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Program Analyst III – Arlington, VA (ID# 14553)

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 Program Analyst III to assist the Dept. of State on their mission  

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing advice and guidance to officials on program planning, budgeting, programming, and contract management activities
  • Developing, recommending, and providing interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures
  • Planning, organizing, and assisting with contract actions
  • Providing assistance, advice, and guidance in all aspects of the contracting process;
  • Training new employees in contracting;
  • Providing financial and budgetary support; and
  • Developing Out-Year financial plans and budget estimates for supplemental programs;
  • Establishing and maintaining liaison and serving as the focal point for the coordination and communication with appropriate offices, overseas posts, and interested foreign affairs and intelligence agencies.
  • Applying various laws, regulations, policies and precedents which affect the use of program and related support resources;
  • Conducting detailed analyses of functions and work processes; and presenting recommendations for improvements and corrective actions

Supervisory/Management Authority: 

  • This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or in a  similar field is required
  • A master’s degree in Business Administration or in a relatable field is high desired
  • A minimum of two (2)  to four (4) years’ work experience in a program analyst role in a DoS, DoD military, DoJ or an applicable federal entity is required
  • Ten (10) years’ work experience in a position that consists of planning, developing, coordinating, and conducting analyses for overall operational efficiencies/inefficiencies, program-related trends, effectiveness as well as achieving planned goals, objectives, milestones, and effective budgetary & resource utilization.
  • Experience applying and administering various laws, regulations, policies and precedents which affect the use of program and related support resources;
  • Experience conducting detailed analyses and route cause analysis regarding functions and work processes; and presenting recommendations for improvements and corrective actions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must be a critical thinker and creative problem solver
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Proficient in current Microsoft Office Suite to include Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint programs
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
  • Have a minimum of an Active Secret Clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screen and federal background check

Work Environment: 

  • Position is performed in a secured federal office setting

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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