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Scientist III, Silver Springs, MD ID#19025

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. From intelligence and cybersecurity to vulnerability assessment and mission assurance, Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) brings experience and results. Building on a reputation as a dedicated, disciplined and tightly-knit organization, CNSP supports DOD and other federal clients in their critical, strategic and operational programs. CNSP is looking for qualified talent to give our clients the support they deserve and the quality they expect from our team – a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs 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-federal.com.

SUMMARY

Cherokee Federal is looking for an engineer or scientist with experience in meteorological, or related, project management, program management, resource management (budget, personnel), grants management, and knowledge of R2O conventions. (Readiness Levels) is required to support the Office of Weather and Air Quality and the overall effort to accelerate research into operations/applications and provide program support for the Hurricane Supplemental portfolio.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The NOAA Weather Program Office (WPO) supports world-class weather research to save lives, reduce property damage, and enhance the national economy. In pursuit of its vision and mission, WPO works closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) to help develop and transition weather research, including hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, heavy precipitation, and air pollution.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide programmatic support for a combination of physical science and technological fields related to meteorological research and applications. Conducts analyses and produces reports for mission-supporting scientific work. Provides a full suite of support functions, including planning, reviewing work, and executing technical tasks.

 

  • Provide project management support for activities associated with transitioning WPO-supported research to operations (R2O) activities by assisting in the development, review, and approval process of the Research to Operations (R2O) transition plans; and tracking the progress and Readiness Levels (RL) of the transition projects.

 

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in transitioning research into operations, particularly into National Weather Service operations.

 

  • Identify, recommend, and execute new and existing NOAA and WPO policies about R2O to improve R2O efficiency.

 

  • Provide support to plan, coordinate, investigate and provide scientific analysis and offer solutions, if needed, for all internal and external grant-related activities from the preparation of the funding opportunity announcements to the final grant closeouts. Assist with the preparation and publication of the funding announcements.

 

  • Assist with the peer-review process of the Letter of Intent (LOI) and full proposals submitted to the WPO’s programs by documenting, tracking, tallying the review score and rank ordering the requests, and preparing all the necessary documents and spreadsheets for the review process. Prepare all the required forms promptly to satisfy the Grants Management Division’s (GMD) submission requirements for all WPO programs.

 

  • Plan, coordinate, and schedule the progress reviews and assist in monitoring and tracking the progress of the WPO funded grants in NOAA’s Grants Online system.

 

  • Assist in the development, review, and approval process of the Research to Operations (R2O) transition plans; and tracking the progress and Readiness Levels (RL) of the transition projects.

 

  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations, reports, and spreadsheets to WPO’s director and program managers, as requested.

 

 

SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

N/A

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of a MA/MS degree in physical science, engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience interacting with government agencies.
  • Minimum of 2 years of technical writing experience required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.

· Commitment to providing excellent customer service.

· Flexibility and, above all, reliability Experience/skills in setting priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously.

· Proficiency in legislative and regulatory research and the ability to understand the substance on various legislative policy issues.

 

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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WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work site is contained within an office-building environment. Telecommuting allowed.

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. cherokee-federal.com

 

Compliance

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster; https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may e-mail CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision, please copy and paste the following link: Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision; https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2020 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.

 


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