Special Projects Program Coordinator - Clearance Required

Clearance Level
National Security Analysis
Washington, District of Columbia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Engagement Strategies


Strategic Objectives

REQ#: RQ140463
Requisition Type: Regular
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Job Description

GDIT seeks candidates to serve as a Special Projects' Team Program Coordinator for the Department of State to assist with developing, implementing, supporting, and coordinating nonproliferation capacity-building efforts.  These efforts include countering a variety of Russia’s malign activities, such as the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and advanced conventional weapons, utilizing active measures campaigns to undermine longstanding nonproliferation norms, and dissemination WMD agents in assassination attempts.

The candidate will be responsible for programmatic and technical oversight of assigned activities in several priority countries, and will work closely with other Department of State and interagency entities, counterparts in foreign governments, technical experts, and other stakeholders to develop and execute program activities.  The candidate will also be responsible for developing programmatic tools to support relevant U.S. foreign policy objectives and project implementation, and coordinating with other U.S. Government departments and agencies, as needed. In addition to programmatic responsibilities, GDIT seeks a candidate who on an as-needed basis will be responsible for advising, mentoring, and guiding a team of program offices as an acting Deputy Team Chief, while also addressing a range of administrative, budgetary, and other relevant needs of office leadership. Candidate should possess process improvement, change management, and organizational development skills, while demonstrating creative ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, implementing concepts, and consulting with senior leadership in the facilitation of meaningful results during problem-solving.

The supported programmatic office advances policies to identify and disrupt activities that supply material, expertise, equipment, and financing (including cryptocurrencies and cyber thefts) for WMD threats. Current efforts to counter Russian proliferation have a global impact, but currently focus in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. These programmatic efforts continue to evolve in response to the international security environment and seek to reinforce U.S. national security objectives in this dynamic environment. To this end, we welcome candidates who can develop and implement innovative strategies to address some of the most pressing nonproliferation and related malign activity challenges facing the U.S., including threats from Russia, and other proliferator states.

Duties and responsibilities under this opportunity include, but are not limited to:

• Managing technical experts who conduct trainings and other activities to build

capacity with partner countries to: 1) counter WMD threats from proliferator

states; 2) deter the development and dissemination of the use of WMD and

related disinformation, 3) identify and disrupt malign activity related to the

proliferation of WMD and advanced weapons systems; 

• Leveraging open-source information to inform program initiatives and partner

countries’ policy-makers to disrupt proliferation activities;

• Briefing staff in the Department of State on the customer's programmatic


• Identifying and executing innovative approaches that improve the office's l

ability to conduct international threat reduction programs;

• Developing and enacting engagement strategies to counter proliferation of

WMD and advanced conventional weapons by proliferator states of concern;

• Participating in the review of threat reduction proposals and recommendations

regarding the approval of proposals;

• Attending domestic and foreign meetings as required, and additional tasks in

support of the customer at home or abroad as assigned (subject to travel

restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic);

• Cooperating with partners in the U.S. interagency to align programmatic en

engagements with other U.S. Government nonproliferation programs;

• Advise the customer's budget planning process, to include the preparation of

grants, cooperative agreements, and Interagency Agreement documents;

financial monitoring; financial reconciliation; and financial close out.


• Active Secret clearance preferred

• Experience in identifying and countering illicit proliferation efforts, WMD

threats, sanctions evasion, and the proliferation financing through policy or pro

grammatic tools is strongly preferred—as is the design, development, imple

mentation, and facilitation of exercises, trainings, and workshops. 

• Graduate-level education with a minimum of 6 or more years of experience; or

an Undergraduate degree with 8 or more years of professional experience in

the area of nonproliferation is preferred.

• The candidate must possess and demonstrate outstanding communication,

diplomacy, teamwork, and project management skills. 

• International travel is required (subject to travel restrictions due to the COVID-

19 pandemic).

• A technical background in international security, chemical, nuclear, or

biological sciences is preferred.

• Foreign language skills or professional experience in Eastern Europe is a plus.

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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.