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Job #: R-00065637
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: Yes, 25%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The Leidos National Airspace System (NAS) Implementation Support Contract (NISC), supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Spectrum Engineering Office located at FAA Headquarters, Washington, DC, currently has an opening for a Deputy Task Order Manager (DTOM). This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience to support the FAA Spectrum Engineering mission to provide every pilot and air traffic controller with interference-free communications, navigation, and surveillance services.  This position will support the FAA Spectrum Engineering staff and provide leadership and management support for the Business Operations team. 

Tasks include:

  • Personnel-related actions, including hiring, onboarding, performance assessments/reviews, promotions, timecards, training
  • Providing the senior Spectrum Engineering TOM with support for various management tasks
  • Financial tracking, invoice review, and charge approvals (labor, travel, and other direct charges)
  • Subcontracts and subcontract staff administration
  • Processing and tracking travel authorizations
  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of a Spectrum Records Management System
  • Development and preparation of high-level presentations for FAA senior managers
  • Providing technical writing assistance to organize and translate complex data into clear and usable issue papers, reports, articles, briefings, job aids, and guidance documents for diverse target audiences
  • Ensuring the completion of products and deliverables on time and within budget

The ideal resource will be a detail-oriented, self-starter who enjoys working with teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Deputy TOM reports directly to the Task Order Manager and will assist in managing and scheduling various programs/projects.  Assist with administering task orders issued by FAA customers.  Ensure the work requested under the task order is performed correctly concerning cost and schedule. This support includes establishing task budgets, performing invoice analysis, establishing estimates to complete, and evaluating subcontractor invoices. Also, tracking deliverables, purchases, and services/products ensuring customer requirements are met and continually assessing performance.  In addition to supporting the Task Order Manager with administering the task orders, the Deputy will assist with establishing goals and objectives for the successful completion of work within budget and schedule constraints and guide subordinates. They will develop policies and procedures and ensure their implementation.  Provide guidance and oversight to subcontractor staff.  Further, the position requires frequent interface with FAA customer personnel, other contractor personnel, FAA Engineering Technical Officer (ETO/COR), and other FAA customer representatives.

The successful candidate will be a proven, versatile, and results-driven leader that motivates multi-disciplined technical teams.  Teams consist of electrical, electronic, spectrum and telecommunication Engineers, computer programmers, and program analysts.  DTOM assists the TOM with coordinating subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and personnel development. The DTOM assists the TOM with preparing task order proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and Estimates at Completion (EAC) of the various task orders.   This position requires strong business acumen with a thorough understanding of the customer mission, the customer organization and customer relations, and the ability to adapt to changing customer needs and requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Administration, with a minimum of 5+ years of prior relevant experience or a master’s degree with 3 years of prior relevant experience or equivalent
  • An additional 2 years of experience leading teams or projects
  • Advanced-level expertise with data analysis and reporting utilizing Microsoft (MS) Excel
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of SharePoint sites and the ability to manage and maintain information
  • Experience conducting research, evaluations, studies, and presenting recommendations/solutions related to short- and long-term program planning requirements
  • Experience leading team meetings, providing monthly status reporting, and participating in national and regional teleconferences
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • The ability to craft well-written, organized documentation consistent with acceptable standards of writing
  • A public trust background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability and the ability to obtain a SECRET clearance within one year
  • The ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior FAA experience desired
  • Project Manage Professional (PMP) Certification.
  • Over five (5) years of direct experience managing multi-disciplinary teams, government contract finance, and producing briefing for executive management.
  • Basic understanding of U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) operations

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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