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Protocol Officer

Date: Jan 15, 2023

Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc. is looking to hire an experienced Protocol Officer to support our operation at our Fort Belvoir, VA location. The selected candidate will have the following responsibilities:


  • Provide logistical protocol support for guests, such as high-level military personnel and distinguished individuals visiting for meetings, briefings, tours, and demo’s while ensuring coordination of all divisions key personnel, SME, and higher HQ such as CERDEC.
  • Coordinate “cradle to grave” logistical support such as securing drivers, meet greet escort at visitor center, network service support, runners, refreshments, room set up/breakdown, photographer, agenda preparation and dissemination.
  • Liaison with Army Directorate front office personnel on meeting coordination requiring protocol support
  • Maintain and track events in Protocol Calendar which captures detailed information to include type of event, location, meeting requirements and protocol ownership
  • Prepare and submit General Information Packet (GIP) to high level guests which incorporates logistical information to include, agenda, submitting clearance, obtaining visitor badges, meeting locations, directions, protocol and technical  points of contact.
  • Liaison with Security to ensure visit requests are submitted timely, Foreign Nationals are escorted, classified meetings are handled within policy.
  • Coordination of meeting/demo dry runs for preparation of high-level meeting with many moving-parts.
  • Manage and maintain of Protocol funds to purchase meeting refreshments are well stocked, inventory of apparel, retirement photos and paperweights are on hand.
  • Utilization of protocol event planning checklist when meeting with technical point of contact for initial planning meeting.  Engage Security, Network Services, SME’s during kick-off and planning sessions.
  • Preparation of costing spreadsheets, coordination of documentation such as agenda, posters, flyers, to ensure branding is within policy.
  • Facilitate presentation of visual displays such as display cases, murals and themed picture collage.


To land this job you need:  


  • 2-5 Years’ experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational/management/communication skills
  • Must demonstrate professionalism and a positive work ethic


Job Type:  Full Time

Clearance Level: Must Currently Possess:

DOD Secret or higher Clearance




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QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.