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Regional Affairs Analyst IV- Washington DC (ID# 15725)


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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The Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, is seeking REgional Affairs Analyst IV candidates. These analyst positions are responsible to review and adjudicate export and import licenses and brokering authorizations; determination of jurisdiction of commodities as defense articles and defense services; compliance and enforcement of the applicable laws and regulations; and the automation of these functions.


  • Level III works under Intermittent Supervision:?The government makes assignments by defining objectives, priorities and deadlines, and assists the contractor with unusual situations that do not have clear objectives. The contractor plans and carries out successive steps and resolves problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, and accepted practices. The government reviews the work for technical adequacy and conformance with practice and policy.
  • Demonstrates the abilities to perform all of the duties of a Level I and II. In addition, must be able to perform the following duties listed below within the required amount of supervision for consideration at Level III.


  • The contractor has no inherently government responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain USG supervisory clearance and/or approval pertaining the position work requirements and/or work products. The contractor shall abide by all State Department, Procurement Information Bulletins (PIB) related to third-party contractor services.
  • Can perform work where guidelines are scarce or of limited use and administrative policies and precedents are applicable but stated in general terms.
  • Uses initiative and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods or researching trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, or proposed new policies.
  • Performs varied duties requiring many different and unrelated processes and methods applied to a broad range of activities or substantial depth of analysis.
  • Makes decisions on the approach, methodology, or interpretation and evaluation processes to be used as a result of continuing changes in program, technological developments, unknown phenomena, or conflicting requirements.
  • Originates new techniques, establishes criteria, or develops new information.
  • Establishes criteria; formulates projects; assesses program effectiveness; or investigates or analyzes a variety of unusual conditions, problems, or questions.
  • Provides products or services that affect a wide range of agency activities, major activities or industrial concerns, or the operation of other agencies.
  • Works with persons or groups to obtain a desired effect, such as gaining compliance with established policies and regulations by persuasion or negotiation, or gaining information by establishing rapport with a suspicious informant.
  • Presents State Department positions that pertain to regulatory framework and regional or country-based issues to both foreign and domestic industry experts, subject matter experts, and governmental entities to audiences of at least 150.
  • Initiates Blue Lantern checks, including drafting and clearing cables.
  • Provides input into papers drafted by other State offices.
  • Drafts papers with few technical or grammatical errors.
  • Provides guidance to Post on implementation of Blue lantern checks.
  • Provides briefings in EUM training and outreach events.
  • Releases Watch List holds in a timely manner.
  • Supports briefings to senior USG personnel, foreign government officials, industry, and the Hill with moderate knowledge of U.S. defense trade.
  • Develops denial/RWA/proviso recommendations to DTCL with few edits required from team lead.
  • Develops short-notice reports on foreign export control systems and countries’ export/import trends related to munitions.
  • Initiates, drafts, and assembles Direct Commercial Sales “Country Reports.”


  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in International Relations, Political Science, or related field of study.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Very good organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects consistent with established timeframes.
  • Very good ability to synthesize information and develop recommendations for management based on an analysis of the information.
  • Very good judgment and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional, courteous manner in diversified situations.
  • Has working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to: telephones, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, printers, and computers.
  • May be required to travel within Domestic and/or International.


  • Controlled climate office environment.

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: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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