Watch Officer

Location: Washington DC Metro Area
Job Code: 545
# of Openings: 2


Job Title: Watch Officer

Report To: Program Manager and Customer

Clearance Type: Top Secret/SCI, Current DHS Suitability Check (preferred)

Work Location: Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Job Description/Duties: Advantage SCI is seeking Watch Officers to support a 24/7/365 day contract providing timely and professional watch support at all times.

Summary of duties includes, but is not limited to:
• Monitoring multiple unclassified and classified e-mail accounts
• Answering  the Watch desk telephones
• Participating in National Operations Center (NOC) Blast Call
• Monitoring the status of GNDA related alarms and events and NOC Phased events
• Submitting training requests
• Facilitating stakeholder alarm adjudication assistance by aiding stake holders in obtaining and maintaining accounts to include password resets and possible verbal assistant for infrequent users
• Entering information for non-account holders into the system for urgent real alarm need
• Assisting the On-call Federal Official (OCF) with GNDA awareness during alarms; facilitating FSTTL agencies in alarm adjudication training on the system
• Conducting Operational Adjudication tasks, RN Equipment searches, and other actions necessary to facilitate alarm adjudication including system testing
• Notifying through the chain of command of ongoing incidents, which includes operating the Communicator system for emergency notifications
• Preparing initial situation reports; conducting operational reporting of alarms; managing weekly notification rules and call lists; providing shift pass down to relief
• Assisting with information sharing within the GNDA such as logging, tracking, and entering Requests For Information and alarms into appropriate databases
• Answering urgent request for information to GNDA stakeholders regarding data within the system, distributing products to GNDA Stakeholders and maintaining a Watch log of actions

Minimum Requirements:
• A minimum of two (2) years as a military, government, or contractor in a command center, watch office, military office, federal government office, intelligence, analysis, administrative, or secure government facility. Bachelor’s degree desired
• Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance; Current DHS Suitability Check highly desired
• Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills
• Availability for shift work in a 24/7/365 day operational environment
• Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to multi-task and respond to quick turn-around requests
• Must have reliable transportation and availability to travel
• Must have a valid certification of completion in PII and Cyber Awareness Challenge from Information Assurance Support Environment (Only valid within 30 days of hire). To obtain the certification, visit

Desired Requirements:
• Previous Watch experience and/or basic radiological and nuclear concepts or Command/Intelligence Center experience
• Intelligence analysis background
• Familiarity with issues concerning United States Government interagency coordination and integration
• Reach back experience to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) at the National Laboratories, Intelligence Community, and/or State/Local governments also preferred

Working Conditions:
• Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time
• Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis
• Able to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally
• Able to walk long distances without assistance

Advantage SCI, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246 Prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin and requires affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees treated, without regard to race, sex, color, genetic information, religion, or national origin. (Enforcement Agency: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs)

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