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HR Analyst / Workforce Planner – Falls Church, VA (#14743)

Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services’ business consultants are experts in providing comprehensive advisory and assistance and health care solutions for hospitals, clinics, and military treatment facilities throughout the United States and Guam. CNHS has leveraged mission-critical demand with results-driven excellence for the past 10 years, and continue to do so. CNHS and its partners can provide robust solutions for your evolving needs.

As a tribal 8(a), SBA certified firm, and an unlimited sole source provider to customers, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise at our disposal. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNHS’s strong financial support, extensive past performance history and emphasis on quality management expertise allows the company to offer a truly unique value proposition to support any size client base. Large or small, federal or commercial, we are responsive to the mission at hand. CNHS serves customers in more than 27 states and three countries.

Because we represent both Cherokee Nation Businesses and the small business community, it is our intent to serve our customer and provide the best consultants, health care providers, program managers and to do so with integrity.

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Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services is seeking a HR Analyst / Workforce Planner to provide human resources support to the civilian staff at the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and their leaders. 

HR Analyst / Workforce Planner

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leverage expertise in Federal human resources policy, military human resources constructs, and corporate best-practices to resolve a wide range of human capital challenges, as identified by the client, or as needed (develop a business case and seek client approval). 
  • Apply principles of project management for initiatives.  Systematically address problems, mitigate risks, identify and manage stakeholders, collaborate solutions, while balancing quality, quantity, and timeliness in accordance with client expectations and available resources.
  • Conduct process improvement, with limited involvement of stakeholders due to time and focus constraints, through DoD-specific workforce expertise.
  • Advise HR Analysts and Database Administrators of the contract team in the distinctions of Federal human resources, in order to provide accurate, effective products.  As required, conduct HR analytics and develop descriptive statistics, leveraging the CMIS (SAP Business Objects), HRLink (Cognos Connection) and CWIIP (the Corporate Workforce Information Integration Program, a MS Access database of DHA-specific information). 
  • Support the HRD in crisis planning and contingency support.
  • Oversee special projects and emergent requirements
  • Manage the Department of Defense Expeditionary Civilian (DoD-EC) program at DHA, providing staffing of concepts, senior leadership awareness and buy-in, and predeployment/deployment support, integrating with finance/comptroller for funding/programing requirements.
  • Provide HRD with information and knowledge management and advice, with second tier SharePoint management (developing simple pages and linking to advanced developers), coordinating email distribution lists and shared mailboxes, and share drive management strategies.
  • Conduct policy development, to include HR strategy planning, as required.
  • Coordinate Onboarding and Offboarding policy by identifying stakeholders and functional requirements during in- and out-processing, developing checklists, and communicating.
  • Support certain workforce programs aspects of workforce planning.  Integrate with the Manpower and Organization Division (manages current and future requirements) and the Learning and Development Division (manages HR development and training).
  • Manage the DHA Exit Survey program, identifying outbound members of the Federal workforce (DHA Federal employees, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers, and Service members from the Army, Navy, and Air Force), maintaining and disseminating the exit survey (providing survey development, as needed), maintaining the survey database, conducting analytics to identify trends and challenges through qualitative and quantitative methods,  recommending interventions to address issues, and developing briefs to senior leaders.
  • Manage the Fourth Estate Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (FEPAAS) to provide awareness of the status of the workforce following a disaster, and facilitate continuity of operations.
  • Conduct change management through formal strategies to facilitate buy-in and successful implementation.  Author employee communications, as required.
  • Maintain the HR Projects and Initiatives Matrix, a schedule and resource management tool, by coordinating with the five branches of HRD and HRD leadership.
  • Provide succession planning, developing templates and documenting procedures and considerations for implementation by managers.
  • Alternate Database Administrator.  In the absence of the Database Administrator, support and repair basic functions of the CWIIP database and provide user training (an MS Access database that integrates Federal Civilian (including CECOM), and PHS personnel information (with the capability for Army, Navy, Air Force, international military, Coast Guard), and provides additional “modules” for increased HR functionality.  
  • Manage the Supervisor Toolkit of supervisor information, forms, policies, and procedures.  Support the development of the workforce planning portion of the Tier 1 Supervisor Brief to train new supervisors.
  • Provide administrative support, as required, to include posting reports, making copies, coordinating meetings.


Supervisory/Management Authority

  • This position will not have supervisory authority.


Education and/or Experience

  • M.A. Human Resources Management or Organization Development
  • 10 years’ experience with DoD HR, including Federal employee and joint military
  • 5 years’ process improvement
  • 5 years’ change management
  • 3 years; operational military experience, deploying or supporting deployments for contingencies
  • 15 years’ Management and Leadership in high-paced environments, amidst ambiguity and uncertainty.  Ability to coordinate between diverse stakeholders (from senior leaders to tactical-level administrators) with competing interests.
  • 2 years’ experience delivering client services for Federal contracts


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Full performance of theses task requires knowledge of Federal HR programs including but not limited to overtime, compensatory time, credit hours
  • Consultation and stakeholder management skills, including concept development


Work Environment

  • Work will be provided in a climate controlled office environment


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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