Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 23 January 2008


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 23 January 2008

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“I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

1.) Mgr Program, Alion Science and Technology, Newport News, VA

2.) Program Manager (PM), MPRI, L-3 Communications, Crystal City, VA

3.) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Adaptive Methods, CENTREVILLE, VIRGINIA

4.) Radar Cross Section / Low Observable Engineer, L-3 Communications Services Group, Menlo Park, CA

5.) Systems Engineer 5 – SE IT SBInet, Boeing, Arlington, VA

6.) TEST ENGINEER, Adaptive Methods, Chattanooga, TN

7.) Antenna design Engineering Specialist, ERS Antenna, Burlington, MA

8.) Radar Systems Engineering IPT Lead, Raytheon, Sudbury, MA

9.) DMCS Coordinator, Parsons, Newport, IN

10.) Help Desk w/ secret clearance, TEKsystems, Lorton, VA

11.) Missile Defense Modeling & Simulation Engineer, The Mitre Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO

12.) Aegis BMD SM3 Missile Eng 4, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Dahlgren, VA

13.) Missile Test & Evaluation Engineer, ITT Industries, Advanced Engineering & Sciences, Arlington, VA

14.) Missile Defense Systems Engineer, Junior, Booz Allen Hamilton, Johnstown, PA

15.) RF Missile Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

16.) Software Design Engineer, SYNEXXUS, Arlington, VA or Metro Washington, DC

17.) Chief Stress Engineer, Aernnova, Ann Arbor, MI

18.) Intel Analyst Lead, Missile Systems – TS/SCI, CACI, ARLINGTON, VA

19.) USMC Tactics Instructor-29 Palms, Science Applications International Corporation, Coronado, CA

20.) Software Engineer III, ATK, Newington, VA

21.) Aerospace Subsystems Principle Engineer, Bell Helicopter Textron, Arlington, TX

22.) Systems Integrator, BAE Systems, Herndon, VA

*** And more…

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*** 40-plus of Washington, DC

Monday February 4, 2008

9:30 a.m.

Ned Lundquist

author of Job of the Week

Ned Lundquist’s “Job of the Week” free e-mail networking newsletter and website for professional communicators has a cult following of nearly 10,000 readers.

The job leads are just one reason his faithful followers begin their Mondays with a cuppa and JOTW.

Area of Expertise: Ned Lundquist, ABC, is a communication professional who has been publishing the “Job of the Week” e-mail newsletter since January 2001. He served on active duty with the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer and as a Public Affairs Officer. His last tour of duty was as commanding officer of the 450 men and women of the Naval Media Center in Washington, D.C., where he published the Navy’s flagship magazine, produced the award-winning weekly TV show, and was responsible for Navy internal relations, video production, broadcasting and visual information. He retired as a Captain in 2000. He then joined ShipServ, Inc., an e-commerce provider serving the maritime purchasing industry as vice president of corporate communications, and then became vice president of communication for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. He is current a senior science advisor for Alion Science and Technology in Washington, D.C., and provides strategic communications counsel to his client, the U.S. Navy’s Surface Warfare Directorate.

Ned is a native of Auburndale, Mass. He is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and The American University in Washington, D.C. Ned’s wife, Laura, is from Lihue, Hawaii. They have two children, Tom and Barbara, two cats and a dog.

see www.nedsjotw.com

PRICE: FREE

Date: February 4, 2008

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: 40Plus of Greater Washington, near DuPont Circle south metro exit, 1718 P Street, N.W., Suite T-2, Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: 202 387 1582

www.40Plus-DC.org

*** Networking and Professional Development Luncheon

What’s the true value of accreditation and your ability to Be Heard™?

February 28, 2008, 11 am – 1 pm

Maggiano's Little Italy,516 N. Clark Street, Chicago (use the banquet entrance off of Grand Ave.)

Does accreditation contribute to professional development, strengthen organizations and enhance the communications profession? To find out, IABC/Chicago and L.C. Williams & Associates co-sponsored a research survey, which was conducted in the fall of 2007 with accredited business communicators worldwide. Ned Lundquist, ABC and vice chair of the Accreditation Council, will present those findings and their implications to individuals, organizations and to the communication profession. Find out what ABCs know and want to share with their fellow communicators.

Ned Lundquist, ABC

Senior Science Advisor

Alion Science and Technology

McLean, VA

and Vice-Chair of the IABC Accreditation Council

Ned is a senior science advisor with Alion Science and Technology who provides strategic communication support to the U.S. Navy's Surface Warfare Directorate. He's won several IABC Gold Quill Awards, the IABC Jake Wittmer Award for excellence in Communication Research, a PRSA Silver Anvil Award, and numerous other awards. Ned has been president of two IABC chapters and a district director. He currently is vice chair of the IABC Accreditation Council. Ned is editor and publisher of the Job of the Week email networking newsletter for professional communicators, dedicated to the positive and unanticipated consequences of “nedworking.”

http://www.iabcchicago.com/events/08_pd_0226.htm

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Mgr Program, Alion Science and Technology, Newport News, VA

Job number 7968

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Business or IT related field. Successful track record of managing programs in excess of $1Million in revenue and 20 plus employees. Recent experience working with Navy organizations. Hands on experience and indepth kjnowledge of the Navy and Marine Corps time keeping system, SLDCADA. Must be familiar with the management, operation, and development of the SLDCADA program.

Responsibilities

Successful candidate will spearhead the capture and program management of the entire SLDCADA support contract.

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

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

*** From Bob Tallman:

2.) Program Manager (PM), MPRI, L-3 Communications, Crystal City, VA

We are looking to immediately fill a full-time position for a PM to manage the U.S. Army's official public website, www.army.mil. The site is an integral part of the Army’s comprehensive and holistic approach to effective strategic communication. In addition to extensive knowledge and experience in managing Web projects, the candidate must have results-validated experience in managing technical, content and design experts in a fast-paced, customer-centric environment. The PM will lead the Army.mil Web team in conceiving new projects and in managing and sustaining long-term projects in a highly collaborative and integrated environment. The PM must possess exceptional attention to detail, demonstrated program management skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

A fully qualified candidate will possess the ability to manage the army.mil team responsible for Web projects from design to delivery within budget and on time. The candidate should have a working understanding of HTML, Databases, Web hosting, Design, Web optimization and Web standards. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree and 5-10 years of experience managing significant Web projects.

Must be legally qualified to work in the United States and be eligible to obtain a security clearance.

Bob Tallman

Senior Associate

Advanced Concepts Business Center

National Group, MPRI

241 18th Street, Suite 615

Arlington, VA 22202

Tel: 703-236-1551

Fax: 703-412-1211

E-Mail: Robert.Tallman@L-3com.com

3.) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Adaptive Methods, CENTREVILLE, VIRGINIA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=67539730

4.) Radar Cross Section / Low Observable Engineer, L-3 Communications Services Group, Menlo Park, CA

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

5.) Systems Engineer 5 – SE IT SBInet, Boeing, Arlington, VA

http://penntech.careercast.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=4760706&

6.) TEST ENGINEER, Adaptive Methods, Chattanooga, TN

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=67538790

7.) Antenna design Engineering Specialist, ERS Antenna, Burlington, MA

http://www.jobvertise.com/job?jobid=2151092&referer=simplyhired

8.) Radar Systems Engineering IPT Lead, Raytheon, Sudbury, MA

http://www.job.com/my.job/search/page=jobview/pt=2/key=13528637/jsOn=1

9.) DMCS Coordinator, Parsons, Newport, IN

http://parsons.jobs2web.com/job/DMCS-Coordinator-Job/188702/

10.) Help Desk w/ secret clearance, TEKsystems, Lorton, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=67304012

11.) Missile Defense Modeling & Simulation Engineer, The Mitre Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO

https://sjobs.brassring.com/en/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=811164&partnerid=119&siteid=69

12.) Aegis BMD SM3 Missile Eng 4, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Dahlgren, VA

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=134410

13.) Missile Test & Evaluation Engineer, ITT Industries, Advanced Engineering & Sciences, Arlington, VA

http://www.intelligencecareers.com/jobs/jobview.cfm?jobid=637425

14.) Missile Defense Systems Engineer, Junior, Booz Allen Hamilton, Johnstown, PA

http://wm.careercast.com/texis/jobsearch/details.html?id=47846dcc6d630

15.) RF Missile Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

http://careers.diversityinc.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=5266134&spon=shpaid

*** From Chris Dour:

Hey Ned,

If you can squeeze this one into tomorrow's posting, I would be much

obliged. Thanks. — chris

16.) Software Design Engineer, SYNEXXUS, Arlington, VA or Metro Washington, DC

Interested in getting in on the ground floor of a start-up in Northern

Virginia? Interested in a flexible work schedule? Need to work from home

somedays? Well then read on my friend!

General Summary

Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software packages and

enhancements. Supports and/or installs software applications/operating

systems. Participates in the testing process through test review and

analysis, test witnessing and certification of software. Languages: Ruby,

Java, AJAX, JavaScript, Perl, Python, C++, C, JSP, SQL, XML, XSLT, XSL,

MSXML, UML, ASP, Drupal and Action Script.

Essential Job Functions

* Researching, designing, writing and testing new software programs.

* Developing existing systems by analyzing and identifying areas for

modification.

* Bolting together existing software products (getting incompatible

platforms to work together and creating code to link them).

* Maintaining systems by monitoring, identifying and correcting software

defects;

* Investigating new technologies.

* Creating technical specifications and test plans.

* Working with computer coding languages.

* Writing operational documentation with technical authors.

* Working closely with other staff, such as project managers, graphic

artists, systems analysts, and sales and marketing professionals.

* Consulting clients/colleagues concerning the maintenance and performance

of software systems and asking questions to obtain information to clarify

details and implement information.

* Constantly updating technical knowledge and skills by attending in-house

and/or external courses, reading manuals and accessing new applications.

* Problem-solving and thinking laterally as part of a team, or individually,

to meet the needs of the project.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

B.S. in Computer Science; MS helpful. A minimum of 2 years experience in an

engineering role. Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written

skills.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Send resume and salary requirements to khall@synexxus.com

17.) Chief Stress Engineer, Aernnova, Ann Arbor, MI

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=5799

18.) Intel Analyst Lead, Missile Systems – TS/SCI, CACI, ARLINGTON, VA

https://caci.recruitmax.com/ENG/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=22029&szReturnToSearch=1&&szWordsToHighlight=

19.) USMC Tactics Instructor-29 Palms, Science Applications International Corporation, Coronado, CA

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=2103695

20.) Software Engineer III, ATK, Newington, VA

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=5631

21.) Aerospace Subsystems Principle Engineer, Bell Helicopter Textron, Arlington, TX

http://textron.recruitmax.com/main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=17843&szReturnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight=

22.) Systems Integrator, BAE Systems, Herndon, VA

http://careerser.na.baesystems.com/cgi-bin/prjps/req_ViewJobs.cfm?id=2&rn=Q10206&start=1&searchtype=A

*** You've all heard of the Air Force's ultra-high-security, super-secret base in Nevada, known simply as “Area 51?”

Well, late one afternoon, the Air Force folks out at Area 51 were very surprised to see a Cessna landing at their “secret” base. They immediately impounded the aircraft and hauled the pilot into an interrogation room.

The pilot's story was that he took off from Vegas, got lost, and spotted the Base just as he was about to run out of fuel. The Air Force started a full FBI background check on the pilot and held him overnight during the investigation.

By the next day, they were finally convinced that the pilot really was lost and wasn't a spy. They gassed up his airplane, gave him a terrifying “you-did-not-see-a-base” briefing, complete with threats of spending the rest of his life in prison, told him Vegas was that-a-way on such-and-such a heading, and sent him on his way.

The day after that though, to the total disbelief of the Air Force, the same Cessna showed up again. Once again, the MP's surrounded the plane…only this time there were two people in the plane.

The same pilot jumped out and said, “Do anything you want to me, but my wife is in the plane and you have to tell her where I was last night!”

*** Ballad of the PowerPoint Ranger:

(To the tune of “The Green Berets”)

Requests are made, from day to day,

Briefings held, and changes made.

Graphics slides, a must they say,

and PowerPoint is the only way.

Computers crash, and printers stall,

Overloading protocol.

Network's down and soldiers cry,

Briefing's late so heads will fly.

Pin PowerPoint Slides upon my chest,

Full-color slides, they look the best.

One Hundred Slides were made that day,

But only 3 were ever displayed.

A smile came on the General's face,

Slides were done and looked just great!

T'was up all night, worked really late,

Just to hear, the General state:

My soldier son, your slides were great,

Briefing's done, slides up to date.

One problem son, the color's wrong,

One more chance, or you go home.

So tell my mom, I've done my best.

Pin PowerPoint Slides on my chest.

One hundred slides were made that day,

But only 3 were ever displayed.

*** Ball cap of the week: CIT

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: General Atomics

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This newsletter is published by:

Edward H. Lundquist, ABC

Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)

7813 Richfield Road

Springfield, VA 22153

+1 703 455-7661

lundquist989@cs.com

Work:

(703) 692-4609

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