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Technical Writer – Arlington, VA (ID# 14562)

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 Technical Writers to support offices and programs throughout the Countermeasures Directorate.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing advice and guidance to officials on program planning, budgeting, programming, and contract administration activities
  • Developing, recommending, and providing interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures
  • Planning, organizing, and assisting with contract actions
  • Providing assistance, advice, and guidance in all aspects of the contracting process;
  • Training new employees in contracting
  • Providing financial and budgetary support
  • Developing Out-Year financial plans and budget estimates for supplemental programs;
  • Establishing and maintaining liaison and serving as the focal point for the coordination and communication with appropriate offices, overseas posts, and interested foreign affairs and intelligence agencies

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience serving as an analyst in planning, developing, coordinating, and conducting analyses for overall operational efficiencies/inefficiencies, program-related trends, effectiveness in achieving planned goals, objectives, and milestones, and effective budgetary/resource utilization;
  • Experience identifying complex cross cutting areas of program requirements and needs in order to address significant organizational concerns;
  • Experience providing advice and preparing and presenting controversial reports on the programs status to senior management officials;
  • Experience applying various laws, regulations, policies and precedents which affect the use of program and related support resources;
  • Experience conducting detailed analyses of functions and work processes; and presenting recommendations for improvements and corrective actions.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The technical writer must be able to manage a wide variety of documents, subjects and publications.
  • Knowledge of and the management of SharePoint content is a key element of this position, therefore, skills in SharePoint are a must.
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Possess or be capable of obtaining/maintaining a minimum of a SECRET clearance; (higher clearances may be required)
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
  • Must be proficient in current Microsoft Office Suite to include Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint programs
  • 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

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may email “” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.