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Regional Overseas Support Specialist-OSB Rosslyn, VA, (ID# 14876)

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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CNSP is recruiting for a Regional Overseas Specialist-Overseas Support Branch to support a contract with the Department of State (DOS) providing Administrative, Program and Services Support.  The position is located at the National Capitol Region (NCR) area in Rosslyn, VA and abroad within the Countermeasures Directorate (C). OSB provides overseas field offices with management direction in terms of priorities, oversight, guidance, and coordinating interagency support.  OSB works with regional bureaus, overseas posts, and DS management to establish or move positions, determine position grades, and provide input on personnel assignments. OSB also prioritizes, obtains, coordinates, and disburses resources to support overseas offices with travel money, local operating funds, vehicles, administrative support and office infrastructure.

This position, assigned to one of the Regional Offices within OSB and serves as a Regional Overseas Support Specialist responsible for monitoring and coordinating a full range of engineering activities and operations in support of the ESCs, ESOs, or TSOs at regional posts in the assigned regional area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor day-to-day engineering service operations at assigned regional posts.  Provide operational advice, information, and assistance, as needed, to ESC, ESO, and TSO personnel at the assigned post.
  • Serve as a point of contact on all engineering service matters pertaining to the assigned regional posts with other Department of State organizations and USG agencies.
  • Advises and assists the ESCs, ESOs, or TSOs at the assigned regional posts in establishing plans, priorities, and budgets for engineering programs and operations at post.  Ensures alignment with Countermeasures and DS priorities and objectives.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates engineering surveys, status reports, and other information received from the ESCs, ESOs, or TSOs at the assigned regional posts. Recommends revisions of current and planned activities, along with appropriate budget modifications, based on assessments of this information and suggests changes in current methods and practices as appropriate.
  • Ensures timely response and/or support for all ESC, ESO, or TSO activities at the assigned regional posts. Coordinates the acquisition of personnel, systems, equipment, and funds required to meet the engineering objectives of the ESCs, ESOs, or TSOs at the assigned regional posts.
  • Provides ESCs, ESOs, and TSOs at the assigned regional posts with interpretations of engineering policies and standards applicable to regional posts.
  • Briefs/debriefs personnel being deployed to or returning from overseas assignments at the assigned regional posts.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • U.S. Citizenship is a requirement
  • Candidates must possess a valid U.S. Passport that has an expiration date of more than One (1) year from date of onboarding.
  • Incumbent must have an Active and Current Secret Clearance. This position is not subject to sponsorship for obtaining a clearance.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a federal government background investigation and a drug screen.
  • 25 % Domestic and International travel is expected.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related subject matter and/or a combination of education and +7 years of professional equivalent experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of principles and practices in the following: (1) administration and organizational theory, (2) overseas engineering concepts, principles, and practices related to the Department mission, and (3) program management.
  • Ability to learn and obtain knowledge of overseas engineering laws, regulations, and policies to ensure that overseas engineering programs operate in accordance with legal, regulatory, and policy requirements.
  • Knowledge of engineering programs, operations, requirements, and issues at regional posts to provide advice, information, and assistance on a broad range of engineering matters to ESCs, ESOs, or TSOs and points of contacts in relevant regional bureaus and other USG agencies.
  • Ability to interpret and apply guidance pertaining to regional posts to ensure maximum effectiveness in supporting the planning and execution of the operational aspects of the programs for which ESCs, ESOs, or TSOs are responsible.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to provide advice and assistance; interpret policies and procedures; prepare briefings and reports; participate in meetings; and solve problems.
  • Knowledge and experience in project planning and management.
  • Ability to think critically, analyze, and apply solutions in regards to project planning and management.
  • Knowledge and experience of civilian or military engineering offices and structures.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which includes the current Microsoft Office and SharePoint applications.

Work Environment:

  • This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment both CONUS and OCONUS.
  • When travelling the incumbent can expect to stand for extended periods in airport terminals and at airport security checkpoints.

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!


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