Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 26 December 2007


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 26 December 2007

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

1.) Senior Advisor, Alion Science and Technology, Norfolk, VA

2.) Engineering Science Advisor, Alion Science and Technology, Bismarck, ND

3.) Program Manager, Missile Defense Agency, Department Of Defense, Ft. Greely, AK

4.) Program Support Specialist, Virginia Tech – Advanced Research Institute, Arlington, VA

5.) Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Battleship New Jersey Museum, Camden, New Jersey

6.) Res Chemist, Alion Science and Technology, Edison, NJ

7.) Data Administrator, AgustaWestlandBell, LLC, Reston, VA

8.) Aerospace Engineer IV, AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland

9.) TECHNICAL WRITER-EDITOR, Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, CHINA LAKE, CA

10.) Project Manager, CTG, Inc., Washington, DC

11.) Public Affairs Officer, NRO, Chantilly, VA

12.) Technical Writer/Editor III, Senior Writer/Editor, Bowhead, King George, VA

13.) UAV Resource Analyst, Science Applications International Corporation, Langley, VA

14.) FCS Unmanned Air Vehicle Software Engineer, Boeing, Saint Louis, MO

15.) Embedded Software Engineer, BAE Systems, Columbia, MD

16.) Financial Analyst Sr, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Washington, DC

17.) UAV Mechanic, Aurora Flight Sciences, Manassas, VA

18.) Aero/Mechanical Engineer, AVID LLC, Blacksburg, Virginia

19.) ATTORNEY (LABOR), Air Force Legal Operation Agency, General Litigation Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, Massachusetts

20.) Avionics Engineer, Sargent Fletcher, El Monte, CA

21.) Hose Products Support Specialist, WENCOR, Miami, FL

22.) Marketing Manager – Defense Aftermarket, Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Oshkosh, WI

23.) Requirements DBA (DOORS), Maxim Systems, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture National Security Services), San Diego, California

24.) Systems Engineer, C4i, Reston, Virginia

*** And more…

*** I was in Hawaii last week to observe and report on JFTM-1, the first Japanese flight test of a sea-based SM3 interceptor against a simulated ballistic missile threat. The test was fully successful in all respects.

http://www.mda.mil/mdaLink/pdf/07news0053.pdf

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=53983

http://www.mda.mil/mdaLink/html/nmdimg.html#sbased.ANC

And this point of view from Moscow (actually a pickup from AP):

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2007/12/19/253.html

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

*** What kind of leader are you?

www.military.com/LeaderShipTest/1,16183,main.htm,,00.html

*** Read the current and back issues of Surface Warfare magazine:

http://surfwarmag.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/

*** Shouldn’t you be bidding on this?

http://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/MSG/050108/SynopsisP.html

*** I read this on the Internet about author and former naval officer Mike Abrashoff. The story is that he inherited a terrible ship and transformed it into a winner. But the story as far as I can piece together is that USS Befold was a great ship with a great reputation when Abrashoff assumed command. What’s the real deal?

Sea Lore: Performance on the ship Mike Abrashoff inherited was dreadful, but in the Navy, he didn’t have the option to hire, fire or promote personnel. What he could do was change the culture to elevate performance – and that’s exactly what he did, making his ship the Navy’s top performer. Publications from Fast Company to the Harvard Business Review have heralded the remarkable turnaround of the USS Benfold and business schools have made it a case study in organizational success. Abrashoff’s book, It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, is a best seller with over 340,000 copies in print. His follow up, Get Your Ship Together, has leaders telling how their organizations have put his grassroots leadership principles to work.

*** I love this time of year, when my shipmates get into their holiday spirit:

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=54044

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=54002

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=41779

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=41776

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=4061

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=4059

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Senior Advisor, Alion Science and Technology, Norfolk, VA

Job 7851.

Qualifications

Masters Degree in marine engineering/business/related field or the equivalent combination of education, technical training or work experience. Minimum 20 years experience in Naval Logistics planning and execution. Candidate must have active secret clearance to be considered for this position.

Responsibilities

Commander Second Fleet (C2F) is the Navy lead for developing the Maritime Headquarters with Maritime Operations Center (MHQ w/ MOC) concept. In support of this effort the MHQ w with MOC Directorate requires professional and technical support to assist with joint, service, and multi-national integration in this development. MHQ w/ MOC support is inclusive of all joint, service, and multi-national integration regarding doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, education, personnel, facilities and experimentation. The contractor will coordinate with force management related partners for MHQ w/ MOC concept development. This will be a ground up start within the force management area and the command will need to contact other commands of significance in developing a partnered approach to achieving success. The Force Management integrator will facilitate interoperability and integration that will benefit all MOCs worldwide and therefore must be aligned with the entire Navy.

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.) Engineering Science Advisor, Alion Science and Technology, Bismarck, ND

Job 7852.

Qualifications

Requirements and Experience

10 years of experience in manufacturing operations and/or technology with significant project or program responsibilities

BS or higher degree in relevant engineering or technical discipline

Development and implementation of manufacturing lines/cells

Project/program management

Government manufacturing experience desired but not necessary

Manufacturing technology development

Product and tooling design for manufacturing

Development of manufacturing data packages and work instructions

Experience with implementing workforce training

Experience in fabrication, kitting and assembly production operations

Understanding of shop floor processes as well as overall infrastructure for a manufacturing organization

Understanding of inspection, testing and quality requirements

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and Duties

Lead the project to develop and implement an advanced parts-on-demand manufacturing facility

Develop and implement new processes and equipment

Provide guidance to plant management on operations

Suggest training programs including on-the floor training to enhance workforce capabilities

Manage project costs and schedule and report on project progress and results

Implement the required processes and production capabilities as new manufacturing programs are brought in

Identify and assess new production programs

Implement flexible manufacturing concepts to reduce cycle time and efficiently run low volume production

Assess and implement product designs for manufacturability

Develop manufacturing data packages

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.)

3.) Program Manager, Missile Defense Agency, Department Of Defense, Ft. Greely, AK

You may apply as a Merit Promotion candidate if you are a current or former career/career conditional Federal employee with competitive status; OR, You may apply as an Open Competitive candidate if you are a US Citizen without Federal status.

This position is covered by the National Security Personnel System (NSPS). NSPS is a pay for performance system using pay bands with salary ranges. For more information on NSPS, please visit the website at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/nsps/issuances.html

Position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III certification in Program Management. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 18 months after entry into this position.

The cost of living increase for Fort Greely, AK is 25% – the rest of Alaska is 24% (the percentage is subject to change).

This position is located in the Missile Defense Agency, Ground-Based Midcourse Missile Defense (GMD), C#470

The Missile Defense Agency develops and fields an integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) capable of providing a layered defense for the homeland, deployed forces, friends, and allies against ballistic missiles of all ranges in all phases of flight.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

U.S. Citizenship Required

This position is open to Merit-Promotion eligibles

This position is open to all US Citizens

Applications must be received by the closing date

Eligibility verification for merit applicants is required

Veterans are required to submit a DD-214 (SF-15, VA letter, if applicable)

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=66466398

4.) Program Support Specialist, Virginia Tech – Advanced Research Institute, Arlington, VA

Performs a combination of duties to support the business manager and the director at the VT Advanced Research Institute. The primary responsibilities include: assisting in design and preparation internal/external communications; serving as a liaison and/or first contact for department; general office management and bookkeeping duties; and actively participating in the recruitment of students for the Information Security Assurance Executive Master's Program.

For more information and to submit an application access our web site at www.jobs.vt.edu (resume and cover letter also requested). Search on posting number 071362.

Individuals desiring assistance/accommodation in the application/interview process should contact us at (540) 231-9331 voice or 540 231-7227 TDD.

For specific questions regarding the vacancy, contact (703) 387-6025.

AN EO/AA EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY.

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=66567318

5.) Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Battleship New Jersey Museum, Camden, New Jersey

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=197900009

6.) Res Chemist, Alion Science and Technology, Edison, NJ

Job 7856.

Qualifications

B.S. degree in Chemistry or closely related scientific field and five years experience in data interpretation, EPA analytical methods, QA/QC procedures, and data validation. You must have excellent verbal and written communications skills to write and present information. Proficiency with MS Office software.

No sponsorship available.

Responsibilities

Will conduct technical review / validation of both organic and inorganic data produced by various contract laboratories, and prepare reports detailing the results of the review. Data review shall comprise determinations of data quality for usability and shall be performed in conformance with established data validation procedures.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position with Alion Science and Technology, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at elundquist@alionscience.com, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

7.) Data Administrator, AgustaWestlandBell, LLC, Reston, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=66545537

8.) Aerospace Engineer IV, AAI Corporation, Hunt Valley, Maryland

http://jobs.defensedaily.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=2160&jb=3605965

9.) TECHNICAL WRITER-EDITOR, Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, CHINA LAKE, CA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=66553101

10.) Project Manager, CTG, Inc., Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=66643569

*** From Ed Zeigler:

My name is Mike Mundy. I am a Sr. Recruiter with USresources,

headquartered in McLean, VA. My client is looking for a Public Affairs Officer to work at the NRO in Chantilly, VA. This is a full-time, permanent position with my client.

A current Top Secret clearance is required.

Below is the job description. If you are interested, please send me

your resume and salary expectation as soon as possible. I will contact you once I receive it. Please include your daytime phone number(s).

11.) Public Affairs Officer, NRO, Chantilly, VA

Salary: open

Type of Job: Full – time/Direct Hire

Active -TS/SCI Required

General Description –

The NRO requires public affairs support to contribute to and coordinate internal and external public affairs operations. Duties include public affairs support for publishing, writing and editing congressional correspondence, notifications, speech writing, corporate newsletters, press releases, statements of record, and communications plans.

Products are high visibility and may be viewed throughout the office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Community, Congress, Department of Defense, and the media.

Responsibilities –

The contractor shall provide services that include, but are not limited to:

– Provide public affairs guidance to NRO Directorate and Offices

– Prepare complex written documents (e.g. Speeches, prepare remarks,

written statements, correspondence, newsletters, brochures, news

releases) emphasizing key issues and considering the political, and

congressional implications of the documents

– Prepare high-quality documents senior/executive officals, skillfully adopting their voice, tone, and style, to effectively communicate their message

– Review and edit documents written by others, ensuring that they are

perspectives

– Contribute to and coordinate public affairs event planning, perform

internal and external written public affairs functions and assist in NRO represitational activities

– Assist in maintaining and coordinating the development or the NRO

exhibits to external events

– Respond as necessary to the public affairs element of NRO contingency response activites

– Provide after-action reports to asses post event recommindations and notifications

– Develope Corperate Communications Plans

– Create, gather and analyze corporate survey data

Thank you,

Mike Mundy

Sr. Recruiter

USresources, Inc.

mmundy@usresources.com

12.) Technical Writer/Editor III, Senior Writer/Editor, Bowhead, King George, VA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J6VMLL2WWI4-l-King_George-VA-c-Technology

13.) UAV Resource Analyst, Science Applications International Corporation, Langley, VA

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=2074245

14.) FCS Unmanned Air Vehicle Software Engineer, Boeing, Saint Louis, MO

http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=101&dockey=xml/1/c/1cb777e78e7a0187fdf5af73cad2860c@endecaindex&c=1&source=2021&spon=shpaid

15.) Embedded Software Engineer, BAE Systems, Columbia, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24393196

16.) Financial Analyst Sr, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=66678036

17.) UAV Mechanic, Aurora Flight Sciences, Manassas, VA

Seeking an experienced UAV mechanic to build, integrate, maintain

and operate VTOL and Fixed wing UAV's. Must have high school

diploma and previous UAV experience. A&P desirable.

3Back CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address: Aurora Flight Sciences

9950 Wakeman Drive

Manassas, Virginia 20110

Web: www.aurora.aero/employment/

18.) Aero/Mechanical Engineer, AVID LLC, Blacksburg, Virginia

AVID LLC has an opening for an Aero/Mechanical Engineer in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Managing the development and design of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engineering systems, this position will be responsible for evolving UAV design, developing and managing UAV teams. Junior and Senior positions available. Design experience, team experience, experience with design or mathematical software preferred. If interested, please forward a resume, cover letter, and salary history to human resources via email at jobs@avidaerospace.com.

http://www.avidllc.biz/about_us/job_opportunities.php

19.) ATTORNEY (LABOR), Air Force Legal Operation Agency, General Litigation Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, Massachusetts

https://ww2.afpc.randolph.af.mil/resweb/vacancy_announcement_nlo.asp?UserReqID=07DECEXT038718634361

20.) Avionics Engineer, Sargent Fletcher, El Monte, CA

The avionics engineer reports functionally to the Chief Engineer – Weapons Carriage and Release and will provide expertise in weapon system integration, MIL-STD 1760, the design of MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 based weapons carriage and release systems.

The avionics engineer will be responsible for avionic systems architecture, design development, and integration. This includes both electrical and firmware design of microprocessor based MIL-STD-1760 interfaces. Ten years experience in designing MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 systems desired.

Requirements:

Position requires a BS in electrical or software engineering (Masters Degree preferred) with minimum of ten years minimum avionics design experience. Experience with cockpit avionics and stores management system strongly preferred.

The ideal candidate will:

Be proficient in Matlab, Mathcad, C++ or a combination there of.

Be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Project.

Possess good oral and written communication skills as well as being comfortable in making presentations.

Be a problem solver with sound judgment and decision-making skills.

Possess working knowledge of MIL-STD 1553, MIL-STD-1760, non MIL-STD-1760 stores and aircraft and store ICDs from weapon perspective.

Possess technical understanding of software and hardware functionality, and experience with integration of hardware and/or software systems.

Have working knowledge of avionic software development and certification, embedded software and associated debug tools (Should possess at least 5 years experience in embedded software development using structured development tools).

Understand flight and store management software and some scripting, and possess experience with spacecraft avionics systems including processors, memory, data bus, and embedded software.

Interface with senior aircraft and government integration personnel.

Have experience with proposals, requirements analysis, specification generation, integration and test and generation of test procedures and test reporting.

JOB CODE: 12122

Have familiarity with avionics packaging, qualification test methods, EMI design methods, avionics data bus architectures, circuit tolerance and timing analysis, and stress derating analysis. The candidate will also be familiar with the electrical ground support equipment requirements for testing and integration of avionics systems.

Sargent Fletcher Inc.

9400 E. Flair Drive

El Monte, CA

http://www.sargentfletcher.com/job_opportunities.htm

21.) Hose Products Support Specialist, WENCOR, Miami, FL

Provides primary support for quoting hose products to commercial and government customers.

Essential Duties

Identifies hose assemblies and quotes price and delivery time directly to customers and through sales reps.

Prepares and submits government quotes for hoses.

Process internal orders for hoses (create job traveler for hose fabrication ship).

Create internal purchase orders for hose components.

Research, source and submit RFQ’s to vendors for hose assemblies and components.

Evaluate and process government bids, process government orders, create labels for government shipments, and creates DD Form 250 for government shipments

Enter vendor quotes In the mainframe computer system.

Acquire manufacturing drawings for TSO and QPL hoses from Parker Stratoflex .

Assists Sales Reps in promoting hose products.

Assists in purchasing hose components from vendors.

Attributes

Working knowledge of Windows, MS Word, and MS Excel.

Execellent communication skills.

Ability to clearly communicate in English both verbal and written.

Good telephone etiquette skills.

Ablity to multi-task and work in a team environment.

Qualifications

Associates degree and six months related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

http://www.wencor.com/info/jobs.html

22.) Marketing Manager – Defense Aftermarket, Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Oshkosh, WI

http://www.nationjob.com/job/ostc1667/pj/1254364

23.) Requirements DBA (DOORS), Maxim Systems, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture National Security Services), San Diego, California

Maxim Systems, now a part of Accenture is seeking a Requirements Database Administrator with the following skills:

Should be able to set up and manage (Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System) DOORS Systems Engineering database

Maintain and integrate DOORS server with a configuration management system

Integrate requirements data from government and contractors

Ability Import and Export data files

Ability to perform requirements traceability analysis

Ability to format engineering specifications and review for accuracy

Work with customers to define and generate reports using a combination of native DOORS functionality and custom DXL scripts

Additional Requirements:

Knowledge of technical/engineering requirements flow-down and database applications

Experience with PC based Microsoft products (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Must be able to manage multiple tasks and be able to work in independently

Must have a strong customer-service attitude

Trained in the use of DOORS tools

Qualified candidates must be capable of obtaining and maintaining a U.S. Government Security Clearance of Secret

http://www.prohire.com/candidates/jobprofile.cfm?szWID=10112&szCID=45506&szOrderID=464430&szReturnto=careerportal

24.) Systems Engineer, C4i, Reston, Virginia

C4i Software and Systems Engineers produce leading edge communications technologies for Air Traffic Control, Defence and other Command & Control and networking applications.

An exciting opportunity exists for experienced communications engineer to join the C4i team in the Reston office. The successful candidate must have tertiary qualifications in Engineering, experience in networking and VoIP based technologies; integration experience of complex communications based systems, ideally experience with Department of Defense contracts and associated Mil-Std procedures, and must be able to gain security clearance in USA (US citizen). This role will include pre-sales support along with developing and integrating complex communications systems.

If you feel you can contribute to the development of world leading communications and switching systems, please email your resume to employment@c4i.com.

http://www.c4i.com/default.asp?id=17

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None, it's a second year course.

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