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Provide expertise, advisement, coordination, and recommendations on all phases of electrical project development and implementation in direct support of the Facilities Management Section.  As a member of the Facilities Subject Matter Expert (SME) Engineering Cell, advises on electrical engineering design, project planning, space planning, building code analysis and compliance, and construction design reviews and oversight.  Advise members of the Facilities management team and contractors to promote effective support of facilities operations, as well as agency-specific operations.



  • Serves as the principal advisor to the Facilities Manager; advises on the development and implementation comprehensive project schedules and the presentation, review and tracking of approved project(s) changes and supervise the production of updated schedules.
  • Develops and/or reviews planning documents; develop design concepts and detailed designs; conducts building code compliance evaluations.
  • Performs peer review of plans, specification, and technical reports prepared by others.
  • Develops cost benefit analysis; design life cycle cost estimates; scopes of work; and conducts technical and feasibility studies.
  • Works closely with Facility Manager to ensure contract stipulations and requirements are properly followed by all contractors who perform maintenance and construction activities/projects in support of Facilities.  Report to Facility Manager or designated representative when contract provisions are not properly being performed by Contractors.
  • Identifies a variety of alternatives for meeting current and anticipated project requirement and advises the Facility Manager on how to meet project needs from the availability of contractors and their expertise to the employable use of local assets, i.e. USG or contract.  Recommends the most viable options and develops action plans and strategies to implement approved options.
  • Ensures that all required project actions are understood and carried out in accordance with the decisions and directions of senior leadership, including following-up on decisions and ensuring the completion of required actions in a timely manner.
  • Advises appropriate DOS personnel on the preparation of reports, papers, and other documents for senior leadership, including sensitive documents for Chief of Mission-level action.
  • Ensures that all documents are well-written, in proper format, timely, complete, and fully coordinates with other affected organizations.  Oversees/leads the production of design and technical information; the development and/or review planning documents; and maintains agreed technical and design standards.
  • Develops detailed written assessments of the effectiveness of Facilities projects. Identifies areas of potential improvement in efficiency and effectiveness and recommends specific actions to bring about needed improvements.
  • Works closely with the key stakeholders in planning complex, high priority special projects involving Facilities; coordinates the involvement of architectural, civil/structural, mechanical, and specialty disciplines; and provides support in project design, bid, and construction phases.
  • Enlists the support of other staff as necessary to accomplish project objectives within the established timeframes.
  • Ensures all project objectives are met and that resulting recommendations for action are sound and practical and include implantation plans.  Follows up to ensure that approved recommendations are successfully implemented.
  • Provides technical guidance and advice to employees assigned to Facilities areas.  Performs annual training as required for efficiency and compliance.
  • Develops and trains personnel on project functions.


This position will not have supervisory authority.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/architecture/technical discipline is preferred.  However, a Masters License in the discipline will be considered if able to meet all other requirements.
  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience.
  • Secret, MRPT
  • Must have a working knowledge of MS Project.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license to operate Mission vehicles.
  • Must have strong graphic and visualization skills with proficiency in AutoCAD and other visualization software.
  • Mastery of project management concepts, methods, and best practices to provide expert guidance to Facilities Management in meeting short and long term operational requirements and experienced in developing plans and construction documents.
  • Mastery of the full range of principles, concepts, methods, and practices in project management required to oversee the planning and execution of electrical/power generation projects and to ensure coordination with other related activities.
  • Knowledge of regulations governing the acquisition of equipment, personnel, and supplies required supporting Embassy operations.  Ability to manage critical, time sensitive projects that require extensive coordination across program and organizational lines within the Mission, the Department, and with other USG agencies and non-governmental and private organizations and the efficient management of assigned resources including government and contractor staff.
  • Ability to take decisive action and speak with authority on behalf of management in obtaining consensus on operational requirements.
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals in garnering cooperation and support for key planning, operations, and management initiatives in the assigned program area.
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals in garnering cooperation and support for key planning and project management initiatives in the assigned program area.  Ability to provide leadership and work effectively, cooperatively, and harmoniously in a multi-disciplinary team environment under considerable stress and tight deadlines, and with minimal supervision in meeting demands associated with a high profile, results-driven activity.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to plan, organize, coordinate, and oversee operations, provide advice and guidance, reconcile conflicting viewpoints, negotiate agreements with various stakeholders, resolve complex and often controversial technical and management issues, and represent Facilities in a variety of forums.


  • Proficiency in English is required, minimally at 4/4 level



  • Assigned location is Baghdad Embassy Compound (BEC)
  • Travel as needed throughout Iraq

Personnel serving in this area must pass a physical prior to travel that indicates that their condition is Class 1 – Unlimited Clearance for Worldwide Assignment (no identifiable medical conditions that would limit assignment abroad). The physical considers eyesight, congenital disability, heart, lung, digestive tract, disability that would restrict walking at least two miles unaided, dust related asthma, sensitivity to intense sunlight and heat that can reach 130F degrees, or other disability that would make continued performance in the area questionable.


NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this job.


The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) continues to support the Government of Iraq (GoI) in its struggle towards continued democratization, improvements in the security environment, and sustained commitment by the GoI for long-term development efforts. United States Government (USG) assistance, in partnership with the GoI, will support improving the capability and effectiveness at all levels of the Iraqi government, increasing participation of civil society, creating the conditions for more diverse and broad-based economic growth and income generation, catalyzing the transformation of key social sectors (e.g., health and education), and addressing ongoing humanitarian needs.

Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions performs services required of the American Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Local Subject Matter Experts (LSMEs) and Iraqi Cultural Advisors (ICAs) in support of the U.S. mission within the country of Iraq. Contractor employees may work and live: on the Baghdad Embassy Compound or adjacent areas within the Baghdad International Zone (IZ); at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC) adjacent to the Baghdad International Airport (BIAP); at the Consulate in Basrah, and; at the Consulate in Erbil. ICAs may live and work anywhere in Iraq (see C.4.1 below).

Currently, the USG provides contractor employees, American Nationals and Foreign Nationals (ANs and FNs) living on the compound housing, meals, basic and emergency health care, recreation facilities, and other basic amenities. Housing is typically a shared arrangement. Limited transportation is available to other areas. There are retail outlets available for basic items. Personnel are not able to leave the compound except in embassy secured transportation.

The work will require daily interface with Department of State federal employees, federal employees from other USG agencies, contractors servicing the U.S. mission, and periodic interface with GoI civilian employees and military personnel as well as Iraqi citizens.

At the time of this contract award, the U.S. Mission in Iraq is considered a High Threat Post. Contract employees live and work in a secure area, under Chief of Mission control. All personnel are required to undergo security vetting, receive security training, and abide by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) controls and regulations.

ABOUT CHEROKEE NATION: Building, Solving, Serving

Cherokee Nation is the largest federally recognized tribe in the United States. The tribal government works to build an economic footprint that makes local and regional economies flourish. One of the drivers of Cherokee Nation’s prosperity and stability is Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB), the independent holding company that builds the tribe’s diverse economic portfolio.

For the past 50 years, CNB has operated companies serving a wide variety of industries. Whether it’s hospitality and gaming or providing strategic services to the federal government, CNB blends its heritage of ingenuity with modern business experience to build strategic business solutions, solve complex challenges and serve clients around the world.

In 2017, CNB generated more than $1 billion in revenue and has more 6,500 employees across the globe. Each year, 100 percent of its profits are reinvested in strengthening local communities and growing the economy through commerce and job creation.

CNB is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. and has regional offices in the following locations;


  • Columbia, Maryland
  • Crystal City, Virginia
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Ft. Collins, Colorado
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Shirley, Massachusetts
  • Tampa, Florida

Federal contracting has become a core competency of CNB over the past six years. CNB has 30 active companies who market to the federal government focusing on six service lines; technology, health sciences, consulting, environmental and construction, engineering and manufacturing and distribution and logistics.

Since 2012, these companies have won more than $3.15 billion in federal contracting dollars and have served more than 60 federal agencies.



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