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Job #: R-00080417
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Customer Support
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos Civil/EMS has a cleared role providing service desk team support in the Washington DC area. This is a ServiceNow managed service desk supporting multiple customers, including integration of existing data and workflows, consolidation of processes and staff, and ongoing management of operations against SLAs for Tier 0-3 with multiple shifts operating 6AM-10PM EST five days a week, and additional on-call 24x7 support. This is a long term contract with a scalable team, offering growth potential and challenge for a highly motivated and qualified service desk leader. This position is based in Washington DC, with local candidates highly preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Service Desk Management: Reporting to the PM, provide management expertise relevant to service desk operations. Have executive responsibility for team and shift leads, as well as ultimate responsibility for CSR performance against SLAs across all shifts.
  • Service Desk Operations: Oversee the day-to-day activities of service-desk operations to ensure users receive the support they require in a timely manner. Maintain awareness of ongoing performance against SLAs and resolve issues in partnership with the program team and customer representatives.
  • Service Desk Improvement: Ensure the efficacy and efficiency of the service desk by recommending and implementing management and technology enhancements (e.g. process, tools) to reduce cost, improve customer satisfaction, and maintain adequate staffing of highly qualified, engaged team members.

Basic Qualifications

  • Service Desk Management: 8+ years of experience setting up service desks (or re-engineering existing service desks) aligned to ITIL and/or industry best practices, implementing a user-centric management philosophy to drive cooperation and customer satisfaction. 2+ years of experience with developing or enhancing existing costing and staffing models that maximize efficiency. Demonstrated ability to present clearly and effectively to government stakeholders on operational status, business value, service desk strategy, and opportunities for investment/enhancement aligned to ROI. Ability to build and manage working relationships with government stakeholders, other contractor teams, and users to manage expectations and perceptions for an enhanced customer experience
  • Service Desk Operations: 8+ years of experience in a contact center, helpdesk, or service desk environment, with additional experience providing 24x7 operations. 5+ years of experience with workforce management (build, retain, retrain, and reward) for qualified service teams from initial hiring through termination. 5+ years of experience in a leadership role, with additional demonstrated experience managing teams of 30+ FTEs across multiple shifts. Strong knowledge of SDI/HDI/ITIL best practices, and ability to manage and improve upon existing methodologies to improve key metrics (e.g. first call resolution, abandonment, CSAT, etc.). Ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal and external partners as a leader and as a team player dependent on the situation.
  • Service Desk Improvement: Familiarity with current and emerging service desk technologies, and successful implementations of new tech to maximize service desk effectiveness. Experience with service desk automation (e.g. ACD, chatbots, etc.). 3+ years of experience as a leader with demonstrable results in service desk improvements (e.g. per call cost, average turnover, mean time to answer, CSAT score, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

  • HDI-SCD Certification or willingness to attain SCD certification within 12 months
  • ITIL v3 Intermediate, ITIL v4 Managing Professional, or higher certification
  • 3+ years of experience operating within shared/managed service environments, with business understanding of chargeback models, incentivized/penalty-carrying SLAs, and management of multiple tenants within a unified service desk delivery model.     

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:   Requires BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience

Pay Range:

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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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