Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for March 24, 2010


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for March 24, 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.) Logistics Analyst Principal, Alion Science and Technology, Mt Arlington, NJ

2.) Plans and Programs Coordinator, NRO Mission Support Directorate, Integrated Solutions Office, L-3 Communications – STRATIS Division, Chantilly, VA

3.) Machinery Maintenance Mechanic (with Active TS Clearance), Parsons Corporation, Springfield, VA

4.) COMSEC Custodian, DRS Defense Solutions, LLC, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

5.) Temporary Proposal Writer with Security Clearance, Berman Larson Kane, Clifton, NJ

6.) Managing Editor I, Kwajalein Range Services, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

7.) C-IED BCT Team Chief, Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER), Fort McNair, Washington, DC

8.) Mid-level Public Affairs Officer, NATOSEASPARROW Program, BAE Systems Technology Sol&Svc, Arlington, VA

9.) Web Architect, BAE Systems Information Technology, Beavercreek, OH

10.) System Engineer Principal Lead, CSC, FORT MEADE, Maryland

11.) Corporate Communications Specialist, MOSAIC Technologies Group, Fort Meade, MD

12.) Cartographer, Air Force Materiel Command, San Antonio, TX

13.) Combat Operations Analyst, ALATEC, White Sands, New Mexico

14.) Information Security Specialist, QinetiQ North America Operations, Arlington, VA 15.) SCA Computer Sys Analyst, Northrop Grumman, Springfield, VA

16.) Public Affairs Officer, Navy Engineering Logistics Office (NELO), Arlington, VA

17.) Program Analyst, DHS Headquarters, Washington, DC

…and more!

*** From Gail Curto:

Dear Ned Lundquist

I am in Colorado Springs, CO looking for Defense related employment

since or several years have provided the Air Force with software

tested for quality that was installed for satellite operations.

Completed an Associates of Science in Computer Information Systems and

Bachelors of Science in Management Information System.

Am eager to be a part of a team to deliver a quality product and meet

requirements of the DOD customer in Colorado Springs, CO.

I desire to work with details and data and am an investigative person.

I like to use logic, solve problems and mysteries, putting together

pieces of a puzzle, precision and science, and pay extreme attention

to detail.

Please include me in your newsletter of career opportunities.

Gail Curto (gcitanalyst@gmail.com)

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

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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.

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

1.) Logistics Analyst Principal, Alion Science and Technology, Mt Arlington, NJ

Job ID: 11578

Responsibilities

Partial responsibilities include participate/lead Joint Service IPT for Arms, Ammunition and Explosives life cycle requirements; develop R&D implementation plans; participate in ammunition logistics R&D project prioritization.

Qualifications

Seeking candidate with program management technical support for R&D strategic planning and implemtation. Knowledge of ammunition life cycle requirements a must.

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11578

2.) Plans and Programs Coordinator, NRO Mission Support Directorate, Integrated Solutions Office, L-3 Communications – STRATIS Division, Chantilly, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86888647

3.) Machinery Maintenance Mechanic (with Active TS Clearance), Parsons Corporation, Springfield, VA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JFEPCTVP9I0

4.) COMSEC Custodian, DRS Defense Solutions, LLC, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, DRS Defense Solutions has annual revenues of more than $1.2 billion and is composed of seven lines of business with 3000 employees around the globe. A number of DRS people work side-by-side in theater with America’s warfighters and peacekeepers. DRS Defense Solutions is a diversified, vertically integrated business providing advanced products and systems integration in the areas of intelligence and sensor technologies, security, sonar, communications, electronic warfare, training systems, satellite communications, avionics, control systems and unmanned technologies. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.drs.com.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible as the DRS WLB Comsec Custodian with the receipt, issue to hand-receipt holders, remote accountability, master inventory records, transfer, and destruction of all COMSEC items and records assigned to the DRS MMCS Project. Additionally, responsible for the accountability, and inventory of Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI), in coordination with the National Security Agency policy and procedures. Must possess Army, Standard COMSEC Custodian Course (SCCC) and Local COMSEC Management System (LCMS) certification. Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all material assigned to the DRS NOC COMSEC Hand Receipt, i.e. Fortezza Cards, FF Key, and monthly Key. Develop plans for ADP systems from project inception to conclusion. Defines the problem, and develops system requirements and program specifications, from which programmers prepare systems documentation programs, and tests.

Basic Qualifications

Employment will be contingent upon the ability to obtain a NSA COMSEC account.

Experience using the DIAS database and completing Standard Form (SF-153).

Full understanding of CCI and COMSEC equipment KG-175 C, D & E Taclanes.

Experience transferring keys using a CYZ-10 and KYK-13 through a STE.

Applicant must be a US citizen.

Must also possess at a minimum an active SECRET clearance or higher, meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and will be subject to a government security investigation.

Employment will be contingent upon favorable results of a company background investigation and drug screening.

DRS Defense Solutions, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/career?_s.crb=3VTlsM8tEOSaWVqnzO%252bCxLgwGio%253d

5.) Temporary Proposal Writer with Security Clearance, Berman Larson Kane, Clifton, NJ

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JFMTJBM8UZL

*** From Mark Sofman:

6.) Managing Editor I, Kwajalein Range Services, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

Relocation Required. This position is located on a tropical island in the Marshall Islands. Unaccompanied with company paid housing, utilities, and meals.

JOB DUTIES:

Ensures the U.S. Army's message is provided to the community of the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands in support of the USAKA Commander and Public Affairs Officer through the Kwajalein Hourglass. The Kwajalein Hourglass is the only local community newspaper available to the residents of Kwajalein and Roi Namur.

Ensures newspaper is published in accordance with AP Stylebook and complies with Army Regulation 360-1.

Conducts interviews, writes stories (news, features, sports and commentaries), takes photographs, writes outlines, edits documents, makes contacts for stories, develops story ideas, layouts and designs the paper.

Attends meetings and glean story ideas from meetings.

Direct and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities.

Establish and maintain effective communications with KRS management, the Customer, and the community at large.

Ensure KRS policies, procedures, instructions, and guidelines are followed by Media Services personnel.

Ensure an appropriate program to regularly review and revise operational policies and procedures is established and implemented within Media Services.

Establish and maintain effective communications with KRS management, the Customer, and the community at large.

Direct and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities.

Establish and maintain effective communications with KRS management, the Customer, and the community at large.

Ensure KRS policies, procedures, instructions, and guidelines are followed by Media Services personnel. Ensure an appropriate program to regularly review and revise operational policies and procedures is established and implemented within Media Services.

Managing Editor I reports to Manager, Community Services Department.

JOB SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

Required: Must have at least 2 years hands-on experience as a writer, photographer, and with layout and design experience using Adobe inDesign.

Desired: Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and Desktop Publishing

EXPERIENCE (Years):

Required Must have at least 2 years hands-on experience in print journalism, preferably in a military community.

Desired: 2+ years experience

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor's Degree in English, Literature, Journalism, or related field.

Desired: Defense Information School graduate preferred.

OTHER SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Excellent written and oral interpersonal communications skills, skills to evaluate and resolve complex problems and situations, uncompromising ethics, and a strong sense and sensibility for customer service.

Strong decision making skills and the ability to work independently.

High level of interpersonal and organizational skills to provide individual and organizational leadership for the programs, coordinate communications, and resolve personnel issues and conflicts.

High level of knowledge of principles and practices of organization, and administration.

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86872534&aid=25021982&WT.mc_n=JSAHG10

7.) C-IED BCT Team Chief, Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER), Fort McNair, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86917171

8.) Mid-level Public Affairs Officer, NATOSEASPARROW Program, BAE Systems Technology Sol&Svc, Arlington, VA

The NATOSEASPARROW Program is seeking a Mid level Public Affairs Officer. The primary responsibility for this individual will be to aid in development and implementation of a strategic communication plan with primary U.S. focus and some international elements. The PAO will develop an information campaign for internal and external customers which promotes community awareness of products and product performance. The PAO will be required to build and contribute to information briefings, coordinate audio/visual development of presentations, and manage dissemination of information to the community. The PAO will be responsible for coordination of office staff in professional forums and promote customer consensus building in the fleet. Other responsibilities will include developing a working relationship with the media, maintaining a robust community relations program, interfacing with other government agencies and keeping internal and external customers informed on key issues.

Functional responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Tech writer – translate program direction into comprehensible documentation for distribution to national authorities

Develop a comprehensive communications program

Develop and direct strategic messages

Develop strategic messages that align with NSPO strategic business plan

Generate articles for publication – Establish a marketing plan for strategic topic placement in target media outlets

Liaise with NAVSEA on release of material

Seminars/forums for NOO/B/C

Communication event generation

Internal NSPO communications

Plan of the week

Command History and quarterly reports to PEO IWS

REQUIRED:

Knowledge of U.S. Navy command structure and supporting organizations

U.S. Navy Public Affairs experience

Knowledge of U.S. Navy ships and their associated weapons systems

Working Knowledge of U.S. Navy media sources

Writing skills

Multi media experience

Professional writing experience for industry publications

Experience in developing strategic communication plans

Experience in building and sustaining relationships with news and trade media and other pertinent industry partners

Significant experience participating in press conferences, briefings and presentations to internal and external customers.

DESIRED:

Course work at Defense Information School (DINFOS)

Speech writing

Business Development Experience

Line of Business Statement

BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. With 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems had 2008 sales of $34.4 billion.

Support Solutions, based in Rockville, Maryland, provides a wide range of services in engineering, system integration, ship repair, and readiness and sustainment for military platforms. Its Technology Solutions & Services unit addresses the full life-cycle needs of U.S. Department of Defense and federal civilian customers with capabilities in systems engineering and technical assistance, system and subsystem integration, operations, and maintenance. TSS serves every branch of the U.S. military and numerous civilian agencies, operating the U.S. Army's munitions plant in Kingsport, Tennessee; integrating communications systems and developing and integrating precision tracking radars; and providing design and support services for air and missile defense systems.

The Ship Repair business is the leading U.S. provider of non-nuclear ship repair, conversion, and modernization services. It focuses on drydock and pier-side ship repair and sustainment services for the U.S. Navy, other defense agencies, and commercial customers.

The Readiness & Sustainment business focuses on customers' growing need for through-life platform support.

People are the greatest asset in any Company …

BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment that challenges our employees to be remarkable and obtain their full potential.

We are an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer that understands the value of diversity and its impact on a high performance culture.

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86876503

9.) Web Architect, BAE Systems Information Technology, Beavercreek, OH

http://www.job.com/my.job/search/page=jobview/pt=2/key=50236916/

10.) System Engineer Principal Lead, CSC, FORT MEADE, Maryland

http://www.job.com/my.job/search/page=jobview/pt=2/key=51005601/

11.) Corporate Communications Specialist, MOSAIC Technologies Group, Fort Meade, MD

Responsibilities:

Provide corporate communications, marketing, and process engineering consultation support to the Program Management Office (PMO). Activities will include communications/marketing strategy development, web page oversight, improvement and documentation of internal governance processes, presentation strategy development, and customer/stakeholder relations.

Qualifications:

Three (3) years of demonstrated experience in corporate communications. Outstanding written and oral communications skills, experience with marketing, advertising, and presentation techniques, and excellent problem-solving skills are essential. Prior SIGINT experience; knowledge of corporate resources and Intelligence Community organization, mission, goals, and priorities; and knowledge of and participation in large DoD acquisition programs are highly desirable.

http://www.businessworkforce.com/job.asp?id=23076659&aff=BD0595BF-F753-4C9C-9AFC-7C33CF930549

12.) Cartographer, Air Force Materiel Command, San Antonio, TX

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86968461

13.) Combat Operations Analyst, ALATEC, White Sands, New Mexico

http://www.clearancejobs.com/jobs/1279263/combat-operations-analyst

14.) Information Security Specialist, QinetiQ North America Operations, Arlington, VA

http://careers-qinetiqna.icims.com/jobs/16744/job

15.) SCA Computer Sys Analyst, Northrop Grumman, Springfield, VA

http://www.job-search-engine.com/job/000000002e75qz?impression_id=T-ifhQcsRRWGWXuytnwTZA

16.) Public Affairs Officer, Navy Engineering Logistics Office (NELO), Arlington, VA

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86836409

17.) Program Analyst, DHS Headquarters, Washington, DC

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86577600

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