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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for August 25, 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.) Office Assistant, Aerodyne, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of MCR, LLC, Huntsville, AL

2.) Operations Research Analyst, Defense Security Service, Falls Church, VA

3.) Senior Computer Scientist, SRI International Artificial Intelligence Center (AIC), Menlo Park, CA

4.) Operations Research Analyst (ORA) Support, Innovative Technologies Corp., Dayton, OH

5.) Assistant Editor–Physical Sciences, Physical Sciences Division of SRI International, Menlo Park, CA

6.) Operations Research Systems Analyst, C2 Portfolio Essentials, Inc., Arlington, VA

7.) Operations Research Systems Analyst, Perception IR, Reston, VA

8.) Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) subject matter expert (SME), MCR, Albuquerque, NM

9.) Senior Scientist – Research and Development – Underwater Acoustics and Signal Processing, Adaptive Methods, Centreville, VA

10.) Underwater Acoustic Physicist, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD

11.) UAV Operator-Global Hawk, NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Patuxent River, Maryland

12.) DCGS SIGINT PT Task Lead, MOSAIC Technologies Group, Fort Meade, MD

13.) DCGS DPOC-E Network Security Manager, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Langely AFB, Hampton, VA

14.) Field Service/Technologist- Ground, Goodrich Corporation, Chelmsford, MA

15.) STOCK CONTROL CLERK II, Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Division, General Atomics, Tupelo, Mississippi

16.) Southern Sudan – Strategic Outreach Advisor, American Systems, Southern Sudan

17.) Government Systems Engineer with Sonar and/or Acoustic Experience, EdgeTech Marine, West Wareham, Massachusetts

18.) Stochastic Modeler and Decision Support Analyst, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

19.) Operations Research Analysts, Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., Alexandria, VA

20.) Operations Analyst, COMSURFWARDEVGRU (SWDG), PURVIS Systems, Norfolk, VA

21.) Acoustic Analyst, QinetiQ North America, Carderock, Maryland

22.) Cyber Management – Information Assurance, QinetiQ North America, Colorado Springs, CO

23.) Program Management Principal Leader, CSC, WASHINGTON, DC

24.) Coordinator, Conference Services, The Defense Orientation Conference Association (DOCA); Burke, VA

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

1.) Office Assistant, Aerodyne, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of MCR, LLC, Huntsville, AL

Aerodyne, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of MCR, LLC, was formed 14 years ago to provide full spectrum technical solutions for manned and unmanned aviation. Today, we are fulfilling that mission in direct support of Army Aviation and Army UAS programs. We have a talented staff of engineers, operators, subject matter experts and professionals that provide testing, supportability and training to customers worldwide. Integrity, excellence, honesty, and trust, are the cornerstones of our values and allow us to form long-term client partnerships, build expertise, and attract and retain stellar talent. For more information about Aerodyne and MCR, LLC career opportunities, please visit www.aerodyneinc.com or www.mcri.com.

Description

Position will perform as liaison between Corporate support staff and onsite personnel, to coordinate processing for HR, Accounting, and Payroll related services. Assist Office Manager with event planning, purchasing, IT, and general office functions; answer telephones, filing, faxing, and other duties as needed. Assist managers with logistics for on boarding staff.

Qualifications

• High School Diploma

•2 years general administrative experience

•Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

•Ability to work well within a team environment

•Excellent communication skills; verbal, written, and interpersonal

•Experience performing administrative work in support of a Federal Government contract is desired

Compensation

Aerodyne’s compensation and benefits package is very competitive. It is designed to help employees meet varying needs throughout their careers and to reward employee's skills, experience, and potential.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Aerodyne is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=538

(Note: Ned Lundquist works for MCR. If you apply for this position, please let the MCR HR people know you heard about this opportunity in DEFCON 1.)

2.) Operations Research Analyst, Defense Security Service, Falls Church, VA

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=90205330

3.) Senior Computer Scientist, SRI International Artificial Intelligence Center (AIC), Menlo Park, CA

https://careers.sri.com/psp/ps/CAREERS/CAREERS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=100668

4.) Operations Research Analyst (ORA) Support, Innovative Technologies Corp., Dayton, OH

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ITC1&cws=1&rid=54

5.) Assistant Editor–Physical Sciences, Physical Sciences Division of SRI International, Menlo Park, CA

https://careers.sri.com/psp/ps/CAREERS/CAREERS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=100679

6.) Operations Research Systems Analyst, C2 Portfolio Essentials, Inc., Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonrecruiter.com/job_display.php?alpha=2404224&searchstring=&category_alpha=0

7.) Operations Research Systems Analyst, Perception IR, Reston, VA

http://www.clearedconnections.com/jobseekerx/viewjobrss.asp?cjid=80388

8.) Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) subject matter expert (SME), MCR, Albuquerque, NM

MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. For more than 30 years, we have provided objectivity, smart thinking and the highest levels of support to help our clients get the job done, and done right. Our vast experience and knowledgeable people are our greatest assets. Their subject matter expertise, commitment to excellence and the high quality of their work, combined with our full suite of services, allows our clients to accomplish their missions and support national priorities. Our corporate values are based on integrity, excellence, honesty, service and trust. It is through these values that we form long-term client partnerships, build expertise, and attract and retain talented employees. For more information about MCR, LLC career opportunities, please visit www.mcri.com.

Duties

Serve as a Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) subject matter expert (SME) and thought leader for the Department/Division's senior leadership;

-Provide Project Management Professional (PMP) best practices techniques and advice in support of the client's IT portfolio investments, and develop standardized procedures;

-Support the integration of the Department/Division's CPIC and Enterprise Architecture Programs;

-Perform business analysis and capital planning duties associated with the CPIC process in satisfying Department and OMB Circular A-11 Requirements in alignment with the GAO Information Technology Investment Management (ITIM);

-Provide consultation services for the client's IT investments through the CPIC phases;

-Prepare, submit, and maintain Exhibit 300 documentation for individual IT investments

-Prepare and submit the Department's Budget's budget request to OMB;

-Respond to budget/IT portfolio data calls from OMB and GAO;

-Prepare and maintain Exhibit 53's;

-Assist Government and other contractor personnel in the preparation, submission, and maintenance of project documentation required by the Exhibit 300 process (Alternatives -Analysis, Risk Management Plan, etc.)

-Assist Government and other contractor personnel in the collection and presentation of planned versus actual spending and planned versus actual schedule performance figures

-Continuing the improvement of CPIC practices

-Develop and present CPIC training.

Qualifications

This position will require providing capital planning and investment control (CPIC) and strategic planning support within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) for a Division of a Federal Department.

-BS or BA degree with a minimum of 8 years of related experience at a Federal Department-level -Experience with the federal CPIC process

-Expert knowledge of the OMB Circular A-11 as it relates to CPIC, Investment Review, Exhibit E-300s and related processes/documents.

-Experience developing and reviewing OMB 300 business cases

-Understanding of the full federal appropriations cycle

-Knowledge of and experience with budget and performance integration.

-Strong quantitative skills and comfort working with, analyzing, and synthesizing budget and program data

-Strong planning and organizational skills

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-Solid computer skills with CPIC related software applications, i.e., Microsoft, Deltek, Primavera

-Experience with government agency budget and accounting databases/systems and software, particularly for OMB 300 development

-Ability to work collaboratively and cohesively in a team environment

-Ability to coordinate diverse stakeholders

Compensation

MCR, LLC’s compensation and benefits package is very competitive. It is designed to help employees meet varying needs throughout their careers and to reward employee's skills, experience, and potential.

Equal Opportunity Employer

MCR is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=540

(Note: Ned Lundquist works for MCR. If you apply for this position, please let the MCR HR people know you heard about this opportunity in DEFCON 1.)

9.) Senior Scientist – Research and Development – Underwater Acoustics and Signal Processing, Adaptive Methods, Centreville, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=82950740

10.) Underwater Acoustic Physicist, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29544717

11.) UAV Operator-Global Hawk, NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Patuxent River, Maryland

http://www.clearancejobs.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=1299354

12.) DCGS SIGINT PT Task Lead, MOSAIC Technologies Group, Fort Meade, MD

https://careers-mosaicsgroup.icims.com/jobs/1402/job

13.) DCGS DPOC-E Network Security Manager, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Langely AFB, Hampton, VA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=J3I56P6KXBVZRX24THP

14.) Field Service/Technologist- Ground, Goodrich Corporation, Chelmsford, MA

Chelmsford, Massachusetts based company has a position as a Field Service Technologist, you will provide operational maintenance and modification support to ground station reconnaissance systems. Knowledge of electro-optical,image analysis, mission planning, and unix software supporting the Intel community is a definite plus. Other responsibilities could includes but not limited to: Working with discrete analog and digital circuits. Read and understand schematics and wiring diagrams. Experience working within the AF DCGS or other collection/exploitation center. Trouble shoot and repair to the component level. Knowledge and repair of mechanical systems and apparatus. Will also provide software maintenance and upgrade support on DOS and UNIX based systems. Must know C languge programming.

Will be responsible for representing the company, interfacing with a variety of other defense contractors and military personnel. Travel to field-sites located throughout the world for extended periods of time will be required.

A strong reconnaissance systems and/or military background preferred. Should have a ASEE degree or equivalent with a minimum of five years experience (or military and seven level). Must be a US CITIZEN

This position requires TS/SSBI security clearance.

80 – 90%

https://www.goodrich.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=7032

15.) STOCK CONTROL CLERK II, Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Division, General Atomics, Tupelo, Mississippi

http://search9.smartsearchonline.com/generalatomics/jobs/jobdetails.asp?job_number=7678

16.) Southern Sudan – Strategic Outreach Advisor, American Systems, Southern Sudan

AMERICAN SYSTEMS is seeking a Strategic Outreach Advisor to assist the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) with their transformation efforts.

***This position is located in Southern Sudan ***

The Strategic Outreach Advisor will be part of a team of advisors who will provide policy planning, human resources, financial management, and strategic outreach support to the Ministry of Defense (MOD)/ Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) affairs as a practical mechanism to enhance the MoD’s ability to consistently manage the transformation of the SPLA from a largely guerrilla force to a regular military operating under the MoD/SPLA affairs as the civilian authority within the GOSS. All advisors will be managed by the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs, Office of Special Envoy to Sudan and the U.S. Consul General in Juba.

Duties:

• Provide guidance and expertise on setting up a policy planning office in the Ministry of Defense/SPLA Affairs.

• Provide advisory services to the Ministry of Defense/SPLA in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Communications.

• Responsibilities include assisting the ministry in: Crafting MoD and SPLA strategic communications, implementing outreach activities (on sight visits) that publicize the MoDs activities, organizing outreach activities to include coordinating ground and rotary transportation.

• Assist SPLA/M in developing detail-training outreach plans to support modernization efforts and operational objectives.

Qualifications:

• Candidate must have a minimum of eight years in government outreach experience specifically with military related activities or organizations.

• Prior experience working on Department of State or other Sudan related projects at a managerial level is desired.

• Demonstrated expertise in institutional capacity building, organizational development, training, and public outreach strategies – related to military organization and strategy and/or good governance activities.

• Degree in political science, public administration or related field.

• Excellent personnel and project management skills

• Must have overseas experience with African familiarization strongly preferred Arabic language capacity is desirable.

Click Here To Apply

https://americansystems.ats.hrsmart.com/cgi-bin/pm/click.cgi?job_id=6356

17.) Government Systems Engineer with Sonar and/or Acoustic Experience, EdgeTech Marine, West Wareham, Massachusetts

EdgeTech is currently in search of a Systems Engineer (Electrical Engineer) with experience in acoustics and/or sonar/marine for our Government Business Division

Systems Engineer – Job Duties/Responsibilities (will include but not limited to):

Develop sonar and marine electronic system concepts, specifications, designs, requirements and test plans for state of-the-art sonar systems while interfacing with Customers, in-house engineering resources, and 3rd parties

Conduct system and acoustic analysis tests, modeling, and optimization

Assist in the technical preparation of proposals, white papers and presentations

Participate in the technical aspects of pursuits and programs

Desired skills, experience, and working knowledge in:

Acoustic instrumentation for the offshore market

Microprocessor hardware and software, digital and analog circuitry

DSP (Digital Signal Processing)Acoustic instrumentation for the offshore market

Embedded firmware and DSP algorithms

Documentation for standard products such as schematics, factory acceptance tests, manuals and software revisions

PSpice simulation/modeling

Design, prototype and certify PCB level digital portion hardware

Hands-on debugging and bench level work on digital circuits

FPGA design

Microprocessors such as Texas Instruments and Intel

Devices such as Flash, CMOS/TTL logic, CDLP, ADCs/DACs, DDS

Hardware abstraction layer software drivers

Qualifications:

BSEE or equivalent engineering discipline (Masters Degree preferred)

10+ years of experience

Acoustic and/or sonar instrumentation experience necessary

Experience in the oceanographic instrument/vehicle field is essential

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Engineering Management skills preferred- planning, prioritization, scheduling, budget review, project tracking and product development strategy

A security clearance or the ability to obtain one is required

Knowledge of Solid Works, Key Creator and/or AutoCAD a plus

Compensation: Competitive

Please send all resumes to:

Elizabeth Sundberg

EdgeTech

4 Little Brook Road

West Wareham, MA 02576

E-Mail: sundberg@edgetech.com

Phone: 1-508-263-5908

Fax: 1-508-291-2491

EOE

http://www.edgetech.com/edgetech/contact/employment

18.) Stochastic Modeler and Decision Support Analyst, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

The Weather Sensing Group develops sensors, automated forecasting systems, and decision-support tools to reduce the impact of adverse weather on commercial aviation. To accomplish this, the group combines MIT Lincoln Laboratory expertise in innovative signal, image, and sensor data-fusion processing with physical insights furnished by staff meteorologists. Key accomplishments have included the development of the FAA's Terminal Doppler Weather Radar, ASR-9 Weather Systems Processor, Integrated Terminal Weather Systems, and Corridor Integrated Weather System.

An applied mathematician, engineer or operations research scientist is needed to develop stochastic models for the incorporation of uncertainty and risk management in weather-aware decision support systems for air traffic management. Research involves the analysis of the spatial and temporal characteristics of weather forecasts and forecast errors and translating that information into explicit estimates of the errors in weather impacts on the ATC system (e.g., route blockage and sector capacity).

Requirements:

PhD in Applied Mathematics, Operations Research or Engineering is required. In lieu of a PhD, an MS with 5 years of directly related experience will be considered. Creativity, flexibility, strong interest in weather and air traffic operations and ability to work as part of a small research team are critical, as this is a relatively new field of research. Experience utilizing stochastic modeling in real world applications and in estimating parameters of a stochastic process from experimental data is highly desired. Knowledge of stochastic processes, quantitative risk analysis and probabilistic decision making are required.

https://www.ll.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=1941

19.) Operations Research Analysts, Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., Alexandria, VA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA8/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MTS&cws=1&rid=14

20.) Operations Analyst, COMSURFWARDEVGRU (SWDG), PURVIS Systems, Norfolk, VA

http://www.purvis.com/opportunities_VA_operations_analyst.html

21.) Acoustic Analyst, QinetiQ North America, Carderock, Maryland

http://careers-qinetiqna.icims.com/jobs/14282

22.) Cyber Management – Information Assurance, QinetiQ North America, Colorado Springs, CO

http://careers-qinetiqna.icims.com/jobs/19357/job

23.) Program Management Principal Leader, CSC, WASHINGTON, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=90162002

*** From Dave Morris:

Good morning, Ned –

After years of subscribing, (and finding my own job through JOTW), I finally have something to contribute.

Hope all's well with you, Laura, Tommy and Barbara.

Cheers, Dave

24.) Coordinator, Conference Services, The Defense Orientation Conference Association (DOCA); Burke, VA

DOCA, founded in 1952, is a non-political, non-partisan, non-profit association directed toward the interest of national defense without special advocacy of any particular military service or defense concept. DOCA objectives are as follows: to provide a means of continuing the education of its members in matters pertaining to national security under the direct jurisdiction and supervision of the Departments of Defense and State; to enable members to pass on such information to others; to provide a permanent medium for cooperation between its members and Departments of Defense and State. DOCA members are able to participate in five programs each year, visiting military installations throughout the world as well as with U.S. embassies and host nation governments.

Position Concept: The Coordinator, Conference Services position is located at our headquarters in Burke, VA, and reports to the Executive Vice President. Responsibilities include assisting with the day to day management of the association, and coordination and execution of association programs and meetings, to include logistics, financial management, marketing and member communications.

Specific Responsibilities: These would include: database management; correspondence; dealing with phone and email inquiries from association members, vendors and others; assisting with bookkeeping, deposits, accounting and general financial management of the association; assisting with office management, including inventory and ordering of supplies, operating office equipment such as copiers, printers, etc.; assisting with planning, coordination and execution of meetings and programs of the association; web site updates; layout and design of printed and online documents for association management and program coordination; compilation and mailing of program materials; researching background material for Board and Executive Committee meetings, and requesting and receiving Board reports; maintaining master files.

Qualifications: Proven listening, written and oral communications skills. Ability to interact with government officials and agencies, as well as association members. Administrative acumen, good judgment, willingness to learn and accept new challenges, aptitude and ability to be a self-starter and find solutions; willingness to travel.

Technical Skills: Must have thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Database management skills and familiarity with QuickBooks a plus. Military experience desirable but not required. Public affairs and/or hospitality industry experience a plus. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must demonstrate ability to respond to short deadlines and shifting priorities.

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements and history to DOCA, ATTN: David Morris, Executive Vice President, 9271 Old Keene Mill Road, Suite 200, Burke, VA 22015; email: doca@erols.com

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