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Job Title:  Mission Support and Training Specialist(ID#14754)
Location:   FORT BELVOIR VA 22060-6201


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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We are seeking a Mission Support Specialist and a Training Specialist to assist Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Mission Assurance Department in accomplishing scheduled Joint Mission Assurance Assessments (JMAA), Mobile Training Team events, special assessments, and Higher Headquarters Program Reviews coordinated by the Joint Staff J-3.  Primary duties are to provide logistical coordination/support for assigned JMAA teams, and on as needed basis support the coordination requirements of other department personnel. The Mission Support Specialist will be assigned to the Standards and Training in order to support the JMAA Division.


The Mission Assurance Assessment Program model is designed to support commanders’ risk management processes, providing an assessment of potential risk to assets determined as critical to the execution of strategic missions.




  • Producing and disseminating the “120-day” advance planning data request messages sent to each to-be assessed installation using the DTRA Decision Agent System as well as providing follow-up communication via email, fax, and phone.
  • Coordinating Team visits with each installation’s primary point of contact for the visit and other identified personnel depending upon the scope of the assessment.
  • Coordinating trip preparation with the designated team point of contact based on established milestones and Standard Operating Procedures and notifying the Team Chief within 25 days of departure if there are issues with trip preparation.
  • Preparing travel arrangements for each assessment by producing travel orders within the
  • Defense Travel System (DTS) and coordinating with the agency’s travel office. The Mission Support Specialist will attempt to procure the most economical travel for the team that meets mission requirements. However, the specialist will not violate established DoD, DTRA, and Dept travel policies.
  • Function as the Defense Travel Management Office representative to assist employees with establishing DTS accounts and assist leadership with reconciling travel vouchers
  • Transmit security and country theater clearances for each government and contractor employee for assigned missions.
  • Assist in preparing routine administrative documents for the Joint Mission Assurance Assessment (JMAA) Division and the Standards and Training Office
  • Provide the Department’s Program Analyst with updates to the Division’s Travel Spend Plan.
  • Provide travel cost estimates when requested.
  • Assist new employees DTRA security training requirements.
  • Assist DTRA Leadership with setting up Quarterly Training for the team. 
  • Assist with setting up deployment training, mandatory training, and recommended training.




This position may have supervisory authority.




  • Top Secret
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Five years Department of Defense experience preferred



  • Knowledge and experience in coordinating logistical requirements for teams or groups of personnel.
  • Experience in the use of the Defense Travel System (DTS).
  • Ability to effectively communicate via written and oral means.
  • Knowledge of the federal travel requirements.
  • Experience working with SharePoint.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with little to no supervision.
  • Experience using the APACS.
  • Understanding of how to use the Foreign Clearance Guide
  • Ability to provide a high-level customer service for the mission teams.




The duties of this position are primarily performed in a climate controlled office environment. Occasional travel and overnight stay may be required.


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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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