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Management Analyst (ID#14695)

Rosslyn,  Washington, DC

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 Office of Acquisition Management (AQM) has a requirement for full-time support services of one Management Analyst for A/OPE/AQM/IP/GPB.

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

  • To provide Acquisition support services for commercial and non-commercial items in support of the Department of State internal and external customers. To provided many pre and post-award functions involving specialized procurements of significant importance to the agency. Requirements typically involve systems or programs such as: Professional Support Staffing Services, Research, development, and production of extensive, specialized equipment or systems. Examples include complex system, technical support services, ADP, telecommunication systems, and support for special security and communications projects.
  • Support with procurement of a wide range of supplies and services from agency-approved sources. Provide comprehensive information and documentation to sellers to help ensure procurements are in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) while negotiating with vendors and program offices to verify product specifications. Generate orders for Supplies and Services in line with customer Purchase Requests (PRs). Review offers from interested commercial Sellers that are registered in SAM including from multiple-award schedule contract holders, “agency specific” multiple-award contract holders and specific set-aside Seller communities. Post requisitions of products or services based upon categories and descriptions enabling sellers to pursue business opportunities through bidding on commodities within deadlines. Identify inconsistencies, discrepancies and/or trends within the contract record and discuss with appropriate contract specialists while recommending appropriate modifications.
  • Solicit non-complex commodities and simple services while the sellers successively bid prices down until the auction time ends. An award can be made to the apparent low bidder if it meets the solicitation’s terms and conditions and is technically acceptable.
  • Identifies within assigned major programs(s) those large-scale subsystems, components, equipment, and services to be acquired by contract. Develops procurement objectives for the program in terms of competition and price range, and constructs the contractual vehicle including use of pricing arrangements, subcontracting policy, bet-aside policies, and similar consideration. Prepares and maintains current acquisition plans, appropriate milestone charts, and related schedules. Serves as support for Contracting Officers and Specialists, as well as an advisor to program officials in basic procurement planning. Advises program officials of the procurement objectives to be used, and assists in the preparation of statements of work.
  • Prepares determinations and finding and solicitation documents. Performs detailed analyses of all elements of cost in contractor proposals, and makes competitive range determinations. Coordinates with program officials in understanding of what is required under the proposed modifications to clarify questions concerning such topics as specification changes, language ambiguities, or clarification of contract clauses. As required by the lack of meaningful cost and price information, explores new or innovative contracting approaches to arrive at an equitable contract arrangement.
  • Assist the Government with negotiation strategy, coordinates strategy with negotiation team, and assist the Government with the negotiations which are conducted with contractors to develop the contract prices and terms. Prepare the pre-award documents for contract award.
  • Performs contract administration. Responsibilities typically include incremental funding, preparation of cost adjustments, coordination of timely extensions, incorporation of change orders, monitoring of Government property reporting, prepare contract modification for final payment, and contract closeout. Prepare the contract modification for Termination for the convenience of the Government or default by the contractor for the Government’s Contracting Officer’s approval.

  • One year of specialized experience performing management improvement studies in areas such as: a) organizational analysis; b) systems and procedures analysis (manual or ADP); c) records management analysis; d) financial analysis; e) work measurement or work simplifications studies; f) cost benefit analysis; or g) budget analysis; AND a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field; OR three more years of experience assisting in planning and carrying out various management improvement studies in a least one of the areas a)through g) listed previously.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills required to effectively work with a wide-ranging strata of internal and external customers, clients, colleagues, and management.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills both verbally and in writing. Ability to gather pertinent facts, make thorough analyses, and arrive at sound conclusions. Strong organizational and planning skills. Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Able to acquire an understanding of the Department of State domestic and international management and operational structure as well as the relationship of AQM and the Office of Logistics Management within the Bureau of Administration, the Department of State and as a service provider to domestic and overseas Department of State customers.


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.

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