Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for August 5, 2009


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Attend the free MOAA / Corporate Gray Job Fair September 15, 2009 at The Washington, DC Convention Center, 10 am to 3 pm. This job fair and the seminars are free to all job seekers and especially for transitioning and former military personnel of all ranks and branches of Service. Military spouses and Government civilians in job search mode are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Over 100 companies and government agencies will be participating. To see the current list of 80+ employers, visit http://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/245/registered_employers.

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for August 5, 2009

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This issue of DEFCON 1 comes to you from San Diego, CA

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.) Military Analyst Principal, Alion Science and Technology, Norfolk, VA

2.) Manager of Communications (Req # 6166), Integrated Systems division, Woodland Hills, CA

3.) Senior Manager of Communications (Req # 6164), ATK Mission Systems, Baltimore, MD

4.) Weapons Handler, Lockheed Martin, Guam

5.) Mess Attendant, Amelia, LA

6.) Technical Writer/Office Administrator, Defense Technologies, Gastonia, NC

7.) Communications Technician with Security Clearance, Bosh Global Services, Riverside, CA

8.) Consultant / Project Manager – Defense Services with Security Clearance, ESRI – Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, CA

9.) Professor of Nuclear Enterprise Operations, Air University (AU), Department of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL

10.) Nuclear Weapons Effects Engineer, SAIC, Omaha, NE

11.) Director Strategic Development, Northrop Grumman, Palmdale, CA

12.) Aviation (Naval Aviators), System Planning Corp., Lexington Park, MD

13.) Naval Engineer, MPR Associates, Alexandria, VA

14.) NAVAL ARCHITECTS SR AND JR LEVEL, CDI, Annapolis, Maryland

15.) Rolling Airframe Missile and Naval Gun Test Technician, L3 Communication Systemswest, Pascagoula, MS

16.) Prog Plan Control Analyst, Lead, Alion Science and Technology, Bath, ME

17.) Senior Designer, NASSCO, San Diego, CA

18.) Director of Sales & Marketing, GVI, Inc., Norfolk, Virginia

*** And more…

*** SNA's 19th Annual West Coast Symposium will be held on Thursday, August 6 adjacent to Pier 2, Naval Base San Diego from 0700-1700.

This year's theme is “The Adaptive Surface Warrior – Responding to Emerging Pacific Threats” and we have a great line-up of speakers. A complete schedule of events is available online at http://www.navysna.org/WCS2009/Index.htm.

*** Read the weekly piracy report from the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre at the end of every issue of my Job of the Week newsletter. Visit www.nedsjotw.com.

*** MOAA / Corporate Gray Job Fair for the Military Community

You are invited to attend the September 15, 2009 MOAA / Corporate Gray Job Fair at The Washington, DC Convention Center. Job fair hours are 10 am to 3 pm with several employment-related seminars starting beforehand. This job fair and the seminars are free to all job seekers and especially for transitioning and former military personnel of all ranks and branches of Service. Military spouses and Government civilians in job search mode are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

Over 100 companies and government agencies will be participating, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Unisys, CSC, BAE Systems, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Secret Service, and many more! To see the current list of 80+ employers, visit http://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/245/registered_employers.

The career transition seminars that will be held before this job fair include:

Marketing Yourself For Your Dream Job, 8 am – 9 am

Networking Your Way Into Your Target Company, 9 am – 10 am

Military to Federal Resume Writing Workshop, 8 am – 9 am and 9 am – 10 am

How to Work a Job Fair, 8 am – 9 am and 9 am – 10 am

Evaluating Employee Benefits, 12 noon to 1 pm

Recommended dress is business attire, though duty uniform is also fine. You should bring many copies of your resume.

You are encouraged to pre-register for this job fair. How? Visit www.CorporateGray.com and login using your Job Seeker account (or create one). Then click the Job Fairs tab and then the register link for the 9/15/09 job fair in Washington, DC. This will enable the employers to contact you in advance and ensure you'll receive the Employer Directory in pdf format the weekend before the event.

The Washington, DC Convention Center is located at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001-3614. For directions, visit: http://www.dcconvention.com/directions.aspx. The closest METRO stop is Mt. Vernon Square / 7th St. Convention Center on the Yellow or Green Line.

Don't miss this EXCELLENT opportunity to meet face-to-face with over 100 actively hiring employers! Make sure they can find you at this event! Good luck!!!

Sincerely,

Carl Savino

Corporate Gray

Carl@CorporateGray,com

*** From Bernie Wagenblast’s TCN Newsletter:

US Navy Unveils Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Link to story on Military.com:

http://www.military.com/news/article/navy-news/navy-unveils-maritime-patrol-aircraft.html?col=1186032311124

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

1.) Military Analyst Principal, Alion Science and Technology, Norfolk, VA

Job Ref. No. 10614

Responsibilities:

Provides policy and guidance recommendation to government senior level staff (PMS470 and PC CLASSRON), based on thorough analysis that utilizes cutting edge theory, principles and methods. Operates in multinational, interagency, joint, and service unique environments. Applies extensive operational background and experience gained from military service and leadership roles, as well as operational proficiency in advanced analytic theory and principles, during joint and combined operations at tactical, operational and strategic levels of warfare to solve current and/or future mission needs or to correct problem areas. Initiates and develops operational ideas in specialty area, and develops effective implementation schemes. Plans, develops, coordinates, and may direct (on an ad hoc basis) large projects or several small complex projects. Prepares or coordinates the preparation of complex proposals as required. Leads and/or participates in working groups, program development forums, analytical activities, readiness exercises, training, education and other forums as required to accomplish contract requirements. Establishes and monitors standards for the quality of programs and documents. Assists in the resolution of project and program priorities. Assures quality control throughout all contract activities. Develops and executes budgets, work breakdown structures and other management procedures as required to monitor and control projects. Demonstrates superior writing and presentation skills to develop briefings, documents, papers, conceptual, and analytical reports for clients. Maintains and complies with security procedures in the performance of duties. May provide direction, training, and assistance to other project staff, as a senior subject matter expert in a particular field of endeavor.

Qualifications

– Experience in advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis.

– Computer literate and proficiency in Microsoft applications.

– Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

– A security clearance of an appropriate level is required for employment.

– Bachelors degree in engineering or a related discipline plus 15 years directly relevant work experience or more than 20 years experiences as a military officer. 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.

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.

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=10614

*** From Rod Gibbons:

Hi Ned.

I have an opening for a Manager of Communications in California and a Senior Manager of Communications in Maryland.

Thanks,

Rod

Rod Gibbons

Director, Communications

ATK Mission Systems

2.) Manager of Communications (Req # 6166), Integrated Systems division, Woodland Hills, CA https://atk73.myvurv.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=6166&szReturnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight

3.) Senior Manager of Communications (Req # 6164), ATK Mission Systems, Baltimore, MD

https://atk73.myvurv.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=6164&szReturnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight

*** From Mark Sofman:

4.) Weapons Handler, Lockheed Martin, Guam

https://jobs.brassring.com/EN/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?sec=1&partnerid=25037&siteid=5010&jobId=138244&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=151&JobSiteId=5010&JobSiteInfo=138244_5010&GQId=0&codes=in-indeed

5.) Mess Attendant, Amelia, LA

Work in kitchen on offshore vessel working a 28 on and 14 off. Assist in food preparation and in maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen area. Work under supervision of cook and barge superintendent.

http://www.voshost.com/jobbanks/jobdetails.asp?session=jobsearch&ordernum=333272&idnum=333272&src=VOS

6.) Technical Writer/Office Administrator, Defense Technologies, Gastonia, NC

Effective date: Immediately

Primary responsibility is to produce technical documentation for both military and commercial customers. This requires writing, creating, maintaining, and updating technical documents including white papers, design specifications, manuals, parts listing, proposals, marketing brochures and other documentation. Also responsible for some administrative duties.

Responsibilities and Duties

Putting technical information into easily understandable language.

Prepare product documentation, such as operating and maintenance manuals, catalogs, assembly instructions, and project proposals.

Assist engineers on technical subject matter to prepare written interpretations of engineering and design specifications and other information for a general readership.

Serve as part of a team conducting usability studies to help improve the design of a product that is in the prototype stage.

Plan and edit technical materials.

Handle the preparation of illustrations, photographs, diagrams, and charts.

Oversee the office administrative duties.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Good writing skills.

Ability to express ideas clearly and logically.

Ability to work under pressure if required.

Knowledge of electronic publishing, graphics, and video production.

Knowledge of computer software used to combine online text with graphics, audio, video, and animation if required.

Proficient with Microsoft applications.

Excellent administrative skills.

Education

Bachelor's Degree or 3 years experience in a related field.

Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance.

Start Date: Immediate

Travel: May be necessary

Employment: Full time

All qualified candidates should forward their resume to:

Email: tbrucchieri@dtiweb.net

Fax: (704) 824-0241

Mail: Defense Technologies, Inc., 2721 X-Ray Drive Gastonia, NC 28054

http://www.dtiweb.net/jobs/techwriter.html

7.) Communications Technician with Security Clearance, Bosh Global Services, Riverside, CA

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1104687

8.) Consultant / Project Manager – Defense Services with Security Clearance, ESRI – Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, CA

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1204910

9.) Professor of Nuclear Enterprise Operations, Air University (AU), Department of the Air Force, Montgomery, AL

http://www.nukejobs.com/nucdetailjobs/id/1150.html

10.) Nuclear Weapons Effects Engineer, SAIC, Omaha, NE

http://www.nukejobs.com/nucdetailjobs/id/1171.html

11.) Director Strategic Development, Northrop Grumman, Palmdale, CA

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=181360

12.) Aviation (Naval Aviators), System Planning Corp., Lexington Park, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28415287

13.) Naval Engineer, MPR Associates, Alexandria, VA

http://jobs.climber.com/jobs/Materials-Construction/Alexandria-VA-USA/Naval-Engineer/174418?source=simplyjobs&bid=174418&cid=Naval-Engineer

14.) NAVAL ARCHITECTS SR AND JR LEVEL, CDI, Annapolis, Maryland

http://www.job.com/my.job/search/page=jobview/pt=2/key=39173371/

15.) Rolling Airframe Missile and Naval Gun Test Technician, L3 Communication Systemswest, Pascagoula, MS

http://www.myperfectgig.com/mpg/search/jobDetail?jobId=787152

16.) Prog Plan Control Analyst, Lead, Alion Science and Technology, Bath, ME

Job Ref. No. 105632

Responsibilities:

The selected applicant will work directly for the Supervisor of Quality Assurance (QA), co-located with the QA staff at the Governments location, SUPSHIP Bath. The support will be provided under the QA Supervisor in support on the US Navy's LCS and DDG 1000 shipbuilding programs.

This person will be working with an experienced professional organization that work supportively in a team environment in all aspects of evaluating contractors performance on a variety of Government programs. This individual will be expected to be able to perform analytical evaluation of data gathered from the contractors in a confidential manner.

Comply with applicable safety, quality and security procedures in the performance of duties and provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines.

The selected candidate will be required to obtain information from various sources, analyze the information and processing the information to develop metrics and reports that will be used to monitor the day to day operations and contractor performance.

Will assist in obtaining required information to develop flow diagrams that illustrate process flow. Will apply computer applications to prepare reports, graphics and presentation.

Other duties will include follow up on PMC taskings, perform internal audits, proofread text of proposed Operational Procedures, develop instructions as necessary and directed, support other SUPSHIP Bath QA staff DCMA taskings on the DDG 1000 program and maintain the trial card summary spreadsheet. The incumbent will be required to perform other similar tasks that may be assigned.

This person will be expected to prepare and review input to a variety of documentation including technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings. They will author or co-author technical status reports. Prepare and provide formal briefings to the customer and support the customer in defending project performance evaluation. Assist in developing related briefings and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers. Lead technical discussions at project review sessions and with the customer and shipbuilder. Identifies opportunities for follow-on tasking for current projects.

The selected candidate will perform their responsibilities of planning, designing, and developing shipyards' process and performance analysis under limited supervision. But, will receive technical guidance and training from more experienced technical staff. Plans, results, and work products will be reviewed periodically by senior Alion and Navy staff.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related discipline plus 8 to 10 years of directly related experience in technical program planning, administration, budgets, and development. Master’s degree preferred.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 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.

A back ground with the Navy or Naval ship's design, operations and or shipbuilding is desirable, however not essential.

Requires a high degree of initiative and ability to work independently. The candidate for this position must work proactively to ensure all appropriate data is obtained in support of reporting and analysis requirements.

This person will be required to posses or able to develop advanced skills in Microsoft computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint with a basic understanding of relational databases, create macros and write VB code for Access and Excel. Able to develop process flow and project status graphics. Knowledge of, and experience in, the use of Microsoft Project is desired.

Effective organization level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, comfortable and able to interface and communicate effectively with the customer's and shipbuilders' representatives and at all levels.

Assignments may require the development of improvements to current techniques and procedures.

Some travel to other than Bath Iron Works shipyards may be necessary to perform this work.

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.

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=10632

17.) Senior Designer, NASSCO, San Diego, CA

http://www.resumeware.net/gdeb_rw/eb_web/job_detail.cfm?recnum=6&totalrecs=6&start=1&pagestart=1&co=nas

*** From Kristy Pagan:

Saw this job in my local paper.

Kristy

18.) Director of Sales & Marketing, GVI, Inc., Norfolk, Virginia

Job Description

Candidate will be responsible for the development and performance of all marketing and sales for a growing Engineering, Management, Logistics and Finance firm providing services to the United States Government (primarily Navy & Army). Candidate will be responsible the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and values. Establishes plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the target marketing and contributes to the development of training and educational programs for clients and employees.

Responsibilities:

Develops a business plan and sales strategy that ensures attainment of company sales goals and profitability.

Prepares action plans for effective search of sales leads and prospects.

Initiates and coordinates development of action plans to penetrate new markets.

Assists in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed.

Provides timely feedback to senior management regarding performance.

Provides timely, accurate, competitive pricing on all completed prospect applications submitted for pricing and approval, while striving to maintain maximum profit margin.

Maintains accurate records of all pricings, sales, and activity reports.

Creates and conducts proposal presentations and RFP responses.

Assists senior company Executives in preparation of proposals and presentations.

Controls expenses to meet budget guidelines.

Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team.

Requirements:

Job Specifications:

Proven record of experience in sales management.

Extensive experience in seeking Government contracting opportunities and executing proposals which meet solicitation guidelines.

Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements.

Willingness to travel and work in a global team of professionals.

Proven leadership and ability to drive sales with the organization.

Company / Position Details:

GVI, Inc. is a certified SBA 8(a) firm with 40 employees with offices in Virginia, Maryland and soon opening offices in Newport, RI.

Visit our website at www.gatewayventures.net.

Starting salary commensurate with experience. Aggressive bonus plan is available. Total salary potential between $100,000 – $150,000.

Flexible work hours are available.

Please email resumes to mhales@gatewayventures.net.

Contact: Matthew Hales

Address: Post Office Box 5730

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23471

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