Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for May 12, 2010


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for May 12, 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.) Principal Acquisition Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Avondale, VA

2.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA), FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA

3.) DSE Engineer, Buccaneer Computer Systems & Service, Inc., Arlington, VA/ Ft. Meade, MD

4.) Solutions Development Director, BAE Systems Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia

5.) Planner/Scheduler, VT Halter Marine, Moss Point, MS

6.) RF Systems Engineer, CACI, Washington, DC

7.) Field Engineer, Epsilon Systems Solutions, San Diego, CA

8.) Systems Engineers (Electronic Warfare), Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Sabre Systems, Inc, Crane, IN

9.) Technical Writer, Tessada & Associates, Oklahoma City, OK

10.) NDI Test Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Robins AFB, GA

11.) Systems Engineer, Harris, Rochester, NY

12.) Strategic Sourcing Commodities Leader, Harris, Mason, OH

13.) Senior UXO Supervisor, Alion Science and Technology, Fort Benning, GA

14.) Consultant – Supply Chain Management, Morgan Borszcz Consulting, LLC (MBC), Arlington, VA

15.) Staff Writer, USO, Arlington, VA

16.) Naval Architect – Shipboard, SAIC, Norfolk, VA

17.) C-12 Avionics Maintenance and Modification Manager, ARINC, Oklahoma City, OK

18.) Aircraft Mechanic – C-12, L-3 Communications, Edwards AFB, Rosamond, CA

19.) Jr. Naval Architect, Rolls Royce, Essex, CT

20.) Associate Naval Architect, DRS Technologies, Stevensville, MD

…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 www.marcorsyscom.usmc.mil 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.

*** SNA GWC Golf Tournament – June 30:

The Greater Washington Chapter golf tournament is scheduled for June 30 on the Woodlawn Course at Fort Belvoir. Registration is now open online at www.navysna.org or at the following link:

http://www.navysna.org/Events/Golf/Summer2010/Index.htm

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

1.) Principal Acquisition Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Avondale, VA

Responsibilities

– Collaborate with customer to define, coordinate and track the status of multi-disciplinary tasks associated with Naval Shipbuilding Engineering Change Proposals and advise on management and business element planning and implementation.

– Conduct research and prepare management, organizational and business analyses and forecasts. Prepare program management correspondence, spreadsheets, Gantt charts and presentations and prepare analytical reports and meeting minutes.

– Participate and/or facilitate program management reviews and business meetings. Track, process, produce and distribute deliverables and monitor comment status.

– Analyze complex contractual documents, technical data, customer usage data, customer maintenance practices, customer operation characteristics, and related reports to determine requirements.

– Provide reviews of cost/price proposals. Conduct reviews of all cost elements and provides evaluations to Government. Provides detail documentation on shipbuilder’s methodology in preparing proposals and assists in establishing constructive pricing objectives. Furnish technical advisory and negotiation support to Government contract officers.

– Provide expertise in financial trend analysis, life cycle acquisition tracking, and configuration control including: data entry, file maintenance, and data retrieval, and reporting functions.

– Provide leadership to less experienced Acquisition Analysts.

Qualifications

– Candidate must have knowledge of the DoD Systems Acquisition arena and be able to work within a team environment.

– Candidate must have experience in the configuration control/systems engineering of Engineering Change Proposals associated with Naval Shipbuilding.

– Candidate must be able to work with program engineers and shipbuilder personnel to determine acquisition / procurement strategies that will effectively meet program needs in accordance with cost, schedule, and technical requirements.

– Candidate must have a Masters degree in Acquisition Management or related discipline (or the equivalent combination of education, technical writing, or work/military experience) plus 10 -15 years of directly related experience in a Government acquisition environment.

– Must be articulate in oral and written presentations, well organized, a self-starter, and be comfortable working with senior level executives within the Navy Program Office and Government contractors.

– Requires travel approximately one to three business days per month.

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

– DAWIA Level II certification in Program Management, Contracting or Business – Cost Estimating a plus.

– Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus.

– Must be able to obtain and maintain a confidential security clearance.

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11761

2.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA), FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=87861754

3.) DSE Engineer, Buccaneer Computer Systems & Service, Inc., Arlington, VA/ Ft. Meade, MD

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=87917890

4.) Solutions Development Director, BAE Systems Information Technology, Herndon, Virginia

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=20300

5.) Planner/Scheduler, VT Halter Marine, Moss Point, MS

Minimum of five years experience as a Marine Planner or Marine Production background in hull, electrical or Pipe/Mechanical. Proficient in blueprint reading, Microsoft Office Products and scheduling software preferably Microsoft Projects. Technical training in Production Management preferred.

From Conception and Design to Blueprint and Blue Waters, VT Halter Marine strives to maintain a balanced work life experience for each of its family members. “The greatest resource our company will ever have is each other.”

Forward inquiries to:

VT Halter Marine

Attention: Recruiting

5801 Elder Ferry Road

Moss Point, MS 39563

Fax: (228) 474-5707

Email: hr@vthm.com

http://www.vthaltermarine.com/employment/jobposts.htm

6.) RF Systems Engineer, CACI, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29144567

7.) Field Engineer, Epsilon Systems Solutions, San Diego, CA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA9/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=EPSILONSYSTEMS&cws=1&rid=472

8.) Systems Engineers (Electronic Warfare), Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Sabre Systems, Inc, Crane, IN

https://sabresystems.ats.hrsmart.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=1475

9.) Technical Writer, Tessada & Associates, Oklahoma City, OK

http://jobs-tessada.icims.com/jobs/1189/job

10.) NDI Test Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Robins AFB, GA

Responsibilities

o Candidate will be responsible for the management of project(s) to support DOD aircraft maintenance. Tasking will include:

o Review and recommend improvements to Non-Destructive Inspection Procedures for safety-of-flight critical components on Air Force Weapon Systems at the appropriate Air Logistic Center.

o Identify deficiencies in AF NDI procedures and make sure appropriate area to inspect is clearly identified.

o Identify immediate improvements in tooling or guides that would ensure probes cover area and estimated improvements over current capability.

o Work with NDI probe developers to develop probes that will improve POD, efficiency, coverage, and reduce human factors.

o Draft procedures consistent with tech order format.

Qualifications

A Bachelors degree in Engineering, most disciplines accepted. This position requires 5 plus years of experience with the Non Destructive Inspection procedures for DOD aircraft. The candidate must be certified and able to maintain an NDI Level III in Eddy Current and/or ultrasonic inspection in accordance with American Society for Nondestructive Testing.

Knowledge of and experience with other NDI practices is desired to include the use and application of magnetic particle, fluorescent penetrant, radiographic, and x-ray processes and techniques.

Experience in Eddy Current and Ultrasonic techniques probe/tool design is required.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers and supervisors.

The candidate must have demonstrated experience in writing procedures (especially for T.O.s) and be proficient in MS Office software.

Candidate must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance (or higher).

This position requires travel to client sites and the selected candidate should be located near Warner-Robin AFB

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11746

11.) Systems Engineer, Harris, Rochester, NY

http://www.employment.harris.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-203313

12.) Strategic Sourcing Commodities Leader, Harris, Mason, OH

http://www.employment.harris.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-201186

13.) Senior UXO Supervisor, Alion Science and Technology, Fort Benning, GA

Responsibilities

Supervises the excavation, transportation, and storage of UXO and demolition materials.

Performs reconnaissance and classification of UXO.

Identifies US and foreign guided missiles, bombs and bomb fuses, rockets and rocket fuses, land mines and associated components, pyrotechnic items, military explosives, and demolition materials.

Supervises the location of subsurface UXO using military and/or civilian magnetometers.

Prepares electric and non-electric firing systems for an UXO disposal operation.

Operates a personnel decontamination station.

Supervises the donning and doffing of appropriate personal protective equipment in contaminated areas.

Supervises the inspection of salvaged UXO-related material and erection of UXO-related protective works.

Provides guidance and training to less-experienced technicians.

Qualifications

Significant experience in all aspects of munitions response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation. Five years experience in supervisory positions.

Typically requires 8 or more years of military EOD or contractor UXO experience.

Must be a graduate of the US Army Bomb Disposal School or the US Naval EOD School.

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11769

14.) Consultant – Supply Chain Management, Morgan Borszcz Consulting, LLC (MBC), Arlington, VA

We have an immediate opening for one consultant in the Washington, D.C. area. Candidate will have a combination of bachelor’s degree, 10 + years experience in supply chain / logistics management, and consulting / project management experience, with excellent communication skills and the ability to convey ideas and concepts to strategic decision-makers (senior executive / General Officer level)

Ideal candidate will have:

• Previous experience in providing consulting and professional business process services to large clients (commercial supply chain management or military logistics) with complex supply chain operations.

• Deep experience with supply chain management, material management, business process re-engineering methods and tools, business process modeling application, and strong project management skills.

• Previous experience in strategic planning and / or policy development and implementation.

–OR–

• Deep experience with Air Force supply operations with particular emphasis on Standard Base Supply System (SBSS).

Responsibilities:

As a MBC consultant, you will participate as part of a team of functional experts to identify and map key business process areas and subsequently recommend a logistics acquisition and sustainment policy which will align with the AF Logistics enterprise vision. You will also provide “thought leadership” and work closely with clients in generating innovative solutions to ongoing Air Force logistics transformation efforts.

Skills:

• Strong supply chain management skills or Air Force material management focus

• Strong organizational change management skills

• Strong business process re engineering skills

• Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills needed to interact with customers and team members

• Experience with ProVision (or similar data mapping tool)

• Experience with MS Office (2003/2007)

• Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR) knowledge a plus

• PMP certification a plus

Job Type: Full Time

Percent Travel: 25%

Relocation Assistance: TBD

Primary Functional Experience – Supply Chain Management / Logistics

Secondary Functional Experience – Business Process Modeling

Must be a Citizen of: USA

Morgan Borszcz Consulting, LLC (MBC) is a minority woman owned business. Established in 2001, MBC serves a wide array of clients from government agencies to commercial businesses that seek leading Big 5 consulting talent at affordable rates. MBC was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the country for 2007 and 2008 by Inc Magazine. We provide these talented, experienced and knowledgeable resources for all of our clients. We focus on delivering solutions that meet our clients’ needs and do so at an affordable cost and have deep experience in delivering large scale supply chain strategies, supply chain technology solutions, enterprise architecture, and business intelligence consulting and program management services.

Benefits

We offer competitive benefits to our employees. In addition to a salary base and compensation plan for all of our positions, we offer an excellent career path and flexibility in your schedule. We offer one of the best available benefit programs for small businesses, including healthcare plan, 401(k), long-term and short-term disability, holidays and life insurance.

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

EOE

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=497891

http://www.mbc360.com/Careers/Consultant_Supply_Chain_Mgmt_3_25_2010.html

*** From Maggie Prado:

We have an opening for a Staff Writer, and were hoping to post with you.

Maggie Prado

Director of Recruitment

USO

Arlington, VA

15.) Staff Writer, USO, Arlington, VA

The USO is currently recruiting for a Staff Writer, to work from our Arlington, VA offices. This is a full time position (not contract).

On Patrol is the award winning magazine launched during 2009 by the USO, to tell the compelling stories of the people behind the organization and served by the organization.

Primarily, the Staff Writer will write and edit stories for On Patrol, produce articles for USO newsletters, produce copy for USO websites and social media pages, and produce copy for other collateral materials.

Requirements include a communications-related Bachelor's degree, and 3 to 5 years experience writing for a newspaper or magazine. Must be proficient with the AP style guide, Mac OS X, Adobe CS4 and current desktop publishing programs. Experience must include publishing on social media systems. Prior experience reporting about military life or knowledge of military highly desired.

Interested candidates can apply by going to www.uso.org. The Careers Opportunities page lists all available positions, and resumes can be submitted directly to the position.

16.) Naval Architect – Shipboard, SAIC, Norfolk, VA

https://cp-its-rmprd.saic.com/main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?/145F5W141JIKHHM

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17.) C-12 Avionics Maintenance and Modification Manager, ARINC, Oklahoma City, OK

https://sjobs.brassring.com/EN/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=&jobId=760288

18.) Aircraft Mechanic – C-12, L-3 Communications, Edwards AFB, Rosamond, CA

https://l3com.taleo.net/careersection/l3_ext_us/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=003930

19.) Jr. Naval Architect, Rolls Royce, Essex, CT

https://rolls-oyce.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en_GB&job=86100

20.) Associate Naval Architect, DRS Technologies, Stevensville, MD

https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/career?company=drs&career_ns=job_listing&career_job_req_id=2517#JC

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