Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 11 July 2007


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 11 July 2007

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“Animosity is not a policy.”

– Henry Cabot Lodge

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 those who are part of the global defense, aerospace and security industry.

This is a cooperative network. That means everyone’s participation is required to provide job opportunities to share. When you learn about a job opportunity in the defense sector, such as a position that comes open with your company, you send me the title, organization, location, and a brief description; link; or contact information, and I’ll share.

If you are seeking employment and want to pitch yourself before hiring managers in the defense industry, send me (lundquist989@cs.com) your pitch and I’ll post, one at a time (so there might be a queue, but there is no queue now) and always first.

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I never give out, rent, or sell my list, and neither does Topica.

*** This week’s jobs are listed here, and then offered with links or in more detail below:

1.) Government Affairs Specialist, Alion Science and Technology, McLean, VA

2.) Technical Writer, Ennovex Solutions, Chantilly, VA

3.) Public Relations Specialist, CPU Tech, Pleasanton, CA

4.) Senior Product Line Manager, CPU Tech, Pleasanton, CA

5.) Senior Associate-Civil Services, McLean, VA

6.) Program Planning Control Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Dumfries, VA

7.) SYSTEMS ENGINEER (DIRECTORIES), Ennovex Solutions, Chantilly, VA

8.) Electrical Engineer – Power Supply Design, VT Miltope Corporation, Hope Hull, AL

9.) Tactical Systems Technician I, Technology Advancement Group, Dulles, Virginia

10.) AIR VEHICLE PROJECT MANAGER, AeroVironment, Simi Valley, CA

11.) Instructor/Technical Advisor, AM General, South Bend, IN

12.) MRAP NETT Training Specialist II, Apogen Technologies, Stafford, VA

13.) GCCS/C2PC/IOS Administrator, Apogen Technologies, Camp Pendleton, CA

14.) Mechanical / Electrical Engineers (MRAPS), EG&G Technical Services, Gaithersburg, Maryland

15.) Sr. Principal Engineer, ENGINEERING SERVICES NETWORK, Chesapeake, VA

16.) Senior Weapons Systems Analyst (C4ISR- Systems), NCI Information Systems, White Sands, New Mexico

17.) Instructional Systems Designer 5, Unitech, Washington, DC

18.) C4isr Team Leader, Survice Engineering Company, Baltimore, Maryland

19.) Director of Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute, Washington, DC

20.) Wiring Harness Technician, Aurora Flight Sciences, Columbus, MS

21.) Electrical Design Engineer, Environmental Tectonics Corporation, Southampton, PA

22.) Business Analyst, Computer Sciences Corporation, Falls Church, VA

23.) Hardware Design & Systems Integration Engineer, NAVSYS Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO

24.) System Integrator, NuWave Solutions, McLean, VA

25.) Aeronautical Engineer, ICF International, Oklahoma City OK

26.) Deputy Director of Logistics, Senior Executive Service, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, East St. Louis, IL

27.) CHIEF, OFFICE FOR ENGINEERING & LOGISTICS SERVICES, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department Of Defense, Washington, DC

28.) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Adaptive Methods, Centreville, VA

29.) Public Affairs Specialist, Seventh Army Training Command, Department of The Army, Grafenwoehr, Germany

30.) STAFF ACTION OFFICER, SAIC AMTI, Fayetteville, NC area

*** Another Saturday night in Baghdad:

*** And more…

*** Looking for a job? Feel free to present your self with a “Seeking Employment” posting. If you want to pitch yourself before hiring managers in the defense industry, send me (lundquist989@cs.com) your pitch and I’ll post, one at a time (so there might be a queue) and always first. Please indicate your Seeking Employment Pitch is intended for the DEFCON 1 newsletter.

*** Read DEFCON 1’s exclusive report: “Another Saturday Night in Baghdad” below.

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

Please join friends and shipmates for a Surface Navy Association social on Wednesday, 11 July, from 1600 to 1830 in the Surface Warfare (OPNAV N86) foyer, Pentagon room 5B453. SNA will provide food and beverages, and you can provide the sea stories and camaraderie. There is no need to RSVP, just show up and have a good time with your fellow Surface Warriors.

There are many Surface Warriors at the Pentagon and in the Washington

area that are not on this distribution list. So, please pass along this invitation to colleagues and shipmates who would like to strengthen their ties to the Surface Navy.

We look forward to seeing you on July 11th.

Very Respectfully,

CDR Matt Ovios

Surface Strike (OPNAV N864F)

Phone: (703) 692-4634

Email: matt.ovios@navy.mil

If you are interested in becoming an SNA member, follow the link to

www.navysna.org.

*** Graduation and Commissioning:

*** DoD Announces “Wearable Power” Prize Competition:

The Director, Defense Research and Engineering, John Young today

announced a public prize competition to develop a wearable electric

power system for war fighters. The competition will take place in the

fall of 2008 and the prizes are $1 million for first place, $500,000 for

second place and $250,000 for third place.

The essential electronic equipment that dismounted warfighters carries

today – radios, night vision devices, global positioning system – runs

on batteries. This competition will gather and test the good ideas for reducing the weight of the batteries that service members carry. The prize objective is a wearable, prototype system that can power a

standard warfighter's equipment for 96 hours but weighs less than half

that of the current batteries carried. All components, including the

power generator, electrical storage, control electronics, connectors and fuel must weigh four kilograms or less, including any attachments.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in a final competitive

demonstration planned for the fall of 2008.At this “wear-off,”

individuals or teams will demonstrate their prototype systems under

realistic conditions. The top three competitors that demonstrate a

complete, wearable system that produces 20 watts average power for 96

hours but weighs less than 4 kilograms (~8.8 lbs) will win the prizes.

A public information forum will be held in September in the Washington, D.C. area to brief potential competitors on the technical details, the competition rules, and qualification requirements. Competitors must register to participate in the prize program by Nov. 30, 2007. The competition is open for international participation; however the individual or team leader must provide proof of U.S. citizenship. Details on the forum, as well as contest registration and rules are posted on the Defense Research and Engineering Prize Web site http://www.dod.mil/ddre/prize.

*** IABC/WASHINGTON JULY 2007 CHAPTER MEETING: July 12, 2007

“Behind the Scenes with JOTW—A World in Communication”

If you live and work in the greater Washington area, chances are you know of Ned Lundquist, ABC, the founder and creator of “Job of the Week” or “JOTW,” the free e-newsletter that he started in 2001, and that now has more than 10,000 subscribers around the world.

Incoming Vice Chair of the IABC Accreditation Council, Ned has successfully created a virtual global community—or “JOTW-ers”—of communications professionals, who do everything from sharing job leads, to dispensing free, if quirky, career advice (via “Pimp My Job”), to showing the world their collection of shoes (see www.nedsjotw.com). Indeed, “Nedworking” has become a part of the communications vocabulary—and not just in Washington!

This summer, IABC/Washington is proud to give you a real-world glimpse into the virtual phenomenon that is JOTW, and that started in our own backyard. Ned will lead a panel of JOTW-ers including Mike Sorohan and Marty Welles, who will talk about how and why they are JOTW-ers, bringing “Nedworking” to your doorstep each Monday morning. This meeting will be a great way to spend a midsummer’s evening in the DC metro area with your friends. Even if you have never met any of these people, you will soon find that they are your friends.

Do you have a “Nedworking” experience, or JOTW success story, to share? Bring it on! Do you want the “Dream Team” to pimp your job? We’re here for you! Maybe you’re new in town, just want to meet Ned and (finally) see what “the Cap’n” looks like”—come on over! And there will be a special contest with prizes for anyone who catches Ned and Mike laughing at each other’s jokes.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-blue moon event where you will take your “Nedworking” to a new level, and leave with a greater sense of how being part of a larger communications community enriches your life as a professional communicator.

When: Thursday, July 12, 2007, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Tivoli Restaurant, Arlington, Va.

Cost: $40/$45/$55 for IABC members/guests/non-members respectively, in advance; rates go up after the early bird deadline and at the door. For more information and to register, please visit www.iabcwashington.org.

*** Impact of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations Symposium

July 10 – 12, 2007

Washington, DC

For further information and registration, please go to:

http://www.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/IceSymposium.php

or contact:

Pablo Clemente-Colon

National Ice Center

E-mail: Pablo.Clemente-Colon@natice.noaa.gov

Registration is now open for the symposium “Impact of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations,” co-hosted by the National Ice Center (NIC) and the U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC) being held on 10-12 July 2007 in Washington, DC.

The symposium addresses the immediate and future impact of rapid sea ice changes in the Arctic. It provides follow-up to the symposium “Naval Operations in an Ice-Free Arctic” sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), NIC, Oceanographer of the Navy, and USARC in April 2001. The 2007 symposium expands the discussion beyond naval operations to impacts on other maritime activities such as commercial transportation, oil and gas exploration and exploitation, fisheries, and oceanographic research. This symposium will serve to update results from the Arctic Marine Transportation Workshop sponsored by the Institute of the North, USARC, and International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) in 2004. It will also provide a forum for the review of the dramatic changes in arctic sea ice conditions observed over the last several years and of recent adjustments to sea ice forecast model predictions.

The “Impact of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations” symposium will address these recent developments through a series of invited talks delivered by experts on arctic observations, climate change, and marine operations. Invited talks, ensuing discussions, and panel presentations are expected to provide an informed basis for the development of postures for operations in a rapidly changing arctic environment. The symposium is open to the general public, but space is limited and registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for the three-day program is available at:

http://www.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/IceSymposium.php

(This conference is going on right now. It is very interesting.)

*** From Rick Strutner:

This video’s duration (U-Tube) is just under 4 minutes and it does take awhile to load. However, it offers an excellent demonstration by the U. S. Navy Drill Team. Who says Sailors can’t march?

http://www.whc.net/rjones/USN/USN_team.html

(I used to do this in NROTC. These guys are pretty good. But so were we.)

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Government Affairs Specialist, Alion Science and Technology, McLean, VA

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: defense operations; modeling & simulation; wireless communication; industrial technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; information technology; and naval architecture & marine engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has 3700 employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.

Qualifications

A minimum four year degree and 3 years DoD related Capitol Hill work experience is required.

Responsibilities

Alion Science and Technology is seeking qualified candidates to join its government relations team. The job will require researching and tracking legislative and regulatory activity related to Department of Defense issues ¿ monitoring, analyzing and preparing written report summaries; identifying and researching potential issues/threats to the industry and advising on the development of company policies; preparing white papers, written reports, PPT presentations, and other documents on emerging issues. The successful candidate will also attend Congressional, government and other meetings on relevant issues on behalf of Alion.

Find out just how far your skills will take you with Alion Science and Technology. Join us. We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees.

Conditions of Employment

Applicants who are offered employment with Alion will be required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form. Also, as a condition of employment, you will be required to sign a Disclosure and Authorization form for a background/reference check of employment history, education, references and criminal records. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check.

https://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 with Alion Science and Technology, 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.) Technical Writer, Ennovex Solutions, Chantilly, VA

http://www.ennovex.com/e070601.html

3.) Public Relations Specialist, CPU Tech, Pleasanton, CA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Public Relations Specialist will play a key role in the

communications and public relations activities including special events,

media relations, trade shows and program implementation.

Role and Responsibilities:

Primary interface with media

Develop & manage relationships with key media contacts to ensure CPU

Tech message is widely distributed

Own the press release process – develop message, consult with internal

stakeholders and obtain organizational approvals

Manage & coordinate all trade show activity

Assist with the development of collateral marketing material

Required Knowledge, Skills and ABILITIES:

5 + years or more of professional public relations experience with

emphasis in high technology, specifically semiconductors, design

automation and test & measurement tools.

BA in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing

or related field.

Demonstrated ability to lead public relations projects and secure media coverage

Demonstrated ability to develop a full range of written materials,

including press releases, special event material, trade show collateral and speeches

Proven ability to complete projects on-time and within budget

Excellent writing skills are essential

Requires excellent organizational, oral communication, and interpersonal skills

High energy, self motivated individual

Prior agency experience is required.

Desired knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The candidates should be extensive experience with the following:

Bacon's Media Resource

Burrelles Luce, Factiva, or Lexis-Nexis (monitoring services/databases)

Technorati (blog search)

Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PP, Outlook

Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop

Familiar with the concept of: RSS Feeds, podcasts, blogs and vlogs

http://www.cputech.com/current-openings.htm

4.) Senior Product Line Manager, CPU Tech, Pleasanton, CA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Product Line Manager will develop requirements and manage the full product lifecycle activities for our test & measurement product line. He/she will gather and analyze market and customer requirements, generate the product requirements and define product strategy. He/she will also focus on the area of product value proposition, messaging, competitive positioning and product go-to-market plans. This individual will develop the marketing content for both internal field & external partner and customer audiences.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Build business portfolio & product roadmap for our test & measurement

product line.

Translate product capabilities into clear customer features and

benefits, effectively positioning products and promoting product

differentiation

Develop messaging, training and sales tools to effectively position the product and sell against the competition

Must develop & deliver product presentations

Determine & justify trade-offs and opportunity costs

Develop and document product requirements to drive the engineering

development of the product.

Provide support to the sales team for RFQs, RFIs, quotes, etc.

Actively participate in industry forums and other venues where CPU Tech presence is important to winning future business and partnerships Will collaborate with product groups to develop marketing content and drive product go-to-market activities

20% to 30% travel to customer sites is required

Required Knowledge, Skills and ABILITIES:

Minimum of 10 + years hands-on experience in product management

Highly self-motivated and able to constantly adapt to dynamic work

environment

Understanding of the hardware and software technical details of

real-time embedded systems in commercial applications is a requirement

Technical understanding of large scale electronic systems functional

simulations.

Proven capability to work in a team environment

Experience effectively interfacing with engineers

(hardware/software/system) & other cross functional groups

Excellent communication skills & interpersonal skills

Public Speaking experience is essential

ABILITY TO OBTAIN GOVERNMENT SECURITY CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED

http://www.cputech.com/current-openings.htm

*** From Jae Lee:

Hi Ned,

I've got a career opportunity that I'd like to share with the JOTW audience. Would you please run these in the next edition of the newsletter?

Many thanks!

Jae

Jae Lee

Profiles

5.) Senior Associate-Civil Services, McLean, VA

Our client, a world-leader in the commercial & government consulting sector, seeks a Senior Associate. In this role, you will lead the engagements for clients, specifically Federal Civil Services. Contribute to development and execution of strategic business plans and drive expansion of the company’s presence in this space. Partner with internal experts to bring the right resources to bear in meeting the needs of clients in this sector.

Responsibilities:

A key objective of this position is to provide business and market leadership in the area of strategic communications to Federal Civil Service clients. Interfacing with clients, your specific duties will include:

• Apply deep strategic communications knowledge and well-developed consulting, business management, and leadership skills in the execution of a multi-faceted communications program area encompassing both internal and external audiences

• Provide thought leadership and creative insights to clients on complex strategic communications initiatives

• Serve as both project manager of strategic communications consulting engagements and hands-on design and delivery of consulting initiatives

• Lead communications and change teams in supporting clients’ business strategies, such as: public affairs, policy support, agency integration and cross agency coordination, business transformation, strategy alignment and/ or other initiatives

• Serve as expert strategic communications coach and industry expert to change initiative teams, using expertise to develop the case for a structured communication process, standards, tools and templates for the client. Bring industry best practices and knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of strategic communications to our clients

• Use research-based, proven strategic communications model and frameworks to develop and implement communications for organizational change

• Coach executives on organizational change, strategic communications, employee engagement and other related areas

• Discern and demonstrate sensitivity to client’s functional agenda, perspectives, and agency operations

• Build client managers’ and senior client executives’ trust and reliance on strategic communications expertise

• Manage assignments within budget and manage costs associated with client engagements in support of the financial objectives of the firm

• Manage complete capture of client engagement knowledge and ensure intellectual capital is developed and available

• Lead, manage, or support marketing and business development efforts to impact current client engagements and in support of new opportunities

Qualifications:

• Significant experience advising Army leaders in the public sector

• Extensive functional background in strategic communications and consulting. Specific skills desired include communications strategy development, planning, and implementation; change management strategy development and implementation; and stakeholder relationship management and engagement

• Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and develop innovative communications and change management strategy documents

• Ability to design, perform, and oversee complex analytical tasks across an agency’s change platform to create successful outcomes

• Ability to work with Federal Civil Service agency executives and across the organization to facilitate the application of various approaches, frameworks, and methodologies

• Proven ability to advise senior executives on appropriate communications strategies, tactics, and actions

• Outstanding oral and written communication skills

• Ability to identify, apply, and capture strategic communications best practices

• Proven project management skills including scoping, planning, metrics definition, engagement execution, financial management, and reporting

• Superior time management, organizational and delegation skills

• Strong skills in building and maintaining effective client relationships

• Strong business development background including developing market opportunities, preparing capture strategies, and leading proposal teams

• BA / BS degree required. Masters degree in a related field preferred.

• 10+ years demonstrated government and federal civil services experience in either a consulting or industry capacity

Compensation: N/A

#10244. For immediate consideration, please contact Meghan Lee at Profiles at 202.363.4100, or by email at meghan@careerprofiles.com.

You may also visit our website at www.careerprofiles.com

Profiles is a unique staffing firm specializing in marketing, creative, and interactive. For over nine years, we have served the needs of our Clients and Talent by matching the best candidates with the best companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.

6.) Program Planning Control Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Dumfries, VA

Seeking a Program Analyst to support PM Fire Support Systems at Marine Corps Systems Command located at Quantico, VA. Desire an individual with Marine Corps or Army Survey / Meteorological background. If not available, an individual with related Fire Support agency and systems experience is acceptable. DoD acquisition experience a big plus. Position will require a great deal of travel and candidate must have a current DoD Secret security clearance. Candidate must have excellent written communication skills, working knowledge of word processing and integrated software applications, and have strong management and organizational skills. Must be able to perform detailed work with minimum supervision. Candidate must have either a Bachelor's degree with at least 4 years of job-related experience or at least 10 years of experience if possessing no degree.

Responsibilities

Conduct research and prepare management, organizational and business analyses and forecasts.

Track, process, produce and distribute deliverables and monitor comment status.

Collect and analyze performance data. Assess and quantify cost/schedule/ management/business status and risk. Evaluate trends and project cost completion estimates.

Participate in program management reviews and business meetings.

Prepare and coordinate inputs for acquisition documentation, status reports, briefings and information inquiries.

Conduct special studies and evaluations, including fact finding, research, cost or technical trade-off analyses, market studies and evaluation of report writing.

Research, analyze problems and determines element(s) requirements with minimum supervision.

Collaborate with customer(s) to define, coordinate and track the status of multidisciplinary task(s) and advises on management and business element planning and implementation.

Review program reports, papers, drawings, specifications, procedures, etc., and performs tests/evaluations and validations/verifications; provide comments; consolidate and adjudicate comments from various organizations and prepares reports.

Prepare program management correspondence (i.e., letters, memos and route sheets), designs charts, spreadsheets, Gantt charts and presentations and prepare analytical reports and meeting minutes.

https://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 with Alion Science and Technology, 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.)

7.) SYSTEMS ENGINEER (DIRECTORIES), Ennovex Solutions, Chantilly, VA

http://www.ennovex.com/e070401.html

8.) Electrical Engineer – Power Supply Design, VT Miltope Corporation, Hope Hull, AL

http://www.miltope.com/flashjobs.html

9.) Tactical Systems Technician I, Technology Advancement Group, Dulles, Virginia

Qualifications or Skill Required: Secret Clearance or eligible for a Secret Clearance

Shall posses with in 6 months of his or her acceptance of the position an A+ certification.

This position requires the ability to accurately complete all paperwork required to insure compliance to all company policy and procedures.

Technician is responsible for maintaining (like all other staff) the cleanliness and overall organization of the work area. Ability to solder or learn to solder.

Responsibilities: Level I Technician must posses a basic understanding that allows them to assemble and configure basic computer systems.

Shall utilize best commercial practice methods associated with the preparation and installation of CPU’s, Heat sinks, PCI and AGP cards as well as DIMM’s and other peripherals. Shall have experience related to wiring and cabling power supplies as well as IDE, Floppy and SCSI devices.

http://www.tag.com/About%20TAG/Careers/Opportunities/Tactical%20Systems%20Technician%20I.html

10.) AIR VEHICLE PROJECT MANAGER, AeroVironment, Simi Valley, CA

http://www.avinc.com/careers_detail3.asp?uID=8

11.) Instructor/Technical Advisor, AM General, South Bend, IN

Description: 1. Develop training materials. 2. Conduct short- and long-term training programs worldwide in CONUS (Continental U.S.) and OCONUS (Outside Continental U.S.) locations. 3. Perform field service duties as required in CONUS and OCONUS locations. 4. Develop programs utilizing Word and Excel software. 5. Serve as advisor and technical consultant for technical information and use of special tools. 6. Travel required.

Requirements: 1. Associate’s degree or equivalent with emphasis in the mechanical/automotive field. 2. Five years experience in an automotive general repair shop. 3. Prior experience working with military vehicles and training personnel in maintenance procedures helpful. 4. Excellent communication and customer service skills. 5. Prior military experience a plus. 6. Must have strong organizational and planning skills as well as a high level of self-motivation. 7. Proficient in Microsoft Office software. 8. Fax or e-mail resume.

Relocation Assistance Not Available

Job Order #: R07-019

HR Rep: Nancy Case

Fax: 574-284-2819

AM General

105 N. Niles Avenue

South Bend, IN 46617

http://www.amgeneral.com/corporate_employment.php/eID/54

12.) MRAP NETT Training Specialist II, Apogen Technologies, Stafford, VA

Join a dynamic, employee-focused technology company! Apogen Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of QinetiQ North America, is a leading provider of technology solutions in the Federal marketplace. Headquartered in Virginia, Apogen supports our customers in solving mission critical technology challenges of national significance. We combine program management expertise with technical experience in the areas of network engineering and operations, software development and systems integration, enterprise architecture, training and operational forces support, C41SR systems research and development and energy and environmental engineering. Apogen Technologies is ranked 51st on Washington Technology's list of Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors and has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Greater Washington by the Washington Business Journal and in New Orleans by New Orleans City Business. We invite you to learn more about us and explore career opportunities with Apogen. Visit us at www.apogen.com.

Apogen Technologies is searching for a MRAP NETT Training Specialist II.

Description:

Do you have military training experience? Are you looking to support one of the most important force-protection, survivability programs in support of the Marines? Are you available to be based out of Stafford VA? Are you available to start work in July 2007? Are you available for travel and work in field conditions? Apogen/OSEC has an exciting opportunity for a training specialist in support of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program.

Under direct supervision, the Training Specialist oversees and coordinates training at multiple sites including the supervision of NETT, coordination of facilities, and coordination with using units. May develop and deliver training instruction. Will update course documentation to ensure currency and relevance.

Support the JPMO in all program management planning and execution involving currently fielded systems, new systems, and system enhancements.

Travel is expected to other Marine Corps installations. Field work is required. Travel required – up to 50%.

Required Skills:

In this role, the Training Specialist II will:

• Provide instruction to military personnel on operation, technical, and logistical support for the MRAP Vehicle Program Office.

• May work in physically demanding environment: lift, move, and setup heavy equipment. (Up to 50 lbs).

• May work in inclement weather conditions.

• Must be willing to travel

• Requires competency, agility, responsiveness, diverse skills sets, novel approaches, and the ability to work under stringent time constraints.

• Good written communication skills required; strong instructional delivery presence required.

• Working knowledge of standard word processing and integrated software applications needed.

Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of job-related experience or equivalent.

Background investigation required.

Please apply online at http://www.apogen.com

http://www.blackplanet.com/jobs/job/view.html?job_id=1344932

13.) GCCS/C2PC/IOS Administrator, Apogen Technologies, Camp Pendleton, CA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=55201884

14.) Mechanical / Electrical Engineers (MRAPS), EG&G Technical Services, Gaithersburg, Maryland

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=771897

15.) Sr. Principal Engineer, ENGINEERING SERVICES NETWORK, Chesapeake, VA

http://www.esncc.com/HR/jobs/Req_290-Sr-Principal-Engineer.pdf

16.) Senior Weapons Systems Analyst (C4ISR- Systems), NCI Information Systems, White Sands, New Mexico

http://www.flipdog.com/job/senior-weapons-systems-analyst-c4isr-systems/59679438/

17.) Instructional Systems Designer 5, Unitech, Washington, DC

This position requires the individual to have the ability to conduct analysis of content materials, design effective instructional strategies using various delivery methods, and implement performance-based evaluation (formative, summative) strategies into assigned lessons, as well as ability to work toward Certified Instructional Performance Technologist (CIPT), ISD certification, or equivalent.

Must be able to write and communicate effectively, convey information quickly through verbal presentations, and function effectively in cross-functional teams under the supervision of various project management, instructional design, and technology support teams.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should email their resume with a cover letter to careers@unitech1.com or fax to (703) 667-3230. EEO/AA

Bachelors Degree in Instructional Design, Education, Training, Distance Learning, or equivalent years of experience. TS-SCI Clearance required.

Two to four years experience conducting work across the instructional systems design (ISD) model including the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation (ADDIE) process.

Individual must have a solid understanding of learning styles, learner-centric instruction, effective teaching/learning strategies, interactions, evaluation, and feedback processes.

Individual should have working knowledge of basic computer skills, Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat, and basic graphic software applications, as well as ability to quickly learn about other multimedia and proprietary software applications, as needed. Individual should also have a basic understanding of SCORM/AICC and 508 compliant applications for a variety of subject matter areas, to include commercial, military, and government agencies.

http://www.unitech1.com/

careers@unitech1.com

18.) C4isr Team Leader, Survice Engineering Company, Baltimore, Maryland

http://www.flipdog.com/job/c4isr-team-leader/58446464/

19.) Director of Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute, Washington, DC

The Cato Institute seeks to hire a director of defense and homeland security studies. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of the defense and homeland security budgets, and be conversant in the scholarly and contemporary literature pertaining to national security strategy, defense policy, weapons systems, homeland security and counterterrorism. The individual should hold an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., in political science, history, international relations, security studies or economics, and have a record of scholarly publications. Experience in government, including military service, is a plus.

Outstanding communications skills are essential, along with a commitment to the philosophy of liberty, limited government, and a security policy focused on the defense of America’s vital interests. Salary will be commensurate with experience and ability. Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting their unique qualifications as well as a comprehensive resume documenting educational background, professional experience, and published works. No phone calls please.

Christopher Preble

Director of Foreign Policy Studies

Cato Institute

1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20001

Email: cpreble@cato.org

http://www.cato.org/jobs/jobops.html

20.) Wiring Harness Technician, Aurora Flight Sciences, Columbus, MS

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA7/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=AURORA&cws=1&rid=84

21.) Electrical Design Engineer, Environmental Tectonics Corporation, Southampton, PA

http://www.etcusa.com/corp/corp_careers.php

22.) Business Analyst, Computer Sciences Corporation, Falls Church, VA

http://jobview.monster.com:80/getjob.asp?JobID=59768731

23.) Hardware Design & Systems Integration Engineer, NAVSYS Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO

The Hardware Design & Systems Integration Engineer will work in a hands-on R&D atmosphere on a team with other hardware, firmware, and software engineers. Responsiblities include hardware, FPGA design, and software integration efforts between our digital design, digital signal processing, software and antenna/RF designs. This engineer will oversee the entire product life cycle of company GPS and DSP hardware products—from design through development, integration, test, and robust release.

Job Description

The Hardware Design & Systems Integration Engineer will be responsible for the following:

Contribute to the development of hardware and system specifications during proposal development stages.

Provide systems design and engineering in Phase II and Phase III projects. This includes prototype development and taking existing prototypes to the next stage of development.

Work closely with other engineers and departments based on project/customer objectives and specifications to design, develop, and verify designs of proposed systems. Conduct design reviews and design checks to minimize the number of design spins required prior to release or production.

Support other members of the engineering team by providing supportive services in systems design and integration, prototype development, environmental engineering, testing at the systems and component levels, and field testing.

Lead development of custom boards and pieces of hardware to meet unique product needs.

Support the R&D test process and infrastructure by developing and executing test plans on the system and component level; validating diagnostic tools; conducting & refining hardware design validation test methods, environmental engineering and testing; and conducting debugging activities for prototypes.

Document system designs, core components, testing plans, and results.

Requirements

This position requires an experienced self-starter with strong independent and team research abilities. Flexibility to changing tasks and assignments is key. The ability to multitask across projects is also essential. A positive “get the job done” attitude will be rewarded. The ability to jump in and get to work with little direction and supervision will be of significant benefit.

The successful candidate must possess the following combination of knowledge, skills, and experience:

10+ years of hands-on experience designing, developing, and integrating hardware into products.

Experience with the development and testing of RF systems from 800 MHz – 2 GHz.

Experience with development and testing of high speed digital circuitry, FPGAs and firmware requirements.

Familiar with all phases of product development and has successfully taken at least one product from concept through prototype and into production stage.

Effective planning skills with an ability to manage to schedules and cost.

Demonstrates strong aptitude and technical skills in debugging a multitude of hardware failure types; and demonstrates depth and proficiency in working with all broad-level debugging instruments, i.e., logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, analog/digital measurement devices, power devices).

Effectively worked with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, including hardware, software, firmware, and systems engineers.

Experience in analyzing and selecting appropriate components and modules for a product, such as chips, boards, and power supplies.

Fully understands chip and board level schematics and functions to build products and isolate failures at the component level. This position may require a high level of chip or PCB development.

Experience developing products in one of the following areas: real-time systems, radar systems, RF communications, GPS receivers, digital signal processing, antennas.

Experience running MATLAB test tools.

A working knowledge of RF communications, GPS receivers, digital signal processing, and/or antennas.

The following knowledge, skills and experience are highly desirable:

Experience in an industry that produced robust products which required compliance with durability standards in the field.

Experience working on DoD contracts and R&D efforts.

Proficiency/experience with C++, MATLAB, PLD Design Tools, ORCAD, Solidworks, Auto CAD, Visio, and MS Office products is a plus.

Citizenship, Education, and Security Clearance

U.S. citizenship required.

BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or another related technical discipline.

Individuals with an active security clearance are preferred. Candidates without active security clearance will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

To be considered for this position…

Submit your resume and cover letter describing your relevant experience and skills—along with a salary history—in Word or plain text format.

email: careers@navsys.com

fax: 719.481.4908

snail mail:

NAVSYS Corporation

ATTN: Human Resources

14960 Woodcarver Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

All inquiries and materials will be kept in strictest confidence.

Please, no walk-in applicants.

Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Vet/Disab.

http://www.navsys.com/Employment/hw_design_0307.htm

24.) System Integrator, NuWave Solutions, McLean, VA

We are looking for talented individuals to join our team in the Washington DC metro area.

Candidates for employment should have mid to senior-level development and consulting skills, and be team players who willing to perform a wide range of tasks to help our small company succeed and grow. Candidates must be self-starters who are able to work with little supervision, and willing to commute within the Washington DC metro area.

We are seeking a System Integrator to join our team

Job Summary: The System Integrator is responsible for working with developers and our clients to integration business applications into the enterprise.

Duties and Responsibilities: System Integrator responsible and working with the application developers to integrate applications into the enterprise.

Knowledge and Experience: Candidates must have a minimum 3 yrs experience as an integrator working with Sun Solaris UNIX systems, Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or hard science discipline, 2-4 years directly related systems integration experience, Proficiency in the use of BEA WebLogic products, Basic knowledge of TCP/IP and other aspects of UNIX network troubleshooting is a must (Unix skills include use of Emacs or VI editing, OS installations and creating installation documentation for all newly integrated software packages, Must have understanding of J2EE web applications, web-based software designing, planning and testing as well as deployment of new applications as well as the migration of new systems and technology. Desired: Familiarity with Java Programming, Oracle, and Stellent is a plus. Candidates must have an active TS/SCI clearance.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package to our team members.

If you are interested in pursuing any of these rewarding opportunities, please forward your resume to: recruiting@nuwavesolutions.com

http://www.nuwavesolutions.com/nuwave/aboutus/employment_index.shtml

25.) Aeronautical Engineer, ICF International, Oklahoma City OK

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=4535

26.) Deputy Director of Logistics, Senior Executive Service, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, East St. Louis, IL

Job Announcement Number: AF/DPS 07-19

SALARY RANGE: 134,200.00 – 154,600.00 USD per year

(Air Force Tier I Salary Range) SES members are eligible for bonuses and/or Presidential rank awards and stipends in addition to annual salary.

SERIES & GRADE: ES-0346-00/00

Closes August 03, 2007

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=59682843

27.) CHIEF, OFFICE FOR ENGINEERING & LOGISTICS SERVICES, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department Of Defense, Washington, DC

Job Announcement Number: X07-T – DISES-HMS

Pay Plan/Series/Grade: EP-0340-00

Salary Range: From $111676 to $161296 annually

Closing Date: 2007-08-06

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=59613038

28.) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Adaptive Methods, Centreville, VA

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Research, develop, write and edit internal and external communications media including Internet, newsletter, bulletins, publications and email

Develop, research, interview and write articles, speeches, presentations, and other communications materials for internal and external use

Develop and coordinate frequent updates of Intranet content

Write, manage, distribute, and track coverage of firm press releases

Develop content and writing copy for marketing collateral

Work to weekly and monthly deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors Degree in Communications/Public Relations degree with 0-2 years experience or Communications/Public Relations degree seeking college intern (junior or senior).

Academic knowledge of, if not experience in, the communications/public relations arena.

Must have MS Office experience and Proficiency with desktop publishing tools

Strong writing skills, with understanding of AP standards

Excellent organizational communication skills with proven ability to write and edit original copy based on a solid understanding of related issues

Excellent interpersonal skills; team-oriented; collaborative.

Travel may be required to various Adaptive Methods offices as well as client sites.

Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including U.S. citizenship, for access to sensitive information.

www.adaptivemethods.com/careers/job_detail.php?job_id=43

29.) Public Affairs Specialist, Seventh Army Training Command, Department of The Army, Grafenwoehr, Germany

Job Announcement Number: EUJJ07113046

SERIES & GRADE: GS-1035-12/12

SALARY RANGE: 56,301.00 – 73,194.00 USD per year

Closes Wednesday, July 25, 2007

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=59646631

*** From gary Bracken:

Ned: Here is an immediate opening with SAIC’s AMTI operation, preference is someone with spec ops background. Thanks! GB

30.) STAFF ACTION OFFICER, SAIC AMTI, Fayetteville, NC area

SAIC’s AMTI operation has an immediate opening in the Fayetteville, NC area. The position requires the individual to act as primary POC for all organizational activities. The position is essentially a STAFF ACTION OFFICER, who will spend time in a Joint Operations Center during ramp up and real world activities. The actual work is performed in a SCIF; therefore, a TS/SCI clearance is a must.

Position Requirements: TS/SCI eligible and willing to live in the Fayetteville, NC AO. Preferred background is SEAL/Special Mission Unit experience. Salary: 75-79K. No moving expense is available for this position and the position is available immediately. Please contact hiring manager for additional information: Dave Hart, david.j.hart@saic.com Office: (910) 692-8090

*** Another Saturday night in Baghdad:

It is the night before Father's Day, but the men gathered here tonight won't be going to a Mets game or a back-yard Barbecue on Sunday. Instead, it's another day at the office in the Zone, another Sunday of low-intensity conflict.

It's country night by the pool. 8 PM and the music fills the courtyard and our trailer park for 5 or 10 rows deep. About 100 soldiers, contractors, and ladies from 20 odd countries are gathered 'round listening to Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, Faith Hill and Johnny Cash and other CW stars and bands playing on the PC (MP3 files on somebody's laptop) piped through a rag-tag collection of speakers cobbled together for the occasion.

I'm enjoying the music and the show kicked back on one of the chaise-lounges by the pool. It's a relatively cool evening already, about 85 F. The sun has slipped below the artificial horizon of the blast walls, and the sky is a brownish blue. Looking up, I see the evening dance of the birds and the bats chasing the bugs and skeeters in and around the gently waving palm trees and the ancient whatever tree standing at the south end of the pool.

It's a grand old gnarled tree, not what one would expect in the desert capitol. This old tree has a trunk fully 4 feet wide at the base, and rises over 50-60 feet above us with twisted and pretzel like limbs t hat rise, drop down to scrape at the dirt and tile, then rise again in a frozen wave that makes it appear as if the tree itself was dancing once, swaying and bending like a Hoqwarts' tree, before Socialism froze that moment in time.

I trust that the many ladies here by the pool haven't noticed the legion of bats overhead. They flit and flutter in their crazy weave in pursuit of their next buggy snack, dodging & twisting with the swallows and sparrows in the cooling evening air. The twitter and chatter of the hundreds of birds here in the Palace's back yard is one of the constant little background noises that many of the troops never seem to note as they pass to and fro to chow and to their individual aluminum cocoons. In contrast, the bats are preternaturally silent to our ears as they fly as our overhead cover,

consuming pound after pound of mosquitoes, sand gnats, and other delicacies.

The dance floor is part fine Italian marble, part pool tiles, part

powder-fine dust, and part concrete: depending on where the particular dancers find themselves at the moment. Some of the crowd is quite 'normal:' hand-tooled Justins and Ropers, Levis and western shirts with mother-of pearl buttons and pitchin' rodeo riders embroidered on the back. Less conventional are the three Italian Carabinieri in black (does that mean this is a Spaghetti western dance?); the Lithuanians in shorts & sandals; the Czech and the Slovak sipping their beers at separate tables; 6 Portuguese

officers in a mix of jeans and camouflage T-shirts; a Lebanese line dancer; and dozens of others of indefinable nationalities in the crowd. There is a hard core of 8 or 9 ladies of Southern extraction from t he Embassy staff who are out front for most every dance: two-stepping with a variety of guys until one is spent, at which time they pluck another victim from the outskirts or the closer tables and bring them up for instruction.

With cajoling and gentle coaching, the cowboys of the crowd are working up another set of lines, until 50 or 60 of our multi-national dance crew are a-shuffling and a-turnin' to the beat of Tracey Lawrence and “Find out Who Your Friends Are.” As Spock would say.”Fascinating..”

It's darker now: the sun slipped away with surprising alacrity as it does every evening. The scene is made more surreal with the casual tracking of helicopters overhead every few minutes, and the snap=crackle=pop of the flare ejectors overhead. Red, yellow, and white flares arc downward over the swaying palm trees in the darkness, while Jimmy Buffet is singing “Margaritaville” to our assembled crowd. What next? A segue to the Macarena? (One hopes not.)

Ah, well. Thus comes the end for this party. The hoot-hoot-hoot of the Alarm interrupts the moment. “Incoming!” is the call, and the party suddenly converts to a dash for cover. There are but three small bunkers here in the pool yard, and more people than space. Gallantry solves the problem: women first is the order of the moment. Marines and young soldiers improvise cover by dropping to the sand and gravel at the base of jersey barriers and the cabana wall. Other clever folk take cover in the pool itself, as the water would provide some solid resistance to shrapnel or debris (as long as no warhead actually splashes into the water!) The crowd shows three distinct divisions: the frantic and graceless scramble of

civilians, contractor and gov't employees alike; the measured and steady fast-walk/crouch move of seasoned warriors of many ages; and the casual stroll of the older and perhaps more jaundiced bunch (like me) who yield the choicer spots of cover & concealment in the bunkers to the young, to the women, to the chattering fearful ones. I and men like me are among the third category, who casually move to cover with a more practiced eye. Knowing which way the prevailing trajectories come, I and a pair of grizzled Houston ex-cops shelter in the lee of the diving platform.

Four Marines trot by, from the USMC “Camp Frosty” behind the pool house: the Marine Guard's private club and bar-b-q set up. The Sgt leads the bunch, bright red USMC pt trunks flashing garishly in contrast to his dull olive armor, helmet, gas mask and goggles passes by with his rifle at a proper 45 degree angle, parade perfect pose for “port arms.” Three privates trail in his dust, with less precision in their lanky posture but no less determination in their faces, no uncertainty shows in their eyes. This is the moment they live for, this is their call “To Arms!” They lope to no bunker for cover: they run for their fighting position, a true “fighting top” in a small tower near the DFAC. These men hope for what others fear.

These men hope that someone will try them tonight: they are eager for the fight to come to them.

False alarm. No whistle of rockets overhead, no 'whump' of warheads in the courtyard tonight. No booms, no blasts in the distance, no flash, no cloud of dust & smoke. The blat-blat-blat of the “All clear” sounds out three times, and slowly the bunkers empty out. Six sailors stand up from behind the pool tables, and resume their game. Garth Brooks is singing “Ireland” defiantly from the bar: the music never stopped for the rude interruption. Two Danes never moved from their table: Viking men still face danger head-on. They pop another pair of Heinekens, and salute the resumption of the dance.

Another Saturday night in Baghdad. Life goes on.

Michael B, from the other “logic-free zone”

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