Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for June 9, 2010


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for June 9, 2010

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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.) System Administrator, Alion Science and Technology, Colorado Springs, CO

2.) Sr. Program Analyst (Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Systems), Advanced Engineering & Sciences (AES), ITT, Arlington, VA

3.) Tomahawk/Harpoon Weapon Systems Field Engineer, Lockheed Martin, Wallops Island, VA

4.) Human Terrain Specialist, Alion Science and Technology, Killeen, TX

5.) Senior Manager, Financial Planning, Aerospace & Defense. KPMG, Irvine, CA

6.) Human Factors/User Experience Specialist 2, Networks & Space Systems, Boeing, Annapolis Junction, MD

7.) Business Consultant – Defense Services, CMTC, Torrance, CA

8.) Technical Writer, Systems Definition, Inc., Alexandria, VA

9.) Magnetic Bearing Advisory Engineer T5, Northrop Grumman Marine Systems, Sunnyvale, CA

10.) Defense Economics Analyst, BAE Systems, Mclean, VA

11.) Principal Engineer, Systems, General Dynamics Information Technology, Bayview, ID

12.) Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems, DCS, Lexington Park, MD

…and more!

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

1.) System Administrator, Alion Science and Technology, Colorado Springs, CO

Responsibilities

Systems Administrator will be required to support, troubleshoot and resolve software and hardware conflicts/problems on Windows O/S. Monitor server logs to ensure that all system transactions are processed correctly. Perform daily backups and install windows patches/updates.

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline.

3-5 years administration experience with MS Windows Servers.

Windows XP and Windows 2003 server operating systems and related networking (Active Directory, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS).

Knowledge of the following systems also desirable but not required: Unix systems ¿ SOLARIS, Linux, GCCS-J, WSUS

Desired certifications include Windows O/S, Security +

Candidate must possess good verbal and written communication skills

Candidate must have active or be eligible for a security clearance

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11858

2.) Sr. Program Analyst (Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Systems), Advanced Engineering & Sciences (AES), ITT, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/Sr-Program-Analyst-Mine-Countermeasures-Unmanned-Systems-Job-McLean-Arlington-VA-88211314.aspx

3.) Tomahawk/Harpoon Weapon Systems Field Engineer, Lockheed Martin, Wallops Island, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/Tomahawk-Harpoon-Weapon-Systems-Field-Engineer-Job-Wallops-Island-VA-88031576.aspx

4.) Human Terrain Specialist, Alion Science and Technology, Killeen, TX

Responsibilities

Collects and aggregates information to identify trends and gaps in the data available during the pre-mission planning phase of research execution. Collects, processes, and stores research products in order to prepare human terrain analyses, estimates, and plans. Produces documents, products, and conducts briefings to provide authoritative advice and insight into order effects of unit decisions and developing mitigation strategies. Conducts all knowledge management functions and distributing it to the supported unit.

Qualifications

College graduate, any discipline, mandatory; Cultural Anthropology/Sociology/Area Study Preferred; experience demonstrating collecting and developing information pertaining to human terrain; experience developing information requirements such as; collects, processes, and stores team research products, analyses, estimates, and plans; analyzes incomplete and conflicting information to produce research products that assess socio-cultural environments; experience implementing the team¿s research in compliance with established regulations and guidance and managing information technology and processes for the team. Must prepared to work in Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, South America. Must posses or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: defense operations; modeling & simulation; wireless communication; industrial technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; information technology; and naval architecture & marine engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has 3700 employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.

We value the cultural differences our employees bring to Alion. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D.

Conditions of Employment

Applicants who are offered employment with Alion will be required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form. Also, as a condition of employment, you will be required to sign a Disclosure and Authorization form for a background/reference check of employment history, education, references and criminal records. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check.

Find out just how far your skills will take you with Alion Science and Technology. Join us. We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees.

How To Apply

We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees. Please apply on-line by uploading your resume or cut and paste your resume using our resume template.

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11853

5.) Senior Manager, Financial Planning, Aerospace & Defense. KPMG, Irvine, CA

http://jobview.ndia.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=88445997

6.) Human Factors/User Experience Specialist 2, Networks & Space Systems, Boeing, Annapolis Junction, MD

This position is for a User Experience Specialist performing task analysis, user interface design, and usability testing.

Must have experience in each of the usability and software engineering cycle phases (analysis, design, implementation, and deployment); worked closely with users (analysts) to research for and document user profiles, analysis tasks, workflows, and user scenarios; worked with users to collect and document user requirements; created user interface design specifications; worked closely with product designers and process engineers developing applications. The desired candidate should have experience conducting usability testing as well as experience in designing and developing user surveys to obtain user feedback.

Competencies General

[ + ] Adaptability

Generally understands changes in own and others' work-group tasks and situations as well as the logic or basis for change; generally seeks information about changes affecting own and fellow employees' jobs. Treats changes and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; focuses on the beneficial aspects of change; speaks positively about the change to work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups. Quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with changes in the work environment; readily tries new approaches appropriate for new or changed situations; does not persist with ineffective behaviors.[ + ] Customer Focus

Considers customers and their needs when performing and/or working with others on routine tasks; supports others and occasionally becomes directly involved in developing and sustaining customer relationships; assists more experienced employees in seeking information to understand customers' circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs; prepares information which more experienced employees will share with customers to build their understanding of issues and capabilities; considers how day-to-day actions or plans affect customers; responds quickly to help others address customer needs and resolve problems.Technical

[ + ] Analytical Skills

Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources at the work group level.

[ + ] Usability Evaluation

General ability to develop and measure usability goals. General ability to apply informal (e.g., formative usability tests, heuristic evaluation, pluralistic walk-through) and formal (e.g., summative usability testing) evaluation techniques to identify usability problems and measure usability goals. Analyzes results and makes appropriate recommendations.

[ + ] User Research

General knowledge of tools, processes and techniques (e.g., interviewing, contextual inquiry, observation) to understand the frequent/critical tasks, work flow and objectives of the users. General ability to develop persona or user profiles that describe relevant characteristics of the users (e.g., work goals, training and education level, computing experience, domain knowledge).

Typical Education/Experience Technical bachelor's degree and typically 2 or more years' related work experience or a Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A technical degree is defined as any four year degree, or greater, in a mathematic, scientific or information technology field of study.

Other Job related information

CURRENT TOP SECRET SCI CLEARANCE (with polygraph) REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.

The position is contingent upon program award, clearance verification, and program/customer concurrence. Applicants must include security clearance level, investigation type, and investigation date on their resumes to be considered.

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.

https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=10-1007209

ACTION / REQUIREMENTS OFFICER Level I, STARGATES, INC., Arlington, VA

STARGATES, INC is an exciting, rapidly growing professional and engineering services business with exceptional benefits. We are searching for creative and outstanding individuals with military or related contractor experience.

This is a great opportunity with STARGATES, who is recognized as the one the fastest growing companies in the State of Virginia for both 2009 and 2010.

Action /Requirements Officer position includes the following basic areas:

A) Daily verbal and written presentations, operational and budget support

B) Ability to coordinate and contribute to implementing action items, internal and external efforts with several groups

C) Participate in preparing briefs and understanding requirements

D) Candidate must have strong written and verbal communications, interpersonal relations, and analytical skills. Must be familiar with most Microsoft Office applications

E) Proven ability to inspire Acquisition program office customers and facilitate business with sound solutions.

F) Self-Driven “can-do” attitude, results oriented individual, capable of working effectively in a high tempo office setting

Professional requirements:

A) Prior Contractor or Military experience

B) BS degree ( engineering preferred)

C) DAU Acquisition Level I experience or equivalent

D) 3 – 4 years of experience in the Military OR in a DOD Acquisition or Sponsor Level Office

Abilities which are a plus:

A) ACAT I level experience

B) training and other certifications

Active DoD Top Secret/SCI Clearance Required

DAU Acquisition Level I or Equivalent Required

US Citizens Only

Salary Range: $80,000 to $110,000; Dependant on Capabilities and Experience

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Fill Date: Summer 2010

Email resume, references, salary requirements to recruiting@stargates.com

Or Fax to (703)465-7958; Attention: Recruiting

7.) Business Consultant – Defense Services, CMTC, Torrance, CA

http://jobview.ndia.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=88541295

*** From Jeff Peters:

8.) Technical Writer, Systems Definition, Inc., Alexandria, VA

Systems Definition, Inc. is currently seeking to add to its technical documentation team. We are a growing small business providing software development and technical services to federal agencies, government contractors, and commercial clients. In the government arena, our work supports innovative research & development initiatives in the areas of defense, maritime awareness, and homeland security. Our commercial efforts encompass web application and technologies development, RF test software, and system/business planning services.

We are seeking self-motivated technical writers with demonstrated expertise and the ability to work independently. You must have the ability to work with scientists, engineers, and other project personnel to identify documentation needs, create relevant documents quickly and accurately, and make modifications as necessary.

Other candidate qualifications include:

– Experience with software development documentation including design documents, requirements documents, interface control documents, and use cases

– Experience creating system administration and user manuals

– Familiarity with NISPOM, DCID 6/3, security documentation, and certification and accreditation is preferred

– Experience with tracking and maintaining document status, defect lists, and inventory

– Strong analytical and problem solving skills

– Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with clients

– Ability to handle multiple projects with various priorities and deadlines

– Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment

– Ability to create and format documents using MS Word and presentations using PowerPoint

– Ability to create basic graphics

– Bachelor's Degree or higher in English, Journalism, Communications, or equivalent

– Existing DoD security clearance a plus or eligibility for a DoD security clearance

The job requires occasional non-local travel and frequent local travel (with mileage reimbursement).

SDI provides a casual and flexible work environment with excellent benefits including a generous holiday and leave package, fully paid health, dental, and vision medical coverage, S-IRA retirement plan, performance bonuses, and more.

Please send resume and cover letter with desired salary to petersj@systemsdefinition.com.

9.) Magnetic Bearing Advisory Engineer T5, Northrop Grumman Marine Systems, Sunnyvale, CA

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=138313

10.) Defense Economics Analyst, BAE Systems, Mclean, VA

http://jobview.ndia.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=88563835

11.) Principal Engineer, Systems, General Dynamics Information Technology, Bayview, ID

General Dynamics Information Technology is a top-tier IT integrator that provides information technology, systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civil and commercial sectors. With approximately 17,000 professionals worldwide, the company has the customer knowledge, domain expertise and proven performance to manage large-scale, mission-critical IT programs.

BA in Engineering or computer programming and 10 years experience in data acquisition and control system operation and maintenance, or system control software maintenance and applications

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.

Experience in acoustic data acquisition and signal processing systems

integrating VME, PCI, PXI and PC/104 system hardware at circuit board and back-panel level

integrating COTS signal processing components into data acquisition and control systems

software development and maintenance in C, Labview, MATLAB and database programming

digital signal processing for high band-width, real-time data acquisition and control systems

11.) Apply Online Directly with General Dynamics Information Technology

http://www.jobcentral.com/jobs/General_Dynamics/ID/Principal_Engineer_Systems/015622858/job

12.) Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems, DCS, Lexington Park, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29275497

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