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Job #: R-00080889
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Program Security Officer to support a large scale program and cleared facility in Reston, VA. The position requires a strong background in both personnel security clearance processing and physical security management of SCIF areas for a customer within the intelligence community.

The selected candidate will need to be well versed in ICD 704, ICD 705 and SEADs, a self-starter who can prioritize security actions, provide excellent communication for employees, management and government customer, and a result driven professional to handle security issues.

Primary and Day to Day Aspects of the Opportunity:

  • Provide thorough and accurate clearance processing in a fast-paced environment.

  • Provide technical security expertise in the following security disciplines:  personnel, physical/industrial, computer investigations, and operations.

  • Prepare and disseminate security requirements, guidance, and procedures

  • Provide Clearance and SCI briefing/debriefing to employees

  • Ensure personnel are aware of the of Reporting Responsibilities such as Foreign Contact, Foreign Travel and Outside Activities

  • Coordinate access control including Leidos badging and Government contractor badging

  • Receive, control and safeguard SCI and collateral information

  • Collaborate with members of the DoD, the IC and other officials as required to maintain knowledge and understanding of current security regulations

  • Monitor, update, and maintain appropriate records (e.g. database and hardcopy) of security actions

  • Coordinate information with internal and external security offices and divisions.

  • Interpret security policy on matters pertaining to processing, dissemination, and controlling of classified materials

  • Monitor and manage security operations and provide status reports and recommendations

  • Create, manage, and execute Security and CI training programs

  • Collaborate with internal and external managers to ensure understanding of program operations

  • Apply experience in supporting security concepts, principles, and practices to analyze and resolve difficult and complex security issues

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 12+ years of experience. A combination of training, certifications, or relevant military background may be considered in lieu of degree/experience requirement.

  • Resourceful in solving security issues and capitalizing on opportunities

  • Ability to analyze complex data and make appropriate program recommendations

  • Broad knowledge base of complex security concepts

  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel internal and external

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with little supervision in customer's facilities

  • Excellent writing and speaking skills

  • Strong background utilizing Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Evaluate and interpret clearance decisions made by the government customer

  • Knowledge of multiple Security functional areas.

  • An understanding of security principles and government special security regulations (i.e. ICDs, NISPOM)

  • Excellent organizational/communications skills and the ability to effectively interact with staff at all levels

Clearance requirement: Top Secret//SCI with Polygraph. Applicant selected must possess and maintain this level clearance. This typically requires US Citizenship.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with COMSEC

  • Familiarity with SIMS

  • Experience with Scattered Castles

Pay Range:

Pay Range $90,350.00 - $139,000.00 - $187,650.00

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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