Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 3 October 2007


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 3 October 2007

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Please NOTE: I was in Rotterdam last week, where I attended a very informative and enjoyable IQPC Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference. Because of the travel, your DEFCON 1 newsletter may be somewhat shorter than usual.

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.

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

1.) Uxo Technician, Alion Science and Technology, Mather Air Force Base, CA

2.) Assoc Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Fort Sill, OK

3.) Marine Machinery Mechanic, United States Coast Guard, Curtis Bay, MD

4.) Sniper SME – writer openings, MTC Technologies, Ft. Belvoir, VA

5.) Aerospace Engineer, Conax Florida Corporation, a Cobham plc company, St. Petersburg, FL

6.) Research and Development Engineer, Applied Research Laboratory, Undersea Weapons Office, Penn State University, University Park, PA

7.) Naval Architect, General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS), Westminster, MD

8.) Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS), Tucson, AZ

9.) Information Technology Instructor, SYS Technologies, San Diego, CA

10.) Billing Specialist, Progeny Systems, Manassas, VA

11.) Supply Technician, United States Coast Guard, Kodiak, AK

12.) Environmental Communications Project, Oak Ridge Institute for Science

and Education (Orise), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

13.) Aircraft Electrical Repair Mechanic EG&G/LSI, Wheeler AAF, Hawaii

14.) PROJECT PLANNER, AAI, Hunt Valley, MD

15.) Aircraft Tech/Mechanic, Gulfstream Aerospace, General Dynamics, Westfield. MA

16.) Public Relations Specialist, The American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana

17.) Manager/Lead Fiber Optical Systems, Ziva Corp., San Diego, Calif

18.) Naval Tactical Team Trainer (NT3) Tactics Instructor, Fleet Training

Center, PANNESMA Co. Ltd., Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

19.) Information Operations Software Developer, National Intelligence

Research & Applications, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA

20.) Senior Information Assurance Engineer/Scientist, The MITRE Corporation,

Quantico, VA

21.) GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR IV, General Atomics, San Diego, CA

22.) Boeing Store Sales Associate, Crystal City, VA

23.) Astronaut Candidate, Flight Crew Operations Directorate, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Houston, TX

24.) Program Manager, Launch Vehicles, Rocket Motors, Alliance Solutions, Iuka, MS

*** List of October Job fairs

*** And more…

*** The Surface Navy Association Monterey Symposium will be held at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey Oct. 17. Watch for details:

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

*** Ned’s upcoming travel:

Oct 15-16: Monterey, Calif.

Oct 17: Seattle, Wash.

Oct 18: Spokane, Wash/Bayview, Idaho

Nov 6: Columbia, SC

Nov 7: Charleston, SC

Nov 8: Norfolk, VA/Charlotte, SC

*** 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

*** Corporate Gray “Security Clearance” Job Fair 10 am to 2 pm on Thursday, October 18 at the Doubletree Hotel – Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. This event is FREE to all job seekers having an active or current security clearance of Secret or higher.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged through Corporate Gray Online (www.CorporateGray.com).

*** I didn't even know they had volcanoes in the Red Sea.

http://www.reuters.com/news/video/videoStory?videoId=67591&feedType=VideoRSS&feedName=TopNews&rpc=23&sp=true

*** 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.

*** The IMB Weekly Piracy Report:

Piracy prone areas and warnings

S E Asia and the Indian Sub Continent

• Bangladesh : Chittagong anchorages and approaches – Though the number of attacks have fallen the area is still listed as very high risk.

• Indonesia : Balongan, Balikpapan, Belawan, Tanjong Priok (Jakarta). Generally be vigilant in other areas. Many attacks may have gone unreported.

• Malacca straits : Though attacks have decreased due to increased patrolling by the Littoral States, ships advised to maintain strict anti piracy watches when transiting the area.

• Singapore Straits

• Vietnam: Vung Tau

Africa and Red Sea

• Lagos (Nigeria): Crew kidnapped and robbed. Generally be vigilant in other areas in Nigeria.

• Dar es Salaam (Tanzania): Sixteen incidents reported since 5 June 2006. Pirates targeting ships in port and anchorages

• Gulf of Aden / Red Sea : Numerous pirate attacks have been reported by ships and yachts in the Gulf of Aden. Some of the vessels were fired upon.

• Somalian waters : Piracy has made a come back in Somalia. Pirates fire automatic weapons and on one occasion, a rocket-propelled grenade was fired force the ship to stop. Eastern and North eastern coasts are high risk areas for attacks and hijackings. Ships not making scheduled calls to ports in Somalia should keep as far away as possible from the Somali coast, ideally more than 200 nautical miles.

South and Central America and the Caribbean waters

• Brazil – Santos

• Peru – Callao

*** From Rick Strutner, who got it from Greg Nordhougen:

In 1982, when my student battalion at the Navy Supply Corps School was experiencing our first encounter with the famed Navy “dream sheet” (Job v. Homeport v. Ship Type) and agonizing over the options, I remembered my OCS surface warfare shipmates' experience with the same thing. Of course, you wanted surface combatant, which fell into 2 categories after you crossed out the surface nukes: the new gas turbine platforms or the old steam plants. With Reagan's 600 ship Navy strategy, there were plenty of both plant types. As I recall, everyone wanted a Spruance as opposed to the old Adams- or Farragut-class, or a Perry rather than a Knox or Garcia-class frigate. At that time there was even one last Forrest Sherman on the active rolls.

I was lucky enough to get both a Perry and a Spruance, great platforms with berthing, dining, working, and, one of my considerations, supply storage spaces designed with the sailor in mind, air conditioned and spacious enough to provide good working and living environments. On the occasions when I and my shipmates visited steam platforms we were amazed at what we considered substandard conditions the crew and wardroom had to put up with.

In 2004, a year before I retired, I was on AT at NAVSEA HQ in the Washington Navy Yard. As part of the Navy Museum, the USS Barry (DD-933) is moored there and is used as a platform for ceremonies as well as a permanent exhibit for visitors. A Sherman-class destroyer commissioned in 1956, the Barry supported operations in Lebanon (1958), the Cuban blockade (1962), and earned two battle stars for service on the Vietnam gun line. I have to admit I got lost a couple of times on the self-guided tour. The placement of the living, and working spaces seemed to be sporadic. The mess decks and galley were small and cramped as were CIC, radio, and numerous other spaces. I would be surprised if the ship had A/C as well as adequate heating, and above the pilothouse, if I recall, was an open bridge. Of course, there is nothing like the smell of a warship – the combination of paint, machinery, stack gas residue etc. – and if you close your eyes, you are on every ship in the Navy.

What I realized on that visit is that the generation of officers a grade or two above me, and the career sailors I knew who had five or more years' service when I stepped aboard my first ship were the Navy of the 1960s and 1970s who served on the gunline of the Cold War in the last throes of the Soviet Union, in those beat-up tin cans, Shermans, Knoxes, Garcias, Adams, and others. You actually used Morse code and semaphore, typed Speedletters and everything else, filled out DD-1148s for supplies, shined your shoes, wore SDKs, real O-clubs, partied in Subic and Naples and other netherworlds, knew the art and science of gunnery at its best, divtacs, and unlike today's generation, were true mariners. So, I offer this humble BZ to you SWOs out there lest we forget!

v/r

Greg Nordhougen

CDR, SC, USNR-R

*** Don’t forget the Surface Navy Association’s annual Photo Award. Please submit your photograph dealing with Surface Warfare with the winning photo receiving $500 and cash awards available for second, third and honorable mention. Submissions are due by November 16, 2007. Please follow the guidelines below or see our website for details.

Direct entries to:

Surface Navy Association,

Attention: CAPT Komorowski Photo Award

2550 Huntington Ave, Suite 202,

Alexandria,VA 22303.

Photos must be postmarked on or before the deadlines indicated. Email (photos@navysna.org) submissions will also be accepted. Submissions will be taken throughout the year.

The contests are open to both amateur and professional photographers. Limit of three (3) black-and-white prints, color prints, or color transparencies per person. Minimum print size is 5″ x 7″; minimum transparency size is 35mm. Do not send glass-mounted transparencies. Digital images must be no less than 5″ x 7″ at 300 DPI and must be accompanied by a photo-quality print. Full captions and the photographer's name, address, phone number, and email must be printed on labels and affixed directly (no staples) to the back of the prints, slide frames, or diskettes. Entries must not have been previously published, and winners may not be published before January 18, 2008. Prior publication could result in the relinquishment of prize awards. Entries must be postmarked by established contest deadlines. If you would like your photos returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your entries.

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*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Uxo Technician, Alion Science and Technology, Mather Air Force Base, CA

Job 7437.

Qualifications

Typically requires 8 years of military EOD or contractor UXO experience. Must be a graduate of the US Army Bomb Disposal School or the US Naval EOD School.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supervises the excavation, transportation, and storage of UXO and demolition materials.

Performs reconnaissance and classification of UXO.

Identifies US and foreign guided missiles, bombs and bomb fuses, rockets and rocket fuses, land mines and associated components, pyrotechnic items, military explosives, and demolition materials.

Supervises the location of subsurface UXO using military and/or civilian magnetometers.

Prepares electric and non-electric firing systems for an UXO disposal operation.

Operates a personnel decontamination station.

Supervises the donning and doffing of appropriate personal protective equipment in contaminated areas.

Supervises the inspection of salvaged UXO-related material and erection of UXO-related protective works.

Provides guidance and training to less-experienced technicians.

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.) Assoc Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Fort Sill, OK

Job 7428.

Qualifications

Associate Degree is required

Possess a Secret security clearance.

Be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook)

Be familiar with Army personnel, information, and physical security regulations and procedures.

Have military experience in the Active Component of the United States Army

Desired qualifications include:

Bachelor Degree

Have detailed knowledge of at least one of the ABCS systems.

Possess a Top Secret (SCI) clearance

Recent experience as a security manager

Have deployment experience within the last 24 months

Responsibilities

Provide advice to the Chief, BCTC, on all operational and security matters involving Battle Command training and exercises. Perform a wide range of tasks daily relating to the execution of Branch operational requirements and procedures. Serve as BCTC staff lead for security-related requirements for digital Battle Command and simulation integration activities. Synchronize all Battle Command system and exercise security requirements, including security accreditation, physical security, and personnel security clearances. Serve as the Physical Security Manager for the BCTC. Manage facility security accreditation requirements. Assist in developing security plans for the conduct of classified, collective-level, training events.

(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.)

3.) Marine Machinery Mechanic, United States Coast Guard, Curtis Bay, MD

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=62768738

*** From Penelope Walz:

Hello, Ned!

I haven't verified the message below yet, but at first glance, the job posting looks very appropriate for your DEFCON list.

Incidentally, we're having a farewell lunch today for a guy in our office (former Navy 0-5) who got a great new job from your list. He, the wife, and five kids are all headed for Naples, Italy!

Thanks so much.

Best,

Penelope

Penelope Walz

4.) Sniper SME – writer openings, MTC Technologies, Ft. Belvoir, VA

I am looking for real world researchers/ writers who will work with me in researching and collecting information on all US/other country (UK, Canada, IDF, etc) anti sniper techniques, operational lessons, and equipment (acoustic, optic, and camouflage), develop TTPs (Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures) for the information obtained, and compile it into a quick reference handbook for Marines and soldiers for use in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Of the 4 to be hired, I need one Marine sniper SME (Subject Matter Expert) and one soldier sniper SME, each with recent, live fire, overseas experience. Both will be totally involved in the research and writing of the handbook along with the two non SMEs.

This is a one year contract and we expect to have the task start in early October 2007. Follow on work may occur if the client likes our product.

Workspace is 1 mile north of Ft Belvoir, VA, not at home, and travel is less than 10%.

The “official” company PD follows. What's important is that you know how to research information and than write it clearly. There is nothing technical about this; find all the info, and then properly explain it in a handbook.

I am not interested in “wannabes” or gunslingers. I want 4 hardchargers who are professional, of which 2 must have been employed in combat. You must also interview in person and relocation is not being paid. Salary is discussed in private in the interview, not before.

Send all resumes to me at: william.peters2@ us.army.mil. To be considered, ensure you put Sniper Researcher on the “Objective” line of your resume.

RESEARCH ANALYST/WRITER

The MTC analyst will serve as a Training/Doctrine Developer supporting the ongoing counter sniper effort by developing CONOPS, Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for counter sniper systems/solutions. Work includes: collecting,

consolidating and documenting operational concepts, military scenarios, and employment requirements of systems that arise as a result of current and future Warfighter needs. ?The analyst will consolidate/ collect various TTPs and Operational Concepts from contributing agencies (Infantry School, USMC, TRADOC, REF, AWG, Lessons Learned) into one package for use by units; develop (as part of a team) a counter sniper handbook useful at the soldier/Marine level. For purposes of discussion, customers are defined as

the Army and USMC (USAIC DCD and MCCDC).

Daily work includes reviewing documents and consolidating tactics and

operational lessons, doctrine and requirements to develop a joint warfighter operational instruction guide. This “handbook” will instruct the soldier/Marine how to employ systems in an operational environment and the CONOPS and TTP's associated with various technologies emerging on the battlefield. The following skills are desired: Experience performing analysis, CONOPS or TTPs, relevant theater experience, technical writing, scout sniper/sniper related training or any combination thereof.

Experience – External

Some Military experience required; must currently possess a secret clearance or the ability to obtain a clearance; must be willing to travel as required (~10%);

able to work as part of a team and be able to take direction from

government/customer counterpart; must be available as early as 1 October 2007 to perform work in the Ft. Belvoir, VA area. No re-location allowance is offered. A minimum of five to eight years experience with some college is required. Masters Degree in appropriate discipline, Bachelors Degree w/experience, or professional Certification with military experience a plus.

Proficient use of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is required.

MTC Technologies provides an environment that attracts the brightest and the best. We seek out individuals who care about quality; individuals who like to be challenged to grow personally and professionally. We offer a highly competitive benefits package and a corporate culture that fosters individual and personal growth and career development.

Semper Fi,

Bill

Bill Peters

PM Soldier Equipment

New Equipment (NET) Trainer

MTC Technologies, Inc.

W: 703 704-4809

Fax: 703 704-4801

15395 John Marshall Hywy.

Haymarket, VA 20169

5.) Aerospace Engineer, Conax Florida Corporation, a Cobham plc company, St. Petersburg, FL http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=4845

6.) Research and Development Engineer, Applied Research Laboratory, Undersea Weapons Office, Penn State University, University Park, PA

We are looking for a highly motivated, self starting engineer who has the desire to work in a dynamic research and development environment, encompassing a wide variety of disciplines. The successful candidate will assist with the design of mechanical components and subsystems as part of a system development team. This job will be filled at the appropriate level, depending upon the successful candidate’s education and experience. Minimum educational and work-related experience requirements are: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with Pro-Engineer, Unigraphics, Autocad, FEA, Thermo, Structures, and Geometric Tolerancing are desired. Strong written and oral skills, along with the desire to work in a team environment required. Travel to remote test sites will be required. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. U.S. Citizenship required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Job Number: 26060.

http://www.psu.jobs/Opportunities/Opportunities.html

7.) Naval Architect, General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS), Westminster, MD

http://regionalhelpwanted.com/Search/detail.cfm?SN=149&ID=8246036

8.) Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS), Tucson, AZ

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J928IY2TMVY

9.) Information Technology Instructor, SYS Technologies, San Diego, CA

http://www.systechnologies.com/find_job.aspx

10.) Billing Specialist, Progeny Systems, Manassas, VA

Manassas, VA based government contractor seeking a full-time Billing Specialist experienced in government job cost accounting, indirect billing rate and incurred cost submissions (DCAA), contract financial reporting, audits and contract close-outs. BA/BS degree required, as well as working knowledge of FAR, DCAM, DFAS. Must have 3-5 yrs exp. ADP Payroll and Deltek FMS are a big plus. Must qualify to obtain a security clearance. EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V. Qualified candidates should submit a resume with salary requirements to: recruiting@progeny.net.

http://www.progeny.net/opportunities

11.) Supply Technician, United States Coast Guard, Kodiak, AK

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=62661435

12.) Environmental Communications Project, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (Orise), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

An appointment is available at the Public Affairs Office at the U.S.

Army Environmental Command.

This appointment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

– Communications support to National Environmental Policy Act projects

such as public scoping, public comments, and public meetings.

– Communications support to environmental issues affecting Army

installations.

Skill Requirements

Applicants should have received a bachelor's degree in Communications or

related discipline within three years of the desired starting date, or

completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected on or

about the starting date. Other applicants will be considered on a

case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens

without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental

disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled

veteran. Please e-mail resumes to lara.giordano@us.army.mil

http://www.environmentalcareer.info/jobseekers/apply.asp?ID=82076&Search

p=0&Page=0

13.) Aircraft Electrical Repair Mechanic EG&G/LSI, Wheeler AAF, Hawaii

https://www.urs.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=22948&CurrentPage=1

14.) PROJECT PLANNER, AAI, Hunt Valley, MD

http://careers.aaicorp.com/openreq.asp?ReqIndex=820

15.) Aircraft Tech/Mechanic, Gulfstream Aerospace, General Dynamics, Westfield. MA

At Gulfstream we design, develop, manufacture, market, service and support the World's finest business jets. We set The World Standard(tm) for reliability, quality, comfort and performance. Gulfstream serves more than 30 World governments, countless military and scientific missions around the World, nearly half of all FORTUNE 500® companies and a host of prominent individuals.

You want a company that values workplace diversity, hard work, and the unique contributions you will bring to the table. We want you! Now is the best time for you to join our diverse team of talented professionals!

Job Responsibilities:

Position Purpose: Under minimal supervision, performs inspections, maintenance, and repairs of moderate to advanced complexity on aircraft systems and structures. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Essential Functions:1.Communicate as required to receive and understand work assignments. Perform complex aircraft inspections, repairs, and modifications with minimal supervision.2.Coordinate with MTL, STM, and the Inspection Department to ensure compliance with internal and FAA inspection and documentation requirements. Properly complete CMP cards, work order sign-offs, and other paperwork in a timely and accurate manner. Assist as needed with shift turnovers.3.Ensure that all work accomplished meets quality standards and specifications.4.Properly identify (tag) customer property and equipment. Store aircraft components and other customer property securely and safely.5.Follow standard operating procedures when operating ground support equipment (external power carts, hydraulic mules, hydraulic lift platforms, tow tugs, forklifts, compressed gas cylinders, etc.) 6.Coordinate, accomplish, and assist with aircraft movement in hangar and ramp areas.7.Provide training to less experienced technicians. 8.Perform other duties as required. Additional Functions:1.Properly collect and dispose of waste fuel, oil, hydraulic fluids, de-icing fluids, and solvent rags. Apply 5S and Lean Initiatives to keep shops, hangars, and aircraft work areas clean and uncluttered.2.Properly use and maintain Company-provided tools and equipment. Return items to tool room after use. 3.Comply with safety rules and procedures. Use protective equipment as required and be alert for unsafe conditions. Address unsafe conditions before putting people or property at risk.4.Use the material tracking system to create parts demand, track squawks, and sign -offs, and to charge labor to correct Work Orders.

Gulfstream is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.

http://www.gd.com/

*** From Joe March:

Hey shipmate, need your assistance in getting out the word: Looking for a talented communicator to join our Public Relations Strike Team in beautiful downtown Indianapolis (a well kept secret of low cost of living, great quality of life and superb recreation – except for mountain climbing). Good pay, great benefits and an energetic creative team to grow with as we help our nation's veterans and promote the four pillars of The American Legion.

Thanks, Ned and keep up the great work! Joe March, National Director of Public Relations, The American Legion – and retired Navy PAO.

16.) Public Relations Specialist, The American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana

The national headquarters of the nation's largest veterans organization, the 2-7 million-member American Legion is looking for a Public Relations Specialist skilled in writing and fresh ideas for communicating vital information to veterans, their families, the media and the public.

– Candidate will research, write and edit external communications including news releases, media advisories, op-ed columns, letters to the editor, fact sheets and edit a weekly national electronic newsletter.

– Research and write speeches.

– Serve as a creative team member in developing strategies, key messages in support of specific programs and issues.

– Assist with the creative development, production and direction of audio-video productions.

– Develop and execute national community relations strategies.

– Integrate new media technologies into the strategic communication plan.

Qualifications

– An undergraduate degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, Public Relations, Mass Communications or related field is preferred. Graduate of the Defense Information School a plus.

– One to three years experience in military or civilian public affairs, broadcasting, journalism or related fields.

– Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Programs including Word and PowerPoint.

– Must be eligible for membership in The American Legion.

– Proven writing, editing and interviewing skills. (Writing samples will be required)

Send resume and writing samples – including at least one speech – to:

HR@legion.org

or mail to:

The American Legion National Headquarters

Human Resources Division

Re: Job 2355

P.O. Box 1055

Indianapolis, Indiana 46206

Call (317) 630-1322 for more information.

17.) Manager/Lead Fiber Optical Systems, Ziva Corp., San Diego, Calif

Job Description: Responsible for technical direction of a multiyear,

multimillion $ project and a team of engineers and scientists. The

project is to design, conduct simulations, analysis and experimental

demonstration of a complete high bit rate secure fiber optic system.

Transfer of technology to a prototype system and future potential

production. Reports to the CEO.

Requirements Qualifications and responsibilities:

US Citizens Only

Ph. D. with 10+ years experience or MS with 15+ years in fiber-optic

communication system design, analysis and testing

ability to manage a technical project from concept through prototyping

experience working in a team with engineers, lab technicians

knowledge of fiber-optic and optoelectronic components

experience with phase modulators, erbium and ytterbium fiber amplifiers,

isolators and circulators

Experience with spectral amplitude and phase filters, couplers, light

sources and detectors

understanding of dispersion control in fiber optic systems

fiber optic component and system testing

polarization state and PMD measurements, and polarization control design

skill in fiber systems

Contact ahusain@ziva-corp.com

http://www.ziva-corp.com/jobs.htm

18.) Naval Tactical Team Trainer (NT3) Tactics Instructor, Fleet Training Center, PANNESMA Co. Ltd., Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

http://www.pannesma.com/Naval_Tactical_Team_Trainer_NT3_Tactics_Instructor.htm

19.) Information Operations Software Developer, National Intelligence

Research & Applications, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA

BBN Technologies, long a leader in Computer Network Security, is

expanding its capabilities in information assurance and operations. We

are seeking an experienced software developer to join the Information

Systems & Security Solutions business team located in Cambridge, MA. The ideal candidate will be skilled in software design, documentation,

coding, testing, and integration of low-level and embedded systems. US

Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Department of Defense Top Secret Clearance are required; an active DoD Top Secret with SSBI Clearance is highly desirable.

What we do:

We perform research and rapid prototyping to solve some of the hardest

challenges in computer and network security. Our high-quality team of

researchers and developers is constantly tackling problems that are

considered “too hard” for today's commercial markets. Members of our

team perform all functions of the software development life cycle, from brainstorming through testing and delivery.

Minimum Education:

* BS in Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant field; MS or

higher degree is desired.

Minimum Experience:

* 4 years applicable work experience, including 2 years in some of the

security related disciplines described below.

* Excellent programming skills in one of the following languages:

Assembly, C, C++, Java, Perl, Python.

* In addition to programming skills, candidates should also have an

understanding of and interest in large-scale problem solving and system

engineering.

* Current Top Secret with SSBI highly desirable. US Citizenship is

required.

Desired Experience:

* Low-level systems, including: embedded systems; device drivers; BIOS; and OS internals.

* Experience with networking essentials, particularly TCP/IP.

* Security-related disciplines, including: Vulnerability assessment;

Intrusion detection; Intrusion response; Intrusion recovery; Assurance

methodology; Virtual Private Networks (VPNs); One-way transfer;

Cryptography; Firewalls; Infrastructure survivability; and Penetration

testing.

https://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=715&ji=1987849&sn=I

20.) Senior Information Assurance Engineer/Scientist, The MITRE Corporation, Quantico, VA

Join MITRE, A Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For. As a member of

MITRE's Information Security Center, you will have the opportunity to

support the U.S. Department of Defense by providing enterprise

information assurance solutions for the Marine Corps.

Key Functions In this role, you will apply your expertise by providing

support in the area of information assurance and security engineering

for Marine Corps systems. This will include providing support to

certification & accreditation (C&A), red, and blue team activities as

part of weapon system acquisitions process. You will help to develop

security testing processes and systems that are compliant with DoD

security regulations. You will assist organizations in resolving

security issues as discovered by the security testing process.

BS in computer science, mathematics, sciences, or electrical

engineering. Minimum of 5 years related work experience.

Experience with the development and acquisition of DoD, Marine Corps,

and Navy information systems.

Experience with DoD certification & accreditation processes.

Required Education/Experience: BS or equivalent and 5 years of related

experience or MS or equivalent and 3 years of related experience or PhD and 1 year of related experience

Desired Education/Experience BS in computer science, mathematics,

sciences, or electrical engineering. Minimum of 5 years related work

experience.

Experience with the development and acquisition of DoD and Marine Corps information systems.

Experience with DoD certification & accreditation processes.

Required Skills: Experience with developing system security solutions is required. Familiarity with DoD C&A processes is required.

Desired Skills X

Travel Statement *This position will require overnight travel up to 10 % of the time.

Clearance Statement *Applicants selected for this position will be

subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, MITRE will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/EN/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=758969&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=69&JobSiteInfo=758969_69&GQId=0

21.) GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR IV, General Atomics, San Diego, CA

http://search9.smartsearchonline.com/generalatomics/jobs/jobdetails.aspcurrent_page=1&city=&location=&job_type=N&emp_status=&direct_jo_num=&country=&k1=&k2=&k3=&k4=&k5=&k6=&k7=&k8=&salary_min=&co_num=&apply=yes&job_number=5853

*** From Bridget Serchak:

22.) Boeing Store Sales Associate, Crystal City, VA

Boeing Stores has an opening beginning in November 2007 for a Sales

Associate to run the daily operations of our new Crystal City, Virginia Boeing Store. This store is located close to Washington DC and Reagan Airport in an indoor shopping mall. Job Duties include: Handling all aspects of in-store customer sales transactions. Coordinating local Corporate Sales transactions and related activities with Central Office Corporate Sales Lead. Operating computerized cash register and CounterPoint

Point Of Sale system (an inventory management software product). Must

possess the following:- a minimum 4 years of retail sales experience, a high degree of professionalism and a high energy, professional and

courteous personality, the ability to work quickly in a busy and dynamic environment, the ability to finish sales transactions quickly and efficiently, excellent Customer Service skills, and a thorough knowledge of apparel, luggage and gifts. Clearance: None. Req #: 07-1021559

http://www.boeing.com/employment/careers/index_cat.html#marketing

www.boeing.com

*** Also from Bridget:

23.) Astronaut Candidate, Flight Crew Operations Directorate, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Houston, TX

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=62398554

24.) Program Manager, Launch Vehicles, Rocket Motors, Alliance Solutions, Iuka, MS

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=4815

*** From John Woodhouse, APR:

Military related job fairs for October

GA, 10/1-2, Orion International Military Hiring Conference, Atlanta,

visit www.orioninternational.com for details.

GA, 10/2, ACAP-ACS Job Fair, Army Reserve Center Building Number 14401, Fort Gordon, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

MD, 10/2, Cleared Job Fair, Hilton Baltimore BWI, 1739 West Nursery

Road, Linthicum, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

AL, 10/3, TECHEXPO Top Secret, Huntsville Marriott, 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, 10 AM to 4 PM

GA, 10/4, Financing Your Small Business for Veterans sponsored by UGA

Small Business Development Center, 25 Schultz Ave, Dahlonega, 7 PM to 9PM

CA, 10/4, MilitaryStars Western Regional Career Expo, Burbank Airport

Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

MD, 10/4, Fort Detrick Defense Technology & Intelligence Career Day,

Shafer Odom Fitness Center, Building 1507, Fort Detrick, 10:00 AM to

2:00 PM

MD, 10/4, Harford County Job Fair, Ramada Inn & Conference Center,

Aberdeen Proving Ground, 2 PM to 6 PM

VA, 10/7-8, Bradley-Morris, Inc. Hiring Conference for Transitioning

Military, Norfolk, visit www.Bradley-Morris.com for more information

VA, 10/10, Crystal City Defense Technology & Intelligence Career Day,

Jefferson Plaza Complex, Lobby between Jefferson Plaza 1 & 2, 1411

Crystal Drive, 10 AM to 2 PM

VA, 10/10, ManTech Career Invitational, 14280 Park Meadow Drive,

Chantilly, 10 AM to 2 PM

DC, 10/11, JobZone Career Fair, Union Station, Washington, 10 AM to 2 PM

DC, 10/11-12, Lucas Group Military Hiring Conference, Washington, visit

www.lucasgroup.com/services/military.asp for more information.

AK, Job Fair, Camp Denali on Ft. Richardson, call 907-428-6219 for more information, 10 AM to 2 PM

CA, 10/14-16, Orion International Military Hiring Conference, San Diego,

visit www.orioninternational.com for details.

TX, 10/14-16, Orion International Military Hiring Conference, Dallas,

visit www.orioninternational.com for details.

TX, 10/16, NCOA Job Leader National Job Fair, Fort Hood Conference and

Catering Center, Bldg. 5764, 24th and Wainwright Streets, Fort Hood,

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

NY, 10/16, TECHEXPO Top Secret, Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the

Americas, New York, 12pm to 6pm

KY, 10/17, Fort Knox Job Fair, Leaders Club, 1118 Chaffee Avenue, Fort

Knox, 10 AM to 3 PM

SC, 10/17, Career Fair, Fort Jackson, 9 AM to Noon

AZ, 10/18, MilitaryStars Western Regional Career Expo, Pointe South

Mountain Resort, 7777 South Pointe Parkway, Phoenix, Noon to 5 PM

VA, 10/18, Corporate Gray Security Clearance Job Fair, Crystal City

Embassy Suites Hotel, Arlington, 9 AM to 1:30 PM

KY, 10/18, CivilianJobs.com Job Fair, visit www.civilianjobs.com for

details.

VA, 10/18, TECHEXPO Top Secret, Hyatt Regency Reston Town Center, 1800

Presidents Street, Reston, 10 AM to 4 PM

TX, 10/21-22, Bradley-Morris, Inc. Hiring Conference for Transitioning

Military, Dallas, visit www.Bradley-Morris.com for more information

CA, 10/21-22, Bradley-Morris, Inc. Hiring Conference for Transitioning

Military, San Diego, visit www.Bradley-Morris.com for more information

PA, 10/21-22, Orion International Military Hiring Conference,

Philadelphia, visit www.orioninternational.com for details.

IL, 10/21-23, Orion International Military Hiring Conference, Chicago,

visit www.orioninternational.com for details.

MD, 10/23, TECHEXPO Top Secret, BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road,

Baltimore, 10 AM to 4 PM

OH, 10/23-24, AFCEA InfoTech Career Fair, Dayton Convention Center, 322 East Fifth Street, Dayton, 11 AM to 4 PM

KS, 10/24, ACAP Job Fair, Frontier Conference Center (FCC) 350 Biddle

BLVD, Fort Leavenworth, 10 AM to 2 PM

VA, 10/25, Cleared Job Fair, The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg

Pike, Falls Church, 11 AM to 4 PM

AZ, 10/25, Career Fair, The Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047

South Highway 92, Sierra Vista, 1 PM to 5 PM

VA, 10/25, Military Job Fair of Virginia, Hampton Roads Convention

Center 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, 9 AM to 3 PM

MO, 10/25, Mini Job Fair, Audie Murphy Club, Fort Leonard Wood, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

GA, 10/25, ACS Job Fair, The Commons, Bldg 650, Fort McPherson, 10 AM to 2 PM

GA, 10/25-26, Lucas Group Military Hiring Conference, Atlanta, visit

www.lucasgroup.com/services/military.asp for more information

IL, 10/25-26, Lucas Group Military Hiring Conference, Chicago, visit

www.lucasgroup.com/services/military.asp for more information

WA, 10/25-26, Lucas Group Military Hiring Conference, Seattle, visit

www.lucasgroup.com/services/military.asp for more information

VA, 10/26, USO JETS, SOSA Community Center 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg 200, Fort Belvoir, 10 AM to 2 PM

GA, 10/28-29, Bradley-Morris, Inc. Hiring Conference for Transitioning

Military, Atlanta, visit www.Bradley-Morris.com for more information

GA, 10/29, MilitaryStars Southeast Regional Career Expo, Cobb Galleria

Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Noon to 5 PM

VA, 10/25-26, Lucas Group Military Hiring Conference, Norfolk, visit

www.lucasgroup.com/services/military.asp for more information

NY, 10/30, National Veterans Job Expo, Rochester Museum & Science

Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, 10 AM to 2 PM

NOTE: If you attend one of these job fairs, please mention you saw the

event listed in the Veteran Eagle from VetJobs!

NOTE: If your organization is hosting a military related job fair,

please forward the information to info@vetjobs.com.

*** A young ensign had nearly completed his first overseas tour of sea duty when he was given an opportunity to display his ability at getting the ship under way.

With a stream of crisp commands, he had the decks buzzing with men and soon, the ship had left port and was streaming out of the channel. The ensign's efficiency has been remarkable. In fact, the deck was abuzz with talk that he had set a new record for getting a destroyer under way.

The ensign glowed at his accomplishment and was not all surprised when another seaman approached him with a message from the captain. He was, however, a bit surprised to find that it was a radio message, and he was even more surprised when he read, “My personal congratulations upon completing your underway preparation exercise according to the book and with amazing speed. In your haste, however, you have overlooked one of the unwritten rules – make sure the captain is aboard before getting under way.”

*** Ball cap of the week: Littoral Combat Ship MIW DET TWO

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Maritime Hotel and Bar, Rotterdam

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