Continuity Communications SME - Active TS/SCI eligible

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ135678

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Continuity Communications Subject Matter Expert to support secured communications for a homeland security client.  Role will be responsible for a wide variety of continuity communications roles.

​Must be local to the office.

Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of client strategic communications initiatives
  • Provide presentations to client leadership outlining program initiatives, strategic planning and implementation strategies, and partner agency operations
  • Identify and prioritize key communications requirements relevant to the client’s strategic plan
  • Develop strategies to achieve highest effectiveness and return on investment for client’s continuity communications mission
  • Provide input and advice for best practices in improving the telecommunications readiness posture
  • Provided consultation for client leadership in joint agency stakeholder meetings
  • Represent client in interagency working groups relating to national continuity planning and policy
  • Review and evaluate agency standards, policies, and procedures, and liaise with other agencies for national security, emergency, and exercise planning

The ideal candidate will meet most the following criteria:

  • Highly knowledgeable in planning and coordinating emergency response activities pertaining to continuity of operations, continuity of government, mission essential functions, and national security programs
  • Understanding of High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) capabilities and mitigation strategies to guard against associated damage to national security systems
  • Clear understanding of the strategic relationship between continuity community partner agencies
  • Experience working with the Crisis Management System (CMS), understanding of key facilities, and knowledge of how the system is used in application to continuity communications
  • Knowledgeable of Presidential Policy Directives (PPDs) and other key policy documents relevant to the implementation on continuity communications standards for clients designated in the Presidential line of succession
  • Experience and understanding of the operation of the Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN)
  • Understanding of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Emergency Action Procedure (EAP) volume VI conferences
  • Understanding of the continuity communications infrastructure in and around Washington D.C.
  • Experience and understanding of the inner workings of the different government communications providers and their capabilities


  • Available for travel within the continental United States for periods of time up to two weeks in support of mission activities.
  • Possesses an active TOP SECRET/SCI clearance and possesses eligibility requirements to access classified information.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to articulate complex mission information to members of U.S. Government’s leadership.
  • Be capable of establishing and cultivating friendly relationships with partner agency personnel, third party equipment providers, and sibling programs.
  • Must be self-sufficient and capable of maintaining required operational tempo when working autonomously or with minimal supervision.
  • Work location will be Bluemont, VA or Washington, D.C. with reimbursable travel in between.
  • Work hours are flexible, but contract staff must meet minimal requirements on a weekly basis. 
  • CONUS travel is at the request of the customer and may not be flexible under some circumstances.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of relevant experience.

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.