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Deputy Program Manager, Lafayette, LA, US ID# 16964


Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) provides a complete line of innovative services, consulting and products to government agencies, including application modernization, data utilization and advanced analytics, geospatial, GIS and remote sensing, information technology infrastructure, program professional services and scientific and research capabilities. CNSS offers an extensive selection of quality services and products at competitive prices. Additionally, CNSS collaborates with partners nationwide to provide even the most complex services to clients.


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Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) is partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey Southeast Region who serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect the quality of life.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the Operations Manager and Program Manager in the creation of contract operational plans and budgets
  • Assist with ensuring performance on contracted efforts by executing approved plans, controlling and reporting progress relative to the established contract cost, schedule, and quality standards, and following project management standards
  • As a corporate representative, maintain continuous and effective communication with the customer organization to obtain a common understanding of their expectations
  • Assist with management and performing direct contract financial functions including budgeting, purchasing, travel, payment approval, invoicing, and receivables control
  • Management of software development staff.
  • Management of Information Technology systems support staff.
  • Perform other management duties as required

Supervisory/Management Authority:

· This position does have mgmt. authority or supervisory capacity

Education and/or Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Geology, Environmental Science or a closely related field is required
  • Three (3) years of experience with managing a software development staff, information technology systems support staff, well as GIS staff as well as government contract management


  • Experience with ESRI tools suite, specifically ArcGIS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) resource and geospatial programs.
  • Familiarity of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) geospatial programs and products is highly desired
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills are a must
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
  • Travel to site locations as needed
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Have the ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen.

Work Environment:

· This position is primarily performed office setting

With $400 million in annual revenue, more than 3000 employees and nearly 1,000 federal projects for more than 60 government agencies in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 territories, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) team of companies are well positioned to deliver the expertise needed to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Together, CNB’s companies provide an array of services — from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense — for 12 of the 15 Cabinet departments.

Why consider Cherokee Nation Businesses? The following links can help you learn more about what we do and the many great reasons to join 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: EEO Statement | EEO Poster;

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2019 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.