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Facility Programmer, Yokota AB, Japan (ID# 15775)

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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CNMC is seeking a Facility Programmer to support a wide variety of military facility requirements at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Specifically, we are seeking a reliable, credible professional with specialized technical expertise to provide on-site support to the 374th CES.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The individual will work as part of our company’s on-site engineering team to assist across a wide variety of projects, providing Planning, Programming, and Project Management. Individual must be familiar with applicable DOD, USAF, and Japan-specific codes and regulations.
  • Programmer will focus on developing and implementing planning, programming, budgeting, and execution documents for military facilities and programs including helping develop prioritization strategies. Programmers will extensively use UFCs, AFIs, PACES, TRIRIGA, Air Force SharePoint sites, and other tools and resources to develop and validate requirements.
  • Programmers will coordinate closely with a wide variety of stakeholders, clients, and Cherokee coworkers in a variety of disciplines on technical issues throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Must be able to work with a wide cross section of clients (e.g., engineers, real property, contracting) and Cherokee employees to find solid win-win solutions using internal Air Force civil works and procurement processes for the repair, modernization, and construction of facilities and infrastructure.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This is not a supervisory position, but will require providing mentorship, peer review assistance, and technical and professional leadership to colleagues (Cherokee, other contractors, and government personnel).

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school in a relevant degree in engineering, project management, PMP certification (directly related experience may be substituted for a degree).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Air Force NACI/SF85 for unescorted access to on-base facilities and use of government computer systems.
  • At least three years of experience relevant to facility programming for military facilities, with demonstrated ability to translate technical facility condition assessments and facility system inspection reports into DD Form 1391 programming documents for review by higher headquarters.
  • Experience with TRIRIGA, preferably on-site with US military/DoD engineering personnel.
  • At least six years of experience planning/executing a wide variety of repair and construction projects on military installations.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • PMP desired.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in programs with similar complexity with US Air Force, Army, Navy, or Marine Corps.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment of providing technical reviews and working across disciplines such as contracting, engineering, finance, contractors, and stakeholders.
  • Excellent English communication and computer skills.

Work Environment:

  • Controlled office environment on US military base in Japan
  • Requires local travel to project sites in Okinawa, Japan

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

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