Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 12 November 2008


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SNA Wounded Warrior Project

The Greater Washington Chapter of the Surface Navy Association is raising $30,000 to buy a modified wheelchair conversion van for Operation Second Chance to transport wounded warriors in and around Washington, D.C. to receive medical treatment and attend sporting events and entertainment.

Visit https://www.navysna.org/Events/OperationSecondChance.asp to report your contribution to Operation Second Chance.

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Where in the world is the Great White Fleet:

http://www.navy.mil/gwf/

Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 12 November 2008

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“Things do not change; we change.”

– Henry David

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. Database Administrator Sr., Alion Science and Technology, Fort Belvoir, VA

2.) C2ISR Airborne Communications Specialist, L-3 Communications, Hampton, VA

3.) Criticality Safety Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Los Alamos, NM

4.) Systems Analyst, CACI, Chantilly, VA

5.) Technical Support Engineer/ Navy Combat Systems, Raytheon, San Diego, California

6.) Combat System Engineer, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland

7.) Systems Engineer, Future Combat System Interoperability, QED Systems, Eatontown, NJ

8.) Design Engineer (Solid Rocket Motor/Propulsion), ATK, Elkton, MD

9.) Sr Systems Engineer – Future Combat Systems Engineering, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA

10.) Naval Architect I with Security Clearance, NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Ocean Springs, MS

12.) Naval Architect, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Inc., Essex, CT

13.) Communications Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

14.) System Engineer (Missile Safety Program), EG&G/LSI, Dahlgren, VA

15.) BMDS Single Stimulation Framework Design Lead -NT 343 (IBT), Boeing, Huntsville, AL

*** And more…

*** SNA GWCHoliday Social December 4, 2008:

Location:

Sine’s Irish Pub

1301 S Joyce St

Arlington, VA 22202

Time: 1630-1800

Cost: No Cost to SNA Members and $5 for Nonmembers

Includes hors d'oeuvres and a ticket for one free drink.

Toys for Tots donations in the form of money or toys collected at the event.

RSVP Required: https://www.navysna.org/Events/HolidayParty/2008GWCHoliday.asp

*** SNA GWC Luncheon December 11, 2008:

Speaker: The Honorable Sean J. Stackley

Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition

Location:

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway

Arlington, Virginia, USA 22202

Check-In opens at 1100

Lunch starts at 1130

*Note time change

To make a reservation please use the following link:

https://www.navysna.org/Events/GWCLunch/11DecSNAGWCLunch.asp

*** Greater Washington Chapter Surface Navy Association Wounded Warrior

Project

For the past two years, the Greater Washington Chapter of the Surface

Navy Association has conducted a campaign to assist our wounded

shipmates recovering at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda,

MD. We collected more than 800 DVDs for the Sailors and marines to

enjoy during their recuperation. The following year we collected funds

and donated 155 portable DVD players.

This year we want to do something very meaningful for those of our

shipmates limited in their ability to get out and around the Washington

area during their convalescence. We have determined that Operation

Second Chance provides many valuable services to military men and women,

and would greatly benefit from a conversion van equipped too transport

wheelchair patients in and around the D.C. area to attend sporting

events, concerts, and other wise get out and about.

This is an expensive proposition, but very important for those men and

women who are virtually stuck in the hospital. We have carefully looked

at Operation Second Chance and are very impressed with the organization

and the services it provides.

Therefore, SNA GWC is seeking to help OSC raise $30,000 to purchase a

conversion van modified by Adaptive Mobility Systems, Inc. (AMS Vans).

Please indicate your contribution at the SNA website:

https://www.navysna.org/Events/OperationSecondChance.asp

This will take you directly to the OSC website fundraising page for

donations. (When prompted “How did your hear about OSC?” click on

Surface Navy Association.) Your donation will be made directly to OSC,

but we want to track our progress so we can follow our progress to

attaining our $30,000 goal.

Our goal is to help OSC raise the $30,000 by December 15th. If we

exceed the $30,000, the additional funds will be available to OSC for

insurance, registration, maintenance and operating costs for the van.

Please be generous, and share this appeal with others who share your

concern for those shipmates who had made a very great sacrifice in

service to their nation and security and freedom everywhere.

For information about SNA, visit www.navysna.org.

For information about OSC, visit

http://www.operationsecondchance.org/About.htm.

(Some of you noted that Operation Second Chance had imposed a $50 minimum for credit card donations. I have since arranged to have that dropped to $20.

You can start by checking in here:

https://www.navysna.org/Events/OperationSecondChance.asp)

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1. Database Administrator Sr., Alion Science and Technology, Fort Belvoir, VA

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems and Business, Engineering, Business or other related technical discipline. Past experience as a Database Administrator. This position requires a minimum of 10 years general experience, of which at least four years must be specialized. Specialized experience must include, Oracle 10g and may also include: SQL Server, Microsoft Access, data modeling in IDEF1X or IE, data warehousing, ETL, dimensional modeling, business intelligence tools and database performance optimization. Experience with Military Intelligence database systems and cross domain security requirements a plus. Must posses a TS with active SCI clearance to apply.

Masters of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related technical discipline or completion of database certification program. will be considered equivalent to two years specialized experience and three years general experience. must include, Oracle 10g

An associates degree and 8 years general experience, of which at least 6 years must be specialized as a database administrator in Oracle 10g, SQL Server, Sybase, or related database system will be considered equivalent.

TS SCI required

Responsibilities

Strong knowledge of applying database technologies to business problems. Design, manage and utilize high performance relational or object oriented databases to solve customer requirements.. Perform enterprise database analysis, planning, scheduling, task assignment and monitoring the technical implementation of new databases. Manage and mentor Database Administrators and Database Developers in the design of data entry screens, performing data quality control, developing database reports and user interfaces, normalizing relational data and other tasks to support existing production databases. Ability to integrate disparate databases between sub-organizations. Ability to transform end-user requirements into technical reporting or visualization requirements. Interface with technical and managerial counterparts. Responsible for quality of deliverables to include the definition and use of standards and best practices. Provide team progress reports to management. Work with partners and the business community to continually research and develop technical and business knowledge, leveraging this research for an increased and optimized delivery. Ensure architecture, standards, design, and processes complement enterprise delivery and standardization of all databases within the environment. Requires demonstrated experience with managing day-to-day aspects of team and client relationships and projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. May have supervisory duties.

Job ID 9372.

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.

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.

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.) C2ISR Airborne Communications Specialist, L-3 Communications, Hampton, VA

https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/L3/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=34640&esid=az

3.) Criticality Safety Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Los Alamos, NM

Job ID 9343.

Qualifications

Five to ten years of criticality safety experience. PhD, MS or BS in nuclear engineering or related equivalent discipline. Experienced in performing nuclear criticality safety evaluations for new and changed operations involving significant quantities of fissile/fissionable materials. The evaluation process requires experience in process walkdowns, review of engineering drawings and/or system sketches, review of operating procedures and work documents, review of prior related evaluations and reports, analysis of normal and credible upset conditions as determined by process personnel, research of critical mass data references and consensus standards, performing simplistic and complex computations using industry standard methods such as density scaling, method of fractions, buckling, MCNP, PARTISN, SCALE and iterative development of process administrative requirements and engineered features (limits) in conjunction with operations supervision.

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relevant physics and the requirements and recommendations of the ANSI/ANS -8 standards and applicable DOE Orders and standards. Have experience in appropriately applying a graded approach and maintaining the proper risk perspective.My be required to assist in or conducting nuclear criticality safety audits/appraisals of operations, performing criticality safety training, participate in computer code validation and verification efforts, ensuring compliance with organizational and governmental policies, orders and laws. Experience should include review and development work on facility authorization basis documents.

Superior verbal and written communications skills required that can be applied as appropriate to the intended audience. A current Q clearance is a plus. Must be a US citizen and have the ability to obtain a Q clearance is necessary if not currently in possession of one.

Responsibilities

Perform all aspects of criticality safety analysis and implementation of criticality safety policies and standards. responsible for ensuring that criticality safety requirements are understood and identifying noncompliance situations in new or operating facilities.

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.

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.

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.)

4.) Systems Analyst, CACI, Chantilly, VA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8D89X5YMQLGT4XMY5K

5.) Technical Support Engineer/ Navy Combat Systems, Raytheon, San Diego, California

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1134397

6.) Combat System Engineer, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland

http://careers.physicstoday.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3017627

7.) Systems Engineer, Future Combat System Interoperability, QED Systems, Eatontown, NJ

http://jobcircle.com/classifieds/1657446.html?source=jc_csearch

8.) Design Engineer (Solid Rocket Motor/Propulsion), ATK, Elkton, MD http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=22451

9.) Sr Systems Engineer – Future Combat Systems Engineering, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA

https://rockwellcollins.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=349935&src=JB-11060

10.) Naval Architect I with Security Clearance, NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Ocean Springs, MS

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1130219

12.) Naval Architect, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Inc., Essex, CT

http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=101&dockey=xml/c/4/c4c14b43a2e89560b3ec49145fa1b543@endecaindex&c=1&source=21

13.) Communications Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=4904826

14.) System Engineer (Missile Safety Program), EG&G/LSI, Dahlgren, VA

http://www.urs-jobs.com/job/Dahlgren-System-Engineer-(Missile-Safety-Program)-Job-VA-22448/317911

15.) BMDS Single Stimulation Framework Design Lead -NT 343 (IBT), Boeing, Huntsville, AL

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=22441

*** Ball cap of the week: Marquette University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Milwaukee Athletic Club

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SNA Wounded Warrior Project

The Greater Washington Chapter of the Surface Navy Association is raising $30,000 to buy a modified wheelchair conversion van for Operation Second Chance to transport wounded warriors in and around Washington, D.C. to receive medical treatment and attend sporting events and entertainment.

Visit https://www.navysna.org/Events/OperationSecondChance.asp to report your contribution to Operation Second Chance.

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