Exercise Planner - Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance required

Clearance Level
Business Process Analysis
Arlington, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
REQ#: RQ139711
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

GDIT is seeking Exercise Planners to join our team. 

Support the National Cybersecurity Exercise Program (NCEP) efforts to enhance the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.  This expanding program is part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Exercises sub-division responsible for developing, designing, conducting, and analyzing exercises and workshops at the state, federal, regional, private sector, and international level. The exercises range from tabletop exercises intended to identify policy and process issues under a variety of authorities, to full-scale exercises with public and private sectors that incorporate network simulations to test command and control procedures, response mechanisms, and cross-sector coordination. This position will be in support of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative ((JCDC) https://www.cisa.gov/jcdc) efforts. JCDC exercises are designed to strengthen the nation’s cyber defenses through innovative collaboration, advance preparation, and information sharing and fusion between government, public sector, and private sector organizations.

Contract requires US Citizenship Secret clearance or Top Secret.

Candidates must be local to the area. Some telecommuting allowed.


  • Support federal client and exercise contract leads to plan, coordinate, and execute cyber exercises according to the DHS Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles. This includes identifying objectives, developing scenarios, designing exercise construct, supporting the exercise conduct, and after action report development.
  • Drafts and maintains exercise life cycle documents to include those needed from early concept and planning meetings through execution and after-action reporting.  These documents include active scenarios developed to meet exercise outcomes and test cyber incident response plans.
  • Develops after action reports and improvement plans which incorporate recommendations and modifications to cybersecurity plans, processes, and protocols.
  • Coordinates and facilitates requirement gathering sessions and works with business owners and government stakeholders to define and document user cybersecurity process evaluations.
  • Facilitates discussion during exercise execution.
  • Researches, assesses, and analyzes customer needs and requirements.


  • Experience with exercise development, design, conduct, and analysis
  • Familiarity with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Methodology
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office 365 applications; particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer service orientation, focus, and ability to multitask
  • Ability to respond to urgent and sensitive requests for information in a timely manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong and demonstratable teamwork abilities
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • An understanding of the Cybersecurity field

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 8+

Travel Required: 10-25%
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.