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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.

Management Analyst (Acquisition Support) Arlington, VA (ID#13728)

The position will analyze information requirements to develop administrative reporting systems and maintain automated systems to manage and track data requirements for A/OPE Office of Acquisition Management (AQM) and to provide professional and administrative contract support to ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of AQM, and support the work of management and other staff.



The individual will assist the Contracting Officer in support of AQMs customers within the Department of State with the full procurement spectrum from pre-award planning to post-award administration. This includes:

  • Soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts with commercial organizations;
  • Developing statements of work (SOW), statements of objectives (SOO) and performance work statements (PWS);
  • Formulating request for quotes (RFQ), invitation for bids (IFB), and request for proposals (RFP);
  • Developing acquisition strategies and providing staff advisory services;
  • Administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions of contracts, including resolution of problems concerning the obligations of the parties;
  • Planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, program, policies, or procedures;
  • Preparing contract file documents;
  • Conducting acquisition planning/strategy meetings;
  • Preparing justifications for approval and determination and findings,
  • Evaluating cost and price data submitted.
  • Receive, review, evaluate, verify, and input requests for vetting of key individuals of firms bidding on DOS contracts, or being considered for grants by the Department.
  • Analyzes incoming data, evaluating information for relevancy and applicability to the vetting process.
  • Analyzes information requirements to develop administrative reporting systems that include system specifications, data gathering and analytical techniques.
  • Maintains automated systems to manage and track data requirements and produce reports pertaining to the vetting process.
  • Uses unclassified/classified, open source, and law enforcement sensitive databases to perform vetting searches; conducts/records all actions in software developed for RAM; extracts, analyzes, summarizes, and disseminates pertinent information to program offices/contract officers.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.


No supervisory or management authority.


Bachelor’s Degree in management or business and 3 years of related experience.


The individual must have experience involving the application of contracting principles, laws, regulations, and procedures in planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining complex contracts. The individual must possess a bachelor’s degree (preferably in Business Administration/Management or a related field) from an accredited university. The individual must possess a minimum of seven (7) years of federal government contracting experience (preferably as a Contracting Officer). The individual must have a strong working knowledge of Department of State policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of organization, programs, missions, and functions of the Office of Risk Management and Analysis and applicable regulations, laws and policies in order to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques, management principles, organizational theory and methods of analysis and evaluation in order to provide advice, analysis and recommend changes to processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Department’s policies and protocols for working in a SCIF.
  • Knowledge of and skill in using a variety of automation hardware and software programs (such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel) as well as software developed specifically for the Office in order to enter, maintain, and retrieve data for various studies, reports, and briefings.
  • Knowledge of standardized administrative practices and procedures applicable to assignments plus skill in applying fact finding and investigative techniques to gather clear-cut factual evidence, identify, analyze, and recommend solutions or actions to be taken to improve administrative processes.
  • Well-developed oral and written communications skills to articulate views, findings, and recommendations in writing, through oral presentations, and formal briefings, to prepare and persuasive and concise papers and reports, present analyses, provide advice and guidance, solicit information, and defend and negotiate positions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external personnel to serve as a point of contact for assigned functions.
  • Knowledge of proper handling of sensitive documents and security clearance procedures coupled with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance and be granted Sensitive Compartmentalized (SCI) access by the Department.


 Controlled climate office environment.

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