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Program Design Support Specialist IV, Washington, DC, US ID#16237


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.

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Job Description:

Program Design and Support Specialist (PDS) will assist with project and program design, development and management. Tasks may include conducting research and analysis on policy and programmatic trends; consolidating volumes of data to draft concise briefing papers, talking points, public affairs documents, supporting outreach activities to the U.S. Congress, media and other public stakeholders. Review quarterly reports and grant documents; assist in program and budget tracking; analyze quantitative and qualitative data related to projects awarded and other assigned tasks in support of U.S. Government foreign policy initiatives.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have mgmt. authority or supervisory capacity

Education and/or Experience:

  • The following PDS skills are preferred: A demonstrated knowledge of and relevant experience designing and managing activities related to international affairs. Familiarity with U.S. Department of State structures and processes, including experience working domestically or overseas at a U.S. Embassy or in the Peace Corps.
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral) and experience in accessing, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programming, is preferred. Experience working with the Middle East and Northern Africa.
  • (MENA) region, Iran, other relevant countries and/or relevant language skills, a plus.
  • Expected be experienced PDS with significant knowledge of U.S. Government foreign policies and demonstrated relevant qualifications.
  • The PDS IV candidate will possess skills, including excellent interpersonal, writing and organizational skills; significant attention to detail and the ability to operate in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to gather and maintain information, exemplified decision-making, teamwork and attention to detail.
  • Education: Masters or Bachelors with 2 years’ experience


This position is performed primarily 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.

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