Special Events Planner - TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Posted Date 2 years ago(3/17/2022 9:09 AM)
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LMI is seeking a skilled Special Events Planner supporting our client in the McLean area. 


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.


If you come from the event planning world, this might the job for you! Our client is in need of someone with a strong organizational background, and has coordinated and lead the planning and execution of events, tradeshows, and symposiums. 


Responsibilities may include: 

  • Serve as the lead Event Planner for supporting our Intelligence Community customer
  • Coordinate, publicize, and create multimedia products for corporate events
  • Organize meals, tours, programs, documents for distribution, audio-visual needs, transportation, translation services and accommodations as required. 
  • Manage the logistics, invitations, clearance screening, catering, DV travel coordination, and AV/IT/graphics support for on and off-site facilities.
  • Coordinate event presentations, note taking, and after-action report writing.
  • Document best practices and practical guidance in an Event Planning guide for on-going use by the government office.



  • Bachelor's degree in business, tourism and hospitality, or international relations, or related field is preferred, but years of experience can be used in lieu of a specific degree.
  • Preferred five (3) years experience in event planning where events range from 2 to 200 attendees to include best practices in event management and coordination; risk management; financial, legal and ethical safeguards; catering; and meeting and conference planning. 
  • Knowledge of options within the IC customer for photography, videography, and conference spaces 
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.  
  • Must be self-directed and detail oriented.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to include use of Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph required


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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