Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 20 February 2008


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 20 February 2008

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– George Washington

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.) Assistant Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Mystic, CT

2.) UN Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Officer, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Abeche, Chad

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

4.) Assistant Facility Assistant, Alion Science and Technology, Durham, NC

5.) UN-Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Officer, L-4, OCHA-African Union Liaison Office, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

6.) Winter Site Manager – Palmer Station (2008-2009), Raytheon Polar Services, Centennial, CO (Deploys to Antarctica)

7.) Senior Siebel Technical Architect, CSC, Washington, DC

8.) Technical Information Specialist, Defense Technical Information Center, Ft. Belvoir, VA.

9.) President/Chief Operating Officer, USS Missouri Memorial Association, Honolulu, HI

10.) Executive Director, USS North Carolina Battleship Commission, Wilmington, NC

11.) Visa Analyst, Stanley Associates, Washington, DC

12.) Sr Mgr QA Engineering, Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ

13.) Federal Government Contract Analyst, MTCSC, Charleston, SC

14.) Arabic Linguist CAT II — IRAQ, L-3 SYColeman, Chantilly, VA

15.) GIS SPECIALIST, Parsons, Bowling Green, VA

16.) SIGINT Analyst, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Charlottesville, VA

17.) Biometrics Lead, Noblis, Falls Church, VA

18.) Geospatial Scientist (AIT-IID), BAE Systems, Arlington, VA

19.) Postdoc in Geospatial Systems and Application Development, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, Oak Ridge Institue for Science and Education, Oak Ridge, TN

20.) Cruise Missile Mission Planning Specialist, USAF, Langley AFB, VA

21.) Radar Systems Engineer, RAND, Santa Monica, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh

22.) Graphics Illustrator – NSWC PHD, SYS Technologies, Oxnard, CA

*** And more…

*** Ned’s upcoming travel:

Feb 22-24 San Antonio, Texas

Feb 24-26 Corpus Christi/Ingleside, Texas

Feb 26-27 Tucson, Arizona

Feb 27-28 Chicago, IL

Note: We will be on family travel to Paris in early March and I expect that DEFCON 1 will skip a week.

*** This is exciting!

Navy Awards Contracts for Zumwalt Class Destroyers

http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=35020

Navy to Shoot Down Malfunctioning Satellite

http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=35015

DoD To Engage Decaying Satellite

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=11691

I don’t know if you all can appreciate how hard this really is…to neutralize a large, cold tumbling object in space with a sea-based interceptor that will not have acquired the target at time of launch and that relies on an infra-red seeker to intercept the target, which we already know is cold as, well, space.

*** Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East

April 28 – 29, 2008 • Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Offshore Patrol Vessels – Multi-role, Cost-Effective Naval Solutions for 21st Century Operations

Smaller vessels are being proposed as the best way for navies to face ever-tightening budgets. There is now a huge range of options available within the small warships market. Is the best option to include as much technology and weaponry available as you can? What about the vast array of propulsion choices available? Is it best to opt for maximum capability or will refits and more economical vessels prove to be the better option?

http://www.iqpcevents.com/ShowEvent.aspx?id=67846

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

*** From David Ausiello

Ned,

I thought some of the members of your network may enjoy reading this story: http://navy.scout.com/2/728757.html

R/David Ausiello

*** SNA GWC DINING OUT

This long-standing sea service tradition will take place on Saturday, March 8, 2008

at The Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150

The reception will begin at 1800 and is followed by dinner at 1930

Cost to attend per person is:

E-1 to 0-3 – $30; O-4 to 0-5 – $45;

O-6 to O-10 – $65; Retired Members – $65; Civilian Members – $65; and

all Non-Members – $75.

For further information and to register, or to view 2008 SNA GWC

Calendar, please visit the website

www.navysna.org

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Assistant Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Mystic, CT

Job ID: 8092

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: defense operations; modeling & simulation; wireless communication; industrial technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; information technology; and naval architecture & marine engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has 3700 employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.

Qualifications

Candidate must have a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) and one year work experience in an engineering environment. Candidate must have some experience programming in a Matlab, Fortran, or C environment. Some experience with numerical modeling (e.g. FEA, SEA) preferred. Some experience with engineering design tools (e.g. AutoCAD, Solidworks) preferred. Individual must be eligable for a Secret clearance.

Responsibilities

Candidate will provide engineering analysis and test support to ongoing projects within the Signatures Division. Candidate will help develop and execute structural-dynamic test programs. In support of this, candidate will run prediction models, provide on-site test support, and perform data quality assessments.

Find out just how far your skills will take you with Alion Science and Technology. Join us. We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees.

Conditions of Employment

Applicants who are offered employment with Alion will be required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form. Also, as a condition of employment, you will be required to sign a Disclosure and Authorization form for a background/reference check of employment history, education, references and criminal records. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We value the cultural differences our employees bring to Alion. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D.

How To Apply

We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees. Please apply on-line by uploading your resume or cut and paste your resume using our resume template.

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.) UN Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Officer, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Abeche, Chad

Closing Date – 22 Feb 2008

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7BMETG

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

Adaptive Methods, www.adaptivemethods.com, headquartered in Virginia with offices in Maryland, Tennessee and Florida, is a developer of advanced sensor processing and computing architecture products for surveillance, security and military combat systems. We are a privately-owned defense contractor, which, in partnership with the federal government, addresses critical U.S. Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Research, develop, write and edit internal and external communications media including Internet, newsletter, bulletins, publications, email and technical literature

Develop, research, interview and write articles, speeches, presentations, and other communications materials for internal and external use

Develop and coordinate frequent updates of Intranet content

Write, manage, distribute, and track coverage of firm press releases

Develop content and writing copy for marketing collateral

Work to weekly and monthly deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors Degree in Communications/Public Relations degree with 0-2 years experience or Communications/Public Relations degree seeking college intern (junior or senior).

Academic knowledge of, if not experience in, the communications/public relations arena.

Must have MS Office experience and Proficiency with desktop publishing tools

Strong writing skills, with understanding of AP standards

Experience writing technical articles, technical journals is desired

Excellent organizational communication skills with proven ability to write and edit original copy based on a solid understanding of related issues

Excellent interpersonal skills; team-oriented; collaborative.

Travel will be required to various Adaptive Methods offices as well as client sites.

Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including U.S. citizenship, for access to sensitive information.

Submit resumes, referencing CS-PF-011808 and salary requirements to careers@adaptivemethods.com

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

EOE/M/F/D/V

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

4.) Assistant Facility Assistant, Alion Science and Technology, Durham, NC

Job Ref: 8046

Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED, posses a valid North Carolina drivers license and have personal transportation. Must be able to work 40 hrs/wk, Monday through Friday. On occasion, weekends and holidays may be required. Applicant must be able to communicate in English and posses a basic working knowledge of computers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Maintain animal facility wash/work areas. Sanitize (using hot water and chemicals) animal caging, racks, water bottles, inhalation chambers, rooms and floors. Operate chamber/cage washers. Fill animal caging with bedding material and store for later use. Maintain organization of storage areas to optimize availability of cages, racks water bottles, water bottle tops, cage tops, filter tops, bedded cages, and filled water bottles. Operate high pressure washer and electric floor scrubber/buffer. Receive and handle 40-50 lb bags of feed and bedding on a daily basis. Receive direction from supervisor and senior staff and be able to work independently and as part of a team to complete assignment on time.

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.)

5.) UN-Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Officer, L-4, OCHA-African Union Liaison Office, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Closing Date – 22 Feb 2008

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7BMDXC

6.) Winter Site Manager – Palmer Station (2008-2009), Raytheon Polar Services, Centennial, CO (Deploys to Antarctica)

Seeking a unique adventure as well as employment? How would you like to be one of the few people on the planet to have the opportunity to live and work in Antarctica? Raytheon Polar Services is the primary contractor for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program. We are currently looking for a Winter Site Manager to deploy to Palmer Antarctic research station on a contract basis from approximately March 2008 through October 2008.

We are looking for Primary and Alternate employees to fill all contract positions. The Primary is first in line for the position. The Alternate is next in line to deploy should the Primary be unable to meet deployment requirements.

Responsibilities:

The Winter Site Manager is responsible for assisting the Area Director in management of Palmer Station. Specifically deploys to the Antarctic as the senior RPSC manager for the full austral winter season. Serves as the point of contact for all activities at Palmer Station and is the main liaison between the on-site staff and the various RPSC support team members in Denver. Ensures that RPSC provides responsive and appropriate levels of support to all program participants at Palmer Station. Interacts as appropriate with NSF representatives and other support entities.

Ensures station facilities and operational equipment are maintained at support levels commensurate with the planned tempo of operations and population. Keeps the Palmer Area Director and Manager, Station Operations informed of the status of planned winter activities. Promotes a positive, supportive and responsive environment on station with an eye for maintaining good morale among the community. Maintains a professional approach to problem solving in adherence with policy, project procedures and station management expectations. Assists in the planning and coordination of station projects to mitigate requirement conflicts.

Takes a leadership role for safety on station. Work to promote and enforce safe work practices and conduct surveys and investigations, as required. Accountable to monitor actual progress against planned schedules and issue reports in accordance with RPSC procedures. Coordinates support requirements and regularly relays information to the Palmer management team. Assists the Area Director in management functions specific to area directorate work centers to ensure fiscal integrity and accountability with the annual program plan (APP).

Ensures administrative support responsibilities are met, including Human Resources and Finance activities and reporting; coordination of travel arrangements for all personnel; support of special events and tourists; liaison with other stations, vessels and national Antarctic programs; and the coordination of science project support needs.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor degree or equivalent years of related career experience accepted in lieu of a degree. Minimum of six years experience in a management, research, or field operations role is required. Three years of departmental supervisory experience is required. Career record must include the demonstrated ability to work with, and independently manage, a multiple skilled work force.

Desired Qualifications:

Previous deployment to Antarctica strongly preferred. Knowledge and software experience in the areas of project management, word-processing, spreadsheets, and maintenance/inventory is preferred. Bachelor's degree specializing in science, engineering, or business is desired.

Additional Polar Info:

All contract positions include competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. For the time you are in Antarctica compensation also includes travel to and from the ice, room & board, and you are eligible for a performance-based bonus upon successful completion of your contract. FYI – Only authorized personnel are allowed on station and you need to remain on station for the duration of your contract except in case of emergency. Check out our website at www.rpsc.raytheon.com. All applicants must be able to provide proof of U.S. or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency once employment is offered and pass strict physical, dental, and psychological (for winter-over positions) examinations in order to qualify for deployment. Offers of employment are also contingent upon ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. All employees must also comply with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedures.

If you like to live on the edge and are interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – go to RayJobs.com and apply today.

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

http://www.rayjobs.com/index.cfm?navID=119

7.) Senior Siebel Technical Architect, CSC, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=68676221

8.) Technical Information Specialist, Defense Technical Information Center, Ft. Belvoir, VA.

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=68539680

*** From Roger Dana:

9.) President/Chief Operating Officer, USS Missouri Memorial Association, Honolulu, HI

The USS Missouri Memorial Association is seeking a President/Chief Operating Officer. The President and Chief Operating Officer of the USS Missouri Memorial Association is responsible for the development and restoration of the Battleship Missouri into a self-sustaining world class museum. The Association is seeking a self-motivated, inspirational professional with: a proven track record of leading, developing and managing programs and staff; the strategic expertise to orchestrate and align the organization with their mission; the ability to collaborate and build effective relationships with strategic partners; proven fiscal management skills; a successful record in resource development; and excellent presentation communication skills with exceptional skills in marketing and public relations. Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field with progressive senior management experience required. Master’s degree preferred. Qualified candidates should respond by March 9, 2008 with resume, cover letter and salary requirements in confidence to: Inkinen & Associates, Executive Search Consultants, 1003 Bishop Street, Pauahi Tower, Suite 477, Honolulu, HI 96813. For additional information visit CareerBuilder.com and your Keyword Search Web ID is 7004323.

10.) Executive Director, USS North Carolina Battleship Commission, Wilmington, NC

The USS North Carolina Battleship Commission is seeking an Executive Director for the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NC. As the Commission receives no appropriated funds from the State, it is required to be self-sufficient for the ship’s annual operation. The Executive Director is responsible to effectively manage the overall operation and administration of the Battleship and serves at the pleasure of and reports to the Chairman of the Commission.

The candidate must be a naval officer in the grade of captain (0-6) and on the retired list as of the start date of work which is 5 January 2009; must possess an MBA, MPA, or related graduate degree; have demonstrated experience in shipboard maintenance; and financial expertise with theoretical and practical experience in financial reporting. The successful candidate must also demonstrate fine interpersonal skills, effectiveness in written and oral communications, and a high degree of computer literacy. The Commission offers a competitive salary and, as a state employee, an extensive benefits package. Additional information about the position is available at www.battleshipnc.com/exdir.php.

Resumes should be mailed to: Chairman, Search Committee, Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, Eagles Island, P.O. Box 480, Wilmington, NC 28402 and postmarked no later than 11 April 2008.

11.) Visa Analyst, Stanley Associates, Washington, DC

The Visa Analyst will be assigned to the International Programs Division of the Office of Policy Coordination and Public Affairs in the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). The Visa Analyst will assist in the duties of the International Program’s Policy Liaison Officers. The Visa Analyst will work closely with other CA offices, State bureaus, federal agencies, posts abroad, and foreign governments. This is a policy-focused position, working on terrorist and visa lookout sharing issues, consular policy in multilateral fora, and border security issues. Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance.

Specific Duties:

• Design and support initiatives for terrorist and visa lookout information sharing with foreign partners and within the USG.

• Provide support, analysis and outreach on consular policies (including visa and passport policy issues) within the USG and in multilateral fora, including the European Union, the G-8, and the OSCE.

• Assist in advancing consular and USG goals on border security issues with Canada and Mexico, including through the Security and Prosperity Initiative, the Shared Border Accord, and the Binational Commission processes.

• Provide expert guidance to State Department domestic and overseas consumers, as well as other USG agencies, on foreign government information-sharing issues.

• Draft and edit numerous written products, including internal memoranda, interagency communications and cables to posts abroad.

• Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Bachelors Degree or equivalent and a minimum of 1 year related work experience is required.

Additional Requirements:

• Ability to successfully complete the Stanley Background Investigation to include; 50 State Criminal, Education, Employment, Credit and Driving Records Checks for continued employment.

• Possession of an INTERIM SECRET security clearance is required to begin employment; Ability to maintain a SECRET security clearance is required for continued employment; US Citizenship is required.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational skills.

• Knowledge of general U.S. foreign policy and international system of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Access.

• Ability to learn and recall information about provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Foreign Affairs Manual.

• Ability to take initiative and respond to changing circumstances of both office goals and priorities and diplomatic interactions.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collegial atmosphere; ability to maintain composure in highly stressful situations.

• Mature attitude and pleasant personality.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Preferred:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational skills.

• Knowledge of general U.S. foreign policy and international system of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Access.

• Ability to learn and recall information about provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Foreign Affairs Manual.

• Ability to take initiative and respond to changing circumstances of both office goals and priorities and diplomatic interactions.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collegial atmosphere; ability to maintain composure in highly stressful situations.

• Mature attitude and pleasant personality.

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=67490556

12.) Sr Mgr QA Engineering, Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ

https://raytheon.rayjobs.com/viewjob.html?erjob=399597&eresc=DirectEmployers

13.) Federal Government Contract Analyst, MTCSC, Charleston, SC

MTCSC presents a unique opportunity for a Federal Government Contract Analyst in the Charleston, SC area.

Required Qualifications:

Required Education: BS degree in Business or Management.

Required Experience: Six (6) years Contract Management experience, to include: Development of Program Acquisition Documentation, Development of Testing Criteria, Development of Corrective Action Systems, Development of Program Monitoring Approach (e.g. PERT, CPM, EVM), Analysis of Programs Health, Data Collection and Analysis, Development of Cost Estimates, and Development of Program Status Reports. Comprehensive knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and DoD procurement policies and procedures.

Required Specialized Experience: Within the 6 years of related work experience, the experience must include program administration, contract administration, fiscal management, or related efforts; and at least 3 years of specific work experience in a DoD or Navy environment is required.

Must be a U.S. Citizen and currently hold a DoD security clearance or be eligible for one upon hiring.

https://jobs-mtcsc.icims.com/mtcsc_jobs/jobs/candidate/job.jsp?jobid=1332&mode=view

14.) Arabic Linguist CAT II — IRAQ, L-3 SYColeman, Chantilly, VA

https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/clients/l3/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=34644

15.) GIS SPECIALIST, Parsons, Bowling Green, VA

Parsons provides mission critical solutions to the U.S. government. Our landmark planning, environmental, engineering, construction, and facility operation programs have supported federally-funded chemical weapons demilitarization, military installations and ranges, space exploration, missile defense, aviation, and sustainability programs. Our services also support homeland security initiatives and reconstruction efforts after man-made or natural disasters.

The Project

The objective of this task order is to provide the SRP program with GIS support to installations, MACOMs, ATSC, USAEC, and G3 (DAMO-TRS) through the operation of an SRP GIS RSC at. The SRP GIS Program strives to achieve information dominance as a tenet of the Sustainable Range Program. SRP GIS achieves information dominance by delivering the best, most accurate, complete data sets through user-friendly GIS products and applications, supported by SRP GIS analysts trained in the most current releases of GIS software and spatial data standards. The SRP GIS Regional Support Center (RSC) provides focused development of standard GIS databases, central GIS product and applications support to SRP and other installation mission support offices, adhere to Federal, DoD and Army spatial data standards, and provide information delivery through all media: paper and digital maps, Internet applications, and analysis. The SRP GIS program participates in Army Enterprise GIS initiatives that eliminate redundancies in data development and applications, and reduce costs for these items to the SRP program.

Need

Parsons’ is in need of an experienced GIS Specialist. The successful candidate will assist the RSC and the U.S. Army with the creation, updating, management, and correction of personal and multi-user geographic databases, creating and customizing VB and python scripts, project tracking databases, and technical reports to support daily and ongoing project activities.

Primary duties will include ArcGIS and ArcSDE software work, Global Positioning System (GPS) field work, spatial analysis using ESRI analytical extensions, map creation and publishing, and GIS technical support. This position is located in Fort A.P. Hill, VA.

Requirements:

U.S. Citizenship required

Proficiency using the Arc GIS suite of products such as: Arc Map, Arc Catalog, Arc Toolbox), SDSFIE, FGDC, and Metadata creation.

Must have experience with or understanding of relational database management systems (ODBC, Access, Oracle, and SQL Server) and Visual Basic for Applications.

Applicant selected must be eligible to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance.

BS in Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science or related discipline.

Travel 15%

Excellent communication skills.

Desirables:

Masters Degree

Knowledge of the U.S. Army SRP program, prior military or previous military experience, Image Processing (with ERDAS Imagine), data conversion, cartography, graphics, presentation writing, and report writing are a plus.

EOE/M/F/D/V. Candidates are encouraged to apply at http://www.parsonsjobs.com/ and search requisition number 9193, or send resume to Jannet.Lucente@Parsons.com

Parsons offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership; Employee Stock Ownership Plan, 401(k) plan and career development.

http://parsons.jobs2web.com/job/GIS-SPECIALIST-Job/188635/

16.) SIGINT Analyst, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Charlottesville, VA

Mission Systems has immediate openings for SIGINT Analysts (Intel Analyst) to conduct research, analysis, and integration of SIGINT data in support of the prepare intelligence products in the area of irregular warfare, including insurgent and terrorist networks and complex environments. Candidates will prepare draft SIGINT related portions of assessments as well as provide assistance to all-source analysts related to the interpretation, fusion and collection of related SIGINT data. Candidate will present draft SIGINT-based findings and assessments in both narrative and graphic form.

The following are the Basic Qualifications for this position:

Bachelors Degree and 4 – 6 years of related experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree. Candidates must have experience in conducting, compiling, and reporting the results of detailed metadata analysis (IAW applicable NSA United States SIGINT Intelligence Directive) and possess detailed knowledge of the SIGINT community. In addition to the standard security requirements, candidate must have, or immediately be able to obtain (within four weeks), a favorable single-scope polygraph and NSA Personal Key Indicator (PKI) certification. Must have an active TS/SCI Clearance, and US citizenship is required.

The Following Assets are desired:

Previous experience working with SOF, irregular warfare, terrorist/narcotics networks. GEOCELL training. Experience using the following data mining tools/visualization applications: BANYAN, ArcGIS, M3, AMHS, Pathfinder and Analyst Notebook

Position may be hired at a 3/4. Final grade determination will be based on requirements of the position and qualifications of the candidate.

Defining the future. Join the men and women of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems in meeting the largest, most complex systems challenges imaginable for government, military and business. An Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

MULTIPLE POSITIONS. Some relocation assistance may be available. Security Clearance Required.

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=141869

17.) Biometrics Lead, Noblis, Falls Church, VA

https://jobs-noblis.icims.com/noblis_jobs/jobs/candidate/job.jsp?jobid=2040&mode=view

18.) Geospatial Scientist (AIT-IID), BAE Systems, Arlington, VA

https://psisa001.na.baesystems.com/psp/prdps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=10006658&Siteid=1

19.) Postdoc in Geospatial Systems and Application Development, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, Oak Ridge Institue for Science and Education, Oak Ridge, TN

http://www.geology-jobs.com/postdoc-in-in-geospatial-systems-and-application-development-oak-ridge-tn-tennessee-198.htm

20.) Cruise Missile Mission Planning Specialist, USAF, Langley AFB, VA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=68622370

21.) Radar Systems Engineer, RAND, Santa Monica, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh

Radar Systems Engineer

Position description:

The RAND Corporation is seeking radar systems engineers who can bring a technical approach and insights to bear on a range of problems across RAND's national defense and intelligence research agendas. These engineers provide technical analysis and formulate conceptual designs for projects addressing broad issues impacting national security. These engineers work closely with staff members performing modeling and simulation, cost analysis, and other specialized engineering research. Staff being considered for this position must have the ability to effectively define and quantify the role played by radars in the wider policy context in which they operate. RAND's research agenda touches on a large variety of radar types and modes, and knowledge of many of these is desirable.

Examples include the following areas:

Air defense early warning and fire control

Airborne surveillance and fire control

Synthetic aperture radar

Surface moving target indication

Foliage and ground penetration

Ballistic missile defense

Although radar engineers will not undertake detailed designs of reduced RCS treatments or of radar hardware (such as antennas and receivers), a working knowledge of these areas and of the underlying principles of electromagnetics and signal propagation is highly desirable.

Qualifications:

PhD in engineering or physical sciences OR

MS with thesis in engineering

Specific technical skills preferred:

Background in some or all of the following areas is desirable:

Survivability analysis for aircraft and weapons systems

Radar performance analysis

Low observables and counter low observables

ECM and ECCM

Automatic target recognition

Target tracking

Low probability of intercept

Signal processing

ELINT

Minimum experience required: 3-10 years of professional experience related to the employment of radars in defense and intelligence applications is highly desirable.

Security clearance: Able to obtain U.S. government security clearance.

Locations: Santa Monica, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh

https://web4.rand.org/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

22.) Graphics Illustrator – NSWC PHD, SYS Technologies, Oxnard, CA

Description:

SYS Technologies is looking for a Graphics Illustrator to be responsible for creating and revising high level graphics for electronic presentations, static displays, brochures and marketing materials. Candidate will also provide general photography services (digital and 35mm) as well as write articles and press releases for various military publications. Position is located on NSWC PHD Navy base.

EEO/AA Employer

Required Skills:

Qualifications and experience require

Candidates must have experience with Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, Paint Shop Pro or other graphics program. Must have Macromedia Flash experience. Must have excellent writing skills and two to four years experience as a graphic artist or illustrator. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project. Ideal candidate will have previous military journalism or military photography experience supporting the DoD or Navy in some capacity. Knowledge of government processes and activities is desired.

Required Education:

BA or BS in Journalism or Communications

[Req#: SYS-07-062]

Security Requirement: Secret Clearance, or must be able to obtain upon hire

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

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