Experimentation & Operational Technical Analyst Specialist

| Arlington, VA, USA
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Join the team who values your skills and expertise. Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) helps federal agencies improve productivity and find innovative solutions. Taking a personalized approach, CNSS offers a complete line of innovative services and consulting to government agencies, including call center, application modernization, data utilization, advanced analytics and IT infrastructure. Your valuable skills can help us give customers the support they deserve and the quality they expect from our team - a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation System 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 cherokee-federal.com.

Experimentation & Operational Technical Analyst Specialist

*Must have an active TS/SCI Clearance, mandatory requirement*


The Experimental & Operational Technical Specialist will provide US Navy Science & Technology (S&T) Technical Services to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global Experimentation and Analysis (E&A) Department Head.


Includes the following:

  • Performs the technical evaluation and analysis required to enable the government E&A leadership team to make highly informed management decisions regarding the Program's S&T investments.
  • Develops and executes the Data Collection and Analysis Plan (DCAP) for all Technology Operational Experimentation Events (TOEE) Key Perforce Parameters (KPP's).
  • Develops mathematical models to compare and assess technology performance in operational scenarios.
  • Conducts technical evaluation and cost/benefit analysis of proposed E&A technology.
  • Conducts technical analysis, in conjunction with input from NRE program officers and science advisors, to identify, and determine the percentage of E&A priorities that are in alignment with Naval S&T focus areas.
  • Conducts technical analysis to identify and validate future E&A technology needs that no longer aligns with the strategic guidance from the NRE leadership.
  • Represents, and presents E&A project data, at Program Officer Portfolio Reviews and NRE Technical Exchange Sessions.
  • Represents the E&A Team project priorities, at planning sessions, ONR-G team meetings, and other NRE meeting requiring E&A representation.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Will not have supervisory or management authority.


  • Master's Degree (MS) from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, material, or industrial engineering or a closely related technical field in engineering and physical sciences and ten plus (10+) years of experience in Science and Technology Development.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Experimentation Planning and Operations Research methods to include Data Collection and Analysis Plan (DCAP), Modeling and Simulation, Wargaming, Technology Innovation Games (TIG), and other analytical methods to provide decision support to leadership for S&T investments.
  • Ability to produce technical execution reports and reports on technical progress of S&T portfolio and update collaboration sites as necessary.
  • Must have an active TS/SCI Clearance.
  • Proficiency with commercial office productivity software packages; at a minimum, Microsoft Office 365 (specifically, Word, Power Point, Outlook, SharePoint Online, Teams and Excel).
  • An active US Passport for occasional travel (OCONUS to UK)
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written.
  • Must successfully pass a drug screen and federal background check as a condition of employment.
  • Cherokee Federal has suspended it's COVID mandate. However, it's important to note that Cherokee Federal employees are included as covered employees in U.S. Presidential Executive Order 14042, which mandates Covid vaccines for federal contractors. Executive Order 14042 is currently not subject to enforcement by the Federal government. Therefore, Cherokee Federal has suspended application of the mandate and continues to monitor the government's guidance on administration of any vaccine requirement.


  • Work is performed primarily in a climate-controlled office environment.


Cherokee Federal is a collective group of subsidiary companies of Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB). CNB is 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 cherokee-federal.com to learn why you should join our team!


Cherokee Federal is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, union affiliation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We conform to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations governing all aspects of the relationship between the Company and its employees, including, but not limited to, recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, wages and salary administration, employee benefits, and application of policies. The policies and principles of EEO also apply to the selection and treatment of independent contractors, personnel working on our premises who are employed by temporary agencies and any other persons or firms doing business for or with the Company



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Cherokee Nation Businesses operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Tulsa, OK. Cherokee Nation Businesses was founded in 2004. It has 1276 total employees. To see all 109 open jobs at Cherokee Nation Businesses, click here.
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