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Cherokee Nation System Solution (CNSS) a part of the Cherokee Federal group of companies, provides complete lines of innovative services, consulting and products to government agencies, including application modernization, data utilization and advanced analytics, Geospatial, GIS and remote sensing, information technology infrastructure, program professional services and scientific and research capabilities. CNSS offers an extensive selection of quality services and products at competitive prices. Additionally, CNSS collaborates with partners nationwide to provide even the most complex services to clients.

CNSS is looking for a Project Manager to support an opportunity at the US Census Bureau. Cherokee Nation Systems Solutions (CNSS) is looking for a Project Manager to join our Census team supporting the 2020 Census Bureau budget for the Information Technology (IT) Directorate. This position will be fast paced, challenging, and constantly changing as we support the ramp up to the 2020 Census. This position will be responsible for responding to data calls, developing relationships with customers, and working with customers to develop budget requirements.

This position will support building out the strategy for the Census Bureau. Our clients are open to ideas and seek expertise for laying out this strategy and, ultimately, implementing this for the Bureau. This is a great opportunity to grow your PM expertise and help to implement real change.

The Census Bureau is located directly off the Metro line and also has free parking. It is a reverse commute (against traffic) for most people living in VA and DC and is an easy commute from many places in MD.


Includes the following:

  • Directs the planning and management of single or multiple projects and retains overall responsibility for performance including cost, schedule, deliverables and contractual compliance.
  • Responsible for overall success of the project/projects and ensures goals and standards are successfully implemented.
  • Serves as the senior liaison to government and outside representatives and coordinates activities of support personnel.
  • Shall oversee and manage the task areas operations, Contractor staff performance.
  • Serve as the primary point(s) of contact (POC) for the Government for operational and task area-related questions, and bear ultimate responsibility for the seven (7) task areas deliverables.
  • Document areas for improvement, process improvement resolutions, and follow up actions on a yearly basis and provide to COR and TPOC.
  • Prepare and update the Quality Management Plan (QMP), which will govern approach and processes for meeting Quality Control (QC) requirements.
  • Notify COR and CO of any potential conflicts of interest.
  • Attend Monthly Meeting with the Government to discuss ongoing and upcoming actions and milestones, deliverables (such as the Monthly Status Report, invoices, etc.), and clarify requirements as needed.
  • Prepare, sign, and deliver, to the COR, a Monthly Status Report (MSR) of all work assignments, as well as budget performance for prior, current, and future year by task areas
  • Ensure that labor and material costs are correctly associated with each CLIN and task area, reported correctly in monthly reports, supported by invoice details, and correctly invoiced
  • Monitor performance dates, acceptance criteria, and funding.


This position will have supervisory and management authority


  • Candidates must be US citizens
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance, business administration, or project management
  • PMP certification, preferred.
  • 8+ years of management experience
  • Experience interfacing with clients
  • Budget experience
  • Developing


  • Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to closely coordinate contract administration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Federal contracting regulations and acquisition administration in a Federal environment
  • Ability to analyze a problem analytically and develop recommendations
  • Ability to clearly communicate with multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of methods and tools used to standing up and supporting a project office providing planning and control support, project management (PM) methodology, PM career development support and training, lessons learned support, support linking projects to strategic goals, project audit and review support, identification of best practices and tools, and project resources
  • Understanding of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and performance.


The work environment will be in a controlled office environment in a secured US government federal facility.


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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