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Industrial Control System Specialist (Facilities Discipline), Washington, DC, US ID#16552

 Active Secret Clearance required


Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.



This position is located at US Air Force Headquarters at the Pentagon.

The mission of the United States Air Force (AF) is to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace domains. The AF/A4C aims to effectively optimize resource allocation and Civil Engineering (CE) programs while modernizing and recapitalizing installation infrastructure, protecting installation from mission degradation, and executing sustainment programs.  The successful candidate will assist Air Force Civil Engineers coordinate, consolidate, develop, and maintain Industrial Control System (ICS) governance, programmatic documents, action plan recommendations, task and inquiry responses, and issue resolution action plans.



Includes the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Provide detailed updates to leadership and stakeholders by participating in meetings/forums and coordinating, consolidating, developing and delivering/presenting associated meeting materials (e.g. slides, after action reports, minutes).
  • Engage with AF and DoD Functional Experts, leadership and stakeholders, to define collaborative ICS processes, procedures, playbooks and execution requirements and presenting these materials in meetings, forums, and trainings.
  • Ensure CE ICS Authorizing Official (AO) is apprised of AF ICS to Risk Management Framework (RMF) program actions, current guidance, transition plans, operational trends, and impacts by tracking transition progress and reporting findings.
  • Coordinate, collaborate, review, edit, track, and maintain Authority to Operate (ATO) documents providing secure systems to operate ICS on for approval by the AO.
  • Provide guidance and program oversight to CE enterprise users on execution and implementation of programs.
  • Utilize operational knowledge, coordinate, and collaborate with the AF Civil Engineer Center Government Subject Matter Expert to effectively and systematically integrate Information and Operational Technology to inform programmatic documents and execution. Provide technical analysis and support for development and maintenance of AF strategic goals, objectives, and sub-objectives.



  • This position has no supervisory or management authority.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Facilities Engineering discipline (i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Architecture, or Electrical)
  • Four years of experience in ICS, Operational Technology, or Facility Related Control Systems
  • Substantial knowledge of Operational Technology integration, cyber security and ICS/FRCS application
  • Experience with the Air Force Facility Operations is desired



  • Operational Experience with Facility Related Control Systems/Industrial Control Systems
  • Broad expertise in reviewing/implementing strategies, processes, policies and programs related to ICS/FRCS.
  • Secret, or higher, security clearance is highly desired.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to comfortably interact with senior level government and contractor personnel on an as needed basis
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Requires a Common Access Card (CAC) or the ability to obtain one through a federal investigation. 



  • Current SECRET clearance required



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


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.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

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