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At Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®), developing the capacity to mitigate risk and prepare individuals and organizations is our life, our business, and our passion. Whether it’s a situation resulting from natural, technological, or human factors, every member of the SummitET team is dedicated to ensuring our clients are prepared for the unthinkable. Exercises are the foundation upon which we build this disaster preparedness and response.

Our goal is to provide proven full spectrum preparedness solutions to threats through industry-leading experts and impeccable customer service.

Our professionals, team members, and partners have harnessed their years of “in the field” know-how and applied it to the design, development, facilitation and evaluation of all manner of exercises. Engaging in the SummitET culture means bringing your professional skills to the table. SummitET offers excellent benefits, a collegial team environment, and opportunities for growth.

Senior Foreign Affairs/Policy Subject Matter Expert
Department: Programs
Full Time
Washington, District of Columbia, United States - 20250

Summit Exercises and Training LLC SummitET™ is seeking a Senior Foreign Affairs/Policy SME for a position that supports a U.S. government contract in Washington D.C.

This is a full-time position requiring work performed within a federal office building in Washington D.C.

Some remote work from home may be allowed based upon client requirements.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working with the U.S. interagency and international partner countries on WMD or counterterrorism policy matters.
  • Experience managing a portfolio of international projects involving both bilateral partners and multilateral organizations on topics related to WMD or counterterrorism.
  • Experience in preparing executive level policy briefings and policy position papers.
  • Experience in preparing executive level diplomatic bilateral and preparatory briefs.
  • Experience in providing and supporting recommended policy edits to documents, as well as tracking edits, and maintaining version control of policy documents.
  • Experience developing and delivering oral and written briefs and presentations to Federal interagency executive management.
  • Experience representing the positions and stated interests of a federal government stakeholder in interagency policy meetings, conferences, and other venues as appropriate.
  • Professional level of writing, public speaking, and meeting facilitation.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office particularly PowerPoint and Excel suite of applications.
  • Excellent customer service, leadership, adaptability to new requirements, and strong people skills.

Additional Experience, Training, or Other Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five to ten years' experience working in or supporting the Federal interagency in national policy matters and international affairs
  • A master's degree is required
    • A degree in International Affairs, National Security, Emergency and Disaster Management, Government & Politics, or a cognate discipline is preferred
  • Current "Q" or Top Secret clearance is required
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle
  • Must possess a U.S. passport
  • Must be able to fly onboard commercial aircraft
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

*Offers of employment with Summit Exercises and Training are contingent upon successful completion of background check and drug screening.*

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Work-life Balance

Our associates enjoy generous PTO and paid holidays. Our leadership encourages and fosters a team and family environment.
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SummitET pays 100% of Employee Only healthcare premiums and covers 50% of remaining dependent premiums.
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Retirement Planning

Associates who choose to participate in a 401K plan may choose between a traditional 401K plan and a ROTH 401K. We currently offer company matching contributions per pay period. 
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Continued Education

SummitET may reimburse education classes or programs to any full-time associate looking to earn a degree or certification in a qualified area that applies to employment duties.

Social Responsibility

We’re doing our part to help build a more sustainable future through people, education, and external partnerships. Find out how we’re building internal accountability and transparency, and by joining forces with others to build a lasting impact, we’re enabling people to help make our world a safer place.
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SummitET Core Values


At Summit, we:

  • Always offer the highest quality Customer Service – We strive to serve our customer.
  • Act with Integrity: Trust.
  • Believe our team is our identity. We are Associate-Based/Focused.
  • Always deliver a Quality product or service: If we are to do something, we will do it well.
  • Enable our team to Lead to help shape a better organizational future.
  • Leverage the Collective Genius of our talented workforce.
  • Demand Excellence in ourselves and our team.
  • Are Passionate and Committed in heart and mind to each other, our customer, and vision.
  • Offer our customers creativity and a broad range of views and expertise through our Diversity.
  • Act with Humility: We are open to personal change and continuous improvement.
  • Strive for Simplicity.
  • Seek Results: We have a “can do” (positive) attitude and drive to get the job.
  • Treat others with Respect.
  • Provide Customer-Focused solutions.
  • Are Honest and act Transparently.
  • Encourage Forward Thinking.
  • Promote a work/life Balance.

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