Senior Continuity Exercise Planner - Active Top Secret required

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Business Continuity
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ71249

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

The Continuity/Emergency Specialist for Tests, Training, and Exercises (TT&E) is responsible for day-to-day coordination and execution of the client’s continuity exercise program. This position will be responsible for working with the client and other departments and agencies to develop tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises to test continuity functions of the Federal Executive Branch.

Must possess or be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance;

Duties include:

  • Provide direct support to the test, training, and exercise program and provide guidance and coordination for related activities, projects, and programs;
  • Work with other departments and agencies and other stakeholders to develop exercise objectives and requirements;
  • Draft exercise planning documents to include exercise plans, situation manuals, participants guides, master scenario event lists, evaluation plans, read aheads, and related exercise materials;
  • Draft or review After Action Reports following exercises and ensure all stakeholder feedback has been appropriately captured;
  • Assist with maintaining a corrective action program and coordinate with other organizations to review, analyze, and close out assigned action items;
  • Assist with a National continuity evaluation program, including analyzing exercise trends and findings;
  • Attend meetings, capture notes, and share key takeaways with applicable staff;
  • Regularly communicate with partners and/or senior officials (orally and in writing) to effectively foster working relationships;
  • Support special events and projects, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of five (5) years of emergency management/continuity of operations exercise planning, and/or project/program management experience.
  • Knowledge of national emergency management and continuity policies, best practices, and planning in Emergency Management. Continuity Excellence Series Certifications preferred
  • Knowledge of Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) best practices;
  • Analytical, judgement, and problem-solving skills to work on short deadlines and resolve critical issues;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, exercise discretion and sound judgment while independently solving problems;
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g., word processing, presentation slides, spreadsheets, data management, etc.);
  • Refined and proficient communication ability;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
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