Leidos Administrative Secretary (NCI) in FREDERICK, Maryland



The Vaccine Clinical Materials Program (VCMP) is responsible for the overall direction of the operations/manufacturing of the vaccine and biotherapeutic development facility for the development of experimental therapeutics for pre-clinical and Phase I and II clinical trials targeting a range of infectious diseases.


Administrative Secretary

Reporting to the Administrative Supervisor, this position will:

  • Track IWO subcontract invoices for cost reporting

  • Manage and track open purchase order report to ensure timely invoicing

  • Create, submit and track travel packages and expense reimbursements

  • Participate in scheduling and facilitating onsite interviews

  • Participate in VCMP New Hire Orientation

  • Set up new hire work spaces, to include coordinating with facility maintenance as well as IT to ensure phones, desks and computers are prepared for new hires

  • Work with administrative and operations director to manage and track seating and space planning changes

  • Manage space planning, including working with company facilities group to ensure labs and offices are charged accurately, informing them of changes in square footage and uses

  • Act as point of contact for HR/Corporate training for all VCMP staff

  • Track and order office supplies

  • Schedule meetings and manage conference room schedules

  • Support security by logging in visitors

  • Interface with VCMP IT group to ensure software/hardware issues are reported and completed for office equipment

  • Act as point of contact for building 7114 staff

  • Create and maintain databases as needed

  • Create and submit reports to upper management

  • Provide clerical support to management as required

  • Communicates with executive, administrative and line management to gather and convey information

  • Prepares and edits material for final review

  • Participates in planning functions



To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Three (3) years responsible administrative/secretarial experience, including one (1) year of experience at the secretary II level

  • Proficient in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Access

  • Ability to gather and summarize data, prepare reports and arrange meetings

  • Ability to manage multiple schedules

  • Ability to effectively organize work priorities and complete assigned duties with moderate supervision

  • Ability to use tact and exercise confidentiality, discretion and independent judgment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience using MS Visio

  • Experience with SharePoint

Expected Competencies:

  • Delivery of straightforward administrative and/or other basic business support or services

  • Works within established procedures with a moderate degree of supervision

  • Accountable for delivery of own work activities to agreed timescales and quality

  • Impact will be limited typically to the immediate team although wider impact likely in customer facing roles

  • Has developed knowledge and skills through formal training or considerable work experience

  • Applies knowledge of a body of standardized rules, procedures, operations, etc. within a specialized or technical field

  • Problems are known, defined and readily apparent

  • Selects best option from a set of defined procedures / solutions using common sense and experience of similar situations

  • Non-routine issues typically escalated to more senior team member or supervisor

  • Interacts with a range of individuals both within and outside immediate team to convey basic information

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions 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 pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.