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Personnel Security Specialist, Fort Belvoir, VA 

Active Top Secret clearance required


Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) supports Defense and other Federal clients in the execution of their critical strategic and operational missions, with emphasis in intelligence, vulnerability assessment, and special operations. We are looking for a Personnel Security Specialist to provide adjudication and due process support to the US Treasury.



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.



  • Must have an Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Possess comprehensive understanding of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12)
  • Processing (e-Qip), Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)
  • Possess strong customer service and expertise of personnel security administration support, to include but not limited to, applicable manuals, regulations, policies, and instructions; OPM clearance procedures
  • Be able to conduct timely investigations and evaluate results for compliance with prescribed standards and criteria, ensuring sufficiency of coverage of often complex investigative information
  • Prepare evaluations of investigations against national level criteria for investigative sufficiency and for suitability/security adjudication
  • Assist in making interim security clearance, final security clearance, and public trust certification determinations in accordance with established investigative and adjudicate standards
  • Be able to research current clearance information in order to initiate subjects due for their Periodic Reinvestigation into the e-QIP system
  • Capable to provide training to individuals or groups to meet personnel security requirements



This position will have/not have supervisory authority.



  • Bachelor’s Degree desired
  • OPM Essentials of Suitability Adjudication
  • Desired certifications
    • Personnel Security Adjudication certifications (ex: DoD, ODNI)
    • Due Process Adjudication certifications (ex: DoD, CDSE, ODNI)
    • Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC)
  • Minimum 3 years due process & writing experience required



  • Must have an Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree desired
  • Minimum 3 years due process & writing experience



The duties of this position are primarily 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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