Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 2 January 2008


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 2 January 2008

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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.) Nuclear Power Program Manager, Alion Science and Technology, Warrenville, IL

2.) Analyst, McKean Defense Group, Philadelphia, PA

3.) Chief Engineer, Seacor Marine, Gulf of Mexico

4.) Document Analyst, US Secret Service, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

5.) Drafter, SNC, Andalusia, AL

6.) Business Continuity Coordinator, B&W, LYNCHBURG VA

7.) ONR Business Intelligence Manager, Basic Engineering Concepts & Technologies, Inc. (BecTech), supporting the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Arlington, Virginia

8.) NOAA SWATH Project Manager, OAK Management, Moss Point, MS

9.) Chemical Engineer, Electronic Warfare Associates, Herndon, Virginia

10.) Supervisory Government and External Relations Specialist, Ames Research Center, US National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Santa Clara County, CA

11.) Principal Project Engineer – (AvionicsNS33407), L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, Grand Rapids, MI

12.) Science, Technology, and Weapons Analyst, CIA, Langley, VA

13.) Security Technical Specialist, U.S. Department of State, various locations

14.) Market Development Professional, Centennial Contractors Enterprises,

Houston, TX

15.) Computer Forensics Media Exploitation Analyst, ManTech International Corporation, Baghdad, Iraq

16.) Thermal/Infrared Analyst for thermal and infrared simulation and analysis, ThermoAnalytics, Calumet, MI

17.) Research Aide, Institute for Defense Analyses, Washington, DC

18.) Sr. Environmental Manager, SAIC, Whidbey Island, WA

19.) Marine Transportation Consultant, HDR, Inc., Corpus Christi, TX

20.) Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer II, EHS team, Maritime Mission Center (MMC), Raytheon, Portsmouth, RI

21.) Fuel Operations Manager, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Florida

22.) Manager III-Program Management, L3 Communications, Washington, DC

23.) Comp Systems Architect Stf, Systems Integration and Test Engineer, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors, Manassas VA

24.) Jrny Mech Pipefitter, BAY SHIPBUILDING COMPANY, The Manitowoc Company, Sturgeon Bay, WI

25.) CMMI Systems Analyst, SYS Technologies, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston (SSC-C) Detachment Norfolk, VA

26.) Instructional Systems Specialist, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY

*** And more…

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*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Nuclear Power Program Manager, Alion Science and Technology, Warrenville, IL

Qualifications

Extensive experience/knowledge of Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) safety systems design and operation.

Extensive experience/knowledge of Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) safety systems design and operation.

Experience/knowledge of NRC Generic Safety Issue GSI-191, ¿Assessment of Debris Accumulation on PWR Sump Performance.

Significant technical knowledge and experience in hydrodynamics, including the design and operation of pumps, piping, valves, and piping systems.

Registered Professional Engineer (preferred)

Knowledgeable on nuclear power plant licensing documentation.

Knowledgeable on nuclear plant electrical and logic drawings.

Knowledgeable on nuclear power plant fire hazards analyses.

A degree in Mechanical Engineering along with more than 15 years of experience working in the nuclear power generation industry.

Strong verbal and technical writing skills.

Strong skills in MS Excel, Access and Word.

Responsibilities

This position serves as subject matter expert in commercial nuclear power plant design and operation. Responsibilities include performance and/or reviews of hydrodynamic and thermodynamic analyses, nuclear power plant system design reviews, performance of plant modifications, performance of hydrodynamic testing, and plant systems. Additional responsibilities include managing projects and scopes of work, technically advising the hydraulics laboratory and mentoring other less experienced engineers in the organization.

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.) Analyst, McKean Defense Group, Philadelphia, PA

Job Responsibilities

The selected candidate will operate in a support role and be responsible for maintaining and populating the dashboard, data analysis, providing inputs to the supervisor, and researching.

The candidate should be willing to do some travel (up to 20%), have excellent organizational and research skills, and be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

Qualifications

BS or BA in a related field

Experience with data analysis

Highly organized

Familiar with metrics

Former Navy with carrier experience a big plus

Position Code 1191-20071129

http://careers.mckean-defense.com/careers.aspx?adata=L7ZilFyGbl3IH%2f8yN5FvMlSe8kb0FsHxVPpXWxdHzmEEI0KWTudt5iuGEW5UmMFdGBMZgQ%2bSP9s%2fcIWVsYNacuv5c1946rC1

3.) Chief Engineer, Seacor Marine, Gulf of Mexico

http://www.seacormarine.com/careers_openings_view.cgi?id=3

4.) Document Analyst, US Secret Service, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/jobs/Document-Analyst-1092955.html

5.) Drafter, SNC, Andalusia, AL

http://www.sncorp.com/Careers/Careers.aspx?adata=XRpnTm467%2f8SGvTvxa%2bqsMTYyQCKwYdPzzEfX6GtvcYTPcGxbSquEjZmPg9G3HQFJY4G70PZBnGeM%2bmAK6ygY84Lhe7tW%2b1E

6.) Business Continuity Coordinator, B&W, LYNCHBURG VA

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

7.) ONR Business Intelligence Manager, Basic Engineering Concepts & Technologies, Inc. (BecTech), supporting the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Arlington, Virginia

http://www.bectech.com/career_position_detail.aspx?action=edit&position_id=66

8.) NOAA SWATH Project Manager, OAK Management, Moss Point, MS

OAK Management, Inc. is a growing small business focused on providing our clients with innovative solutions in the areas of program management, systems engineering and software development services. Our corporate client base includes project offices in the Department of Defense, Department of Commerce and commercial shipbuilding industries. OAK Management, Inc. supports our National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) clients in program management and engineering disciplines for shipbuilding concept exploration, ship machinery and systems design, functional integration, acquisition and ship life cycle engineering management.

Position Title: NOAA SWATH Project Manager

Duties: Provide supervision and technical support for the NOAA SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) project as well as other current and emerging work under various support contracts. Proactively work to identify emerging requirements and issues as well as to develop the relevant support plans. Effectively

work with multi-disciplined projects/teams that may include Government, subcontractors and subordinates.

Must be willing to and capable of performing requirements development, analysis of alternatives, design reviews, tradeoff studies, engineering analyses, and other technical and programmatic functions as necessary. Effectively interface with ABS, USCG and other regulatory agencies. Responsible to the Systems Engineering Director to meet program objectives.

Minimum Essential Education: Bachelors degree in naval architecture and/or marine engineering required, 8 yrs of applicable experience can be used as degree equivalent; PMP or equivalent certification highly desired.

Minimum Essential Experience: At least fifteen years overall experience supporting Government contracts in marine environments. Prior experience as program/project manager highly desired. Essential Skills/Capabilities: (1) Must lead by example. (2) Must be able to build strong relationships with clients based on mutual respect and trust. (3) Must be able to deal successfully with ambiguities and unknowns. (4) Must be able to recognize business development opportunities and respond quickly. (5) Must be able to oversee and direct successful management of multiple disparate projects simultaneously. (6) Must be able to personally lead high visibility projects to a successful completion.

Professional Licenses/Certifications: PMP certification (or equivalent) is highly desired.

Work Location: NOAA SWATH Project Office at VTHM in Moss Point, MS with occasional short duration visits to Silver Spring, MD and/or other locations as necessary.

Security Clearance: Ability to obtain a government security clearance is required, active clearance desired.

Email resumes to: hr_dept@oakmgmt.com

9.) Chemical Engineer, Electronic Warfare Associates, Herndon, Virginia

http://www.ewa.com/employGSI-224.html

10.) Supervisory Government and External Relations Specialist, Ames Research Center, US National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Santa Clara County, CA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=66515670

11.) Principal Project Engineer – (AvionicsNS33407), L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, Grand Rapids, MI

https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/L3/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=33408&esid=az

12.) Science, Technology, and Weapons Analyst, CIA, Langley, VA

https://www.cia.gov/careers/jobs/view-all-jobs/science-technology-and-weapons-analyst.html

13.) Security Technical Specialist, U.S. Department of State, various locations

STSs provide support and assist in worldwide technical security programs. These programs for which you will give overall program management, maintenance and support provide protection for Department of State facilities and personnel from technical espionage, acts of terrorism, and crime. The mission of STS personnel is accomplished through the use of sophisticated electronic and electro-mechanical security systems.

We are currently accepting applications for this position.

http://www.careers.state.gov/specialist/opportunities/sectech.html

*** From Dave Carrithers:

Ned – Please put in your weekly newsletter. Thank you. Best in Spirit,

Dave Carrithers

14.) Market Development Professional, Centennial Contractors Enterprises,

Houston, TX

Build Relationships, Bring The Brand To Life!

Looking For Regional Marketing Leader

Market development and sales professional desired, to help a unique

construction services business go from stealth organization to a

recognized regional and national brand within our target markets and

industry segments. Looking for someone who can define, develop, create

and grow a target region and market through relationship building.

Centennial, a 16 year successful industry leader in services supporting

larger government, educational and business facilities and

infrastructures with construction projects focused on renovation,

rehabilitation and repair work is looking to hire a Manager of Market

Development to drive market development and sales efforts in Texas.

The successful candidates will posses solid sales experience, a proven

consultative sales approach, as well as market development and sales

development ability. Responsible for developing targeted and qualified

prospects and opportunities into new proposals, contracts and accounts.

Also responsible for collaborating with the operations team to ensure

overall client satisfaction, leveraging towards long term relationships.

Strong presentation skills, including knowledge of PowerPoint and

Microsoft Office are required, as is a Bachelor's degree and 5+ years

experience. Will require regional travel.

The individual must be creative at getting done what needs to be done on

their own. You will be working with highly trained and skilled

professionals, who have limited experience with marketing and sales –

you will be looked upon as the front runner in these abilities in your

region.

Large multi-million dollar market potential, supportive team

environment, fascinating business model, chance to lead and be

recognized.

Responsibilities Include:

* Develop relationships with customers, regional associations,

subcontractors

* Develop a specific regional market (Market Development) for Texas

* Develop regional target acquisition plans and establish new customers

via new contracts, and/or rider contracts and/or cooperatives

and/or new volume of projects under existing contracts to meet regional

revenue goals

* Deliver the message in that market: Performance Based Construction

and Centennial

* Due diligence and pre-qualification of customers

* Capture of new business in Texas

* Successfully launch new accounts

* Follow-up as independent feedback loop for customers

* Advocate for partnering to build stronger relationships – including

subcontractors

* Ambassador of regional branding efforts of Centennial in the Texas

Region

* Leader in CCE “becoming local” – including local press, charities,

etc.

* Activities in support regional and corporate goals

Please send resume and cover letter to

Carol Gray, Staffing Team

Direct Line : 703-287-3047

eFax : 877-349-4894

E-mail : cgray@cce-inc.com

More On The Texas Team: http://www.cce-inc.com/Texas/

15.) Computer Forensics Media Exploitation Analyst, ManTech International Corporation, Baghdad, Iraq

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25125076

16.) Thermal/Infrared Analyst for thermal and infrared simulation and analysis, ThermoAnalytics, Calumet, MI

Duties include developing CAE based thermal and infrared models, analysis and reporting, and participating in field testing.

The successful candidate must possess an M.S. in Engineering or equivalent, 2-5 years experience performing thermal and/or infrared analysis, a strong background in and understanding of thermal physics (with emphasis on radiation), and strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience in statistical analysis a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience. Compensation includes a comprehensive benefits program with fully-paid family health insurance, 20 days vacation, 10 paid holidays, 401(k) plan and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Upon hiring, candidate must be able to attain a security clearance from the Department of Defense.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and résumé to:

ThermoAnalytics, Inc.

Attention: Human Resources

P.O. Box 66

Calumet, MI 49913 or

careers@ThermoAnalytics.com

http://www.thermoanalytics.com/company/careers.html

17.) Research Aide, Institute for Defense Analyses, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25105616

18.) Sr. Environmental Manager, SAIC, Whidbey Island, WA

https://cp-its-rmprd.saic.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=101365&szUniqueCareerPortalID=b341ba47-6d4f-4e87-b30f-1d5a7ce248eb

19.) Marine Transportation Consultant, HDR, Inc., Corpus Christi, TX

http://www.gojobs.com/seeker/jobdetail.asp?jobnum=2732982&jbid=1625

20.) Senior Environmental Health & Safety Engineer II, EHS team, Maritime Mission Center (MMC), Raytheon, Portsmouth, RI

https://raytheon.rayjobs.com/viewjob.html?erjob=369171&eresc=DirectEmployers

21.) Fuel Operations Manager, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Florida

http://www.prohire.com/candidates/jobprofile.cfm?szWID=10536&szCID=47414&szOrderID=461384&szReturnto=careerportal

22.) Manager III-Program Management, L3 Communications, Washington, DC

https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/L3/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=32546&esid=az

23.) Comp Systems Architect Stf, Systems Integration and Test Engineer, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors, Manassas VA http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=66796516

24.) Jrny Mech Pipefitter, BAY SHIPBUILDING COMPANY, The Manitowoc Company, Sturgeon Bay, WI

http://www.manitowoc.com/en/Careers/CareerCenter/peopleclick.cfm

25.) CMMI Systems Analyst, SYS Technologies, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston (SSC-C) Detachment Norfolk, VA

SYS Technologies has a requirement for a Systems Analyst to support Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston (SSC-C) Detachment Norfolk, VA in achieving CMMI Level 4 certification. The candidate would provide on-site technical and management process improvement support for this effort. The candidate will perform the following tasks:

• Develop Process Improvement Program (PIP) for CID TSP project components to achieve CMMI Level 4 certification

• Coordinate and manage development/revision of CMMI Level 4 process management plans

• Collect CMMI Level 4 process artifacts and maintain a repository of CMMI Level 4 artifacts for each of the CID TSP project components

• Maintain the catalog of CMMI Level 4 artifacts in the Integrated System Diagnostics Appraisal Wizard tool

• Conduct CMMI Level 4 training for the CID TSP project components

• Monitor and direct CID TSP process area managers in execution of CMMI activities including conduct of reviews, collection of metrics, process analysis, and monitoring and controlling activities for their specific process areas

Required Skills:

Specific knowledge and experience in implementation of the CMMI model at the Level 4 certification level is required. Experience with the US Navy Manpower, Training and Education (MPT&E), specifically Training is highly desired.

Required Experience:

Qualified candidates will have 2 – 5 years experience in coordination of CMMI Level 3 and Level 4 activities and processes. Desired qualifications include significant achievement in CMMI certification Level ¾ of other projects.

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree

Security Requirement: Must have or be able to obtain Secret clearance

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

26.) Instructional Systems Specialist, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/jobs/Instructional-Systems-Specialist-1093918.html

*** From Harry Jaeger:

WE HOPE YOUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WAS AS MERRY, JOYFUL AND HAPPY AS THE CELEBRATION WAS IN THE JAEGER HOUSEHOLD.

Many hours have been spent on the Zuni-Tamaroa since the ship's arrival in Newport News, VA on October 3, 2007. We've been introducing our needs to local supporters and adding volunteers who wish to give their time helping in the preservation and restoration of the Zuni-Tamaroa.

The media coverage has been outstanding, 2 TV stations covered our arrival on October 3, (WVEC Channel 13 and WKRT Channel 3), 2 newspapers (The Newport News Daily Press on November 25 and Richmond Times-Dispatch on December 13). We also had a visit from the editor of a maritime magazine (her article should appear in their January/February issue). For details enter www.zunimaritime.org.

McAllister Towing of VA has been very generous in letting us temporarily moor at their facility while we work with politicians on a permanent homeport for the ship.

We are scheduling a work weekend 4-5-6 January 2008. We live on the ship during work weekends. If you are interested in joining us, please reply via this email of call 804-273-0247.

Harry Jaeger

Director of Operations

*** How many Army Cadets does it take to change a tire?

Just one, but he gets four hours credit and it counts as a lab science!

*** Ball cap of the week: Freedom – LCS 1

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: USS Peleliu LHA 5 – Pax Per Potens

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