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Grants Management Specialist, Washington DC, US ID#15465

***Requires an active Secret Level Security Clearance***

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. 

The purpose of this task order is to assist the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration with the administration of 800 grants, cooperative agreements, and voluntary contributions.  For each of the selected Grants/Cooperative Agreements/Voluntary Contributions, the contractor will follow established office, bureau, Department of State, and Federal policies, regulations, and procedures in preparing pre-award and post-award documentation for warranted grant officers.
The Grant Management Specialist I will work to ensure efficient and accurate communication, budget negotiation and documentation, and the development and management of grants, cooperative agreements, and voluntary contributions.

Includes the following:

  • Interprets Grants Officers (GOs) and Project Officers (POs) guidance to ensure efficient and accurate communication with grantees, including engagement determination between GOs, POs, and grantees, as well as, communicating with the grantee during the pre-award, post-award, and closeout phases on behalf of POs and GOs, as directed

  • Provides timely and effective budget negotiation services and award (or amendment) documentation preparation in support of the award facilitation process by.

  • Leads the development and management of awards while ensuring the incorporation of goals and evaluation schedules.

  • Manages grantees access to the SAMS Domestic System, oversees grantees travel and payment authorizations, and ensures support for award file documentation and the award closeout process.

  • Determines appropriate adjustment or disallowances during final review of completed awards during closeout through interpretation of appropriate guidelines.

  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.


No supervisory or management authority.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study Experience in Grant management, either with the U.S. Government or an implementer, is preferred.


  • Exceptional analytical skills and problem solving capabilities.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

  • High caliber written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient in time and resource management.

  • Expert knowledge of computer software such as Adobe, Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Publisher). 

Work will be performed in a climate controlled 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.

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