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Physical Security Specialist I – Program Analyst (ID# 14576)

Physical Security Specialist I (Program Analyst) Arlington, VA  –   (ID# 14636)

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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CNSP is looking for a Physical Security Specialist I (Program Analyst) to work within the Office of Physical Security Programs or any subordinate Division. This position provides dedicated analytical, logistical and information tracking within a geographic region or project center in support of the section.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Insure the smooth and effective tracking of tasks within their sections, and the division as a whole
  • Document editing that includes grammatical mistakes, contextual errors, and ensure all written products strictly conform to the Bureau and Department templates
  • Receiving physical design documents, logging projects into the Design Review Tracker and sending out review request to various DS offices
  • Receive and upload review comments into a design review tracking application as well as “back check” the comments once final responses are received, in order to ensure open issues are fully resolved then draft correspondence memorandum to other offices for project certification
  • Review incoming funding request cables for errors, accounting mistakes and improper funding codes.
  • Responsible for monitoring the progress of the request to include maintaining the Funding Request Tracker, notifying the assigned Regional Coordinators for action and ensure requests are fully completed within established business standards
  • Will be drafting, reviewing and editing written products within their assigned a section, including Ambassadorial Briefing Papers, Waiver/Exception Requests, Action Memos, Informational Memos, Score Cards, and miscellaneous cables often while adhering to short deadlines
  • Review and edit all Physical Security Surveys to insure that there are no formatting errors, grammatical mistakes, or missing content from Post before they reach the Regional Coordinator for their review
  • Responsible for communicating with Posts when the surveys are missing required content, and for passing the survey to the Regional Coordinator for their review.
  • Provide dedicated support for a variety of informational taskers, researching PSP databases to generate useful information for reports that are often received by senior management within the Department
  • Learn to operate the Department’s tasker system and provide support to various Working Groups, organizing the meetings, recording minutes, and tracking issues
  • Compile the data from various tracking applications in order provide a useful analysis to decision makers on their section’s accomplishments during the periodic quarter

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required
  • Four to five years of direct related experience in federal setting may be considered
  • Experience in basic data analysis, statistical analysis and demonstrated attention to detail;
  • Experience in basic budgetary accounting procedures and recordkeeping;
  • Experience drafting policy, procedures, memos, cables, and preparing reports for executives for decision making with minimal editing required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Possess a minimum of a SECRET clearance
  • Excellent research skills
  • Organized, self-starter who has demonstrated they are internally motivated, take ownership of their program, can work well independently or with a team, and with minimal supervision;
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Suite to include Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint programs.
  • Ability to multi-tasking, strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills are required
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screen and federal background check

Work Environment:

  • This position is performed in a secured federal office setting

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!

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

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 email “[email protected]” 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

We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of 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: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “[email protected]” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.

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