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Desk Officer


Administrative Officer


Reston, Virginia, United States


Leidos is currently hiring for several Contractor Desk Officers.

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary function of a Contractor Desk 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:

  • Manage a full range of operational and support activities
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for an overseas office
  • 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

Additionally, officers will provide a limited amount of administrative assistance in support of field elements and personnel. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in classified databases and develop relationships with various operational components to meet the client’s requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
  • Experience related to intelligence research and analysis work
  • Prior experience in supporting HUMINT operations or familiarity with the Intelligence Community and its objectives
  • Ability to plan and organize tasks independently
  • Exercise sound operational judgment
  • Strong written and oral communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in team environments and will be capable of operating independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to pose creative solutions to operational challenge

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior overseas experience, including operating in high threat areas


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 $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

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.