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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for September 23, 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.) Senior Communications Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Dumfries, VA

2.) Communications Specialist II, PR firm specializing in DOD contract work, Virginia

3.) Communications Specialist III, PR firm specializing in DOD contract work, Virginia

4.) Change Manager, PR firm specializing in DOD contract work, Virginia

5.) Principal Engineer, SPARTA, Inc., Huntsville, AL

6.) Senior Principal Engineer, Cobham Defense Electronic Systems, Lowell, MA

7.) Senior Principal Engineer – Spacecraft Control, Superior Group Inc., Sterling, VA

8.) Senior Principal Test Engineer, ManTech Int'l Corp., Virgin Islands

9.) Principal Investigative Scientist – Acoustics, BAE Systems, Silverdale, WA

10.) Consultant Tracking Engineer, GDIT, Needham, MA

11.) Littoral Combat Ship Integrated Logistics Manager, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Washington, DC

12.) Electrical Engineer (Inspector), Parsons Corporation, Melbourne, FL

13.) Space Mission Operations Planner, Space Dynamics Laboratory, Colorado Springs, CO/Logan, UT

14.) Marine Electrician, Chesapeake SPAWAR Support, Chugach Government Services, Chesapeake VA

15.) Missile Defense (MD) and Missile Warning (MW) System Engineers, USfalcon, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

16.) Attitude & Control Systems Product Engineer, Goodrich Corporation, Danbury, CT 17.) Software Design Engineer Asc, Alion Science and Technology, Newport News, VA

18.) IT/Network Technician, Research Analysis & Maintenance, Fort Belvoir, VA

19.) Research Analyst / CNA Strategic Studies, International Affairs Group, Center for Naval Analyses, Alexandria, VA

20.) Senior Contracts Administrator, Force Protection, Ladson/Summerville, SC

21.) Watch Specialist, Halfaker and Associates, LLC, Washington, DC

22.) Medical CBRN Management Planner, BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, Las Vegas, Nevada

23.) Engineer, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Washington DC Metro Area

*** And more…

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Monday, 24 September 2009

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*** From Duke Smith:

More than just a job

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*** Sept 30-Oct 1, Washington, DC: If you're in communication, PR or marketing working for a corporation, government agency, non-profit or small business, it's time for a GROUP HUDDLE. RETHINKING CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS 09 will be a good one. It is focused on the essential question: what do we need to do to deliver more value and ROI this year? The summit starts Sept. 30 with an afternoon CCO (Chief Communication Officer) bootcamp. The conference continues Oct.1 with panels, keynotes and research roundtables led by the most knowledgeable experts in the field. Register using the promo code nedspecial to receive another $100 off.

*** SNA GWC Golf Tournament October 7, 2009:

The Greater Washington Chapter fall golf tournament is scheduled for October 7 at Fort Belvoir. Registration is now open online at www.navysna.org or at the following link:

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

1.) Senior Communications Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Dumfries, VA

Job ID 10850

Responsibilities:

Assist in creating an Amphibious Architecture for a MEU, MEB, and MEF that allows for configuration and baseline control of deployed OpNodes and systems.

Perform document analysis / preparation and enter data into an Object dB that will enable requirements parsing, taxonomy allocation, reports generation, abstraction outline and capability set mapping.

Prepare a MEU for deployment aboard amphibious vessels by tracking system's standards compatibility and interoperability certifications.

Support Concept of Operations and Employment development for current Fleet ships, new construction ships, and future design ships, such as MPF(F) and LHA-R.

Work with functional users to develop business cases and/or cost/benefit analyses for proposed systems.

Facilitate user discussions and analyses to develop and refine system requirements. Analyzes system interface problems, data definitions and user interface design issues.

Perform quality assurance review of specifications.

Analyze a variety of detailed systems factors, including input and output requirements, information flow, hardware and software requirements, and reliability characteristics.

Provide guidance to less experienced Systems Analysts.

Lead the analysis of highly complex business problems to be solved with automated systems.

Develop analytical tools for use in the design and redesign of systems.

Develop and present reports, formal briefings, business cases analyses and requirements documents.

Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

Qualifications

Seeking an experienced Senior Communications Analyst to work Naval Integration issues related to Marine Corps and Navy C4I assets aboard Amphibious Ships. Candidate will provide technical expertise and lead the analysis of highly complex systems – working with functional managers and users to develop system requirements, resolve interface and performance issues, and develop / evaluate new systems that are cost effective and meet user requirements. Candidate must have knowledge of system, sub-system, and component structures and specifications. Must be skilled in Microsoft Office products (especially Word and Excel). A solid knowledge of Marine Corps and Navy organizational structures and functions is required. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Having advanced knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in systems analysis and design is a plus. Candidate must have a BS degree and 10 years experience. Experience is a higher level discriminator over educational achievements. Must have at least a DoD secret security clearance.

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=10850

*** From Ben Long:

Ned,

Below are three opportunities with a very good PR firm specializing in DOD contract work. Please post in regular JOTW and Defense job site. All in VA.

Ben Long

President

Travaille Executive Search

202-463-6342

benlong@travaille.com

2.) Communications Specialist II, PR firm specializing in DOD contract work, Virginia

 Executes project work plans for communications products (print, Web and multimedia) and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements

 Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities

 Coordinates day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope among Communications Specialists, graphic designers and Web developers

 Sets and continually coordinates project expectations with team members

 Documents, communicates and coordinates project-related issues and risks

 Assesses need for additional staff and/or consultants if necessary during the project cycle and makes recommendation to supervisor

 Remains aware of project milestones and deliverables and reports progress to supervisor

 Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises and devises contingency plans

Requirements

 knowledge of publication development and production processes, electronic publication media and Web site requirements, development and testing

 Strong comprehension and creativity skills

 Strong writing and editing skills

 Ability to coordinates numerous projects simultaneously

 Experience with Federal or State Government and/or U.S. Military organizational structure, operational processes and protocols highly desirable

 Acquainted with Government Regulations regarding accessibility requirements (section 508)

 Ability to work with a diverse workforce

 Must be able to pass Federal Government background clearance

Bachelor’s degree required, plus seven to 10 years experience in managing communication projects

PMP certification desired

Benjamin H. Long

President

TRAVAILLE EXECUTIVE SEARCH

202-463-6342

benlong@travaille.com

3.) Communications Specialist III, PR firm specializing in DOD contract work, Virginia

 Plans, develops and implements strategic and tactical communications plans for a single client. Understands client needs and issues within the client’s environment and manages client expectations

 Leads the execution of tactical communications programs that effectively describe and promote the client’s organization, mission, products and services

 Provides guidance to teams that write copy, design and develop graphics, brochures, company or product fact sheets, logos, or other communications and promotional products

 Researches and develops content for communication products

 Interviews senior executives regarding complex subjects in order to write long-form communications products

 Oversees development of Web sites (working with a team of writers, designers and programmers)

 Oversees development of program videos including scheduling, script development, and vendor relationship management and producing

 Prepares Q&As, speeches, collateral and PowerPoint presentations

Requirements

Experience as a contractor or government employee with Federal or State Government and/or U.S. Military organizational structure, operational processes and protocols required

Strong comprehension and creativity skills

Strong writing and editing skills

Experience interviewing senior executives about complex subjects

Ability to manage several projects simultaneously

Strong knowledge of print and electronic publication media

Experience establishing and maintaining positive relationships with senior executives

Acquainted with Government Regulations regarding accessibility requirements (section 508)

Ability to work with a diverse workforce

Must be able to pass Federal Government background clearance

Ability to work independently and adapt to change

Bachelor’s degree required, plus seven to 15 years experience in communications, public relations or related field

Benjamin H. Long

President

TRAVAILLE EXECUTIVE SEARCH

202-463-6342

benlong@travaille.com

4.) Change Manager, PR firm specializing in DOD contract work, Virginia

 Provide multi-disciplinary support to help the Army Contracting Command (ACC) achieve performance improvements during a period of significant organizational and technological transition

 Work with the CIO to identify barriers to the implementation of new technology and create a plan to successfully address and reduce or eliminate these barriers

 Help the CIO organization within ACC, build relationships with end users, ensuring user requirements are understood and incorporated into new deployments and policy

 Work with the team to help communicate pending changes and their impact to user communities

 Participate in business process improvement efforts and organizational design changes

 Change management execution includes the appropriate communication of events, training and processes that relate to the organizational activities

Requirements

Strong writing and communications skills

Ability to coordinate numerous projects simultaneously

Experience with Federal or State Government and/or U.S. Military organizational structure, operational processes and protocols highly desirable

Ability to work with a diverse workforce

Must have an active Secret clearance

Ability to work independently and adapt to change

Understanding of the techniques of a professional services/consultancy

Practical knowledge of Microsoft Project and Visio applications

Bachelor’s degree required, plus a minimum of six years experience in change management efforts related to technology implementations, preferably for military or government clients

Benjamin H. Long

President

TRAVAILLE EXECUTIVE SEARCH

202-463-6342

benlong@travaille.com

5.) Principal Engineer, SPARTA, Inc., Huntsville, AL

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28554677

6.) Senior Principal Engineer, Cobham Defense Electronic Systems, Lowell, MA

http://boston-jobs.jobfox.com/technology/semiconductor-design-verification-engineer/senior-principal-engineer/77f52078-52b4-46a3-8de1-3284efdab91f?source=indeed0

7.) Senior Principal Engineer – Spacecraft Control, Superior Group Inc., Sterling, VA

https://www.superiorjobs.com/jobdetails.asp?job_number=207412&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

8.) Senior Principal Test Engineer, ManTech Int'l Corp., Virgin Islands

https://jobs.brassring.com/EN/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?sec=1&partnerid=10696&siteid=45&jobId=745141&codes=INDD

9.) Principal Investigative Scientist – Acoustics, BAE Systems, Silverdale, WA

http://baesystems.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=1684621&emid=3640

10.) Consultant Tracking Engineer, GDIT, Needham, MA

https://www.6figurejobs.com/ExecSearchJobsDetail.cfm?intJobID=655746&blnUpdt=1&am=1&tm=30&eid=0E535957&tkcd=16

11.) Littoral Combat Ship Integrated Logistics Manager, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Washington, DC

https://csc.taleo.net/careersection/cscexternalcareersite/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=478740

12.) Electrical Engineer (Inspector), Parsons Corporation, Melbourne, FL

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J0HEJCJNUOX

13.) Space Mission Operations Planner, Space Dynamics Laboratory, Colorado Springs, CO/Logan, UT

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JRTTVH1N4KT

14.) Marine Electrician, Chesapeake SPAWAR Support, Chugach Government Services, Chesapeake VA

https://chugach.tms.hrdepartment.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=4355&lcid=en-US

15.) Missile Defense (MD) and Missile Warning (MW) System Engineers, USfalcon, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

http://careers.usfalcon.com/careers/Careers.aspx?adata=v2ZjHzjq9ZkV6cZos0vKj8jXuuvTbVoKOUKEQEQ8vrsppMEQu5FQl9WVNSFG%2fCFOkqSz%2fQabFx%2bb%2fkB2PTim9Q%3d%3d

16.) Attitude & Control Systems Product Engineer, Goodrich Corporation, Danbury, CT

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPATH=JELF3U&je=myrec&APath=1.39.39.0.0&jrjob=true&sc_cmp2=10_JobMat_JobDet&Job_DID=J3H003682D7ZVG7S8DF&ff=39

17.) Software Design Engineer Asc, Alion Science and Technology, Newport News, VA

Job ID 10852

Responsibilities:

U.S. citizenship required for these positions. Position requirements also call for a background in working with distributed computing applications. Military application domain experience particularly desirable. Network and System Administration experience a plus. Existing Secret clearance or ability to obtain Secret clearance required.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Positions located in Norfolk and Suffolk, VA. Responsibilities include development, maintenance and performance of simulation software for DOD modeling and simulation (M&S) systems. Design and develop models, behaviors and interfaces. Duties include identifying areas for software improvements, generating designs and documentation, implementation of software models, and performing root-cause analysis and corrective action. Ability and willingness to travel occasionally

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a Bachelors degree in Computer

Science. Two years of professional experience in M&S system design

and development desired. Linux/UNIX application development experience required. Applicants must be accomplished at C and C++ development. Experience in analyzing distributed applications¿ run-time performance to include all layers of the protocol stack desired. Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills. Object-oriented design and development knowledge is required. Experience with open source development practices is desired. Applicants must be able to work in a team environment. U.S. Citizenship is mandatory. Ability to hold a security clearance of level Secret is mandatory and is not waiverable; current or recent clearance is preferable.

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=10852

18.) IT/Network Technician, Research Analysis & Maintenance, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=82973168&aid=4292469&WT.mc_n=JSAHG10_Int

19.) Research Analyst / CNA Strategic Studies, International Affairs Group, Center for Naval Analyses, Alexandria, VA

http://www.cna.org/careers/openings.aspx

20.) Senior Contracts Administrator, Force Protection, Ladson/Summerville, SC

http://www.forceprotection.net/about/employment_search.html?id=753&location=summerville

21.) Watch Specialist, Halfaker and Associates, LLC, Washington, DC

http://dc-jobs.jobfox.com/security-safety/security-guard-contract-services/watch-specialist/c3427d02-c998-4ba2-bb45-5d9b463c9054

22.) Medical CBRN Management Planner, BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, Las Vegas, Nevada

http://www.ihispano.com/job/employer/580009/view/detail/results

23.) Engineer, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Washington DC Metro Area

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is an independent agency in the Executive branch of the government, charged with providing safety oversight of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) defense nuclear facilities. Established in September 1988, the Board provides the public with added assurance that DOE's defense nuclear facilities, required to maintain the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile, are being safely designed, constructed, operated, and decommissioned. In addition, the Board shares responsibility with other federal and state agencies for major environmental restoration activities.

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=81712040

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