Senior Epidemiologist - Technical Lead job Silver Spring Maryland
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Senior Epidemiologist - Technical Lead Job

Employer Name: Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs SpiderID: 8627075
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland Date Posted: 5/7/2019
Wage: Category: Science/Research
Job Code: 14682

Job Description:

The GEIS Senior Epidemiologist - Technical Lead will support the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (GEIS) section through support to infectious disease surveillance and outbreak response via the global DoD laboratory network that provides early detection, prevention and response to infectious disease threats of military relevance.

The Technical Lead will provide GEIS program coordination and oversight to ensure smooth operations of the GEIS program, including task management, establishing timelines and milestones, tracking deliverables, and team synchronization with GEIS government leadership priorities. The Technical Lead works closely with the GEIS Science Advisor to plan and strategize the scientific and programmatic aspects of the GEIS Focus Area portfolios. The Technical Lead collaborates with the Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) AFHSB Program Manager to ensure optimal efficiency of the services delivered.


Overarching GEIS Program Management

Leads the GEIS team to accomplish long-range goals and short-term objectives for the GEIS program office and the GEIS network and ensure excellence in strategic, financial, operational, tactical and organizational functions of the GEIS program. Leadership activities include understanding and operationalizing GEIS client requests; assigning, tracking, and reviewing contractor tasks and deliverables, and maintaining and updating the GEIS business cycle.
Collaborates with the GEIS Science Advisor to ensure that the programmatic and scientific aspects of the GEIS Focus Area portfolios align with the overarching GEIS mission and vision as well as other relevant DoD strategies.
Works with Cherokee Senior Program Manager to ensure contractual compliance, superior performance and employee satisfaction.

Support the review and prioritization of programmatic/focus area-specific strategies, programs, projects, and proposals to ensure alignment with overarching GEIS strategic direction, and provide recommendations on enhanced alignment and opportunities to address critical organizational gaps.
Collaborate with GEIS government leadership and the contract strategy expert to set the overall strategy and objectives for GEIS projects and ensure that individual project goals align with the strategy.
Maintain awareness of DHA policies and guidance and provide relevant updates to the team to guide activities and strategy.
Maintain awareness of infectious disease surveillance, bio-surveillance, and biodefense activities and policies, etc., external to AFHSB; share relevant information with the team to ensure team understanding of the broader picture of these relevant areas.
Business Support

Provide key support to identifying and defining process, outcome variables, and metrics, including return on investment, to assess success and failure of GEIS-funded surveillance efforts and initiatives.

Serve as the primary point of contact between the contract staff and the government clients; ensure tasks are clearly communicated to the contract staff and executed to meet and exceed client expectations.
Collaborate within AFHSB to harmonize processes across sections and ensure continuity of AFHSB operations.
Support the development of publications, presentations, and timely information products based on GEIS-funded surveillance for DoD leaders and other stakeholder, in support of FHP.
Collaborate with Focus Area Portfolio Managers to track progress and provide updates on any changes in strategy or priorities.
Report to senior management on the progress of individual projects and the overall program. If necessary, contact specialists within the CNB to obtain information or request support to help project teams with difficult problems.

Conduct performance appraisals
Track employee time and attendance
Support GEIS staffing and recruitment activities



Job Requirements:

Requires a Master degree in epidemiology or public health (or related field).
Experience supporting senior level military leadership.
Several years of experience managing a team of professionals.


Familiarity with the DHA and Military Health System (MHS) desired.
General knowledge of DoD and USG infectious disease detection, prevention, response, and surveillance, as well as DoD acquisition processes.
Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Team player and collaborates well with professionals.
Public Trust required.
Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance.


Climate-controlled office during normal business hours.
With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites:

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Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 5
Education Required: Masters
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance

Company Profile:
Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) offers federal, state and local agencies a wide range of intelligence, cyber operations and warfighter support services. CNSP focuses on quality performance in the collection and analysis of data, dissemination of useful information, and actionable real-world support to the intelligence and warfighter communities. Services offered by Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs apply to all national security communities including federal, state and local intelligence communities, the military and law enforcement agencies.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Marlon Lobban Company Type: Employer
Company: Cherokee Nation Businesses
City: Catoosa
State: Oklahoma
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