Protocol Specialist

January 11, 2021
San Antonio, TX
Job Type



Job Description:

Leidos has an immediate opening for a Protocol Specialist at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, TX.  Candidates must currently possess a current TS/SCI security clearance in order to be considered.  The selected individual will coordinate protocol efforts across the 16 AF (AFCYBER) Enterprise.  Applies analytical and evaluative skills to determine the actions necessary to support the flag officer/civilian equivalent itineraries/events/conferences/ ceremonies programs.  Interfaces with the Department of Defense, Headquarters Air Force, Major Commands (MAJCOMs), DIA, NSA and other government interagency staffs to accomplish briefings, agenda development/verification, trip objectives, security authorizations, billeting/transportation, parking and all related protocol arrangements. Establish  contact with international distinguished visitors (e.g. foreign military services, senior military and government dignitaries, etc.) providing inclusive protocol services encompassing, planning, coordinating with the foreign dignitaries office and any other necessary steps to ensure all proper protocol arrangements are successfully accomplished for international relations.

Other duties include:

  • Directs airlift, billeting, agenda, entertainment, and official social functions on behalf of the Commander. 

  • Researches, interprets, analyzes and applies all protocol guidance and policies.

  • Accomplishes work assigned by the Chief of Protocol based on organization priorities, considerations of difficulty and to effectively meet organization and customer needs. 

  • Assist the Chief of Protocol in formulation and execution of policy in the form of operational instructions with impact upon the Numbered Air Force (NAF) in matters pertaining to the protocol functions. 

  • Educates and assists project officers planning and coordinating NAF events. 

  • Advises management officials in arranging for special drills and ceremonies, building dedications, luncheons, promotions, farewell parties, seminars and assists in making necessary arrangements.

  • Protects classified information. 

  • Demonstrates sound security practices for ensuring the safeguarding of classified information.

  • Communicate effectively with senior leaders on protocol-related activities.   

Required Qualifications: 

  • Five or more years of general Air Force or Joint Service experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years (5 or more years desired) of experience working directly in a military protocol office.

  • Certified completion of a basic or advance level Protocol Course.

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) is highly desired. 

  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of tools.

  • Top Secret SCI with ability to obtain a Polygraph.

Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI



Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management

Pay Range:

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

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 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 [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

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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