Joint Special Operations Subject Matter Expert (SME)/Strategic Initiatives Group - Top Secret clearance required

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Functional Experts
Fort Liberty, North Carolina
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Joint Operations

Military Strategy

Special Operations

REQ#: RQ167670
Public Trust: None
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

Functional Analyst Expert/Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) team member

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Functional Analyst Expert/Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) team member supporting the nation's premier Special Operations Forces (SOF) units and soldiers. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Functional Analyst Expert/Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) team member you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Functional Analyst Expert/Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) team member joining our team to develop exercise products and replicate and role play elements and entities as required to facilitate Commander's training objectives. 


  • Analyze user needs and performs research and functional analysis on a variety of projects
  • Work as a member of a 3-person cell to develop challenging and innovative exercise injects and vignettes
  • Participate in a series of In Progress Reviews (IPRs) for each exercise to determine unit training objectives and then develop vignettes and injects to address those objectives
  • Work with other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to include Intelligence SMEs, Operations SMEs and other HQ, USASOC and HQ, 1st SFC(A) staff members to develop specific injects and exercise products for Army, Navy, and Marine special operations units
  • Work with Unit Trusted Agents to ensure that units are fully prepared for upcoming deployments to austere and sensitive locations
  • Leverage expertise gained through staff experience in senior military staff positions to prepare the military leaders of tomorrow


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Required Experience: Graduate of the U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Qualifying Course or U.S. Army Military Information Support Officers Qualifying Course or U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer Qualifying Course or U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer Basic Leader Course (or other service equivalent) and a graduate of a U.S. military officer’s intermediate or senior level service school. 15+ years of related experience
  • Required Technical Skills: Two years’ experience in Special Operations Forces Headquarters staff positions specifically performing joint operations. One year experience researching, planning, preparing, coordinating, and executing Mission Command Exercises focusing on Theater Special Operations Command (TSOC) and/or Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF) scenarios to train SOF units. Graduate of a Joint Forces Staff College program or school such as the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JPME-II) or Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Planner’s Course
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret security clearance required
  • Required Skills and Abilities: Special Operations experience, Planning expertise, Tactical and Operational Level Military experience. Knowledge of strategic-level theory, National Security Strategy, and National Military Strategy. Knowledge of the Joint Operating Environment. Knowledge of strategic national guidance as it relates to operational plans and campaigns, and how that further relates to tactical-level application and strategic relevance. Experience with intelligence systems acquisition capability, Advanced Military Intelligence relating to Irregular Warfare and/or SOF Operations. Knowledge of regular versus irregular intelligence support, armed groups and irregular movements, intelligence support to Unconventional Warfare (UW), and UW campaign planning factors.
  • Preferred Skills: Staff officer experience at the Operational Level of Military Command. Experience preparing units for deployment and in training Mission Command battle staff skills. Experience in Space Domain, Cyberspace Domain organizations or jobs.
  • Location: On Customer Site at the Special Operations Mission Training Center (SOMTC), Fort Liberty, NC.


  • 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

15 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $110,115 - $138,000. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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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.