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Gunsmith/Armorer – Glynco, GA (ID# 15485)

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.

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The United States Marshals Service (USMS) Training Division (TD) provides:  firearms instruction and qualifications to deputy United States Marshals (USMs), trainees, other federal Special Agents, and law enforcement officers from other agencies; briefings to visitors and dignitaries; logistical support to the USMS on a worldwide basis; and conducts substantial research into firearms, ammunition, ballistic protective garments, and related materials. Gunsmiths are required to assist in the operation of the TD by repairing and maintaining weapons, conducting inventories, securing USMS property, and performing repairs on USMS owned or approved firearms. 

CNSP is looking for a Gunsmith / Armorer to support the U.S. Marshall’s Office’s efforts at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia.   The work assigned is as follows:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide physical maintenance in all aspects of multi-hundred small arms weapons inventory. This includes such tasks as periodic inspection, routine service, on-site repair to the extent possible, and cleaning in accordance with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards.
  • Perform weapons inventory control per Agency policy.  Establish and oversee physical accountability procedures for weapons inventory.
  • Maintain weapons vault and armory, keep and update appropriate usage logs for individual weapons and act as liaison with manufacturers of weapons in inventory
  • Disseminate necessary updates and information to unit members. provide research, make recommendations, and assist in purchase of new weapons, ammunition, targets, range supplies, scopes, optics, lasers, suppressors, and other weapons and marksmanship supplies and equipment
  • Work with Agency-level firearms program to provide necessary accountability of weapons and ammunition
  • Keep informed of training, testing and evaluation, product demonstrations, recommendations, and new initiatives or policies
  • Provide gunsmith services as limited by available equipment as well as make recommendations for and assist in procurement of gunsmith tools and equipment, as allowed by physical space, unit budget, etc.
  • Keep team small arms repair kits stocked and have instructor experience
  • Provide formal training to Agency members and law enforcement counterparts, including lesson plan development and multimedia classroom delivery, on topics such as operator level weapons maintenance
  • Assist in the maintenance of the Ammunition Supply Letter
  • Attend necessary training in use of less-than-lethal weapons to instruct unit members in their maintenance
  • Become and maintain status as Range Safety Officer (RSO) at local military facilities
  • Act as RSO during TD range training.  Support and provide field maintenance of weapons during training
  • Perform inventory control, install, and maintain serviceability of illumination devices, lasers, optics, scopes, night vision goggles, etc. 
  • Coordinate with vendors, prepare for shipment, track status, and return to service for items in need of factory repair
  • Observe and follow all applicable safety rules and procedures, including wearing required personal safety equipment
  • Instruct unit members on safety rules.  Prepare and post proper signage and other notices regarding weapons and ammunition safety issues
  • Promptly prepare written reports, articles, updates, and other material, as needed or requested.
  • Provide support as directed and wherever needed to help assure overall unit readiness and efficiency
  • Accept and carry out ongoing or periodic collateral duties as assigned

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field is highly desired
  • Completion of military, law enforcement, or equivalent civilian gunsmith school and/or program and a minimum five (5) years of experience is required
  • Ten (10) years minimum of directly related work experience may be considered

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Be familiar with use of less-than-lethal weapons in inventory.  Oversee less-than-lethal weapons serviceability and upkeep
  • Become credentialed and/or maintain credentials as an approved Gunsmith for all weapon systems in the USMS inventory
  • Be available to travel to pertinent training courses, informational conferences, and perform preventive maintenance on weapons in USMS districts throughout the United States
  • Possess well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and multi-tasking skills
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and other databases for tracking
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • A valid Driver’s License is required
  • Travel to other locations as required
  • Have flexibility with certain schedule adjustments in support of directive
  • Successfully pass a federal background check and drug screen

Work Environment: 

  • This position is performed 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.

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