Watchstander / Emergency Response / COOP - Jr level - Secret Eligibility Required

Clearance Level
National Security Analysis
Washington, District of Columbia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Continuity of Operations (COOP)

Emergency Operations Center

Emergency Response

Emergency Response Operations

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Writing

REQ#: RQ146143
Public Trust: Other
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

Discover a career that is challenging, impactful, and mission critical. Join our team as a WatchStander and make an impact on a program protecting our nation’s security. While you help us advance the mission, we’ll help advance your career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Watchstander, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Watchstander joining our team to provide support for administrative and contingency operations. 


  • Support operational procedure development, documentation, and integration; support with emergency response and operations;
  • Support operational tools, including use and testing of communication equipment, maintenance of databases, and data/information management and visualization;
  • Provide recommendations and inputs to support the development of application used for situational awareness and common operating picture.
  • This is a day shift position with occasional after hours support needed to support emergency activation and special events. 


  • Education: BA/BS            
  • Required Experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
  • Required Technical Skills: Proficient with common operation tools such as WebEOC and mapping tools
  • Security Clearance Level:  Secret Eligible
  • Required Skills and Abilities: Strong oral and interpersonal skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment; ability to convey conceptual ideas both written and verbally; strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook); customer service and problem-solving skill are essential
  • Location: On Customer Site, Washington, DC.  No remote work options


  • 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

2 + 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.