Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for Dec. 23, 2009


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for Dec. 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. 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.) Financial Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

2.) STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION ANALYST, Navy Warfare Development Command, GDIT, Norfolk, VA.

3.) Systems Engineer – Secret Clearance Required, Harris Corporation, Falls Church, VA 4.) Operations Manager IT – Secret Clearance, TWD & Associates, Washington, DC

5.) Sr. Remedy Developer, Catapult Technology, Crystal City, VA

6.) Network Operations Technician e TS Clearance, Verizon Federal Network Systems, Fort Belvoir, VA

7.) Project Mgr HFA, Alion Science and Technology, Fairfax, VA

8.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Selective Service System, Arlington, VA

9.) Public Affairs Specialist, US Secret Service, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

10.) Solid State Laser Engineer, Directed Energy Solutions, Colorado Springs, CO

11.) Research Computational Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate-High Power Gas Lasers Branch, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N.M

12.) Senior Program Engineer (PE), Network Centric Systems (NCS), Command and Control Systems (C2S), Raytheon, Fort Wayne, Indiana

13.) Principle Security Engineer, Defense Cross Domain Analytic Capability, Oberon, A Stanley Company, Ft. Belvoir, VA

14.) Nanophotonics Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

15.) Program Manager, DSCI, Fort Belvoir, VA

16.) Security Engineering Officers (SEOs), Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Washington, DC

17.) Experimental Plasma Physicist – Visiting LANL, General Fusion Inc., Los Alamos, New Mexico

18.) Communications Systems Engineer, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, MD

19.) Geospatial Analysts – TS/SCI CLEARANCE, National Geospatial Intelligence College (NGC), Fort Belvoir, VA

20.) Graduate Student Fellowships Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program (GFD), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

*** From Rodger Dana:

Tribute to those that ensure we continue to be the “land of the free … because of the brave.”

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“Freedom has a taste, and those that have fought for it, the taste is so sweet the protected will never know….”

-General George Patton

*** The Surface Navy Association's Twenty Second National Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia from 12 to 14 January 2010.

Online registration is now open at www.navysna.org using the National Symposium link.

Once on the site, please click on the registration tab. There are several registration options on this page.

Online registration will close at 1400 on Thursday, January 7, 2010. Anyone wanting to register after 1400 on January 7 must register in person at the Symposium.

Please email dgarrynavysna@aol.com if you have any registration questions.

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

1.) Financial Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Job ID: 11179

Responsibilities

Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, auditing, forecasting and analysis.

Financial liaison between program managers and corporate structure.

Collects and reviews financial data from various sources.

Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadsheets, and generates various financial reports as required. Maintains appropriate records and documentation.

Performs financial analysis of assigned contracts projected staff hours, contract totals, revenues, and profit totals.

Develops budgets for assigned contracts and tracks performance to budgets.

Makes recommendations to management to improve the financial performance of the organization.

Identifies and resolves moderately complex problems as well as to prevent future problems.

Participates in the preparation of cost proposals.

Ensures compliance with internal policies and procedures, as well as DAR, FAR, and other government regulations.

Conducts audits and analysis of their organizations direct and indirect costs, and reviews their practices and procedures, ensuring that labor and non-labor charges are approved, allowable, and processed in a timely manner.

Interfaces with internal departments and the DCAA in moderately complex auditing assignments.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus 2 to 4 years of directly related experience

preferably in a government contracting environment.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 7 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 of financial, accounting, and forecasting concepts.

Knowledge of DAR, FAR, and other relevant laws, regulations, and policies is a plus.

Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications including JAMIS, is preferred.

Knowledge of Microsoft applications, especially MS Excel and Access.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

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=11179

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Chris

2.) STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION ANALYST, Navy Warfare Development Command, GDIT, Norfolk, VA.

NWDC coordinates the development of concepts, concepts of operations, doctrine, experimentation, and Navy lessons learned in direct support of the fleet. The command also provides cutting-edge modeling and simulation for experiments and training, Navy integration with joint experimentation, and focused analysis. The command is in transition from Newport to Norfolk; it will occupy its new headquarters in April 2010.

The Analyst reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations and is responsible for the development and implementation of the command's strategic communication effort and the development and validation of internal and external communication activities. Individual advises the Commander and her staff on strategic communication and public affairs matters including community, internal and external relations, special events, as well as exhibitions and symposia. Other areas of responsibilities include speech writing and drafting copy for marketing materials to include material on the website. Other responsibilities include the development of the annual Command Communication plan. In addition, the individual will conduct research to assist harvesting and distribution of information related to concepts, CONOPS, doctrine, lessons learned and experimentation from a wide variety of sources including external literature and Fleet inputs.

The ideal candidate is a retired 0-5/0-6 Navy public affairs officer.

This is contract position with GDIT. The position is temporary for up to 300 days. Position available early February 2010. For more information, contact C. Miller at 757 444 8174 or send resume to christine.miller@gdit.com

Chris Miller

Strategic Communication

Navy Warfare Development Command

1530 Gilbert St, Ste 2128, Bldg N-26

Norfolk, VA 23511-2723

757-444-8174 (office)

christine.m.miller2.ctr@navy.mil

3.) Systems Engineer – Secret Clearance Required, Harris Corporation, Falls Church, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28758867

4.) Operations Manager IT – Secret Clearance, TWD & Associates, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28738797

5.) Sr. Remedy Developer, Catapult Technology, Crystal City, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28682152

6.) Network Operations Technician e TS Clearance, Verizon Federal Network Systems, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28659542

7.) Project Mgr HFA, Alion Science and Technology, Fairfax, VA

Job ID: 11181

Responsibilities

Experienced PM applying engineering and program/project management skills to challenging federal programs, including ordnance programs and environmental investigation/restoration at Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS). Provide solutions based on sound engineering principles and regulatory/industry requirements to complete site investigations. Should be knowledgeable in the Site Inspection (SI) process, have experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, and capable of leading and mentoring Junior Employees. Must have experience with dealing with State regulators and representatives from the US Army COE.

Qualifications

BS Engineering or Business degree and at least 10 yrs experience managing projects or programs. Prefer Masters degree.

We seek an experienced manager to assist with management of the department and track actions associated with munitions and ordnance demolition.

Must have good organizational skills, and be detailed minded. Must be proficient in MS Office Word and Excel.

US Citizenship required and a Secret Clearance or the ablility 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=11181

8.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Selective Service System, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=84912737

9.) Public Affairs Specialist, US Secret Service, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85149191

10.) Solid State Laser Engineer, Directed Energy Solutions, Colorado Springs, CO

Directed Energy Solutions is a rapidly growing Defense Contractor (Inc. 500 Company in 2004) conducting laser device research, laser systems analysis, and consulting in the area of laser systems applications. Our research includes developing new laser and broadband light sources for commercial and Department of Defense clients. Applicants must be able to obtain a DoD security clearance.

Description: This is a full-time, mid-level position. Responsibilities include supporting the design, building, and testing of cryogenic diode pumped solid state laser systems. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to: working with scientists and mechanical engineers to develop conceptual and detailed designs, evaluating design options using optical design tools, working with vendors to obtain optical and electro-optical components, verifying quality of purchased components, building and testing laser systems and subsystems, creating test procedures, troubleshooting, and resolving laser performance issues, preparing and giving customer presentations.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience: M.S. degree in Quantum Electronics, Optical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent is required. Minimum of 2 years solid state laser industry experience also required. Preferred qualifications include: experience with solid state diode pumped lasers, q-switched solid state lasers (Nd:YAG), data collection software (LabVIEW), and optical design and analysis software (Zemax, MatLab, and GLAD). Must be a team player that works well with others. Excellent written and communication skills are required.

Comments: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. DES offers a competitive salary and benefits package. US citizenship or Permanent Residency required. If selected, candidate must have ability to undergo a US government security investigation and obtain a security clearance.

http://www.denergysolutions.com/Employment/OpenPositions.aspx

Apply To: Send cover letter and resume via email to jobs@denergysolutions.com

http://www.denergysolutions.com/Employment/OpenPositions.aspx

11.) Research Computational Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate-High Power Gas Lasers Branch, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N.M

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate, located on Kirtland AFB in scenic Albuquerque, N.M. is the U.S. Air Force's center of expertise in the range of technologies required for high-energy lasers, high-power microwaves, high-power millimeter waves and advanced optics. The High Power Gas Lasers Branch of the Directed Energy Directorate is the nation’s asset for leading innovative research and development of high energy gas lasers.

This position will require the applicant to independently develop and apply innovative, physically detailed models for gas lasers within a research and development environment that requires close collaboration with in-house experiment investigators as well as industry and university partners. The position also requires extensive communication through in-house reporting and presentation, journal and conference publication, and development and submission of research proposals to government funding agencies.

Description of Position Duties and Requirements

Relative to the physically detailed simulation of gas lasers, this position requires in-depth knowledge of the multiple coupled physical processes in these systems including non-equilibrium chemical kinetics and rate processes, the fluid dynamics of reacting flows, and the optical radiation field to gas coupling. This knowledge must be connected to experience and skills in the application of the methods of computational science including applied mathematics, numerical methods, programming for and execution of code on parallel high performance computing systems, grid generation, scientific visualization, methods for validation and verification, and uncertainty quantification. Applying this knowledge and set of skills to the simulation of gas laser systems, the researcher must effectively communicate these results to research experimentalists to increase understanding of the underlying physics and identify paths for device improvement; the ability to work closely with other researchers in a team environment is required. The position requires joint and independent development of research and development programs for gas lasers through communication with funding agencies, proposal submission, and by maintaining customer relationships. Communication with the larger government, industrial, and university community through presentations and publications is required. US citizenship and the ability to obtain a security clearance are required.

Educational Requirement

A PhD in the physical, engineering or life sciences from an accredited academic institution is required for this position.

Submit Your Resume: Please submit application materials through the USA Jobs Website for position 09OCT8YAFRLDE0780945 (http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/search.aspx?sort=rv&vw=d&brd=3876&ss=0&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&q=09OCT8YAFRLDE0780945). Note that this position is listed as a General Engineer to allow flexibility in advertising the multi-disciplinary nature of the position within Federal Government guidelines, and as such is not specific to the General Engineering discipline. Qualified applicants from any of the physical, engineering, or life sciences are encouraged to apply.

AFRL is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and a drug-free workplace.

http://careers.physicstoday.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3247379

12.) Senior Program Engineer (PE), Network Centric Systems (NCS), Command and Control Systems (C2S), Raytheon, Fort Wayne, Indiana

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1248799

13.) Principle Security Engineer, Defense Cross Domain Analytic Capability, Oberon, A Stanley Company, Ft. Belvoir, VA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA3/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=OBERONASSOCIATES&cws=1&rid=3412

14.) Nanophotonics Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://careers.physicstoday.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3235908

15.) Program Manager, DSCI, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.aspx?JobID=85086028

16.) Security Engineering Officers (SEOs), Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Washington, DC

http://careers.physicstoday.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3257186

17.) Experimental Plasma Physicist – Visiting LANL, General Fusion Inc., Los Alamos, New Mexico

http://careers.physicstoday.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3258418

18.) Communications Systems Engineer, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, MD

https://owa.jhuapl.edu/psp/cg89prod_cg/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

19.) Geospatial Analysts – TS/SCI CLEARANCE, National Geospatial Intelligence College (NGC), Fort Belvoir, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.aspx?JobID=85086493

20.) Graduate Student Fellowships Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program (GFD), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

http://careers.physicstoday.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3257455

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