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Government Affairs Director - National Security

Company: Leidos
Location: Fort Belvoir
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Description Leidos is seeking a Government Affairs Director to join our team in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining close working relationships with Members of Congress, staff, and committees. The Director supports a range of issues in the government services and solutions sector but focuses primarily on the defense and intelligence portfolios. The position is responsible for developing and executing congressional strategies and plans that support Leidos business goals and strategic objectives. The position reports to the Vice President, National Security for Government Affairs. Responsibilities:

  • Build strong, effective, credible, and trusted relationships with key Congressional Members and staff, industry coalitions, and allied organizations
  • Support a range of issues in the government services and solutions sector with an emphasis in defense and intelligence solutions for U.S. federal agencies
  • Uphold a reputation as a trusted, credible source of information among congressional members and staff and other key stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with Leidos lines of business to develop and execute a congressional plan that supports and achieves priority business goals and strategic objectives
  • Provide in-depth legislative and budget analysis
  • Develop strategies and tactics to guide and defend Leidos programs and initiatives through the congressional budget process
  • Participate as requested in strategy reviews and other business rhythms
  • Interface with senior Leidos executives and leaders; develop and maintain internal partnerships; and provide proactive legislative insight and support
  • Monitor annual appropriations and authorization legislation, attend hearings, and participate in activities that impact Leidos' programs and policies. Draft position papers, legislative summaries, and correspondenceQualifications:
    • Congressional experience is a must.
      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a related field
      • 15+ years of relevant experience, of which the majority should directly involve Capitol Hill/legislative experience.
      • Experience with defense and intelligence issues as related to U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and the State Department.
      • Command of legislative processes, especially the federal budget and appropriations processes.
      • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with elected officials and industry partners.
      • Strong social and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish relationships with elected officials, trade associations and think tanks, and industry partners.
      • Strong written and oral communication, research, and leadership skills.
      • Highly proactive, entrepreneurial, and able to develop successful solutions.
      • Ability to work collaboratively, and engage comfortably with senior executives; highly skilled in the use of persuasion and influence.
      • Organized, self-motivated, and accountable; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
      • Ability to work collaboratively at all levels, and to engage comfortably with senior executives.
      • MS Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
      • Strong preference for security clearance(s).Note: This actual expected range for this role is $200K - 230KOriginal Posting Date:2024-04-04While 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 $131,300.00 - $237,350.00The 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.

Keywords: Leidos, Washington DC , Government Affairs Director - National Security, Government & Protective Services , Fort Belvoir, DC

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