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Travel Specialist-ChESS

Chenega Corporation Atlanta Seasonal/Temp
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Company Job Title:

Travel Specialist

Chenega Job Title:

Travel Clerk III

SCA WD Labor Category:

Travel Clerk III


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Location: Atlanta, GA

Reports To:

Program Manager

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt, Temp, Hourly, SCA

Prepared Date:


Approved Date:


Executive Order 13495, The Non Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts provide first right of refusal to incumbents on contracts. If the position is accepted by the incumbent on the job, other application/resume of non-incumbents will not be reviewed.

  • The Travel Specialist provides administrative support through Health and Human Services (HHS) Notification of Foreign Travel, Department of State, Electronic Country Clearance request, Foreign Carrier Certificate, and other approvals as determined by HHS’s and the Centers Control and Prevention (CDC). This person prepares domestic and international travel orders to the satisfaction of divisions, branches, teams, and units accordingly. The Travel Specialist receives travel request forms with specific needs and creates travel shell utilizing CDC’s computerized travel system, GovTrip.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews All International Travel Requests (ITR) from inception to completion.  Sends finalized documents to the traveler.

  • Monitor CDC Global for new and amended ITR.

  • Ensures ITR compliance with travel policies and procedures prior to advancing through approval process

  • Monitor ITR’s progression through processing

  • Once ITRs or Travel Authorizations (TA) is reviewed and found compliant, issues travel documents to traveler, and closes out the ITR after travel completion.       

  • Notify travelers of Visa status if requested.

  • Monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) GLOBAL portal. 

  • Process all assigned ITR’s into TA’s, maintaining awareness providing modifications as needed throughout approval stages.

  • Communicates with ITR points of contact as required to obtain any additional documentation or information. 

  • Coordinate with the Global Travel Office (GTO) staff to ensure awareness and transparency of ITR/TA status to ensure timely progression of ITR/TA approval.

  • Process cancel trips in CDC Global

  • Ensures appropriate funding information (provided by ITR/POC) are used in creating TA, contact responsible party for any discrepancies identified.

  • Process sponsored ITR’s/TA’s; ensuring adherence to policy and procedural requirements.

  • Review ITR within CDC Global and ensure all required documents are present and track to completion.

  • Review requested country’s entrance is verified and confirmed for approval

  • Enter ITR requested traveler’s information and update statuses into the appropriate electronic data bases in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

  • Assist traveler with unique country requirements for entry. 

  • Modify electronic country clearances as necessary.

  • Communicate with internal and external customers to ensure actions are completed and identify and escalate actions when necessary to appropriate personnel.

  • Submit Monthly Status Report, at a minimum outlining separately for each service

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Five (5) years of Administrative or similar work experience.

  • Bachelors Degree preferred GED or HS Diploma required

  • Advanced working proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills

  • Priortization and multi-tasking ability


Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions.  Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.


Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity  

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


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