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Management Analyst III – Arlington, VA (ID #14656)

**This position requires an active SECRET clearance**

Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions (CNMS) is committed to delivering innovative solutions to solve its clients’ toughest problems, whether it be in the next state or around the world. CNMS utilizes the most qualified teams to support each client’s mission, providing responsive, strategic and innovative paths forward. CNMS makes it a priority to build personal, business relationships with each client and to consistently go above and beyond their expectations.


The Management Analyst III is to provide professional and administrative support to ensure the efficient day-to-day operations in the Office of Acquisition Management, to support the work of management and other staff.


Includes the following:

  • Develop acquisition planning and procurement objectives to create complex supply and/or service contracts, conducting market research and analysis of unique requirements to develop acquisition strategies.
  • Prepares and issues solicitation documents to include selection of appropriate clauses and ensure specifications or Statements of Work are clear and complete.
  • Monitors the solicitation through its entire Process, to include:
  • Issuing amendments.
  • Answering potential offers’ questions.
  • Conducting pre-proposal conferences as necessary.
  • Assure equal treatment of all suppliers.
  • Responsible for the full range of contract functions and contract types, including preparing contract files and drafting all award documents.
  • Perform cost/price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns to determine reasonableness and conformance with the solicitation to applicable regulations, directives or policies.
  • Support the contracting officer with cost/price analysis, negotiations, administration and monitoring of contracts.
  • Analyze contractor proposals, reviewing in detail the significant direct, indirect, and other costs, providing recommendations on the reasonableness of the costs associated with each element of the contract.
  • Formulate the negotiation strategy, to include preparation, coordination and execution of Business Clearance/Negotiation Memorandums, which detail the terms, conditions and pricing strategy for the negotiations.
  • Utilizes various economical/statistical/financial analysis principles and techniques to evaluate contractor’s projections, analyze auditor and technical reports, project price trends, isolate economic factors, and price/cost data in proposals to determine reasonableness of cost elements.
  • Review and analyze certified cost/pricing data and cost analysis based for Commercial and non-Commercial items.
  • Direct contract administration actions for the acquisition program.
  • Issuance of contract modifications.
  • Negotiation of changes.
  • Exercise of options.
  • Investigation and resolution of contractor delays.
  • Contractor performance appraisal.
  • Subcontractor surveillance.
  • Disposition of claims.
  • Disputes, protests, audit resolutions, questions concerning such topics as specification changes, language ambiguities, or clarification of contract clauses.
  • To serve as lead negotiator on small projects; assist in the negotiation strategy and the negotiations with contractors to develop the contract prices and terms.
  • To be knowledgeable of the various types of contract vehicles; such as IDIQ, BPAs, Assisted Acquisition (IAA) and Direct Acquisition (GWAC, GSA, NASA SEWP etc…).
  • The knowledge and skills to perform contract administration and assist with contract close out.
  • Past performance evaluations.
  • Contract close-out.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and assist the contracting officer in providing details and making recommendations to findings contained in OIG audit reports.
  • Investigate disputes between contractors and the government, coordinates and effects resolutions, and conducts negotiations for settlement.
  • Analyze all contractor proposed or government-required changes against contract, and recommends procurement action and/or initiates negotiations with the contractor.
  • Perform price analyses and cost analyses of proposals submitted for large-dollar-value, multi-year, complex contracts, and provide advice to contracting personnel on price-related and general contracting issues.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.


No supervisory or management authority.


BS or BA in IT is preferred; a High School Diploma or equivalent is mandatory.


  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and other database software.
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to pass a drug screen and a federal background check is required.
  • An Active Secret Clearance is mandatory.


Work will be performed 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.

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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