Nuclear Threats Reduction Program Advisor

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




Project Management


REQ#: RQ143539
Requisition Type: Regular
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Job Description

GDIT is seeking the expertise of a Nuclear Threats Program Advisor at Department of State headquarters. Job duties include the

design, development, implementation, and interagency and intergovernmental coordination of novel capacity-building programming

with potential nuclear energy newcomer states that are considering nuclear energy options—particularly small modular reactors,

floating nuclear power plants, and other advanced reactor options—to meet their low-carbon energy needs consistent with the highest

international standards of nuclear security, nonproliferation, and safety. The candidate will be responsible for identifying and elaborating

capacity-building needs, crafting, and coordinating engagement strategies to tailor and advance cooperation with diverse institutions in

partner states, designing and overseeing the implementation of trainings and technical assistance, and overseeing the performance of

diverse subject matter expert implementers. The candidate will also be responsible for tracking, supporting, and applying programmatic

tools to advance relevant policy development and implementation within the State Department and coordinating with other U.S.

Government departments, agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and foreign partners from the working level to relatively senior


In support of policy to address national security threats, the DOS customer conducts nonproliferation assistance programs to identify

and disrupt the acquisition by state proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) of materials, equipment, and financing and to

promote nonproliferation norms and practices. Civil nuclear security programming efforts focus currently on the Asia/Pacific region,

Africa, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, Latin America, and may extend to the Middle East--evolving in response to the international

security environment, while seeking to reinforce U.S. national security objectives in a dynamic environment. To this end, GDIT

welcomes candidates who can develop, coordinate, and implement innovative strategies to address the pressing nuclear security,

proliferation, safety, and sovereignty challenges posed by Chinese and Russian civil nuclear reactor exports.

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

• Developing, coordinating with the interagency, and implementing country-specific engagement strategies in partnership with host

government officials, including at senior levels, and advancing time-sensitive and complex capacity-building projects, both remotely and

internationally, tailored to the partner’s priority needs;

• Designing, developing, and executing innovative approaches that improve the Department's ability to conduct international threat

reduction programs;

• Leveraging one’s own networks and experience to manage complex and sensitive relationships with interagency partners such as the

U.S. Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Nuclear Security Administration, Commerce Department, and

State Department partners from country desks, embassies, and within the Department and Bureaus in a manner that advances the

customer's programmatic goals and directs complementary capabilities in a whole-of-U.S.-nuclear-sector effort to address these


• Participating in the review of threat reduction project proposals and making recommendations concerning their approval and funding;

• Briefing high-level officials in the Department of State, interagency, foreign governments, and senior nuclear industry executives on

the customer's programmatic activities; and,

• Representing the customer in domestic and foreign meetings, as well as additional tasks at home or abroad, as assigned.


• The candidate must possess and demonstrate strong interagency coordination, communication, and networking skills.

• The candidate must possess and demonstrate outstanding written and verbal communication, diplomacy, teamwork, facilitator, and

project management skills.

• Eight years' experience including a minimum of three years’ experience working on USG international nuclear nonproliferation, security, safeguards, energy, or safety

programs is required. The ideal candidate will have achieved demonstrated success in advancing U.S. nonproliferation and/or nuclear

energy priorities and engaging both policy and technical audiences, as well as demonstrated success managing relationships with

international partners and/or multilateral organizations.

• A bachelor's degree (master’s degree strongly preferred) in a relevant policy or technical discipline is required.

• International travel is required, and foreign language skills are a plus.

• The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area or willing to relocate to perform the stated duties.

• The candidate must possess or qualify to be granted an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Secret level or above.

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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 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.