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Foreign Affairs Specialist (ID#14456)

Washington DC

***ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED***

Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions provides support services and project support personnel to our Government and industry partners. Our highly skilled experts support and supplement the mission, expertise, and skill sets of our clients. Utilizing our customer-intimate approach, we partner with our clients to provide strategic solutions that maximize the use of human and financial resources to ensure that mission-critical projects are completed on time and within budget.

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The purpose of the task order is to provide a professional service employee to manage consular liaison with the Embassy of India and USG visa applicants, and assist in engagement and policy coordination with OBO, OFM and SCA/EX. SCA/ISNB has a requirement for one full-time Foreign Affairs Specialist assigned to the India Internal Unit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

  • Perform tasks related to all aspects of consular and visa-related issues with the Embassy of  Indian,
  • Serve as a working level liaison with OFM and OBO on construction and facilities related issues involving the U.S. Mission in India and the Embassy of India in Washington
  • Serve as a working level liaison with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, OFM, and OBO
  • Serve as the point of contact for official USG travelers applying for official or diplomatic visas to visit India.
  • Review and provide assistance with USG applications for official Indian visas.
  • Monitor and coordinate CA bureau positions on visa reciprocity and changes in U.S. visa policies.
  • Maintain and disseminate guidance on requirements for USG applicants for Indian visas.
  • Prepare reports and briefing memoranda for SCA principals on consular and management-related issues involving the Indian government.
  • Supervise the e-Country Clearance process for India and Bhutan and provide guidance to official USG travelers.
  • Interface with CA on Indian visa applicants requiring Security Advisory Opinions.
  • As directed by SCA leadership and Mission India, work with CA to expedite priority U.S. visa applications by Indian officials.
  • Serve as back-up on human rights-related reports and policy issues involving India.
  • Assist with briefing materials and logistical arrangements for high level Indian government visitors.
  • Review DOS visa applications, draft visa request memos for processing. Prepare, scan and file copies of all materials included in submission.
  • Liaise with DOS offices to receive visa application materials.

 

 

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have mgmt. authority or supervisory capacity

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be customer-service oriented, dependable, attentive to detail and willing to assist other team members as workloads require.
  • Ability to interact with Foreign Service Officers, Civil Service employees, and Contractor staff in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure and adhere to short deadlines.
  • Must have strong organization skills to manage portfolio and track multiple tasks and projects.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to prepare professional emails quickly.
  • Ability to provide oral guidance in a group setting.
  • Willingness to learn new tasks that arise.
  • Must be willing to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment.
  • Previous experience working with the federal government preferred, but not required
  • ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position is performed primarily in a secured federal office setting.

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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http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/federalSolutions/Pages/overview.aspx

 

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

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may email “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

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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: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.