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General Services Specialist  – Washington, DC (ID#15545)


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 Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, is seeking General Services Specialist incumbent. This incumbent is responsible to review and adjudicate export and import licenses and brokering authorizations; determination of jurisdiction of commodities as defense articles and defense services; compliance and enforcement of the applicable laws and regulations; and the automation of these functions.


Job Description:

General Services Specialist works under General Supervision: The government provides continuing or individual assignments by indicating what needs to be accomplished, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines and priorities. Additional, specific instructions provided for new, difficult, or unusual assignments. The contractor uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments. The government assures that the work is technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

  • The contractor has no inherently government responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain USG supervisory clearance and/or approval pertaining the position work requirements and/or work products. The contractor shall abide by all State Department, Procurement Information Bulletins (PIB) related to third-party contractor services.
  • Supports management with requested reports and generated charts.
  • Creates documents; prepares, edits, and assembles reports.
  • Develops solutions for management on a variety of facility related issues.
  • Develops and/or recommends policies and procedures for office usage and space assignments.
  • Develops project requirements in coordination with office management.
  • Ensures timely deliverables of project schedules and milestones.
  • Provides project status updates to office management.
  • Prepares requisitions and funding for work orders.
  • Provides inventory and property controls by means of tracking and securing all physical property.
  • Supports all aspects of moves to include people, furniture, and equipment.
  • Supports connectivity of telecommunication and computing infrastructure.
  • Supports facility issues that involve understanding technical drawing.
  • Supports logistic management for maintenance and repair services.
  • Supports the compliance of government safety requirements.
  • Understands all laws, regulations, and policies concerning space management.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have management authority or supervisory capacity

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree or combination of education and experience with a minimum of four (4) years of general services/facility management experience.
  • State Department experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and carrying out projects to improve the efficiency and productivity of organizations and employees in administrative support activities or for established space management.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and/or interpret blueprints and floorplans.
  • Demonstrated communication skills in order to collaborate with colleagues and do business with suppliers and customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a group or independently.
  •  Demonstrated ability to manage several tasks effectively and simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret department policy, regulations, and directives.
  • Has working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to: telephones, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, printers, and computers.
  • May be required to travel within Domestic and/or International.


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!


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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