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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 25 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) Marine Engineer Principal, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

2.) Sr. Program Manager, Astronautics Corporation of America, Milwaukee, WI

3.) Nuclear Engineer Asc, Alion Science and Technology, Reading, PA

4.) Director – Intelligence Sales, Honeywell Aerospace, Washington, DC

5.) Director, Quality, Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Moorpark, CA

6.) MEMS Technology Manager, Irvine Sensors Corporation, Costa Mesa, California

7.) Polygraph Examiner Specialist IV, DOE Polygraph Program, PNNL – Richland, WA (Albuquerque Based)

8.) Experienced Astrodynamics Engineers, Space Systems Group, Applied Defense Solutions, Fulton, MD

9.) Electro Optical/Infrared Systems Senior Engineer 4, Secure Border Initiative (SBInet) program, Boeing, Mesa, AZ

10.) Sr. Program Analyst – Technology Manager, Dynetics, Arlington, VA

11.) Sr Principal Infrared Engr, Raytheon, Goleta, CA

12.) Pr Systems Engineer (Maritime Systems), Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA

13.) Test Engineer, Intelligence Solutions Division, L-3 Communications, Reston,

VA

14.) Public Affairs Specialist, Department Of Defense/Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Columbus, Ohio

15.) Public Affairs Specialist, Department Of Defense/Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Cleveland, OH

16.) TSA Client Services Supervisor (Workflow Manager), CSC, Arlington, VA

17.) System Engineer 4, Applied Signal Technology, Sunnyvale, CA

18.) Mission Support Specialist, Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau, Yakima, WA

19.) Electrical Engineer, CACI, Springfield, Virginia

20.) IT Specialist (Information Security), Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

21.) Configuration Management Specialist, CACI, Newport, RI

*** Please mark your calendars for the following SNA GWC Upcoming Events:

GWC Luncheon – February 27, 2009

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*** And more…

1) Marine Engineer Principal, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Job Ref. No. 9777

Qualifications

A BS engineering degree is required, preferably in marine or mechanical engineering and at least 12 years of relevant experience. Experience with Navy shipbuilding required. Applicant must have a familiarity with Navy Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical systems and an understanding of the requirements and guidance governing the design and construction of these systems. Applicant should posses strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Applicant must be able to work well on their own and as a part of a team. Must be able to secure a SECRET clearance.

Responsibilities

A Marine Engineer supports the LCS Hull Manager (HM) and is the focal point for all technical issues during the Post Delivery period, to include IPDA and PSA on behalf of the HM. The Hull Engineer helps develop Engineering Changes; work closely with the Ship Design Managers on technical issues related to the development of the IPDA and PSA work packages, resolves HM&E engineering design and technical problems onboard the ships and provides recommended solutions; review the results of all shipboard inspections; serves as a member of the onsite PSA management team; reviews technical documentation and drawings.

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.

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=9777

2.) Sr. Program Manager, Astronautics Corporation of America, Milwaukee, WI

http://www.smartbrief.com/jobs/ata/job_detail.jsp?id=4832&sid=4b0ad104-1bc6-4a12-b2eb-eda1d950ab13

3.) Nuclear Engineer Asc, Alion Science and Technology, Reading, PA

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=9767

4.) Director – Intelligence Sales, Honeywell Aerospace, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=79442679

5.) Director, Quality, Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Moorpark, CA

http://www.indeed.com/job/Director,-Quality-at-Custom-Sensors-&-Technologies-(CST)-in-Moorpark,-CA-ac783397f9487884

6.) MEMS Technology Manager, Irvine Sensors Corporation, Costa Mesa, California

http://www.irvine-sensors.com/jobs.html

7.) Polygraph Examiner Specialist IV, DOE Polygraph Program, PNNL – Richland, WA (Albuquerque Based)

Job ID: 116845

Directorate: National Security Directorate

Division: National Security Technology & Policy Division

Group: Information Protection& Analysis

Job Description

Serves as a field polygraph examiner with the DOE Polygraph Program and conducts Counterintelligence Scope Polygraph (CSP) examinations in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (10CFR Parts 709), the Federal Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) Examiner Handbook, and other guidance on polygraph examinations as prepared by DOE and DACA. The incumbent is expected to have not previously applied to receive certification as a graduate of the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment (DACA) PDD Program.

The incumbent acts as an independent contributor, fully functioning and fully knowledgeable of the theory and principles of the specialized field of polygraph examination. Incumbent uses innovative approaches to develop solutions to complex counterintelligence problems within established policy. The incumbent works with assigned senior examiners to develop individual skills as a field examiner associated with conduct of counterintelligence polygraph examinations and mission planning. This position is based in the Albuquerque, New Mexico Test Center. There is an expectation for the candidate to make a two year employment commitment upon successful completion of the approximately six-month DACA polygraph certification program in South Carolina.

Guidelines are regulatory in nature and include DOE, DoD, and PNNL level policies. The employee routinely makes judgments from the interpretation of sparse guidance and inference to polygraph. The incumbent applies broad knowledge of intelligence policies and directives with limited existing polygraph guidance to authorize or validate specific polygraph testing procedures best suited to the existing circumstances. The incumbent develops an appropriate plan of action from a variety of available options. The employee assesses results and proposes strategies designed to meet the unique requirement of individual cases and makes subjective evaluations about the detailed procedures and actual methodology applied to the conduct of intelligence polygraphs. The employee is empowered to make decisive interpretations on the nuances of applied procedures.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree plus 7 years of experience or advanced degree plus 4 years of experience. Independent contributor. Fully functioning, fully knowledgeable of theory, principles and practices. Broad based generalist or an in-depth specialist. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Qualifications

Assignment at this level requires a technical proficiency of the professional skills and principles associated with polygraph. Incumbent must be fully knowledgeable and of all applicable polygraph methodologies including evaluation of polygraph charts (physiological data), test question construction, selection of test methodology, and effectiveness of post-test questioning. The incumbent will use his/her knowledge to interpret the accuracy of field results and provide specific guidance and recommendations for modifying basic procedures to resolve particularly challenging or unique cases; will comply with ethical standards in the conduct of each polygraph examination and may be required to use broad interpretations of existing policy.

The applicant must have the following qualifications:

– A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, in criminal justice, security management, or related field. Advanced degree is preferred

– A minimum of 7 years recent experience in the counterintelligence polygraph field or in several polygraph fields through wide and varied exposure subject areas such as, law enforcement, counterintelligence investigations, pre-employment applicant screening, and/or polygraph testing (yet, not previously attempted Federal certification via DACA).

– Self-motivated, possess good judgment and decision making, planning and problem solving skills;

– Strong interviewing and interrogation skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

– The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” security clearance, special accesses, and have already completed or have the ability to successfully complete a counterintelligence scope polygraph.

– Within approximately 1 year from the date of hire, the incumbent is expected to be:

– Attended and successfully, received certification as a graduate of the DACA PDD Program. The position requires incumbent to remain current with regard to the continuing education requirements of the Federal Polygraph Continuing Education Certification Program

– Knowledgeable of the federal polygraph standards and able to interpret and apply standards to all federally recognized testing formats.

– Knowledgeable of the current federal test data analysis (TDA) criteria and able to independently and objectively implement TDA procedures.

– Proficient in the use of the Lafayette computerized polygraph instrument;

– Proficient in determining employment of polygraph countermeasures and the use appropriate of measures to counter them.

– Knowledgeable of current polygraph theory and principles; and associated aspects of human psychology and physiology.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Other Information

Special Circumstances:

Within the first year of joining PNNL, the selected candidate will be expected to complete DACA polygraph certification program in South Carolina. The duration of this program is 4 – 6 months.

This position requires the ability and willingness to travel for business purposes. The position will, in exigent or emergency situations, demand work on the weekends and at irregular hours. Due to the nature of the business, the position may be stressful. Actual physical demands are limited to sitting, standing, talking, occasionally pushing/pulling/lifting up to 50 pounds, climbing multiple building levels via stairways, and speaking in a controlled manner.

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B. All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

https://erecruit.pnl.gov/psp/hrext/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=2

8.) Experienced Astrodynamics Engineers, Space Systems Group, Applied Defense Solutions, Fulton, MD

Applied Defense Solutions is currently seeking experienced Astrodynamics/Orbit Dynamics professionals. Positions are available in the Space Systems Group. The team has ongoing work in the area of trajectory design, mission planning, mission operations, and orbit determination for the Department of Defense, NASA, other US Agencies, and Commercial Space – across all orbit regimes: LEOs, HEOs, GEOs, and Lunar orbits. This position will report to the Director of Space Systems. Bachelors degree in Aerospace or related field required. Masters degree or 2 years of applicable work experience desired. US Citizenship is required. Some travel will be required. Employees will be required to undergo random drug and alcohol screening. All positions are full-time and based in the Fulton, MD office.

It is preferable that candidates have experience with:

• Satellite Tool Kit (STK)

• Mission Operations

• Orbit Determination

• Orbital Mechanics

• Scripting & Software Development support

• Technical writing & documentation

• Proposal development

• US Citizenship is required

E-mail your resume to: jobs@applieddefense.com!

http://www.applieddefense.com/adsweb/aboutus.aspx#offices

9.) Electro Optical/Infrared Systems Senior Engineer 4, Secure Border Initiative (SBInet) program, Boeing, Mesa, AZ

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1157785

10.) Sr. Program Analyst – Technology Manager, Dynetics, Arlington, VA

http://www.intelligencecareers.com/jobs_nl/jobview.cfm?jobid=1401365&refsrc=SHired%20&jsc=d012345

11.) Sr Principal Infrared Engr, Raytheon, Goleta, CA

http://www.job.com/my.job/sup/appTo=33312205/p=1/jsOn=1

12.) Pr Systems Engineer (Maritime Systems), Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA

Pr Systems Engineer (Maritime Systems)-JPA00000006

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a

diverse global culture that values teamwork, integrity, innovation,

leadership, and an unwavering commitment to our customers.

Our growing maritime organization is seeking an experienced engineer with a

strong background in maritime electronic systems. The ideal candidate will

have an understanding of the DoD acquisition process and experience with

bidding and proposal efforts. Active duty in the US Navy is also strongly

desired.

This position requires strong customer communication/relationship skills.

The candidate must have well developed oral communication skills including

the ability to effectively communicate system design information to a large

audience. Evidence of prior successful leadership experience is a plus.

Additionally, the position requires solid writing skills and creativity in

problem solving with an ability to act independently as well as an effective

part of a team.

Individuals meeting the above criteria and possessing several of the

attributes from each of the three categories listed below are strongly

encouraged to apply.

Domain Specific Technology Background:

position/navigation systems

situational awareness systems,

weapons system control and/or interface

shipboard IT including infrastructure and platforms

digital RF communication systems including digital wave forms and cosite

shipboard systems control and monitoring

shipboard integration

Relevant Systems Engineering Disciplines:

requirements capture

architecture development

prototype creation / delivery

planning / scheduling / Cost Account Management

requirements and design linking and tracing

test plan preparation

system integration and test

DODAF

modeling techniques such as Matlab/Simulink, SysML, UML,

technology trade studies

transition to production

customer support

General

embedded computing techniques

analog signal conditioning techniques

digital signal processing techniques

real-time processing techniques (RTOS)

inter-processor I/O protocols

client – server protocols & service oriented architectures

timing / latency analysis

data communications protocol stacks

Other Requirements:

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Must currently have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Security

Clearance or ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in applicable engineering or science field, and ten years

of related experience, or, in the absence of a bachelor's degree, sixteen

years of related experience.

Applicant must be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD)

security clearance. US Citizenship is required.

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a

diverse global culture that values teamwork, integrity, innovation,

leadership, and an unwavering commitment to our customers.

https://rockwellcollins.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl

13.) Test Engineer, Intelligence Solutions Division, L-3 Communications, Reston,

VA

http://www.clearedconnections.com/JobSeekerX/ViewJob.asp?JobID=h91s4Ul4oZG4fTF%2Bnd855b05jyD3

*** From Tom LaRock:

Ned — have two GS-11 job openings at our Defense Finance and Accounting

Service field offices. One position in Columbus OH and one in Cleveland

OH (home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame which I'll visit for the third

time this week!).

The openings close on March 6.

Tom LaRock

Deputy Director Communications

Defense Finance & Accounting Service

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is the world's largest

finance and accounting organization with over a billion dollars in

disbursements each day. DFAS provides finance and accounting services

for the Department of Defense which includes: Army, Navy, Air Force,

Marine Corps and other Defense agencies. Serve as a Public Affairs

Specialist at our Columbus or Cleveland site. Assist the Public Affairs

Supervisor in planning and executing a continuing corporate

communications program and to enhance understanding and acceptance of

the DFAS mission, functions, policies and services. Research, plan and

execute local, regional and national news media opportunities to

highlight and promote DFAS people, mission, operations and capabilities.

Prepare news releases and feature articles on DFAS activities, programs,

technical progress, agency and employees' achievements. Supports DFAS

strategic communications initiatives.

14.) Public Affairs Specialist, Department Of Defense/Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Columbus, Ohio

GS-1035-11 $57,778-$76,099

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79516318

15.) Public Affairs Specialist, Department Of Defense/Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Cleveland, OH

GS-1035-11 $57,778-$76,099

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79516320

16.) TSA Client Services Supervisor (Workflow Manager), CSC, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=79500101

17.) System Engineer 4, Applied Signal Technology, Sunnyvale, CA

http://www.clearedconnections.com/jobseekerx/ViewJob.asp?JobID=C7bu4kyOcxNuncu0Qds8KadK8vda

18.) Mission Support Specialist, Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau, Yakima, WA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79122865

19.) Electrical Engineer, CACI, Springfield, Virginia

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1127775

20.) IT Specialist (Information Security), Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78171658

21.) Configuration Management Specialist, CACI, Newport, RI

http://www.clearedconnections.com/jobseekerx/ViewJob.asp?JobID=1MSUs8Lod4P8pZkFYzrdQaz%2BIhiB

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