Operational / Continuity Planning Specialist - Active Top Secret required

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Emergency Management
Arlington, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Continuity of Operations (COOP)

Developing Plans

Emergency Management

REQ#: RQ148690
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an Operational / Continuity Planning Specialist, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on an Operational / Continuity Planning Specialist joining our team to bring professionalism and initiative to a fast-paced environment that offers extensive options for training, certification, and career advancement. When we succeed, you succeed and together our best becomes better. 

This position supports development of Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans and procedures and assists with developing and execution of test, training and exercise activities. This position also provides operational support to continuity exercises and activities both in and outside the National Capital Region. The successful candidate will be required to establish consensus among Government internal components and external supported organizations during the planning phase and subsequently monitor required assets and sites for readiness. When necessary, recommend corrective actions and coordinate upgrades, repairs or other actions necessary to maintain readiness. 


  • Author, update and coordinate Government Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans.

  • Support develop of training, test and evaluation plans and post event after action reports.

  • Attend continuity working groups and promulgate meeting minutes.

  • Support operations and operations center activities as required.

  • Ability to travel periodically up to 2 weeks within the continental U.S. to support planning, exercise and operational activities and support deployed COOP operations if required.


Experience:   3 years of experience in operational or continuity planning. Strong writing, oral, and interpersonal skills with the ability to build consensus and diverse and competing requirements. Ability to convey conceptual ideas both written and verbally. Able to lead working groups and brief outcomes to senior officials.

Knowledge principles and practices of COOP and/or emergency management.

Familiarity with Federal doctrinal planning development processes and Federal Continuity Directive -1 (FCD-1) a plus.
Education:  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Security Clearance Level: Active Top Secret


  • 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

3 + 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. 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.