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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for Dec. 2, 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. DEFCON 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.) Programmer Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Pascagoula, MS

2.) Former Military Public Affairs Officer, Live Wire Media Relations, Washington, DC area

3.) Program Manager, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

4.) PROGRAM SPECIALIST (TFT), U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Adelphi, Maryland

5.) Director of New Business Development, Government Services Division, The Borenstein Group, Fairfax, VA

6.) Sr Technical Writer/Editor, Defense Meteorological Support Group (DMSG), ENSCO, Inc., Los Angeles CA

7.) Senior Principal Missile Engineer, Basic Engineering Concepts & Technologies (BecTech), Arlington VA

8.) Computer Network Operations (CNO) – Operator, The National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

9.) Security Technology – Cybersecurity Consultant, Systems Integration and Technology (SI&T), Accenture, Reston, VA

10.) Lead Technician 53/61 Main Rotor Cell, Composite Technology Inc. (CTI), Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, United Technologies Corporation, Grapevine, TX

11.) Director of Communications, UAE Temporary Assignment, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, United Technologies Corporation, United Arab Emirates

12.) Media Specialist, USMC College of Continuing Education (CCE) project, Craig Technologies, Jacksonville, FL

13.) Personnel Processing Spec I (Riley), Serco, Fort Riley, KS

14.) Major Account Manager – JTRS or Army Communications, Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York

15.) Contract Engineer, National Aerospace Standards program, Aerospace Industries Association, Arlington, VA

16.) Administrative Assistant, Australian Air Warfare Destroyer Program Office, Lockheed Martin – Electronic Systems, Moorestown, NJ

17.) Marine Systems Business Development, AXYS Technologies Inc., Sidney, BC, Canada

18.) Executive Administrative Assistant, Inconen Corporation, Patuxent River, MD

19.) Account Manager DOT / FAA & NASA, Northrop Grumman, Washington, DC

20.) Aircraft Servicer, EG&G/LSI, Kennedy Space Center, FLA

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

1.) Programmer Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Pascagoula, MS

Job ID: 11099

Responsibilities

Self-motivated and ambitious IT professional to join our Application Development team and be involved in the software development, testing, and maintenance of our web based applications, built on the Microsoft .NET Platform using Visual Studio 200x.

The selected candidate will be required to perform analysis, design, programming, prototyping, testing, documentation and implementation of new requirements. The role will also require diagnostic skills for isolation and resolution of technical and operational problems reported by users or discovered through testing. In addition to the application development, this position will require database design and development using Microsoft SQL Server 200x. SharePoint experience is a plus, but not required.

Candidates should have experience in interacting with support team members in a collaborative development environment as well as the ability to work independently.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree, 1-3 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Bachelors degree in computer science, mathematics, or related field preferred.

Experience working with Windows environment. ASP.NET / SQL Server 200x / Reporting Services.

SharePoint experience is a plus.

Good personal computer and business solutions software skills.

Analytical and problem solving skills for design, creation and testing of programs.

Communication skills to work effectively with team members, support personnel, and clients.

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=11083

*** From David Englin:

Ned,

Here is a job listing submission for JOTW:

2.) Former Military Public Affairs Officer, Live Wire Media Relations, Washington, DC area

Live Wire Media Relations, Alexandria, VA, is looking for a former military Public Affairs Officer (or similar background) to work 25 hours per week beginning in mid-December through March 31 doing media relations for its two big defense clients.

The ideal candidate would be looking for part time employment in the DC area. However, the company may be taking on some additional defense and other clients very soon, so full time work is also a possibility. Live Wire Media Relations is a terrific company located right at the King St Metro in Alexandria. It's a small team with a strong quality of life emphasis for all employees.

The salary and work schedule are negotiable, but the range is $60K-$90K full-time, pro-rated to the hours worked. (For example, if it's based on $80K full-time and you work half time, you'd make $40K.)

The position needs to be filled quickly, so interested applicants should contact David Englin at denglin@livewiredc.com as soon as possible.

Best,

David

David Englin

Vice President

Live Wire Media Relations, LLC

225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 330

Alexandria, VA 22314

703-519-1600 Ext. 103

www.livewiredc.com

3.) Program Manager, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Job ID: 11108

Responsibilities

— Collaborate with Navy customers to define, coordinate, produce, and track the status of multi-disciplinary tasks and deliverables.

— Generate and maintain management tools to effectively manage work efforts and the production / review of deliverables.

— Generate and Navy client with a Monthly Status Reports.

— Participate in program planning and provide program acquisition expertise on such things as program budgeting, scheduling, risk management, test planning, and workforce management.

— Participate in program management reviews and business meetings.

— Prepare and coordinate inputs for acquisition documentation, status reports, briefings, and information inquiries.

— Conduct research, analyze problems, and recommend solutions.

— Interface with various management and business team leaders daily to exchange information and coordinate related task performance.

— Advise on management and business element planning and implementation.

— Ensure team members have appropriate technical and subject matter expertise to perform tasks.

— Monitor and manage program funds provided for labor and ODCs (to include review of invoices, purchase orders, and funding mods).

— Provide professional guidance, conduct formal reviews, and get personally involved to ensure proper preparation and delivery of formal program management correspondence, presentations, spreadsheets, Gantt charts, meeting minutes, and other analytical reports.

— Directly supervise team members, their time accounting and expenses, their career development, and periodic reviews.

— Perform expert-level review, analysis, and validation of management and business products; prepare executive-level reports and briefs.

— Review program reports, technical papers, drawings, specifications, procedures, etc.; provide comments; consolidate and adjudicate comments from various organizations and prepare reports.

— Conduct research and prepare management, organizational and business analyses and forecasts.

Qualifications

Seeking a Program Manager to lead a multi-company contractor team that supports a Naval Sea Systems Command program office. Must have managerial experience and experience in the Joint Fires arena. Must be familiar with fire support systems and be able to provide recommendations related to Joint Fires, Ground Fire Support, and Naval Surface Fires. Must be knowledgeable of the requirements process, performance and system specifications, military standards and references, and engineering change documents. Familiarity with Major Caliber Gun Systems, Medium Caliber Gun Systems, Minor Caliber Gun Systems (above .50 Caliber), Fire Control Systems, Optical Sensor Systems, Guided and Conventional Munitions, Combat systems and ship integration a plus. Must have a strong customer service orientation and excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Must have a Secret security clearance and a Bachelors degree with at least 12 years of experience.

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=11108

4.) PROGRAM SPECIALIST (TFT), U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Adelphi, Maryland

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=84655105

5.) Director of New Business Development, Government Services Division, The Borenstein Group, Fairfax, VA

Reports to: Agency President

Position Closes: When Filled

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Primary Function:

To develop new business contracts that leverage the full breadth of the Agency's integrated marketing communications services and offerings to players within the government sector. New business should include full consideration of both short and long-term contracts for DOD, DHS, DOJ & IC agencies, as well as consideration of any or all supporting programs that utilize and require strategic communications needs such as public affairs, market research, video development, graphic design, brand messaging, interactive web development, recruitment or training materials, and overall consulting services. This is accomplished by selling through our GSA AIMS-541 Schedule, working through a large network of industry professionals to gather information on projects so proposals may be turned into signed contracts, leveraging the firm's existing BPA and IDIQ contract vehicles, and personal network of relationships.

Required Skills/Abilities:

•Familiarity with the overall strategic and tactical communications needs of Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and Intelligence community Agencies and programs with specific regards to the areas of public affairs, policy dissemination, stakeholder communications, change management, branding, recruitment advertising, web sites, event planning, video production, and marketing communication planning and execution.

•Effective communication skills with proven ability in the area of negotiations.

•Must have a strong track record of having successfully won contracts with Federal Government agencies.

•Possess key relationships within the industry and have a track record of success in establishing effective and productive teaming relationships.

•Extensive outside contacts requiring a high degree of diplomacy and tact to deal with and influence persons in all types of environments.

•Demonstrated analytical skills in decision-making and problem solving so as to understand and assess effect and impact across any number of situations.

•Shown ability to maintain confidentiality and integrity of company information such as cost and bid information where disclosure might have an adverse effect.

•Entrepreneurial ability that thrives in a competitive, fast-paced environment.

•Strong understanding of the company's core competencies and the ability to present our capabilities and expertise to potential clients.

Experience:

•10+ years of consultative sales and/or business development experience

•5 years DoD/DHS business development experience which should include both proposal writing and development for successful positioning

•Strong understanding and knowledge of the Government procurement processes, procedures and contract vehicles.

•Holds current Secret or higher level of Security Clearance or the ability to obtain one

Education:

•Bachelor Degree

•Masters or MBA in Marketing or Business preferred

Job Requirements:

•Prospect identification, development and ongoing management

•Lead database management of prospects, contacts and referrals

•Weekly communication and progress reporting of all BD activities and wins

•Ability to prepares capabilities presentations, cover letters, case studies, proposals and other company requested information

•Acts as Proposal Manager for responses to RFPs

•Develops white papers for client submissions in advance of RFP opportunities

•Familiarity with Federal/DoD public sector contracting offices

•Participates in annual new business strategy and planning sessions

•Ability to manage multiple development programs/initiatives in a concurrent fashion

Individuals interested in the Director of New Business Development, Government Services Division position should submit their resume and cover letter to humanresources@borensteingroup.com . No phone calls please.

The Borenstein Group, Inc.

11320 Random Hills Road, Suite 540

Fairfax, VA 22030

Fax: 703.385.6454

http://www.borensteingroup.com/Contact-Us/Careers.asp

6.) Sr Technical Writer/Editor, Defense Meteorological Support Group (DMSG), ENSCO, Inc., Los Angeles CA

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=2635590

*** From Jerry Adams:

Ned,

Thanks so much for your service. I have made six recommendations to colleagues to join the DefCon1 newsletter.

Please post the following in your next DefCon1.

All the best,

Jerry Adams

BecTech – Combat Systems and Sensors Support

Basic Engineering Concepts & Technologies, Inc.

2711 Jefferson Davis Highway

Suite 550, Airport Plaza I

Arlington VA 22202

7.) Senior Principal Missile Engineer, Basic Engineering Concepts & Technologies (BecTech), Arlington VA

Basic Engineering Concepts & Technologies, Inc. (BecTech) is a Woman-Owned Small Business management and engineering services provider to DoD Agencies. BecTech is seeking candidates to fill a position in support of our customer in Dahlgren, Virginia. The ideal candidate will have a Top Secret clearance, eight years related experience and a BS in Engineering (MS desired). This position will serve as the Sea Based Terminal (SBT) Senior Principal Missile Engineer providing support to SM-3 Missile Block Development and the SBT Program within the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program.

The essential responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Develop requirements and acquisition strategy for SBT missile program,

– Plan key milestones,

– Recommend concepts for integrations of mission functionality into missile requirements documents,

– Represents the program office on the SBT Requirements Working Group,

– Develop recommended requirements in support of the acquisition of an SM-3 variant, and

– Provide direct support in executing the SBT missile program.

For additional information regarding knowledge, skills and abilities, please visit our employment opportunities at http://www.bectech.com/Positions.aspx. Position 85. BecTech is an equal opportunity employer.

8.) Computer Network Operations (CNO) – Operator, The National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=2640050

9.) Security Technology – Cybersecurity Consultant, Systems Integration and Technology (SI&T), Accenture, Reston, VA

https://tas-accenture.taleo.net/careersection/10003/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=00079794

10.) Lead Technician 53/61 Main Rotor Cell, Composite Technology Inc. (CTI), Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, United Technologies Corporation, Grapevine, TX

CTI is the only world wide service center certified by Agusta, Bell, Eurocopter, Kazan Helicopters, MD Helicopters (HTC), Schweizer and Sikorsky to repair metal and composite main/tail rotor blades, and has developed capabilities for composite manufacture and repairs

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced helicopters for commercial, industrial and military uses. Sikorsky helicopters are used by all five branches of the United States armed forces, along with military services and commercial operators in more than 40 nations. Based in Stratford, Connecticut, USA, Sikorsky has outlying facilities in other Connecticut locations as well as in Florida and Alabama.

Direct, assist, assign work, validate work of group as well as engage in a wide variety of bonding operations in relations to your team area. Must be proficient in a wide variety of bonding operations as well as possess the ability teardown, rework and/or repair as needed. Assign work to employees in accordance with schedules, job classifications, medical restrictions, etc. The ability to instruct employees on proper work methods, use of equipment, safety rules and quality and quantity standards. Report to Production Manager on work progress to include any conditions surrounding failure to meet quantity and/or quality standards. The ability to provide supervisory/leadership qualities is a must.

High School Diploma Assign work to employees in accordance with schedules, job classifications, medical restrictions, etc.

The ability to instruct employees on proper work methods, use of equipment, safety rules and quality and quantity standards.

Check work methods and results for conformance to standards and reinstruct as required.

Report to Production Manager on work progress to include any conditions surrounding failures to meet quantity and/or quality standards.

work closely with Engineering/technical personnel to develop proper tooling, methods and procedures to produce experimental, prototype and/or production aids.

Keep abreast of all changes to modifications and specifications as related to your job detail.

Perform rework and repair operations as warranted.

Investigate and report discrepancies and variables to Production Manager for corrective action.

The ability to understand and follow rules and regulations pertaining to EH&S; contribute to the overall effectiveness of equipment by performing operator-required upkeep; segregate waste material and follow good housekeeping practices.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Composite Technology Inc. is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

http://www.sikorskycareers.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=1757084&user_id=

11.) Director of Communications, UAE Temporary Assignment, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, United Technologies Corporation, United Arab Emirates

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced helicopters for commercial, industrial and military uses. Sikorsky helicopters are used by all five branches of the United States armed forces, along with military services and commercial operators in more than 40 nations. Based in Stratford, Connecticut, USA, Sikorsky has outlying facilities in other Connecticut locations as well as in Florida and Alabama.

Sikorsky is establishing a joint venture in the United Arab Emirates and is seeking interest of communications professionals across UTC to fill a 3 to 18 month assignment until the permanent position is filled.

The responsibilities for the temporary assignment include:

Satisfy objectives established in joint venture Communication/Tradeshows Plan; develop and implement communication/media strategies that can meet the JV's objectives; interface with the media to educate and inform local constituencies on the joint venture organization

Masters degree in communication

7 or more years experience in leading a communications function within a large organization.

This temporary assignment is located in the United Arab Emirates full time.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

http://www.sikorskycareers.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=1734233&user_id

12.) Media Specialist, USMC College of Continuing Education (CCE) project, Craig Technologies, Jacksonville, FL

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA3/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRAIGTECH&cws=1&rid=748

13.) Personnel Processing Spec I (Riley), Serco, Fort Riley, KS

http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=306032&company_id=15695&version=1

14.) Major Account Manager – JTRS or Army Communications, Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=2640867

15.) Contract Engineer, National Aerospace Standards program, Aerospace Industries Association, Arlington, VA

https://jobs.smartbrief.com/action/listing?listingid=3E8CC33F-39FA-4E88-80D5-435F626026F6&briefid=337624C8-7BB5-4B82-B90E-C7A6E26E4D65&industryid=5FA93760-6F7D-42C2-83BA-6989A0A05C6B

16.) Administrative Assistant, Australian Air Warfare Destroyer Program Office, Lockheed Martin – Electronic Systems, Moorestown, NJ

http://careeradvocate.com/page/job/Job.html/13b1d3141259002154

17.) Marine Systems Business Development, AXYS Technologies Inc., Sidney, BC, Canada

http://www.seadiscovery.com/mtjob.aspx?showjob=144661795

18.) Executive Administrative Assistant, Inconen Corporation, Patuxent River, MD

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JYU7GH52OJZ

19.) Account Manager DOT / FAA & NASA, Northrop Grumman, Washington, DC

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=2642331

20.) Aircraft Servicer, EG&G/LSI, Kennedy Space Center, FLA

https://www.urs.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=40830&sid=567

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