Cherokee Federal

Defense Trade Analyst Level I - Washington, DC

Full Time   Secret Clearance   Travel

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Defense Trade Analyst Level I, Washington, DC 20520. May be required to travel within Domestic and/or International.
***Top Secret Clearance Required***

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions (CNMS) is a solutions-driven global powerhouse that assists customers who need technical and professional teams, cross-border program coordination, call center management and facilities support. CNMS hires people who help us give customers the support they deserve and the quality they expect from our team – a team of experts, like you.
Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions 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
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PM-DDTC is responsible for Ensuring commercial exports of defense articles and defense services advance U.S. national security and foreign policy objective. This responsibility involves the review and adjudication of export and import licenses and brokering authorizations. The Defense Trade Analyst I will provide support in the review and adjudication of all transfers of U.S. defense articles or services to foreign persons.

Essential Duties and Requirements

Includes the following:
Reviews proposed munitions export requests for commodities and services which are not new, are covered by well established, directly applicable precedents, and other information readily available in office files, references, and records.
Identifies pertinent legal, policy, regulatory, and procedural considerations related to applications within a commodity category assigned to him/her (e.g., military electronics, arms and ammunition, aircraft, tanks, naval vessels, radar and missiles).
Collects and analyzes data and information supplied by applicants and confirms and determines relevance of precedent cases.
Elicits recommendations concerning the proposed transaction from all concerned agencies (e.g., DOD, NASA, and Energy) and pertinent bureaus within the Department of State, as appropriate, on the technical and policy implications thereof.
Recommends to a sister office within the Directorate certain cases, which in his/her judgment require checks with the U.S. Embassy in the destination country to determine the validity of the transaction.
On routine cases, the incumbent provides final recommendations on whether to approve, return without action, or deny license applications.
Responds to routine telephone and email inquiries from applicants on individual cases prior to submission, as well as during the review process.
Provides to applicants or other U.S. Government agencies guidance on export policy and administrative practices.
Drafts and coordinates, as necessary, emails, memoranda, and other communications on matters relating to his/her responsibilities.
Acquires, through review of current world events, technical journals, etc., knowledge in foreign policy, industrial and technological advances as related to his/her assigned responsibilities.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree.
Experience with Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations required.
Experience with supporting the adjudication of US Defense Articles required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Active SECRET Clearance.
Successfully pass a federal background check and a drug screen
Strong customer-service focused skills.
Strong interpersonal and partnering skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills. The government may require writing samples.
Strong computer skills to include use of Microsoft Office Suites.
Demonstrated ability to research, interpret and apply regulatory material in the process of evaluating license applications and taking final action on specific requests.
Demonstrated ability to work with short-fused actions, meet deadlines; manage time, distribute responsibilities, and achieve milestones and deliverables.
Has working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to: telephones, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, printers, and computers.
Has working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to: telephones, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, printers, and computers.

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.

Work Environment
Work will be performed in a climate-controlled office environment.
May be required to travel within Domestic and/or International

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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 U.S. 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 U.S. territories.
Why Cherokee Federal? Visit to learn why you should join our team!

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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Defense Trade Analyst Level I - Washington, DC