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Budget Analyst III, Arlington, VA US ID# 17227

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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Serve as a Budget Analyst III with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Office of the Chief of Resource Management (RM). Performs various functions involving the control and distribution of funds in DS’s financial systems for assigned Bureau appropriations and other funds executed by DS. This work requires three key disciplines: 1) knowledge and skill in the application of current related laws, regulations, policies, and precedents associated with assigned appropriations; 2) knowledge and skills in budget analysis as well as other financial management disciplines; and 3) support the DS goals toward audit success.

Serve as an analyst within the CFO/Resource Management staff for interfacing and integrating across the Bureau in support of DS Directorates.  Provides support to the Bureau for planning and analysis of financial operations as well as all aspects of the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution process.  Supports Bureau process and entry into financial systems to document the formulation, justification, presentation, enactment and/or execution phases of the budgetary process for all programs/projects/organizations within the area of responsibility identified.



  • Performs budget formulation activities involving the preparation of detailed analyses of annual and/or multi-year budget estimates for assigned organizations/programs into a consolidated budget request.
  • Performs budget execution analysis of obligations incurred and actual expenditures of different sources and types of funding, such as one-year, multi-year, and no-year appropriations; reimbursement funds; and transfers of funds from other agencies.
  • Provides financial advice, assistance, and interpretation of budget related matters such as types of funding available, effects of budgetary changes, status and use of funds to the Budget Officer, Financial Manager, commanders, etc.
  • Uses automated financial management systems and computer-generated products as tools to accomplish financial management objectives.
  • Review, analyze, edit, and consolidate budget submissions.
  • Review, and interpret legislation, appropriation language, policy, budget directives and estimates, apportionment requests, reprogramming actions and fund allocations to ensure compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directives, and Treasury, Office of the Secretary of Defenses (OSD), and Department guidelines.
  • Perform a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties to ensure the successful accomplishment of the Bureau’s budget program for the assigned appropriation area.
  • Perform budget review (e.g. compare, interpret, and analyze) for annual budget call relative to the regulations, directives and policies preparing internal guidance to use in developing an integrated budget.
  • Support (e.g. analysis, planning, and evaluation) program and project budget execution performance for Department direction and guidance aligning with the Bureau’s mission assignment roles and expectations.
  • Monitor (e.g. financial integration, analyze, and report) program/project commitment, obligation, cost, and workforce status for planned objectives of DS.
  • Advise Bureau officials and headquarters and field personnel, on program management and budget policy matters as they related to the congressional appropriations and federal budget process.
  • Advise on budget activities involving substantive national programs conducted by the Department under annual, multi-and no-year appropriations.
  • Perform a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties connected with the presentation and congressional consideration of the DS budget.
  • Monitor and report on the appropriations process for the assigned DS program budgets, and track committee markups and floor debate for the applicable legislative bills.


This position will not have supervisory authority.



  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must Possess and maintain at a minimum SECRET clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and 10+ years’ experience
  • Experience working with databases and other financial systems
  • Department of State experience preferred but not required




  • Must be proficient in the use of current Microsoft applications (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel), and current SharePoint application
  • Must be highly organized and have excellent oral and written communication skills in order to interface with personnel and other government agencies at all levels
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of office policies, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of interagency agreements and Treasury processes
  • Knowledge of accounting, budgeting and government financial processes
  • Ability to work independently
  • Maintains professional competence and specialized knowledge base by keeping abreast of emerging themes and best practices
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying analytical and evaluate techniques in order to plan, schedule and conduct studies and analyses of financial/budgetary impacts and functions for programs
  • Knowledge of substantive programs, goals, pertinent laws, and policies in order to analyze and assemble information; and knowledge of organizational techniques, systems and procedures to perform analytical studies




Work is performed in a secured federal office environment


About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.



Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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