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Executive Correspondence Specialist ( R-00062624 )


Executive Director



Washington, Washington DC, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Capabilities:

Leidos has an immediate need for an energetic person to fill an Executive Correspondence Specialist position supporting the Office of Defense Programs (NA-10), within the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). This position provides direct support for managing, editing, and distributing all NA-10 executive correspondence to include congressional reports, inquiries, letters/memorandum, and other related strategic communications.

This is a full-time position. The position is located in the NNSA offices at the Department of Energy Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C.


  • Support the Deputy Administrator’s Action Group in responding to actions, implementing communication and organizational processes, and preparing and reviewing documents, presentations, talking points, and speeches for the Deputy Administrator of Defense Programs.

  • Work with program offices and subject matter experts to review and develop materials supporting the Administrator, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs (DADP), Assistance Deputy Administrators, and senior support staff.

  • Work with staff from the NNSA Executive Secretariat and DOE Executive Secretariat offices for correspondence reviews, concurrence, and signatures on policy and position papers, joint NNSA/DOE and DOD reports, and other decision documents awaiting executive review/action by the DADP, NNSA Administrator, or Secretary of Energy.

  • Assist in developing clear, concise, and polished written products for review by key leaders in NA-10 and across DOE/NNSA, as well as improving standard operating procedures for the drafting and review of written communications.

  • Review and analyze all incoming NA-10 correspondence; determine the scope of the subject matter and office of primary responsibility; make office task assignments, track progress, and provide guidance on content and format. Research, identify, and analyze geo-political, technical, and economic issues that must be addressed in responding to incoming assignments and correspondence.

  • Review replies drafted by various components of NA-10, analyzing written products for clarity, making sure the conclusions reached are consistent with the facts presented, and recommending major revisions, changes in coverage, or complete reorganization of manuscripts. Analyze content of all correspondence for compliance with applicable directives, procedure, and policies; makes change recommendations. Prepare all correspondence for review/signature by NNSA senior leadership.

  • Work with the DOE and NNSA Executive Secretariats to manage and track the status of all NA-10 communications, monitoring the intra- and interagency coordination that accompanies all substantive written products.

  • Work directly with the Nuclear Weapons Council support team in proper administration of all generated/related executive correspondence.

  • Assist in managing the NA-10 iPortal website including provide content management and configuration control for the NWC Executive Action Officer site.

  • Apply proper safeguards for the storage, distribution, and handling of all protected/classified media in accordance with all related DOE Security Directives.

  • Collaborate with DOE Security and the Defense Programs Security Managers to ensure full compliance with all DOE Security Directives. Perform all applicable security related activities (safe checks/end-of-day security checks, etc.).

  • Manage and control the content of materials in two assigned safes. Inventory safe contents and purge files when no longer needed. Ensure all actions are in full compliance with applicable security directives.

  • Manage control of classified documents produced by the Office of Defense Programs. Assist with classified material, property management, classified removable electronic media management, use control site coordination, accountability for Sigma 14 and 15 access and vault custodian.

  • Assist with records management.

Required Qualifications and Education

  • Active DOE Q or DOD TS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 - 4 years of prior relevant experience

  • Experience supporting federal government programs (e.g., DHS, DOE, DOD)

  • Self-starter and ability to follow correspondence rules and requirements

  • Excellent copy editing and proofreading skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to track and prioritize multiple tasks

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Desired Qualifications and Education

  • Master’s degree

  • 4-8 year experience

  • Experience interacting with senior level government officials and stakeholders

  • Experience coordinating with senior level program managers

  • Experience in or interacting with Executive Secretariat

  • Excitement to work in a fast-paced environment with high visibility

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:2000.00

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Project Analysis

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