Defense Career Opportunities – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 13 December 2006


Defense Career Opportunities – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 13 December 2006

Issue # 33

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“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts…for support rather than illumination.”

– Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

Welcome to the latest edition of the number one Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter, “DEFCON-1,” a networking newsletter featuring job opportunities and career advice for you, the men and women of the global defense, aerospace and security industry. DEFCON 1 is the companion newsletter to the Job of the Week newsletter for professional communicators (see below for instructions on how to subscribe to JOTW for free).

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*** These jobs are listed here, and then offered with links or in more detail below:

1.) Manager, Program, Strategic Operations Group, Alion Science and Technology, Ft. Benning, GA

2.) Operating and Support (O&S) Cost Analyst, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

3.) Creative Media Specialist, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

4.) Systems Engineer, Integrator, Raytheon, Herndon, VA

5.) TBMCS Applications Instructor, Wyle Laboratories, Niceville FL

6.) Senior System Safety Engineer, Textron Systems Division, Wilmington, Massachusetts

7.) HUMAN CAPITAL ANALYST, Flatter & Associates, Patuxent River, MD

8.) Trainer, Turret, Northrop Grumman/Vinnell Arabia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

9.) System Integration Analyst III, Eagan, McAllister Associates, supporting HQ U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), Readiness Branch, Arlington, VA (Pentagon)

10.) Architect/Industrial Designer, ALKAN Shelter, Fairbanks, AK

11.) Composite Technicians, ALKAN Shelter, Fairbanks, AK

12.) Media Relations Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Washington, DC

13.) Public Affairs Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

14.) Strategic Communicator, MPRI, Arlington, VA

15.) Able Bodied Seaman, Atlantic Salvor, DonJon Marine, Port Newark, New Jersey

16.) Executive Program Manager, DRS Sustainment Systems, St. Louis, MO

17.) Marketing Public Relations Manager, Raytheon IIS, Falls Church Virginia

*** Job fair listings, events, news and commentary, and more!

*** Today’s quote comes from shipmate Duke Smith.

*** Remembering Pearl Harbor, from Dr. Ed Whitman:

This is from Bill Walling, who was from a neighboring family on Second Avenue in our home town of Lyndhurst, New Jersey. As kids, we also attended the same church – Lyndhurst Methodist.

I seldom look at a calendar so I was mildly surprised to find that [Ed Whitman’s] “Quote of the Day” deals with Pearl Harbor. It occurs to me that these anniversaries have provided a kind of ticking rhythm or yardstick for my life. I first recall encountering Pearl Harbor as a picture in an American History Coloring Book given me by my Sunday School teacher at Lyndhurst Methodist. And very near the end of the book it was, too. I seem to recall the tenth anniversary because the newspapers reprinted some of the pictures from 1941. For people like my father who for years divided their lives into “before the war” and “after the war” the realization that a decade had passed was a bit of a shock. In 1961, I read Pearl Harbor articles in the NY Times sitting in my dorm as a Freshman at Drew. Ten years later I was in my first house trying to keep up with a precocious three year old daughter, another losing battle but I still hope. In 1981 I was single father with a teenage daughter of enormous energy, intelligence and conviction (no wonder I am exhausted to this day). At the start of the nineties I was newly remarried, had a college graduate for a daughter and was preparing to move from my home of 20 years. In 2001 I was trying to deal with the after effects of cancer and the death of my father. And now it is 65 years. And on TV the films roll again: the planes come out of the north like buzzing hornets and the great ships and the young men die and they have not aged one hour.

*** From Curt Reilly:

ALCON:

A long time friend, shipmate and mentor (RADM Joe Callo) is the author of a great book John Paul Jones: America’s First Sea Warrior which is now in its second printing. It’s a great story, one that deals with an exceptional man who had more to do with winning our liberty than most realize. I recently finished reading it and strongly recommend you all consider either buying it for yourself or as a Christmas gift. It is available on Amazon.Com. You can also learn more about this very talented and experienced author at www.JosephCallo.com really!

I am sharing this with you for I know you enjoy Naval history or history in general.

Thanks

Curt

(Ned notes: I reviewed this book for Maritime Reporter. You can read the review at http://www.nedsjotw.com/blog/DefenseJobs/ReadWriteReturningBookReviews.

There is a link to order the book, too. I call my book review webpage “Read, Write, Returning,” but I don’t think anyone would figure that out. Ned also notes that Curt was Joe Callo’s aide, and I got to know them when I was PAO for COMSUBGRU TWO at New London. I later met Joe’s daughter when I made a brief visit to Hanoi where she was a Reuters reporter. My understanding was on that visit that I was the second naval officer to leave Hanoi on his own two feet.)

*** From Ken Jensen in Arizona:

“Read, Write, Returning” ?? Excuse the paraphrase, you can take the sailor our of the Navy, but you'll never take the Navy out of the sailor … or something like that.

Ken Jensen

*** Judy Heise heard about the Army Navy Game from Michael in Baghdad:

Sat, Dec 2 was the 107th contest between Army & Navy on the football field. This is one of the top-ten rivalries in the sports world, and is a virtual show-stopper in the military around the world.

Here in Baghdad, where both the Navy, the Army, and the Marines have large contingents of men & women, this was also a major event. Over a dozen elaborate “game day” rigs were erected. On the rooftop Marine fightng positions & look-out posts; at the Marine bunkers in the road approaching the US Embassy; in the basement Theater; in the main ballroom & MWR (Morale, Welfare, & Recreation Center); in the chow hall; in the OPS center; out by the pool.

3 inch TV's, 19 inchers, 54″ big screens, and more. The movie screen & projection system in the theater. A massive 5 X 8 meter screen in the MWR. The 10 X 15 meter screen out by the pool.

Hoarded bags of popcorn were popped. 6 massive cakes were baked & decorated (in green with yard markers: in Navy Bue & Gold; in Army Gold & Black; in Marine Red & Cold.)

Because of all the activity (actual & anticipated) stuff was off-kilter all day. Missions for Friday & Sat were planned around being “home” in time for the game. People (like AF and civilians) were asked to swap shifts to work during the game.

Yup. This was not your typical day in the war zone.

Chaos, part one: usually on Sat night, we have what is called “wild card night.” MWR posts a list of scheduled movies, Mon-Fri. Sat & Sun are more unpredictable. Soldiers or contractors are free to bring in their own favorites, and/or people who show up can browse thru the library of available stuff. 3 to 6 movies are then presented to the audience on hand, and the majority wins.

This night, we had about 30 people in for the movie. Problem? The movie operator never showed.

Fortunately, the theater also has a 54″ TV, set on satellite, so while we waited AFN (Armed Forces Network) came on with “The 13th Warrior”.

So, we settled in to watch that.

Some people, frustrated with the lack of the 'big movie” headed out.

Most of us settled down with what we had. Flexibility in the face of adversity, right?

At about 10, 1/2 hr before the game was due to start… Donna, the MWR girl came in & started messing with the stuff. Right in the climactic part of the movie, dontcha know? Tryng to figure out what channel the game was on. Aggravation!

We got back to the movie, and ran thru the end w/out further interruption. It was unusually appropriate here somehow: we saw the juxtaposition of the smooth, cultured and educated Arabs of the 10th century compared to the wild and primitive nature of the Norsemen, Vikings and Goths. Some of the early scenes of the movie set in Arabia (It actually starts in Baghdad!) were especially fascinating.

Donna had made a big real about how the room had priority for the game:

so after the movie, I lingered on in comfort (did I mention the soft, cushy leather theater chairs installed for Saddam & his guests in the palace, now occupied by Marine Privates & mere contractors?)

Well, kickoff came: and I was still the only one present. Cool! (BTW, now the game was up on the big screen, larger than life size). Only thing was a cold drink, chips & dip, maybe a hot dog, & a good woman to snuggle up with….

Game went well: Army scored first, and surprisingly held Navy in place for most of the 1st half. More of an even game than had been expected.

Half-time came, & hunger struck. Time to forage.

One of the challenges of life in the war zone? No restaurants, no snack bars, no fast-food joints. Just the standard Army issued chow as served by KBR, the prime contractor for such delights. But since the war is a

24/7 operation, the DFAC serves 4 meals a day. 0500-0830, 1100-1400, 1700-2030, and 2200-0030. Busy place.

I was surprised when I came upstairs to find the MWR decked out with a much larger party. In keeping with the moment, KBR had brought midnight chow to the troops (several hundred had assembled for the game). Dogs, chips, even trash cans with iced-down non-alcoholic beer (Coors, Heineken, O'Douls, & others.

After grabbing my dog, some Gatorade, and other minor goodies, I settled in for the second half. It was a bt different, in a room of grunting Marines and some quieter Army troopers (more subdued, because the second half was less gratifying for Army).

For those of you who caught the game live, I won't belabor the point.

For those who missed it, I won't spoil the ending for you if you plan on catching the video later.

But say.. what were those middies doing with all those brooms? Was there a special post-game clean-up of the City of Brotherly Love planned after the game?

Michael

*** Here are the jobs for this issue:

1.) Manager, Program, Strategic Operations Group, Alion Science and Technology, Ft. Benning, GA

Qualifications 2-5 yrs experience managing DoD ID/IQ contracts Knowledgeable in proposal preparation and pricing Business development experience Prior US Army experience (preferred) SECRET Clearance Responsibilities Provide program management of a large ID/IQ contract vehicle Provide customer interface for requirements development Conduct business development activities Manage Task Order proposal preparation (technical and pricing) Manage Task Order execution (costs, deliverables, schedules) Provide management of subcontractors (performance, expectations, reporting)

You can view and apply for this job at:

https://ips.alionscience.com/psp/h89prd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_EMP.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=5871&SiteId=1

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at elundquist@alionscience.com, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

2.) Operating and Support (O&S) Cost Analyst, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers serving the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Unified Commands and Defense Agencies in addressing important national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise.

A challenging career opportunity now exists in our Cost Analysis and Research Division (CARD) for an experienced analyst who will perform cost analyses of major defense systems, as well as conduct cost research on new or improved methods for cost estimation. The candidate should be able to apply statistical methods and other quantitative techniques to estimate the Operating and Support (O&S) costs of major defense systems.

These cost estimates address all aspects of operating, maintaining, and supporting a legacy or future system such as an aircraft, ship, ground vehicle, missile, or command, control, and communications system.

IDA offers a competitive salary, an enviable benefits package, and a superior professional environment in a park-like setting. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S.

citizenship is required.

The Institute for Defense Analyses is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Our preferred method of receiving your resume is via email. If you are unable to email your resume, you may fax it to us. Resumes and inquiries should be sent to:

Institute for Defense Analyses

Attn: Employment Office

4850 Mark Center Drive

Alexandria, VA 22311

Fax Number: (240) 282-8314

Email: resumes@ida.org

Requirements

Advanced degree in engineering, operations research, economics, mathematics, or the physical sciences 10 or more years of relevant experience Effective oral and written communication skills An exceptional candidate would possess broad and considerable knowledge of defense system support, including logistics, maintenance, supply management, and training, as well as defense system suitability characteristics, such as reliability, maintainability, and availability.

http://www.ida.org/IDAnew/Employment/positions/oscostanalyst.html

3.) Creative Media Specialist, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers serving the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Unified Commands and Defense Agencies in addressing important national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise.

Under the direction of the Communications Manager, the Creative Media Specialist will be responsible for working high-visibility projects, such as the development of presentations, brochures, booklets, posters, exhibits and any other graphics need that may occur. The Creative Media Specialist will create online training materials, interactive media products, and other streaming video items. He/She will consult with IDA staff members to interpret project specifications and provide assistance and guidance to lower-level graphics staff to assure quality and timeliness. Candidates will be self-starters and able to work under pressure and meet competing deadlines. Must be well organized, professional, creative and able to juggle many projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities

Consults with IDA staff member requesting multimedia work to interpret project specifications; identifies the processing methods available within IDA; evaluates the comparative merits of each process with regard to quality, speed, and economy. Follows IDA established security regulations and procedures.

Uses appropriate computer software tools and advanced technical expertise to produce finished graphics illustrations rendered from rough sketches and layouts; create complex charts and graphs for publications, visual aids, and video media; and produce high-visibility products such as corporate training videos and online training tools, other video presentation, and multimedia briefings and project deliverables.

Takes and produces video operating traditional and digital equipment; produces and edits video for conferences and incorporation into various media platforms.

Creates graphical user interfaces for various applications using HTML, Flash Animation, and JavaScripting.

Provide assistance and guidance to lower-level graphics staff.

Performs other duties as assigned.

IDA offers a competitive salary, an enviable benefits package, and a superior professional environment in a park-like setting. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S.

citizenship is required.

The Institute for Defense Analyses is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Our preferred method of receiving your resume is via email. If you are unable to email your resume, you may fax it to us. Resumes and inquiries should be sent to:

Institute for Defense Analyses

Attn: Employment Office

4850 Mark Center Drive

Alexandria, VA 22311

Fax Number: (240) 282-8314

Email: resumes@ida.org

Requirements

Bachelors of Fine Arts degree and three to five years experience or seven years of related work experience.

Advanced proficiency with the following software applications: Flash 8, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign; Maya

7 or equivalent 3-D modeling tool, Illustrator, FreeHand, and other professionally recognized applications, or equivalents.

Experienced in video production including lighting, sound, and camera operation.

Experienced with the operation of various traditional and digital, color and black and white printers and scanners, and with network environments using both Mac and PC computers, file transfer and file format conversions.

Demonstrated ability to follow prescribed procedures in a timely and accurate manner.

Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees.

Ability to obtain and maintain necessary security clearances.

http://www.ida.org/IDAnew/Employment/positions/creativemediaspecialist.html

4.) Systems Engineer, Integrator, Raytheon, Herndon, VA

http://jobsearch.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=51254001

5.) TBMCS Applications Instructor, Wyle Laboratories, Niceville FL

Description : This position is located in Niceville, Florida and supports tasking at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience. Prior experience must include five (5) or more years of utilizing Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS) applications (real world or

exercise) and must be able to develop training materials and provide instruction for Joint/Coalition Air Operations Center application systems to include Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS)applications: Web Air Request Processor (WARP), Theater Air Planner (TAP), Execution Management Replanner (EMR), Execution Management Control (EMC), Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC), Situational Awareness and Assessment (SAA), IRIS Automated Message Handling System, Common Desktop Environment (CDE), Airspace Deconfliction (AD), Automated Deep Operations Coordination System (ADOCS), and the Joint Defense Planner (JDP). Successful candidate will mentor general officers for Air Force Chief of Staff directed TBMCS General Officer Training (TGOT) – training AF/Marine/Army/Naval general officers on the integration of TBMCS intelligence, plans, and operation applications with strategy to task processes through all phases of the air tasking cycle. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Wyle Laboratories, Incorporated is an EEO / Affirmative Action employer.

Job Code: NWFL05-008.

Wyle Laboratories, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/H/V). For immediate confidential consideration, Email your resume including salary history to: Openjobs@wylelabs.com and put the job number you are applying to and how you found out about this position (Job Boards, JobFair, Newspaper, Current Wyle Employee, or other) in the subject line of your email.

6.) Senior System Safety Engineer, Textron Systems Division, Wilmington, Massachusetts http://www.system-safety.org/jobs/index.php

7.) HUMAN CAPITAL ANALYST, Flatter & Associates, Patuxent River, MD

http://careers.mca-marines.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2462456&keywords=&ref=1

8.) Trainer, Turret, Northrop Grumman/Vinnell Arabia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

http://careers.mca-marines.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2464894&keywords=&ref=1

9.) System Integration Analyst III, Eagan, McAllister Associates, supporting HQ U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), Readiness Branch, Arlington, VA (Pentagon)

http://careers.mca-marines.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2464618&keywords=&ref=1

10.) Architect/Industrial Designer, ALKAN Shelter, Fairbanks, AK

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=3837

11.) Composite Technicians, ALKAN Shelter, Fairbanks, AK

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=3511

*** From Cark Kropf:

Ned — For consideration in the next JOTW. This position is in my office at the Director of National Intelligence. Thanks for your tremendous service.

Regards,

Cark Kropf

12.) Media Relations Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Washington, DC

Vacancy Ann.#: 17124

Who May Apply: Public

Pay Plan: GS-1035-GS-13/GS-13

Appointment Term: Permanent

Job Status: Full-Time

Closes 12/18/2006

Salary: From 77,353.00 to 100,554.00 USD per year

Location: Bolling AFB (Washington, D.C.)

The Public Affairs Office is the principal ODNI organization responsible for internal and external communications with the Intelligence Community, the ODNI, the media and the public. The office develops communications strategies and products to disseminate key messages to the internal workforce, members of the media, the general public and other interested external stakeholders. The Public Affairs Office receives and processes individual, public, and media requests for information; maintains and operates content for the ODNI websites on the Internet and intranet systems; and, facilitates all public responses and appearances of the ODNI leadership.

The ODNI Public Affairs Office is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to fill the position of Media Relations officer.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

— Respond in a timely manner to U.S. and international media and public inquiries to ensure that information contained in responses accurately reflect the ODNI's policies and positions on a wide range of sensitive intelligence issues and related topics. On a daily basis, serve as an ODNI spokesperson.

— Prepare and coordinate news releases, media advisories, and public affairs guidance to support ODNI events and activities. News releases and other publicly releasable documents will be prepared in accordance with approved style guide, e.g., “Associated Press Stylebook.”

— Prepare senior ODNI officials and other ODNI personnel for media interviews. In support of media interviews, prepare information to include background materials, key themes and messages and talking points for use in the interview.

— Schedule, coordinate and monitor background interviews with key ODNI officials and the media on intelligence issues and topics. Research topic background information and determine the appropriate ground rules for the conduct of the interview.

— Review and prepare interview transcripts for public release on the ODNI public website (dni.gov). Post documents to the website and listserve site.

— Perform media analysis on current Intelligence Community and ODNI issues and provide recommendations for potential ODNI public and media responses.

— Develop story concepts and effectively pitch those story ideas to the media that result in an increased awareness and understanding of ODNI programs, people and accomplishments.

— Establish and maintain effective working relationships with news media representatives, industry representatives, and others interested in the ODNI and Intelligence Community activities and programs through frequent contact and exchange of information.

— Maintain a working relationship between the ODNI Public Affairs Office and Intelligence Community public affairs offices to coordinate information and proposed public and media responses.

Position Qualifications:

— Experience as a media relations officer or public affairs officer within a large organization.

— Experience as a spokesperson defending an organization's positions and programs

— Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment

— Experience establishing excellent working relationships with members of the media

— Experience effectively pitching stories to media organizations

— Knowledge of Intelligence Community's missions, disciplines and functions

— Initiative and sound judgment

— Current Top Secret/SCI clearance with CI polygraph

How to Apply:

All applicants must submit an Application Package to J. Carter-Drinkard; DDNI/Management/Admin; Room GA-07 OHB; Washington DC 20511 or via fax to unclassified fax 571-204-4136 or secure fax 703-482-1727. The application package should include the following information:

1. An official biographic profile and resume.

2. Performance reviews covering at least the past two years.

3. Written documentation addressing all the required qualifications for this position.

4. Any additional information highlighting relevant knowledge; skills; or abilities for this position.

5. A copy of the completed application.

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=51249992

13.) Public Affairs Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

Vacancy Ann.#: P07-015762-AA

Who May Apply: Public

Pay Plan: GG-1035-13/13

Appointment Term: Permanent

Job Status: Full-Time

Closes 12/27/2006

Salary: From 77,353.00 to 100,554.00 USD per year

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=51232490

*** From Rick Kiernan :

Hi Ned–

Can You Post this Announcement for Strategic Communications Position.

Thanks very much!

Rick Kiernan

Rick Kiernan

Vice President,Strategic Communications MPRI

99 Canal Center Plaza

Suite 350

Alexandria,Virginia 22314

Phone:(703) 838-5490

FAX:(703) 236-0223

EMail: rick.kiernan@l-3com.com

14.) Strategic Communicator, MPRI, Arlington, VA

“Strategic Communicator needed to develop Communications Campaigns,Conduct Media Content Analysis and provide Public Affairs Counsel to Senior Leadership within Pentagon environment.

Fast-moving and dynamic pace for enthusiastic and energetic Professional.Immediate Opening!

Contact: rick.kiernan@l-3com.com.

15.) Able Bodied Seaman, Atlantic Salvor, DonJon Marine, Port Newark, New Jersey

Ocean Tug Atlantic Salvor

Vessel Size: 150' LOA, 198 GT, 6,480 HP

Crew Size: Six

Rotation: 28 Days On / 28 Days Off

Travel Policy: Member responsible for getting to/from Port Newark (call for more details)

Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401(k), Profit Sharing, and Life Insurance

Pay: Call for Details

http://www.donjon.com/j-as-abs.htm

16.) Executive Program Manager, DRS Sustainment Systems, St. Louis, MO

Primary Duties:

Develop and maintain budgets to assure on time and coordinated performance for assigned programs. Provide leadership and direction on proposals and pre-contract negotiation. Provide reports and data to assure management visibility on assigned programs. Establish and maintain good customer relations, team oriented position with significant leadership responsibility.

Education/Experience:

BS in Business with 8-20 years experience. MBA preferred with 5-12 years experience and demonstrated performance in a leadership role within a function or PM organization. Previous military acquisition experience a plus.

http://www.seistl.com/employment/program_mang.htm

*** From Chris Grandis:

Ned, Please consider posting the following job opening in your next edition.

Thanks, Chris Grandis

17.) Marketing Public Relations Manager, Raytheon IIS, Falls Church Virginia

Position Description:

This mid-level management position in Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems (RIIS) Communications group will develop strategy and tactical execution of external marketing and public relations communications campaigns while working closely with the department lead to build the Raytheon brand and enhance RIIS’ public image through strategic, highly visible and impactful external communications activities on a national scale that drive market awareness related to:


the introduction and lifecycle management of all company authorized technologies, products, and services for RIIS product lines;

the creation and maintenance of integrated thought leadership campaigns structured to position RIIS and its experts as leaders in the intelligence and information systems market, through highly strategic and integrated marketing public relations campaigns.

This position requires an experienced marketing communications and media relations professional with demonstrated success in developing and executing go-to-market and life cycle management campaigns designed to position and promote technology/B2G/B2B offerings in a highly competitive market segment. It involves creative thinking, long range strategic planning, positioning and message development, project management, cross functional collaboration skills and regular

interaction with corporate executives.

This position works internally with clients at all levels in the product lines, business development/sales, and other communications functions, as well as Raytheon’s critical business and alliance partners to achieve

the Company’s strategic business objectives.

Responsibilities include:


Planning and implementing integrated marketing public relations campaigns in conjunction with marketing, business development and product management teams, as well as external partners.
Developing original strategic communications plans to further Company's business goals by leveraging the national news media (broadcast and print) to position and differentiate product, trade and service offerings in creative and innovative ways that drive awareness and position Raytheon as the industry leader in C3I.
Maximizing existing trade media outlet relationships, and news media relationships while cultivating new ones, resulting in a steady volume of accurate and positive feature stories, news coverage, and creative advertising which contribute to the visibility of the Company,

its products, and services.


Superior communications skills (written and verbal) in order to quickly and accurately organize clarify and communicate complex and/or technical ideas in a manner that influences the audience. Must be experienced and confident speaking in front of groups and be a “quick on your feet” thinker.
Disciplined project management proficiency, characterized by collaboration and effective cross functional relationships that deliver valuable and visible results that are timely and relevant. Negotiation, problem solving, persuasion and listening skills are key.
Experienced in creating and managing web, online marketing techniques, advertising placement, collateral development and production, trade show marketing, sales tool development, market research, and message platform development.
Researching, writing and editing high-quality, error-free communications materials including advertising copy, collateral, web content, data sheets, press releases, fact sheets, speeches, bylined articles, creative mailers and positioning papers.
Providing responsive and value-added service to internal clients by integrating with their organizations to understand business objectives and prescribing appropriate image enhancing messages and strategies. Build and sustain relationships at all levels in order to provide strategic communications counsel and guidance, with an emphasis on executive spokespeople.
Thorough and detailed management of assigned projects as well as the ability to grow existing opportunities and initiate new ones.

Supervision and direction of junior staff members, matrixed peers, external vendors and creative agencies.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's degree required.
At least 10 years of progressive experience in corporate communications, services promotion and media relations is required with a strong understanding of strategic marketing and/or product marketing communications and the integration of both functions as strategic drivers to the enterprise.
A strong record of significant accomplishments in the field of marketing, public relations. Preferred experience in all aspects of public relations and marketing communications with familiarity of a wide variety of communication mediums, techniques and practices, including but not limited to market research, web management, online marketing techniques, writing, editing, special events, event marketing, TV and radio production, material/print production, photography, competitive positioning, industry analyst relations, strategic and crisis communications.
Experience working with advertising, direct marketing, marketing communications, product management and all aspects of integrated marketing programs.
Agency experience, public company and/or large organization experience, as well as technology background highly desirable.
Service and product launch experience a must, background in technology, B2B brands desirable.
Ability to thrive and maintain productivity, flexibility and composure under pressure; juggle multiple priorities while staying organized.

Personal Attributes Desired:


Creativity & Resourcefulness: “Out of the box” thinker with a grasp of the big picture. Combines ideas and approaches in innovative ways.
Drives Execution: Able to manage and simultaneously work on multiple projects with tight deadlines. Uncompromising in the delivery

of top quality work products.


Flexibility: Treats changes as opportunities rather than obstacles. Adapts to meet changing requirements or priorities.
Judgment: Anticipates and identifies possible threats or opportunities and recommends appropriate course of action.
Self confident: Comfortable with autonomy and willing to lead initiatives. Is prepared to defend ideas and viewpoints to internal and external stakeholders at varying levels of seniority.
Proactive: Initiates own work projects, identifies needs, creates opportunities and seeks to add value beyond scope of assigned responsibilities.

Excellent attitude: Enthusiastic, motivated, high-energy and action-oriented.

Interested candidates need to apply at www.rayjobs.com.

*** Lecture: “The Sailors Who Fought and Died on Board Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley” by Douglas Owsley, distinguished forensics specialist at the Smithsonian Institution. He will present an illustrated lecture and relate how forensic science has enabled us to better understand the men who risked and ultimately sacrificed their lives when Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sank the Union warship USS Housatonic with a spar torpedo in Charleston harbor South Carolina during the Civil War.

When: 12:00-1:00 on Tuesday 12 December 2006

Where: Education Center in the National Museum of the United States Navy, Bldg. 76, Washington Navy Yard

*** Greater Washington Chapter of SNA, Surface Warriors and Supporters,

Please mark your calendars and reserve December 20th, from 1600 to 1900, for the next Surface Navy Association social at Sine', Pentagon Row,

1301 South Joyce Street, Arlington, VA. There is no need to RSVP, just show up and share some holiday cheer with your fellow Surface Warriors and shipmates. Please bring along colleagues and friends who would like to strengthen their ties to the Surface Navy.

In the spirit of the holiday, SNA will be collecting toys for the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. If interested in donating, please bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable for children ages 0-14 to the social.

For More Info, please visit the following link:

http://www.navysna.org/Events/GWC%20Dec%202006%20Social.ppt#256,1,Slide1

We look forward to seeing you at Sine'.

Admin Staff

SNA GWC

2550 Huntington Avenue, Suite 202

Alexandria, VA 22303

navysna@aol.com

www.navysna.org

703-960-6800

703-960-6807 (fax)

*** AFCEA/USNI West 2007 Conference

January 31 – February 2, 2007

San Diego, California

http://www.usni.org/seminars/west/west.htm

*** Surface Navy Association 19th National Symposium Hyatt Regency Crystal City January 9-11, 2007

http://www.navysna.org/2007Symposium/Index.htm

*** The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform at the following locations in 2007.

March:

10 Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif.

17-18 Davis Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz.

24 Tyndall AFB, Fla.

31 MacDill AFB, Fla.

April:

01 MacDill AFB, Fla.

14-15 Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas

21-22 MCAS Beaufort, S.C.

28-29 Vidalia, Ga.

May:

05-06 Offutt AFB, Neb.

12 Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.

19-20 La Crosse, Wis.

23 U.S. Naval Academy, Md.

26-27 Millville, N.J.

June:

02-03 Rockford, Ill.

09-10 Tinker AFB, Okla.

16-17 Fargo, N.D.

23-24 North Kingstown, R.I.

30 Battle Creek, Mich.

July:

01 Battle Creek, Mich.

07-08 Ypsilanti, Mich.

14-15 McConnell AFB, Kan.

21 Pensacola Beach, Fla.

28-29 Bozeman, Mont.

August:

04-05 Seattle, Wash.

11-12 Hillsboro, Ore.

25-26 Indianapolis, Ind.

September:

01-03 St. Louis, Mo.

08-09 NAS Oceana, Va.

15-16 NAS Brunswick, Maine

22-23 Millington, Tenn.

29-30 Salinas, Calif.

October:

06-07 San Francisco, Calif.

13-14 MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

20-21 Fort Worth, Texas

27-28 Muskogee, Okla.

November:

03-04 Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

09-10 NAS Pensacola, Fla.

***Tuesday, January 9th

TechExpoUSA

Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner

1700 Tysons Blvd.

10 AM 4 PM

www.techexpoUSA.com

Technical w/Clearance

***Wednesday, January 10th

TechExpoUSA

BWI Marriott, McLean, Va 22102

1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, Md

10 AM 4 PM

www.techexpoUSA.com

Technical w/Clearance

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*** Ball cap of the week: Military Sealift Command

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

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“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

– Theodore Roosevelt (From a speech given in Paris at the Sorbonne in 1910)

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