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Commodity Jurisdiction Analyst III– Washington, DC (ID#15728)


Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions provides support services and project support personnel to our Government and industry partners. Our highly skilled experts support and supplement the mission, expertise, and skill sets of our clients. Utilizing our customer-intimate approach, we partner with our clients to provide strategic solutions that maximize the use of human and financial resources to ensure that mission-critical projects are completed on time and within budget.

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The Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, is seeking Commodity Jurisdiction Analyst III candidates. These analyst positions are responsible to review and adjudicate export and import licenses and brokering authorizations; determination of jurisdiction of commodities as defense articles and defense services; compliance and enforcement of the applicable laws and regulations; and the automation of these functions.

Job Description:

Level III works under Intermittent Supervision: The government makes assignments by defining objectives, priorities and deadlines, and assists the contractor with unusual situations that do not have clear objectives. The contractor plans and carries out successive steps and resolves problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, and accepted practices. The government reviews the work for technical adequacy and conformance with practice and policy.

Demonstrates the abilities to perform all of the duties of a Level I and II. In addition, must be able to perform the following duties listed below within the required amount of supervision for consideration at Level III.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

Includes the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • The contractor has no inherently government responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain USG supervisory clearance and/or approval pertaining the position work requirements and/or work products. The contractor shall abide by all State Department, Procurement Information Bulletins (PIB) related to third-party contractor services.
  • Can perform work where guidelines are scarce or of limited use and administrative policies and precedents are applicable but stated in general terms.
  • Uses initiative and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods or researching trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, or proposed new policies.
  • Performs varied duties requiring many different and unrelated processes and methods applied to a broad range of activities or substantial depth of analysis.
  • Makes decisions on the approach, methodology, or interpretation and evaluation processes to be used because of continuing changes in program, technological developments, unknown phenomena, or conflicting requirements.
  • Originates new techniques, establishes criteria, or develops new information.
  • Establishes criteria; formulates projects; assesses program effectiveness; or investigates or analyzes a variety of unusual conditions, problems, or questions.
  • Provides products or services that affect a wide range of agency activities, major activities or industrial concerns, or the operation of other agencies.
  • Works with persons or groups to obtain a desired effect, such as gaining compliance with established policies and regulations by persuasion or negotiation, or gaining information by establishing rapport with a suspicious informant.
  • Presents State Department positions that pertain to regulatory framework and jurisdictional issues to both foreign and domestic industry experts, subject matter experts, and governmental entities to audiences of at least 150.
  • Participates in the drafting, reviewing, and editing of Notices of Inquiry, Proposed, and Final Rules in collaboration with Regulatory and Multilateral Affairs division.
  • Reviews capabilities of novel and current technologies for inclusion or addition to the United States Munitions List.
  • Identify areas for improvement in the ITAR, the Commodity Jurisdiction Determination Form (DS-4076), and USXPORTS; prepare solutions for review by legal and management and add solutions to the department web site via the FAQ vehicle.
  • Maintains the process and performs analysis for Regulatory Review Letters.
  • Reviews and drafts text for General Correspondence that incorporate questions concerning the jurisdiction of commodities.
  • Provides Emerging Technology analysis and develops written products for review by management, DTCC CFIUS, and L/PM, as necessary.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have management authority or supervisory capacity

Education and/or Experience:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in an engineering or scientific field.
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills. The candidate should be prepared to provide writing samples.
  • Very good organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects consistent with established timeframes.
  • Very good ability to synthesize information and develop recommendations for management based on an analysis of the information.
  • Very good judgment and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Very good ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional, courteous manner in diversified situations.
  • 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.
  • May be required to travel within Domestic and/or International


This position is performed primarily in a secured federal office setting.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

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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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