Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 29 August 2007


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 29 August 2007

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“Victory awaits those who have everything in order?

– People call that luck.

Defeat is certain for those who have forgotten to take the necessary precautions in time?

– That is called bad luck.”

Ronald Amundson, 14 December 1911

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.

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

1.) Senior Test Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

2.) Battle Watch Specialist, Capstone Corporation, Various Locations

3.) CNIC OCONUS REGCOM Task Lead, Capstone Corporation, Various Locations

4.) Battle Watch Supervisor, Capstone Corporation, Various Locations

5.) International Export Administrator, L-3 Communications, Linkabit

Division, Victor, New York

6.) Export Administrator , DRS Tactical Systems, Melbourne, FL

7.) Aviation Technical Systems Specialist/NAS Planning Specialist, Federal

Aviation Administration (FAA), Fort Worth, Texas

8.) ECRC Family Readiness Assistant, Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC), Alion Science and Technology, Newport News, VA

9.) Telecommunications SME, Defense Sector, BearingPoint, Arlington, VA

10.) Export and Compliance Specialist, EDO Communications and Countermeasures Systems, Thousand Oaks, CA

11.) CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION OFFICER, Customs and Border Protection, Department Of Homeland Security, Many vacancies – Throughout the Nation, US

12.) Intelligence Specialist (Staff Management), Army Intelligence and Security Command, Ft Belvoir, VA

13.) Corporate Human Relations Manager, Call Henry, Titusville, FL

14.) MDESH&Q Administrative Assistant, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, VA

15.) Simulation Technician, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

16.) Materials Engineer, Belcan Advanced Engineering & Technology, Baltimore, MD

17.) ADP Systems Manager, Global Analytic Information Technology Service (GAITS), White Sands Missile Range, NM

18.) Thermal Design Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach, CA

19.) Receptionist, AgustaWestlandBell, Reston, VA

20.) Naval Architect/Aeronautical Engineer, CDI Marine Company, Systems Development Division, Severna Park, MD

*** And more…

Ned reported on his trip to San Diego and Boston in JOTW 35-2007, which you can read at www.nedsjotw.com.

See also:

http://www.navy.mil/management/videodb/player/video.aspx?id=9796

http://news.bostonherald.com/galleries/?title=const08252007#photo

*** I published Oliver Wendell Holmes 1830 poem “Old Ironsides” in Monday’s JOTW newsletter (www.nedsjotw.com). This commentary is appropriate:

AUTHOR'S NOTE

By Oliver Wendell Holmes

This was the popular name by which the frigate Constitution was known. The poem was first printed in the Boston Daily Advertiser, at the time when it was proposed to break up the old ship as unfit for service. I subjoin the paragraph which led to the writing of the poem. It is from the Advertiser of Tuesday, September 14, 1830:–

“Old Ironsides.— It has been affirmed upon good authority that the Secretary of the Navy has recommended to the Board of Navy Commissioners to dispose of the frigate Constitution. Since it has been understood that such a step was in contemplation we have heard but one opinion expressed, and that in decided disapprobation of the measure. Such a national object of interest, so endeared to our national pride as Old Ironsides is, should never by any act of our government cease to belong to the Navy, so long as our country is to be found upon the map of nations. In England it was lately determined by the Admiralty to cut the Victory, a one-hundred gun ship (which it will be recollected bore the flag of Lord Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar), down to a seventy-four, but so loud were the lamentations of the people upon the proposed measure that the intention was abandoned. We confidently anticipate that the Secretary of the Navy will in like manner consult the general wish in regard to the Constitution, and either let her remain in ordinary or rebuild her whenever the public service may require.”

–New York Journal of Commerce.

*** Send an announcement to the 500-plus defense industry professionals on this list for just $200. Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

Defense Forum Washington: 18 September 2007

The U.S. Naval Institute and the Military Officers Association of America co-host Defense Forum Washington on 18 September at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. This program will be of interest to all Americans.

The focus of Defense Forum Washington this year is “Keeping Faith with Those Who Serve: How Can We Provide the Healthcare Our Military and Veterans Need—and Deserve?”

Keynote remarks:

R. James Nicholson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Congressman Steven Buyer (IN-4) House Veterans Affairs Committee

Panel discussions:

“How Do We Identify and Treat Invisible Wounds, e.g. Traumatic Brain Injury?”

“The Bionic Man: How Can Amputees Continue to Serve on Active Duty?”

“Can Leadership keep the 'D' out of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?”

See the entire conference program:

http://www.usni.org/conferences/details.asp?id=5

*** The American Society of Naval Engineers Tidewater Section will host Fleet Maintenance Symposium 2007 (FMS 07), at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Va. on September 18-19. Vice Adm. Paul E. Sullivan, commander of NAVSEA will be keynote speaker, Sept. 19. NAVSEA's Naval Shipyards, Naval Sea Logistics Center and Warfare center Enterprise will be among the more than 100 exhibitors. For more information on FMS 07, visit http://www.asne-tw.org/asne/fms07/index.html.

*** Have an event you want to publicize to the 540 influential defense industry leaders who read DEFCON 1 each week? Send your announcement to me at lundquist989@cs.com.

*** Team PA –

It is with great sadness that I must inform everyone of the tragic

passing of Cdr. Jeri Ezell, USN Ret. Cdr. Ezell had a long and

distinguished career as a photographer and later as a commissioned

officer and LDO. Jeri was the first woman commissioned as a photo LDO, and from June 1994 until June 1996 was the first female Commanding Officer of Fleet Imaging Command, Pacific.

Jeri was killed instantly when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler traveling at a high rate of speed, Friday, August 24, 2007.

In her retirement, Jeri kept very busy raising rescued horses at her

ranch in Tennessee, and owning two businesses, the Sleep Study Clinics

of West Tennessee and WessCare Home Medical Equipment, both of

Dyersburg, Tenn.

Her family has arranged for funeral services on Thursday, August 30, at 1100, provided by Coots and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Maple St.

Jeffersonville, IN 47130 (812) 282-1356. Viewing is scheduled from

1400-2000 on Wednesday.

I know everyone in the entire PA/VI community joins me in sending our

most sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Sincerely,

RDML Nathan Jones

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Senior Test Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Job ID 7265.

Qualifications

BA/BS degree preferred. Minimum of 10 years of Navy T&E experience and Navy program office support required. Former active duty Navy experience a plus. Must have the demonstrated ability to interface effectively at the Navy Program Manager level.

Responsibilities

Provide senior level test and evaluation support to PMS 403, the Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Systems Program Office. Must have the demonstrated ability to plan, conduct, and technically direct the test and evaluation (T&E) efforts associated with all PMS 403 programs. Must be familiar with all current Navy and DoD test and evaluation processes and procedures. Must be able to develop appropriate Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs) for major acquisition programs. Define and design complex systems testing requirements and evaluate the proposed T&E deliverables from various equipment vendors. Coordinate the T&E efforts of various contractors and other government agencies and laboratories. Assist in the development of program T&E status briefings to the highest levels of the DoN and DoD.

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.)

*** Here are three opportunities from John Johnson with Capstone Corporation:

Ned,

Capstone Corporation is supporting Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) in manning their Regional Operation Centers (ROC). We are currently identifing qualified candidates willing to relocate.

The four sites to be supported will be:

Commander, Naval Region Japan – Yokosuka Commander, Naval Region

Mariannas – Guam Commander, Naval Region Southwest Asia – Bahrain

Commander, Naval Region Europe – Naples

John

John Johnson (jjohnson@capstonecorp.com) Capstone Corporation

2.) Battle Watch Specialist, Capstone Corporation, Various Locations

The Battle Watch Specialist provides situational awareness and

operational support to the Battle Watch Supervisor, Battle Watch

Captain, Current Operations Officer and the Operations Officer.

Responsibilities include monitoring world-wide events that may impact on the Navy shore installations enterprise, including personnel and

resources; collecting information; producing reports and briefings; and distributing information to activities with a need to know; monitoring, drafting, and releasing Defense message system traffic; assists in conducting analysis and developing courses of action to support operational requirements; and assists in supporting deliberate and crisis action planning for the Navy Regional Commander. The Battle Watch Specialist will, as necessary or at the direction of the Battle Watch Supervisor, assist in the coordination with or ensure coordination with other DoD Services and various Federal, international, local governmental and nongovernment agencies. This position requires personnel to work shift work (12 hour shifts) 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Retired or Reserve Component NCO desired (E-5 or E-6 Desired)

– MUST HAVE MILITARY WATCH EXPERIENCE

– Must have a minimum of an Associates Degree or 5+ years Military

experience.

– Must have experience in plans and operations.

– Must have strong written and oral skills and be able to present

sensitive data to senior military leaders in a succinct manner.

– Must be able to perform duties independently, and be a self starter

with intuitive skills to analyze data and draw valid conclusions from

multiple information sources.

– Must have good Microsoft office skills.

– Must have at least an interim secret clearance

Contact:

John Johnson (jjohnson@capstonecorp.com) Capstone Corporation

Alternate POC is Kimberly Rule (krule@capstonecorp.com); 703-683-4220

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3.) CNIC OCONUS REGCOM Task Lead, Capstone Corporation, Various Locations

Serves as the Operations Manager for the Regional Operations Center, and is Capstone's site interface with the customer.

The Site Lead will provide oversight and management for the entire

Regional Operations Center which entails but is not limited to,

Capstone Contractor Battle Watch teams and scheduling, all hardware and associated maintenance issues, and assisting in conflict resolution between the customer and Capstone. The Site Lead will coordinate with the Regional Command's Training Officer in the development and implementation, and sustainment of the Battle Watch training program and oversee watch-stander training and certification to ensure that all watch-standers are proficient on all SOPs, equipment and other requirements. Provides operational support to Regional Commander's Contingency and Crisis Action Planning activities to include Contingency plan review and development, Course of Action development and selection, and orders development. The Site Lead will, in coordination with the Regional Commander's representatives, interface with applicable Federal and Local Governmental agencies to ensure any required interagency

communication and coordination requirements are identified and

implemented.

Officer desired (O-5 or O-6 Desired)

– MUST HAVE MILITARY WATCH EXPERIENCE

– Must have a minimum of a Four Year Degree.

– Must have experience in plans and operations.

– Must have strong written and oral skills and be able to present

sensitive data to senior military leaders in a succinct manner.

– Must be able to perform duties independently, and be a self starter

with intuitive skills to analyze data and draw valid conclusions from

multiple information sources.

– Must have good Microsoft office skills.

– Must have a minimum of a current interim secret security clearance

Contact:

John Johnson (jjohnson@capstonecorp.com) Capstone Corporation

Alternate POC is Kimberly Rule (krule@capstonecorp.com); 703-683-4220

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4.) Battle Watch Supervisor, Capstone Corporation, Various Locations

Serve as the senior Battle Watch team member providing oversight for the Battle Watch team, providing situational awareness and operational support to the Battle Watch Captain, Current Operations Officer and the Operations Officer.

Responsibilities include assisting the Battle Watch Captain in all

aspects of their duties, supervising the Battle Watch Specialist in the conduct of his duties, monitoring world-wide events that may impact on the Navy shore installations enterprise, including personnel and resources; collecting information, producing reports and briefings, and distributing information to activities with a need to know; monitoring, drafting, and releasing, Defense message system traffic, conducting analysis and assisting in the development of courses of action to support operational requirements; and supporting contingency (deliberate) and crisis action planning for the Navy Regional Commander.

The Battle Watch Supervisor will also assist in the coordination of or ensure coordination with other DoD Services and various Federal and Local Governmental agencies. This position requires personnel to work shift work (12 hour shifts) 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

**Senior NCO and/or Officer Desired (E7 or above)**

MUST HAVE MILITARY WATCH EXPERIENCE

– Must have a minimum of an Associates Degree or 5+ years Military

experience.

– Must have experience in plans and operations.

– Must have strong written and oral skills and be able to present

sensitive data to senior military leaders in a succinct manner.

– Must be able to perform duties independently, and be a self starter

with intuitive skills to analyze data and draw valid conclusions from

multiple information sources.

– Must have good Microsoft Office skills.

– Must have at least a current interim secret security clearance

Contact:

John Johnson (jjohnson@capstonecorp.com) Capstone Corporation

Alternate POC is Kimberly Rule (krule@capstonecorp.com); 703-683-4220

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5.) International Export Administrator, L-3 Communications, Linkabit

Division, Victor, New York

http://www.siaed.org/en/j/?1137

6.) Export Administrator , DRS Tactical Systems, Melbourne, FL

http://www.siaed.org/en/j/?1117

7.) Aviation Technical Systems Specialist/NAS Planning Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Fort Worth, Texas

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?id=1950077

8.) ECRC Family Readiness Assistant, Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC), Alion Science and Technology, Newport News, VA

Qualifications

Knowledge of the various family support programs. Knowledge of

Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) mission, functions,

objectives, policies and organizational structure. Knowledge of the Navy mission and lifestyle, including situations that can lead to family problems which may negatively impart safety, productivity and mission readiness. Knowledge of military family dynamics, structure, needs and problems. Proficient in oral and written communications. Ability to use MS Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to prioritize and manage several complex problems/issues simultaneously.

Responsibilities

Supporting the formulation and implementation of Family Readiness

programs and management systems, policies, and procedures for ECRC. Act as primary liaison and coordinate Navy IA family support between ECRC, the chain of command (Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, United States Fleet Forces) and authorized providing agencies (such as navy

Ombudsman, FFSC, NLSO, etc.) Ensure the appropriate data on Navy

families including contact information, special requirements, etc. is

shared with those organizations. Develops Family Readiness issue papers, briefings, draft instructions, naval messages, MOA's, etc.

Job ID: 7252

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.)

9.) Telecommunications SME, Defense Sector, BearingPoint, Arlington, VA

BearingPoint, Inc. is one of the world's largest business consulting, systems integration and managed services firms serving Global 2,000 companies, Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, and other organizations.OverviewWe are currently searching for a Telecommunications SME to support the telecom needs of the client's infrastructure, which consists of approx. 2,000 deployed workstations at approx. 1,400 locations throughout the world. This position is located in Arlington, VA. Position Requirements 4 years of experience working with communications networks troubleshooting telecommunications issues and developing and recommending solutionsExperience working with firewalls and other network security featuresExperience assessing hardware needs of an infrastructure and making grounded decisions on new equipmentUndergraduate degreeU.S. citizenshipPreferred QualificationsExperience with Crystal Reports is highly desirableKnowledge of DoD system security requirements in highly desirableUnderstanding of telecommunications protocols and the features and limitations of eachAbility to understand and use tools to manage the client's infrastructureAbility to learn and understand the functions and features of the client's infrastructureAbility to learn and understand smart cards and public key infrastructure technologydf-kp

Email: 2890947.168@jobfrenzy.com

http://www.diversityworking.com/viewJob/?jobId=335752&jid=15141

10.) Export and Compliance Specialist, EDO Communications and Countermeasures Systems, Thousand Oaks, CA

http://www.siaed.org/en/j/?1134

11.) CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION OFFICER, Customs and Border Protection, Department Of Homeland Security, Many vacancies – Throughout the Nation, US

Job Announcement Number: CBPO 07-03

Series & Grade: GS-1895-05/07

Salary Range: 28,862.00 – 35,752.00 USD per year

Closes Monday, September 10, 2007

http://www.customs.gov/linkhandler/cgov/careers/customs_careers/officer/cbpo.ctt/cbpo.doc

12.) Intelligence Specialist (Staff Management), Army Intelligence and Security Command, Ft Belvoir, VA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=61298636

13.) Corporate Human Relations Manager, Call Henry, Titusville, FL

Corporate Human Relations Manager to help established corporate HR

policies and their implementation. Must have at least 5 years of HR

management experience supporting HR functions in a government

environment contractor environment. This position will be at our

corporate office in Titusville, FL.

http://www.callhenry.com/careers/openings.htm

14.) MDESH&Q Administrative Assistant, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, VA

http://www1.jlab.org/mis/jobline/view_position.cfm?position_number=ER01026

15.) Simulation Technician, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

http://www.simulationinformation.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=861&Itemid=34

16.) Materials Engineer, Belcan Advanced Engineering & Technology, Baltimore, MD

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=4690

17.) ADP Systems Manager, Global Analytic Information Technology Service (GAITS), White Sands Missile Range, NM

Global Analytic Information Technology Services is an award winning IT networking company based in Alexandria,VA. As a company we, at GAITS, provide the IT and Network Solutions needed to succeed in today's new era of security, defense, and e-government.

GAITS has an opening for an ADP Systems Manager position at the White Sands Missile Range, NM. This position requires the incumbent to possess a current DoD Secret clearance.

The ADP Systems Manager supervises systems programmers and computer operator personnel. Must have knowledge with implementation and installation of computer system software functions to include peripheral device interfaces. Work closely with applications programmers and other users of the computer system. Supervise the requisitions for new versions of computer hardware and firmware. Ensure that the installation of computer hardware and firmware follows established standards. Supervise the establishment of procedures and standards for the efficient operation of the computer system.

Knowledge of programming languages, computer operating systems, developing test procedures, supervising other workers, scheduling & budgets.

Bachelor's degree required.

http://www.knowledgeworkers.com/careers/gaits.php

18.) Thermal Design Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach, CA

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=1951739

19.) Receptionist, AgustaWestlandBell, Reston, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=59252343

20.) Naval Architect/Aeronautical Engineer, CDI Marine Company, Systems Development Division, Severna Park, MD

http://www.seadiscovery.com/mt/mtJob.aspx?showjob=123711767

*** An Admiral was touring one of the ships in his fleet. After dinner, he ditched his escorts and walked along the weatherdecks. He came upon a seaman, and decided to ask a few questions to check the level of training aboard.

'Sailor,' he asked, 'what would you do if someone fell over the rail?'

'Officer or enlisted?' was the instant reply.

'Um, okay, enlisted, uh, someone from your division. Yeah, one of your buds falls over the side, what would you do?'

'Call away 'Man Overboard,' toss a floatation device to him, stick by the rail and try to keep an eye on him while the ship turns and lookouts assemble. When a phone talker arrives, give information to the bridge to aid in the recovery.'

'Okay, sailor, good answer. But I have to ask, what would you do if an officer fell over the side?'

The sailor leaned close, looked left and right, and asked, 'Which one?'

*** The SNA Greater Washington chapter is planning a Tailgater for the Navy- Delaware game on Saturday, 27 October 2007. The game begins at 1300 and the tailgater is tentatively scheduled to begin at 1000 (time subject to change). More details regarding registration, location, cost, etc. will be posted soon to the GWC event page at www.navysna.org when event information is finalized.

Interested in game tickets? We are planning to order a block of tickets and wanted to find out how many members might be interested in

purchasing tickets for this game. If you might be interested in

purchasing tickets through SNA for the Navy/Delaware game at a cost of

$24 each, please email your name and number of tickets you may require

to dgarrynavysna@aol.com.

Thank you,

SNA Administrative Staff

Surface Navy Association

2550 Huntington Avenue, Ste. 202

Alexandria, VA 22303

(703) 960-6800

(800) NAVYSNA

www.navysna.org

*** Ball cap of the week: U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: USCGC Haddock

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