IT Specialist

secret clearance, LAN, WAN, DOD 8570 IAT Level I Certification
Full Time
$100,000 - $125,000
Travel not required

Job Description

IT Specialist, Hampton, VA

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 


The IT Specialist will provide complete IT support to the 633 CONS Squadron. This support may include working issues associated with software, hardware, peripherals, and/or office equipment. The IT Support Specialist will also ensures Cybersecurity awareness and adherence to regulations and associated policies by all personnel within the Squadron and work closely with 633 CONS IT support team to prioritize and address a wide range of IT issues as they arise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following:

  • Administer information systems
  • Monitor ongoing operation of network systems to ensure hardware and software are functioning properly
  • Identify and promptly resolve network-related problems; troubleshoot hardware, software, Wide Area Network (WAN), and Local Area Network (LAN) problems
  • Promptly respond to user trouble calls relating to hardware, software, and connectivity to minimize disruptions
  • Recommend corrective action to be taken
  • Work with applications programmers and operations personnel to identify problems with applications, operating systems, or hardware that are difficult to pinpoint
  • Develop, manage, and maintain Worldwide Web pages and SharePoint sites
  • Work in conjunction with 633 CONS IT team to develop LAN performance plans/strategies, policies and standard operating procedures
  • Ensure that work progresses to meet required deadlines and respond to adjustments in processing due to changes in priorities; perform account management by giving users the appropriate group, organizational account, and distribution list access
  • Provision and/or de-provision new and separating users; set up and/or relocate hardware (work stations, printers, etc.) as required
  • Provide training and assistance for new computer systems, software, or hardware
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of computer and associated equipment assets
  • Assist with information security; assist in security plans, procedures and training to comply with Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) standards.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will not have supervisory/management authority.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of four (4) of experience in Information Assurance (IA) technology or a closely related area, preferably in a US Air Force, Military or DoD setting
  • Two (2) or four (4) year college degree in an IT related field
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level I certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to obtain Secret level clearance
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to obtain a Clearance or Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screen and federal background check
  • Contractor personnel shall be fully qualified on the standardized theory and operations of networks and information systems evidenced by training degrees, certifications, and experience documented in the resume. Contractor personnel should be a computer systems administrator capable of assisting users with applications or know how to obtain assistance in a timely manner. The contractor must understand the interrelationships and capabilities of other standard off-the-shelf software microcomputer software packages (i.e. MS DOS 6.1 and earlier, MS Win7, Vista, and MS Office). Contractor personnel must be able to work with others on a personable and professional basis to accomplish all tasks while preserving harmony in the work place. Personnel shall exhibit good communication, briefing, customer service, and organizational skills.
  • expected to display a customer service mindset, with a focus on supporting mission

Work Environment:

  • This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment as well as working outside in a job site environment.

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.


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;   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.

For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision, please copy and paste the following link: Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision;

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 to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2021 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.

Dice Id : 91115329
Position Id : 6497
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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