work on this contract complies with the contract terms and conditions
  • Ensure innovation and efficiencies are an ongoing process
  • Coordinate resources needed for effective program management
  • Identifies, assesses and resolves complex business problems/issue/risks 
  • Supports planning for Contractor resources, scheduling, milestones and deliverables
  • Coordinates resolution of scope and schedule disputes
  • Responsible for securing and managing an exceptional team/staff, maintaining high levels of staff retention, and ensuring exceptional customer relationship management.
  • Ensure all security requirements are satisfied at all times.
  • Lead, manage, coach, and mentor employees, manage professional development, hiring, and issue resolution for the program.
  • Engage employees and customers on a routine basis to fully understand customer requirements and employee capabilities
  • Develops systems, procedures and capabilities to provide qualified personnel with short turnaround times; and corporate measures to correct/alleviate poor performance
  • Manages the timeliness, completeness, and quality of problem identification
  • Provides corrective action plans, proposal submittals, timely identification of issues, and effective management of subcontractors
  • Seeks to ensure customer satisfaction and professional and ethical behavior of all contractor personnel
  • Identifies and documents program technical, quality & risk areas and mitigation methods to reduce risk, maximize benefits and ensure delivery for scientific computing and analysis efforts regarding current or future capabilities

Basic Qualifications

  • Current Program Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) or Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalent.
  • At least 4 years of experience managing complex programs, supervising and leading teams or projects.
  • Experience organizing, directing, and managing contract operation support functions 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience collaborating and coordinating across project teams and components facilitating information sharing, reuse and productivity improvements.
  • Ability to collaborate with technical staff and customers in forming strategies to improve performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness
  • Demonstrate integrity, respect, and a commitment to excellence, collaboration, agility, and diversity
  • Experience effectively communicating at senior levels within a customer organization
  • Experience mentoring staff in order to maintain high levels of performance and positive morale
  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
  • US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the government contracts we support.


  • Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. 4+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Deputy PM or key staff role managing a complex, geographically distributed program of 300+ staff members.
  • Experience managing contracts or TOs with TS/SCI work occurring in a CONUS and OCONUS environment.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline

Pay Range:

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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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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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