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Communication Specialist IV (Policy), Part-Time, Atlanta, GA, US, ID# 19024

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions (CNOS) provides professional services and innovative products to federal and commercial clients. CNOS helps you make the most of your skills by taking a personalized approach to solving clients' toughest challenges. This approach gives customers the support they deserve and the quality they expect from a team that can handle every detail a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. For more information, visit


The Communication Specialist IV shall design and develop communication and education products related to DEHSP’s environmental health topics or research translation products for cardiovascular health. 


Include the following:

  • Develop text and graphic content as well as provide informatics and data visualization support for communications products (e.g., fact sheets, program briefings, Questions and Answers, media talking points, infographics, program summaries, Web pages, Programs-in-brief) about DEHSP and environmental health or cardiovascular health for review by senior communication staff
  • Participate in division efforts to train CDC communication staff in environmental or chronic disease risk communication topics, and assist in developing new training modules, videos, and online content as needed
  • Contribute to division translation efforts by assessing and synthesizing information from multiple sources including published literature, partner resources, and gray literature
  • Maintain collaboration and manage relationships with other parts of CDC that have shared media and web content with DEHSP or Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP)
  • Participate in agency-wide internal content workgroups as needed on topics related to DEHSP or DHDSP work
  • Contribute to the production of information products such as brochures, videos, media, and legislative analysis. Maintain contact lists.
  • Support policy and legislative tracking efforts by maintaining and enhancing data files and related systems, preparing data visualizations of policy information, and contributing to policy-related translation products
  • Meet with client to relay progress, propose creative solutions to communication challenges, and establish priorities.
  • Provide consultation services to the CDC staff and partners by developing and implementing strategic approach to targeted information campaigns and striving to improve work processes, products, and services.
  • Build team capable of providing range of support services including media and legislative relations, news monitoring, evaluation, and trends analysis.
  • Build and sustain successful cross-team management structure capable of providing broad range of media and legislative support services.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.


No supervisory or management authority.


Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in Communications, English, or Policy and 6+ yrs. of related experience.  Previous CDC and or public health experience highly desirable.


  • Experience writing, reviewing and editing health communication and technical documentation materials.
  • Strong proofreading skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience writing in plain language.
  • Experience developing content for social media.
  • Experience developing press kits and coordinating with news outlets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Attention to details.


Work will be performed in a climate-controlled office and laboratory environment.

About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.



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