Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 18 February 2009


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 18 February 2009

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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.) Proposal Technical Writer/Editor, Alion Science and Technology, Fairfax, VA

2.) Professor of Cross-Cultural Communications, Air Force Culture and Language Center, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

3.) Police Officer, U.S. Marine Corps, Twenty Nine Palms, CA

4.) Public Affairs Media Analyst, DTRA, CSC, FORT BELVOIR, Virginia

5.) CBRNE Operations Specialist, USA ARMY IMCOM National Training Center, DPTMS, Office of the Garrison Cmdr., Fort Irwin, CA

6.) Sr. Technical Editor / Writer, Raytheon, Falls Church, VA

7.) Technical Editor-SFRD, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

8.) Logistics Engineer IV, DRS Technologies, Cypress, California

9.) Technical Director-Requires TS/SCI Poly Clearance, General Dynamics IT, Chantilly, Virginia

10.) Graphic Designer, Stanley, Arlington, VA

12.) MANAGER, Corporate Communications Division (CCD), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, West Bethesda, Maryland

13.) Submarine Photonics Periscope Imaging Program Manager, Submarine Program Office at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). AT&T Government Solutions, Washington, DC

14.) Submarine Training Analyst with Security Clearance, SAIC, Fairfax, VA

15.) Navy Submarine Program, Supervisory Logistics Technical Data Analyst, URS Corporation, Washington, DC

16.) CONFIGURATION MANAGER II, General Atomics, San Diego, CA

17.) Countermeasures Analyst, Aerotek CE, Huntsville, AL

18.) Communications Countermeasures Engineer (Full-time or Part-time), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

19.) C-IED Analyst and Training Openings, Omega Systems, Newport News, Virginia

20.) Administrative Assistant – (Secret Clearance Required), Multiple Openings, Pitney Bowes Government Solutions (PBGS), Quantico, VA

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1.) Proposal Technical Writer/Editor, Alion Science and Technology, Fairfax, VA

Job ID: 9382

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: naval

architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; systems

engineering; modeling & simulation; information management & technology;

chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; wireless

spectrum engineering; and industrial technology. Based in McLean,

Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer

sites and laboratories worldwide.

Qualifications

BA/BS in English, Journalism, Communications, Business or related field. 5+ years experience in proposal development.

Proficiency in the English language, and familiarity with appropriate style guidelines

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Training in Shipley proposal methodologies, or equivalent

Experience with document and proposal management software, such as Privia and Sharepoint

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology.

The successful candidate must be able to multi-task, function effectively under strict deadlines and time constraints, and schedule and prioritize workload to meet deadlines. The candidate must work well with a wide cross-section of Alion employees, including technical staff and management personnel.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the developing, planning, writing and editing of complex technical/management proposals, including:

Research and write proposal sections and other documents as assigned.

Edit documents for grammar, style, clarity, consistency, and adherence to Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements.

Work with Proposal Manager to coordinate the overall proposal process

Interact closely with subject matter experts, teaming partners, editor-writers, word processors and graphic designers in the preparation and production of proposals.

Conduct interviews with various technical and management staff to development or enhance individual resumes, corporate experience/past performance narratives, or proposal sections.

Evaluate and provide feedback on draft documents. Attend and support document reviews.

Support final document production and QA checks in coordination with the publication staff.

Create new or modify existing technical documents that are complex in nature.

Other responsibilities are as follows, but not limited to:

May manage smaller proposal efforts.

Develop and manage proposal schedules, assignments, and materials.

Develop outlines and compliance matrices per RFP/RFQ instructions.

Support maintenance of reference documents and past performance libraries and databases.

Train proposal teams on the approach to proposal writing and in the use of proposal application software.

Provide guidance to less experienced Technical Editor-Writers.

Coordinate and facilitate kickoff/strategy and proposal review meetings.

Participate in strategy development in support of proposal activities.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psc/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&JobOpeningId= 9382

2.) Professor of Cross-Cultural Communications, Air Force Culture and Language Center, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

The Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) invites applications for a faculty position of open rank. We seek a scholar in the field of communication studies (including, but not limited to the disciplines of communication studies, linguistics, anthropology, psychology and education), with expertise in cross-cultural (or inter-cultural) communication, an interest in professional development and a strong background in culture. The successful candidate will contribute to a dynamic and growing inter-disciplinary center charged with strengthening the ability of all Air Force personnel to exert positive influence in culturally complex environments. This individual will serve as the Air Force’s primary authority on cross-cultural communication. The Center is located within Air University, an institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The successful candidate’s primary role will be to oversee the Air Force approach to developing the capacity of Airmen to communicate effectively in circumstances of cultural complexity. The position will also offer other opportunities/funding to conduct/supervise groundbreaking research relating to cross-cultural competence. A solid background in research design is therefore desirable. The successful candidate will use his/her findings to assist in curriculum development, provide guest lectures and teach graduate/undergraduate electives across Air University (AU). Students include US military personnel, members of allied armed forces and civilians. The successful candidate will also be responsible for outreach to professional associations, academic institutions and military centers in the US and internationally through academic conferences and other scholarly activities. Prior research and/or experience in professional education is desirable.

Candidates may apply at the rank of instructor, assistant-, associate- or full-professor. A Ph.D. is required for all but instructor, and preference will be given for demonstrated scholarly experience. Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and contact information for three references to Ms. Leigh Pfitzner, 42 MSS/DPCS, 50 LeMay Plaza South, Building 804, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6334, before 13 February 2009. Please include the USAJOBS announcement number, LP-CL-01-2008, in all correspondence.

AU faculty appointments are made under excepted service, ordinarily for renewable three-year terms. AU offers highly competitive salaries, health benefits, life insurance and retirement plans. Relocation costs may be covered. You may view the job announcement on USAJOBS.COM at http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=77613583. For additional information, you may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Rob Sands, at 334-953-1062 or robert.sands@maxwell.af.mil.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, other non-merit factor. Individuals who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans’ preference. Male applicants born after 31 December 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or legal exemption. Applicants must be citizens of, or owe allegiance to, the United States.

https://www.insidehighered.com/employment/dashboard/?event=ViewJobDetails&job_posting_id=74934

3.) Police Officer, U.S. Marine Corps, Twenty Nine Palms, CA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78282343

4.) Public Affairs Media Analyst, DTRA, CSC, FORT BELVOIR, Virginia

In support of a Defense Department combat support agency with more than 1,800 military and civilian personnel, the Public Affairs office is an element of the Office of the Chief of Staff, with responsibility to provide both internal and external communication for the agency, and to serve as the official agency spokesperson. Primary duties will include a wide-range of professional support, to include creating internal and external communication products; supporting Public Affairs operations, and delivering information and public affairs products and services. This support includes, but is not limited to the following:

Conduct and coordinate daily analysis of DTRA In the News items

Serve as backup to compile and deliver To the Point (TTP), an electronic daily summary of news, information and events, by 9am

Maintain DTRA In the News tracking spreadsheet and compile items and associated analyses on a monthly basis

Track and analyze news media reports of importance to DTRA

Research and write public affairs guidance and policy analysis, as required

Research and prepare responses to news media queries

Ensure content of DTRALink and DTRAnet remains current and accurate through regular content reviews and information updates

Review and prepare recommended responses to potential issues contained in technical papers

Occasionally travel in support of public affairs to WMD training, test and exercise events, serving as part of DTRA media simulation cell

Assist with copy writing, maintaining and distributing products such as quick-turn around news releases, articles, fact sheets and short video scripts to targeted audiences, and All-Hands messages

Review and update training briefings, to include the PA media training briefing and Defense Nuclear Weapons School course briefings

Review and update the Crisis Action Team Handbook at least quarterly

Provide writing support to Strategic Communication Specialist in development of approved strategic communication plan products

Research, schedule and conduct interviews, as required, and write articles on various topics for the Agency's monthly newsletter

Serve as a backup for the daily analysis of the media's view of the Agency

Serve as a backup to government personnel in tracking, distributing, copying, filing and returning technical papers and in locating and distributing copies of past cleared technical papers

Ability to take digital photographs desired

Ability to communicate complex technical information about DTRA simply and clearly

Ability to respond to rapidly changing requirements

Ability to manage and prioritize many disparate tasks simultaneously

Essential Job Functions

Assists in planning, implementation and development of communications projects in the areas of advertising and promotional programs, public relations and trade shows to ensure company goals are met.

Implements packaging and distribution of marketing materials to ensure proper dissemination of company messages to target markets.

Serves as liaison between the company and its customers, partners, trade associations, outside vendors and media audiences to promote communication and information flow.

Participates in the development of plans for product promotion to support company marketing objectives.

Prepares materials for internal and external presentations on products, business plans and management communications in order to promote company agenda.

Serves as editor for formal business communications as necessary.

Qualification

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, communication or related field preferred

Zero or more years of marketing communications experience

Experience working with company products and operating systems

Experience working with communications practices, principles and procedures

Experience working with problem management tools

Other Qualifications

BS/BA Degree in Mass Communications, Journalism, or equivalent combination of education and experience

US citizen and DoD Secret-level clearance required (or the ability to attain one)

1-5 years of work experience in a related field

Solid written and oral communications skills, to include typing and editorial skills

Solid customer service ethic, maturity, professionalism, interpersonal skills and diplomacy

Full command of Microsoft Office Suite programs (familiarity with Adobe InDesign, a plus)

Marketing and advertising skills

Communication skills

Interpersonal skills to communicate with clients and upper management

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Ability to deal with ambiguity and change

Willingness to travel

Remote Work Location Authorized:No

Relocation Assistance:Not Available

Clearance Level:Secret

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=79291713

5.) CBRNE Operations Specialist, USA ARMY IMCOM National Training Center, DPTMS, Office of the Garrison Cmdr., Fort Irwin, CA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79128362

6.) Sr. Technical Editor / Writer, Raytheon, Falls Church, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27754006

7.) Technical Editor-SFRD, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27065596

8.) Logistics Engineer IV, DRS Technologies, Cypress, California

https://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/drs/JobDescription.asp?SiteID=10371&JobNumber=595946

9.) Technical Director-Requires TS/SCI Poly Clearance, General Dynamics IT, Chantilly, Virginia

http://www.washingtonnetworkgroup.com/index.php?tg=addon/1/form&idx=3&id_app=3&id_step=8&id_form=3&form_row=1707&popup=0&parent_id_form=1&parent_id_step=6&form_menu=&trt_step=1&form_value=Technical%2BDirector-Requires%2BTS%252FSCI%2BPoly%2BClearance

10.) Graphic Designer, Stanley, Arlington, VA

Stanley (NYSE: SXE) is a provider of information technology services and solutions to U.S. defense and federal civilian government agencies. Stanley offers its customers systems integration solutions and expertise to support their mission-essential needs at any stage of program, product development or business lifecycle through five service areas: systems engineering, enterprise integration, operational logistics, business process outsourcing, and advanced engineering and technology. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., the company has more than 4,700 employees at over 100 locations in the U.S. and worldwide. In 2006 and 2007, Stanley was recognized by FORTUNE(R) magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Please visit http://www.stanleyassociates.com for more information.

Stanley Associates, Inc. is seeking a talented junior level Graphic Designer with 1 + years of experience in both print and web. The Graphic Designer will be working within a group of talented graphic designers and will mainly be responsible for duties supporting corporate development’s communication and proposal department as well as design work for contracts. This position may require from time to time, interfacing with clients, therefore excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written are a must. The Graphic Designer will proactively create design initiatives and take design from concept to implementation while producing high quality work in a fast-paced environment.

Specific Duties:

• Designing and maintaining the company’s corporate identity; logo, internet and intranet, application interfaces, annual reports, brochures, advertisements, trade-show booth displays, templates and presentations

• Produce and develop proposal graphics and cover art for multiple bids and contracts

• Proof artwork, interface with printers and vendors

• Maintain and develop competency and awareness in the latest design trends and production techniques

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.

• Demonstrated knowledge of successful brand and corporate identity

• Exceptional sense of color, typography and layout design

• Strong conceptual skills

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

• Detail oriented and organized a must

• Ability to manage multiple projects and deal with tight deadlines

• Must provide a URL to an online portfolio and/or samples of work.

Preferred:

• Bachelor's degree in Arts, Graphic Design, Multimedia, or Web Design and 3 + years experience as a graphic designer in both print and web

• Advanced level of experience in the following software:

• Photoshop

• Illustrator

• InDesign

• Dreamweaver

• Flash

• Proficient in MS Office

• Demonstrated understanding and proficiency in HTML

• Ability to work in a PC environment

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=78639701

11.) Physical Scientist, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Ft Belvoir, VA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79062453

12.) MANAGER, Corporate Communications Division (CCD), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, West Bethesda, Maryland

Closing Date: 03/04/2009

Area of consideration: Current permanent Department of Defense civilian

employees serving under career or career conditional appointments.

Duty Statement:

Serves as the Division Head of the Corporate Communications Division (CCD)

and is designated as Carderock Division's Communication and Public Affairs

Officer. Serves as an advisor and consultant to Carderock Division

leadership for the development of Division-wide strategic plans and resource

allocation plans. Additionally, serves on a variety of internal and external

committees and teams in support of the Carderock Division and NSWC

community.

Is responsible for: (1) providing the Division with authoritative advice on

the effective management of command information, public information, and

community relations communications; (2) planning, developing, and

implementing internal and external communication strategies to inform and

educate Carderock Division employees, Navy, DoD, elected officials, the

public, and business and industry about Carderock's mission, value to its

customers, and Core Equities; and (3) advising Division Leadership on policy

decisions and courses of action and ramifications related to communication

internally and externally. Office functions include: congressional and

public affairs, protocol, exhibits, forms and directives, imaging, graphics

and publication services (including online and printed magazines), Technical

Information Center, and Maritime Technology Information Center (MTIC) event

planning.

Responsibilities require maximizing the use of all resources, collaboration

with technical code customers, participating and leading Warfare Center

collaborative initiatives, and innovative integration of communication

technologies and media. As part of Carderock's senior management, prepares

and effectively briefs on CCD functions and develops and utilizes metrics

and process controls for effective management of personnel and other

resources to support and deliver products/services to customers in meeting

cost, schedule, and quality expectations.

Be sure to include Bethesda as an area of consideration when applying.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR THESE PARTICULAR VACANCIES, YOU MUST CLICK ON THE JOB LINK BELOW AND SUBMIT YOUR RESUME DIRECTLY TO THE VACANCY. ALTHOUGH YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY FILED AN APPLICATION IN THE CHART SYSTEM FOR ONE OF THE JOB SERIES LISTED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW, YOU MUST APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE.

https://chart.donhr.navy.mil/jobsearch/jobdetailE.asp?vid=89180

13.) Submarine Photonics Periscope Imaging Program Manager, Submarine Program Office at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). AT&T Government Solutions, Washington, DC

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1131900

14.) Submarine Training Analyst with Security Clearance, SAIC, Fairfax, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27728426

15.) Navy Submarine Program, Supervisory Logistics Technical Data Analyst, URS Corporation, Washington, DC

https://www.urs.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=33250&sid=364

16.) CONFIGURATION MANAGER II, General Atomics, San Diego, CA

http://search9.smartsearchonline.com/generalatomics/jobs/jobdetails.asp?current_page=1&city=&location=&job_type=&emp_status=&direct_jo_num=&country=&k1=&k2=&k3=&k4=&k5=&k6=&k7=&k8=&salary_min=&co_num=&apply=yes&job_number=6840

17.) Countermeasures Analyst, Aerotek CE, Huntsville, AL

http://www.empleoscb.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J3H4MF745H0VF9F3P3R

18.) Communications Countermeasures Engineer (Full-time or Part-time), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

http://www.simplyhired.com/job-id/ifxooxz2ud/communications-countermeasures-jobs/

19.) C-IED Analyst and Training Openings, Omega Systems, Newport News, Virginia

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1132503

20.) Administrative Assistant – (Secret Clearance Required), Multiple Openings, Pitney Bowes Government Solutions (PBGS), Quantico, VA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JIDPOLTC2NH

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