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Job #: R-00065598
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: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation is seeking Plans Action Officers, contingent upon contract award, who will be responsible for providing operational-level planning capabilities to support the Chief Operations Officer and other senior leaders throughout the organization. 

Location: Washington, DC.


  • Provides support for all organizational planning efforts, integrating across multiple agencies and synchronizing across all workstreams and staff sections. 
  • Facilitates coordination across entities, with the single goal of providing actionable information and knowledge to enable decision-making by leaders. 
  • Accelerates information flow and guidance from senior leaders to the staff to ensure synchronization and unity of effort. 
  • Synchronizes and integrates tactical planning efforts of our embedded planners within key staff sections to ensure plans are nested with guidance, intent, and priorities. 
  • Reviews and provides recommendations to the Chief of Plans on current systems and processes in place to ensure they are appropriately nested with senior leader guidance and they provide appropriate levels of detail to enable rapid understanding and decision making. 


  • Significant experience facilitating collaboration across multiple workstreams and agencies.
  • Desirable to have served in key developmental positions serving the Secretary, assistant secretary level or senior level in one of the federal operating divisions.
  • Experience briefing senior civilian leadership highlighting operational and strategic impacts of planning efforts.
  • Driven, self-starting and able to critically think at the operational level to determine and recommend current and future planning requirements.
  • Aggregate multiple data points and collate information into succinct products for senior leaders.
  • Guide and track execution of multiple planning lines of effort.
  • Collect, analyze, and process information on current and forecasted situation.
  • Establish organizational information requirements and reporting schedules to support the planning effort.
  • Establish information collection activities as necessary, e.g., Essential Elements of Information (EEI), forecasted weather and impacts, infrastructure, environmental, demographics, etc.
  • Oversee the production and distribution of the Situation Report.  
  • Compile and display incident status information. Report any significant changes in incident status.
  • Manage the preparation of all operational deliberate and contingency plans as required.
  • Document in writing all significant decisions and facts relative to activities on the incident. 

Education: Possess a bachelor’s degree.

Experience level: Minimum 5 years of experience operating in interagency and intergovernmental organizations or equivalent experience.

Clearance: Ability to obtain Secret (interim or final)

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External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Proj and Prog Management

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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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