Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for March 31, 2010


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for March 31, 2010

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“We are reformers in the spring and summer, but in autumn we stand by the old. Reformers in the morning, and conservers at night.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.) Lead Functional Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

2.) Chemical Engineer, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Washington, DC 3.) Manager, Corporate Communications, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

4.) Director – Science and Technology Policy Institute, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

5.) S&IS Intern – Student Engineer – Test and Evaluation, Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS), El Segundo, CA

6.) Technical Editor – OED, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

7.) Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, CENTAF, Shaw AFB, SC

8.) Airplane Pilot (Simulator Instructor), United States Air Force (USAF) Undergraduate Flying Training (UFT), Laughlin AFB, TX

9.) AVIONICS TECH III, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Palmdale, California

10.) Foreign Language Teacher (Urdu), Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), Army Training and Doctrine Command, Kunia, HI

11.) Director, Avionics Marketing, Elbit Systems of America – Merrimack Operations, Merrimack, New Hampshire

12.) Employee Relations Specialist 5, Boeing, Ridley Park, PA

13.) Protocol Liaison Specialist (BITS-PAX-258), Bowhead Technical and Professional Services (Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation), Patuxent River, MD

14.) Programmer Anst IV ECE, BAE Systems Technology Sol&Svc, Huntsville, Alabama

15.) Knowledge Manager // Security Clearance Required, General Dynamics Information Technology, Suffolk, VA

16.) TAG 006-10, Subject Matter Expert- Air Defense Operations, KeyW Corporation, Washington, DC

17.) Project Manager, Spectrum Comm Inc., Langley AFB, VA

18.) Mechanical Design Engineer – ACTIVE CLEARANCE, Entegee – Northridge, CA

…and more!

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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.

*** From Dave Bretz:

Ned,

Interesting link kind-of related to your new work.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20100329/sc_mcclatchy/3464019

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

1.) Lead Functional Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Job ID: 11596

Responsibilities

Function as a Business Analyst/BPR subject matter expert

Perform business diagnosis, process model development and analysis, best practices research, and to-be process development

Define to-be organizational processes, capabilities, application of key technologies, and performance measurements/KPIs

Proficiency in BPA/BPM notation tools

Facilitate change management process and help define the structural and cultural changes required to reach the project goals

Support program manager and process owners, and engage stakeholders to drive results

Demonstrated experience effectively communicating detailed process information gathered from multiple subject matter experts and various other sources.

Demonstrated experience in advanced process mapping and modeling.

Demonstrated experience working as an individual and in a team at solving complex, cross-functional business process problems.

Demonstrated experience in business case development/cost- benefit analysis.

Demonstrated knowledge of business requirement definitions and proper documentation.

Demonstrated experience in technical writing.

Demonstrated experience in the change management process and systems analysis.

Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be customer focused to understand and appropriately respond to clients' business needs.

Demonstrated the ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, management, and vendors to successfully meet shifting needs.

Must demonstrate effective resource and project planning, results delivery, team building, and staying current with relevant technology and innovation.

Qualifications

8+ years of Business Analysis and Business Process Engineering experience

Experience with Governance and Risk

Successful completion of several BPR projects with demonstrated success

Proficiency in BPA/BPM notation tools

Technical competency in process improvement skills

Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and facilitation skills

Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering or related technical discipline, or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience. Advanced Degree preferred

Formal Business Analysis and/or BPR training, certification preferred

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=115796

2.) Chemical Engineer, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Washington, DC

http://jobs.defensedaily.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=2160&jb=6653810

3.) Manager, Corporate Communications, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

Serves as the Institute’s primary communications specialist. Works closely with senior management to develop and adapt effective communications approaches, improving the quality, accessibility, and consistency of the Institute’s external and internal communications. Develops and assists others in developing effective content in a variety of forms and media. Reports to the Vice President-Finance & Administration, and supervises the Institute’s Communications Services Group.

Responsibilities:

Working with the management team, develops and implements communications approaches consistent with the missions and traditions of IDA, a non-profit research organization that runs three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers. This includes suggesting ways (e.g., written materials; seminars; multimedia presentations) to improve IDA’s ability to convey information about the Institute and its research to primary external and internal audiences.

Works with senior management and research divisions to ensure IDA’s mission, capabilities, and strengths are communicated effectively to external and internal audiences. Ensures that both content and presentation reinforce IDA’s reputation for independent, high-quality analyses in support of federal government decision-making on national security and science policy issues.

Responsible for the development and presentation of content of various kinds, including websites, media, graphics and publications; ensures the quality, accuracy, and accessibility of the materials; works closely with Corporate staff and members of research divisions to present technical content clearly and effectively.

Directly supervises the communications services group, ensuring that work is prioritized and that products meet objectives and requirements.

Serves as the Institute’s initial spokesperson with the media.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Degree (BS/BA; Masters preferred) in Communications, Journalism or other relevant field and five or more years of relevant communications experience. Experience in a research organization or a large non-profit a plus.

Experience in strategic communications planning, messaging and media relations. A solid understanding of national security issues and/or governmental activities highly desirable.

Must be computer and web savvy and be comfortable with applicable tools and techniques.

Able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

http://jobs-ida.icims.com/jobs/1409/job

4.) Director – Science and Technology Policy Institute, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

http://jobs-ida.icims.com/jobs/1408/job

5.) S&IS Intern – Student Engineer – Test and Evaluation, Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS), El Segundo, CA

https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=10-1004611

6.) Technical Editor – OED, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

http://jobs-ida.icims.com/jobs/1386/job

7.) Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, CENTAF, Shaw AFB, SC

Job ID: 11594

Responsibilities

Conduct training for deployed CAOC and DET 1

Work Continuity of Operations procedures

Participate in exercises for CAOC operations development

Qualifications

TOP SECRET Clearance

Extensive operational AOC experience

Previous AFCENT expereience highly desirable

Previous experience training AOC positions desirable

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=115794

8.) Airplane Pilot (Simulator Instructor), United States Air Force (USAF) Undergraduate Flying Training (UFT), Laughlin AFB, TX

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86947918

9.) AVIONICS TECH III, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Palmdale, California

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&jb=6397947

10.) Foreign Language Teacher (Urdu), Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), Army Training and Doctrine Command, Kunia, HI

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85926873

11.) Director, Avionics Marketing, Elbit Systems of America – Merrimack Operations, Merrimack, New Hampshire

http://jobs.defensedaily.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=2160&jb=6657363

12.) Employee Relations Specialist 5, Boeing, Ridley Park, PA

Boeing is seeking a Employee Relations Specialist 5 with 10-15 years

experience (Req 10-1003720)

Designs, develops and leads the execution of the collective bargaining,

employee engagement and containment processes. Provides strategic

advice, counsel and interpretation to management, Human Resources and

employees on a broad range of complex employee relations issues.

Benchmarks, develops and integrates Employee Relations strategies and

processes and prepares recommendations to senior leadership. Leads the

analysis and resolution of complex operational issues. Provides

education on Employee Relations strategies and processes. May act as

lead negotiator in union contract negotiations. Designs, develops and

determines strategy for use of employee engagement tools.

Typical Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree and typically 15 or more years' related work

experience, a Master's degree and typically 13 or more years' related

work experience or an equivalent combination of education and

experience.

Other Job related information

Provides strategic advice and counsel to management, Human Resources

and employees on a broad range of complex employee relations issues, and

in particular, anticipate issues and proactively identify solutions.

Work directly with union leaders to resolve issues and foster a good

working relationship. Act as lead for the Philadelphia Employee

Relations group. Participate, as appropriate, in government hearings or

investigations (grievance) such as Department of Labor (DOL)

investigations, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charges, assist in

the preparation of legal cases, and conducts investigations as required.

Please note that depending on the specific position, you may be

required to pass additional medical tests, credit checks, and/or other

requirements. These additional items are required for the Company to

comply with various laws and regulatory rules.

Every job requisition has specific and unique requirements listed under

'Description', 'Competencies', and 'Education'. Applicants will increase

their opportunities for consideration by demonstrating compatibility

with these requirements in their resumes.

The job specifications – including competencies (knowledge, skills,

abilities, and other characteristics), job-relevant work experience,

education, and other requirements described in this requisition – will

be the basis for applicant screening, including resume reviews,

structured interviews and any other assessments used to support the

hiring decision. All candidates considered for this position may be

required to participate in a structured interview. The structured

interview is a standardized method of evaluating candidates' job-related

competencies to support an objective selection and promotion process.

Contact: Please apply online at

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86964104

13.) Protocol Liaison Specialist (BITS-PAX-258), Bowhead Technical and Professional Services (Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation), Patuxent River, MD

Coordinates, plans and communicates with various facilities, laboratories, NAVAIR/NAWC program offices, station security and police, transportation, NCIS, and the Pass office, as well as the offices of the distinguished visitor, other military services, and embassies when foreign nationals are involved. Based on the requirements of the distinguished visitor, and often in conjunction with the NAVAIR/NAWC needs to share with the visitor, the incumbent also develops specific itineraries and agendas to include tours, briefings, meetings, courtesy calls, and participation in various events. Coordinates all logistical requirements and acts a focal point for protocol courtesies that may include arrival and departure military honors, security, and transportation. Provides protocol support or guidance for various ceremonies and events, to include changes of command, retirement, air shows, etc.

Performs multiple tasks with attention to detail and effectively work with executive level government military and civilian leaders to include and Congressional staffs and embassies. Develops and executes agendas for the distinguished visitor, which may include tours of base facilities, briefings with NAVAIR/NAWC/NAS leadership/program managers, and participation in special events, conferences, and ceremonies. Coordinate visits from foreign governments as well. These duties include ensuring visit requests are staffed through the embassy and base foreign security offices and the established security process with adequate lead time, communicating with the appropriate foreign national personnel and/or their embassies, providing a central focal point for visit coordination and escorting foreign visitors at NAVAIR and NAWC. Produces informational packets for visitors as required. Keeps records and statistics of visits/tours for data calls such as the command history. Work will be performed primarily in an office environment however some protocol events (to include tours) will take place outside

Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree in event planning, marketing, communication or a related field or equivalent experience with a minimum of two (2) years professional experience. Experience with or working knowledge of the US Navy, NAVAIR, NAWC, or NAS and working with senior level personnel is desired.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a clearance at the SECRET level.

All Employees are subject to a Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program. Employees must pass a Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening, and must follow all Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Requirements.

All Employees are subject to verification of the education credentials listed on your application/resume.

Required Experience

minimum of 2-5 years professional experience

https://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=291247&company_id=15697&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=976214&level=levelid2&levelid2=101947&parent=BowheadTechnical%20and%20ProfessionalServices%3B%3B%3BCommunications&startflag=3

14.) Programmer Anst IV ECE, BAE Systems Technology Sol&Svc, Huntsville, Alabama

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=20095

15.) Knowledge Manager // Security Clearance Required, General Dynamics Information Technology, Suffolk, VA

http://www.intelligencecareers.com/jobs_nl/jobview.cfm?jobid=2517565

16.) TAG 006-10, Subject Matter Expert- Air Defense Operations, KeyW Corporation, Washington, DC

http://security-clearance-jobs.techexpousa.com/show_display_posting.cfm?posting_id=346965&employer_id=12442

17.) Project Manager, Spectrum Comm Inc., Langley AFB, VA

http://www.engineer-jobs.com/job.asp?id=23040112&aff=91259E7E-9B28-4A3B-8BD3-7A86EA744DB8

18.) Mechanical Design Engineer – ACTIVE CLEARANCE, Entegee – Northridge, CA US

http://www.engineer-jobs.com/common/frame/frmext.asp?url=%2FFWD%2Fntview%2Easp%3Flnk%3Dwww%2Enet%2Dtemps%2Ecom%2Fjob%2F4aoq%2FMECA%2Fmechanical%5Fdesign%5Fengineer%5Factive%2Ehtml

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