CIAV Targeting Subject Matter Expert - TS/SCI clearance - Suffolk, Virginia

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Military Operations
Suffolk, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Joint Operations

Joint Targeting

Military Operations

Planning Process

REQ#: RQ165902
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

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Job Description

GDIT is seeking a joint targeting Subject Matter Expert (SME) to help support our Joint Staff Coalition program.

This is an onsite position in Suffolk, Virginia. No relocation assistance can be provided.

As a joint targeting SME for our Joint Staff J6 Coalition program in Suffolk, Virginia, you will be responsible to provide project planning, execution, assessment support, and military expertise to the JS J6 Coalition Interoperability, Assurance, and Validation (CIAV) team.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Support the CIAV methodology with deliberate targeting expertise working in concert with the Joint Staff DDC5I CIAV team in support of Combatant Command assessment requirements relative to data sharing with mission partners.  Project execution will include advice, analysis, and support as would be provided in a Joint Operations Center or Coalition Joint Operations Center with hands-on capabilities in targeting systems and architectures.

  • Serve as Planning/Execution Analyst and Event Lead, responsible for performing research, coordinating site configuration, executing use cases, and performing data analysis during Desktop Analysis (DTA) efforts, as well as Assurance and Validation (A&V) events.

  • Apply derivative classification markings and distribution statements to associated US CIAV documents produced for distribution/publication.

  • Attend and/or coordinate regularly scheduled meetings telephonically; attend and/or coordinate ad hoc meetings.

  • Identify opportunities for modeling and simulation early in the event planning process.

  • Interface with other testing organizations and participate in test related working groups.

  • Coordinate the RFI process to address requirements through to completion, which includes identifying and coordinating the proposed classification of requirements.

  • Conduct DTA and A&V events, perform exercise support planning activities, and coordinate findings with CIAV Operations Support as outlined in the CIAV U. S. Organization document dated 10 December 2014.

  • Assist in the determination of the recommendations to achieve interoperability in a coalition environment for a Cyber C2/Situational Awareness Mission Profile.

  • Collaborate with the Event Lead to ensure seamless integration of Cyber findings, impacts, and artifacts into one report for submission to the appropriate distribution list as determined by the US CIAV National Lead.

  • Provide advanced analytical and technical support to projects involving training, tactical/operational documentation, military systems design or other efforts requiring military operations expertise.

  • Research, identify, and make recommendations about resources required for task execution and completion.

  • Gather, process, and analyze operational data.

  • Assist with the testing and development of new systems or updates to existing systems to meet client needs.

  • Identify and recommend emergent relevant technologies that may result in improvements to current processes.

  • Write and update project documentation including system procedures, presentations, and training materials.

  • Provide expert-level expertise in all aspects of the joint targeting process.

  • Provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff and may have supervisory responsibilities.

  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies and subject areas.

  • Participate in special projects as required.


  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical or military discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work/military experience.

  • Educational equivalency is a minimum of sixteen (16) years specific and related responsible intelligence and targeting experience in the U.S. Military inclusive of the following (may be gained concurrently across several positions)

  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, methods, processes, and applicable regulations involved in supporting military operations.

  • Advanced knowledge of relevant technology and equipment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of U.S, NATO, and coalition partner targeting processes, procedures, and systems.


  • 401K with company match

  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

15 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $89,250 - $120,750. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.