Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 27 February 2008


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 27 February 2008

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“Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat—the Alamo had none.”

– Thomas Jefferson Green

“We have so much in America. America is the only country where people go hunting on a full stomach.”

– Chris Rock

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.

This issue comes to you from Tucson, Arizona,

When you learn about a job opportunity in the defense sector, such as a position that comes open with your company, you send me the title, organization, location, and a brief description; link; or contact information, and I’ll share. This is a cooperative network. That means everyone’s participation is required to provide job opportunities to share.

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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.) Sr Marine Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, San Diego, SD

2.) Aerospace Logistics Engineer, Bell, Fort Worth, TX

3.) Avionics Hardware/Software Engineer, Systems Planning Corporation, Arlington, VA

4.) ELECTRONICS ENGINEER, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

5.) Software Engineer, Adaptive Methods, Rockville, MD

6.) SENIOR CONSULTING NAVAL ARCHITECT, Foss Maritime Company, Seattle, WA

7.) CWL Systems Engineer, Progeny, Manassas, Va.

8.) Ergonomist, TeamErgo, Washington, DC, or Norfolk, VA

9.) Engineer, Advanced Technology & Research Corporation, Columbia, Maryland

10.) Program/Acquisition Support Specialist, EG&G, Manassas, VA

11.) Navy ERP Engineering Planning Review Analyst, General Dynamics Information Technology, Annapolis, MD

12.) SR DEFENSE INTEL ANALYST FOR LATIN AMERICA, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

13.) Training Device Maintenance, Boeing, Travis AFB, CA

14.) SENIOR EO ENGINEER, OptiMetrics, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

15.) Socio-Economist Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Warrenville, IL

16.) IT Specialist , MCTSSA, Oceanside, CA

17.) Senior Program Managers/ International Business Development / Defense Comm / C4I Systems, TSL Associates, Wayne, NJ / Greenlawn, NY

18.) Test Engineer II, DRS Technologies, Melbourne, FL

19.) C4ISR Systems Director, Cubic Corporation, Arlington, VA

20.) Senior Software Engineer, Data Research and Analysis Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia

*** And more…

*** 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

*** About the SM-3 missile intercept of the NRO satellite:

*Ned, Sometimes the magic works, eh?

Susan Baker

* Why is AEGIS all capital letters?

Is it an acronym??

Dennis Stokowski

(Dennis, according to Wikipedia: An Advanced Surface Missile System (ASMS) was promulgated and an engineering development program was initiated to meet the requirements. ASMS was re-named “Aegis” in December 1969 after the aegis, the shield of the Greek god Zeus. The name was coined at the suggestion of Captain L. J. Stecher, a former Tartar Weapon System manager, after an internal U.S. Navy contest to name the ASMS program was initiated. Captain Stecher also submitted a possible acronym of Advanced Electronic Guided Interceptor System although this definition was never used. While many other meanings have been attributed to the name Aegis, the name is not an acronym.)

*I feel immensely proud of our Navy's feat.

Charles D. Smith

*** I visited the SM-3 and ESSM guidance section assembly facility at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson yesterday, where I had the chance to talk to the highly skilled workers who put these missiles and their components together. Grace Polacios told me she knew her job was important because her son has been serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. I asked Floyd Gonzalez if he actually assembled the guidance system on the missile that shot down the errant spy satellite last week. “I tell everyone I did,” he says.

*** This comes from Nancy Rizer at the Naval Media Center, who got it from Shebrina A. Lewis at OPNAV (N402C):

Its official, DD-214's are NOW Online.

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following

website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214's online:

http://vetrecs.archives.gov/

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-re

cords.html

This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his

DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for

veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of

documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of

kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online

military personnel records system to request documents. Other

individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard

Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online web site. Because the

requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to

process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask

veterans for additional information will be minimized. The new web-based

application was designed to provide better service on these requests by

eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time.

Please pass this information on to former military personnel you may

know and their dependents

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

*** 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.) Sr Marine Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, San Diego, SD

Job Ref. No. 8134.

Candidate should have a Marine or Mechanical Engineering BS degree and a minimum of 10 years experience in propulsion, HVAC, auxiliary and fluid systems and piping. Must be familiar with ABS and USCG rules and regulations and shipyard production processes. Shipboard operational experience is highly desired. Must be familiar with plans, designs, develops, and ensures the installation of complex ship construction, machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems and ensures requirements are defined and met according to specifications. Candidate should have the ability to employ existing guidelines and instructions, guidance from higher-level engineers, experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives. Assignments may require the development of improvements to current techniques and procedures. An active security clearance may be required for this position.

Responsibilities

Performs the following functions in the San Diego, CA area:

Conduct shipboard surveys and inspections of machinery and distributive systems for compliance with the construction contract, regulatory body requirements and workmanship on behalf of vessel owners.

Identify and track construction deficiencies for resolution.

Interface with shipyard personnel and vessel owners.

Investigate and troubleshoot ship system problems.

Review shipyard detail design and construction documentation.

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.) Aerospace Logistics Engineer, Bell, Fort Worth, TX

https://textron.recruitmax.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=19155&szReturnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight=

3.) Avionics Hardware/Software Engineer, Systems Planning Corporation, Arlington, VA

TS clearance, manage development of naval aviation systems, systems acquisition experience desired, naval aviation systems operation or development experience desired, BS degree, 5 years experience.

Resumes may be submitted to SPC via any of the following methods. Please reference a job title in your correspondence; this title may be obtained in the Employment Opportunities section.

Mail: L. Edwards

1000 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22209

Fax: (703) 351-8311

Email: recruiting@sysplan.com

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

4.) ELECTRONICS ENGINEER, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Announcement Number: NE8-0855-03NRL0181-DE

NP-0855 -III

$57,671 – $108,054 per Annum

Closing Date: 02/29/2008

https://chart.donhr.navy.mil/JobSearch/jobdetail.asp?strView=0&vid=80622

5.) Software Engineer, Adaptive Methods, Rockville, MD

http://www.adaptivemethods.com/careers/job_openings.php

6.) SENIOR CONSULTING NAVAL ARCHITECT, Foss Maritime Company, Seattle, WA

http://www.maritimejobs.com/JobShow.aspx?JobShow=101708

7.) CWL Systems Engineer, Progeny, Manassas, Va.

Full time position working out of Progeny headquarters in Manassas Va. Incumbent will be required to perform systems engineering and analysis for DOD/Navy electronics/software systems under development with an emphasis on submarine combat and weapon systems. This effort will include requirements analysis and decomposition into lower level specifications ( i.e. software requirements specifications, hardware requirements specifications, interface requirements specifcations and other related program documentation). The incumbent will be working with internal and external engineering and software development teams to reconcile and document data flows and planned or implemented technical approaches and also assist in the development of test plans and procedures to document proper testing of selected technical solutions.

Incumbent will require at least a bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or computer science with at least 3 years of experience in DOD/navy systems engineering. At least five additional years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree requirement.

A DOD SECRET security clearance is required. Occasional travel will be required within CONUS, primarily to the Newport RI area.

http://www.progeny.net/opportunities

8.) Ergonomist, TeamErgo, Washington, DC, or Norfolk, VA

GENERAL SUMMARY: Provides ergonomics subject matter expertise to the US Navy through technical support and consultation services. Develops and instructs training seminars in ergonomics for safety and health professionals. Conducts ergonomics evaluations and assists with policy and assessment tool development. Provides guidance and leadership to evaluate and resolve client needs and problems. Works independently or with little supervision.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Develop and deliver ergonomics training to Department of Defense employees and safety and health professionals. Training classes and seminars are conducted world-wide at Navy and Marine Corps facilities. Approximately five four-day classes and two conference seminars are performed per year.

2. Provide technical support and consultation services to the Navy and Marine Corps. Technical support and consultation services include performing ergonomics evaluations, developing and validating ergonomics projects, and implementing solutions. Serve as expert consultant, researching questions pertaining to ergonomics and providing advice on interventions.

3. Perform detailed ergonomics assessments of various jobs, tasks, and processes at Navy activities in the eastern United States. This job involves comprehensive workplace analysis in order to identify ergonomics related hazards and recommend methods for abating them. The ergonomist should be able to prioritize problem areas for intervention and manage their execution including baseline assessments and follow-up evaluation. The candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing, and documenting corrective actions to reduce the risk of injury for the workers. Approximately 12 site visits are performed each year and the ergonomist is responsible for a budget of about $1M for ergonomics interventions.

4. Attend and present at scheduled conferences, meetings and command briefings. Provide briefing packages and technical support and other administrative, analytical and technical support consulting services as required.

5. Perform injury trend analysis and assist with data collection and interpretation.

6. Develop and maintain records of all projects, job analysis and hazard abatements.

7. Calculate return on investment data for projects and the program and share lessons learned/success stories.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. Candidate must have a Master’s degree in Ergonomics.

2. Candidate must be a Certified Professional Ergonomist with at least 6 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1. Knowledge of manufacturing engineering principles, body mechanics, and anthropometry are required.

2. Demonstrated ergonomics problem solving abilities and strong leadership skills are required.

3. Experience in office and industrial ergonomics is required as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Effective presentation skills are also required.

4. Candidate should also be able to use ergonomics assessment tools and methods including those specifically utilized by the Navy.

5. The candidate should have security clearance or the ability to acquire it. A passport will be needed for possible occasional foreign travel.

6. The candidate will assure compliance to local, federal and military Environmental Safety and Health standards and regulations.

7. Military experience is a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The work can be performed out of a home office. Site visits and training require travel to the Navy and Marine Corps bases as well as additional Department of Defense facilities. Appropriate PPE is necessary for certain worksites.

The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

This position has been formally posted on the General Dynamics Information Technology website so to apply go to http://www.gdit.com ⇒ Career Center ⇒ Job Opportunities ⇒ Job ID Number 140476 that will retrieve the job titled “Sr Princ Analyst, Functional”.

For further information contact:

Mindy Smith, MEng, CPE

Occupational Ergonomist

MBSmith@TeamErgo.com

9.) Engineer, Advanced Technology & Research Corporation, Columbia, Maryland

Advanced Technology & Research Corporation is seeking to fill the following full-time permanent positions for our Engineering & Systems Division. Based in Maryland and incorporated in 1973, ATR (www.atrcorp.com) is an equal-opportunity 100-employee engineering company with a solid reputation in various engineering disciplines, including modeling and simulation and electromagnetic measurement, for the government and Fortune 500 commercial customers.

Position is with a small and rapidly growing laboratory group performing analysis, design, test planning, test direction, data analysis, and applications programming in support of the design, deployment, operation, and data reduction of electro-magnetic sensors and associated systems, and naturally occurring electro-magnetic phenomena relative to the operation of Navy ships. Job experience with the Navy and other DoD laboratories is a plus.

Requirements:

Minimum Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Applied Math or Physics.

Experience, coursework and interest in the following areas a plus: finite element analysis, computer programming, numerical methods, physics, solid mechanics, dynamics, analog electronics design, data acquisition and analysis, and electro-magnetism.

Must be a self- starter and willing to learn. We are looking for applicants with high level of technical/intellectual curiosity and the ability to work independently.

Candidate MUST be a US citizen without dual citizenship with other country, and the ability to obtain a SECRET level of security clearance. Current clearance is a plus.

If Interested, please contact the Director of Human Resources

(E-mail) hr.atr@atcorp.com

(Phone) (443)766-7886

(Fax) (443)766-7887

EOE

http://www.atrcorp.com/atrhtml/careeropp.htm#maryland

10.) Program/Acquisition Support Specialist, EG&G, Manassas, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=68944453

11.) Navy ERP Engineering Planning Review Analyst, General Dynamics Information Technology, Annapolis, MD

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J3F1VR6PYH44N75GBSJ

12.) SR DEFENSE INTEL ANALYST FOR LATIN AMERICA, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

Job Announcement Number: X08-LL – DISL-HMS

Salary $114,468.00 to $158,500.00

Close Date 3/7/2008

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/jobs/Senior-Defense-Intel-Analyst-For-Latin-America-1128864.html

13.) Training Device Maintenance, Boeing, Travis AFB, CA

https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=08-1003697

14.) SENIOR EO ENGINEER, OptiMetrics, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Senior EO Engineer required for the development and evaluation of EO systems for exploiting advanced sensor and laser technologies. The objectives of those systems include meeting various Air Force requirements for target recognition and identification as well as laser applications (i.e. laser communications). Will define requirements, plan for test programs to evaluate R&D technologies in electro-optics and laser systems, and lead technical teams in implementing those evaluations. The position requires experience in planning and conducting experiments with EO sensors and lasers. U.S. Citizenship required. Active DoD Security Clearance desirable. An advanced degree in Electro-Optics is a plus. JOB ID 5012.

To apply for employment, fill out our on-line employment pre-application form and email your resume to HRA@OptiMetrics.org.

http://optimetrics.org/job.htm#Dayton,%20OH%20(Locations:%20Wright-Patterson%20Air%20Force%20Base,%20Ohio

15.) Socio-Economist Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Warrenville, IL

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.)

16.) IT Specialist , MCTSSA, Oceanside, CA

This position is located in the Interoperability Branch of the Systems Engineering and Integration Support Division. Serves as a technical expert on all interoperability issues to include definition, message standard development, digital data links, and communication protocol selection. Represents the Marine Corps at Joint and Combined interoperability meetings and working groups. Resume should reflect your knowledge and experience as it relates to: Interoperability, command and control, tactical data links, test analysis, message standards. Job YA-2210-2. (Code 193) (760) 725-2960 or DSN 365-2960

http://www.mctssa.usmc.mil/webserver/jobs.asp

17.) Senior Program Managers/ International Business Development : Defense Comm / C4I Systems, TSL Associates, Wayne, NJ / Greenlawn, NY

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JXRMXZFKA7S-l-Wayne-NJ-c-Technology

18.) Test Engineer II, DRS Technologies, Melbourne, FL

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?dv=dv&APath=2.21.0.0.0&sfascc=&IPath=CJR&sname=&Comp_DID=c8d3965zg6q4kgcvzy2&jrdid=&lpage=1&job_did=J3F692692J5208F25BN

19.) C4ISR Systems Director, Cubic Corporation, Arlington, VA

http://www.employmentspot.com/Job.asp?Job_DID=J8F2Y26GL559P00VH0Z

20.) Senior Software Engineer, Data Research and Analysis Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia

Education and Experience

Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Operations Research, or a related scientific/technical discipline with 5+ yrs of modeling/simulation, software development, or related experience; and 1-5 years of software development team leadership experience; and C++ proficiency

OR

Bachelor's of Science Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Operations Research, or a related scientific/technical discipline and 10+ yrs of modeling/simulation, software development, or related experience; and 1-5 years of software development team leadership experience; and C++ proficiency

Other Skills

Must be proficient in MS Office components (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access). Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and orally. Must work effectively as a member of a team, but be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

Job Description

Member of a software development team enhancing existing computer simulation model software.

Security Clearance

Must be a U.S. citizen and qualify for a DoD Secret security clearance

Data Research and Analysis Corporation

1555 King Street, Suite 300

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Phone: (703) 299-0700

Fax: (703) 836-7585

http://www.dracorp.com/Jobs.aspx

*** From The Devil's Dictionary:

FREEDOM, n.

Exemption from the stress of authority in a beggarly half dozen of restraint's infinite multitude of methods. A political condition that every nation supposes itself to enjoy in virtual monopoly. Liberty. The distinction between freedom and liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have never been able to find a living specimen of either.

– Ambrose Bierce

*** Ball cap of the week: USS Normandy CG 60

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Westin Riverwalk San Antonio

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