Cherokee Federal

Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

Facility Construction Manager

$56,000 / YEAR
Project Programmer II, Vandenberg AFB, CA


Supports Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting’s client, the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron at Vandenberg AFB, California through the planning, estimating, and programming of Facility Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization (FSRM), Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF), and Military Construction (MILCON) projects for future year execution. Perform all required enterprise business system data entry, prepare supporting documents, validate currency and completeness of BUILDERTM Sustainment Management System (SMS) data, work with customers to define project requirements, prepare cost estimates, draft DD Form 1391s, and advise the 30 CES on recommended procurement strategies. Utilizing all applicable laws and Air Force Instructions, personnel will categorize project work and determine the MILCON Facility Replacement Cost, as required. Individuals will research and utilize relevant project details and costs in conjunction with local market data to improve fidelity of project requirements.

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.

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Non-supervisory. Reports to Program Manager. May be required to provide peer mentorship to employees with less experience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in any Architecture or Facility Engineering Discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil); Master’s Degree is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in design and construction activities with project programming experience
  • Strong computer skills working with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook);
  • Experience with design and construction of Air Force or DoD projects is a plus
  • Experience utilizing BUILDERTM Sustainment Management System is a plus
  • Experience with TRIRIGA and E4Clicks is a plus
  • Graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology course WENG 400 Life-Cycle Cost Estimating is a plus
  • Ability to successfully pass drug screening and a federal background check is required

  • Minimum 5 years Design, Construction and/or Construction management experience with some experience in project programming
  • Experience and understanding of the military design and construction process is desired.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral, visual and written
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Outstanding interaction skills, tact, and team building skills
  • Must use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions

  • The majority of work is technical in nature and conducted in a climate-controlled office environment.
  • Regular field activities include project site surveys and construction site visits.
  • 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.

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    Job Requirements
    • Provide technical expertise and project management advice and guidance
    • Collaborate with customers, stakeholders, architects, engineers, and construction managers
    • Define and develop engineering project requirements and translate them into Performance Work Statements/Statements of Work
    • Develop cost estimates for project execution
    • Input and maintain project data into an Air Force Enterprise Business system.
    • Provide reports and other products in support of Facility Working Groups, Facility Utilization Boards, and other installation meetings
    • Support the development of the annual Base Comprehensive Asset Management Plan submission
    • Provide technical support to determine the feasibility/capability of existing facilities to support new missions or long range programs as well as define requirements for new or additional facilities
    • Assist in the development of various project management tools to include PMPs, Source Selection Plans (SSPs), Acquisition strategies, formal Acquisition Plans (AQPs), and Economic Analyses
    • Prepare reports and recommendations for project sponsors and stakeholders
    • Advance concepts and approaches, reviews projects progress and results; provides project status to facilitate management resourcing decisions
    • Oversees the development, evaluation or review of plans and criteria for a variety of activities; assesses the feasibility of proposed plans, projects, and equipment
    • Writes (or discusses) project plan(s), recommendation(s) and/or finding(s)
    • Performs other job-related duties as required.