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Executive Assistant


Job Requisition:Executive Assistant

Job Description:

The Office of Government Affairs is seeking an Executive Assistant to support to the Senior Vice President (SVP) and assist the staff.  This is a visible position in a fast-paced environment that demands a high degree of professionalism, polish and diplomacy.  The candidate will perform a broad range of office management and administrative tasks in a high profile location, to include but not limited those below.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage SVP’s calendar/scheduling, preparing correspondence, coordinating meeting logistics, preparing expense reports and coordinating travel, managing office supplies, and other duties as assigned
  • Manage multiple and competing requirements with efficiency, attention to prioritization, detail orientation and execution
  • Prioritize and carry out special projects and complex assignments as needed, exercising frequent independent judgment, initiative and tact
  • Regularly interact with senior management and executive levels on matters concerning line organizations, customers and other outside entities
  • Occasional overtime may be required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a high school diploma and 3-5 years of administrative support experience of an increasingly responsible nature at a senior level.
  • Prior Executive Assistant experience 
  • Must possess a positive, professional, and personable demeanor with an ability to interact and relate well with both external and internal contacts at all levels, up to and including Corporate Executives and Elected Officials
  • Requires flexibility to accept additional assignments as needed
  • Must be able to work effectively with key administrative personnel across Leidos
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, sound decision-making and prioritization ability, and attention to detail are critical
  • Must have excellent calendar management skills including the ability to coordinate complex executive meetings
  • Must have an advanced level of knowledge and experience with Microsoft Outlook
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects simultaneously with a commitment to completion of projects on a timely basis
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills with an ability to diagnose and resolve complex issues

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in a related field preferred; counts as 4 years of relevant experience with a degree
  • Familiarity with Leidos, government relations and/or government contracting industry
  • Experience with Concur travel management and expenses, Prism, and Workday
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust or Security Clearance if necessary

External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Administrative



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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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.

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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.

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Public Trust
Washington, District of Columbia
United States
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