Contracting Program Manager, ARF

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Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC
Washington, DC
Jul 26, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Full Time
Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation 3S (CN3S) provides support, services and solutions to federal and commercial customers. CN3S takes a personalized approach to solving clients' toughest challenges, helping you make the most of your skills. 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 3S 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*Active Secret clearance required* SUMMARY Contracting Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of program performance with a specific client and contract. Provides overall direction to all project level activities and personnel for that contract. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Includes the following: Manages the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) portfolio, which includes drafting briefing papers, liaising with Department of State, interagency, and foreign interlocuters, overseeing logistics for ARF meetings and workshops. Works with EAP/MLA's Foreign Assistance (FA) Unit to develop and manage ARF programs and workshops to advance US strategic objectives and support the ASEAN outlook. This includes coordinating with the FA Unit on program design and metrics, and to support travel of experts or participants for EAP/MLA programs and the preparation and implementation of grant/contract commitment mechanisms for all EAP/MLA-managed ARF programs, whether in the region or in the United States. As a member of the ASEAN team, supports EAP/MLA's ASEAN team as a back-up for the Deputy ASEAN Affairs Officer and assists with preparation for US-ASEAN and East Asia Summit ministerials and summit. Creates regular opportunities for MLA staff to share best practices, ideas, suggestions, or other knowledge on outcomes from programming and ensures those are incorporated into future program design. Conforms to all United States Government rules, regulations, and policies. Up to 50% CONUS and OCONUS travel may be required. Other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY Lead and/or guide the work of other employees. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE BA degree. Two (2) years of experience with government management policies and procedures, government accounting and reporting, contracting and procurement, and restrictions on programming stemming from Congressional provisions (or equivalent). Three (3) years of experience in the development and implementation of foreign assistance capacity-building programs, multi-tasking complex projects and processes, requiring interpersonal and customer service, writing, analytic, problem-solving, and computer skills experience (or equivalent). Project Management Professional (PMP) certification suggested but not required KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Basic knowledge of Department of State procedures. Effectively support the office in the drafting briefing papers, supporting special events (ie. summits and ministerials), and the design and implementation of ARF program goals, objectives, outputs, and program-level performance measurement systems, including results frameworks, providing inputs into the monitoring and evaluation planning. Ability to obtain and maintain a suitable security clearance and DoS badge. Ability to manage implementation of multi-country development- and policy-focused programs. Ability to communicate and work cooperatively and effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders including but not limited to other Department Bureaus, other US agencies, Embassies and USAID Missions in the region, Congress, foreign interlocuters and other partners. Shall be familiar with government budget processes. Upon entry to MLA, and in discussion with office leadership, shall obtain any additional outstanding certifications as required. Successfully pass a federal background check and a drug screen Must have active secret clearance and maintain required clearance level On Tuesday, Dec. 7, a federal judge issued an injunction blocking President Joe Biden's COVID 19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors. Cherokee Federal is monitoring the court case and awaiting a final ruling. As a result of the injunction, Cherokee Federal is halting the enforcement of the mandate, however, if the injunction is lifted and the mandate remains, Cherokee Federal must reenact its vaccine requirement. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is primarily performed in a climate-controlled office environment. ABOUT THE TEAM Cherokee Federal is a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the US As a trusted partner, the Cherokee Federal team of companies manages nearly 2,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, engineering and manufacturing and mission solutions portfolios - ranging from advanced data analytics and telehealth to cybersecurity, cloud and logistics.Since 2012, our team of companies has won $6 billion in government contracts and completed more than 5,300 federal missions. Our 3,600+ employees work in 20+ countries, 50 states and 2 US territories.Why Cherokee Federal? Visit to learn why you should join our team! COMPLIANCE Applicants selected will be subject to a US 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 and we prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status or for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing compensation.. 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: and 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 for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status. Please do not send email request pertaining to recruiting as this email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications. For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision, please copy and paste the following link: 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 Tuesdays - Thursdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm CST to make applicable Affirmative Action Plans accessible. Please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2022 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at #CN3S #cherokeefederal #LI-CW2

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