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Job #: R-00074897
Location: McLean, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Job Description

Deputy Program Manager 


Leidos has an opening for a Deputy Program Manager (DPM). The DPM will support the PM in managing approximately 55 FTE on a dynamic, 24x7x365 operational and analytical program at an Intelligence Community customer facility in Northern Virginia. The DPM will primarily work at a company site and will travel between customer and company sites on a frequent basis.  

The DPM reports directly to the Program Manager and contributes to all aspects of program execution. This position supports staffing efforts to include: posting and tracking all positions, screening and interviewing candidates, facilitating the onboarding process, maintaining staffing rosters and managing the subcontractor team and their positions on the contract. The DPM assists in establishing career development plans for program employees and facilitates performance reviews and compliance with annual training requirements. The DPM supports contract growth goals and the redeployment of personnel.

The DPM supports long-term strategic program objectives to help ensure that customer requirements (for both cost and technical performance) are satisfied in future years of the contract. The DPM will interface with the customer and other Leidos functional areas such as subcontracts, project control, and personnel security on a daily basis. In addition, the DPM will facilitate internal and external program reviews, operational meetings and briefings. The DPM supports timely development of program deliverables; facilitates adherence to all security requirements; provides supervision, training, and direction to assigned staff in coordination with the PM; and serves as acting PM when the PM is unavailable.

In addition to duties supporting the primary 55 FTE program, the DPM will regularly support other corporate initiatives as assigned, to include business development, program execution support, staffing efforts, and ad-hoc/surge requirements.


  • Candidate must have a current TS/SCI clearance with polygraph;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred;
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in a leadership role and 6+ years of prior relevant experience;
  • Ability to establish an effective working relationship with technical staff, managers, customers and peers;
  • Ability to gain internal support and consensus;
  • Ability to operate independently using solid judgment and without extensive supervision or feedback;
  • Well-developed reasoning and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to manage risk and anticipate long term impacts;
  • Excellent briefing, writing, communication, administrative and organizational skills;
  • Analytical , detail-oriented, curious mindset regarding program finance, policies, administration and deliverables;
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Outlook).


• Experience in customer area.

• Advanced degree.

• Experience working on a 24x7 staff.

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Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. 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® 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 $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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