Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for March 17, 2010


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for March 17, 2010

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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.) Military Analyst (BSTT Distributed Learning Observer Controller / Trainer), Alion Science and Technology, Ft Leavenworth, KS

2.) Public Affairs Specialist, Public Affairs Office, Ship Systems Engineering Station, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Bethesda, MD

3.) Business Development Director (Cybersecurity), BAE Systems Information Technology, Reston, Virginia

4.) Technical Editor/Writer Sr, Alion Science and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio

5.) Test Scenario Developer (JMS, Spring, Apache, Camel), DPC- Digital Prospectors Corp., Lexington, MA

6.) Linguist Interpreter, ManTech Mission Cyber & Technology Solutions, Ft Meade, Maryland

7.) Translator Interpreter Linguist Language Skills Expert, Offered by The MASY Group LLC, Washington, DC

8.) Science, Technology & Weapons Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

9.) Electronic Warfare Systems Engineers, NAVAIR Weapons Division, Oxnard, CA

10.) Computer Systems Analyst, General Dynamics Information Technology, Offutt AFB, NE

11.) Operations Research Analyst, ICF International, Arlington, VA

12.) Kill Vehicle Analyst MDA/DV, L-3 Communications Global Security & Engineering Solutions, Huntsville, AL

13.) Cyber Damage Assessment Analyst, Booz Allen, Charlottesville, VA

…and more!

*** From Connie Mayse:

Hi, Ned. I thought of you yesterday when I took a wrong turn during my commute and ended up driving around the US Naval Station Great Lakes (North Chicago, IL), which includes the largest naval training center. Go out to dinner in the Waukegan-Gurnee area (pronounced gur-NEE for you non-natives) any Friday and you'll see fresh-faced sailors enjoying a celebratory meal with their families. Every Friday is graduation day at Great Lakes.

Thanks for the link to the story about Holly Graf, the female Captain Bligh. Not unlike some dry-docked managers I have known, managing by intimidation and fear. Three cheers for the brave souls who complained!

Thanks, Ned. Have a great day-cj

Connie J Mayse, MBA

*** Delays in Satellite Programs Push US Navy to Look Elsewhere for Communications

Link to article on NextGov:

http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100311_9931.php

*** Naval Highlights for the Next Decade

Albrecht Müller looks at the large naval programmes likely to make waves over the next decade.

http://www.ship-technology.com/features/feature78184/?WT.mc_id=WN_Feat

*** IABC/DC Metro Chapter Meeting – Down But Not Out: Job Hunting In A Recession

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Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Down But Not Out: Job Hunting In A Recession

Times are tough for folks everywhere, including communication professionals in the Capital Region. But while signs of a recovery are increasingly more visible, finding that new job isn't easy. So what's next? How can we find a job in this new economic environment? What can we do to look better in the eyes of potential employers?

Join IABC/Washington for a discussion on HR, hiring practices in the communication profession and how job seekers can put their best foot forward.

This month, we present Ned Lundquist, ABC, brains behind Ned's Job of the Week [hyperlink to www.nedsjotw.com], a weekly portal featuring a listing of various communication positions from around the country, Heather R. Huhman [hyperlink to www.twitter.com/heatherhuhman ], founder and president of Come Recommended [hyperlink to www.comerecommended.com ], and Kate Perrin, president of Professional Solutions [link to www.PRstaffing.com ] and longtime member of the IABC/Washington.

Our panelists will discuss the current communication environment, the impact of the generational divide on our organizations, tips on using social media for a job search, and how senior professionals can remain competitive in the job market. Jakub M. Konysz (@jkonysz), PR manger at ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership [www.asaecenter.org] and co-VP of professional development for IABC/Washington will moderate the discussion.

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

1.) Military Analyst (BSTT Distributed Learning Observer Controller / Trainer), Alion Science and Technology, Ft Leavenworth, KS

Responsibilities

Distributed learning Observer Controller-Trainer for the Army National Guard's Battle Command Training Center (BCTC) Battle Staff Training Teams (BSTT) located at Leavenworth, Kansas. Shall coordinate the planning, development of curriculum, integration, and operations of Distributed Learning (DL) in support of BCTC-Leavenworth training programs. The contractor shall work with NGB ART-C and ART-DL to aid in the development of DL courses to include TOC Operations, Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS), and the MDMP.

Qualifications

Civilian Education – Bachelor’s degree in educational technology, computer science, or related information/engineering systems discipline, or major field of study which provided substantial knowledge useful in developing and managing distributed training programs (including training exercises for large, complex projects).

Experience – Solid military background with subject matter expertise in battle staff and TOC procedures. Minimum completion of the captain’s career course. Completion of the Intermediate Level Education Course at the Command and General Staff College, or equivalent service school desired.

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11554

*** From Bill Palmer:

Hi to all,

We have an opening in Philadelphia for a public affairs specialist. This position is located in the Public Affairs Office (Code 3830) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Ship Systems Engineering Station. I am not the POC for this position, merely sharing the info. See below for details.

Bill Palmer

2.) Public Affairs Specialist, Public Affairs Office, Ship Systems Engineering Station, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Bethesda, MD

http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/jobs/Public-Affairs-Specialist-1841765.html&ct=ga&cd=catyAgV7pu0&usg=AFQjCNHEIFrcWiARXQ-HYuySPJd2uYvSjg

3.) Business Development Director (Cybersecurity), BAE Systems Information Technology, Reston, Virginia

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=20004

4.) Technical Editor/Writer Sr, Alion Science and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11552

5.) Test Scenario Developer (JMS, Spring, Apache, Camel), DPC- Digital Prospectors Corp., Lexington, MA

http://www.robojobs.com/job/295321/test-scenario-developer-(jms-spring-apache-camel)-(we-sponsor-clear/

6.) Linguist Interpreter, ManTech Mission Cyber & Technology Solutions, Ft Meade, Maryland

http://www.intelligencecareers.com/jobs_nl/jobview.cfm?jobid=2499007&jsc=d012345

7.) Translator Interpreter Linguist Language Skills Expert, Offered by The MASY Group LLC, Washington, DC

http://www.intelligencecareers.com/jobs_nl/jobview.cfm?jobid=2500275&jsc=d012345

8.) Science, Technology & Weapons Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

The Directorate of Intelligence (DI) seeks engineers and scientists to analyze challenging national security issues, such as foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, information warfare and emerging technologies. These engineers and scientists will serve as professional intelligence officers, applying their scientific and technical knowledge to solving complex intelligence problems, and presenting their assessments to senior policymakers. This work demands initiative, creativity, analytical skills and technical expertise. Agency analysts are encouraged to maintain and broaden professional ties through academic study, contacts, and attendance at professional meetings. They may also choose to pursue additional studies in fields relevant to their areas of responsibility. Opportunities exist for foreign travel, language training, analytic and management training, and assignments in other offices in the Agency and throughout the US Government.

*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor's or master's degree in: Aerospace Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Nuclear Engineering; Physics; Mathematics; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Biological Sciences; Biotechnology and Microbiology; Physical Sciences; or Remote Sensing/GIS. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale is required. Competitive candidates typically will have higher GPAs, relevant experience, and strong oral expression and writing skills, including the demonstrated ability to write concise prose.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

To Apply:

Make a note of the position(s) that interest you, as you can apply for up to four positions in one application. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application, and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/analytical/science-technology-and-weapons-analyst.html

9.) Electronic Warfare Systems Engineers, NAVAIR Weapons Division, Oxnard, CA

The Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) Integrated Product Team (IPT) is a Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division government and contract team consisting of over 230 personnel stationed at Point Mugu. The team provides complete Electronic Attack (EA) and Electronic Surveillance (ES) JMPS Mission Planning development support for EA-6B, EA-18G, E-2C and MH-60R, plus future naval platforms such as JSF, P-8A and BAMS. The team serves as the EA-6B Prowler Weapon System Support Activity, producing Operational Flight Programs and conducting systems engineering and integration of avionics and weapon system upgrades. The team supports EA-18G Growler System Development and Demonstration and has completed development of the EA Systems Integration Laboratory and has started providing complete AEA life cycle support. The team also provides jamming techniques optimization and world emitter databases to enable naval airborne EA and ES implementation around the world.

Skills & Abilities:

a. EA/ES Systems of Systems mission analyses and Concept of Operations, DoD Architecture Framework, EW Network Centric Operations

b. Applying technical theories and concepts in the EA/ES fields

c. Analyzing and defining avionics and system level requirements, performing system design, evaluating test plans for laboratory, field, and environmental testing and supporting system integration and test; and analyzing the resulting data.

d. Modeling and simulation of EA / ES systems effectiveness

e. Developing technical and cost proposals, development of military equipment specifications, and utilizing standards for technical drawings and documentation.

f. Applying processes and standards, including the NAVAIR Systems Engineering Guide, NAVAIR Design Review Guide, Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), DoD Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), Joint Test and Evaluation Methodologies, DoD Architecture Framework, and the DoD Acquisition System (DoD Instruction 5000)

g. Able to represent the Systems Engineering organization and interface with senior-level leaders, external customers, fleet users, analysts and contractors, including presenting project technical status, identifying technical issues, and supporting the resolution of complex technical issues.

h. Supporting Earned Value Management Systems and Lean Six Sigma

i. Leading software and hardware development teams

Duties:

a. Engineering: The AEA Systems Engineer:

i. Defines requirements; designs and develops system architecture; performs system analysis

ii. Performs operational effectiveness analysis of EA/ES systems and detailed analysis of complex signal and data processing sub-systems

iii. Characterizes system performance; conducts integration and test of initial and updated system builds; supports installation, Integrated Test and Evaluation (IT&E) and fleet introduction.

iv. Analyzes operational requirements, develops specifications for new equipment to meet those requirements, and supports laboratory development to fulfill those requirements.

v. Identifies and specifies functional flows and performance characteristics of logical, physical, data and control interfaces among system components to facilitate system integration and ensure consistency and compatibility among subsystems.

b. Programmatic: The AEA Systems Engineer:

i. Plans and coordinates system engineering activities with AEA IPT aircraft Block Upgrade Leads, Laboratory Manager and Chief Engineer; directs build/purchase/subcontract analyses; ensures implementation of systems engineering plans as part of the overall program plan

ii. Coordinates system engineering plans and designs with respective NAVAIR system safety, Reliability and Maintainability, and E3 representatives

iii. Develops system engineering, cost, schedule, and feasibility assessments in support of proposal development for strategic opportunities (i.e., new business, Science & Technology, Small Business Innovative Research, etc.)

iv. Coordinates the Verification, Validation and Accreditation of EA/ES models and simulations

c. Leadership: The AEA Systems Engineer:

i. Establishes and maintains a Continuous Risk Management program. Conducts technical risk assessments by identifying and evaluating major system cost drivers and cost impacts of system architecture alternatives. Establishes cost of key performance requirements and determines and/or negotiates cost/performance tradeoffs to ensure maximum cost effectiveness and optimum system design.

ii. Supports AEA IPT process improvement efforts by providing instruction and guidance to support the development of effective systems engineering skills and the effective application of established processes and procedures.

Ability to obtain/maintain U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret security clearance.

Education Requirements:

a. Bachelors Degree in a technical or scientific field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of six (6) years of EW work experience; or

b. Masters Degree and four (4) years of EW work experience; or

c. Ph.D. with two (2) years of EW work experience.

d. DAWIA Level III certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering*Systems Engineering.

e. Candidate must be highly motivated, a self-starter, and be able to work on multiple product teams.

f. Effective verbal and written communication skills are a must. Position will require occasional travel.

Company Name:

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Weapons Division

Company Information:

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) serves the nation and the Navy by developing, acquiring, and supporting aeronautical systems that can be operated and maintained at sea. Products and services include avionics, air- and surface-launched weapons, electronic warfare systems, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, launch and arresting gear, and training systems. NAVAIR provides total life-cycle support of our products from research, design, development, and engineering; acquisition; test and evaluation; repair and modification; and in-service engineering and logistics support.

The mission of NAVAIR's Weapons Division is to provide our Armed Forces with effective and affordable integrated warfare systems and life-cycle support to ensure battlespace dominance. To fulfill this mission we:

* Perform research, development, test, and evaluation, logistics, and in-service support for guided missiles, free-fall weapons, targets, support equipment, crew systems, and electronic warfare.

* Integrate weapons and avionics on tactical aircraft.

* Operate the Navy's western land and sea range test and evaluation complex.

* Develop and apply new technology.

Benefits:

** Formalized training and career development

** Compressed work schedule (9 hour workdays; alternate Fridays are non workdays)

** Performance based pay system with annual opportunities for salary increases and bonuses

** Team focused work groups

** Technical and career mentoring

** Annual **cost of living** pay adjustments

** 10 paid holidays per year

** 11.5 paid vacation days per year for the first three years; 18 paid vacation days per year after

the first three years

** 11.5 paid days of sick leave per year, accumulating without limitation

** Choice of health insurance plans for both employee and dependents** coverage

** Life insurance program with variable coverage options

** Vision and dental option

** Long term care insurance

** Flexible spending account

** Retirement Program with tax deferred savings alternatives and matching Government funds for Thrift Savings Plan investors

Flexible work week (every other Friday off)

10-15 minutes commute

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

APPLY AT:

http://jobs.navair.navy.mil/

NAVAIR Weapons Division

China Lake, CA 93555

Web: http://www.navair.navy.mil/nawcwdRate Job Positive

http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=101&dockey=xml/9/2/92634402416f3ac854762c0caf810c73@endecaindex&c=1&source=20

10.) Computer Systems Analyst, General Dynamics Information Technology, Offutt AFB, NE

http://www.intelligencecareers.com/jobs_nl/jobview.cfm?jobid=2496903&jsc=d012345

11.) Operations Research Analyst, ICF International, Arlington, VA

https://jobs.icfi.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-38486&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any?optlink-view=view-38486&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any&eresc=Indeed

12.) Kill Vehicle Analyst MDA/DV, L-3 Communications Global Security & Engineering Solutions, Huntsville, AL

http://www.sologig.com/Job/aggregator/L-3-Communications-Global-Security-Engineering-Solutions/Kill-Vehicle-Analyst-MDA-DV/US-AL-Huntsville/J3H1KY6RW2JCD2Y8L2G.aspx

13.) Cyber Damage Assessment Analyst, Booz Allen, Charlottesville, VA

http://www.boozallen-jobs.com/job/CHARLOTTESVILLE-Cyber-Damage-Assessment-Analyst,-Mid-Job-VA-22901/731735/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_campaign=BoozAllen_Cyber&src=JB-14400

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