Program Operations Policy SME

Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC
Falls Church, VA
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
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 SUMMARYProvide programmatic and technical support in five major areas: professional consultative services, management studies, data analysis, preparation of responses, reports, documents and correspondences, meeting support and policy development/communication/education.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESIncludes the following:The Contractor shall provide management of studies, analysis, response preparation, meeting support and policy development for Health Services Policy and Oversight (HSP). Provides direct Senior Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Expert Writing support services to the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (HA) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for HSP Engage and communicate (written and verbally) with senior executive leaders within the MHS governance structure on a regular basis; produce senior executive level correspondence using Microsoft Office Suite Provide direct support to key government leaders for task execution and management including scheduling meetings, coordinating travel, logistics, preparing agendas and meeting minutes, tracking action items and due outs, collecting and preparing read-aheads, developing executive action/decision packages, as well as action memos, memorandums of support or agreement, standard operating procedures or manuals, and/or DoD or HA/DHA issuances. Coordinate and manage project tasks to ensure project delivery within allotted timelines. Develop high-level performance-based analytical reports to provide recommendations on program effectiveness and support to research and responses to government officials. Provide research, analytical and administrative support to include ongoing evidence-based analytical, research and evaluation methods and outcomes research. Provide support in the development of HSP oversight structure, to include risk assessment, prioritization of programs for oversight, and developing clear milestones and metrics for oversight. Assist in collection, summarization, analysis, or reporting of Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) HA/HSP health policy needs, goals, objectives, initiatives, and plans; program evaluation and reporting data. Provide support to directors to oversee policy implementation; ensure programs are consistently implemented; and to conduct assurance activities and investigation. SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITYNone.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEMaster's degree is required; an MHA, MBA, or Masters in a Healthcare related field is highly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a healthcare or health policy related Ph.D., MD, DO, or equivalent graduate degree. Background in Health Policy is required. Defense Health Agency experience is highly preferred. Ten or more years of experience in healthcare administration or operations supporting the Federal Government or Department of Defense. Experience using Task Management Tool (TMT) or similar task tracking program preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESDemonstrated ability to conduct effective technical presentations to client management and professional/tactful coordination with a variety of project stakeholders. Ability to provide risk assessment, prioritization of programs, milestones, and metrics. Ability to collection, summarize and provide analysis, of health policy needs, goals, objectives, initiatives, and plans, program evaluation and reporting data. Ability to assess program effectiveness, health policy, and current and potential organizational structure to improve operational efficiencies, and processes. Ability to handle multiple policies and programs under HSP responsibility. This support would be for maintaining, tracking, verifying and creating reports that directors and leadership use to assess effectiveness of HA policy. Skill in overseeing policy implementation. Ensure programs are implemented consistently and assurance activities and investigations are conducted. Ability to multitask and meet aggressive deadlines. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to support high-level meetings to include scheduling/coordination and preparing associated documents. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Strong quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills. US Citizenship and DoD government security clearance NACI required. Secret clearance preferred. Ability to successfully pass a drug screen and a federal background check is mandatory. WORK ENVIRONMENTOffice setting and telework eligible. Pursuant to US Presidential Executive Order 14042, Cherokee Federal is now requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8th. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (ie, Moderna or Pfizer) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (ie, Johnson & Johnson). As a prospective employee, you will fall under this requirement and proof of vaccination will be needed for on-boarding, should you be selected. When you originally applied to our position posting, this necessity may not have yet been implemented. Limited exemptions for religious or medical reasons will be considered. TEMPORARY NOTE: On Tuesday, Dec. 7, a federal judge issued an injunction blocking President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors (EO 14042). 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. ABOUT THE TEAMCherokee 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!ComplianceApplicants 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: 2021 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at .Please do not send email for job application follow-up or staffing advertisement/request pertaining to recruiting as this email box is not for resumes or job applications.#LI-AA1#CNSP #CherokeeFederal

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