Senior Communication Specialist

Clearance Level
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ112646

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

The Senior Communication Specialist provides internal communications and external affairs support for a government agency, including development and maintenance of outreach materials, backgrounders, and the web site, creation and dissemination of weekly reports, and support of SharePoint projects.  

As part of a team, the communications specialist will also develop and coordinate strategic messaging, including social media and internal and external communications strategies.

Duties include:

Internal Communications

  • Develop, implement and coordinate an internal communications strategy to keep staff informed of program updates and information

  • Develop and disseminate weekly reports: collect information from division directors, edit and synthesize all submissions, and electronically distribute to staff

  • Manage and maintain outreach packages for staff use, including power point slides and talking point templates; 

  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of Fact Sheets

  • Lead programmatic support to SharePoint sites, with focus on using the system to strengthen internal communications and share information

External Affairs

  • Assist in the drafting and distribution of newsletters

  • With the communications team, maintain the sections of the web site; serve as the point of contact for division web site changes and edits

  • With the communications team develop strategies for the collection, management, and use of success stories

  • Serve as primary point of contact for public inquiries and referrals that come into the Office of the Director for questions related to eligibility, services, etc.

  • Write communications as requested by federal staff including condolence letters, thank you letters, commemoration letters, etc.

  • Participate in external event planning teams

This position is based in Washington, DC and requires a Public Trust clearance (or the ability to obtain one)


Requires BS/BA degree in communications, development, social work, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.


Requires 5-8 years of relevant experience

Experience with social media platforms and web/social media content development

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong analytical and research skills

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.