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Deputy Group Security Director ( R-00074175 )

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security



Chantilly, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Leidos Company has an immediate opening for a Deputy Group Security Director to support the Intel Group Vice President, Security Director and the enterprise security organization. This position is responsible to assist the Intel Group Security Director in envisioning and aligning security’s contribution to the Intelligence Group’s strategic growth objectives and customer requirements. The successful candidate should have a deep understanding of the Intelligence Community and its associated industrial and information assurance regulatory framework with the demonstrated capability to align those competencies to support compliance and business growth. The Deputy Group Security Director also serves as strategic advisor to the Group Security Director and operations staff for personnel security clearance reform, clearance and classified facility reciprocity and growth enablement.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Understands the vison and direction of the Intelligence Group and Corporate Security initiatives; formulates, executes and oversees plans and objectives to support that direction; integrates plans at the strategic and operational level of the supported organization
  • Leads, manages and directs subordinate and matrixed security staff in support of Intelligence Group Business objectives while aligning the overall security effort with the broader Leidos security enterprise; measures performance, develops the organization as needed to support the Intelligence Group including staff professional competencies
  • Develops innovative approaches to solve complex and novel challenges consistent with corporate and customer risk appetite while maintaining excellence in regulatory and contractual compliance
  • Actively assists the Intelligence Group Security Director in managing threats to and vulnerabilities within the Intelligence Group in conjunction with Corporate Insider Risk Management, Emergency Management, counterintelligence, and International Security programs
  • Helps drive implementation and provides guidance to management on security issues such as security education, classified document control, security investigations, classification control, classified construction standards, and personnel clearances
  • Supports the Intelligence Group Security Director in the analysis of security breaches and disciplinary actions related to security violations and incidents within the Intel Group; prepares reports of findings, implements remediation and risk mitigations consistent with those findings


  • Supports the Intelligence Group Security Director in activities that have a significant impact on the achievement of results for the security function and across the Intelligence Group; frequently influences decisions made by leadership.
  • Assists in decisions within the function and advice to leadership drives long-term success, failure, profitability and growth through security infrastructure and cleared personnel planning.
  • Helps establish and implement strategic and operational plans with associated budgets, for the security department and enabling plans for the Intelligence Group operational functions with a significant impact on the overall success of the Leidos enterprise security organization.
  • Work requires a high degree of creative thinking, independence of coordinated action with a keen sense of personal responsibility and accountability for results.
  • Proactively keeps leadership apprised of emerging threats, systemic challenges, lessons learned and best practices and willing to work across Intelligence Group, Leidos and industry writ large to effect change.
  • The incumbent should be a thought leader, collaborative with programs and customer agencies, able to implement new policies and processes, and change agent.


  • The Intelligence Group is comprised of multiple intelligence agencies that leverage sometimes disparate and complex processes.
  • Problems and issues faced are complex, unique to circumstance and customer preferences and require consideration of variables that have enterprise-wide impact.
  • Conducts extensive investigation and analysis to understand the root cause of problems factoring in customer requirements, national security responsibilities and business exigencies.
  • Problems are highly complex and typically involve multiple functions, projects, or customers in a multi-agency regulatory environment, especially in the Intelligence Group.


  • Supports the Intelligence Group Security Director, as well as Intelligence Leadership, in communicates and negotiates with senior management officials within and outside of Leidos on matters of strategic importance.
  • Requires the ability to prepare and deliver succinct executive briefings and correspondence reducing complex issues to actionable recommendations delivered with credibility and impact.
  • Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices, and approaches.


  • Help manage organizations that encompass multiple teams led by managers and supervisors
  • Supports the Intelligence Group Security Director in developing mid to long-term plans on optimizing the Intelligence Group and the talent required to execute strategies for the job area.
  • Hires, terminates, promotes and reward performance in accordance with organizational guidelines.


  • Requires in-depth management and leadership knowledge to lead teams or manage across multiple functions within Intelligence Group.
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs), processes, systems, as well as DoD’s regulations, carried out by Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).
  • Requires advances business knowledge in Intelligence Group support functions, and advanced management and leadership capability.
  • Required working knowledge of supporting merger and acquisition activities, change management and associated organizational integration tasks.


  • Broad practical expertise across multiple security professional disciplines within the organization, combining theory, past practical experience, and the organization’s business practices.
  • Requires a BA/BS and 10+ years of prior relevant experience, BA/BS in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Must have 12+ years of experience supervising of leading teams or projects in progressively challenging assignments at least one of which is functionally equivalent to this position.
  • Demonstrated mastery of executive level briefings prior experience managing organizational budgets and large projects.

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