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Facility Planner/Programmer, Honolulu, HI, US ID #17172


Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.



Cherokee Nation Businesses is seeking management analyst to work as a Facility Programmer to help plan and program future Air Force Military Construction (MILCON) projects throughout the Pacific. This person will also lead the team’s migration from the old data system (ACES) to the Air Force’s NexGen data system, TRIRIGA.


This work includes working closely with mission planners and project engineers to collect data, document requirements (e.g., DD1391), develop programming documents, work with counterparts at other bases and commands, research UFCs (Unified Facilities Criteria), and learn and help train co-workers on new data systems.


Clients include the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), the Air Force Installation Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) Det 2, and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) at Hickam AFB, Hawaii (Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, JBPHH).



Include the following:

  • Develop original programming documents using Business Rules, UFCs, AFIs, and other guidance documents to identify MILCON requirements and submit them for consideration in the Air Force POM and budget processes.
  • Apply best practices to develop DD1391s, advocacy slides, briefings, etc., to articulate to decision makers the importance of the projects and their readiness for execution.
  • Use databases (e.g., ACES, TRIRIGA, BUILDER), cost estimating tools (e.g., PACES), Air Force SharePoint sites, and your network for colleagues at locations throughout the Pacific to research and document project details, track their status, and validate progress.
  • Learn to use TRIRIGA and help train co-workers learn to use this project management data system. Network with other users and SMEs of this system.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required. Travel likely but not required.



  • This is not a supervisory position.



  • At least 5 years of experience in facility programming, preferably for military facilities of similar complexity with US Air Force, Army, Navy, or Marine Corps.
  • Strong data management skills and interest. Experience with facility data systems (e.g., ACES, TRIRIGA, GEOBASE).
  • Experience with planning or executing large DoD repair or construction processes (e.g., SRM or MILCON).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant degree (directly related experience may be substituted for a degree).



  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex technical data and information into DD Form 1391 or similar programming documents.
  • Demonstrated track record of data analysis and ability to work with professionals (e.g., engineers, environmental, contracting, contractors, and end-users) to collect and use data.
  • Understanding of some aspects of the MILCON planning process, such as facility condition assessments, planning charrettes, facility design, construction techniques, acquisition processes (e.g., Design-Bid-Build), etc.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Air Force NACI/SF85 for unescorted access to on-base facilities.
  • Understanding of Air Force “POM” and “President’s Budget” processes is a plus.
  • Air Force Master Planning or Airfield Waivers experience is a plus.



  • Office environment on US military base (recently renovated PACAF HQ building).


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


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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