Surveillance Coordinator/Data Manager/Epidemiologist - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States

The Surveillance Coordinator/Data Manager/Epidemiologist provides technical assistance to a US government agency to help oversees medical and public health services for populations in the case of that agency, working with a network of agency-funded programs; medical, dental, and mental health providers; and federal, state, and local public health officials.


The incumbent will work with a team of physicians and other clinical staff, epidemiologists, and medical services coordinators. Primary duties include maintaining surveillance data and ensuring high data quality standards; assessing program compliance with medical exam, public health screening, and vaccination requirements; and analyzing clinical and public health data. These duties are carried out under supervision by the government agency.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Work in collaboration with agency-funded programs to maintain surveillance data and ensure complete, quality data are available and accessible to the agency.
  2. Manage surveillance data in multiple systems including MS Excel, Access, and a web-based surveillance system; use programing languages such as SQL and R to write queries and run reports.
  3. Evaluate program compliance with medical and public health guidelines by analyzing data; compile, interpret, and summarize results.
  4. Participate in infectious disease outbreak and contact investigations, with direction from the government agency; maintain linelists of outbreak cases and of nationally notifiable diseases.
  5. Develop data management materials and documentation, such as protocols, data dictionaries, and data collection forms.
  6. Assist with data entry and data cleaning, as needed.
  7. Assist with other data retrieval and analyses, as needed. This many include data to develop evidence-based medical and public health policies and procedures, data to respond to requests for information, and data for financial review or research purposes.
  8. Provide technical and database administration support to federal staff.
  9. Monitor the team mailbox on a rotational basis (approximately 1 day per week); triage or respond to program inquiries about medical services and public health follow-up.
  10. Provide cross-coverage for medical services coordinators, when needed.  
  11. Participate in staff meetings, disease case reviews, conferences, and events, as required.
  12. In collaboration with the government agency, conduct trainings on basic public health or data entry topics for agency-funded programs.
  13. Submit ongoing activity reports to the government which include significant accomplishments, issues, problems, and workload activity. Other activity reports may be requested.


Knowledge and Skills

  1. Must be able to collect and retrieve epidemiologic and clinical data, perform statistical data analyses, and interpret results.
  2. Must have experience using programing languages (SQL and R preferred).
  3. Must have experience using MS Office (Excel and Access).
  4. Must have knowledge of epidemiologic principles and measures of disease and effect.
  5. Must have ability to prepare reports, tables, or publications that effectively and clearly communicate epidemiologic and quality assurance/quality control data.
  6. Must be able to work independently, organize own workload and prioritize multiple projects, maintain confidentiality, and work effectively under pressure.
  7. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Experience working with large datasets and relationship databases a plus.

Education and Experience

  1. Minimum required: bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline from an accredited university; Preferred: Master’s degree in public health with specialization in epidemiology, biostatistics, or infectious diseases.
  2. 3-5 years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, and work experience.



3-5 years of experience with a Bachelor's degree.


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. 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.





Bachelor's Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience. Preferred: Master’s degree in public health (MPH) with specialization in epidemiology, biostatistics, or infectious diseases.