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Defense Trade Analyst Level I, Washington, DC, US ID#16969


Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions (CNMS) is committed to delivering innovative solutions to solve its clients’ toughest problems, whether it be in the next state or around the world. CNMS utilizes the most qualified teams to support each client’s mission, providing responsive, strategic and innovative paths forward. CNMS makes it a priority to build personal, business relationships with each client and to consistently go above and beyond their expectations.

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Job Description:

Level I works under Direct Supervision:?The government provides contractor specific instructions on all assignments. The government reviews all work for completeness and accuracy, or the contractor performs tasks, which has inherent checks built into the nature of the work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The contractor has no inherently government responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain USG supervisory clearance and/or approval pertaining the position work requirements and/or work products. The contractor shall abide by all State Department, Procurement Information Bulletins (PIB) related to third-party contractor services.
  • Reviews proposed munitions export requests for commodities and services which are not new, are covered by well established, directly applicable precedents, and other information readily available in office files, references, and records.
  • Identifies pertinent legal, policy, regulatory, and procedural considerations related to applications within a commodity category assigned to him/her (e.g., military electronics, arms and ammunition, aircraft, tanks, naval vessels, radar and missiles).
  • Collects and analyzes data and information supplied by applicants and confirms and determines relevance of precedent cases.
  • Elicits recommendations concerning the proposed transaction from all concerned agencies (e.g., DOD, NASA, and Energy) and pertinent bureaus within the Department of State, as appropriate, on the technical and policy implications thereof.
  • Recommends to a sister office within the Directorate certain cases, which in his/her judgment require checks with the U.S. Embassy in the destination country to determine the validity of the transaction.
  • On routine cases, the incumbent provides final recommendations on whether to approve, return without action, or deny license applications.
  • Responds to routine telephone and email inquiries from applicants on individual cases prior to submission, as well as during the review process.
  • Provides to applicants or other U.S. Government agencies guidance on export policy and administrative practices.
  • Drafts and coordinates, as necessary, emails, memoranda, and other communications on matters relating to his/her responsibilities.
  • Acquires, through review of current world events, technical journals, etc., knowledge in foreign policy, industrial and technological advances as related to his/her assigned responsibilities.

Supervisory/Management Authority:


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree or combination of education and experience with AECA and ITAR regulatory experience.
  • Strong customer-service focused skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and partnering skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills. The government may require writing samples.
  • Strong computer skills to include use of Microsoft Office Suites.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, interpret and apply regulatory material in the process of evaluating license applications and taking final action on specific requests.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with short-fused actions, meet deadlines; manage time, distribute responsibilities, and achieve milestones and deliverables.
  • Has working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to: telephones, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, printers, and computers.
  • Has working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to: telephones, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, printers, and computers.
  • May be required to travel within Domestic and/or International

Work Environment:        

Controlled climate office environment

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 may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and may need to 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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