Credentialing Specialist (Secret Clearance Required)

Clearance Level
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ128737

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular


We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a motivated CREDENTIAL SPECIALIST joining our Personnel Vetting and Security team to support a large federal background investigations (BI) program located in Falls Church, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a CREDENTIAL SPECIALIST, you will support a large national BI program that provides investigative products and services to departments and agencies of the federal government. Focused on our Nation’s security, Background Investigators are required to determine an individual’s suitability for employment with the federal government, eligibility for access to classified information, assignment to or retention in positions with sensitive duties, or other designated duties requiring such investigations. The investigations often involve personal and intimate details of an individual’s life and must be processed and conducted with tact and discretion. Information collected by the investigator as part of the BI is protected under the Privacy Act of 1974. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Responsible for credential management to include maintaining accurate and up-to-date information regarding the issuance, transfer, sharing, and returning of Customer issued credentials. 
  • Ability to be responsive to our Customers, GDIT leadership, and other stakeholders to provide frequent updates on credentialing status.
  • Ensure all requirements are met by both full time and contract investigators prior to requesting client approval (credential and non-credential approvals)
  • Responsible for a key customer deliverable focused on initiating and tracking government property (investigative credentials) and for security clearance and training compliance reporting.
  • Coordinate with GDIT Program Training Manager and assist with the input of training certificates into case management system and filing of forms and certificates.
  • Ability to safeguard PII and other sensitive materials or information in adherence to both Customer and GDIT policy and guidelines.


  • 5 years of combined personnel security and/or investigative experience at the state or federal level with a Bachelor’s degree; or 7 years of combined personnel security and/or investigative experience at the state or federal level with an Associate’s Degree (Preferred)
  • Active Secret clearance (Required)
  • Above average computer skills and Microsoft Office proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (Required)
  • Experience with communicating directly with BI stakeholders (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of BI credentialing management (Preferred)
  • Detail oriented with above average organizational skills
  • Plans and prioritizes to meet deadlines
  • Excellent customer service skills; communicates clearly and effectively
  • Some telework allowed, but must live within commuting distance to the Falls Church, VA office (Required)


  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.