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Transit Security Technician, Rosslyn, VA (#14918)

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 Transit Security Technician to support a contract with the Department of State (DoS) providing Administrative, Program and Services Support.  The position is located in the National Capitol Region (NCR) area and abroad.

Transit Security Technician responsible for providing specialized technical and operational support for the secure shipment of cargo to U.S. diplomatic facilities overseas.  This position may require up to 25% travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with ensuring secure cargo containers are appropriate to be used in the shipment of controlled access area materials to overseas  posts;
  • Prepares cargo containers for secure certification;
  • Monitors the cargo loading processes to ensure strict compliance with transit security policies and procedures;
  • Installs  transit security physical and technical countermeasures in shipping containers;
  • Coordinates receipt and decertification procedures with receiving  posts;
  • Assists with cursory inspections of cargo at consolidation/receiving points for adherence to established security procedures;
  • Investigates Transit Security anomalies and issues;
  • Supports training for new Special Agent, Regional Security Officer, Security Engineering Officer and Seabee classes being assigned to overseas posts, on transit security systems and procedures;
  • Recommends and assists senior management in the development and implementation of new transit security systems and procedures; and
  • Assists management with secure shipment operations during absences or times of increased activities.
  • Independently plans and carries out assignments, resolves most problems that arise, and coordinates activities with other organizations as required. Completed work is reviewed for overall effectiveness in providing technical and operational support for the secure shipment of cargo and for the responsiveness of advice and assistance provided.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will  not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field
  • Three (3) years of experience; preferably in a Dept. of State, Dept. of Justice or Military setting


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of Federal security laws and regulations, intelligence community directives, and Department of State security regulations, standards and policies and their application to transit security operations to ensure compliance with applicable requirements.
  • Expert knowledge of secure shipping techniques, methods, and practices especially as they apply to the shipment of controlled access area materials.
  • Knowledge of current transit security technology systems, devices, and measures, including physical and technical countermeasures.
  • Knowledge of overseas post functions operations, and political and physical environments to provide guidance to officials at overseas posts on transit security.
  • Knowledge of the roles, functions, responsibilities and requirements of other foreign affairs agencies and intelligence agencies involved in cargo shipment.
  • Ability to install sophisticated countermeasures equipment.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth security analyses, formulate solutions and viable alternatives and implement technical solutions to transit security problems.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written. Prepare reports, provide advice, assistance, and information and conduct training.
  • Must be proficient in current Microsoft Office Suite. Specifically Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint programs.
  • TOP SECRET Clearance required
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Successfully pass a drug screen and a background check

Work Environment:

  • This position is performed in a secured federal office setting / In the field exposed to the elements…

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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