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Protection Specialist (13898)

New Orleans, LA

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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We are seeking a Protection Specialist to review, plan and execute all activities related to the functional areas of Mission Assurance (MA) and Physical Security for the Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES). 


  • Assist in conducting MA Program Reviews, MA Assessments, risk, vulnerability and physical security assessments/surveys of MARFORRES, Major Subordinate Commands (MSC) and Reserve Training Centers (RTC).
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on MARFORRES policy involving Mission Assurance. 
  • Serve as an authority for the management and execution of the MARFORRES Mission Assurance program. 
  • Coordinate and de-conflict policy and procedures as gleaned from multiple Department of Defense, Combatant Commander, military and government policies. 
  • Prepare a monthly report that provides a synopsis of the Mission Assurance Program. 


This position will not have supervisory authority.


  • A High School Diploma is required, Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
  • 7 years of US Military experience in a related position or field is required (U.S. Marine Corp. experience is preferred & highly desired).
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral & written
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out support tasks related to security administration as presented.
  • An active Secret Clearance is mandatory.
  • Travel of up to 50% per month will be required


  • The employee selected will need the knowledge to serve as a subject matter expert on MARFORRES policy involving Mission Assurance.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in evaluating and training the twelve functional areas of Mission Assurance including: 
    • Antiterrorism
    • Force Protection
    • Physical Security
    • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High-yield Explosives (CBRNe)
    • Continuity of Operations
    • Foreign Disclosure
    • Foreign Travel
    • Critical Infrastructure Protection
    • Emergency Management
    • Operations Security
    • Pandemic Influenza
    • Violence Protection Program


The duties of this position are 50% performed in a climate controlled office environment and the remainder is conducting site inspections of Marine Corps Reserve Centers – both exterior and interior spaces. Regular travel and overnight stay will be required.


The mission of our client, the Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES), is to augment and reinforce active Marine forces in time of war, national emergency or contingency operations, provide personnel and operational tempo relief for the active forces in peacetime, and provide service to the community. As citizen-Marines, the men and women of Marine Forces Reserve will be community beacons by living the Marine Corps' story of daily service to family, community, and nation.

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:

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