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Senior Advisor  (Program, Planning & Execution)   –  Arlington, VA   (ID# 14636)

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 looking for a Senior Advisor who will assist in the formulation of policy guidance; contract budget tracking (other than contract employed under); transformation of existing practices to deal with emerging technology; and in general provide exemplary support to Department of State worldwide. Providing critical guidance and reporting to Countermeasures Directorate, and/or its subordinate office. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for guidance incorporating comprehensive yet concise vision specific to implementation, operations, and maintenance for the Dept. of State
  • Analyze existing operations in order to identify improvements and propose plans for updating or changing as needed
  • Create and formulate policy guidance; contract budget tracking
  • Transform existing practices to deal with emerging technology
  • Provide exemplary support to Department of State worldwide with current and real time /real world upgrades

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Business Management or other related field of study is strongly desired.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Business Management or related field is required
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years' experience in specified area of expertise
  • Experience studying, organizing, analyzing, and presenting information at a level suitable for senior level personnel within government
  • Provide similar support to the Director of the Countermeasures Directorate and/or subordinate offices


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Possess a minimum of a SECRET clearance
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Suite to include Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint programs.
  • Strong analytical/critical thinking and innovative problem solving skills
  • Highly organized, extremely detail-oriented and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screen and federal background check

Work Environment:

  • This position is performed 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.

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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