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Functional Analyst – Human Resources Specialist (Army), Falls Church, VA, US  ID#16223

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.


CNSP is seeking a Functional Analyst – Human Resources Specialist (Army) to provided support to the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) requirement for a strengthened and robust full-service Military Personnel Support Division (MPSD), equipped to provide the full array of human resources (HR) support services across multiple functional disciplines and programs. Specifically, this position advises on and performs all facets of Army HR responsibilities. 



  • Prepare personnel accounting and strength management reports.
  • Prepare and review personnel casualty documents.
  • Monitor appointment of line of duty, survivor assistance, and summary court officers.
  • Processes line of duty investigations.
  • Prepare letters of sympathy to next of kin.
  • Prepare and process recommendations for awards and decorations and arrange for awards ceremony.
  • Prepare, update, and coordinate requests for evaluations, to include responding to evaluation inquiries.
  • Prepare and monitor requests for promotions and arrange for promotion ceremony, to include promotion declinations, reconsideration for promotions, and arrange for reduction and removal boards for Soldiers on local promotion standing lists.
  • Process centralized and decentralized promotions and reduction actions.
  • Prepare and monitor requests for reductions, transfers, and discharges.
  • Prepare and monitor leaves, passes, line of duty determination, Military Personnel (MILPER) data and information management, orders for temporary duty and travel, personnel processing, training and reassignment, military and special pay programs, personnel accounting and strength management, transition processing, training Soldier support file, and agency administration.
  • Evaluate personnel qualifications for special assignment. Prepares and processes requests for transfer or reassignment.
  • Process classification and reclassification actions. Prepare orders and request for orders.
  • Prepare and maintain officer and enlisted personnel records including transfer of records, processing of personnel for separation and retirement, processing of bars to reenlistment, suspension of favorable personnel actions.
  • Assist with Army HR programs for the MPSD such as: Army Enlisted and Officers promotions, Enlisted and Officers evaluations, in/out-processing; updating records; records management; and Army HR Information Systems. 
  • Promote the establishment and achievement of Army personnel management objectives throughout the DHA and assists in implementing Department of Defense (DoD) and applicable Army policies.
  • Provide staff level support services to various levels within the DHA.
  • Advise the Chief, MPSD leadership on Army personnel issues; prepare division-level briefs; ensure the Agency’s human resources personnel database is updated; monitor relevant Army messages.
  • Recognize problem areas, coordinate with team to implement solutions to routine issues, and provide on-site assistance and recommendations in the areas of program compliance.
  • Provide advice to the MPSD Army Team Lead and/or Chief, MPSD on manpower management functions for Army positions on Activity Manpower Document (AMD) to include analysis of military position structures and determination of proper grades and Army Enlisted Classification and Officer Designators.
  • Maintain familiarity with career patterns and military specialties to ensure Directorates and Special Staff are authorized the proper personnel for mission accomplishment.
  • Make recommendations to the MPSD Army Team Lead and/or Chief, MPSD in regards to the impact on authorization concerning reorganization, or change in qualification requirements for Army personnel.
  • Serve as the HR team member on special projects or comprehensive studies to identify and examine problems or operating issues that may impact our Army personnel within the DHA.
  • As required, provide ad hoc onsite staff assistance.



  • None.



  • Existing Secret Security Clearance desired, Existing T3 investigation required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or at least seven years of relevant experience in lieu of degree required.
  • 5-10 years of Army Human Resources experience required.
  • Prior Army military service desired.



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Proficiency in Army personnel management systems and databases required.
  • Ability to work under a federal contract supporting a DoD client, especially in the handling of sensitive but unclassified client information required.
  • Familiarity with the Military Health System (MHS) and DHA desired.



  • Climate-controlled office


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!


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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