Program Certification Specialist

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Intelligence Training
Fort Meade, Maryland

REQ#: RQ99308

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

The scope of this program will provide Cryptologic and Cybersecurity Certifications Program Management Office (PMO) with functional support and advisory assistance in standing-up, operationalizing, implementing, maintaining and operating the various Cryptologic and Cybersecurity certification programs. This effort will involve planning, policy, business analysis, process development, psychometric evaluation, documentation, data management, and other tasks necessary to manage the PMO as well as implement and maintain professional certifications and related activities.

Provide program and project management support to stand-up, implement, operate, and maintain the Cryptologic and Cybersecurity Certification Programs. This task includes:

Serve as the focal point in facilitating all tasks supporting the development, implementation, operation, maintenance, sustainment and management of a DoD Intelligence Community agency Certification Programs in accordance with industry, customer, DoD, and other applicable guidance and standards.

  • Develop, recommend, and implement strategy, vision and goals, policies, standards, requirements, procedures, business processes, communications, governance, and other responsibilities in support of the customer
  • Provide situational awareness to stakeholders that pertain to and include certification efforts specifically within the customers Cryptologic and Cybersecurity Enterprise and defense IC
  • Provide expertise, guidance, consultation, facilitation, and thought leadership focused on Cryptologic and Cybersecurity certification-related activities
  • Provide and coordinate policy input and required ad hoc reporting to USD (I&S) overseers and other stakeholders on certification matters.
  • Address certification program requirements in support of planning, programming, and budgeting process
  • Advise as well as support the establishment of the certification governance structure and various advising boards and groups on issues that pertain to certification initiatives
  • Contribute to live discussions at internal and external meetings on targeted issue or theme-specific activities related to certification initiatives including organizational activities and strategic communications.
  • Contribute to the design, develop, and implementation a plan for evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the Cryptologic and Cybersecurity Certification Programs
  • Identify and coordinate in resolving risks, issues, and actions involving certification programs
  • Develop and conduct educational and informational types of activities for a wide range of audiences to educate and inform audiences on topics related to certifications.
  • Implement instructions, plans, policies, and programs related to certification initiatives.
  • Research USD (I&S), DoD, and other agency planning documents (i.e., customer Strategy, Defense Planning Guidance); ensure customer’s strategic plan on certification programs remain synchronized with current, future, and higher level initiatives
  • Support certification related activities in support of the customer
  • Participate in special projects as required
  • Pursuant to a customer requirement, this position is contingent on providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submitting to regular COVID-19 testing at your own expense.
  • Must be able to meet customer facility COVID requirements


  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience leading in credentialing program management office.
  • Institute for Credentialing Excellence Certified Credentialing Specialist.
  • Three (3) years demonstrated experience building and managing project schedules and/or related deliverables.
  • Bachelors or higher degree


  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience managing projects within the Intelligence Community. Preference given for those supporting NSAs Cryptologic and Cybersecurity missions.
  • PMP or DAWIA Level 3 certification in Program Management

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.

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.