Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for March 25, 2009


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for March 25, 2009

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This issue of DEFCON 1 comes to you from New London, CT, where I will be attending the Surface Navy Association forum at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy:

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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) Military Analyst Lead, Alion Science and Technology, Pentagon – Washington DC

2.) Chief Engineer, Helicomb International, Tulsa, Oklahoma

3.) Executive Director Govt. Relations, Lab Ops, BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, Washington, DC

4.) Maritime Security Officers, US Security Associates, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

5.) Deckhand, Viking Recruitment Limited, Dover, United Kingdom

6.) C-130 Pilot, ARINC, Pensacola/Panama City, FL

7.) Mid and Senior Level Analyst, Department of Defense Combat Support Agency, BAI, Inc., Alexandria, VA

8.) Principal Electronics Engineer (PE), Nangwik Services, CHENEGA CORPORATION, Fort Belvoir, VA

9.) Acquisition Analyst – MRAP, EG&G, URS Corporation, Stafford, VA

10.) Chief Automotive Engineer, Ground Vehicle Systems, Lockheed Martin, Owego, NY

11.) Supv Interdisciplinary (Physical Scientist/Gen Engineer), Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Ft Belvoir, VA

12.) Force Protection Specialist, Resource Management Concepts I, Arlington, VA

13.) Political Affairs Officer, P-3, Office for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations, New York, NY

14.) Submarine Combat Systems Performance Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

15.) Project Manager, Perot Systems, Washington, DC

16.) Director, Communications, ITT Defense Electronics and Services, ITT Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO

*** And more…

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*** From Jeff Steelman, who got it from Richard Thayer:

We are recruiting for an upcoming IVCS (Interior Voice Communications

System) proposal out of SPAWAR Atlantic that we are priming out of CNS in

Charleston. Please let me know if you have any contacts in this field. We

have been unable to find candidates and RFP will be out any day. We

basically need a degreed former US Navy Surface officer with experience with

Interior Communications. Job will be in lovely Charleston. Do you know any

surface warfare officers who would be interested? Thank you, Rich

Richard Thayer

Director Navy Programs

ITT Corporation

1650 Tysons Blvd

Suite 1700

McLean, VA 22102

(w) 703 790-6336

(c) 703 944-4339

*** Here are the DEFCON 1 jobs for this week:

1) Military Analyst Lead, Alion Science and Technology, Pentagon – Washington DC

Job Ref. No. 9883

Responsibilities:

Provide direct system integration support to the Army Product Manager Strategic Battle Command and the Deputy Product Manager for Net Enabled Command Capability (NECC). Assist with the development and coordination of various technical, architecture and system engineering to support the development and fielding of NECC net-centric capabilities. Coordinate and lead various integrated product teams to include scheduling, coordination, and development of solutions that impact NECC capability development. Represent the NECC Army Capability Program Management Office (CPMO) in various NECC working groups (System Engineering, Architecture, Configuration Management, MCATS, etc.) with primary responsibility (at the CPMO level) for design/development and MCAT support.

Detail:

– Provide ongoing support to the PdM GCCS-A/NECC and PM BC.

– Attend selected meetings and working group session (Government/Contractor) as the PM BC and Army CPMO technical Subject matter representative.

– Develop technical guidance, recommendations and solutions to influence NECC capability development.

– Develop executive level presentations and communications.

– Collect, review and edit requirements, specifications, business processes, and recommendations related to proposed solution

– Map requirements, establish use cases and scenarios, and produce requirement

– Identify use case and associated business issues and data challenges

– Develop and depict an understanding of total capability module system life cycle

– Identify capability module technology solution space strengths and weaknesses

– Suggest areas of improvement between the development community and program managers

– Develop related artifacts and process flows using DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)

– Take input from Chief Architect and appropriately and accurately apply comments/feedback

– Communicate and apply project standards

– Deliver informative, well-organized presentations

– Communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully and effectively

– Perform impact analysis based on the architectural

– Review (as appropriate) technical and programmatic documentation and develop recommendations and guidelines as requested.

Qualifications:

We seek an individual with former Army and senior staff experience. Our client requires strong verbal and written communications skills and the ability to prepare and brief data, prepare reports, and prepare command level correspondences. This individual must be able to effectively write and coordinate policy, prepare briefings, and execute presentations to General Officers and senior government officials. This individual must be a self starter and be able to manage, coordinate, and complete multiple complex tasks and have the ability to develop and present innovative solutions to complex problems. We expect proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Experience with Microsoft Project is desired. This position requires a Secret security clearance.

Knowledge Areas:

– Understanding of military and industrial standards including (e.g., SEI, CMMI, ISO, DoD-Stds, Mil Stds, J-STD and ANSI/EIA- Stds

– Computer operating system (e.g., Windows, UNIX, Solaris, Novell, DOS, .net, C++, VM ware, JAVA, etc.)

– DoD Acquisition guidelines

– Service Oriented Architectures, their applications and applicability

– Traditional System Engineering concepts and configuration management concepts

– Requirements development and management

– Software Risk management

– Software Frameworks and Concepts, and Object Oriented Design and Analysis

– Software Life Cycle Processes

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= 9883

2.) Chief Engineer, Helicomb International, Tulsa, Oklahoma

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&jb=5304367

3.) Executive Director Govt. Relations, Lab Ops, BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=79979818

4.) Maritime Security Officers, US Security Associates, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

http://www.employmentguide.com/jobdetails.html?JobID=1347297

*** From Mark Sofman:

5.) Deckhand, Viking Recruitment Limited, Dover, United Kingdom

http://www.maritimejobsearch.com/job-openings/show/1138?utm_source=SimplyHired&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=SimplyHired

6.) C-130 Pilot, ARINC, Pensacola/Panama City, FL

http://www.job.com/my.job/search/page=jobview/pt=2/key=30120530/

7.) Mid and Senior Level Analyst, Department of Defense Combat Support Agency, BAI, Inc., Alexandria, VA

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=79474614

8.) Principal Electronics Engineer (PE), Nangwik Services, CHENEGA CORPORATION, Fort Belvoir, VA

Serves as project leader for advanced ISR design, upgrade and maintenance projects tasked under this PWS. Provides planning, design, initial fielding, testing, and training, for complex, special purpose US communications systems and equipment that are used to support critical Intelligence and Electronic Warfare (IEW) systems. Assures systems and equipment operations and maintenance comply with physical, operational, security, safety, environmental and communications regulations and equipment specifications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position

1. Serves as a senior electronic technical consultant to the INSCOM G4 on RF system design, upgrade, installation, maintenance and testing requirements of the GENESIS III PWS.

2. Leads project teams deployed worldwide to install, maintain, and upgrade complex ISR mission systems, security systems and related antennas and other peripheral equipment.

3. Researches requirements and data to develop design specifications for QRC ISR systems for deployment to remote field sites and fixed sites within Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF's).

4. Develops and Employs Test plans and related test equipment to monitor the functioning of electronic, communications, and related hardware.

5. Performs complex electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) analyses and makes recommendations for mitigation.

6. Designs and oversees the integration and installation of access control and physical security systems for SCIFs.

7. Coordinates the technical requirements of the GENESIS III PWS and exchanges technical information on projects among supported locations.

8. Acts as a technical advisor to the Program Manager.

9. Provides technical oversight to the work of more junior engineers and technicians.

10. Manages subcontracts for the execution of tasks included in the PWS. Coordinates with subcontract personnel; manages the utilization of resources in the effort.

11. Coordinates with Government and other Contractor personnel for project accomplishment.

12. Able to maneuver in small spaces and lift up to 50lbs.

13. Able to perform all duties to ensure timely, courteous and quality support to INSCOM or other customers/affiliates of Genesis.

14. Immediately deployable to Afghanistan and/or Iraq.

15. Other duties as assigned

Supervision: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

• A BSEE/BSET bachelor's degree required with an MSEE preferred from an accredited college/university.

• Twelve years of engineering experience including the management of complex projects. Professional Engineer registration is desirable.

• Two years of progressive experience and proven management skills with unit/site /project management).

• Experience in design and maintenance of complex ISR systems. A thorough knowledge of high frequency (HF) through microwave (MW) radio frequency (RF) receiving, transmitting, and distribution systems. Must have experience with other electronic equipment including but not limited to fiber optic systems, audio systems, computers, digital displays, I/O devices, antenna systems and wireless devices.

• Experience and complete understanding of signals propagation, collection and dissemination.

• Experience with Electromagnetic Compatibility and the functional application of EMI/RFI analysis and mitigation programs.

• Ability to fault isolate, repair and test complex systems, including the ability to understand and operate software-based diagnostics systems and electronic test equipment.

• Familiarization with Quick Reaction development of ISR Systems and technology insertion into legacy systems.

• Knowledge of maintenance shop operations and quality assurance for continuous improvement and best practices.

• Knowledge of satellite communications

• Experience in designing QRC ISR systems, development of test plans, baseline testing and execution of continuous operational testing to insure systems operation meets system design requirements.

• Experience with grounding and power distribution systems including uninterruptable power supplies (UPS).

• Command of fluent English, including the ability to read, write, and comprehend technical documentation, schematics, and diagrams written under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.

Computer Skills

• Please refer to Education and/or Experience above.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance:

• US Citizenship

• Top Secret (TS) security clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) indoctrination, (DCID 6/4) unless specifically waived by the COR/ACO

Chenega Corporation is an EOE. AA/M/F/D/V. Native preference under PL 93-638. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Education and/or Experience

• A BSEE/BSET bachelor's degree required with an MSEE preferred from an accredited college/university.

• Twelve years of engineering experience including the management of complex projects. Professional Engineer registration is desirable.

• Two years of progressive experience and proven management skills with unit/site /project management).

• Experience in design and maintenance of complex ISR systems. A thorough knowledge of high frequency (HF) through microwave (MW) radio frequency (RF) receiving, transmitting, and distribution systems. Must have experience with other electronic equipment including but not limited to fiber optic systems, audio systems, computers, digital displays, I/O devices, antenna systems and wireless devices.

• Experience and complete understanding of signals propagation, collection and dissemination.

• Experience with Electromagnetic Compatibility and the functional application of EMI/RFI analysis and mitigation programs.

• Ability to fault isolate, repair and test complex systems, including the ability to understand and operate software-based diagnostics systems and electronic test equipment.

• Familiarization with Quick Reaction development of ISR Systems and technology insertion into legacy systems.

• Knowledge of maintenance shop operations and quality assurance for continuous improvement and best practices.

• Knowledge of satellite communications

• Experience in designing QRC ISR systems, development of test plans, baseline testing and execution of continuous operational testing to insure systems operation meets system design requirements.

• Experience with grounding and power distribution systems including uninterruptable power supplies (UPS).

• Command of fluent English, including the ability to read, write, and comprehend technical documentation, schematics, and diagrams written under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.

Computer Skills

• Please refer to Education and/or Experience above.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance:

• US Citizenship

• Top Secret (TS) security clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) indoctrination, (DCID 6/4) unless specifically waived by the COR/ACO

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=80060180

9.) Acquisition Analyst – MRAP, EG&G, URS Corporation, Stafford, VA

Bachelor's degree in Business/Finance/Economics or Acquisition and at least 7 years of job-related experience. Additional relevant experience may substitute for a degree. Experience with Marine Corps acquisition desired. Experience with major systems acquisition preferred. Knowledge of Risk Management a plus. Good written and verbal communication skills; working knowledge of word processing and integrated software applications; organizational skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required. Position may require travel.

Position requires the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance. Current Clearance is preferred.

Job Description :

EG&G's Cougar Team is in need of an Acquisition Analyst to support special projects and actions throughout the Cougar Core and Matrixed multi-disciplinary team. Serve as the liaison for special projects as assigned by APM Cougars or EG&G Team Lead to contracts and finance personnel. Analyze program acquisition category (ACAT) documents and provide insight and advise on requirements. Prepare and/or revise acquisition documentation such as: Justification and Approval (J&A), Statement(s) of Work (SOW), request for information (RFI) and contract modifications. Maintain copies of and monitor contract documents. Prepare program briefings, Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), requests for rough order of magnitude (ROM) and information papers. Prepare cost estimates for various tasks. Review acquisition documents for consistency and accuracy to include cost proposals. Respond to queries from the contract specialist and/or contracting officer regarding contract requirements as necessary. Participate in financial administration meetings. Review, analyze and update the Joint Program Office Estimate (JPOE). Review, analyze the Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD) Prepare Electronic Funding Authorization Requests (EFAR) Prepare and present DRAFT spend plans for review.

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.aspx?JobID=80012981

10.) Chief Automotive Engineer, Ground Vehicle Systems, Lockheed Martin, Owego, NY

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=79728473

11.) Supv Interdisciplinary (Physical Scientist/Gen Engineer), Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Ft Belvoir, VA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79752116

Program Management Specialist K, The Boeing Company, Springfield, VA

http://www.indeed.com/job/Program-Management-Specialist-K-at-The-Boeing-Company-in-Springfield,-VA-8eb225883cd23bad

12.) Force Protection Specialist, Resource Management Concepts I, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=80073612

13.) Political Affairs Officer, P-3, Office for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations, New York, NY

The position is in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch, Office for Disarmament Affairs, at Headquarters in New York. Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Branch, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Track trends and developments in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation as well as other weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction; Maintain a computerized database containing relevant information regarding developments in this field and contribute to the maintenance of relevant information on the Branch’s website; Assess and analyze developments and prepare analytical reports, briefing notes, background papers, summaries, talking points, statements and speeches, as well as draft relevant pieces of the Disarmament Yearbook and inputs for other relevant UN publications; Provide substantive support and assist in the organization and preparation of meetings of States parties to multilateral disarmament agreements on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation as well as other weapons of mass destruction, including support also to disarmament bodies, governmental expert groups, as well as workshops and seminars. Liaise with delegations and permanent missions, with international agencies and inter governmental organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as with academic and research institutes and non-governmental organizations on UN activities in the area of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation as well as other weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction.

Competencies

Professionalism: Comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of disarmament and non-proliferation issues, including the relevant multilateral and other treaties and instruments related to weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons. Ability to liaise with interlocutors with tact. Research and analytical capacity, including the ability to analyze complex dimensions of international disarmament and non-proliferation issues. Ability to work under pressure and persist when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, law, public administration or other related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in disarmament and non-proliferation issues, including at least two years at the international level dealing with nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation issues.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a “My UN” account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reposts to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

E-mail: staffing@un.org,

Fax: 1-917-367-0524

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 11 Apr 2009

https://jobs.un.org/Galaxy/Release3/vacancy/Display_Vac.aspx?lang=1200&VACID=220f7eb3-4574-499b-86ea-eef59bf7e598

14.) Submarine Combat Systems Performance Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J33DP7L93AR

15.) Project Manager, Perot Systems, Washington, DC

https://careers.psgs.com/careers/careers.aspx?adata=qyWI6o7pHcJHR0%2b4KeoB8qgSzehaC1ief7gGMWGipXRm5evlYxtwbYJyBX04Xd5dDwfQTRY0W0I43qB8uomqzJDB9%2fFGiTIe

*** From David Albritton:

Hi Ned,

I hope all is well. I’ve attached a job description for a Director of Communications opening I have at ITT’s Systems Division in Colorado Springs and would appreciate your posting it as soon as you can. Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

David

16.) Director, Communications, ITT Defense Electronics and Services, ITT Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Communications is the senior communications counsel for one of the largest business units within ITT Corporation's $6 billion global defense group, leading all public relations, marketing communications, employee communications, corporate philanthropy, community relations, executive communications and trade show activities. Reporting to the Vice President, Communications of ITT Defense Electronics and Services, s/he is also a member of ITT Systems Division’s senior leadership team and responsible for the development and execution of strategies that will help the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based value center meet its business objectives in accordance with the ITT Vision and Values. The Director of Communications will oversee all communications activities for both the headquarters location and contract sites, including military bases in the U.S. and abroad.

MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:

Develops long-range and annual communications plans that are aligned with the company's business objectives, address both external and internal audiences, and are executed within the department's budget.

Leads a team of 2-5 communications professionals.

Positions the ITT brand consistently and innovatively to all internal and external stakeholders in accordance with the Corporate branding guidelines.

Develops and implements a proactive media relations strategy to enhance relationships with news media, ensuring accurate coverage.

Partners with the Vice President of Communications, ITT Defense Electronics and Services and colleagues at other ITT value centers to ensure that media relations strategies and initiatives are aligned and coordinated.

Serves as primary spokesperson for all news media and provide training/counsel to other leaders who need to interact with the media.

Drafts and disseminates news releases, media alerts and other media materials in collaboration with Defense and Corporate Headquarters.

Develops and maintains crisis communications plan and provide counsel to the organizational leaders on crisis communications and issues management.

Manages external agencies to maximize synergies and enhance effectiveness of the communications function.

Partners with Business Development to help them gain new customers and support current customers/distributors by developing/managing programs including, but not limited to, advertising, trade shows, collateral and customer communications.

Manages the content and design for both the external Web site and the employee intranet.

Works closely with senior leadership to coordinate, develop, edit and communicate messages to the various communities/constituencies across the internal organization with the goal of driving collaboration and alignment.

Partners with Human Resources to develop and implement an internal communications plan, including, but not limited to, employee newsletters, memos, all-employee meetings, executive speeches, and facility visuals/signage (both print and electronic).

Plans and coordinates value center special events, such as press conferences, community recognition programs and employee appreciation events.

Leads the value center's philanthropy program in accordance with the corporate program.

Develops and monitors communications-related metrics to track performance of department.

Other duties as required.

MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

Works in a general office environment. Eyestrain and repetitive motion involved during peak periods of data entry. Constant walking/standing during document assembly process.

FREEDOM TO ACT: Directly supports the President and General Manager, ITT Systems and functions independently.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor's degree; major in Journalism, English, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing or Communications preferred

Experience: 10+ years of public relations/marketing communications experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience in leading a team and in a wide range of disciplines' including marketing communications, public relations, advertising, crisis/issues management, special events, electronic media and employee communications is mandatory to meet the demands of this multi-faceted leadership role. Willingness to travel 30-40% of time to sometimes austere locations. Ability to obtain security clearance. Ability to impact and influence others and work cross-functionally. Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks/deadlines

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Secret (as necessary – may not be required)

LAST REVISED: 24 March 2009

http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=591&ji=2341197&sn=I

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