Defense Career Opportunities – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 20 December 2006


Defense Career Opportunities – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 20 December 2006

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“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal
steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”
– Cecil B. De Mille

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
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***  These jobs are listed here, and then offered with links or in more
detail below:
1.)  MANAGER PROGRAM, Alion Science and Technology Quantico, VA
2.)  Communications Sr Mgr, Lockheed Martin, Gaithersburg, MD, US
3.)  Senior DDX Radar Cross Section Analyst, Electronic Design
Directorate, Integrated Defense Systems, Raytheon Company, Tewksbury, MA
4.)  LO Business Development Manager, Survivability Business, ERS
Antenna, Indianapolis, Indiana
5.)  Corp Events Planner, Corporate Communications Directorate, The
Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA
6.)  Sr. Project Engineer / Project Engineer, Systems Planning &
Engineering, The Aerospace Corporation, Schriever AFB, CO 
7.)  Supply Chain Management, Integrated Defense Systems, Boeing, Ridley
Park, PA
8.)  First Radio Electronics Technician, Military Sealift Command, MSC
Vessels Worldwide
9.)  HRMS Business Analyst, Moog, East Aurora, NY
10.)  Modeling & Simulation Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Mt
Arlington NJ
11.)  Physical Security and Technical Security Analyst, ManTech Intl
Corp., Arlington, VA
12.)  Corporate Communications, General Dynamics, Fairfax, VA
13.)  ASSOC PROG/SFT ENG TECHNICIAN, CATI Simulation, Alion Science and
Technology, Florida
14.)  Operations Manager, Association of Research Libraries, Washington,
DC
15.)  Military consultant to help create military simulation, 3 to 4
months, Washington, DC,
16.)  Systems Engineer, Systems Architecture & Defense, Boeing Advanced
Air Traffic Management (AATM), Herndon, VA
17.)  System Engineer/System Architect – Mission Systems: Harris
Corporation, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL
18.)  Ballistic Missile Defense System Systems Engineer, The Aerospace
Corporation, supporting MDA, Arlington, VA
***  The Baghdad Report
***  Job fair listings, events, news and commentary, and more!

***  Here are the jobs for this issue:

1.)  MANAGER PROGRAM, Alion Science and Technology Quantico, VAhttps://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&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.)  Communications Sr Mgr, Lockheed Martin, Gaithersburg, MD, UShttp://www.jobsearch.org/seeker/jobsearch/number?action=number_search_process&jobnumber=36726311&scoutEmail=true

3.)  Senior DDX Radar Cross Section Analyst, Electronic Design
Directorate, Integrated Defense Systems, Raytheon Company, Tewksbury, MA

Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is Raytheon's leader in mission systems
integration. With a strong international and domestic customer base,
including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. armed forces, IDS
provides integrated air and missile defense and naval and maritime war
fighting solutions. Headquartered in Tewksbury , MA , IDS employs 13,000
people worldwide and generated $3.8 billion in 2005 revenue.

Raytheon's Electronic Design Directorate (EDD) provides engineering
design, integration and production to core radar, sonar, torpedo and
combat system competencies including process and control, integration
and test, power systems, torpedo and sonar electronics, receivers and
exciters, antennas and microwave subassemblies.

A Radar Cross Section Analyst is needed to support signatures on the
DD(X) class Navy destroyer. Tasks include RCS modeling and simulation of
antennas and supporting equipment, writing and presenting reports to
communicate results, planning and supporting RCS measurements of
equipment, and writing test reports.

Required Skills:

7 – 10 years experience in Radar Cross Section Modeling and Simulation
of Antennas

Desired Skills

Experience with scattering codes and practical low observable design
practice. Applicant should be interested in working with a national
signatures team to assist in designing the Navy's next generation of
ships. http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/jobs/MA/Tewksbury//J7UNTDAEM

4.)  LO Business Development Manager, Survivability Business, ERS
Antenna, Indianapolis, Indianahttp://www.engineer.net/jobs/engineeringjobs.php?cn=ERS%20Antenna&jobid=2953

5.)  Corp Events Planner, Corporate Communications Directorate, The
Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CAhttp://www.aero.org/careers/jobs/WEBPVLPG007.html

6.)  Sr. Project Engineer / Project Engineer, Systems Planning &
Engineering, The Aerospace Corporation, Schriever AFB, CO  http://www.aero.org/careers/jobs/WEBPVLPG239.html

7.)  Supply Chain Management, Integrated Defense Systems, Boeing, Ridley
Park, PA

Apply knowledge of customer requirements including supplier procurement
capabilities, product configuration and customer/government regulations
relating to spares and customer-owned repairable items. Ability to
manage repair activity between internal and external organizations,
customer and suppliers. Ability to analyze and determine proper course
of action to effectively manage a multi-enterprise, multi-task supply
chain (e.g. inventory management, systems/tools, releasing procurement
requests and managing delivery schedules). Clearance: Ability to Obtain
– US Citizenship Required. Req #: 06-1025955https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=06-1025955

8.)  First Radio Electronics Technician, Military Sealift Command, MSC
Vessels Worldwidehttp://www.sealiftcommand.com/print_pages/p_1stRET011607.html

9.)  HRMS Business Analyst, Moog, East Aurora, NYhttp://www.moog.com/noq/_employment__c11/#4579

10.)  Modeling & Simulation Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Mt
Arlington NJhttps://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=5960&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.)

11.)  Physical Security and Technical Security Analyst, ManTech Intl
Corp., Arlington, VAhttp://jobsearch.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=51622297

***  From Jennifer Ann Wallace:

12.)  Corporate Communications, General Dynamics, Fairfax, VA

This position is located at GDIT Headquarters in Fairfax, VA. GDIT is
the $3.5 billion, 17,000-person information technology services business
unit of General Dynamics.

GENERAL SUMMARY: Strong writing and editing skills; supports external
marketing activities and marketing campaigns; insures messages,
materials and activity meet corporate standards and policies; provides
marketing support services for corporate level and division level
marketing, requirements; performs additional duties as assigned.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Supports marketing communications projects and marketing campaigns.
2. Performs writing and editing of related materials. Supports GDIT
business unit and division level business development and marketing
communications requirements, including: campaign support, briefing
support, advertising, brochures, white papers and reports, newsletters,
website content, video/multimedia, and or other promotional activity.
3. Supports multidimensional cooperatively funded campaigns with program
specific subcontractors, i.e., GWACs and ID/IQ programs.
4. Within the context of GDIT marketing campaigns, assists with the
development of message platforms and external communications materials
and provides external support services for corporate, division, and
business unit marketing requirements.
5. Maintains current knowledge of company services, products, partners,
and organization.
6. Maintains current knowledge of major industry, competitor and
customer events, issues, and activities.
10. Works cooperatively with other GDIT communications and marketing
staff and participates in special projects as required by department
head.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Typically requires five or more years of directly related marketing
or communications corporate and/or agency experience in the federal IT
marketplace.
2. Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, English,
or related major required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Strong writing and editing skills, attention to detail, and applied
knowledge of AP style are required.
2. Strong verbal skills, highly effective interpersonal communications
skills and a creative mindset are required.
3. Experience with a federal IT focused public relations or ad agency or
corporate federal IT focused marketing communications/public relations
environment is required. Experience assisting with the implementation of
successful integrated marketing communications campaigns for federal IT
products or services desired.
4. Knowledge of and experience with GWAC, ID/IQ and or GSA schedule
marketing is desired.
5. Proficiency in the use of MS word, spreadsheet, and or other related
software applications.

General Dynamics Information Technology is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V).

Jennifer Ann Wallace
Director, Marketing Communications
General Dynamics Information Technology
3211 Jermantown Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 246-0246 direct
(703) 246-0382 fax
(703) 598-2686 mobileJennifer.Wallace@gdit.com
www.gdit.com

13.)  ASSOC PROG/SFT ENG TECHNICIAN, CATI Simulation, Alion Science and
Technology, Floridahttps://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=5944&SiteId=1

14.)  Operations Manager, Association of Research Libraries, Washington,
DChttp://jobsearch.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=51587651

***  From Janet Ochs Lowenbach:

15.)  Military consultant to help create military simulation, 3 to 4
months in DC, blind ad.
Write to: job-248570484@craigslist.org

16.)  Systems Engineer, Systems Architecture & Defense, Boeing Advanced
Air Traffic Management (AATM), Herndon, VAhttps://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=06-1026118

17.)  System Engineer/System Architect – Mission Systems: Harris
Corporation, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FLhttp://hotjobs.yahoo.com/jobs/FL/Melbourne/Technology/J658210VR

18.)  Ballistic Missile Defense System Systems Engineer, The Aerospace
Corporation, supporting MDA, Arlington, VAhttp://hotjobs.yahoo.com/jobs/VA/Arlington/Engineering-Architecture/J14ESE7KR

***  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, Californiahttp://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                          
***  Baghdad Report (Judy talks with Michael.we listen in to the
conversation, already in progress):

Well, we start with the concept that every day is a duty day.  No
weekends, no holidays.  Like a ship at sea, there is only “on duty” and
“off duty” with the constant reality that “off duty” only means “unless
we need you.”

M*A*S*H did an excellent job of depicting military life during war. 
Much of the portrait they painted is valid for Contractors, with some
aspects of the absurdity of life highlighted for us, some less. 
“McHale's Navy” is also an excellent work of art, for depicting wartime
life as a long series of non-changing days & hours “off duty” punctuated
by short periods of action.  And with bored & creative men constantly
seeking diversion by means in and outside of the “rules.”  And varied
interpretations of what the “rules” really mean.

The duty day is 12 hrs on, 12 off.  Fortunately for some of us, there
really isn't actual “work” to be done all 12 hrs of every day, so some
of that duty time is spent watching DVD's or gaming on laptops; reading;
or any other legal activity that doesn't include “napping” during an
assigned work period.   Much like the Navy, some of us are paid to be
“prepared to work.”

My team in particular has 5 different 'missions' which keep us at
various levels of “busy.”  4 different worksites in the IZ, and the
daily potential to wander out to other more remote sites in the “Red
Zone” or downtown Baghdad.

Our main focus is dealing with local nationals (Iraqis) on various intel
& security issues; thrid country nationals in the area; and providing
support and subject matter expertise to the military on Intel & Security
issues.

Q.  What will you do for Christmas?  New Years??

As far as I know, both will be “just another Monday, another duty day.” 
The Coalition & US forces are trying very hard (I suspect too hard) to
downplay our Christian roots and the whole “crusader” image.  Even
inside the Embassy, great pains are taken to minimize displays of
religion or religious symbology.

The MWR staff & chow hall crew have erected a number of artificial Xmas
trees with all the classic Anglo-Germanic touches.  No mangers, no
nativity scenes.  There are a few tastefully done wreaths here and there
on select  doors.

I expect there will be a few appropriate presentations: one bulletin
asks for volunteer Tuba players to assemble on the 24th for a “Tuba
christmas” concert.  The various Army & AF bands in country will
probably do a series of concerts here and there.

Otherwise?  the regular mission goes on, the mini-war will not notice
the turning of the date.

Of course, heightened vigilance for both days will be in effect.  The
bad guys may choose the opportunity to target the many Christian
churches & communities in Baghdad; may try attacking checkpoints or
bases for the heightened press sensitivity and bigger “splash.” ie: “Car
Bomb kills 23 soldiers & sailors on Christmas Eve in Baghdad”

Q.  Is it dangerous:

Yes.  Being in country is to be at risk.  Random mortar strikes,
“celebratory gun fire” or CGF, and the not-so-random roadside bombs are
all risks we face everywhere in Iraq.   CGF = 1 to 50 Iraqi men stepping
outside and firing 3 to 50 rounds from AK 47's, pistols, and light
machine guns into the sky to celebrate a wedding, a promotion, a birth,
or a win at a poker hand.  And old physics law = “What goes up Must come
DOWN.”  Many people
in Baghdad get hit by random falling bullets each week.  Usually won't
kill you (unless you catch one in the head just right) but still a nasty
gun-shot wound.

Statistically, however, my former jobs in the US were more
dangerous.  Much more dangerous just to drive 100 miles on 95 or the DC
Beltway, than todrive across the IZ.

Enough for now:  time is called.

Until the next time….

Michael

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