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Cyber Operations Specialist,Ft. Belvoir, VA US ID# 17779

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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The Cyber Operations Specialist is an integral member of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency- Joint Mission Assurance Assessment (DTRA JMAA) Team.  As such, they conduct technical communication vulnerability assessments of computer networks, telecommunications, Industrial Control systems, radio, wireless, satellite communication systems, and other cutting edge technologies on installations world-wide that directly support  Mission Assurance and Defense Critical Infrastructure Programs essential to the execution of strategic level missions.




  • Assessing communications infrastructure that support installations video, radio, electronic security systems, and voice/data networks
  • Reviewing Communication plans, Defense Continuity Plans, and other associated plans and provide feedback to improve the documents.
  • Evaluating and making recommendations for DoD installations on achievable means of enhancing the communications networks andor systems to ensure local distribution networks and supporting off-site commercial facilities have the capacity, survivability, reliability, and security to support the mission.
  • Evaluating and making recommendations on secure and/or non-secure high speed digital data transmission, government satellite services, high frequency radio, long-haul military and commercial radio, telephone, voice frequency circuitry, wireless, facsimile, video, and computer network inter-switch trunks.
  • Performing single-point critical node analysis of an installation’s telecommunications, other communications systems, computer networks including supporting infrastructure (power, ventilation, fuel, fire protection etc.). Provide recommendations to reduce or mitigate system vulnerabilities due to terrorist, manmade and natural incidents.
  • Identifying threats/hazards that could affect the mission’s communications architecture and using this data to assess the vulnerability and risk to these assets.
  • Preparing Assessment Team Reports based upon vulnerabilities observed during the assessment.
  • Conducting other assessment areas defined by the Subject Matter Expert Benchmark matrix



This position will not have supervisory authority.



  • Top Secret/SCI Clearance preferred
  • Secret Required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred




  • Possess a thorough understanding of the Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN).
  • Work experience as a network administrator, IT management/consulting, assessing IT, or installation of IT related systems.
  • In depth knowledge of newest information technology threats.
  • Understanding of the methodologies used to conduct vulnerability scans.
  • Knowledge of Information Assurance, Mission Assurance levels associated with DoD IT Systems.
  • Understanding of the Information Conditions.
  • Knowledge of CyberSecurity practices and threats.
  • Knowledge of the DoD Risk Management Framework.
  • Ability to evaluate communications architecture and identify single points of failure.
  • Knowledge of risk management concepts employed by DoD or Department of Homeland Defense
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis with a team of talented assessors.



The duties of this position are primarily performed in a climate controlled office environment at Fort Belvoir. DTRA is a dynamic organization with an unparalleled team of professionals and work culture.  Travel and overnight stay often required.


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.

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; and

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