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Federal Realty Specialist, Bethesda, MD, US ID #17757


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.



The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.


The Real Estate Contract Branch (RECB) has GSA delegated responsibility for the NIH lease portfolio exceeding 6 million square feet of leasehold space, and easements/right-of-way/license agreements, and purchase and disposal of real property, and is a primary stakeholder for all non-governmental owned real property.


We are seeking a Realty Specialist to provide realty lease administration support services on-site to aid the RECB in completing its overall operational goals.



  • Prepare unilateral contract modifications for recurring cost as found in the lease, de-obligations, contract close out and sending contract modification to Contracting Officer for approval
  • Supply and ensure document management and associated documents are complete per the lease index and/or Local Operating Procedure including hard copy and electronic files and contract close out
  • Conduct market research; trending analysis; analytical and fact gathering data; create and support advanced Excel spreadsheets, pivot tables; risk analysis; track acquisition and project milestones, acquisition schedules and prepare PowerPoint presentations
  • Perform contract reconciliations including CPI adjustments, taxes/utilities, and operating expense and/or rent escalations
  • Responsible for documents related to FOIAs, data calls, audits, acquisition planning, delegation requests and Justifications of Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC)
  • Provide work projects and documents to reflect minutes of meetings with internal and/or external stakeholders are correct, action items concise, milestone dates set up and after action items tracked
  • Perform QA/QC measures on real property and lease documentation



This position has no supervisory or management authority



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or other related business discipline is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of federal real estate experience to include execution and management of leases, invoices, and real property portfolio management are a minimum requirement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of leasing experience is required and knowledge of federal government leasing acquisition process (GSA) is required.
  • Advanced skills in all Microsoft Office Suite and related Microsoft business products including: Microsoft Excel, Word, and SharePoint.
  • Strong communications skills, oral and accurately in Microsoft Word
  • Strong Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to obtain a public trust clearance, background check and drug screen




Office work exclusively with no travel 




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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