Political-Military Specialist, Washington DC

Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC
Washington, Dist. of Columbia
Jul 23, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Political-Military Specialist, Washington, DC

Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) provides a complete line 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.

For more company information, visit our site at: www.cherokee-federal.com

The Political-Military Specialist provides policy and program planning support on complex political and social issues to the Office of Afghanistan Affairs, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide policy and program planning consultations to coworkers and management officials in the Department and the interagency. Develops program implementation goals and milestones. Participates in regular and ad hoc meetings within the Department and the U.S. interagency, and afterwards composes and clears formal, detailed summaries of these meetings.
  • Draft and formulate guidance, talking points, Congressional reports, and other materials for use by posts and bureaus in the policy process. Develops background information, and approaches for presenting policy positions in interagency fora.
  • Coordinate tasks from working groups, develops summaries/evaluations of options, and forges consensus on recommended actions. Represents the Afghanistan Desk in Department-wide and interagency discussions and events.
  • Participate in meetings with agencies of other governments and multilateral organizations to contribute detailed analyses and assessments of alternatives to decision makers.
  • Maintain relationships with other Department bureaus and the Department of Defense to facilitate information sharing, collaboration, and joint planning on regional and national security issues.
  • Perform regular office duties required of all team members, including early morning notes duty on rotation, drafting daily informational and action items for the leadership of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA), and compiling other informational items conveyed to post on a nightly basis.
  • Attend office, team, and program meetings, as required.

Supervisory/Management Authority:
  • T his position does not have management authority or supervisory capacity

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in international law, international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR
  • Bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university that included a combination of courses, with at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR
  • Have 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics / quantitative methods. OR
  • Combination of education and experience where your coursework was equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, (as shown above), PLUS appropriate relevant experience (including experience within or in support of the U.S. military) OR additional education. OR
  • Completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience in one OR more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.
  • Experience providing advice to senior policy officials in the United States or elsewhere, or to senior decision makers within an international organization or non-governmental organization, on complex political and social issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Requires an active TOP SECRET/SCI Security Clearance which can be verified in DISS
  • Three (3) years or more work experience on fragile states, such as on Afghanistan or states in Central Asia or South Asia, with focus on political-military issues, political transitions, conflict prevention, political risk assessment, or similar areas.
  • Familiarity with U.S. military structure and organization and/or multilateral institutions such as NATO engaged in issues of international security.
  • Ability to solve problems and encourage consistent, solid performance.
  • Excellent Communication skills; both oral & written.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, coordinate activities in multiple locations, act decisively in daily work, and work well in a multi-cultural team environment.
  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently to assess priorities and manage daily coordination of details with minimal supervision.
  • Must successfully pass a drug screen and a federal background check as a mandatory condition of employment.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a climate controlled federal office setting

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


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

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