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Job Title:  General Engineer – FORT BELVOIR VA, US ID# 16898



Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) offers federal, state and local agencies a wide range of intelligence, cyber operations and warfighter support services. CNSP focuses on quality performance in the collection and analysis of data, dissemination of useful information, and actionable real-world support to the intelligence and warfighter communities. Services offered by Cherokee Nation Applicants Strategic Programs apply to all national security communities including federal, state and local intelligence communities, the military and law enforcement agencies.


CNSP is seeking an Engineer to assist the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Mission Assurance Department in accomplishing scheduled Joint Mission Assurance Assessments (JMAA). DTRA is the official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction. DTRA's main functions are threat reduction, threat control, combat support, and technology development.  The General Engineer will conduct installation infrastructure vulnerability assessments of water, wastewater, electricity, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), petroleum products, fire protection infrastructure, generators, and natural gas systems that directly support the Mission Assurance Programs on DoD installations.




  • Assess the water system vulnerability assessment and fire risk management surveys conducted by the installation.
  • Conduct Structural Engineering vulnerability assessment of perimeter, Access Control Points, facility standoff, facility protection in support to the Mission Assurance
  • Conducting vulnerability assessments of the above utilities to identify single points or lines of failure to terrorist attacks, insider actions, or natural disasters.
  • Surveying HVAC systems for ground level air intakes and shut down switches.
  • Assessing the supporting infrastructure for critical assets, including communication hubs and command and control facilities.
  • Assessing fire protection infrastructure for adequacy to protect critical assets and primary gathering buildings.
  • Assessing lightning protection and preliminary Electromagnetic Pulse protection/requirement for critical facilities.
  • Assessing existing facilities, future facilities and all other planned facilities considering standoff requirements IAW Unified Facility Criteria, CCMD OPORDS and related DoD documents.
  • Reviewing protection-related documents including; AT Construction Annex, Barrier Plans, and related Annexes.
  • Identifying probably natural hazards that could affect the mission survivability of mission critical facilities and assets.
  • Preparing Engineering tutorial and presenting during assessments when requested by the assessed location.
  • Evaluating and making recommendation to MILCON projects under design.
  • Preparing Assessment Team Reports based upon vulnerabilities observed during the assessments.
  • Conducting blast analysis utilizing “Vulnerability Assessment and Protection Options (VAPO)” and other comparable software program, assess damage to facilities and personnel, and provide recommendations to reduce the blast effects.
  • Conducting other assessment areas defined by the SME Benchmark matrix.




This position will not have supervisory authority.




  • Top SECRET preferred
  • Secret Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required
  • Five years’ experience editing or technical writing experience preferred



  • A bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline is desired.
  • A minimum of Five (5) years of experience working in a related engineering discipline.
  • Ability to evaluate designs and provide recommendations as needed
  • Knowledge of risk management concepts employed by DoD or Department of Homeland Security.
  • Understanding of the effects of blast on various types of facilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Unified Facilities Criteria associated with design, infrastructure, DoD AT Minimum Building Standards, minimum standoff distance, fire protection, etc.
  • Experience conducting vulnerability assessments in the engineering discipline.
  • Ability to effectively communicate via written and oral means.
  • Ability to write well understood assessment reports.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with little to no supervision.
  • Trained or ability to complete training on the Vulnerability Assessment Protection Option (VAPO) software
  • Have an Active Top Secret clearance
  • The ability to pass a federal background check and a drug screen




The duties of this position are primarily performed in a climate controlled office environment. Occasional travel and overnight stay may be required.



The Mission Assurance Assessment Program model is designed to support commanders’ risk management processes, providing an assessment of potential risk to assets determined as critical to the execution of strategic missions.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


Salary commensurate with experience; full benefits package included



With $400 million in annual revenue, more than 3000 employees and nearly 1,000 federal projects for more than 60 government agencies in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 territories, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) team of companies are well positioned to deliver the expertise needed to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Together, CNB’s companies provide an array of services — from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense — for 12 of the 15 Cabinet departments.

Why consider Cherokee Nation Businesses? The following links can help you learn more about what we do and the many 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.

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