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Program Assistant, Washington, D.C. (ID# 15834)

Established in 2011, Cherokee Nation 3S (CN3S) provides support, services, and solutions to federal and commercial customers. CN3S guarantees a customer-first attitude, extra effort and willingness to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Its personalized approach gives clients the attention they deserve and the quality they expect.

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The candidate will provide logistics support for program implementation of capacity building programs (i.e. workshops, training, and technical assistance) including planning, budgeting, implementation, and audit for the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (EAP) under the Department at State.


Job Description:

  • Supports the annual budget cycle processes and assists in preparing key documents including Performance Plans and Reports and Operational Plans and Spend Plans. Regularly monitors spending under this contract.
  • Supports program and initiative evaluations at specific intervals, determined by EAP colleagues, to verify achievement of program requirements. Collaborates closely with the EAP Bureau Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to design evaluations and to manage and report evaluation results.
  • Creates regular opportunities for EAP, the Interagency, and other stakeholders to share best practices, ideas, suggestions, and other knowledge on outcomes from programming and ensures those are incorporated into future program design.
  • Supports the implementation of funds, grant logistics, contracts, interagency agreements, and the issuance of these and other financial instruments as they relate to programs.
  • Supports coordination and communication between the team at State, the Interagency, implementing partners, Posts in the EAP and SCA region, and others with regard to planning, coordinating, and implementing programs, including venue, services contracts, and funds transferred to support participant and subject matter expert travel.
  • OCONUS Travel is required to East and South Asia and the Pacific, as required

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position will not have any supervisory and/or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen, have an active and current Secret security clearance and/or the ability to obtain one.
  • Candidate will be subject to US government background investigation and favorable pass a drug screen.
  • Candidate should have a valid US Passport whose expiration date is at least one year from the date of the posting of this position
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and/or university in the field of program management, finance, business administration.
  • Two (2) year of experience in performance management, federal budget formulation and execution, requiring interpersonal and customer service, problem solving, and computer skills (or equivalent).
  • Expected travel may be minimal with some domestic and international travel required.




  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office, ideally familiar with Tableau.
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly under time pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to deliver on multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to operate significantly under own initiative, crafting proposals and policy recommendations with minimal guidance.
  • Academic background and experience in public policy, economics, and environmental and/or energy issues.
  • Strong team player who is eager to jump in to take care of crises as they emerge.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of actors, including policymakers, representatives of other governments, business and the non-governmental community



  • Work will be performed primarily in a climate controlled office environment and a secured US government building.

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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