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Contract Manager – Journeyman, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA, US. ID# 18259

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. From intelligence and cybersecurity to vulnerability assessment and mission assurance, Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) brings experience and results. Building on a reputation as a dedicated, disciplined and tightly knit organization, CNSP supports DOD and other federal clients in their critical, strategic and operational programs. CNSP is looking for qualified talent to give our clients the support they deserve and the quality they expect from our team – a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs is part of Cherokee Federal – 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.

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CNSP (Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs) is seeking a Contract Manager – Journeyman to support the F-22 Formal Training Unit Bed down at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA under this Contracted Support Services contract.  Below are the requirements. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support for both the F-22 FTU Beddown and all other 633d CONS requirements/projects as appropriate leadership and mission dictates/requires
  • Satisfy the contracting objectives of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, by utilizing standard procurement methods as outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), FAR supplements for the Department of Defense (DOD), the United States Air Force (USAF) supplements, as well as local policy and guidance
  • Communicate with civilian and military personnel in order to professionally provide business advice and guidance to others on contracting work and will prepare correspondence and training as required
  • Review solicitation, contract award or contract modification for contractual sufficiency to include all supporting documentation in accordance with the FAR and all its supplements, to include the Air Force Installation Contracting Center (AFICC) Mandatory Procedures and 633 CONS policy
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to base personnel who are involved in planning and developing specifications, descriptions, and performance work statements
  • Acquisition planning, preparing synopsis, solicitation preparation, and market research/analysis, recommending contract type for solicitations, issues solicitations, conducts pre-solicitation conferences, conducts pre-award conferences, site visits, works with technical personnel and contracting officers to develop negotiation strategies, and prepares/ issues supporting documents, etc.
  • Utilize the latest Standard Procurement System (SPS) and Acquisition Management Systems (AMS) such as Air Force Contracting Information Technology (CON-IT), KT FileShare (KTFS), and AMS, selects contract terms and conditions
  • Preparing abstracts, verifies the System for Award Management (SAM), documenting reasons for decisions and justifications for basis for award, assist with negotiations, secures all regulatory clearances, etc.
  • Post –award contract administration, maintains contract files/e-files
  • Review invoices for accuracy, prepares contract modifications, monitors contract performance, conducts site visits and labor checks
  • Prepare negotiation memoranda to explain rationale and methods, prepares expenditure logs, recommends issuing cure or show-cause notices when required, evaluates contractors past performance, documents award process and conducts contract closeout
  • Brief the Contracting Officer (CO) on potential issues arising on contracts, handles protests and other inquiries as required, etc.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • A master’s degree is preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is needed
  • Minimum of three (3) years of related contract management experience is required.
  • Professional-level certification and/or registration is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of contract management practices is required.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Assurance and Quality Control principles as well as  Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other codes/guidelines is required
  • Utilizing and applying computer software including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills; both oral and written
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Have or have the ability to obtain a Clearance or Common Access Card (CAC)
  • The ability to successfully pass a drug screen and a federal background check is mandatory

Work Environment:

  • This position is performed in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment as well as working outside in a job site 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.



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