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Deputy Project Manager – Tyndall AFB, FL, US  (ID# 17127)

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 Federal, 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 Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC), headquartered in San Antonio, TX, is responsible for providing responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services. AFCEC’s missions include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, real property management, energy support, environmental compliance and restoration, asset management lifecycle support, and audit assertions, acquisition and program management.

CNSP is looking for a Deputy Project Manager with a diverse background and knowledge of Civil Engineering, programming, design and construction, as well as project reviews and scope validation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following:

  • Act as a liaison with clients at Tyndall AFB
  • Provide lifecycle analysis to build and maintain infrastructure using asset management principles
  • Assist and train the client at multiple locations in making investment decisions related to the repair, long term sustainment and routine maintenance of fixed facilities and infrastructure
  • Support the client by reviewing programming, design and construction related documents to validate scope and help prioritize the Air Force Master List
  • Pull and manipulate data to support client’s programs, correspondence and briefings
  • Ensure that our on-site staff retains a level of integration horizontally and vertically with the AFCEC staff at Tyndall AFB and Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB
  • Knowledgeable of all coworker’s skill sets
  • Provide technical knowledge to coworkers as needed
  • Assist the client in making investment decisions related to the repair, long term sustainment and routine maintenance of electrical systems and utilities
  • Perform other job related duties as required

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Math or Math heavy sciences, or related fields
    • (Substitutions can be made based on language in OASIS Basic Contract)
  • Minimum of five years of engineering experience in requirements identification, planning, design, construction and/or facility maintenance
  • Experience in structural design for vertical facilities, including buildings and support structures
  • Experience within Department of Defense Agencies or the uniformed services is desired


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Experience in leading others to achieve established goals and timelines
  • Ability to work independently to accomplish both broadly described and narrowly proscribed work
  • Ability to assist with tracking key performance indicators and other reliability data to assist in aligning with Air Force’s goals
  • Ability to work independently to achieve both broadly described and narrowly proscribed work outcomes
  • Experience in organizing and gathering project data, conducting analysis, preparing reports, and providing recommendations to clients
  • Experience utilizing and applying computer software including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of cost estimation techniques and software related to vertical facilities (knowledge of PAVER and BUILDER a plus)
  • Experience in organizing and gathering project data, conducting analysis, preparing reports, and providing recommendations to clients
  • Air Force Programming experience is a plus, but not required
  • General Air Force work experience a plus, but not required
  • Experience with pivot tables and data analysis
  • Experience utilizing and applying Automated Data Processing (ADP) Systems used by the Air Force
  • Experience within Department of Defense Agencies or the uniformed services
  • Air Force experience a plus but not required
  • Professional registration is a plus but not required
  • Security clearance is a plus but not required
  • US citizenship required

Work Environment:

  • Client site at Tyndall AFB, FL
  • Majority of time this position is performed in a secured federal office setting on a military base
  • Work as an individual and as a team member to support client’s programs, correspondence and briefings through data mining and data analysis
  • Travel is required for up to 25% of the time to assess built infrastructure as a member of a team and to provide training to Air Force installations across the globe

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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