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Grant Management Specialist III, Atlanta, GA, US, ID# 18514

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions (CNOS) provides professional services and innovative products to federal and commercial clients. CNOS helps you make the most of your skills by taking a personalized approach to solving clients' toughest challenges. This approach gives customers the support they deserve and the quality they expect from a team that can handle every detail a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions is part of Cherokee Federal – 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. For more information, visit


Cherokee Operational Solutions is looking for a Grant Management Specialist III who will support the overall operational objectives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Financial Services, Office of Grants Services.


Includes the following:

  1. Perform grant/cooperative agreement pre-award functions such as planning with sponsoring program offices, reviewing and providing comments on draft funding opportunity announcements, reviewing grantee applications, participating in objective review panels, conducting budget discussions with grantees, preparing pre-award and award documents, and providing advice and assistance to CIO program officials and applicants on the grant/cooperative agreement award process.
    1. New grant awards, completed within 30 days from receipt of funding package.
    2. Continuation and supplemental awards, completed within 30 days from receipt of funding package.
  2. Perform grant/cooperative agreement post-award functions such as processing continuations, supplemental requests, carryover requests, redirections, lifting restrictions, administrative actions, etc.  Monitor and review progress reports, financial status reports, and annual audits.
    1. Post-award actions (carryovers, redirections, lifting restrictions, etc.) completed within 30 days from assignment.
  3. Perform the full range of closeout functions for expired awards.
  4. Independently research applicable regulations, policies, and guidance documents for grants management issues (pre-award, post-award, allowable costs, audits, etc.).
  5. Provide advice and assistance to program officials and grantees on grant/cooperative agreement administration issues.
  6. Attend meetings associated with assigned grants/cooperative agreements. Attend meetings/trainings associated with grants management responsibilities.
  7. Respond to data calls, email, telephone, and written communication promptly. Respond to email and telephonic inquires promptly and within a reasonable period of time. Respond to written communication with 3 business days.
  8. Perform various day-to-day administrative clerical duties as required in support of the grants/CoAgs, closeout and subcontracts functions including the maintenance of files, generation of required correspondence and special projects as assigned of the Agency.
  9. Gather, compile, copy, organize, and file grantee files, including accounting and financial data. Follow established procedures for cataloging, storing, and retrieving material.


No supervisory or management authority.


Bachelors with 3 years’ experience in Grant management. Completion of a formal grants management training program certificate strongly preferred.


  • Familiarity with Grants Solutions and Grants Management Module.
  • Plain Language writing experience preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to coordinate and perform multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Previous experience with CDC programs, policies, and procedures highly desired.


Work is conducted in a climate controlled office environment.  The environment may require prolonged sitting, prolonged standing, and light lifting up to 20 lbs.


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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