Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for August 19, 2009


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for August 19, 2009

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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.) Logistics Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Dumfries, VA

2.) Systems Group Manager for Integration and Test, General Electric, Grand Rapids, MI

3.) Employee Communications Rep, Northrop Grumman, Herndon, VA

4.) Geospatial Metadata Analyst, SAIC, Fort Gordon, GA

5.) Sr. Engineer – Research and Development (Underwater Acoustics and Signal Processing), Adaptive Methods, Rockville, MD

6.) Strategic Communications Analyst, US Forces Korea (USFK), L-3 MPRI, Seoul, Korea

7.) Project Engineering Manager, Elbit Systems of America, Merrimack, New Hampshire

8.) Senior Design and Development Team leader, Alion Science and Technology, Rome, NY

9.) Embedded SW Engineer, Goodrich, Burnsville, Minnesota

10.) Procurement Agent 4/5-Future Combat Systems/Unmanned Systems, The Boeing Company, Huntsville, AL

11.) Cruise Ships Security Inspector/Marine Inspector/Port State Control Officer, U. S. Coast Guard, Seventh Coast Guard District, Sector Miami, Cruise Ship Center of Expertise, Miami Beach, FL

12.) Communications Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

13.) Computing Systems Professional, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

14.) Systems Integration & Test Engineer, Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

15.) Systems Engineer III, AAI Corporation/Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland

16.) Employee Communications Rep, Northrop Grumman, Herndon, VA

17.) Satellite Communications Specialist, General Dynamics Information Technology, Frederick, MD

18.) Army Business Development Manager, Themis Computer, Fairfax, VA

19.) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST/ARMY PAO, CACI, Fort Belvoir, VA

20.) NSW Intelligence Trainer, Kennedy Irregular warfare Center (KIWC), Office of Naval Intelligence, McMunn Associates, Suitland, MD

21.) Explosives Safety Engineer/ Specialist, SAIC, McLean, VA

22.) Information Specialist, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Field Security Operations (FSO) division, HP, Chambersburg PA

*** And more…

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*** Surface Navy Association's Annual Surface Warfare Party

As we head into the summer and get ready for the busy month of September, please mark your calendars to attend the Surface Navy Association's Annual Surface Warfare Party on September 19 at the Washington Navy Yard Navy Museum. This has been a well-attended and popular event, and this year's party will be no exception. Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be provided for a small fee. In addition to being popular for our area Surface Warriors, this is also an event you can invite your friends and family to attend. It is a casual affair with no speaker, and offers a chance for us to gather and network in a terrific setting.

Date: Saturday, September 19

Time: 1830-2100

Location: Washington Navy Yard, Navy Museum

Preregistration is required: http://www.navysna.org/Events/SWParty/2009/GenInfo.htm

Visit the chapter website for information on other GWC upcoming events: http://128.121.188.113/washington/GWCIndex.htm

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

1.) Logistics Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Dumfries, VA

Job Ref. No. 10688

Responsibilities:

Candidate will be involved in developing and implementing logistics plans, planning and conducting logistics analyses and trade studies, developing program documentation, developing provisioning and training plans, developing technical manuals, and performing other tasks related to acquisition logistics support.

Qualifications

Seeking a Logistics Analyst to provide Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) services to PM Engineer Systems (PM ES) at Marine Corps Systems Command at Quantico, VA. PM ES manages programs in the areas of Mobility and Countermobility (MCM), Construction and Material Handling Equipment (CE/MHE), and Engineer Support Equipment (ESE). Candidate must have knowledge of the ILS domain area within DoD.

Candidate will be required to travel and be involved in equipment fieldings, training, and sustainment . Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree or at least 5-8 years of experience in the DoD acquisition logistics. Prior experience with heavy equipment is a plus. Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are required and well as proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. A Secret security clearance is desired.

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=10688

2.) Systems Group Manager for Integration and Test, General Electric, Grand Rapids, MI

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&jb=5806950

3.) Employee Communications Rep, Northrop Grumman, Herndon, VA

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=183250

*** From Mark Sofmaan:

4.) Geospatial Metadata Analyst, SAIC, Fort Gordon, GA

http://www.computerjobs.com/job_display.aspx?jobid=2621336&utm_source=simply_hired&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=simply_hired

5.) Sr. Engineer – Research and Development (Underwater Acoustics and Signal Processing), Adaptive Methods, Rockville, MD

Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including U.S. citizenship, for access to sensitive information.

Adaptive Methods, www.adaptivemethods.com, headquartered in Virginia with offices in Maryland, Tennessee and Florida, is a developer of advanced sensor processing and computing architecture products for surveillance, security and military combat systems. We are a privately-owned defense contractor, which, in partnership with the federal government, addresses critical U.S. Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) needs.

You will be responsible for Corporate-level planning and lead for mission system domain technology and R&D application development programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Design and development of mission systems technologies to include automated data fusion, geo-spatial tracking, target state estimation, command and control, and decision management capabilities

Technical direction of mission systems technology development, performance assessment, and application programs

Preparation and conduct of oral presentation and demonstration of Adaptive Methods technology products to current and potential military/commercial customers, symposia, and government-industry technical working groups

Competitive technical proposal preparation

Corporate planning and competitive strategy for technology development

QUALIFICATIONS:

BS/MS in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics with minimum of ten years relative experience OR PhD with two to three years of related experience (thesis work applicable)

Ten years of research and/or applications development experience in one or more of the mission systems technologies identified above

Excellent and verifiable customer and industry peer-group communications skills

Proposal preparation experience

DESIRED SKILLS:

Must have one or more of the following:

•Anti-Submarine Warfare combat systems, weapon control, and/or C4I systems

•Advanced degree in engineering, physics, or mathematics

•Remote, multi-sensor command and control systems

•Distributed, networked sensor systems

•Unmanned vehicle control systems

•FORCEnet and net-centric warfare systems development

•Command and decision displays

•Services-oriented architecture design and software development

•DODAF Systems Engineering methodology

•Technical/Journal publications in one or more of the mission systems technology areas

Travel will be required to various Adaptive Methods offices as well as client sites.

Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including U.S. citizenship, for access to sensitive information.

Submit resume, referencing SRERD-WABR-709 and salary requirements

WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=82256775&aid=4292469&WT.mc_n=JSAHG10_Int

6.) Strategic Communications Analyst, US Forces Korea (USFK), L-3 MPRI, Seoul, Korea

http://jobs.climber.com/jobs/Aerospace-Defense/Seol-KOR/Strategic-Communications-Analyst-MPRI-DR-/1675955

7.) Project Engineering Manager, Elbit Systems of America, Merrimack, New Hampshire

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&jb=5824674

8.) Senior Design and Development Team leader, Alion Science and Technology, Rome, NY

Job Ref. No. 10337

Responsibilities:

Applies advanced technical concepts, techniques, and procedures to lead a project team in the development of technical systems. Identifies and documents project functional requirements. Defines and designs complex systems specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software/user compatibility. Coordinates design of subsystems and integration of total system. Organizes a proposed project into the tasks and activities needed to solve the problems being addressed. Schedules work to meet completion dates and technical specifications. Regularly provides technical guidance and oversight to lower level technical staff.

Receives limited technical guidance and training from more experienced technical staff. Plans, results, and work products are reviewed periodically by senior technical staff.

Prepares and reviews input to technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings. May author or co-author technical reports.

Prepares and provides formal briefings to the staff and project sponsors. Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the project sponsor.

Identifies opportunities for follow-on tasking for current projects; develops related briefings, specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.

Provides input and support to larger intra-organizational proposal development efforts. May have some exposure to and provide input to inter-organizational technical and business development activities.

Is recognized within the organization in one or more areas of technical expertise.

Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines.

Under limited supervision, develops, operates and maintains a variety of complex technology systems. Participates in the integration of processes and methodologies to ensure the performance of the total system.

Works directly with senior technical personnel and project managers in the planning and execution of technical activities on complex projects related to system and technical product development. Employs existing guidelines and instructions, guidance from higher-level engineers, experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish task objectives. Assignments may require the development of improvements to current techniques and procedures.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree in engineering, or related technical area and 10 plus years of experience developing technical tools. Masters degree in technical field highly desired.

Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in area of expertise.

Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.

Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Designed and developed systems that:

o Are message based and use the Publish and Subscribe metaphor.

o Run in an Application Server such as Glassfish, JBoss, and WebLogic.

Understanding of workflow models such as BPEL.

Familiar with Enterprise Service Buses such as JBossESB and OpenESB.

Understanding of Information Management functions such as query, storage, and retrieval at both the abstract and implementation level.

Knowledge of and understanding of XML tools such as XPath and XQuery.

Demonstrated ability to lead a team of software and design engineers

Must be US Citizen and have a Top secret clearance or be able to obtain one.

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=10337

9.) Embedded SW Engineer, Goodrich, Burnsville, Minnesota

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&jb=5820872

10.) Procurement Agent 4/5-Future Combat Systems/Unmanned Systems, The Boeing Company, Huntsville, AL

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J3F7F260G6GMK5T9XGS

11.) Cruise Ships Security Inspector/Marine Inspector/Port State Control Officer, U. S. Coast Guard, Seventh Coast Guard District, Sector Miami, Cruise Ship Center of Expertise, Miami Beach, FL

http://www.maritimesecurityjobs.com/2009/08/06/cruise-ships-security-inspector/

12.) Communications Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

http://www.hr.lanl.gov/JobListing/SingleJobAd.aspx?JobNumber=216814

13.) Computing Systems Professional, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

http://www.hr.lanl.gov/JobListing/SingleJobAd.aspx?JobNumber=218041

14.) Systems Integration & Test Engineer, Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

https://jobs.draper.com/psc/hrprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/,DanaInfo=.aesr9Dixhxn1Ko10,Port=15025+HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

15.) Systems Engineer III, AAI Corporation/Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&jb=5756420

16.) Employee Communications Rep, Northrop Grumman, Herndon, VA

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=183250

17.) Satellite Communications Specialist, General Dynamics Information Technology, Frederick, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28082211

18.) Army Business Development Manager, Themis Computer, Fairfax, VA

http://jobs.defensedaily.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=2160&jb=5855320

19.) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST/ARMY PAO, CACI, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=82752779

20.) NSW Intelligence Trainer, Kennedy Irregular warfare Center (KIWC), Office of Naval Intelligence, McMunn Associates, Suitland, MD

NSW Intelligence Trainer the Kennedy Irregular warfare Center (KIWC), at Suitland, MD, is the Office of Naval Intelligence’s (ONI) center of excellence for intelligence support to Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) and the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). KIWC requires support to its training function. This support requires an individual capable of providing: assistance to KIWC for pre-deployment training of Tactical Intelligence Support Teams in support of NSW and NECC operations in a combat theater; advice to the KIWC leadership on civilian analyst training preparatory to deployment; and advice to the KIWC staff on all aspects of pre-deployment training. The trainer will also be the action officer for schools coordination and design / implementation of basic courses of instruction. This is a full-time, FLSA-exempt position.

Required Capabilities:

– A current TS/SCI clearance or current eligibility for TS/SCI access.

– High-level of understanding of Navy Special Warfare operations and should have NSW operations expertise plus expert knowledge of NSW and NECC training doctrine and practices.

– Expert knowledge of NSW and SOF doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) and significant knowledge and experience in provision of tactical cryptologic and intelligence information support to special warfare, to include knowledge of organizations, functions, procedures, missions and equipment, are required.

– Ability to develop relevant courses of instruction (COI) and lead informal training.

– Sound communications skills (oral for briefings and presentations; written for reports, studies and course content) are essential, as is the ability to interact with personnel from very senior to very junior levels and work both independently and in teams.

– Minimum of 5 years of experience in Navy Special Warfare and/or intelligence support to Navy Special Warfare.

Desired Capabilities:

– More than five years of experience in the above fields is highly desired and will affect salary level.

– Designation or certification as a Navy Master Trainer or other training certification/teaching experience.

– Experience in developing courses of instruction/course content.

Clearance: Minimum Security Clearance Requirement: Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) Must be eligible now for Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) as evidenced by adjudication to DCID 6/4 standards (as documented in JPAS) within the last 4½ years based on current SSBI or SBPR.

The Company:

Company: McMunn Associates, Inc. – a PARSONS company specializes in national security consulting and intelligence support to the DOD and other government agencies and private industry. MAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Preferences: Career Level: 5+ yrs experience

Type: Full Time Employee

Industry/Job Category: Trainer/Instructor

Compensation: Total Compensation: Unspecified annual salary.

Salary Range: $80,000 – $95,000 annual salary based on experience and qualifications. Shift differential for watch standing.

http://www.mcmunn-associates.com

http://www.maritimesecurityjobs.com/2009/08/09/nsw-intelligence-trainer/

21.) Explosives Safety Engineer/ Specialist, SAIC, McLean, VA

http://www.computerjobs.com/job_display.aspx?jobid=2624591

22.) Information Specialist, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Field Security Operations (FSO) division, HP, Chambersburg PA

http://www.search.computerjobs.com/job_display.aspx?jobid=2636318

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