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Program Analyst III, Atlanta, GA, US ID#16102

Cherokee Nation Assurance (CNA) delivers a broad spectrum of professional management consulting services to its defense, health, environmental and civilian agency clients. To assist clients in achieving their goals, CNA provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including health information technology, research & science, program management, communications, correspondence and document management, governance and administrative support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNA is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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The Program Analyst III is responsible for resource allocation; technical oversight in either physical or technical security programs; high-level technical expertise; and participation in briefings and meetings. Frequently provide subject matter or functional area expertise in performing technical tasks.


Includes the following:

  • Maintain automated system of CDC external projects identified by the DVD technical administrator to include program-specific data to track suspense on items such as grants, cooperative agreements, project milestones, progress reports, funding accomplishments, compliance strategies, etc;
  • Provide guidance and aid in the planning, review, and reporting of CDC data/statistical results of program project studies by performing a basic analysis of the availability, interrelationships, and accuracy and consistency, of data and generating a variety of reports;
  • Perform work related to the acquisition and/or development of program information and resource materials to support the organization's policy development and/or technical activities;
  • Collect program data or information following routine search procedures;
  • Oversee all aspects of the operating programs and make recommendations to improve or modify methods for disseminating information to intended audiences;
  • Perform analytical, budget, and project evaluation; and independently analyze and integrate program financial, technical, procurement, and scheduling information;
  • Perform program support work such as the collection, compilation, research, and tracking of data, such as grants and research activities and associated budgets, and statistical information in support of program operations;
  • Maintain automated tracking system of CDC travel by the Branch technical administrator to include program-specific data to track suspense on items such as trips, conferences, accounting information, costs, vouchers, passports, estimates of future travel, etc.;
  • Provide guidance and aid in the planning, review, and reporting of Branch travel data to project current and future costs by performing a basic analysis of the availability and consistency of the data and generating a variety of reports;
  • Perform work related to the acquisition of Blackberries, Cell Phones, International Service, and other equipment needed for the 60 plus Branch staff. Working with the management and staff, assesses current and future needs for maintaining or upgrading services; develop and track methods for automating various types of administrative reports. Maintain files in accordance with applicable schedules and regulations and exercise initiative in establishing or revising files to meet current needs and demands for the materials;
  • Prepare standard to complex personnel documents for various incoming international fellows, research fellows, and visitors;
  • Maintains and updates required monthly, annual, and as needed administrative reports;
  • Perform a wide variety of administrative tasks associated with maintaining and supporting the work performed within the organization. In addition, the position will act as the primary liaison between the program office and administrative offices outside of the organization. Answer questions concerning policies and procedures related to support of office services, requests and shifts in priorities and commitments;
  • Develop and maintain office administrative information documents to include, but not be limited to: general office policies, requests for services, monthly and annual requirements, etc;
  • As requested, attend Branch or Division level meetings or participate in teleconferences regarding specific questions or problems pertaining to administrative activities;
  • Perform program support work such as the collection, compilation, research and tracking of data such as administrative activities and associated budgets in support of program operations;
  • Perform data entry; create Word documents; maintain spreadsheets; respond to telephone inquiries; prepare travel arrangements’ Aid in coordination of materials and activities with internal and external CDC constituents;
  • Input data into spreadsheets and databases and fulfill requests for documents;
  • Assist Branch staff with travel, time and attendance and other related activities;
  • Prepare and send documents via FedEx or other appropriate mechanisms;
  • Review training requests; assist with property inventory; fax and electronically scan documents; assist Branch staff with relocation/change-of-station processes;
  • Create and maintain tracking systems for a variety of program documents;
  • Review requests for Card Key and office key requests;
  • Assist with inventory and procurement of needed Branch supplies;
  • Distribute Federal Leave and Earnings Statements in a timely manner;


No supervisory or management authority.


Master’s degree (preferred), or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience and more than 10 years’ experience serving as an analyst in planning, developing, coordinating, and conducting analyses for overall operational efficiencies/inefficiencies, program-related trends, effectiveness in achieving planned goals, objectives, and milestones, and effective budgetary/resource utilization; Two years as a Program Analyst II or equivalent experience.


  • Experience identifying complex cross cutting areas of program requirements and needs in order to address significant organizational concerns.
  • Able to provide advice and preparing and presenting controversial reports on the program’s status to senior management officials.
  • Skilled at applying various laws, regulations, policies and precedents which affect the use of program and related support resources.
  • Knowledgeable in conducting detailed analyses of functions and work processes; and presenting recommendations for improvements and corrective action.
  • Must be proficient in current Microsoft Office Suite to include Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint programs.
  • Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, information on administrative matters. Communications will be with Branch staff, outside partners, and other federal and non-federal personnel from CDC and other agencies. This will include developing and distributing emails or other correspondence as well communicating verbally in person or by phone.


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.

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