Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 28 November 2007


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 28 November 2007

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“Adventure must start with running away from home”

– William Bolitho quotes

“Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.”

– Charles Hole

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, maritime, marine technology 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.) Senior Research Program Plan Control Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

2.) Consulting Field Engineer, AMSEC, Bremerton, WA

3.) Business Continuity Coordinator, B&W, Lynchburg, Virginia or Barberton, Ohio

4.) SCA Engineering Technician IV (Mechanical Gage Designer), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, CSC, Norco, CA.

5.) Graphic Artist, Delex Systems, Jacksonville, FL

6.) Administrative Assistant, EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems, Thousand Oaks, CA

7.) DHS Account Manager, SCI Consulting, Alexandria, VA

8.) Communication Network Specialist – TS w / FS, CACI, McLean, VA

9.) Director, Human Capital Management, Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), Long Island, New York or Uniontown, Pennsylvania or Columbia, Maryland or Washington D.C.

10.) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER, APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORY, Penn State University, University Park, PA

11.) Geo-Spatial Analyst, Harris. Melbourne, FL

12.) Senior Systems Engineer, Mastech Corporation, Stafford, VA

13.) Systems Engineer Consultant – Government Aerospace, CyberCoders, Boston, Massachusetts

14.) Avionics Technician, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Englewood, Colorado

15.) Technical Writer, Lockheed Martin, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, National Crime Information Center, Clarksburg, West Virginia

16.) Multi-Media Graphic Designer 4, Boeing, Arlington, VA

17.) PROJECT ENGINEER, The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, Virginia

18.) International Advisor, Afghanistan Police Program (APP) and Poppy Eradication Force (PEF) , Afghan Ministry of Interior (MOI), DynCorp, Afghanistan

19.) Director – Logistics Planning, IAP WorldWide Services, Cape Canaveral, FL

20.) Release/Change Manager, Eagle Ray, Pentagon, Arlington, VA

21.) C-26 Lead A/P Mechanic, EG&G Technical Services, Kauai, HI

22.) ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (CYS), Child Services, USAG-HI, DMWR, CHILD AND YOUTH SERVICES BRANCH Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii

23.) Air Vehicle Operator (AVO) Instructors, D.P. Associates, Sierra Vista, AZ

24.) Field Artillery Team Member, L-3 Communications Technical Services & Operations, Reston, VA

25.) Program Specialist (Outreach), Federal Emergency Management Agency, Chicago, IL

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=65241748

26.) Systems Analyst, SYS Technologies, Norfolk, VA

27.) Administrative Assistant, System Planning Corporation, Arlington, VA

28.) SECURITY GUARD, Air Force Materiel Command, Robins Air Force Base, GA

29.) ASYLUM OFFICER, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department Of Homeland Security, WASHINGTON, DC

*** And more…

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*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Senior Research Program Plan Control Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Job 7659. Seeking a qualified individual for an analyst position. The ideal candidate will have a graphics background to provide support to Alion Program Manager in support of the Naval Gunnery Project Office PEO IWS3C for naval gun weapon systems. The position requires the candidate to support the coordination technical meetings and conferences with military personnel and contractors as necessary. The ideal candidate also has excellent communications, analytical skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications. Position requires an organized detailed oriented individual that is a self-starter and has the ability to work independently on projects. Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain a DoD security clearance.

Responsibilities

Prepares and processes technical graphic presentations for naval gun weapon systems and information documents for use in high-level briefings, trade magazines, and white papers.

Assists in producing graphics generation, presentations and financial reports.

Assists with the coordination and scheduling of conferences, to include teleconferences and video conferences and preparation of presentations.

Skilled in the use of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat applications.

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.) Consulting Field Engineer, AMSEC, Bremerton, WA

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=136432

3.) Business Continuity Coordinator, B&W, Lynchburg, Virginia or Barberton, Ohio

https://mcdermottbwbwxt.tms.hrdepartment.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=362

4.) SCA Engineering Technician IV (Mechanical Gage Designer), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, CSC, Norco, CA.

http://www.csc.com/mms/careersus/en/mcs/mcs4380/uploads/frameset.shtml

5.) Graphic Artist, Delex Systems, Jacksonville, FL

http://www.delex.com/careerDetail.aspx?id=350

6.) Administrative Assistant, EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems, Thousand Oaks, CA

http://www.hirenet.net/employers/JobPostview.cfm?Src=J&JUI=20827635&orgid=redo2272

7.) DHS Account Manager, SCI Consulting, Alexandria, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=65544830

8.) Communication Network Specialist – TS w / FS, CACI, McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24894016

9.) Director, Human Capital Management, Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), Long Island, New York or Uniontown, Pennsylvania or Columbia, Maryland or Washington D.C.

http://www.aactech.com/jobdescription.jsp?ID=74

10.) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER, APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORY, Penn State University, University Park, PA

http://www.careerdice.com/engineering/research-and-development-engineer.html

11.) Geo-Spatial Analyst, Harris. Melbourne, FL

http://www.clearedconnections.com/jobseekerx/viewjobrss.asp?cjid=5313&accountno=1220

12.) Senior Systems Engineer, Mastech Corporation, Stafford, VA

http://ju2.4jobs.com/job.asp?id=14880767

13.) Systems Engineer Consultant – Government Aerospace, CyberCoders, Boston, Massachusetts

http://www.flipdog.com/job/systems-engineer-consultant-government-aerospace/65315830/

14.) Avionics Technician, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Englewood, Colorado

http://www.jsfirm.com/companydetail.asp?jobid=16333

15.) Technical Writer, Lockheed Martin, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, National Crime Information Center, Clarksburg, West Virginia

Req ID: 57622BR

http://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/h1.asp

16.) Multi-Media Graphic Designer 4, Boeing, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=65637260

17.) PROJECT ENGINEER, The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, Virginia

http://www.aero.org/careers/jobs/index.html

18.) International Advisor, Afghanistan Police Program (APP) and Poppy Eradication Force (PEF) , Afghan Ministry of Interior (MOI), DynCorp, Afghanistan

Afghanistan Police Program (APP) and Poppy Eradication Force (PEF) – As part of a coordinated effort with the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MOI), DynCorp facilitates two missions: one supporting the newly established law enforcement infrastructure and another dedicated to the destruction of illegal poppy cultivation. DynCorp is seeking highly skilled and motivated professionals able to successfully operate in the relatively harsh Afghan field environment. Personnel from various career fields are encouraged to apply.

APP Mission

To assist the Afghan National Police (ANG) in the establishment of a law enforcement infrastructure.

PEF Mission

To assist the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MOI) in the destruction of illegal opium poppy cultivation (by manual means). This is complicated by the fact that opium is the primary cash crop in this region.

DynCorp International currently has an opening for an International Advisor. The successful candidate will mentor the Government of Afghanistan's Poppy Elimination Force (PEF) team which operates in the seven key poppy producing provinces. The PEF team is charged with empowering governors to play an active role in the elimination of poppy in their provinces. The candidate will assist their respective PEF team in conducting public information campaigns to dissuade farmers from planting poppy and will serve as an interlocutor for assistance in the province.

The International Advisor must have the ability to:

– Independently identify and assess local political motivation

– Identify opportunities for assistance

– Assist with the formulation and implementation of a local policy/program

– Develop a dynamic and strong information campaign

– Ensure Afghan “ownership” of poppy elimination

– Work within a small mixed International/Afghan team in isolated and arduous conditions

– Acquire a good working knowledge of all the terrain and agriculture within their allocated Province including all aspects and issues surrounding poppy cultivation

– Acquire a good knowledge and understanding of the Alternative Livelihoods and development activity within their province

– Evaluate support, compliance and engagement with poppy elimination throughout the Province

– Report eradication activity

– Establish and maintain good relations with the leadership of the local international military security providers and Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT)

– Exercise initiative, ingenuity and imagination and the mental agility to adhere to a challenging mission in a complex political and security environment

Required Skills

– Service at the O-4 level or higher if a former commissioned officer, E-8 or higher if a non-commissioned officer, or FS0-2/GS-14 or higher if former Foreign Service or Civil Service Officer

– Two or more years of working closely with senior officials of foreign governments, comparable to provincial governors in Afghanistan, to nurture and implement far-reaching policy changes

– Five or more years as a program manager/senior supervisor, especially in one of the capability areas identified above

– Four-year college degree and preferably graduate degree

– Two or more years working in a developing country, preferably on counter-narcotics, agricultural, or public information programs, especially bridging the gap between policy makers in the capital city and those charged with implementing policies and programs in the field

– Sustained experience in difficult and possibly dangerous environments

Contract Terms

Length of contract: One year (w/option to renew)

Benefits

Full medical/death and disability coverage *(dental and vision can be purchased at your cost; similar coverage also available for dependents at your cost)

Vacation accrued at a rate of either 4% of hours worked OR 1.5 days per month

R&R allowance (Provided 1 round-trip ticket to Home of Record and 1 round-trip ticket to Dubai, or equivalent; scheduled according to manning needs)

60-72 hour work week

Housed in either hotels, barracks, or tents (as available)

Three meals a day provided

All state-of-the-art protective and personal gear provided (to include 9mm pistol and M4 Rifle)

You may be eligible for income tax exclusions, See IRS Pub 54: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch04.html#d0e3845

http://www.dyncorprecruiting.com/ext/detail.asp?dyn141

19.) Director – Logistics Planning, IAP WorldWide Services, Cape Canaveral, FL

http://ju2.4jobs.com/job.asp?id=14833227

20.) Release/Change Manager, Eagle Ray, Pentagon, Arlington, VA

http://www.tech-centric.net/it-jobs/Configuration-Management-Analyst-clearance-required!_462570

21.) C-26 Lead A/P Mechanic, EG&G Technical Services, Kauai, HI

Minimum Requirements : High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Skills/Experience/Licensures: Seven (7) years experience as an aircraft mechanic with five (5) years actual and recent experience on C-26 or SA-227 aircraft required. Licensed by the FAA as an Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic.

Thorough knowledge of technical publications related to the C-26 is mandatory. Previous experience on turbo prop aircraft; Merlin/Metros, CASA 212 or Jet Stream 31/42 or other TPE 331 experience preferred.

Demonstrated leadership ability combined with attention to detail. Must have knowledge of the scope and limitation of various categories of maintenance and their application. Must know theory and principles of engine operations; accessories and components; theory of flight; rigging of flight controls; electrical and electronic; pneudraulic; and mechanical principles. Knowledge of sheet metal, properties of materials, fuels, and oils.

Ability to read, interpret and use manufacturers and aircraft maintenance manuals, service bulletins, blueprints, wiring/schematic diagrams, data tables and other specifications to determine feasibility and method to repair or replace malfunctioning or damaged components. Must be able to inspect, repair, and operate ground support and auxiliary equipment.

Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license and be able to operate a government general-purpose vehicle. May be required to obtain a Secret Clearance within six (6) months of start date.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands: Work is performed in an office, flight line and shop environment that is moderately lighted, heated and ventilated, is exposed to disagreeable fumes and to cuts and bruises from using tools in close placed and hazards of moving vehicles such as forklifts and sweepers in shop area.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. Frequently lifts items weighing 15-50 pounds and occasionally in excess of 75 pounds.

The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat, and vibration. The employee is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, or unsafe conditions, questioning nonstandard operations or environmental factors that may involve unmitigated hazards, and providing feedback to supervisors and managers on all safety issues.

Duties / Responsibilities

Responsible to the C-26 NAV (Barking Sands) Site Manager. Responsibilities include management of C-26 parts, other A&P Mechanics, planning, scheduling, and performance of maintenance, repair, and modification to airframe, engines, sub-systems, and related support equipment.

Interface with operational customer to plan major maintenance events. Assists site manager with the completion of daily and monthly operational reports, documents inventory usage, controls workflow. Work with other A&P mechanics and technical representatives to trouble shoot, diagnose and solve unusual and complex maintenance problems.

Manage aircraft maintenance safety programs and serves as a member on the Safety Committee. Ability to apply logic and good judgment, understand technical order diagrams and procedures, use test equipment for analysis of airframe, engine, flight control, pneudraulic, fuel, electrical/electronic systems, problems.

Works with site manager to plan and schedule aircraft utilization and maintenance activity and coordinates performance with operational customer. Maintain accurate parts inventory. Assign maintenance and repair tasks and monitors/evaluates their completion.

Perform A&P mechanic tasks, to include:

Service, repair and overhaul aircraft and aircraft engines to ensure serviceability. Repair, replace, and rebuild aircraft structures, landing gear, power plants, fuel systems (including tanks and fuel/metering control systems), and functional components using hand tools, power tools, welding equipment, rivet gun, and drills.

Inspect and repair power plants (engines) malfunctions, including cracked components, oil leaks, etc. Diagnose malfunctions, isolate causes and correct breaks. Test engine operation, using test equipment to locate source of malfunction. Replace and repair damaged components, use hand tools, gauges, and test equipment.

Remove engine and major components from aircraft, using hoist or other lifting devices.

Disassemble and inspect parts for wear, warping, or other defects. Repair and replace defective engine components and reassembles and install engine in aircraft.

Adjust, repair, or replace instruments, avionics and navigations, flight control, electrical/electronic, fuel/oil systems and aircraft accessories. Perform aircraft and vehicle services, including engine wash /cleaning, parts lubrication, and maintenance checks.

Licensed by Federal Aviation Administration as an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic. May service engines and airframe components at flight line operations making repairs, short of overhaul, required to ensure aircraft safe operating condition. May specialize in repair and modification of engines, structural components, precision repair, functional spare parts, and assemblies.

Recommend revisions to maintenance procedures to improve efficiency and ensure quality workmanship. Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Compensation / Benefits

Application Instructions

Please apply online.

When applying, please reference: EGG23704

Comments

EOE M/F/D/V

Direct employment inquiries to:

Mr. Daniel Montez

Recruiter

EG&G Technical Services, Inc.

200 Orchard Ridge Drive

Suite 100

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

US

• Email: daniel_montez@learinc.com

• Company web site: www.egginc.com

http://www.aviationemployment.com/job-listings/list-jobs.cgi?id=28356

22.) ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (CYS), Child Services, USAG-HI, DMWR, CHILD AND YOUTH SERVICES BRANCH Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii

http://www.nafjobs.com/page4.php?timeScope=all&jobTitle=&applId=&all=ALL&domainId=1&jobCategory=All&Submit=Submit%20Job%20Category&baseId=&branchId=1','2','3','4','1','2','3','4&block=&jobId=3128&branchIdSearch=1|2|3|4

23.) Air Vehicle Operator (AVO) Instructors, D.P. Associates, Sierra Vista, AZ

http://www.jsfirm.com/companydetail.asp?jobid=17346

24.) Field Artillery Team Member, L-3 Communications Technical Services & Operations, Reston, VA

http://www.l3jobs.com/positions/FieldArtilleryTeamMember.aspx

*** From Jack Amberg:

25.) Program Specialist (Outreach), Federal Emergency Management Agency, Chicago, IL

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=65241748

26.) Systems Analyst, SYS Technologies, Norfolk, VA

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

27.) Administrative Assistant, System Planning Corporation, Arlington, VA

Education: At least a 2 years of college. Experience: At least three years with progressive responsibility in organizing reports, etc.; providing assistance in tracking contract deliverables and organizing meetings; and taking notes of minutes; and providing administrative assistance to all members of a technical team as required. Must have good rapport at dealing with the public. Demonstrated experience must include at least two years creating, compiling, and editing computer-generated documentation including technical text and graphics. Strong spelling and grammar skills and ability to put documents in proper format is required. This position requires attention to detail and a person who can work independently. At least one year experience working with DARPA Program Managers is highly desirable. at OVS.

http://www.sysplan.com/Careers/Job_Board

28.) SECURITY GUARD, Air Force Materiel Command, Robins Air Force Base, GA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=65750953

29.) ASYLUM OFFICER, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department Of Homeland Security, WASHINGTON, DC

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=64116509

*** As the commander made his way up front to speak, tension was high. Plans to move the Camp Lejeune Marines north for cold-weather exercises could all be for naught. “General,” an officer spoke up, “there's no snow in the forecast.”

The general called out to a member of his battle staff. “Chaplain, I believe that's your department.”

“With all due respect, sir,” said the chaplain, “I'm in sales, not production.”

*** A man walking along a road in the countryside comes across a shepherd and a huge flock of sheep. He tells the shepherd, “I will bet you $100 against one of your sheep that I can tell you the exact number in this flock.” The shepherd thinks it over; it's a big flock so he takes the bet. “973,” says the man. The shepherd is astonished, because that is exactly right.

“OK,” says the shepherd, “I'm a man of my word, take an animal.” The man picks one up and begins to walk away.

“Wait,” cries the shepherd, “Let me have a chance to get even. Double or nothing that I can guess your exact occupation.” The man says sure. “You are a consultant for a government defense contractor,” says the shepherd. “Amazing!” responds the man, “You are exactly right! But tell me, how did you deduce that?”

“Well,” says the shepherd, “put down my dog and I will tell you.”

*** Ball cap of the week: USS Tawakoni ATF-114

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Naval Air Station Sigonella

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