Pharmacy Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Clearance Level
Scientific Review
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ84235

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 to this amazing national effort! 

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

GDIT is seeking an exceptionally talented and motivated individual for the position of Pharmacy Subject Matter Expert (SME).  The position is currently available for the right 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 remote role due to COVID-19 work restrictions on the CDC campus, but is expected to transition to the Roybal Campus located in Atlanta, Georgia.  This role is 100% at the customer’s location.       

The purpose of this position is to serve as a Pharmacy Subject Matter Expert (SME) and support leadership in the Vaccine Task Force under the CDC COVID-19 Activation.  Scientific Consulting/Subject Matter Expertise in the area of pharmacy is critical to the mission of the Vaccine Task Force.

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

Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with and provide subject matter expertise for the response that will inform operational and response plans

  • Work and assist principle leadership on implementation plans and the execution of those plans

  • Led work efforts to include presentations on behalf of leadership when appropriate

  • Respond as appropriate to inquiries on pharmacy matters on behalf of leadership

  • Provide evidence-based input to leadership as they resolve critical matters, questions, problems, and issues for the response

  • 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.


  • B.S. in Pharmacy required

  • At least one of the following Professional Board Certifications required (with additional ones being preferred): Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP), AND/OR Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

  • ​​Minimum of 10 years of progressive pharmacy management experience, preferably within multi-site operations in acute care settings

  • Must be U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) clearance

  • Must be within commuting distance to Atlanta, GA

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • PharmD from an accredited school of pharmacy preferred 

  • Superior written and verbal skills.  Must write succinctly and clearly and explain complex situations in plain English to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Experience in subject matter expert role(s)

  • Experience supporting CDC activation activities

 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 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.