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Project Manager, Falls Church, VA, US ID# 16517

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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The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is a combat support agency supporting the healthcare needs of our warfighters and beneficiaries throughout the Military Health System (MHS). The DHA is embarking on the monumental task of taking over management and oversight of all MHS Direct Care Facilities by October 2018 as mandated in Public Law 114-28, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. This transition is to achieve greater standardization of healthcare across the MHS and streamline management of healthcare activities. This new era will require increased knowledge sharing, agility, integration, and continuous improvement to positively influence the success of the current and future health of all stakeholders served. This contract provides programmatic and technical support for the DoD Patient Safety Program (PSP), the DHA Clinical Support Division (CSD) (Medical Affairs/J-3), and Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) Health Affairs (HA) HSP&O in five major areas: professional consultative services, management studies/MHS/DoD data analysis, preparation of responses, reports, documents, and correspondences, meeting support and policy development/communication/education/drafts.


The DoD Patient Safety Program Project Manager provides support to the DHA by managing a team of 15 junior, mid, and senior level professionals. Working primarily with the Contracting Office (COR), the CNSP Program Manager, and sub-contractor team, responsibilities include organizing, directing, and tracking all aspects of the work, including schedule, and contract/ customer satisfaction. While interfacing with government and team leads, the PM primarily handles the day-to-day functions and communications for the support personnel and COR.



Includes the following:

  • Interfacing with Government management personnel, sub-contractor, and employees
  • Giving direction to high-level professionals, both employees and sub-contractors. Manage day-to-day operations of multiple functional areas. Directs and oversees a team of 15 CNSP employees and sub-contractor professionals.
  • Support of DoD Patient Safety Program leadership engagement and high reliability strategies, to include consultation and coaching for the Services and MTFs, recommendation, development and/or repackaging of tools to support team training, develop needs assessments and supporting the conduct of training and implementation of a wide variety of patient safety related professional development and performance improvement activities, inclusive of CEUs.
  • Support for stakeholder engagement and knowledge management to include communication, change management, and management of secure learning portal, website, and collaboration tools and tracking utilization and progress.
  • Provide in-depth understanding, experience and expertise in various programming, management, budgeting, manpower and/or resource management, operational or technical management with an emphasis on large-scale transformation.
  • Serve as the Point-of-Contact for programs, projects, initiatives, and other tasks. Responsible for the performance of personnel operating in geographically dispersed locations. Manage the hands-on, day-to-day execution of assigned operational activities and supporting tasks. Track and maintain situational awareness of assigned projects and tasks.
  • Manage resourcing of requirements, including staffing, accountability of Government Furnished Equipment, and/or responding to tasking’s, requests for information, and similar client needs.
  • Represent client position and interests in working groups, task forces, and task-oriented teams. Keep the client informed of status, progress, problems, issues requiring input, and delivery schedule of products.
  • Responsible for meeting technical, financial, operational, analytical, production, and/or contractual requirements, objectives, goals, and/or milestones.
  • Ensure management processes, business systems, products, and/or deliverables meet requirements and are in compliance with Government and client directives, laws, policies, procedures, and guidelines, and are responsive to client needs.
  • Conducting interviews, gathering data, and developing recommendations in support of project objectives





  • In coordination with the CSD, PSP, HSP&O Program Manager, this position provides direct supervision over PSP assigned personnel and management of contractual performance by PSP assigned sub-contractors.



  • Masters Degree; Nursing or other Patient Safety related health field preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing government contracts; PMP preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Military Health System or Patient Safety Programs, Experience with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) is preferred



  • Experience conducting effective technical presentations to client management and professional/tactful coordination with a variety of project stakeholders.
  • Good organizational skills and excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to multitask and meet aggressive deadlines.
  • U.S. Citizenship and DoD government NACI required.
  • The ability to successfully pass as drug screen and a federal background check is mandatory.



  • This work is performed in a secured Government facility


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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