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Planner-Senior – Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Florida, (ID# 15373)

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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CNSP is looking for a Planner-Senior to support the Program Management Office (PMO) at Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FLA, in rebuilding the base after Hurricane Michael by turning the new $3B master plan into a portfolio of ready-to-award-construction project packages.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Candidates must have construction planning experience to provide coordination leadership supporting the USAF MILCON and Facility Sustainment Restoration and Modernization (FSRM) programs in support of the rebuild effort. 
  • The candidate will perform a broad range of planning/scheduling functions for a variety of design and construction projects focused on government contract compliance.
  • The candidate selected for this position will perform a broad range schedule review and advisory/assistance for AFCEC design and construction projects at across the USAF. 
  • Analyze project metrics for cost, schedule, and quality control performance.
  • Collects and analyzes information used to plan and schedule construction projects.
  • Generates forecasts, variance reports, and other documentation used to monitor and manage projects.
  • Researches and reports on economic, legal, and other factors that may affect project success.
  • Evaluates current procedures and recommends changes to improve the efficiency of planning and scheduling of projects and the reduction of issues due to scheduling errors.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will have supervisory or management authority unless delegated.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Candidates must be U.S. Citizens and have an active and current DOD security clearance (NACI).
  • All selected applicants will be subject to a U.S. Federal Government security background investigation to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and favorably pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Candidates are required to have as a minimum a Master’s degree from an accredited discipline college/university in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or other related field.
  • A Minimum of ten (10) years of construction planning professional experience is required.
  • Experience with the USAF MILCON and FSRM programs is highly desired.
  • Professional licensure, registration, or certification is highly desirable
  • Proficiency with standard planning and scheduling methodologies and tools.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Utilizing and applying computer software including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with Department of Defense (DOD) design and construction policies, standards, and specifications to include Facility Sustainment, Repair, Modernization, and MILCON programs.
  • Familiarity with United Facilities Codes and United Facilities Guideline Specifications.


Work Environment:

  • This position is primarily performed in a secured federal and/or military installation office setting, a controlled office environment as well as working outside in a construction site field 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!

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