Force Health Protection Specialist (FDPMU) in Portsmouth, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 7/8/2020

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Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Public Health Analyst to support the Forward Deployable Preventative Medicine Unit (FDPMU).   The FDPMU provides rapidly deployable, portable, flexible and sustainable force health protection (FHP) services to forward deployed elements of the Navy and Marine Corps through the advent of state-of-the-art detection and diagnostic equipment, and real-time analytical capabilities.

FDPMU capabilities include environmental health hazard (including chemical, biological, radiological, and physical agents) assessment, evaluating the risk of adverse health outcomes, monitoring the health of deployed forces, advising the operational commander of significant health risks, and recommending interventions.


  • Develop new exercise scenarios and/or refit existing scenarios to support the Operational Readiness Evaluation (ORE) venue and construct selected by EXPLAT leadership. Scenarios will serve as tools for assessing FDPMU team-focused capabilities during readiness evaluation since scenarios included will require that FDPMU personnel demonstrate the ability to meet NMETs established for the platform.
  • Develop and incorporate new exercise playbooks that guide the exercise director and those assigned to White Cell duties with proper exercise conduct.
  • All daily ORE activities will be captured in the playbooks, ensuring time management and overall exercise control is maintained. Other exercise materials to be developed include:
    • Master Scenario Events List (MSEL)
    • Master exercise schedule
    • Evaluation team manual and associated training slide deck
    • FDPMU team handbook and associated training slide deck
    • Exercise message traffic
    • Daily exercise situational reports
  • Integration of Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) and MA as critical knowledge and skill sets into the FDPMU Training Continuum
  • Research, and further expand upon earlier FDPMU draft training developed by project SMEs to focus on DMO concepts and to ensure  team members receive the core training necessary to execute the type of future FDPMU missions anticipated and expected. This training development will continue to evolve to ensure it can be incorporated into the existing FDPMU Fleet Response Training Plan (FRTP) Continuum and meet training content requirements. Upon completion and approval, the finished training module can be integrated into the FDPMU Basic Course, other formal FDPMU training (Intermediate) or if desired, suitable as a stand-alone course of instruction. Finished module content will focus on:
    • Peer-Near Peer concept
    • Utility and concepts of DMO:
    • Expeditionary Amphibious Base (EAB)
    • Advanced Naval Base (ANB)
    • Initial Operating Capabilities (IOC)
    • USMC integration
    • Six phases of Military Operations Continuum
  • Bachelor's Degree with curriculum emphasis in the Environmental Health discipline is strongly desired.
  • Minimum of five years relevant experience in environmental health programs or public health
  • Knowledge and ingenuity to synthesize solutions for complex problem s which may currently have no defined solutions.
  • Secret security clearance required.


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.