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Identity Management – Subject Matter Expert – Arlington, VA (ID# 14646)

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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CNSP is looking for an Identity Management Support at a subject matter expert level to assist the Dept. of State on their mission  

The Subject Matter Expert is in the area of FICAM and HSPD-12 experience.  The SME must have an in-depth expert knowledge of Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management, HSDP-12 policy and implementation, and government program management, preferably Department of State.  Additionally a working knowledge of networks, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) utilization in both logical and physical environment and familiarization with operating in a high security/classified environment is highly desirable. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides support to the Identity Management Program (IdM), to identify and develop technical security standards and implementing policy/training for existing and emerging technology applications in support of HSPD-12 and ICAM related security programs at the Department of State worldwide. 
  • Recommends and implements Identity and Credentialing strategies and solutions.  Ensures that identity management processes and technologies are in alignment with Department needs and regulations.
  • Provides Identity and Credential Management technical guidance to the customer in support of agency initiatives.
  • Serves as a technical resource for assisting internal personnel and external entities to leverage the Department’s Identity Management System (IDMS) infrastructure.
  • Develops, maintains and documents Identity Management standards and processes.  Promotes the adoption of common identity standards, approaches and processes.  Identifies areas for improvement, and escalates issues through the governance structure.
  • Monitors compliance to identity and credentialing requirements and policies.
  • Provides guidance on regulatory requirements, policies and best practices.  Provides accounts management guidance and training to personnel.
  • Supports the Management of the IdM program implementation.  Meets project deadlines. Develops and maintains documentation for the IdM program.
  • Actively contributes to inter-departmental and cross-functional working groups.
  • Remains current and up-to-date on new developments related to security initiatives such as Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD12), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards, Common Access Cards (CAC), two factor authentication, and shared tokens.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology or in a security field is mandatory
  • Five (5) years of directly related experience can be substituted for education
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in DOS overseas/domestic security technology field, with five years at the senior program management level of security programs


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must be a critical thinker and creative problem solver
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge and understanding of Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other federal regulations and requirements associated with Information Security
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to prepare quality reports, presentations, summaries and analyses
  • Ability to read, analyze, develop and interpret common information systems security documents
  • Excellent customer service and collaboration skills with ability to professionally interact with all levels of management and staff within a multi-level organization
  • Ability to effectively brief managers and to communicate recommendations
  • Ability to effectively work both individually and in a team environment
  • Have a minimum of an Active Secret Clearance is required a Top Secret Clearance is preferred
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Active US Passport
  • Have the ability to travel CONUS & OCONUS if required
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screen and federal background check

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.

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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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