Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for September 2, 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 September 2, 2009

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This issue of DEFCON-1 comes to you from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 (Risk Management), Alion Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

2.) Director, Weather/Environment Business Development, Ball Aerospace, Washington, DC

3.) Air Combat Analyst, Chipton Ross, Bakersfield, CA

4.) B-2 Combat System Analyst, SAIC, Whiteman DFB, MO

5.) NAVY COMBAT SYSTEMS LOGISTICS ANALYST, CACI International, Oxnard, CA

6.) Combat Developer, L-3 Communications, Fort Belvoir, VA

7.) Air Combat Analyst, Belcan, El Segundo, CA

8.) Submarine Combat Systems Performance Analyst, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD

9.) Senior Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Combat Identification (CID) Analyst, QinetiQ, Arlington, VA

10.) Program Manager, Alion Science and Technology, Rockford, IL

11.) Quality Systems Manager, Goodrich, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom

12.) MILITARY OUTREACH FELLOW, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), Washington, D.C.

13.) Flight Crew – Training Developer/Instructor, AAI Corporation/Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland

14.) Managing editor, UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, D.C.

15.) Aircraft Mechanic, Erickson Air-Crane Inc., Central Point, Oregon

16.) Senior Systems Engineer, Superior Technical Resources, Cedar Rapids, IA

17.) Quality Engineer, Schweizer Aircraft Corp., Horseheads, NY

18.) Systems Engineer Sr, Alion Science and Technology, Patuxent River, MD

*** And more…

*** It is with sadness that I report the passing this morning of RADM Wayne E. Meyer, USN(Ret). Admiral Meyer had been hospitalized for several months and had recently been moved to the Washington (DC) Hospital Center. Adm. Meyer was known as the “Father of Aegis.” USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) will be commissioned in Philadelphia next month.

*** While attending the ANA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Conference in Nevada, Shrek and I came across some of our Canadian bretheren in a bar (imagine that). We thanked them for their service by ordering them a drink. See the photos at www.yourdefcon1.com (under recent photos).

*** GWC SNA is pleased to announce that Rear Admiral Frank Pandolfe, Director, Surface Warfare Division OPNAV 86, will be the speaker at our September luncheon.

Monday, 24 September 2009

Speaker:Rear Admiral Frank C. Pandolfe, USN

Location:Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Check-In at 1130, Lunch at 1200

Register Online at: https://www.navysna.org/Events/GWCLunch/Sept9GWCLuncheon.asp

*** 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

*** On Friday, September 11th, 2009, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States. Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this eighth anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies. We do this to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, their

families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

*** The Navy Program Guide, formerly Sea Power for a New Era, is now available at this link:

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/policy/seapower/sne09/Navy%20Program%20Guide%202009.pdf

*** 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.

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

1.) Military Analyst Principal (Risk Management), Alion Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Job Ref. No. 10756

Responsibilities:

o Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the company on assigned program from inception through completion. Manages technical and administrative staff and provides ongoing direction in the performance of the assigned program.

o Develops and monitors program plan including time and cost estimates. Ensures project outputs are delivered on schedule and within funding.

o Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to program plan and schedule, identifies program problems, and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

o Prioritizes workload and determines staffing levels and any adjustments in staffing. Maintains a staffing level to ensure technical quality and appropriate experience levels are consistent with current and projected project activities.

o Reviews reports and briefings prepared by technical staff for quality.

o Leads technical discussions for project reviews. Prepares and delivers formal briefings.

o Ensures that appropriate training is delivered to program staff.

o Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customer and other outside agencies.

o Acts as primary customer contact for program activities. Regularly meets with and updates the customer on project status. Leads program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.

o Develops new business or expands business with the customer. Coordinates preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract. Participates in negotiating contract and contract changes.

o Plan, develop, and perform business development activities utilizing appropriate resources to sustain and increase market share in technological disciplines.

o Integrate program management activities with other areas in support of the overall goals of the organization. Provide an environment of technical and business growth within the unit.

o Complies with quality assurance and security procedures in the performance of duties.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree in engineering, science or related technical discipline plus 10 years of experience in a technical position. At least 2 years of technical project management experience. Experience managing a staff is 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.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Leadership and management skills as evidenced by previous work experience.

Strong customer service orientation.

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

Program involves established technologies that require the application of advanced principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems. Requires coordination of technologies across program requirements. Long-range financial forecast is for moderate future growth represented in discrete products or components that include derivative technologies (exclude follow-on business). Long-range forecast is projected to continue five or more years.

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=10756

*** From Mark Sofman:

2.) Director, Weather/Environment Business Development, Ball Aerospace, Washington, DC

http://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/ball_aerospace/JobDescription.asp?JobNumber=602512

3.) Air Combat Analyst, Chipton Ross, Bakersfield, CA

http://www.job.com/my.job/sup/appTo=40105643/p=1/jsOn=1

4.) B-2 Combat System Analyst, SAIC, Whiteman DFB, MO

https://cp-its-rmprd.saic.com/main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?/0KK9OI0K52Q73YP89BL3QMFJ2W00VWYT8EW0Z2JDYJZ2N4VTS4JKNEHLR8LAY6AN1ZHBVR5PYZUDYGQZ9HMDXDCQJUJTXNY2YSUSTCQGHX0KXDBD63SF5NY1TJ0UHZCVV8SATG3ZW5OIRSYZYI605JSEX8IRSEX8JFDVFP4W

5.) NAVY COMBAT SYSTEMS LOGISTICS ANALYST, CACI International, Oxnard, CA

http://www.caci-jobs.com/job/OXNARD-NAVY-COMBAT-SYSTEMS-LOGISTICS-ANALYST-2-Job-CA-93030/571089

6.) Combat Developer, L-3 Communications, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://jobs.climber.com/jobs/Aerospace-Defense/Ft-Belvoir-VA-USA/Combat-Developer/1956803

7.) Air Combat Analyst, Belcan, El Segundo, CA

http://losangeles.kijiji.com/c-Jobs-Office-receptionist-Air-Combat-Analyst-W0QQAdIdZ141245270

8.) Submarine Combat Systems Performance Analyst, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD

http://dc-jobs.jobfox.com/consulting-projectmanagement/project-engagement-management/submarine-combat-systems-performance-analyst/6bffabff-848f-495d-9426-1f67fa2578b0

9.) Senior Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Combat Identification (CID) Analyst, QinetiQ, Arlington, VA

http://www2.jobirn.com/?q=Senior+Integrated+Air+and+Missile+Defense+%28IAMD%29+Combat+Identification+%28CID%29+Analyst+jobs

10.) Program Manager, Alion Science and Technology, Rockford, IL

Job Ref. No. 10727

Responsibilities:

Provides policy and guidance recommendation to commercial and government senior level staff, 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.

There are no management or day to day supervisory responsibilities presently associated with this position.

Individual will report directly to the Division Manager on program progress.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 15 years directly relevant work experience or more than 20 years experiences as a military officer. Master’s degree plus 12 years directly relevant work experience or doctorate plus 8 years of directly relevant work experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 20 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

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.

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=10727

11.) Quality Systems Manager, Goodrich, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?str=26&site_id=1710&jb=5855559

*** From Mark Sofman:

12.) MILITARY OUTREACH FELLOW, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced organizer to expand our outreach to the military community. In 2008, the USGLC launched its National Security Advisory Council (NSAC), a group of over fifty former military officials comprised primarily of four-star generals and admirals, which represents all branches of the Armed Forces, who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and international development programs as central to our foreign policy and national security strategy.

The Military Outreach Fellow will be responsible for engaging retired military officials around the smart power agenda and amplifying their voice in support of development and diplomacy with the policymakers, opinion leaders, media and the general public.

Responsibilities will include:

• Expanding the base: Military Outreach Fellow will be responsible for expanding the membership of the elite NSAC of former four and three star generals and spearheading an initiative to increase the involvement of other military voices (e.g. two and three stars.)

• Build and Strengthening Member Commitment: Military Outreach Fellow will work to deepen the involvement with our military leaders while expanding their commitment to specific policy goals; this includes arranging meetings with NSAC members and policymakers, involving members in the USGLC’s state based activities, and delivering innovative and poignant communications to members to keep them abreast of policy-specifics.

• Media Outreach: Military Outreach Fellow will work to maximize the public visibility of the NSAC and Military Voices through outreach to various media outlets including major print and online newspapers/journals and broadcast radio and television.

Position Requirements:

Ideal candidate has a military background (or contacts within the military community), strong organizing experience, and an understanding of the military community. In addition to networking skills, the position requires strong writing, communications and policy-relevant skills. Periodic travel is anticipated. Competitive salary offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position will report to the Policy Director of the USGLC.

About the USGLC:

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support the “smart power” approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

Candidates should send their resume to Beth Fellman at bfellman@usglc.org. IncludeThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it references and relevant experience in working on global development issues and outreach efforts.

13.) Flight Crew – Training Developer/Instructor, AAI Corporation/Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&str=51&jb=5689329

*** From Mike Smith:

Ned,

We're looking for the new managing editor of UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine.

Attached is the position description for submission to your newsletter.

Also, if you happen to know of any junior officers or MC2/MC1/MCCs looking to get out of the Navy (or any military service) and looking for a job, our customer is keen on us hiring someone with Navy PAO experience.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Mike

14.) Managing editor, UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, D.C.

Alion Science and Technology has an immediate opening for the Managing editor for UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine. The position is based out of Alion’s offices in Washington, D.C.

The managing editor will serve as primary liaison between the Navy, graphic designers, layout & design team, and GPO printer in the production of this award winning quarterly publication. Responsible for the full conception, development, design, and production of the magazine.

Other responsibilities include:

• Coordinate solicitation, revision, and publication of all written material

• Research all photography

• Manage production cycle

• Edit materials for style, grammar, etc.

• Organize and manage editorial workflow

• Create, maintain, and follow production calendar

• Work with Senior Editor to maintain production schedule

• Plan and write original feature and news articles as needed

Requirements:

• Four year B.S. degree in Journalism or related field (English, communications)

• Experience working within Navy public affairs community

• Submarine knowledge a plus

• Be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance

You can view and apply for this job at:

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=10698

15.) Aircraft Mechanic, Erickson Air-Crane Inc., Central Point, Oregon

Currently looking for applicant(s) that have aircraft component overhaul experience. It is a plus if the applicant is familiar with the components on the S64 and/or CH54 model aircraft and specifically the following components: Main Gearbox, Main/Tail Rotor Head, Intermediate/Tall Gearbox, Turbine Engines, (P&W JT12 or JFTD12A). Fuel Components (FCU and Fuel Pumps), Main/Tail Rotor Blade repair, and Hydraulic Components and Landing Gear. Overhaul requires the ability to perform the following: disassembly, cleaning, detailed visual inspection, dimensional inspection, final assembly, and testing. Please submit your resume to Erickson Air-Crane, Attn: HR, P.O. Box 3247, Central Point, OR 97502 or e-mail to: hr@ericksonaircrane.com or fax to: 541-664-5329. Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug Free Work Place. Visit our website at www.ericksonaircrane.com

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&jb=5882634

16.) Senior Systems Engineer, Superior Technical Resources, Cedar Rapids, IA

http://www.americasjobexchange.com/seeker/jobsearch/quick?action=JobSearchViewJob&JobSearch_JobId=522078957

17.) Quality Engineer, Schweizer Aircraft Corp., Horseheads, NY

http://www.americasjobexchange.com/seeker/jobsearch/quick?action=JobSearchViewJob&JobSearch_JobId=521523960

18.) Systems Engineer Sr, Alion Science and Technology, Patuxent River, MD

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=9821&

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“The first time you quit, it's hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don't even have to think about it.”

– Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant

“But there's one thing about quitters you have to guard against – they are contagious. If one boy goes, the chances are he'll take somebody with him, and you don't want that. So when they would start acting that way, I used to pack them up and get them out, or embarrass them, or do something to turn them around.”

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