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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for May 5, 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.) Acquisition Analyst, Electronic Warfare / Sensors Project Office, PEO IWS 2.0, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

2.) Senior Vice President, Communications & Marketing, USO (United Service Organizations), Arlington, VA

3.) Senior Multimedia Developer, National Security Space Institute, U. S. Space Command, Alion Science and Technology, Colorado Springs, CO

4.) Security Awareness Communications Specialist, SRA, Rosslyn, Virginia

5.) Manager Communications 2, Advanced Programs and Technology division, Northrop Grumman, San Diego, CA

6.) Communications Planner, Harris Corporation, Combined Air Operations Center-Nellis (CAOC-N), Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV

7.) Geospatial Analyst, MDA Information Systems, Rockville, Maryland

8.) Sr. NOMAD Developer – Secret Clearance, Catapult Technology, Crystal City, VA

9.) Senior Intelligence Analyst (Strategic Communications), L-3 Communications – STRATIS, Ft Belvoir, Virginia

10.) Jr. Public Affairs Specialist, Sapphire Technologies, A Randstad Company, Ft. Meade, MD

11.) Foreign Media Analyst – Africa, SRA, Arlington, VA

12.) Director, Aviation Infrastructure, Aerospace Industries Association, Arlington, Virginia

13.) Director, Recruitment, McNeil Technologies, Springfield, VA

14.) Security Intelligence Technologies Group, RF Engineering Position, Westchester, NY

15.) Radio Frequency (RF) Systems Engineer (Code 5713), Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC

16.) Program Management Analyst Senior, Booz Allen Hamilton, San Diego, California

17.) CIWS & RAM Action Officer, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Crystal City, VA

18.) SUPERVISORY PROGRAM MANAGER, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Commemorations Division, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC

19.) NSC Network Controller, ITT Systems Corporation, Kuwait

20.) Information Technology Analyst, ITT Systems Corporation, Kuwait

21.) Technical Control Facility Technician (TCF),ITT Systems Corporation, Positions located in the Middle East

22.) Director Media Relations, ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, VA

23.) Senior Staff Writer, ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, VA

…and more!

*** From Bill Johnson-Miles:

Marine Corps Systems Command Job Fair, May 22, Fredericksburg

Serve your country, support Marines in harm's way

You can serve your country and improve your quality of life by working at Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), where every day is mission critical. MCSC supports the Marine warfighters currently serving in harm's way in Afghanistan and other areas around the world. The Command, headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Northern Virginia 35 miles south of Washington, D.C., outfits Marines with literally everything they drive, shoot and wear. This team, comprised of professional civilian Marines and active-duty Marines, equips young volunteer warfighters to win. These civil servants listen, learn, research, develop, test, acquire and sustain – whatever it takes to get Marines what they need, when they need it – efficiently and for the best value possible.

You could become a part of this remarkable team by attending MCSC's Job Fair on Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University of Mary Washington's College of Graduate and Professional Studies, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. The Command is offering exciting civilian careers in Engineering, Program Management, Operations Research/Cost Estimating, Information Technology Management, Contracting, Financial Management and Logistics Management. The majority of positions are located at MCSC Headquarters, with a Virginia Railway Express station in close proximity. Some program offices are located in brand-new office buildings and facilities off base in Stafford, Va.

It is recommended that resumes be submitted prior to the event by following instructions provided at and clicking on “May 2010 Job Fair.” Qualified candidates who send in resumes may be invited for a pre-scheduled interview on the day of the Job Fair. However, submitting a resume before the fair is not required for attendance. Applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are encouraged to bring plenty of resumes and to allow ample time for resume screening and potential on-the-spot interviews.

MCSC, the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of the Navy are equal employment opportunity employers. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact MCSC directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

MCSC employees use highly effective, streamlined and innovative business processes. The Command works hard to be timely and consistent in providing quality systems and equipment to the operating forces, and then expertly manages the systems and equipment during the entire lifecycle. The technological advantage MCSC provides helps Marines to shoot straighter, move faster and communicate more effectively so they can continue our Marine Corps' proud and valorous tradition of winning battles in every clime and place. The Command cares deeply about each and every individual Marine and works on a daily basis with one thought in mind; that is, to provide our Marines with the systems and equipment necessary to ensure they return home to their families safe and sound. As such, jobs at MCSC definitely make a difference. At MCSC, job satisfaction is at its highest level.

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

1.) Acquisition Analyst, Electronic Warfare / Sensors Project Office, PEO IWS 2.0, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC


Provide program management and financial management support to the Electronic Warfare / Sensors Project Office, PEO IWS 2.0, specifically PEO IWS 2E and PEO IWS 2R. Interface with Government customer base, Field Activities, and other contractor representatives consistent with mission objectives of the Project Offices within PEO IWS 2.0. Conduct administrative and/or technical support efforts to include the following tasks: prepare detailed briefs for senior Government acquisition officials within PEO IWS and other acquisition offices; participate in meetings as the project office representative or observer and consolidate meeting minutes and action items; provided periodic equipment and software status reports; conduct ad-hoc emergent actions; identify issues and propose solutions; and provide acquisition planning support for the integration of SEWIP, NULKA, and other ship Combat Systems element interfaces. Track, monitor, and report completion status of contractual deliverable products.

Conduct business efforts with low levels of direction, be able to accept constructive criticism while maintaining professionalism, and develop working relationships with other support contractors. Assist the Alion Team Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager meet contracted deliverables, and retain high levels of customer satisfaction and professional working relationships. Be prepared to assume further technical duties as required during the design, production, and delivery phases of the electronic warfare system elements.

This is a NOT supervisory position.

Approximated travel: Syracuse, New York for 5 days, approximately one time per year, 2-day travel to Field Activity locations every 90 days is a possibility, frequent work at Government and Prime Contractor sites within commuting distance.


Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in a related discipline plus 2 to 4 years of directly related experience 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.

Combat system element technical experience and acquistion/development exposure is very desired. Able to effectively support Navy project office acquisition efforts while comprehending and expressing input to the technical aspects of Surface Ship Combat Systems. Prior U.S. Navy Combat System operational experience is advantageous, with specific emphasis on sensors and electronic warfare systems. Must be able to operate personal computers and have detailed knowledge and operational experience with MICROSOFT Office tools, to include at a minimum, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook Email, and Windows Explorer. Experience using MICROSOFT Project and/or Naval message writing software is a plus. Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

2.) Senior Vice President, Communications & Marketing, USO (United Service Organizations), Arlington, VA

Reporting Relationship: The Senior Vice President, Communications & Marketing reports directly to the CEO & President of the USO (based in Virginia).

Company Background

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform. The original intent of Congress — and enduring style of USO delivery — is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military. Refer to for more details.

The USO currently operates more than 135 centers worldwide, including ten mobile canteens located in the continental United States and overseas. Overseas centers are located in Germany, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Qatar, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Guam and Kuwait.

Service members and their families visit USO centers more than 6.9 million times each year. The USO is the way the American public supports the troops.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have provided a wartime environment for the USO; these are similar to the conditions that existed during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The Southwest Asia (SWA) Region has been the top priority of the USO since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Millions of dollars have been dedicated to focusing on improving the USO’s operations with an emphasis on the service members in that theater as well as wounded troops.

The Role

The Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing (SVP, CM) orchestrates the “stories of the USO” that center on compelling, emotional stories about the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who serve our nation. The power of these stories allow the USO, as an intermediary, to get assistance from Congress, corporations and the American people and provide that assistance back to its “customers”: U.S. troops and their families.

Specific Duties and Key Responsibilities

• “Create a global marketing machine.”

• Capture the stories, in multimedia formats, to create a powerful rationale to donate to the USO.

• Proactively gain entrance to the media worlds to increase stakeholder awareness and understanding of the USO.

• Customize the compelling stories to specific audiences.

• Become the keeper of the USO brand, in terms of not only a registered trademark but also the images, themes, stories that the USO wants sections of the American people to understand.

• Decisively program-manage all strategic stakeholders, including internal teams and external vendors (PR, ad agency, fundraising team, etc.)

• Ensure that USO communications are consistent with its actions.

• Establish/develop a culture of communications throughout the USO and an array of tailored communications to specific audiences.

• Lead and oversee the current in-house Communications and Marketing team; hire as required.

Job Requirements

• This senior, critical role demands an A player. Two types of people could become the next SVP:

o Currently employed as a VP or SVP of Communications or Marketing, in a large, global organization. Responsible for communications strategy and execution, marketing (research and results reporting), public relations, and “capturing the critical stories” about customers and the organization’s services.

o Currently or recently serving as an executive with significant responsibilities in federal government (e.g., DoD) or providing services to the federal government—a senior officer with a large span of responsibilities. A brilliant program executive.

• Superior program management capabilities; able to lay it all out, make complex decisions—with lots of peer dialogues—that end in the execution of projects superbly and on time.

• Great expertise communication with a diverse set of customers, and orchestrating teams of employees and vendors.

• Expertise making major changes in a complex organization.

• Exceptional personal expertise speaking, writing and summarizing key messages.

• Strong expertise working inside an organization to capture the critical stories that can be used for development or “sales.”

Critical Competencies

• Strong emotional and social intelligence

• Impeccable integrity, trustworthiness, respect

• Political/interpersonal savvy with peers, teams

• Managing vision, purpose through systems

• Process management

• Action oriented, drive for results

• Dealing with cultural change, ambiguity

• Creativity, innovation

• Motivating others, strong team building

• Perspective

• Setting priorities

• Problem solving

• Strategic agility

• Sizing up people, hiring

The most successful person will have at least 15 years of experience as a senior executive in a complex, global organization (or a communications/marketing executive). The most successful candidate will have a deep background executing programs with diverse team, and ideally, in capturing the essence of an organization, and translating those points into images/verbiage that play well in the media and, in turn, with key constituents including the American people.

Compensation: The base cash compensation, and cash bonus, will be carefully determined to be very competitive in the Northern Virginia area.

The due diligence during this hiring process will be extensive. This role is key and essential, and so we want to ensure that the finalist candidates align with the current teams (values, behaviors, emotions). A carefully selected group of behavioral assessments, directly related to this role will be included as part of the hiring process.

Initial interviews will focus on the key competencies we have identified.

Individuals who determine that they have the listed capabilities and want to make a substantial contribution to the service members of this nation should send their résumé and focused cover e-mail to:

Jack Cage, Ph.D.

President, Cage Talent

646 284 7284

3.) Senior Multimedia Developer, National Security Space Institute, U. S. Space Command, Alion Science and Technology, Colorado Springs, CO


The Senior Multimedia Developer is responsible for supporting all areas of Graphic Design, Web Design/Development, Motion Graphics, Video Editing and Computer Based Training (CBT).

Creates a variety of Graphic Design products such as posters, flyers, banners, brochures, labels and unit emblems and coins. Determines effective format and method of presentation utilizing graphic products.

Provides Website Design and Development support for internal applications and public sites.

Builds Motion Graphics for mission briefs, website introductions and CBT courses.

Designs and develops Computer Based Training courses with SCORM compliance.

Performs all required photographic duties on vertical and 35-mm camera, including reductions, enlargement, halftones, transparencies, and map with full knowledge of lighting and other high-quality production techniques.

Operates all graphic arts equipment at the National Security Space Institute.

Participates in the production, design and layout of drawings or viewgraphs, making use of all available graphic media.

Prepares graphs and complex drawings requiring detailed illustration work and consolidates details from a number of sources, transposing as required.


Minimum of Associate Degree in a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work experience and 5-7 years related experience.

Must be proficient in Adobe, Electric Rain, Sonic Foundry, Microsoft Access/Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Publisher, HTML/XHTML, CSS, XML/XSL, JavaScript, PHP, Coldfusion, SQL, Action Script, MySQL and MS Access.

Must have a current Secret security clearance.

4.) Security Awareness Communications Specialist, SRA, Rosslyn, Virginia

Clearance Required Yes – Required to Start

Clearance Type Interim Secret

Daily Responsibilities The Awareness Team Member will support the Office of Computer Security Awareness tasks and deliverables. Help develop new strategies to increase awareness of internal programs, services, and resources to targeted audiences, within all levels of staff and senior leadership across the Department of State.

Daily Responsibilities Continued  Help develop and implement a plan of activities that enhance the computer security awareness, education and training program incorporating targeted outreach communications mechanisms and Web 2.0 / Social media technology.

 Work with the Awareness Team Lead and a fellow Awareness Team member to align security awareness program requirements with the Office of Computer Security strategic goals and initiatives.

 Maintain and constantly provide enhancements to a stellar Awareness intranet site, a vital resource for all Department users.

 Author marketing and communications materials to heighten the Awareness brand to internal and external stakeholders. Communications materials include but not limited to: program plan and milestones, awareness campaigns, training presentations, publications, web site, email-lists and other relevant channels.

 Consult with other stakeholders within and external to the Department as appropriate to ensure the relevance and effectiveness of awareness and training.

 Develop and implement repeatable and measurable process for the regular delivery of security awareness program activities, throughout all Department bureaus.

 Develop and deliver Cyber Security Awareness briefs on many different topics to a diverse audience of Department employees.

Required: Years of experience (min) 3-5

Required: Degree Bachelors

Required: Skills  Proven ability to implement organizational change management methodology and transform federal government programs.

 Experience with program branding, marketing, communications outreach and event planning.

 Experience with Web Content Management, Web 2.0 technology and implementation of social media in the Federal Government Agency.

 Experience with surveys and feedback mechanisms design and development.

 Knowledge and understanding of Computer Security Awareness and Training.

 Superior Microsoft Office and SharePoint skills.

 Demonstrated interpersonal skills and experience in liaising with staff at all levels of an organization, consultation and facilitation of group discussions, and negotiating effective outcomes.

 Superior written and oral communication skills that demonstrate experience in drafting, illustrating, editing, and presenting a range of complex written documentation including plans, briefs, and other reports and submissions.

Requisition Number 28990BR

Desired: Skills  Experience with measuring the impact of marketing, awareness and training programs.

 Experience in implementation of Federal Government Agency Security Awareness initiatives.

 Knowledge of Information Assurance or FISMA and familiarity with NIST guidance.

 Department of State experience very desirable.

5.) Manager Communications 2, Advanced Programs and Technology division, Northrop Grumman, San Diego, CA

6.) Communications Planner, Harris Corporation, Combined Air Operations Center-Nellis (CAOC-N), Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV

Responsible for supporting the planning, configuration, and execution of communications support for the Combined Air Operations Center-Nellis (CAOC-N).

Design state-of-the-art integrated high-speed voice, data, and video networks in fixed and mobile communications and computer assets for C2 training events, C2 system tests and experiments and joint and coalition C2 exercises.

Define internal and external event interfaces, floor space requirements, duty position coordination and physical setup.

Coordinate directly with combatant commands, contractors, other agencies, and other services to plan comprehensive support furthering the 505 CCW mission to plan.

Responsible for the integration of models and simulations with real-world communications system architectures.

Support preparation and revision, as needed, of all systems, VTCs and software accreditation paperwork under the new Department of Defense (DoD) Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Process Guidance (DIACAP).

Assist the government in system security accreditation development.

Provide information and input for preparation of accreditation packages.

Enforce valid/current security accreditation packages for all systems and networks permanently or temporarily installed at 505 OS, CAOC-N facility.

Position may require on-call and/or overtime.


Successful candidates should have a Bachelors degree and 3 years relevant professional experience; or commensurate education and experience.

Security+ certification required.

Preferred Additional Skills:

Knowledge of the Command and Control environment as applicable to the AOC and knowledge of various computer operating systems and computer networks are a plus.

Network+, A+, Information Assurance (CISSP), Cisco or equivalent certifications is highly desirable.

Previous experience supporting a Government/DoD customer.

This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a Secret (Top Secret preferred) security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a U.S. Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

Job Code: HITS04101048

7.) Geospatial Analyst, MDA Information Systems, Rockville, Maryland,1d0z8,24z8,exds,dig0,4mqi,1ujh

8.) Sr. NOMAD Developer – Secret Clearance, Catapult Technology, Crystal City, VA

9.) Senior Intelligence Analyst (Strategic Communications), L-3 Communications – STRATIS, Ft Belvoir, Virginia

L-3 Communications, STRATIS Division, has an immediate opening for a Senior Intelligence Analyst (Strategic Communications) for our Fort Belvoir, VA location.

Must have an active TS/SCI clearance. A CI Polygraph may be required.

Project Overview:

Provide the INSCOM G3 Intelligence Operation Center (IOC) with Intelligence analysis support on multiple classified system networks; to users at all levels within the Intelligence Community (IC).

15 yrs exp. in IC

15 yrs. Analytical exp.

5+ yrs. Division or higher analysis

2 yrs. MS Office Suite

1 year operational knowledge of AxisPro and Pathfinder and/or AMHS (M3)

Knowledge of Army Decision-making Process and Army Intelligence Programs, and ARFORGEN Process.

Mix of tactical and strategic experience.

Recent assignment to INSCOM units and service in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Experience conducting After Action Reviews.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide senior-level intelligence planning and operations expertise for the INSCOM Plans, Operations, and Mission Support Division (PLOPS). Provide in-depth intelligence analysis, planning and operations knowledge in support of a wide variety of Army and Joint operations. Coordinate and synchronize multi-disciplinary intelligence operations. Coordinates activities with tactically deployed Army units, other Service elements, and national-level intelligence organizations.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Plans and Operations. In the absence of the Task Lead, provides guidance of 14 senior-level personnel with strategic planning, intelligence analysis, military operations analysis, and counterintelligence expertise.

Preferred Skills:

Experience on Army Staff or INSCOM staff preferred. Prior OIF/OEF deployment or other recent combat support assignment.

Project Management Professional

Education Requirements:

BS degree in Strategic Intelligence, Political Science or related areas

Other: Command and General Staff College or equivalent graduate. Graduate of Service Public Affairs school or equivalent.

We offer a competitive benefits package to include: paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long and short term disability and company paid life insurance, 401(k) Employee Stock Purchase Plan, referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing to include background checks.

*** From Scott Majoros, CIR:

10.) Jr. Public Affairs Specialist, Sapphire Technologies, A Randstad Company, Ft. Meade, MD

Job Description:

Candidate will be responsible for daily sorting, prioritization and assigning for action the hundreds of queries, requests and comments received by this from the public.

Operate specific software to manage web-based queries and use multiple e-tools to integrate queries received via phone and postal mail into an overall citizen interaction data base.

Respond to the public with standard answers when appropriate and processed, from receipt through mailing, Boy and Girl Scout Award requests (a special government program).

Required Skills:

Candidate must possess strong initiative and ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment.

Additional requirements include skilled at working with the public and internal customers.

Three years experience in an office environment with sound written communications skills.

Organization and prioritizing abilities are key to this position.

Some knowledge of Defense Department issues is helpful (but not required) as is an understanding of current events as they relate to DoD and the public.

Required Experience:

Three years experience or an associates degree and one year experience communicating in writing by letter, email, and on web pages.

Computer skills are essential in the areas of data base management and word processing.

Located: Ft. Meade, MD

Contact information below

Scott Majoros, CIR

Sr. Technical Recruiter

Sapphire Technologies, A Randstad Company

Work: (301)547-3154

Fax: (781)998-8484

11.) Foreign Media Analyst – Africa, SRA, Arlington, VA

Daily Responsibilities The location for this position may be Northern, VA, Tampa, FL, San Antonio, TX, Omaha, NE.


Searches, monitors and analyzes select foreign media outlets (print, radio, video and/or Internet) for essential information related to specific mission areas. Prepares various products based on the analysis of open-source media. Acts as subject-matter expert for evaluating foreign media sources critical to client knowledge and awareness of foreign media activities. Assists in conducting qualitative and statistical analysis of local, regional and global events, trends, media coverage, activities, people and organizations based on specified requirements and parameters.

This position is contingent upon award of work. Project start is anticipared in October.

Required: Years of experience (min) 1-2

Required: Degree None

Required: Skills Minimum: two years toward Bachelors, Desired: Master’s degree in communications, business, international relations, politics, government, journalism , social sciences, language studies or other relevant discipline

Minimum 2 years, Desired: 8 years of relevant experience in information operations, strategic communications, military planning, intelligence or media analysis

• Native or very near-native competency/fluency in a Africa region language is a must; additional language proficiency and fluency a strong asset

• Must have excellent command of the grammar, constructions, and syntax of the foreign language.

• In-depth knowledge of the cultural, political, economic, historical and social/ethnic aspects of the Africa region

• Must be capable of producing well-written and accurate gists, summaries, translations, and reports in American English

• Experience living in a country or countries of the Africa region strongly preferred

Requisition Number 28041BR

Desired: Degree Masters

Clearance Required No

Desired: Skills TS/SCI Clearance is desired

12.) Director, Aviation Infrastructure, Aerospace Industries Association, Arlington, Virginia

*** From Shira Harrington:


I’d appreciate referrals of potential candidates (or names of people with whom I can network) for a niche search I’m conducting for a director of recruitment of behalf of McNeil Technologies, a government contractor in Springfield, VA. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to centralize the company’s recruiting function, build a new incentive-based compensation program and advance their career with this rapidly-growing 1500+ employee firm.

Below my signature line is the full job announcement. Here are the 3 main requirements:

• Several years government contracting recruitment experience

• Must have managed a team of recruiters in an incentivized comp environment

• Strong teambuilding skills in order to centralize recruiting function

Please forward to those you know in the government contracting space, since this industry background is a must.

Thanks for your help!


Shira Harrington

Managing Director,

Association & HR Practice

Armstrong Franklin



13.) Director, Recruitment, McNeil Technologies, Springfield, VA

Effectively driving talent acquisition in a fast-paced government contracting firm can mean the difference between winning and losing a multi-million dollar contract. In an effort to become best-in-class, McNeil Technologies, a 1500+ employee firm, is centralizing their recruiting model. Heading up this new initiative will be the Director, Recruitment who will use a corporate sales model to shape the framework for this soon-to-be team of incentivized recruiters.

The Director will lead 7 (soon to be 10) recruiters who currently function in separate business units. Blending these diverse subject matter experts into a collaborative, deadline-driven, motivated team will be the initial objective. Using sales incentives and recruiting metrics, the Director will develop an integrated unit which ideally will leverage internal competencies and create a seamless talent acquisition workflow focused on one goal: production.


• Direct entire recruitment and staffing program.

• Liaise with corporate management to modify/shape newly designed corporate recruitment and staffing policies, practices and strategies to meet organizational needs and business objectives.

• Able to manage a Sales Oriented Recruiting Organization (SORO) focused on production. Develop sales incentive model for recruitment team.

• Develop systems to ensure that recruitment functions are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

• Monitor budget for department, select and train staff, represent department to internal/external stakeholders and recommend improvements and efficiencies.


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

• Minimum 12 – 15 years of progressively responsible recruiting experience.

• Government contracting experience required.

• Must have managed a team of recruiters using an incentivized sales compensation model.

• Strong leadership and management experience showcasing teambuilding and motivating techniques.


• Expert knowledge of sales/principles/concepts/ techniques. Serves as coaching and development expert in the Company. “Walks the talk.”

• Requires creativity, ingenuity and innovation.

• Create SORO Metric – driven, success oriented, high pressure organization which is often a driver of activity within the organization. Create a team with quotas which can be driven down to the lowest level. Types of metrics (not limited to):

Calls per day Interviews per day

Referrals obtained per week Submittals

Acceptances Starts

Turnover by varying time periods

• Demonstrates understanding of reasons for differences between MCNEIL and its competitors; knows how to catch up or extend our lead. Responsible for multiple recruiters with multiple customers. Serves as expert in selecting best contract for new work.

• Generates business opportunities with new customers. Leads efforts to capture new business through recruitment development and capability strategies. Exhibits technical insight and understanding in multiple technical disciplines. Takes steps to increase technical breadth.


Competitive base salary plus performance-based incentive bonus structure


E-mail resume and cover letter to Shira Harrington, Managing Director, Association & HR Practice, Armstrong Franklin at with subject line: “Director, Recruitment.”

14.) Security Intelligence Technologies Group, RF Engineering Position, Westchester, NY

As an RF Engineer, you will be need to be able to design, build / manufacture as well as be able to upgrade our current line of Electronic Warfare technologies.

What we look for in an RF Engineer:

– RF / Microwave circuit and module design and production experience.

– RF, Electronic, & Antenna test characterization and interfacing experience.

– Programming RF embedded software EW (electronic warfare) systems experience.

– RF & electronic test equipment experience

HSS builds Electronic Countermeasure equipment. We are looking for someone who understands how to build, design, and work with Electronic Countermeasure systems (used to jam rf signals).

Our ideal candidate would be a Defense Engineer / military subcontractor.

We are also looking for someone who understands how to build, design, demonstrate, and work with RF Surveillance Equipment.

Compensation: Salary commensurate, benefits, 401K, stock options . . .HSS produces electronic countermeasures, test equipment, digital logging systems, and other electronic technologies for security and safety applications. For additional details about our company and products, please visit us on the web at:

Resumes must include salary requirements.

HSS services governments & law enforcemeent agencies, and their respective vendors with hi-tech solutions for the defense, safety & surveillance industries. Job location is in Westchester, NY

Job Opportunities Contact Details:

Email or fax your resume. Include a phone number where we can reach you (and when). Email us at

15.) Radio Frequency (RF) Systems Engineer (Code 5713), Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC

The Advanced Payloads Research Section at the Naval Research Laboratory has an immediate need for a Radio Frequency (RF) Systems Engineer who will be responsible for developing electronic countermeasure (ECM) equipment and payloads. The incumbent in this position will develop/design/build /test system level concepts for advanced electronic warfare systems, document progress for presentation to the program sponsor, and assist with the preparation of plans for demonstration of successful development programs. This position requires knowledge of microwave instrumentation, high frequency circuit design, RF propagation and antenna design. The work concerns development of microwave receivers, transmitters, and deception devices for protection of Navy aircraft from radar guided weapons. Duties involve research into advanced countermeasure techniques and development of new electronic concepts, components, subsystems and systems for use against the ever growing and changing global missile threat.

Required Qualifications:

The ideal applicant would have 3-5 years of related technical experience, with a substantial portion of this experience in RF systems engineering and development in the microwave (2-20 GHz) and millimeter (20-100 GHz) frequency bands. The applicant should be familiar with RF design tools and have technical software experience using tools such as PSpice, Dx Designer, OrCAD, PADS, AutoCAD, MS Visio, MATLAB, and C Programming. Qualifications include microwave testing experience; design of solid state RF integrated modules, RF subsystems design, and microwave/millimeter wave circuit design. Proficiency with administrative tools such as MS Office, MS Project and PowerPoint are also desired. Knowledge of airborne electronic systems technology would be considered a plus.

Applicant must also be willing to travel occasionally (1-2 times monthly).

Contact: Code

16.) Program Management Analyst Senior, Booz Allen Hamilton, San Diego, California

17.) CIWS & RAM Action Officer, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Crystal City, VA

Kratos-DTI is hiring for a CIWS & RAM Action Officer to provide on-site support to the Office of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Theater Air and Missile Defense Branch (N865) of the OPNAV Director of Surface Warfare (N86), supporting the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) and Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) programs. Serve as the designated requirements and resource Action Officer for day-to-day sponsor program management and oversight of technical and programmatic details, including integration with combat systems and other Navy programs, and warfare area requirements definition. Responsibilities encompass all phases of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) and Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) processes for requirements definition. Support development of long-term budget requirements planning, preparation, and defense of budget requirement issues, and provide oversight of program budget execution. Provide requirements development / validation / evolution, serve as resource sponsor stakeholder representative among various stakeholder organizations both internal to and external to Navy, and participate in review of force structure and military operational capability studies and analysis. Local candidates only.**TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME THROUGH OUR DTI SECTOR'S WEBSITE AT WWW.DTIASSOCIATES.COM**


Minimum Qualifications

-An active Secret clearance or the ability to quickly obtain a clearance is required. A currently active clearance is preferred

-Bachelors Degree is required

– Five to Seven years of relevant professional experience in at least one or more of the following areas:

– Former Naval Officer or Senior Enlisted with Surface Warfare experience especially with employment of shipboard self-defense systems

– Programmatic experience with OPNAV requirements office or NAVSEA Program Office

– Basic familiarity with the DoD budget process (PPBE, Program Objective Memorandum Requirements Officers with Navy program experience

– DoD industry experience with related programs

– Strong written and verbal communication skills are required

– Ability to prepare and present program information or recommendation briefs

*** From Mark Savignac:


FYI. Open for 2 days. Hmmm.



18.) SUPERVISORY PROGRAM MANAGER, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Commemorations Division, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC

*** From Brenda Victor, PHR:

19.) NSC Network Controller, ITT Systems Corporation, Kuwait

POSITION SUMMARY: The successful candidate should be a self starter, someone who will proactively find and address issues, not waiting for tasks to be assigned, someone who will be a leader within the RNOSC. The successful candidate will be responsible for not only resolving issues but also tracking and reporting progress through complete resolution. The candidate will be responsible for providing operational support to users within the AOR for managing, monitoring and maintaining situational awareness of the networks and systems. The Network Controller shall analyze and troubleshoot networks, to include network security policies and procedures, network performance tuning and trending analysis and open trouble tickets. The Network Controller shall generate reports and update trouble tickets as required. Must be able to work rotating shift schedules which provide 24 hour day/7 day week coverage.


1. Provide direct support to the NOSC for the management of all networks and systems under the responsibility of the RNOSC.

2. Receive incoming telephone calls, email, and faxes and take appropriate action or forward them to the correct team for action.

3. Provide technical and operation support to functional users for managing, monitoring and maintaining situational awareness of networks and systems under the responsibility of the RNOSC.

4. Assist in preparing and presenting networks and systems outage reports for the RNOSC.

5. Assist in monitoring and tracking all networks and systems under the responsibility of the RNOSC and assist in outage trend analysis.

6. Assist in providing operational status reporting to the TNOSC relating to network operations.

7. Participate in inter-theater information dissemination, and provide initial response on outages, degradations, or other events affecting networks and systems under the responsibility of the RNOSC, and assist in assigning trouble tickets to the appropriate responsible unit.

8. Enforce IA in accordance with AR 25-2 and shall provide initial triage on suspicious activities and evaluate them in accordance with policies and procedures.

9. Generate reports and update trouble tickets.

10. Process and track authorized service interruptions (ASI) for subordinate facilities for routine maintenance and other scheduled service interruptions.

11. Perform other duties as required.




3. Remedy

4. Spectrum

5. Visio

6. Sharepoint


1. Work environment will also be very hot (120 degrees Fahrenheit) due to conditions within the region.

2. Working environment will be 90% indoor, 10% outside

3. Able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted.



Education: High school diploma required or equivalent.

Certification: Requires Network + certification per DOD 8570. Must have Valid US Drivers license.

Experience: Requires a minimum of 4 years experience in telecommunications sector. Preferred candidate will have a have basic knowledge of Active Directory and Networking principals.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


20.) Information Technology Analyst, ITT Systems Corporation, Kuwait


The Information Technology (IT) Analyst will be responsible for providing technical and operational support within the RNOSC's AOR for managing, monitoring and maintaining situational awareness of networks and systems. Provide Spectrum management, administration and support as required.


IT (Network Administrator) Analysts

a. Provide technical and operational requirements to improve performance and quality of service for all networks and systems under the responsibility of the RNOSC.

b. Analyze and perform troubleshooting of networks, to include router and switch management and configuration.

c. Exercise network security policies and procedures, and identify possible faults. Use network analysis tools and observation techniques to recommend changes based on trends.

d. Processes Firewall Modification Requests (FWMR) for implementation in Afghanistan and Qatar strategic firewalls upon receipt from local site help desk.

e. Maintain NIPR and SIPR network devices in accordance with DISA STIG standards of operations.

f. Troubleshoot Top Level Architecture (TLA) network outages to resolution to include routing abnormalities, firewall outages and blocks, and optimization of traffic flows.

g. Assist in the troubleshooting and isolation of LAN routing and switching incidents as they occur.

h. Monitor the status of the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet); initiates corrective action in cooperation with various support activities, and commercial carriers to resolve network anomalies.

i. Create, track and update trouble tickets as necessary.

IT (Systems Administrator) Analyst:

a. Troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, and Microsoft mail applications.

b. Provide technical and operational requirements to improve performance and quality of service for all systems under the responsibility of the RNOSC.

c. Operate and maintain Spectrum to include but not limited to topology maps, upgrades, patches, backups, user and group creation, file system maintenance etc.

d. Perform user account management to include Common Access Card (CAC), Biometrics, and Public Key Identification (PKI).

e. Provide Spectrum management, administration and support as required.

f. Monitors Exchange performance for trends and analysis.

g. Troubleshoot Exchange mail flow anomalies for the assigned region

h. Create, track and update trouble tickets as necessary.



Education: high school diploma required or equivalent.

NA Certifications: CCNP and/or CCSP or equivalent experience. COMPTIA Security+ required per DOD 8570.

SA Certifications MCSA or equivalent.

Experience: Requires a minimum of four (4) years experience as a Network and/or System Administrator as well as

pertinent certifications.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Able to possess a Secret clearance.

21.) Technical Control Facility Technician (TCF) ,ITT Systems Corporation, Positions located in the Middle East


' Operates, monitors, secures, and controls the physical, data link, network, and transport layers of strategic and tactical Communications-Computer Systems including connectivity to local and wide area networks, end-to-end telecommunications and circuit switching systems, long-haul transmissions that access the Global Information Grid.

' Directs and makes operational adjustments to technical control and telecommunication transmission equipment to include but not limited to; Promina Consoles (400/800) Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) switching equipment, fiber optic modems and wide band radio equipment.

' Will be responsible for, but not limited to, scheduled maintenance of the O & M of systems, controlled cannibalization (approved by COR), equipment modifications, modules, cabinets, processors, circuit cards, power supplies, peripheral and ancillary equipment to include cabling, wiring, plugs, adapters and warranty work as required

' Experience/knowledge with IGX and/or HDX is a plus


' Promina 400/800 IDNX Switching Equipment

' Integrated Switch Multiplex Unit (SMU)

' KIV-7/19 Trunk Encryption Device

' Pair Gain and Canoga Perkins Fiber Modem

' OC-192 SONET/SDH Mux / Demux

' Alcatel ATM Fiber Equipment

' CX-1500 CPE/Network Interface

' TSSR Microwave Equipment

' FIREBERD Communications Analyzer

' Spectrum Analyzer

' Standard Office equipment


' Requires a minimum of 3 years operating experience in a military technical control facility or civilian equivalent with the last 10 years.

' Required to have a minimum of two years experience working with IDNX, specifically the Promina 200, 400, and 800, Microwave Radio, or Satellite Communications.

' Skills to perform repair work, alignments, test, and monitoring of transmission equipment for U.S. manufactured military telecommunications equipment and their ancillary components, such as;

o USC-60

o Alcatel Radio

o TSSR Radio

' Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Department of Defense (DoD) military missions, structure, doctrine, technical standards and specifications and security requirements.

' Must be familiar with DISA and DoD circuit actions, TSO/TSR processing requirements.

' Must be familiar with Remedy Action Request System for trouble ticket reporting

' Should have some familiarity with FACIT

' Knowledge of various encryption devices: KG-84A, KIV-7, KG-194, DG-175, etc to include device substation, keying, and re-keying.


' Education: High School Diploma required. Some college preferable.

' SECURITY CLEARANCE: All applicants must be U.S. Citizens and either posses, or have the ability to possess, SECRET Security Clearance

*** From Dottie Burton:

A DEFCON 1 “Can't Wait” posting from ManTech International

Hello Ned,

I have attached a job listing for you to post for ManTech International Corporation.

If you have any questions or if I need to do anything else, please let me know.

Thanks for the help.


Dottie Burton

Director of Community Services and Recruiting

ManTech International Corporation

22.) Director Media Relations, ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, VA

Job #: 37575BR

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Develops, coordinates, and implements a broad range of public relations programs for the corporation directed primarily toward the media and secondarily toward the industry, stockholders and employees. Develops, implements, and administers policies responsive to organizational objectives. Reviews material intended for public release to ensure it represents the best interests of the company, stockholders and employees and is consistent with established company public relations objectives and policies. Plans, prepares and disseminates information. Coordinates press interviews and special events. Represents the corporation to external groups, agencies, stockholders and vendors.

The director, media relations, will build and execute a strong media relations and external communications program, telling the ManTech story and identifying internal subject-matter experts who can explain the company’s position on key issues or initiatives. He/she also will identify and capitalize on appropriate media-generating opportunities and make recommendations regarding media outreach.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications or related field, and twelve to fifteen years related experience including five to seven years in corporate or agency public relations. An MBA or advanced technical degree is highly desirable.

To apply, go to and search for 37575BR


*** And another “Can't Wait posting from ManTech!

Hello Ned,

I have attached another job announcement for your “Can’t Wait” Communication jobs postings.

Thank you again for your help.



Dottie Burton

Director of Community Services and Recruiting

ManTech International Corporation

23.) Senior Staff Writer, ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, VA

Job #: 37572BR

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Writes, edits and prepares internal company publications and communications. Develops and implements strategies and programs to communicate the company’s business objectives, culture and values to its employees. Partners with executive management, Business Development, Public Relations, Human Resources and other departments to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate strategic internal communications. May develop presentations, publications, marketing collateral including exhibits, videotape productions, scale models, advertising, and promotional campaigns. Leads production and distribution activities. May implement metrics to evaluate effectiveness of communication plan delivery. This position is a high level contributor with extensive experience. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. The senior staff writer will set standards for content gathering and presentation throughout the company. This is a hands-on writing job, ideal for the writer focused on producing outstanding copy daily.

Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and at least 7 to 9 years of communications experience. A master’s degree is an added benefit. Experience of 7- 9 years of progressive experience in writing, research and editing, with at least 2 years of experience in a government contracting/government services environment

To apply, go to and search for 37572BR


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