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Job Title: Project Manager/Interior Designer, Washington D.C., US ID#16845 

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.


With more than 60,000 employees, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.  As the world's first full-service border entity, they take a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.


We are seeking a qualified Interior Designer to serve as a project manager overseeing office space build-outs, reconfigurations, and management for the CBP Mission Support Facilities Program Management Office.  This position provides support in management, control, coordination, and execution of projects involving complex and long-term leasing, space acquisition, and/or construction management.  Candidates should be well-rounded, effective communicators able to work independently and meet aggressive deadlines.


  • Develop design strategies for new construction projects and renovation of existing building interiors.
  • Provide architectural and space planning solutions that include preparation of architectural drawings
  • Perform review of design intent drawings
  • Provide project team coordination for finished plans, specifications and material selection required for construction.
  • Produce AutoCAD construction drawings and perform support functions as directed to meet the budget, schedule and project design goals.
  • Collaborate with project team members to ensure compliance with HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and safety, and Agency requirements.
  • Gather project requirements; build estimates, develop schedules, and execute projects.
  • Develop project briefings and presentations for senior management.
  • Maintain and organize project files, invoices, estimates, and vendor information.
  • Investigate and resolve facility construction and renovation issues


This position has no supervisory or management authority


  • 5 years of related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, BS in Architecture or Interior Design desired
  • Experience or familiarity with furniture procurement and installation
  • Experience working as a contractor for federal agencies, specifically Department of Homeland Security desired
  • Experience coordinating the following facility planning requirements:
  • IT
  • Security
  • Furniture procurement and configuration
  • Construction
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with MS Project
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work in a dynamic environment


  • PMP Certification desired
  • Knowledge/experience with various planning concepts to include office hoteling, desk sharing, and team sharing areas


The majority of this work is conducted in an office environment.  Extensive local travel within the National Capital Region will be required to oversee various projects. 


With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

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