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Job #: R-00070600
Location: Alexandria, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos as an exciting opportunity as a Deputy Program Manager on our GSMO II IDIQ contract’s Joint Service Provider (JSP) Penetration Handling, Incident, System Health (PHISH) Support Services  Task Order in Alexandria, VA. JSP provides a full range of IT products, services, and solutions and customer services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff (JS), Director of Administration (DA), Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), and other OSD offices for them to meet mission and business requirements. Through the JSP PHISH, JSP performs cyber defensive actions in support of JSP and its customers including but not limited to: Army, OSD, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Force Protection Agency (PHPA), and Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JIAC).

This Task Order has 115+ FTEs working to perform PHISH support services for the JSP-supported networks and infrastructure. The team assists the JSP with monitoring network and end point data to prevent, detect, respond, and recover from adversarial activities for JSP and customer IP address space, compute and storage capabilities, desktops, laptops, VDI, data repositories in the FOUO, unclassified, secret, JWICS, and associated management networks. The Deputy Program Manager is responsible for supporting the management of cost, schedule, quality and risk. The DPM must support, provide leadership, and have the interpersonal communication skills necessary to inspire and lead a complex and high-paced environment. The DPM will interface with senior JSP leaders, contracting officer, and the COR. 

This task order is expected to be awarded in January with start of performance in February. This position has potential to start ahead of contract award in order to support transition in activities. An active TS/SCI security clearance is required prior to start and this role will be based onsite at the Mark Center in Alexandria, VA area.

Primary Responsibilities:     

  • Perform duties under the strategic and operational vision of the Program Manager

  • Responsible for financial, technical, administrative, contractual, and personnel aspects of the contract

  • Manage project schedules and coordinate contractor activities in accordance with the PWS

  • Work closely with third parties (e.g. other contractors, other Federal entities) to facilitate integrated mission support

  • Present regular executive briefings to the government on services provided on the contract (verbal and written)

  • Apprise Government stakeholders on productivity and quality assurance

  • Ensure that all work on the contract complies with the contract terms and conditions and is approved/coordinated with senior corporate managers

  • Responsible for making sure the program is staffed and working with teammates to achieve Leidos success

  • Supports delivery of CDRLs

  • Coordinates with government customer, understands customer’s technical needs

  • Proactively identified and mitigates risks; identifies and capitalizes on opportunities

  • Establishes and maintains an inclusive work environment consistent with Leidos values and ethics

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of relevant experience. Additional relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Prior experience with programs of similar size and complexity (50-100 FTEs; Defensive Cyber)

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge in planning, directing, and managing projects/operations in an organization similar in size to this program

  • Demonstrates experience with researching and fielding new and innovative technologies

  • Demonstrates experience in procurement of IT hardware and software

  • Demonstrates experience in defensive cyber operations

  • Effectively work with a team establishing, strong, collaborative working relationships with government customers, technical staff, and senior managers

  • Strong follow through skills.

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance is required prior to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with JSP and/or understands JSP’s mission

  • 5 or more years of IT program management or leadership experience in DoD environment

  • 10 or more years IT program management experience

  • PMP Certification

  • ITL Foundations Certification

  • DoD 8570 IAM Level II Certification

Pay Range:

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Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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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