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Grant Management Specialist I,  Washington, DC, US ID#17790

***Requires an active Secret Level Security Clearance***

Candidates without a current secret level clearance will not be considered.

Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions provides support services and project support personnel to our Government and industry partners. Our highly skilled experts support and supplement the mission, expertise, and skill sets of our clients. Utilizing our customer-intimate approach, we partner with our clients to provide strategic solutions that maximize the use of human and financial resources to ensure that mission-critical projects are completed on time and within budget. 

The purpose of this task order is to assist the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration with the administration of 800 grants, cooperative agreements, and voluntary contributions.  For each of the selected Grants/Cooperative Agreements/Voluntary Contributions, the contractor will follow established office, bureau, Department of State, and Federal policies, regulations, and procedures in preparing pre-award and post-award documentation for warranted grant officers.
The Grant Management Specialist I will work to ensure efficient and accurate communication, budget negotiation and documentation, and the development and management of grants, cooperative agreements, and voluntary contributions.

Includes the following:

  • Work primarily with the Grants Officers (GOs) and Project Officers (POs) to ensure efficient and accurate communication with grantees, including setting up and organizing meetings between GOs, POs, and grantees, as well as, communicating with the grantee during the pre-award, post-award, and closeout phases on behalf of POs and GOs, as directed;
  • Support the award facilitation process by providing timely and effective budget negotiation services and award (or amendment) documentation preparation;
  • Assist GOs and POs with the development and management of awards incorporating goals and evaluation schedules;
  • Assist GOs and POs in executing all award actions, which includes facilitating grantees access to the SAMS Domestic System, facilitating grantees travel and payment authorizations, and providing support for award file documentation and the award closeout process
  • Perform final review of completed awards, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances, and processing close-outs.


No supervisory or management authority.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study Experience in Grant management, either with the U.S. Government or an implementer, is preferred.


  • Exceptional analytical skills and problem solving capabilities.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

  • High caliber written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient in time and resource management.

  • Expert knowledge of computer software such as Adobe, Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Publisher). 

  • Knowledge of USG grant regulations and polices

  • Knowledge of financial methods, procedures, and practices to access the financial stability of recipients of Federal grants or cooperative agreements

  • Demonstrated experience (at least 4 years) in the management of Federal assistance grants and cooperative agreements

  • Experience and ease with use of computer software suites such as Microsoft

  • Process payments, track closeouts

  • Ensure tasks are completed in the timeframe specified

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a suitable security clearance and DoS badge


Work will be performed in a climate controlled office setting.

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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