Operations Analyst, Advisor; Senior Operations SME - Secret clearance required

Clearance Level
Military Operations
Fort Liberty, North Carolina
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Military Operations

Military Strategy

Special Operations

REQ#: RQ168871
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Ensure the safety and security of our nation as an Operations Analyst Advisor/Senior Operations Subject Matter Expert (SME) at GDIT. You’ll apply the latest technology and will provide operational planning support to deliver accurate intelligence products and exercise development for the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Community. Here, your work will have meaning and impact as you deliver your best every day.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an Operations Analyst Advisor/Senior Operations SME you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on an Operations Analyst Advisor/Senior Operations SME joining our team to augment our Exercise Design Cell. He or she will develop realistic exercise products and vignettes, and will role-play operational and tactical level Special Operations Force units during exercises. Most of our exercises will be Commander's Assessments, designed to assist a unit Commander to train and assess his/her staff, and other exercises will be External Evaluations (EXEVALs) conducted as part of unit pre-deployment activities.


  • Provides military subject matter expertise to the SOMTC program
  • Participates with other members of the Mission Command Exercise Branch team in exercise vignette development to address relevant staff Mission Essential Tasks (METs).
  • Reviews "Lessons Learned" from previous exercises to identify and resolve training shortfalls in order to assist newly formed Special Operations Task Force (SOTF), Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF), and Special Operations Joint Task Force (SOJTF) staffs to efficiently execute all staff Battle Drills.
  • Works with fellow contractor employees who are former Special Forces, Civil Affairs, PSYOP, USAF CCT/TACP personnel and sister service veterans to identify and develop cross-functional team injects and vignettes.
  • An Operations Analyst/Senior Operations SME will ensure that exercise scenarios encompass the following activities: Cyber-Space-SOF planning and activities, Multi-Domain Operations (MDO), Special Forces Operations, Intelligence, Psychological Operations, Civil Affairs, Logistics, Fires, Insurgency Forces, Future Operations, and include interaction with other Government agencies and non-government agencies. Operations Analyst Advisors/Senior Operations SMEs ensure successful completion of these activities in a training environment to assure Commanders that units are prepared to fully execute their assigned missions upon deployment.
  • An Operations Analyst Advisor/Senior Operations SME will maintain familiarity with and will adhere to current Army and Joint doctrine and training strategies throughout the exercise development Life Cycle.


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree. 
  • Required Experience: Assignment to U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (Special Forces, Military Information Support Operations, Civil Affairs, Ranger Regiment, Special Operations Aviation, Special Mission units) or assignment to one of the following: Military Intelligence, Logistics Corps, or Field Artillery units. Equivalent assignments within other Department of Defense military branches do apply.
  • Required Technical Skills: Graduate of U.S. Army Special Forces Qualifying Course (Officer) 18A, Warrant Officer (180A), Noncommissioned Officer (18-series) Military Occupation Specialties) and graduate of a U.S. military officer’s intermediate course or Senior Service College, or Special Forces Warrant Officer Advanced Course, or from one of the following U.S. military Noncommissioned Officer Education System courses: First Sergeant Course or Sergeants Major Course.
  • Security Clearance Level: Secret
  • Required Skills and Abilities: Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), problem solving, and mission planning. Must have basic computer skills.
  • Preferred Skills: Two years of experience researching, planning, preparing, coordinating, and executing Mission Readiness Exercises (MRXs).
  • Location: On Customer Site at the Special Operations Mission Training Center (SOMTC), Fort Liberty, NC.
  • US Citizenship: Required


  • 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

8 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

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.