Government Affairs Director

Pay$128050.00 - $197000.00 / year
LocationWashington/District Of Columbia
Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: R-00112399

      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 Civil Group portfolio (FAA/DOT, DHS, DOE, NASA, Science & Climate.) 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 of Government Affairs.


      • 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 IT and modernization 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 correspondence


      • Congressional experience is a must; preference for a legislative background in transportation, homeland security, and/or science & technology
      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a related field
      • 15+ years of relevant experience, of which the majority should directly involve legislative and/or lobbying experience
      • History of interaction with key U.S. federal agencies (Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, NOAA, NASA)
      • 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.

      Pay Range:

      Pay Range $128,050.00 - $197,000.00 - $265,950.00

      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.

  • About the company

      We Are Leidos For 50 years we have been tackling some of the biggest problems that face our nation and our world. Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and healthcare markets.