Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 25 June 2008


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 25 June 2008

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“Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.”

– Samuel Johnson

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.) Consulting Mgr Sr, Alion Science and Technology, Arlington, VA

2.) Writer, TTP for Fleet Crypto operations, General Dynamics Information Technology, Little Creek, VA

3.) Principal Program Scheduler, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Moffett Field, CA

4.) Software Engineer / C++ / UNIX, Symphony Services Engineering Corp, Maynard, Massachusetts

5.) Requirements Analyst 3, CSCI, Springfield VA

6.) Manager, Software, Mykotronx, Torrance, California

7.) WEB Developer/Programmer, Information Systems Solutions, Inc., Ft Gordon, Augusta, Georgia

8.) Sr. Modeling and Simulation Engineer, ISYS Technologies, Colorado Springs, CO

9.) Managing Editor, The Paraglide, Landmark Military Newspapers of North Carolina, Fayetteville, NC

10.) Photojournalist, The Paraglide, Landmark Military Newspapers of North Carolina, Fayetteville, NC

11.) News Design/Layout Editor, The Paraglide, Landmark Military Newspapers of North Carolina, Fayetteville, NC

12.) Team Lead, VSE, Barstow, CA

*** And more…

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*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Consulting Mgr Sr, Alion Science and Technology, Arlington, VA

Ref No 8764.

Experience working at the COO-equivalent level in an organization. Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Executive-level business experience preferably associated with government acquisition. Demonstrated business sense to include strategic planning and metrics development and monitoring. Experience in change management. Ability to address complex programmatic issues and recommend courses of action. Ability to work independently to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Knowledge of Federal regulations and supplemental acquisition regulations of government agencies. Strong analytical abilities; detail oriented. Skilled with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Experience in providing executive-level administrative support including travel and calendar maintenance. Experience within DoD and Air Force organizational structure highly desirable. Master¿s degree in related discipline plus 10 to 15 years of directly related experience in a government or industry acquisition environment including supervisory/management experience.

Responsibilities

Provide direct support to COO-level government executive. Works with minimal staff to coordinate a broad range of staff, programmatic, and service functions that provide support, service and assistance to the principal. Supports metric development, implementation, and monitoring related to acquisition goals, policies, programs and practices. Recommends changes/revisions to organizational capabilities and supports strategic planning activities. Supports the principal activities as a change agent, investigator, and program review authority. Regularly interfaces with organization's executive leadership. Represents the organization at the behest of the principal. Developmental position with advancement opportunities.

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.

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 Jerry O’Donnell

Ned, we are looking for a former crypie to write TTP for Fleet Crypto Operations. Thanks, Jerry

2.) Writer, TTP for Fleet Crypto operations, General Dynamics Information Technology, Little Creek, VA

Duties:

– Documenting TTP for fleet cryptologic support operations

Requirements:

– TS/SCI clearance.

– Strong writing skills

– Experience with navy ship/aircraft operations and fleet cryptologic support

– Knowledge of IO an SIGINT

Contact Paul Schmidle at Paul.Schmidle@gdit.com

3.) Principal Program Scheduler, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Moffett Field, CA

Since our founding in 1982, Orbital has pioneered new classes of rockets, satellites and other space systems that have made us one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of space and missile systems. Our commercial, civil government and military customers depend on our low-orbit, geostationary and planetary spacecraft to help them meet their communications, remote sensing and scientific missions. We also launch exciting new careers every day. Join us in bringing the benefits of space down to Earth!

Job Description/Essential Functions:

In support of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Project at NASA Ames Research Center we are looking for a talented and motivated Senior Project Scheduler to join us in support of the SOFIA Science Systems Engineering and Integration Team. This position will support the continued development of several schedules that will be integrated to support a mature science research project. Proficient-to-expert in MS Project and Excel is essential.

We are looking for candidates who have a wide experience analyzing critical paths, assessing delays and implementing recovery and/or acceleration plans. Additional attributes should include self-motivated, excellent work prioritization skills, highly reliable team member and proven project schedule leadership capabilities.

Experience working at NASA or within the aerospace industry is desirable. For information about the mission, go to http://www.sofia.usra.edu/

Specific responsibilities include:

' Oversee all phases of scheduling and serve as the primary client contact, helping define client requirements and helping establish project approach.

' Ensure that all required information related to the completion of the project is obtained and integrated into the project multi-year schedule, starting at the work breakdown structure (wbs) level and working up to the fully integrated Science Project level schedule.

' Coordinate development of multiple schedules and shift priorities as needed to accommodate various customers' needs while meeting scheduled delivery dates.

' Interact effectively with program and wbs managers as well as technical staff across the Science Project team to complete integrated schedules in a minimal period of time.

' Manage updating of schedules to meet evolving project requirements.

' Provide periodic status reports as requested to keep the schedule owners appraised of the schedule activity.

Required Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates with wide experience in:

' Constructing an effective logic-based network schedule

' Understanding how MS Project calculates the critical path and float/slack

' Resource leveling

' Integrating schedules (time), cost, and scope

' Supporting “what if” analyses and provide potential solutions for resolving late completion forecasts.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

' B.A/B.S. in an engineering or business discipline or equivalent experience.

' 10 years related experience.

' Demonstrated problem solving, negotiating and conflict resolution skills.

' Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong presentation skills

' Experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) a plus.

' U. S. Citizenship required.

http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=724&ji=2221842&sn=I

4.) Software Engineer / C++ / UNIX, Symphony Services Engineering Corp, Maynard, Massachusetts

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1094538

5.) Requirements Analyst 3, CSCI, Springfield VA

http://www.csci-va.com/INTERNAL/CSCI-Office/Perreq.nsf/WebPositions/94237EAA057E7E56852573D2005795FD?OpenDocument

6.) Manager, Software, Mykotronx, Torrance, California

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1100336

7.) WEB Developer/Programmer, Information Systems Solutions, Inc., Ft Gordon, Augusta, Georgia

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1100906

*** From Patty Comer:

Hi Ned,

I'm new to JOTW but thrilled to find you. I've copied Ken Barker on this email because he has a similar network. Who knows, you guys may already be connected.

Ken, would you post this too?

Patty Comer

8.) Sr. Modeling and Simulation Engineer, ISYS Technologies, Colorado Springs, CO

ISYS Technologies is a Services and Solutions company focused on Information Technology and Engineering Services in the defense and aerospace sectors. ISYS offers a competitive compensation program and benefits to our employees including Health/Dental/PTO/OT Bonus/and more. Additionally we offer an opportunity to work in an organization where you are challenged to make a difference. We are not an organization of management layers, but rather a flat organization that encourages your interaction and opinions.

We are seeking a Modeling & Simlation SME with a background in Navy missile systems and some experience with Patriot missiles for a program in Colorado Springs. The ideal candidate will possess a Masters degree and 15 years experience in systems engineering and M&S in the defense sector. A Secret clearance is required. Please send your resume to pcomer@isystechnologies.com .

Thanks,

Patty Comer

Sr. Technical Recruiter

303-290-8922

303-250-2926 cell

www.isystechnologies.com

*** From Jim Brumm:

Ned … This is a job posting with comments .. comments I thought members of the group still on active duty, or recently so, could respond to. Jim Brumm

This was posted on JournalismJobs.com Sunday:

Landmark Military Newspapers of North Carolina, Inc. proud to be selected the new publishers of The Paraglide, the authorized military newspaper for Fort Bragg, seeks qualified applicants. We are a unit of The Landmark Military Media group of The Virginian-Pilot Media Companies. We are establishing a local office in Fayetteville, NC and are accepting applications and resumes for the following positions.

9.) Managing Editor, The Paraglide, Landmark Military Newspapers of North Carolina, Fayetteville, NC

10.) Photojournalist, The Paraglide, Landmark Military Newspapers of North Carolina, Fayetteville, NC

11.) News Design/Layout Editor, The Paraglide, Landmark Military Newspapers of North Carolina, Fayetteville, NC

(The full announcement can be seen at http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=941020.)

According to the latest Paraglide, the paper was published by the PAO office with an off-base printer through this past week. The latest issue has nothing about the pending change; but four of the nine editorial positions were vacant, so somebody must have known something.

Some questions that come to mind: Is this type of abrupt switch normal these days? Do the other five have any chance of keeping their jobs?

There's no sign of retention from the positions Landmark is trying to fill; but putting out next week's paper cold without the old staff seems rather daunting.

By the end of this week some 16 journalists will be available up the road in Raleigh. The SPJ website reported Thursday folks at The News & Observer were told about the cuts last Monday, along with news that the Raleigh newspaper will consolidate coverage with The Charlotte Observer. The cuts are in addition to buyouts earlier this year.

12.) Team Lead, VSE, Barstow, CA

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*** Ball cap of the week: Appalachian Trail Conference Volunteer

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: New York Hilton

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