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Lead Staff Operations Officer


Administrative Officer


McLean, Virginia, United States


Leidos, Inc. is seeking a Lead Staff Operations Officer to support a financial intelligence mission in Northern VA. This position requires candidates to possess a current and active security clearance with appropriate polygraph to be considered. Successful candidates will work in team environment and will be capable of operating independently with minimal supervision. Candidates will be expected to effectively interact with customer personnel at all levels within the customer organization.

The primary function of the Lead Staff Operations Officer is to support operational elements by providing operational research and analysis in furtherance of the client’s objective to acquire intelligence. Officers will utilize customer-specific databases to conduct multiple layers of research and write summaries, reports, official correspondence, and guidance. Officers will also be expected to provide thorough and knowledgeable briefings on the analysis to customer management. Daily activities include:

  • Work with the customer and program manager to define and manage requirements
  • Provide guidance and oversight to other personnel
  • Manage a full range of operational and support activities for overseas missions
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for an overseas office and/or a volume of ongoing cases
  • Provide operational guidance for ongoing cases, ensuring any CI issues are identified to protect the client’s personnel and facilities
  • Design particular classified activities, propose recommendations, and identify the pros/cons of possible operational scenarios
  • Coordinate legal and policy issues affecting cases and overseas offices
  • Provide in-depth research on existing cases, and intelligence assessments using all-source and classified information
  • Provide briefings on cases to senior customer officials, identifying potential issues on cases
  • Provide a limited amount of administrative assistance in support of field elements and personnel.
  • Develop relationships with various operational components to meet the client’s requirements.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must possess a current TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance
  • Must possess 12-15 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Banking, Finance, FINTECH, Economics, or related field, Master’s degree preferred with at least 4 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to plan and organize tasks independently
  • Ability to exercise sound operational judgment
  • Strong written and oral communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to pose creative solutions to operational challenges
  • Experience conducting a full range of case management or desk responsibilities including providing guidance, performing reviews, writing talking points, etc.
  • Experience using the customer messaging systems
  • Understanding of global finance; specifically, financial institution, international money transfers, and treat finance
  • Experience with conducting research on specified topics, determining conclusions, and presenting the results in a logical and concise manner.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • One year target exploitation experience with knowledge of customer specific tools and databases.
  • One year experience providing training or giving presentations on financial or information exploitation topics.
  • Experience with mobile money, digital currencies, and emerging technology/services in financial industry.
  • Skills using software and technologies to view and manipulate financial data (MS Excel including pivot tables, MS Access, SQL).
  • Experience supporting US military forces, particularly counter threat finance, counter terrorism, Counter narcotics, Counter proliferation.
  • Experience/knowledge of Treasury organization and structures such as OFAC and FINSEN and the ability to translate Treasury requirements into collection opportunities and designation activities.
  • Possess an ACAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) certification or comparable private sector certification.
  • Forensic, Investigative, and/or Discovery industry related experience
  • Knowledge of current and anticipated banking anti-money laundering regulations and practices
  • Customer certification as a Staff Operations Officer is desired.
  • Prior overseas experience.
  • Foreign Language experience in languages of interest to national security

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $108,550.00 - $196,225.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.