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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for February 3, 2010

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“I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.”

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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.) Software Design Engineer (NWDC JBUS Interface Developer – Coalition), Alion Science and Technology, Virginia Beach DAM NECK, VA

2.) Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies, U.S. Coast Guard, New London, CT

3.) Superintendent, US Merchant Marine Academy, Maritime Administration, Department Of Transportation, Kings Point, NY

4.) DETENTION AND REMOVAL ASSISTANT (OA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department Of Homeland Security, COLUMBIA, SC

5.) Graphic Designer (3D Modeler), Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Counter-IED Operations Integration Center (COIC), TRADOC, Alion Science and Technology, Newport News, VA

6.) Public Affairs Specialist, Transportation Security Administration, Department Of Homeland Security, Salt Lake City, UT

7.) Program Planning & Control Analyst, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Alion Science and Technology, Arlington, VA

8.) Combat Systems Engineer, NSWC PHD Air Dominance Department, CACI, Oxnard, CA

9.) Firefighter, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, CT

10.) Wellness Coordinator, General Dynamics Electric Boat, North Kingstown, RI

11.) Combat Systems Engineer (US Citizen), ENTEGEE Engineering Technical Group, Arlington, VA

12.) Combat Systems Technical Writer, Life Cycle Engineering, Mayport, FL

12.) Electronic Warfare (EW) Analyst, ARINC, Dayton, OH

13.) Navy Combat Systems Instructor, Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) training at the Aegis Readiness and Training Center, CACI, Dahlgren, VA

14.) Export Compliance Analyst, ARINC, Warner Robins, GA

15.) Sr Marketing Rep – I.A. Sales Engineer, L-3 Communication Systems East, Annapolis Junction, MD

16.) Executive Assistant, Raytheon, Plano, TX

17.) Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman, King George, VA

18.) Combat Systems Testing & Trouble Desk Support, Dell Perot Systems, Pearl Harbor, HI

19.) Army Program Manager, Installation Support Services, CH2M HILL, Fort Irwin, CA

20.) Strategic Planner, CALIBRE, Fort Irwin, CA

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

1.) Software Design Engineer (NWDC JBUS Interface Developer – Coalition), Alion Science and Technology, Virginia Beach DAM NECK, VA

Job ID: 11360

Responsibilities

Position Summary: The Joint Simulation Bus (JBUS) Interface Developer is responsible for the life-cycle software engineering of JBUS system interfaces to meet Navy Service Program Manager objectives. JBUS is a High Level Architecture (HLA) compliant simulation and Command, Control, Communication, Computer, and Intelligence (C4I) interface system and is a component of the core simulation used in the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE). The NCTE is a federation comprised of many distributed simulation systems and interfaces used to support Navy and Joint Training, as well as Navy concept development and experimentation. The JBUS Interface Developer is a contributor to the Navy Warfare Development Command's (NWDC) software engineering activities in support of Fleet Synthetic Training (FST). NWDC Software Engineering provides modeling and simulation application development, live, virtual and constructive systems integration support and in-service engineering support to US Fleet Forces (USFF) and the Number Fleets. The NWDC Software Engineering team is directly responsible, in this context, for developing and maintaining technical solutions and standards to provide the greatest level of training capability to the warfighter, at the lowest possible cost, at the fastest pace achievable.

Duties and Responsibilities: This developer, receiving prioritized requirements from the Navy Warfare Development Command Software Development Lead, works with end users to achieve robust, maintainable and effective simulation and C4I interfaces and supports the continuous improvement of the software infrastructure. The developer will be required to work with a team of developers and subject matter experts to develop, enhance, integrate, and support JBUS. Primary development is done on Red Hat Linux platforms using JAVA, C and C++. Shell scripting is used to help automate tasks and query information. Subversion is the primary revision control system.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related discipline plus at least 2 years of directly related experience. Professional certification(s) may be required.

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, Skills, Abilities

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Ability to communicate software concepts effectively.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in software and systems development.

Experience with software development tools and programming languages.

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

Strong background in JAVA development is desired.

C and C++ development experience is a plus.

On-site support required. Interface with customers on a daily basis.

Related technical certifications may be required.

Simulation/HLA and Modeling & Simulation experience a plus.

Two years of professional experience in M&S system design and development in a Linux/UNIX environment is desired.

Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a team environment is required.

Military domain experience is a plus.

On-site support required. Interface with customers on a daily basis.

Shell scripting is a plus.

System interface development experience is a plus.

Distributed Simulation/HLA experience a plus Modeling & Simulation experience/development a plus.

Security: Must be able to obtain a 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=11360

2.) Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies, U.S. Coast Guard, New London, CT

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85300163

3.) Superintendent, US Merchant Marine Academy, Maritime Administration, Department Of Transportation, Kings Point, NY

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85837576

4.) DETENTION AND REMOVAL ASSISTANT (OA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department Of Homeland Security, COLUMBIA, SC

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85959237

5.) Graphic Designer (3D Modeler), Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Counter-IED Operations Integration Center (COIC), TRADOC, Alion Science and Technology, Newport News, VA

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11357

6.) Public Affairs Specialist, Transportation Security Administration, Department Of Homeland Security, Salt Lake City, UT

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85958048

7.) Program Planning & Control Analyst, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Alion Science and Technology, Arlington, VA

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11365

8.) Combat Systems Engineer, NSWC PHD Air Dominance Department, CACI, Oxnard, CA

http://www.caci-jobs.com/job/OXNARD-Combat-Systems-Engineer-2-Job-CA-93030/564462/

9.) Firefighter, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, CT

Individual must be FFI, EMT-B, HAZ-MAT Tech CONFINED SPACE and have at least a 2Q Driver's License. The individual must be able to respond to any type of emergency and be able to handle the pressure of operation under stress and protect life and property and respond to fire and other emergency calls safely. Individual must also be able to perform daily duties such as: lifting and weighing fire extinguishers, vehicle checks, filling fire extinguishers, maintenance of the Fire House, climbing ladders, able to work outside and inside. The individual cannot be claustrophobic or have a fear of heights. Individual must be able to fill out reports, must be able to communicate with others, follow orders, and follow all safety guidelines/NFPA guidelines and RadCon. Must be able to drive and operate the pump on a fire engine. Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays, and attend all related training as well as passing a physical at the Yard Hospital. Ability to use computer systems at the Fire House. Must be able to obtain DoD Top Secret security clearance.

Fire and medical training is required. The individual selected for this position must have a valid Driver's license from their state of residence and possess a valid Emergency Medical Technical (EMT-B) certificate issued by the State of Connecticut. Connecticut Type 102 or CDL or Driver's license are also desirable.

Individual must also be certified at least to a level of Firefighter 1 and HAZMAT Tech. The individual must also go through RadCon training. Job ID Number 10-3925.

http://www.gdcareers.com/gdchq_jobs/main.cfm?pg=search&view=detail&recnum=2&totalrecs=25&start=1&pagestart=1

10.) Wellness Coordinator, General Dynamics Electric Boat, North Kingstown, RI

Supports Wellness manager in providing employees with assistance in achieving health and wellness goals and objectives through individual and/or group sessions. Assists with researching, developing, coordinating and conducting wellness programs in areas such as nutrition, stress and weight management, smoking cessation and other wellness/health programs as required from concept to final metrics. Collaborates with medical, safety, benefits and workers' compensation staff, as well as utilizing outside resources and public agencies to coordinate and promote health and wellness programs. Promote health education through ongoing participation in worksite meetings, projects, outreach, education classes and committees. Assesses and maintains reports, evaluates health education programs and conducts ongoing evaluation of programs effectiveness; tracks metrics for cost benefit assessment. Assist with the collection of biometric data such as height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and other significant data.

BS degree or certification in health education, health sciences, nutrition, dietetics, fitness or releated field preferred.

Mininum of 2 years preferred as a dietician, fitnesss or medical professional; current Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR and/or first aid and Certified Health Education Specialist preferred. Must be proficient in MS Office and have strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills.

Experience in public speaking, health promotion or worksite wellness preferred

Reports to the Wellness Manager

Job ID Number 09-3823

http://www.gdcareers.com/gdchq_jobs/main.cfm?pg=search&view=detail&recnum=6&totalrecs=25&start=1&pagestart=1

11.) Combat Systems Engineer (US Citizen), ENTEGEE Engineering Technical Group, Arlington, VA

Responsibilities:

•Maritime Missile Defense Forum Lead Systems Engineer to oversee the development, maintain and manage the execution of the Project Plan, and subordinate engineering plans to facilitate obtaining team results from a multi-national organization

•Forum liaison to NATO Missile Defense Users Group

•Substantial international travel will be required to coordinate and participate in International Forums

Requirements:

•At least 10 years of solid experience in Navy Acquisition Programs and Project Management with background or experience in Combat Systems Engineering

•Operational Navy experience at the O-5/O-6 level

•International experience would be a plus

Educational Requirements:

•Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college

•Project Management Professional (PMP) certified or DAWIA III certified preferred

http://jobview.monster.com/Combat-Systems-Engineer-US-Citizen-Job-Arlington-VA-US-85377726.aspx

12.) Combat Systems Technical Writer, Life Cycle Engineering, Mayport, FL

Technical Writer desired for part time position in Mayport, FL to assist in writing, editing, and reviewing a variety of technical documentation including SOVTS, TAVRs, messages, test plans and other technical documents. Additionally, this individual will work closely with engineers, subject matter experts, and other team members to gather and prepare technical information. Applicant will ensure documentation is accurate, comprehensive, and conforms to style guidelines, and perform clerical functions incidental to writing activities. U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Required Skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the proven ability to convey information and ideas in a clear and concise manner. Ability to adapt writing style to meet defined guidelines and standards. Willingness to accept feedback and direction from others. Ability to multi-task between numerous projects. Must possess a strong knowledge understanding of CSS.

Required Experience

Required education and experience: Bachelor's degree in Technical Communications, Computer Science or related field, or twenty years of Combat systems experience. Minimum of 5 years of experience in writing technical documentation.

http://www.lce.com/Life_Cycle_Engineering_Careers_139.html

12.) Electronic Warfare (EW) Analyst, ARINC, Dayton, OH

https://sjobs.brassring.com/EN/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=^d2pBS_slp_rhc_/zSoCWfKHtuO8i6CjDDR_slp_rhc_bsvmScBSyz7LPt7SldgaM3Q8pjx2OrmQTxfhtnr_slp_rhc_VkT8eqioX_C_R__L_F_wDI12cM9VxGLQdAwJJluxZOPf6k/HNY=&jobId=745452&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=48&JobSiteInfo=745452_48&GQId=0

13.) Navy Combat Systems Instructor, Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) training at the Aegis Readiness and Training Center, CACI, Dahlgren, VA

http://www.caci-jobs.com/job/DAHLGREN-Navy-Combat-Systems-Instructor-Job-VA-22448/700455/

14.) Export Compliance Analyst, ARINC, Warner Robins, GA

https://sjobs.brassring.com/EN/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=^d2pBS_slp_rhc_/zSoCWfKHtuO8i6CjDDR_slp_rhc_bsvmScBSyz7LPt7SldgaM3Q8pjx2OrmQTxfhtnr_slp_rhc_VkT8eqioX_C_R__L_F_wDI12cM9VxGLQdAwJJluxZOPf6k/HNY=&jobId=776434&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=48&JobSiteInfo=776434_48&GQId=0

15.) Sr Marketing Rep – I.A. Sales Engineer, L-3 Communication Systems East, Annapolis Junction, MD

http://engineersalary.4jobs.com/jobs/sr-marketing-rep-i-a-sales-engineer-annapolis-junction-md-22463667-job.html

16.) Executive Assistant, Raytheon, Plano, TX

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J9EGYYAF46E;_ylt=ApIwHMXtvIdViaPaqoxDskj6Q6IX?source=SRP

17.) Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman, King George, VA

Defines, designs, and develops system requirements. Assesses current system architecture and limitations, defines and designs complex system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters. Coordinates design of subsystems and integration of total system. Analyzes and resolves difficult and complicated program support deficiencies. Conducts independent technical investigations in systems design Candidate will be responsible for working closely with all levels of stakeholders, including sponsors/customer to software development staff, to identify system and functional level requirements, provide Modeling and Simulation subject matter expertise, and Tactical Combat System limitations and definition capture. * BS in Engineering discipline with 2 yrs of experience. Equivalent Tactical Combat System Training/experience may be substituted for the degree. Should be familiar with Modeling and Simulation tools utilized for testing Advance Tactical Weapons Systems. * Candidate should have an understanding of Combat System Sensor capabilities, as well as a technical background in troubleshooting and isolating equipment failures. * Experience in Aegis Weapon System or Ship's Self Defense System and simulation tools such as A-STATS, MLST3, and CCD are preferred. * Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a dynamic team environment are a plus * Familiarity with Desk Top computing to include Microsoft Office programs Security Clearance Required.

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=192563

18.) Combat Systems Testing & Trouble Desk Support, Dell Perot Systems, Pearl Harbor, HI

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JO1SPBD1NRH;_ylt=Akc9mLbzo5k.WQYVu75TVhL6Q6IX

19.) Army Program Manager, Installation Support Services, CH2M HILL, Fort Irwin, CA

http://jobs.ch2mhill.com/california/ports/army-program-manager-installation-support-services-jobs

20.) Strategic Planner, CALIBRE, Fort Irwin, CA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8G4Y66Q7N8JMM3R4MQ

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