Project Manager - CDC Emergency Response

Clearance Level
Project/Task Management
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ101182

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

The CDC COVID-19 Activation has created many employment opportunities for those willing to work hard and contribute this amazing national effort!  We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity.

GDIT is seeking a Project Manager / Emergency Response Coordinator to join our team in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – COVID-19 Activation.  You will have the opportunity to initially work 100% from home due to COVID-19 restrictions and later transition full time to the CDC Roybal Campus located in Atlanta, Georgia.         

CDC and global partners are actively working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Learn More about CDC and the COVID-19 Activation HERE

The purpose of this position is as a GDIT people manager, team coordinator, and actively work within a task force under the CDC COVID-19 Activation or support other related contracts.  As a senior level project manager, responsibilities include managing assigned GDIT projects to include personnel and some business development.  

This role will also act as a senior coordinator for the response. Coordinators are assigned to Incident Management System (IMS) leadership teams with the responsibility to coordinate, organize, and manage team activities as well as communications.  Coordinators are responsible for a variety of critical tasks to assure the operational needs of a team. 

This role will require work on weekends and nights as well as normal weekday hours as scheduled by emergency response leadership. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise up to 15 staff including direct reports and temporary staff. This will include coordination of recruitment and hiring.
  • Synchronize a variety of team activities to include the operational tempo, support requirements, personnel deployments, and ensuring leadership is appraised of all relevant communications and assigned tasks.
  • Manage and triage assigned functional Outlook mailbox(s) and MS Teams site(s) in accordance with established standard operating procedures to include requests for information/actions and ensuring all relevant stakeholders are kept informed.
  • Coordinate the specific three key functions of task tracking, staffing, and clearance.
    • Formal Task Tracking of all assigned tasks from a variety of sources from initial assignment to conclusion along with completion documentation.
    • The formal staffing process involves the use of the CDC approved automation system, current statues of all personnel assigned to the team, onboarding of new individuals, pending departures, and identification of gaps for resolution.
    • Formal document clearance process includes understanding of both the importance of properly cleared documents and how to operate within the clearance process.
  • Communicate effectively with leadership ensuring the best support possible of the team lead and deputy(s).
  • Collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders that represent functional positions within the IMS structure and external partners outside of the COVID-19 Activation to include at the Federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions.
  • Responsible for administrative duties such as review of work schedules, hours worked, and appropriate time off.
  • Supervise assigned GDIT personnel to include daily employee accountability and provide overwatch of other contractor personnel.
  • Develop assigned GDIT personnel with all appropriate tools to include formal training resulting in the most potential possible on an individual and collective basis.
  • Manage assigned GDIT projects to include recruiting and hiring actions along with financial statuses; an understanding of the CDC Emergency Response Request (ERR) system is important for success.
  • Perform business development tasks to include proposal writing/development as directed.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors in related field and 5+ years related experience required, or Masters and 2+ years related experience
  • Must be U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) clearance
  • Project management proficiency is required

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Superior written and verbal skills.  Must write succinctly and clearly and explain complex situations in plain English to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Portfolio Management experience preferred
  • Documented proposal development skills
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • Ability to learn the CDC mission, organizational structure, and activation IMS structure; work effectively and efficiently with other CDC offices and IMS sections
  • Experience supporting CDC activation activities and completion of ICS100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 coursework

 Attributes for Success:

  • Proven leadership and management abilities
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem solving with strong decision-making capabilities
  • Project management skills and self-driver; cool under time pressure and flexible
  • Ability to work simultaneous projects with aggressive timelines
  • Anticipates and communicates issues and risks in a timely way
  • Ability to address a diverse set of stakeholders and meet the challenging work requirements of a complex CDC activation

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.

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.