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Program Assistant OIP,  Washington, DC, US ID#15812


Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions provides support services and project support personnel to our Government and industry partners. Our highly skilled experts support and supplement the mission, expertise, and skill sets of our clients. Utilizing our customer-intimate approach, we partner with our clients to provide strategic solutions that maximize the use of human and financial resources to ensure that mission-critical projects are completed on time and within budget.

Program Assistant OIP   Washington, DC 

The Program Assistant will provide extensive office administrative support involving a wide-range of complex staff issues and will be responsible for managing and coordinating logistical support for public diplomacy programs in assigned Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) regions.



Includes the following:

  • Provide customer support to a block of individuals assigned to a PSP Post involving phone, email and personal communication from the initial notice of assignment through deployment.
  • Assist customers with deployment requirements to include securing State badges, ensuring compliance with mandatory medical and training requirements and compliance with additional Post-specific requirements.
  • Track customer cases in an office database which is used to determine where the customer is in the process and prepare arrival reports to the PSP Mission.
  • Assist with eCountry Clearance requests. Review and verify eCountry Clearances as necessary.
  • Correspond with supporting offices as needed via email/telephone.
  • Maintain and organize customer electronic files. This includes working with the internal shared drive and uploading documents to SharePoint.
  • Attend and assist during OIP in-processing appointments where deploying customers complete post-specific paperwork and tasks. Collect required items and assist customers with completion of forms during appointment as instructed by Team Leader.
  • Ensures employees have completed all pre-deployment documents and tasks prior to departing for Post.
  • Monitor Visa requests group inbox daily and respond to any inquiries.
  • Review all Visa applications, draft visa request memos for processing. Prepare, scan and file copies of all materials included in submission.
  • Create and track all visa submission records in internal OIP Access Database. Maintain weekly visa tracker distributed to DOS Official’s.
  • Liaison with DOS offices to receive visa application materials.
  • Assist in maintaining in-processing conference room. This includes restocking supplies and logging into computers to verify full functionality when assigned.
  • Write E2 travel orders for long-term temporary duty employees assigned to PSP posts, to include extensions, home leave and departure travel entitlements.
  • Assist employees with closing their vouchers in E2 Travel System at the conclusion of their tours. Includes reviewing travel authorizations to determine what voucherable expenses employee was entitled to and prepare related paperwork to process those vouchers.
  • Facilitate in person visa submissions and/or retrievals from Embassies
  • Manages other tasks authorized by the Government Task Manager that fall within the scope of this task order. 
  • Performs other job related duties as required.


No supervisory or management authority.


Bachelor’s Degree in related field and have experience and demonstrated ability in working with computer database systems and the Microsoft Office Suite programs. SharePoint experience preferred.  Secret Clearance required.


  • Must be customer-service oriented, dependable, attentive to detail and willing to assist other team members as workloads require.
  • Ability to interact with Foreign Service Officers, Civil Servants, and Contractor staff in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure and adhere to short deadlines. Must have strong organization skills.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to prepare professional emails quickly.
  • Willingness to learn new tasks that arise.
  • Must be willing to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment.


Work will be performed in a climate controlled office environment.

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