Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 19 September 2007


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 19 September 2007

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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.) Systems Specialist, Alion Science and Technology, Einseidlerhof, Germany

2.) Web & Graphic Designer, Alexandria, Bowhead Technical and Professional Services, VA

3.) Technical Writer Editor, National Biodefense Analysis & Countermeasures Center (NBACC),Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI), Frederick, Maryland

4.) Principle Network Engineer – Top Secret Clearance Required, Akamai, Reston, VA

5.) AUDITOR (CONTRACT AUDIT), Defense Contract Audit Agency, multiple duty locations

6.) Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), various locations

7.) Biotech Research Lab Analyst (Assoc. Scientist), Zel Technologies, Cape Canaveral, FL

8.) Administrative Office Assistant, Alion Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

11.) Technical Trainer 4, Northroip Grumman, Barksdale AFB, LA

12.) Senior Systems Engineer, Axom Technologies, Ft. Meade, Maryland

13.) Senior Course Developer/Training Specialist, Maden Technologies,

Arlington, Virginia

14.) MS Systems Administrator, Fulkcrum IT, Stuttgart, Germany

15.) ASSOCIATE IN SIMULATION, OFFICE OF RESEARCH & COMMERCIALIZATION, INSTITUTE FOR SIMULATION & TRAINING, Orlando, FL

16.) Thin Film Coating Technician, Rocky Mountain Instrument, Lafayette, CO

17.) Cost Accounting Manager, Coalescent Technologies, Winter Park, FL

18.) Sales and Marketing Manager, SimiGon, Orlando, FL

19.) C# Programmer, Garcia Information Systems, Indian Head, MD

20.) Change Manager TS/SCI Clearance, BearingPoint Public Services, McLean, Virginia

*** And more…

*** Offshore Patrol Vessels 2007

Delivering Multi-Role, Cost-Effective Naval Capabilities to Meet the Demands of 21st Century Operations

This event is presented in English

September 26 – 27, 2007 • The Golden Tulip, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

http://www.defenceiq.com/cgi-bin/templates/document.html?topic=228&event=13762&document=101153

(If you plan to attend this conference, look for Ned.)

*** The Surface Navy Association Monterey Symposium will be held at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey Oct. 16. Ned will be there. Watch for details:

http://www.navysna.org/WCS2007/WCS.html

*** From our friends at the Naval Historical Foundation:

Navy Birthday

On Friday, 19 October 2007 the annual Navy Birthday Celebration, or

“Birthday Ball” will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center off

Seminary Road and I-395. The event is run by the National Capital

Council of the Navy League and endorsed by the Commandant, NDW. We at

NHF help co-sponsor the birthday dinner by providing some naval history content. Last year's history theme was the 60th anniversary of the start of the Cold War. This year we're noting the centennial of the Great White Fleet's cruise around the world, Dec 1907-Feb 1909 with a special poster and photo display. Over 500 guests attended last year's dinner, and the organizers are working on CNO or VCNO for this year's speaker. Registration information is at www.navybirthday.org

*** Special Discount Offer for JOTW and DEFCON 1 Members

Matthew Cossolotto is offering a special $2.00 discount on his book All The World’s a Podium for all JOTW and DEFCON 1 members. Here’s how it works. Simply visit www.ovations.com and order your signed copies of All The World’s a Podium. After ordering your book(s), you MUST send an email to standingo@ovations.com and indicate that you’re a member of JOTW or DEFCON 1. A $2.00 (partial) refund will be issued and the refund will appear on your credit card bill for each book ordered. Note: This $2.00 discount applies to each copy of All The World’s A Podium you order. There is no limit. The $2.00 discount also applies to Matthew’s other book, HabitForce! – The User’s Guide for Your Personal Operating System. To order signed copies of All The World’s A Podium (and HabitForce!), visit www.ovations.com.

*** From Bernie Wagenblast’s Transportation Communications Newsletter:

US Coast Guard to Withhold Names of People It Rescues

Link to story in the Navy Times:

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/09/coastguard_disclosure_070907w/

*** SNA GWC are hosting a tailgate at the Naval Academy’s Navy Marine Corps Stadium prior to the USNA vs. Delaware game. Tickets for the game are also available. For more information and to register please follow the link below.

https://www.navysna.org/Events/Tailgate2007.asp

Date: October 27, 2007

Game starts at 1300

Tailgate starts at 1100

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

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

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Systems Specialist, Alion Science and Technology, Einseidlerhof, Germany

Job number 7366.

Qualifications

Bachelor degree and 4 years of relevant experience or Associate Degree or Technical Certification or Vocational school plus 8 years of relevant experience.

This position requires a TS-SCI clearance.

Responsibilities

Under direction of the Senior Engineer, this position will be responsible for SCI Video Teleconferencing (VTC) setup, training and monitoring at the Warrior Preparation Center Responsibilities include:

Coordinate installation and operation of VTC with HQ USAFE/A2

Provide daily SCI VTC monitoring

Provide 24×7 VTC support as needed with prior notification

Provide weekend and after hours support as required

Duties will consist of opening the facility when required, turning on the equipment, performing communications checks and verification of all required functionality (PPT slides, etc.), monitoring the actual VTC in a standby support mode and shutting down equipment and closing the facility when required.

Coordinate with the USAFE VTC schedulers and maintain a current listing of all VTCs scheduled within the USAFE SCI VTC enterprise.

Provide training to users in support of 24×7 operations and exercises.

Perform Communications Security (COMSEC) user duties as required.

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.

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.

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.)

*** From Amy Abernathy:

2.) Web & Graphic Designer, Alexandria, Bowhead Technical and Professional Services, VA

Job Description: Develops and maintains websites for both clients and company projects using strong editing, writing, design, and development skills. Proactively assesses web communication needs to define and execute the website communication plan. Writes clearly and informatively for web-based and electronically-delivered communication vehicles. Establishes and maintains consistent 'voice' in all electronic communications, ensuring a consistent user interface, site architecture and overall user experience. Determines new web technologies to utilize, such as browsers, languages and plug-ins, based on company's needs. Designs specific user interface features, site animation and/or special-effects. Gathers feedback from design and technical staff on website development needs. Builds user interface applications using appropriate programming and scripting languages. Creates prototypes and functional specifications for Internet and web-based projects. Tracks and reports on web site/page statistics and conducts quality assurance of web sites to ensure proper functionality/user-friendliness. Designs and layouts a wide variety of printed collateral such as brochures, ads, event programs, posters, direct mail pieces, fact sheets, newsletters, and other promotional materials. Handles print photo shoots as needed.

Required Skills: Bachelor's Degree from accredited university, programming skills a plus. 5-7 years experience creating websites using ASP or PHP, HTML and stylesheets (CSS) to include developing web-enabled database applications. Demonstrated experience with database-website interactivity. Experience with content management systems. Experience with .ASP, XML, HTML, Flash, Cold Fusion, and Adobe Go Live. Experience with graphic and image applications such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign). Superior written and verbal communications skills. Minimal travel and/or evening/weekend hours required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

Required Experience: 5 – 7 years of professional experience.

Tracking Code: DHS-09

Contact: Amy Abernathy, PHR

HR/Recruiting Coordinator

Bowhead Technical and Professional Services, Inc.

Direct (703) 562-0341

Main (703) 413-4226 ext. 258

Fax (703) 379-6880

amy.abernathy@bowheadsupport.com

www.bowheadsupport.com

3.) Technical Writer Editor, National Biodefense Analysis & Countermeasures Center (NBACC),Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI), Frederick, Maryland

The National Biodefense Analysis & Countermeasures Center (NBACC) is the flagship national laboratory of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). NBACC is managed by the Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI), which is a new start-up company and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Battelle Memorial Institute. NBACC provides the nation with the scientific basis for awareness of biological threats and bioforensic analysis to support attribution of their use against the American public.

Works closely with the BNBIs Leadership Team to ensure that NBACC documents accurately reflect adherence to the organizations mission, strategy, and values. Works on projects that require knowledge to span a broad range of sources of pertinent information, and the skill to analyze and present the information gathered; interpreting and explaining a variety of subjects, and writing or editing materials tailored to specific uses (e.g., operating procedures, program plans, requests for technical proposals); Edits and formats small and large reports for clarity, consistency, grammar, and conformity with the organizations standard style and format. Helps develop templates and formatting procedures. Independently investigates and provides editorial solutions to document content, document management, and information management issues. Evaluate report content and organization to ensure that it achieves its purpose; Takes initiative, resolves problems, and suggests improved procedures to ensure tasks are completed in the most effective manner. Performs other assigned duties

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree (or equivalent) preferably in English, Journalism, Communications, Instructional Development, or related field. Minimum two years of full-time, professional experience in editing and word processing (scientific, engineering, information technology fields preferred). Proficient in MS Word and strong working knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel. Experience in or aptitude/willingness to develop skills in formatting (documents, publications, web-based communications, etc.) highly desirable. Must be able to proofread own work, interpret edits from other staff and clients, and produce documents with minimal errors. Must have exceptional command of grammar and composition, as well as excellent inter- and intra-organizational skills and oral/written communication capabilities candidate will demonstrate acute attention to detail, be able to multi-task and remain flexible, and be able to work independently as well as cooperatively with other editors, formatters, employees, clients, and agencies. Must contribute to the success of the NBACC team by being willing to learn, support continuous improvement, and personally grow into increasing responsibilities.

This position requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a government top secret security clearance.

BNBI maintains a non-smoking environment

Apply to job at: http://www.bnbi.org/careers.html

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?max=25&site_id=65&keywords=clearance&jb=2349398

4.) Principle Network Engineer – Top Secret Clearance Required, Akamai, Reston, VA

http://www.akamai.com/html/careers/current_openings_reston.html

5.) AUDITOR (CONTRACT AUDIT), Defense Contract Audit Agency, multiple duty locations

Job Announcement Number: PH-RS-170287-S2

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0511-07

SALARY RANGE: 35,752.00 – 46,478.00 USD per year

Closes Sunday, July 13, 2008

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=59907426

6.) Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), various locations

https://www.borderpatrolagentsapply.com/Pages/Vacancy.aspx

7.) Biotech Research Lab Analyst (Assoc. Scientist), Zel Technologies, Cape Canaveral, FL

http://www.prohire.com/candidates/jobprofile.cfm?szWID=8450&szCID=38027&szOrderID=428213&szReturnto=careerportal

8.) Administrative Office Assistant, Alion Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Job number 7373

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.)

*** From John Valceanu:

9.) News Editor / Web Content Manager – Defense Department / Dynamics

Research Corporation, Pentagon, VA

We are looking for seasoned publication editors to work in support of

Defense Department news-driven Web sites. Candidates must be able to

craft snappy headlines, produce dynamic copy and edit captions for

maximum effect. We are looking for individuals with experience in

fast-paced news environments, and we would prefer people with knowledge of Defense Department public affairs policies and practices. Former military journalists are encouraged to apply. Newspaper, magazine and news-driven Web backgrounds are all desirable. Job location is the Pentagon, VA. Candidates must be eligible for a Secret security clearance. Position will be filled through the Dynamics Research Corporation. Job tracking number: 6180. Please email resumes to:

JSlapak@drc.com

http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/jobs/submit.cfm?fuseaction=dspj

ob&jobid=209301&company_id=15638&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=997165

&aid=1

Thanks,

John

John Valceanu

Deputy Director

OASD-PA eProducts / American Forces Press Service

(703) 692-7203

john.valceanu2@osd.mil

10.) GMD Systems Architecture Lead Engineer 6, Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=862770

11.) Technical Trainer 4, Northroip Grumman, Barksdale AFB, LA

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/query.do?keyword=

&countryName=selectAll&stateCode=selectAll&cityName=Barksdale+AFB%3A%3AL

A%3A%3AUSA&jobCategoryName=selectAll&specialNoteTypeName=selectAll&secto

rName=selectAll

12.) Senior Systems Engineer, Axom Technologies, Ft. Meade, Maryland

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=817778

13.) Senior Course Developer/Training Specialist, Maden Technologies,

Arlington, Virginia

Analyze training requirements, define measurable objectives, develop and deploy relevant and effective instructor-led and online synchronous and asynchronous training programs using proven instructional systems design methodologies. Collaborate with subject matter experts, engineering staff personnel, and contractors to create and deliver instructor-led and online training curriculum in support of the US Army's Information Assurance Common Access Card/Public Key Infrastructure Program (IA CAC/PKI). Provide first-tier post-training support to students. Deploy training program evaluation tools and report results to management.

Experience: Must have active SECRET Clearance. 3-5 years experience

with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, & Excel). 3-5 years

experience with preparing and delivering content using a credible

virtual classroom or distance learning program. 3-5 years experience

with scheduling and maintaining schedules using a credible learning

management system. Knowledge of Centra & Saba. Knowledge of U.S. Army

training methods and procedures. Knowledge of Public Key Infrastructure.

Knowledge of Common Access Card use & procedures.

Educational Requirements: Must have B.S. degree in a related field.

Location: Information Assurance/Arlington, VA

Status: Full_Time

Residency: US Citizen

Clearance: Yes

http://www.madentech.com/hr/jobs_RecordView.cfm?ID=724357716

14.) MS Systems Administrator, Fulkcrum IT, Stuttgart, Germany

Provide system administration, analysis, and troubleshooting. Maintain and enhance an operational Department of Defense computer network. Provide input on systems and network designs, implementation, and migrations as required. Clearly communicate both written and orally, and present products and ideas in a business-like manner. Strong interpersonal skills are required due to continual interaction with clients, managers and users with varying technical backgrounds in a fast paced work environment. Provide knowledge of Microsoft products and Microsoft system administration to include Active Directory management, Exchange Administration, network security, troubleshooting, capacity planning, and modernization of supporting systems. Knowledge of Cisco routing and switching technologies are a plus. Manage secure network(s) to ensure the most efficient operation and troubleshoot network problems when they arise.

3 years System Administration experience

Experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

Security+

Background and Experience Desired: Industry certifications such as MCP, MCSE, or CCNA

http://www.fulcrumit.com/careers/

15.) ASSOCIATE IN SIMULATION, OFFICE OF RESEARCH & COMMERCIALIZATION, INSTITUTE FOR SIMULATION & TRAINING, Orlando, FL

http://www.simulationinformation.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=886&Itemid=34

16.) Thin Film Coating Technician, Rocky Mountain Instrument, Lafayette, CO

We are seeking entry-level applicants with an Associates

degree in Physics, E.E or other related science background

to operate a high vacuum chamber, perform thin films

coatings using electronic bean gun or resistance heater.

Candidate must be able to function effectively in high-

volume, fast-paced work environment. Salary is

commensurate with experience. Full medical benefits

available.

If you would like more information, or to apply for any job posting, you may contact:

Attn: Karisa Lorenz, Human Resources

106 Laser Drive

Lafayette, CO 80026

Phone: 303-664-5000

Fax: 303-664-5002

Email: karisa.lorenz@rmico.com

17.) Cost Accounting Manager, Coalescent Technologies, Winter Park, FL

http://www.simulationinformation.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=875&Itemid=34

18.) Sales and Marketing Manager, SimiGon, Orlando, FL

Proven experience in international marketing and sales

Proven experience in proposal writing and handling negotiations

English, native-speaker fluency

Able to travel extensively abroad

Relevant academic degree – advantage

Knowledge of aircraft industry or security market – advantage

SimiGon is always searching for talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to add to its growing staff. If you believe this is applicable to you, SimiGon invites you to review our open positions and email your resume to HR@SimiGon.com and join the best.

http://www.simigon.com/careers.html

19.) C# Programmer, Garcia Information Systems, Indian Head, MD

http://www.garciainfosys.com/Careers.htm

20.) Change Manager TS/SCI Clearance, BearingPoint Public Services, McLean, Virginia

http://appclix.postmasterlx.com/index.html?pid=402881be14f989600114fb70c0cb371e&source=indeed

*** An Ensign was sitting his first qualification board for Officer of the Deck at sea. After several hours of watching the young officer answer difficult questions from the members of the board, the ship's Captain decided to finish off the board by placing the Ensign in a completely hypothetical emergency situation.

“What would you do if a sudden storm sprang up on the starboard side?” he asked.

“Throw out an anchor, Sir,” the Ensign replied.

“And what would you do if another storm sprang up aft?”

“I'd throw out another anchor, Captain.”

“And if another terrific storm sprang up forward, what would you do then?” asked the Captain.

“Throw out another anchor, Sir,” the Ensign said.

“Hold on,” said the Captain. “Where are you getting all those anchors from?”

The Ensign smiled. “From the same place you're getting all those storms, Sir.”

*** Ball cap of the week: USS New Orleans (LPD 18)

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Alexandria, Bowhead Technical and Professional Services (Thanks to Amy Abernathy)

*** Totebag of the week: Bowhead Security Expo (Thanks to Amy Abernathy)

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