Lafayette, LA

Business Support Specialist, Lafayette, LA ID# 5671

Business Support Specialist VI, Lafayette, LA

Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) provides a complete line of innovative services, consulting and products to government agencies, including application modernization, data utilization and advanced analytics, geospatial, GIS and remote sensing, information technology infrastructure, program professional services and scientific and research capabilities.

CNSS offers an extensive selection of quality services and products at competitive prices. Additionally, CNSS collaborates with partners nationwide to provide even the most complex services to clients.

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The Business Support Specialist VI will provide administrative support services for governmental functions to ensure continued operation to meet the mission’s requirements by providing personnel, budget, purchasing / acquisition and travel arrangement services, which support more than 100 scientists and management staff.

Job Requirements :

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Prepare purchase requests, co-operative agreements, and preparation of funding / de-obligation documents for contract agreements.
  • Assist with domestic travel authorization / voucher preparation, and forms routing. Including use of applicable Federal Government travel rules, regulations, and software;
  • Support administrative staff with office logistics, meetings, and receptionist duties;
  • Help timekeeper with bi-weekly time and attendance documentation, forms, reports and approval routing and filing;
  • Special account documentation : assist Center Administrative staff with special account filing, reporting, and all aspects of documentation.
  • Assist with credit card review and adjustment / bank statements :
  • Use specific computer software for credit card adjustment, budget management, reconciling credit card statements, maintaining credit card purchasing logs;
  • Assist with the review of bankcard statements, assure receipts are attached monthly and logs are current. Assist with data entry expenditure adjustments.
  • Supervisory / Management Authority :

  • This position does not have management authority or supervisory capacity
  • Education and / or Experience :

  • A two-year degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • A minimum of three (3) years of previous job experience which include administrative, acquisition, financial, accounting, or budget analysis focus;
  • preferably in a federal setting

  • A bachelors’ degree in Business Finance or Accounting is preferred
  • Experience with some accounting, financial and administrative duties as well as in the acquisition field is required
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Have working knowledge of electronic email and basic PC functions
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, Internet Explorer and web browsers
  • Ability to work well under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • The ability to stand at long periods of time and lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills; both oral and written
  • The ability to successfully pass a drug screen and background check is required
  • Work Environment :

  • This position is performed in a federal office environment with telecommute currently permitted due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions
  • 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 ;
  • https : / / / ofccp / regs / compliance / posters / pdf / eeopost.pdf and https : / / / ofccp / regs / compliance / posters / pdf / ofccp eeo supplement final jrf qa 508c.pdf

    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 CNB.

    Compliance 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 ;
  • https : / / / ofccp / pdf / pay-transp %20English formattedESQA508c.pdf

    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 CNB.

    Compliance This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.