Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator

Clearance Level
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ75836 Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator (Open)

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Job Description
The CDC COVID-19 Activation has created many employment opportunities for those willing to work hard and contribute to this amazing national effort! 

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity.

A position for a Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator is currently available for a for a highly talented and motivated individual to join our team in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – COVID-19 Activation.  This position is for fulltime employment with the ability to earn extra hours in support of this demanding response work.  Initial location is in a telework role due to COVID-19 restrictions and is expected to transition to the Roybal Campus located in Atlanta, Georgia.  This role is 100% at the customer’s location.

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 coordinator with one of the task forces under the CDC COVID-19 Activation.  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. 

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

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.


  • Bachelors in related field and 4+ 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

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail

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

  • Experience supporting CDC activation activities and completion of ICS100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 coursework

 Attributes for Success:

  • Proven leadership and management abilities

  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem solving with strong decision-making capabilities

  • 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 learn the CDC mission, organizational structure, and activation IMS structure; work effectively and efficiently with other CDC offices and IMS sections
  • Ability to address a diverse set of stakeholders and meet the challenging work requirements of a complex CDC activation
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.