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


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

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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 San Diego, CA. .

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

1.) Senior Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

2.) Integrated Logistics Support Specialist (LSA), L-3 Communication Systems-East, Camden, NY

3.) V-22 Systems Senior Engineer Specialist, Bell Helicopter, Hurst, TX

4.) Senior Communications-US Navy, U.S. Navy IT transformation Program Management Office, ICF International, Washington/Metro, DC

5.) Configuration Analyst III (Data Management), AAI Corporation / Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, MD

6.) Strategic Communicator / Technical Writer, System Planning

Corporation, Arlington, VA

7.) Afghanistan Women’s Police Corps Training Program, DynCorp International, San Diego, CA

8.) Program Manager 1, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

9.) Aviation Maintenance Technician & Inspection -Field, Boeing, Everett, WA

10.) Supervisor Skilled Trades – Electrical Maintenance, Marinette Marine, Marinette, WI

11.) MRAP Public Affairs Analyst, EG&G, Northern Virginia

12.) Technology Protection Engineer, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Analex Corp., Huntsville, AL

13.) Numerical/Physical Modeler and Analyst, Metron, Northern VA

14.) EO/IR Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Baltimore, MD

15.) IR /EO Principal Test Engineer, TriMech Services, Nashua, NH

16.) Program Engineering Manager – IR Imaging Systems, BAE Systems, Lexington, MA

17.) Sensor Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

18.) Sensor IPT Lead, BAMS, Northrop Grumman, Rancho Bernardo, CA

19.) EO/ IR Modeling & Simulation Engineer, DCS Corporation, Fort Belvoir, VA

20.) Sensor Engineer/Analyst, SAIC, Shalimar, FL

*** And more…

*** APRIL 23, 2008

Speaker: CDR John Wade, USN

Topic: Perspectives from Afghanistan

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway

Arlington, Virginia, USA 22202

Check-In opens at 1130

Lunch starts at 1200

To make a reservation please follow the link:

https://www.navysna.org/Events/GWCLunch/April23GWCLuncheon.asp

*** There will be a Corporate Gray “Security Clearance” Job Fair at the Doubletree Hotel – Crystal City (near the Pentagon) on Thursday, May 22. Job fair hours are 10 am to 2 pm. This event is exclusively for job seekers with a Secret or higher security clearance, which must be active (using it now) or current (have used within the past 2 years).

Participating employers include: Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Booz Allen, U.S. Secret Service, BAE Systems, ITT, EG&G, Office of Naval Intelligence, and many more!

Pre-registration is encouraged through Corporate Gray Online, www.CorporateGray.com. By pre-registering for this event, job seekers will make their resumes available in advance to the participating companies and get the Employer Directory the weekend before the event.

The job fair flyer is attached. Please consider this request to forward this information to the subscribers to your website.

*** Upcoming travel (Your DEFCON-1 newsletter may be delayed):

21-24 April San Diego, CA

(Yesterday: C3F, USS Bunker Hill, USS Benfold, USS Boxer, CNSF)

23 April IABC San Diego

25 – 30 April Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East Dubai

30 April Middle East PR Association Dubai

1 May Dubai Maritime City

2 – 4 May C5F Bahrain and Fleet Units

5 May Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

6 – 9 May CJTF HOA Djibouti

9 May Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

*** From Matthew Heap:

Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East

Examining OPV Capabilities And Business Opportunities For Operations In The Persian Gulf

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

Dear Captain Lundquist,

The naval marketplace is rapidly expanding to view the Middle East as an

important source of future business. Are you in a position to benefit?

Defence IQs inaugural Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East will take

place in Dubai, April 28-29th and will provide a fully rounded

discussion on OPVs, Corvettes and Fast Attack Craft in use in the Middle

East. Key topics of conversation will focus on:

Operational importance of smaller vessels in the Middle East

Propulsion, weapons and sensor suite options for OPVs

Maintenance, manning and threat detection

OPV Middle East will offer unrivalled insight into the OPV market in the

Middle East. Detailed discussions will provide information on

operational experience, future plans and capabilities of smaller naval

vessels in the region and the wider maritime security environment.

Keynote briefing on Persian Gulf maritime security from Vice Admiral

Cosgriff, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command; Commander, U.S.

5th Fleet and Commander, Combined Maritime Forces.

Meet the speakers panel:

Commander Jeroen de Jonge, Head Above Water Warfare, Netherlands MoD

Rear Admiral Jan Jaeger (Retd), Managing Director, Admiral Consulting,

Former Director Navy Materiel, Command, Royal Norwegian Navy

Major General Carl Dodd (Retd), Former Commander, United Nations Truce

Supervision Organisation

Commodore Ranjit B Rai (Retd),Vice President of the Indian Maritime

Foundation; Former Director of Naval Operations, Indian Navy

Captain Edward Lundquist, N86 Public Affairs, US Navy

Andrew Bunney, Vice President Operations and Programs, Abu Dhabi

Shipbuilding

Leon Gossens, Chief Naval Architect, Manager Product Development, Damen

Jason Alderwick, DefenceAnalyst – Maritime & Armed Conflict,

International Institute for Strategic Studies

Massimo Gualco, Director Marketing & Sales, OTO Melara

Simon Riddle, Regional Sales Director, Wartsila Lips Defence

Peter Singer, Director 21st Century Defence Initiative, Brookings

Institution

Jan Hoegee, Head of Marketing & Sales Naval, Imtech

Tim Yarker, Export Sales Director, VT Shipbuilding

More information about the event and easy registration can be found at

www.defenceiq.com/ae/opvme. Alternatively, call +44 (0) 207 368 9300 or

email enquire@iqpc.co.uk.

I look forward to welcoming you to this inaugural event in Dubai.

Kind Regards,

Matthew Heap

OPV Portfolio Director

Defence IQ (a division of IQPC)

http://www.iqpcevents.com/ShowEvent.aspx?id=67846&details=88322

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

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Senior Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Qualifications

Knowledgable with DoD administrative processes and with interagency coordination initiatives

Responsibilities

Provide high level general analytical staff action officer support (research, analysis, background papers, decision memoranda, issue papers, white papers, trip books, events, briefings) to senior OSD officials in the development, refinement, and implementation of the Department's Training Transformation Program. Develop trusted working relationships with key OSD Readiness, Readiness and Training joint partners (Joint Staff, Joint Warfighting Center, Combatant Commands and Services). Serve as a trusted advisor to the Director of Military Training Ranges Policy and Plans by providing unbiased analysis and recommendation of strategy, policy and implementation guidance. Collaboratively apply prior high-level OSD or Joint Staff experience to the collective Alion team effort in support of OSD

Job ID 8386.

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.

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.) Integrated Logistics Support Specialist (LSA), L-3 Communication Systems-East, Camden, NY

http://www.sole.org/jobsoffered.asp?id=64&jbid=10

3.) V-22 Systems Senior Engineer Specialist, Bell Helicopter Hurst, TX

https://textron.recruitmax.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=18348

4.) Senior Communications-US Navy, U.S. Navy IT transformation Program Management Office, ICF International, Washington/Metro, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=70909307

5.) Configuration Analyst III (Data Management), AAI Corporation / Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, MD

http://www.sole.org/jobsoffered.asp?id=58&jbid=5

*** From Jim Kudla:

Ned –

My company is looking to fill a contract position with a government

customer and I hope you can post this in Monday's JOTW. Thanks!

Trust all is well with you. All the best,

Jim

James M. Kudla

Vice President, Corporate Communications

System Planning Corporation

1000 Wilson Blvd., 30th Fl.

Arlington, VA 22209-2211

703-351-8238

jkudla@sysplan.com

6.) Strategic Communicator / Technical Writer, System Planning

Corporation, Arlington, VA

Candidate should have documented experience in and working knowledge of

government/defense programs. Understanding of defense medical programs

is a plus. Candidate must have excellent research and writing skills and

be able to communicate technical information orally and in writing.

Strong Microsoft Office skills are required, especially PowerPoint, as

well as experience with Adobe Acrobat.

Essential Job Functions

. Prepares and distributes fact sheets, news releases.

. Write copy for magazine, and other communication products for various

audiences.

. Ability to write Web content, responses to congressional queries,

media queries, congressional testimony.

. Ability to develop and communicate orally and in writing key messages

to our audiences.

. Assists in the development and communication of information designed

to keep our audiences informed of programs, policies and

accomplishments.

. Researches data generates ideas and communications products based on

strategic communication plan for the department.

. Assists in developing and coordinating strategic communication

activities such objectives, and policies of the department.

. Ability to represent the department at conferences.

. Updates and maintains press kit documents including fact sheets,

organizational profiles, and management biographies.

. Handles incoming media and Web queries and ensures requests are

handled professionally, in accordance with department policy and within

required timeframes.

. Ability to work in a fast paced team environment

. Ability to think creatively.

. Ability to work on multiple long and short term projects

simultaneously

Basic Qualifications

. A Bachelors Degree with a communication concentration from an

accredited college or university is preferred. Additional years of

experience may be considered in lieu of education.

. Experience working with the DoD, military or medical industry.

. Five or more years of experience in strategic communications, public

affairs.

. Experience working with strategic communications, public relations

practices and procedures.

. Experience working with department products, services and appropriate

subject matter experts (SMEs) for varied department information.

. SECRET clearance required.

Send Resume to: kaddison@sysplan.com

7.) Afghanistan Women’s Police Corps Training Program, DynCorp International, San Diego, CA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JLWRKBMMOQ0

8.) Program Manager 1, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Qualifications

Senior level individual knowledgeable in Department of Defense environment and programs. Bachelores degree in related technical field. MS desired. Minimum 4yrs experience. Candidate must have proven expertise and technical management skills to support Department of Defense acquisition and oversight organizations. Candidate must have proven team building skills and a demonstrated ability to think strategically and operate independently to bring together technical and program support staff to achieve desired outcomes. Knowledge in one or more systems engineering disciplines (Test and Evaluation, Information Assurance, Modeling and Simulation, Risk Management, Requirements Management, etc) a plus. Demonstrated ability, or willingness, to develop new business areas and customers is required. The job will require occasional travel. The Program Manager will directly support a customers located in Washington DC metropolitan area.

Ideal candidate has a technical background, and proven managerial abilities. OSD (i.e. DAWIA) certification or equivalency in Systems Planning, Research Development, & Engineering (SPRDE), Program Management, Test & Evaluation or Systems Engineering is desired. The position requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, good communications skills, & a Secret security clearance.

Responsibilities

A successful candidate will effectively manage a team of technical staff and integrate engineering and management support to projects and customers. Activities will include business development, financial and staff management, technical review of deliverables, and independent technical work in direct support of customers. Candidate will be assigned to support Test and Evaluation and systems engineering customers across the DoD service spectrum, but with a strong emphasis on U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and OSD (Joint) organizations.

Job ID 8405.

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.

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.)

9.) Aviation Maintenance Technician & Inspection -Field, Boeing, Everett, WA

http://www.boeing.com/employment/careers/splash_aviation_maint.html

10.) Supervisor Skilled Trades – Electrical Maintenance, Marinette Marine, Marinette, WI

http://www.gojobs.com/seeker/jobdetail.asp?jobnum=5550050&jbid=1319

11.) MRAP Public Affairs Analyst, EG&G, Northern Virginia

A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or a related field, and 5+ years experience working in a public affairs or media relations section in a corporate communications environment or public relations agency. An understanding of and familiarity with the news media is essential, as is the demonstrated ability to work effectively with the media, under deadline pressure.

Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Current clearance desired.

Job Description :

The position supports the Mine Resistant and Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Systems. The MRAP program is a highly accelerated joint service acquisition program lead by the US Marine Corps and considered to be the Defense Departments highest priority.

Responsible for supporting the Public Affairs Office in all facets of program activities related to informing and promoting the program through the news media and other communications methods that reach influential individuals in Congress, the general public and industry. This position will be relied upon to address the media as required, as well as write press releases, statements, media advisories, pitches, backgrounders, fact sheets, and other written material to promote MRAP activities, events, and contract awards. With the advice and support of the Director, Corporate Communications, Marine Corps Systems Command, the candidate will develop and maintain relationships with key media contacts in the National Capitol Region area, including large dailies, broadcast, key weeklies, business publications, trades, and freelance journalists. Key functions will also include educating and informing the media about MRAP contracts, identifying and preparing spokespersons for interviews (including working with them on message development, anticipated questions, interview techniques and logistics), and working closely with the Program Manager to identify newsworthy topics and spokespersons. Serving as the spokesperson for the MRAP program; Responding to media calls; Arranging print and electronic media interviews with MRAP experts; Participating in media training sessions for MRAP team members; Briefing and preparing MRAP team members for media interviews.

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=71036138

12.) Technology Protection Engineer, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Analex Corp., Huntsville, AL

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J32LFXHET5T-l-Huntsville-AL-c-Other

13.) Numerical/Physical Modeler and Analyst, Metron, Northern VA

http://www.datashaping.com/jobs16167x.shtml?source=topusajobs

14.) EO/IR Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Baltimore, MD

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=147295

15.) IR /EO Principal Test Engineer, TriMech Services, Nashua, NH

http://www.gojobs.com/seeker/jobdetail.asp?jobnum=5547594&jbid=1625

16.) Program Engineering Manager – IR Imaging Systems, BAE Systems, Lexington, MA

https://psisa001.na.baesystems.com/psp/prdps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=10008961&Siteid=1

17.) Sensor Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

https://sjobs.brassring.com/en/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=119&siteid=69&AReq=9128BR&Codes=JBJC&SID=

18.) Sensor IPT Lead, BAMS, Northrop Grumman, Rancho Bernardo, CA

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=140178

19.) EO/ IR Modeling & Simulation Engineer, DCS Corporation, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA7/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DCSCORP&cws=1&rid=28

20.) Sensor Engineer/Analyst, SAIC, Shalimar, FL

https://cp-its-rmprd.saic.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=109709

*** Ball cap of the week: Pawtucket Red Sox

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Handlery Hotel, San Diego, CA

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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:

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