Executive Assistant


Job Description:

Leidos currently has an opening for an Executive Assistant to work in the Washington DC area. This is an exciting opportunity to use your executive leadership skills helping the customer in its mission of national security. In this assignment we provide technical, analytical, management and support services to augment the customer's vital mission.

Primary Responsibilities

  • You will provide a wide range of office management functions, including maintaining office file systems; updating excel spreadsheet data; answering and referring calls; preparing, editing, copying, and filing correspondence; Based on extensive working knowledge of the organization and its substantive programs, you will resolve problems associated with the office administrative processes.
  • Serve as office manager for the Executive and ensures consistent practices and procedures amongst other secretarial or administrative support staffs in subordinate organizations.
  • Recommend changes in administrative policies. Devises and installs office procedures and practices to be used by secretarial and administrative support staff in subordinate offices, including information regarding correspondence, telephone procedures, publications, scheduling, and public relations responsibilities. Responds to inquiries and administrative problems brought to the Executive and Senior Staff by members of the staff.
  • Notify the appropriate staff officials of the need for information or recommendations, and either prepares the response or follows up to ensure timely response by others.
  • Perform research and technical assessments of managerial and organizational problems and offers resolutions for such problems.
  • Receive telephone calls and visitors to the front office. Takes action to satisfy the caller while protecting the Executive from unnecessary interruptions or unwarranted demands on time. Takes and relays messages, independently makes appointments and other commitments for the Executive or diverts the caller to the appropriate staff member. This requires intimate knowledge of the office procedures, primary interests and activities of the Executive, and responsibilities of individual staff members.
  • Maintain calendars for the Executive and Senior Staff, schedules appointments and conferences without prior approval, and sees that the Executive is fully briefed on the matters to be considered before the scheduled meeting. Advises an attendee or attendees when appointments must be rescheduled and arranges mutually convenient times for new appointments, meetings, and other commitments. Arranges interoffice and or interagency meetings.
  • Receive all correspondence for the Executive; replies to mail not requiring the Executive's attention and forwards other items to staff as appropriate. Screens all correspondence prepared for the Executive's signature for clarity, completeness of reply, and grammatical and procedural correctness. Return inadequate submissions of draft correspondences for revisions. Screens all publications, directives, and periodicals, and brings those of significance to the Executive and/or staff as appropriate.
  • Reads and reviews outgoing correspondence prepared for the signature of the Executive, senior staff, and other managers and staff for procedural and grammatical accuracy, conformance with general policy, factual correctness, and adequacy of treatment.
  • Arrange conferences and all-hands meetings for the Executive. This includes preparing and agenda, notifying participants, and arranging logistical matters. Develops background information and composes drafts of introductions and briefings to be presented at various meetings/conferences by the Executive.
  • Respond to the requests of tier-one level offices, such as the Office of the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of Energy, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, etc. Serve as the main point of contact for the administrative personnel of the Executive's for these respective offices.
  • Produce from rough draft, notes, or oral instructions a variety of written documents (e.g., correspondence, program plans and reports, etc.) Utilize personal computer with varied and advanced functions and several types of automation software, as well as applicable printing equipment. Ensure proper spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, format and arrangement, and copying and distribution of material have been followed. This requires the use of computer hardware and software manuals, clerical procedures, and regulations. As necessary, develop applications to utilize databases or spreadsheet software to store, manipulate, sort, and report statistical and other information from office files or related sources.
  • Make necessary travel arrangements for the Executive and staff. Develop itineraries, make hotel reservations, and notify participants. Keep in touch with the Director or other travelers. Prepare, as necessary, and submit supervisor and other staff members' travel vouchers and other supporting documentation upon completion of travel.

Basic Qualifications
  • Associate's Degree, from an accredited university or college with 11 years of experience.
  • Knowledge in the basic foundation of administrative concepts and practices sufficient to enable the employee to foresee administrative problems and requirements needed for internal procedures, administrative controls, and reporting systems; recommend and implement new or changes in administrative policies, procedures and office practices; provide guidance to subordinates; and, advise on general office practices and problem solving.
  • Knowledge in secretarial practices and correspondence procedures necessary for applying spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, required formats and style requirements to correct errors in prepared materials.
  • Knowledge in recordkeeping systems to provide full clerical support.
  • Experience using standard office product software (i.e., Access, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience developing and typing standard correspondence and performing document editing.
  • The ability to develop material for use in public speaking engagements and to schedule commitments and prepare materials for conferences and Congressional testimony.
  • Experience answering phone calls and referring phone calls to the appropriate contractor(s).
  • Experience working in a secure, government environment.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with management and staff at the highest levels of the Department, external government officials, and private industry.
  • The ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • The ability to produce a wide range of reports, graphs, charts, and documents.
  • The ability to use software functions to enhance office productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 25% of the time

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Leidos is a Fortune 500 ® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.