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Last updated: 2020-07-17
Valid to: 2020-08-02
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Job Description:

The NISC III program within the Civil group at Leidos is seeking a National Airspace Systems (NAS) Security Program Analyst with Department of Defense ATC/Aviation experience to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In this role, you will provide support FAA Systems Operations Security Group in addressing a broad range of issues, to include the integration of Unmanned Airspace Systems (UAS) in the NAS from a security perspective. Support FAA System Operations Security and implement the Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) workflow for cabinet-level departments with statutory authority to use this technology (DOD, DOE, DHS, DOJ). Communicate and coordinate with the Department of Defense and other federal partners.

Primary Responsibilities

Review C-UAS coordination artifacts provided by departments, agencies and installations for suitability in meeting established objective standards. Work closely with established points of contact within the Department of Defense to resolve any discrepancies. Duties may include monitoring and analyzing strategic and operational aspects of military developments within key countries. Attend meetings with department-level staff and FAA leadership to communicate status. Track and Report planned UAS Security related activities. Provide detailed and updated reports of C-UAS operational deployments and Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR's). Track Metrics and create reports on the progress of selected activities. Provide written products to the government when required. Support the FAA in the development of a plan for the certification, permitting, authorizing, or allowing of the deployment of technologies or systems for the detection and mitigation of unmanned aircraft systems. Other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

Normally requires a BA degree and 12 - 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 - 13 years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of related work experience can be substituted for the lack of a degree at the hiring managers discretion.

  • Department of Defense (DOD) Air Traffic Controller (ATC)/Staff or DoD Aviation experience required.
  • Ability to understand the safety and security implications to the National Airspace System (NAS) of UAS and C-UAS technologies.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional experience in FAA Headquarters Staff, Management, Traffic Management Units (TMU), Airspace and Procedures Staff time desired.
  • Background with NOTAMs, Domestic Events Network (DEN), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), Military Operating Areas (MOAs; Special Airspace Activities (SAA) preferred.
  • Skill in communicating at the senior leadership level within the FAA and its Federal partners.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines

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Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Policy Analysis

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, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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