OCOO Project Manager
Chickasaw Nation Industries

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.


The OCOO Project Manager will support the Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO) by helping the OCOO to create a long-term strategic plan and coordinate the day-to-day work that aligns with the National Coordinator's priorities and President's Management Agenda (PMA). This position will support a variety of projects to streamline and improve the functions of OCOO. The Project Manager will be expected to have a comprehensive knowledge of project management, strategic planning, graphic design and functions of a federal operations office.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Provides expert consulting on strategic planning, project management and creating high-level briefing materials for the COO.

Maintains a list of priority projects outlined by OCOO.

Tracks milestones and progress for strategic projects outlined by the OCOO.

Updates strategic documents regularly.

Meets with OCOO Division Directors, Deputies and Branch Chiefs to identify risks and opportunities to streamline efficiencies.

Collaborates with the Deputy COO, COO Special Assistants, Data Team and Performance Officer on projects.

Provides expertise in the areas of strategic planning and project management.

Additional projects will be assigned as needed.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor's instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred and a minimum of four (4) years' relevant experience working in a professional business environment; or equivalent combination of education / experience. Familiarity with the Department (Health and Human Services) is desirable, but not a requirement.


The Project Manager will demonstrate expertise in the Microsoft Office Suite (such as Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Salesforce, SharePoint, MS Teams, and Tableau.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills with knowledge and ability to utilize appropriate grammatical skills at a professional level.

Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of management and coworkers, as well as a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds.

Ability to identify problems and to use sound judgment.

Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments.

Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information with exceptional discretion.

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to prioritization of time sensitive projects, thoroughness and impeccable attention to detail, grace under pressure, demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with competing deadline.

Proven ability to exemplify professional behavior and to maintain high standards under pressure.

Excellent organizational skills with ability to pay close attention to details.

Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.

Excellent customer service skills with ability to apply good listening skills and to handle unusual or complex situations with a calm and focused approach.

Ability to be proactive, take initiative and accept accountability for assigned work functions.

Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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