Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for May 13, 2009


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for May 13, 2009

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“When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.”

– Thomas Paine

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. DECFON 1 brings you job opportunities every week, and counts on members like you to submit job listings to share and post in this newsletter.

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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.) Acquisition Principal, Alion Science and Technology, Arlington, VA

2.) Media and Senior Media Analysts, Avisar, Inc., Iraq and Afghanistan

3.) Studio Manager and Broadcast Journalists/Engineers, Avisar, Inc., Iraq

and Afghanistan

4.) Webmaster, Avisar, Inc., Iraq and Afghanistan

5.) Graphic Designer/Desktop Publisher, Avisar, Inc., Iraq and Afghanistan

6.) Public Affairs and Media Analysis, Avisar, Inc., Washington, DC Area

7.) Studio Manager and Broadcast Journalists/Engineers, Avisar, Inc.,

Washington, DC Area

8.) Webmasters and Web Content Managers, Avisar, Inc., Washington, DC Area

9.) Graphic Designers, Avisar, Inc., Washington, DC Area

10.) Executive Assistant, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Leesburg, VA

11.) Technical Editor/Writer, Alion Science and Technology, Suffolk, VA

12.) Program Officer/Associate for International Security & Energy Policy Programs, American Academy of Arts & Sciences Cambridge, MA

13.) Senior Research Fellow-China, Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC

14.) Fellow & Deputy Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Doha Center, Doha, Qatar

15.) National Security Policy Analyst, The Analysis, Simulations, Systems Engineering and Training (ASSET) Business Unit, SAIC, Arlington, VA

16.) Corporate Director of Security, Stanley, Arlington, VA

17.) Communications Analyst, Adayna, Falls Church, VA

18.) Software/Hardware Design Developer, National Security Agency, Ft George G. Meade, MD

19.) Graphic Designer/Webmaster, ManTech Security and Mission Assurance, ManTech International Corporation, Washington, DC

20.) National Security Programs, Perot Systems, Herndon, VA

21.) Test Engineer Specialist, Triumph Gear Systems, Park City UT

22.) Analyst II, National Security Homeland Defense, Anser, Arlington, VA

23.) Business Development/Sales Manager, Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems, Braintree, Mass.`

24.) Research Assistant: Foreign Policy—Advanced Strategic Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC

25.) Program Manager IV, ATK, Beavercreek, OH

26.) Friction Crane Operator, Atlantic Marine, Mayport, Florida

*** And more…

*** There will be a Corporate Gray “Security Clearance” Job Fair at the DoubleTree Hotel – Crystal City (near the Pentagon City metro stop) on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Job fair hours are 10 am to 2 pm. This job fair is only for job seekers with a Department of Defense security clearance of Secret or higher. The security clearance must either be active (using it now) or current (used within the past 2 years).

Up to 40 employers will be participating; including: Lockheed Martin, IBM, Raytheon, Defense Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, BAE Systems, McAfee, Battelle, and more!

Pre-registration is encouraged through Corporate Gray Online, www.CorporateGray.com. By pre-registering for this event, “cleared” job seekers will make their resumes available in advance to the participating companies and get the Employer Directory the weekend before the event.

*** From Bridget. R. Anderson:

Ned,

Am conducting this search for a client; thanks for your help!

Niche military banking association is looking for a PR firm that has contacts/experience in banking and the US military community (i.e., DoD, the individual Services – Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines – and Capitol Hill). Media and Hill relationships are key along with a working knowledge of how banks and credit unions uniquely serve the US military community here and abroad. Please contact Bridget R. Anderson at 703-759-4525 or banderson@culturalcommerce.com for an introduction to this unique trade association.

Ned – I don’t mean to be vague; this is all that’s available at the time but they are ready to send out an RFP to interested parties so it seemed like a worthwhile post.

Hope all’s well at your end –

Thanks for your help!

Bridget

Bridget. R. Anderson

(W) 703-759-4525

(C) 703-447-6783

*** Reunions/Navy: Marquette Navy ROTC, July 25, Milwaukee. Contact: S.Jones, 1532 West Clybourn St., Milwaukee, WI 53233, (414) 288-5141, fax: (414) 288-7078, scott.jones@mu.edu.

*** Surface Navy Association Golf Tournament – June 3, 2009

The Greater Washington Chapter summer golf tournament is scheduled for June 3 at Fort Belvoir. Registration is now open online at www.navysna.org or at the following link:

https://www.navysna.org/Events/Golf/Summer2009/2009SpringGWCGolfRegistration.asp

*** From Dr. Ed Whitman:

The beaten foe emerged.

All over the broad Atlantic, wherever they had been working or lying hid, the U-boats surfaced, confessing the war's end. A few of them, prompted by determination or struck by guilt, scuttled or destroyed themselves, or ran for shelter, not knowing that there was none; but mostly they did what they had been told to do, mostly they hoisted their black surrender flags, and stayed where they were, and waited for orders.

They rose, dripping and silent, in the Irish Sea, and at the mouth of the Clyde, and off the Lizard in the English Channel, at the top of the Minches where the tides raced; they rose near Iceland, where Compass Rose was sunk and off the north-west tip of Ireland, and close to the Faeroes, and on the Gibraltar run where the sunk ships lay so thick, and near St. Johns and Halifax and in the deep of the Atlantic, with three thousand fathoms of water beneath their keel.

They surfaced in secret places, betraying themselves and their frustrated plans: they rose within sight of land, they rose far away in mortal waters, where on the map of the battle, the crosses that were the sunken ships were etched so many and so close that the ink ran together. They surfaced above their handiwork, in hatred or in fear, sometimes snarling their continued rage, sometimes accepting thankfully a truce they had never offered to other ships, other sailors.

They rose, and lay wherever they were on the battlefield, waiting for the victors to claim their victory.

– Nicolas Monsarrat

(“V.E. Day,” from The Cruel Sea)

(May 8 was the 64th anniversary of V.E. Day (for “Victory in Europe”), 8 May 1945, which marked the German surrender and the end of World War II in the European theater. Lest we Forget. English novelist Nicolas Monsarrat (1910-1979) was born in Liverpool and earned a law degree at Cambridge. With the outbreak of World War II, he joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and served on the North Atlantic convoys for several years. This experience led to his crafting perhaps the most highly regarded novel about modern naval warfare yet written – The Cruel Sea – which appeared in 1951 while its author was serving as a British diplomat in South Africa. An equally esteemed motion picture, starring Jack Hawkins, was made of the book two years later, and it remains a classic today. Several other Monsarrat novels followed, but none ever gained the stature of The Cruel Sea.)

N.B. Here is a harrowing excerpt from the movie version of The Cruel Sea:

http://vodpod.com/watch/282988-classic-scene-from-the-cruel-sea

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

1.) Acquisition Principal, Alion Science and Technology, Arlington, VA

Job Ref. No. 10156

Responsibilities

Candidate must be able to quickly assess the HR personnel and process management dynamics of a fast paced program office in order to make recommendations to executive leadership on methods and methodologies to improve and enhance performance. This must include such diverse expertise as formal process improvement methodologies, total quality management techniques, approaches to implementing operational infrastructure frameworks and policy review and enhancement. These skills must be applied across a diverse suite of program office IPTs and well as functional domains. Candidate must balance resources and time available to seek optimal attainment of program office charters. Moderate travel will be required depending on the nature of the problems being solved and the locations of the organizations where the solution must be implemented.

Qualifications

Demonstrated skills in establishing high level government office Ops Admin and HR tasks areas, requirements and functional needs. Established background in assessing business process and financial management needs of multiple organizations in a distributed enterprise environment. Able to lead geo-distributed organizations in development of complex systems. Considerable practical experience at administrative/operations management, human resources, and organizational development. Working knowledge of strategic processes/programs performance enhancements across all spectrum of performance and cost measures. Experience at isolating problem areas and then defining the specific solution set. Able to relate to both public and private sectors and the many embedded cultures. Comfortable with both large and small team leadership demands.

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=10156

*** These have been posted as “Can't Wait” opportunities with Avisar:

Avisar, Inc. is growing small business. Service-disabled,

veteran-owned, Avisar focuses on providing high-level, professional

support services primarily within the Department of Defense agencies.

We offer our employees a chance to excel on projects and to make a

viable contribution to our clients. Below is a brief summary of

current opportunities to join our team of professionals and make a

difference to our clients.

OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

2.) Media and Senior Media Analysts, Avisar, Inc., Iraq and Afghanistan

Seeking public affairs and IO professionals with a demonstrated history

of media analysis and relations, strategic communications experience in

a DOD environment. Must possess drive and desire to work and live in

high energy, demanding environment with unparalleled opportunity to

excel and make a difference. Language skills and/or current clearance a

plus. Degree required.

If interested please send a cover letter, detailed resume, references,

date of availability to deploy to the Middle East, and clearance

information to hr@avisarinc.com. Email subject line must reference

“Middle East – Public Affairs /Media Analyst /IO”

Avisar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.Avisarinc.com

3.) Studio Manager and Broadcast Journalists/Engineers, Avisar, Inc., Iraq

and Afghanistan

Seeking professionals with proven video broadcast experience in a DOD

environment. Must possess drive and desire to work and live in high

energy, demanding environment with unparalleled opportunity to excel and

make a difference. Current clearance a plus; ability to obtain a

clearance required.

If interested please send a cover letter, detailed resume, references,

date of availability to deploy to the Middle East, and clearance

information to hr@avisarinc.com. Email subject line must reference

“Middle East – Studio Manager /Broadcast Journalists /Engineers”

Avisar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.Avisarinc.com

4.) Webmaster, Avisar, Inc., Iraq and Afghanistan

Seeking well rounded professionals with verifiable experience in the

development/maintenance of commercial websites in a DOD environment.

Expert level creative/graphic skills including Flash, Dreamweaver,

DHTML, Fireworks and Photoshop in a cross-browser environment a must.

Competence with web technologies for front-end and back-end development

i.e., SML, JavaScript, ASP, SqL server and Windows NT strongly desired.

BS a plus. Must possess drive and desire to work and live in high

energy, demanding environments with unparalleled opportunity to excel

and make a difference. Current clearance a plus; ability to obtain a

clearance required.

If interested please send a cover letter, detailed resume, references,

date of availability to deploy to the Middle East, and clearance

information to hr@avisarinc.com. Email subject line must reference

“Middle East – Webmaster”

Avisar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.Avisarinc.com

5.) Graphic Designer/Desktop Publisher, Avisar, Inc., Iraq and Afghanistan

Seeking senior level professionals with demonstrated experience in print

media and production. Experience in DOD environment using the Adobe

Creative Suite and other graphics, multimedia and desktop publishing

tools at an expert level. Degree desired. Must possess drive and desire

to work and live in high energy, demanding environments with

unparalleled opportunity to excel and make a difference. Current

clearance a plus; ability to obtain a clearance required.

If interested please send a cover letter, detailed resume, references,

date of availability to deploy to the Middle East, and clearance

information to hr@avisarinc.com. Email subject line must reference

“Middle East – Graphic Designer/Desktop Publisher”

Avisar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.Avisarinc.com

OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

6.) Public Affairs and Media Analysis, Avisar, Inc., Washington, DC Area

Opportunity to work for Avisar, a leading consulting firm, in support of

DOD customers. We are seeking senior practitioners with broad

experience in public affairs, media analysis, strategic communications,

media relations, and media production within the DOD arena. Language

skills and/or current clearance a plus. Degree required.

If interested please send a cover letter, detailed resume, references,

salary requirements and clearance information to hr@avisarinc.com. Email

subject line must reference

“DC Area – Public Affairs /Media Analyst /IO”

Avisar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

www.avisarinc.com

7.) Studio Manager and Broadcast Journalists/Engineers, Avisar, Inc.,

Washington, DC Area

Opportunity to work for Avisar, a leading consulting firm, in support of

DOD customers. We are seeking professionals with proven video broadcast

experience and the drive and desire to work in a high energy, demanding

environment with unparalleled opportunity to excel and make a

difference. Current clearance a plus; ability to obtain a clearance

required.

If interested please send a cover letter, detailed resume, references,

salary requirements and clearance information to hr@avisarinc.com. Email

subject line must reference “DC Area – Studio Manager /Broadcast

Journalists /Engineers”

Avisar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

www.avisarinc.com

8.) Webmasters and Web Content Managers, Avisar, Inc., Washington, DC Area

Opportunity to work for Avisar, a leading consulting firm, in support of

DOD customers. We are seeking professionals with proven web experience

and the drive and desire to work in a high energy, demanding environment

with unparalleled opportunity to excel and make a difference. BS degree

a plus; current clearance a plus; ability to obtain a clearance

required.

If interested please send a cover letter, technical skill set, detailed

resume, references, salary requirements and clearance information to

hr@avisarinc.com. Email subject line must reference

“DC Area – Webmasters and Web Content Managers”

Avisar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

www.avisarinc.com

9.) Graphic Designers, Avisar, Inc., Washington, DC Area

Opportunity to work for Avisar, a leading consulting firm, in support of

DOD customers. We are seeking senior level professionals with

demonstrated experience in print media and production. Experience using

the Adobe Creative Suite and other graphics, multimedia and desktop

publishing tools at an expert level. Degree desired. Must possess drive

and desire to work in high energy, demanding environments with

unparalleled opportunity to excel and make a difference. Current

clearance a plus; ability to obtain a clearance required.

If interested please send a cover letter, technical skill set, detailed

resume, references, salary requirements and clearance information to

hr@avisarinc.com. Email subject line must reference “DC Area – Graphic

Designers”

Avisar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

www.avisarinc.com

10.) Executive Assistant, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Leesburg, VA

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=80898637

11.) Technical Editor/Writer, Alion Science and Technology, Suffolk, VA

Job Ref. No. 10150

The document specialist collaborates with NCTE subject matter experts to develop, compile, edit, and format all NCTE documentation, to include Standard Operating Procedures, required reports, technical manuals, memorandums, site manuals, and correspondence.

Roles

Serve as point person for all required and ancillary documents necessary to the M&S directorate.

Responsibilities

Develop, edit, and format NCTE documentation including but not limited to reports, SOPs, site manuals, NCTE correspondence, and memoranda.

Develop report templates as appropriate.

Maintain NCTE Document Library.

Prepare and submit site documents for FRCB review.

Administer NCTE SharePoint Site.

Provide administrative support to Ops/Plans.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related discipline plus 0 to 2 years of directly related experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived 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 or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Proficiency in the English language.

Familiar with appropriate style guidelines.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

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=10159

12.) Program Officer/Associate for International Security & Energy Policy Programs, American Academy of Arts & Sciences Cambridge, MA

http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/advanced_action.cfm?keyword=security

13.) Senior Research Fellow-China, Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC

http://www.heritage.org/about/careers/

14.) Fellow & Deputy Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Doha Center, Doha, Qatar

http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/fp0209.aspx

15.) National Security Policy Analyst, The Analysis, Simulations, Systems Engineering and Training (ASSET) Business Unit, SAIC, Arlington, VA

http://www.jobsforgeeks.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ref=in&id=91325

16.) Corporate Director of Security, Stanley, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=80873271

17.) Communications Analyst, Adayna, Falls Church, VA

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=80872118

18.) Software/Hardware Design Developer, National Security Agency, Ft George G. Meade, MD

https://www.nsa.gov/psc/applyonline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11424&SiteId=1&

19.) Graphic Designer/Webmaster, ManTech Security and Mission Assurance, ManTech International Corporation, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=80875656

20.) National Security Programs, Perot Systems, Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28131776&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=&xfeed=1&wpsrc=AG0001603

21.) Test Engineer Specialist, Triumph Gear Systems, Park City UT

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/ViewCompanyProfile.aspx?client_id=1166

22.) Analyst II, National Security Homeland Defense, Anser, Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28025501

23.) Business Development/Sales Manager, Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems, Braintree, Mass.

http://www.ultra-electronics.com/user/contactsview.php?key=995

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24.) Research Assistant: Foreign Policy—Advanced Strategic Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC

http://www.aei.org/jobcenter

25.) Program Manager IV, ATK, Beavercreek, OH

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/ViewCompanyProfile.aspx?client_id=813

26.) Friction Crane Operator, Atlantic Marine, Mayport, Florida

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA9/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ATLANTICMARINE&cws=1&rid=289

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