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HR Assistant – Washington DC (ID#15230)


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 purpose of the Human Resources Assistant is to provide administrative support services to the domestic Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) i.e. EX – FO – K – ANP – CM – EP – MLS – PD – RSP & TC. The primary objective is to provide contractor administrative services and deliverables to meet the Bureau’s mission.

Job Description:

The HR Assistant shall work with the Civil Service Human Resources Office (CSHRM) to manage intern and fellowship programs. These include unpaid domestic and overseas interns, Pickering and Rangel Fellows, U.S. Foreign Service interns, and Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) fellows.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

Includes the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • The HR Specialist shall interact with members of the Student Internship Office, supervisors in domestic offices, Human Resources Officers at overseas posts and students to place interns and fellows during the school year (spring, summer and fall).
  • The HR Assistant shall manage the annual leave restoration program, working with employees and Human Resources Officers to track employee leave restoration requests.
  • The HR Assistant shall serve as the backup to the Bureau Awards Coordinator, assisting with the processing of incoming award nominations for bureau employees.
  • The HR Assistant shall work with the Bureau HR Specialists to process incoming Entry on Duty (EOD) documents for incoming Eligible Family Member appointments.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have management or supervisory capacity.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 8 to 10 years of administrative/receptionist experience required.
  • Excellent customer service and multi-tasking skills.
  • Top secret clearance required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  (example: specific software, soft skills, etc. – This gets deleted)

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is essential.
  • Must be able to organize routine data and maintain established procedures while dealing with multiple priorities.
  • Must be able to work with all levels of personnel and inter-departmently and operate courteously and tactfully.


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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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.