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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 20 October 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, now serving more than 800 subscribers. 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.) Senior Engineer, MCR, Huntsville, AL

2.) GIS Specialist Navy Region Midwest, Prevailane, Inc., Naval Station Great Lakes, IL., 1 at NSWC Crane, Indiana, and 1 at NSA Mid-South, Millington, TN

3.) SUPERVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Santa Rita, Guam

4.) MUOS Sr. Proj. Engr. – San Diego, The Aerospace Corporation, San Diego, CA

6.) Marine/Mechanical Engineer (Assistant Professor), U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York

7.) Electrical Engineer II, BAE Systems, North Charleston, SC

8.) SCIENTIST/ENGINEER (Lead Interoperability S&E), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Naval Sea Systems Command, Dahlgren, VA

9.) Mechanical Engineer, Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, WI

10.) Senior Associate/Cost Analyst, MCR, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA

11.) Senior Associate/Cost Analyst, MCR, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA

12.) Signal Processing Engineer, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD

13.) IT Ops Support/Security Clearance, Zero Chaos, Albany, GA

14.) Logistics -Equipment support, Lockheed Martin, MCLB Albany, GA

15.) Heavy Equipment Mechanic – CFT (Albany, GA) – 6 positions, AECOM, Albany, GA

16.) PEI Distribution Management Logistics Analyst, ITT Defense & Information Solutions, Albany, GA

17.) Senior Cost Estimator, MCR, El Segundo, CA

18.) Engineer III, Alutiiq, LLC, Albany, GA

19.) Principal Radio Frequency Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Annapolis Junction, MD

20.) Senior Subsystems Engineer, MCR, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

21.) Missile Defense Test Engineer, MITRE, Colorado Springs, CO

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

1.) Senior Engineer, MCR, Huntsville, AL

THE COMPANY

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

Will perform as a program-office engineer within the Missile Defense Agency.

Work will be on government. Will be required to analyze highly technical engineering challenges and propose solutions, while working directly with both government lead and defense contractors.

Must be able to succinctly brief results of your detailed analysis to senior leaders.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree; Engineering. PhD preferred.

10+ years experience.

Must be knowledgeable in engineering discipline as it relates to DoD or NASA weapon system acquisition and testing.

Secret Clearance.

Travel required.

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=634

2.) GIS Specialist Navy Region Midwest, Prevailane, Inc., Naval Station Great Lakes, IL., 1 at NSWC Crane, Indiana, and 1 at NSA Mid-South, Millington, TN

Prevailance, Inc. is an awardee on the Navy Facilities Engineering Services Command (NFESC) Geo-Readiness Center Midwest contract. We are seeking to fill 4 positions (2 at Naval Station Great Lakes, Il., 1 at NSWC Crane, Indiana, and 1 at NSA Mid-South (Millington, TN). The first opening is at Naval Station Great Lakes in early December.

Salary range is $50K to $55K depending upon qualifications and location.

Description and qualifications as follows:

The contractor will provide the following:

• Work with Navy Region Midwest/NAVFAC Midwest PWDs to maintain CAD and GIS data.

• Serve as a resource for RSIMS users at the local PWD by providing training, help, and support in utilizing the RSIMS web based system to view and analyze data.

• Perform digital data capture, attribution, and updating of space management data.

• Develop process improvement, quality control and training programs.

• Input, update, maintain and perform quality assurance/quality control of CIP GIS databases, layers, tables and links within the NAVFAC Midwest GIS.

• Perform survey work in the field including as-built locations, floor plans, and other features using GPS and CAD survey equipment and software to collect and download digital data.

• Travel is required. Two trips per PWD Analyst.

Qualifications:

Contractor personnel engaged in this effort are recommended to have the following experience:

• Individuals must have a B.S. in Computer Science, GIS, Earth Science, Architecture, or related field.

• Minimum of three years of production experience with AutoCAD, ArcGIS (ArcInfo and ArcView), GeoDatabases, other GIS-related software packages, and Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Access).

• Production experience with SafeSoft’s FME Suite or Data Interoperability Extension, and SDSFIE.

• Self-motivated with independent problem-solving ability.

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Ability to maintain files, records, and reports in a highly organized

manner.

• Ability to coordinate multiple tasks, prioritize, and provide solutions with strong attention to detail.

• Familiarity with engineering, GIS, and cartographic principles.

A SECRET clearance is required.

http://www.jobhost.org/jobs/viewjob/gis-specialist-navy-region-midwest-b145e9b7b216c300

3.) SUPERVISORY ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Santa Rita, Guam

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=91539990

4.) MUOS Sr. Proj. Engr. – San Diego, The Aerospace Corporation, San Diego, CA

https://www.aerospace.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=3175&sid=135

6.) Marine/Mechanical Engineer (Assistant Professor), U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=623&jb=7283592

7.) Electrical Engineer II, BAE Systems, North Charleston, SC

http://www.baesystems.jobs/job_detail.asp?JobID=1784166

8.) SCIENTIST/ENGINEER (Lead Interoperability S&E), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Naval Sea Systems Command, Dahlgren, VA

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=91298793

9.) Mechanical Engineer, Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, WI

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=623&jb=7268380

10.) Senior Associate/Cost Analyst, MCR, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA

Job ID: 576

THE COMPANY

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.

Duties

Conduct a variety of cost analysis, life cycle cost estimating, and/or cost research tasks in support of the Air Force/Department of Defense using approved processes and tools to determine Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs), Independent Cost Estimate (ICE), Total Ownership Costs (TOC) and/or Economic Analysis for use in Investment Analysis, Analysis of Alternatives, Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD), Business Case Analysis, Exhibit 300 submissions and/or program budget development. Will develop cost estimates using a variety of techniques including modeling, parametric analysis, engineering estimates, learning curve, risk analysis and cost estimating relationships. Specific support activities will include the following areas: cost benefit analysis, life cycle cost estimation, business case analysis, affordability assessments, risk analysis, technical baseline development, knowledge of the government acquisition process, and development of models and databases. Keep abreast of new weapons system cost estimating/research methodologies, databases and tools.

Qualifications

The candidate should be able to manage/lead the cost estimating task and interface directly with customer and other stakeholders to identify requirements and resolve issues. Plan, organize, direct and conduct weapons systems cost estimating/research tasks in problem areas of very difficult scope and complexity. The problems are difficult to define and may require novel approaches and the use of sophisticated techniques. Has moderate/extensive technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments, including the direction of other cost analysts. Makes technical cost estimating /research decision which are authoritative and which demonstrate mautre cost estimating judgement in anticipating and solving complex cost analysis problems. Work requires the technical capability to assess the cost and schedule implications of existing and projected technological advances, as well as the ability to evaluate the impact of new and innovative acquisition strategies. Strong interpersonal skills needed to support customer meetings and data collection efforts. Ability to work well both independently, as well as part of a team effort. Strong writing skills to be able to prepare briefings, communicate status, and document results.

Individual will work out of the Bedford MA MCR office at Hanscom Air Force Base

• 7-10 years of weapons system acquisition Cost Estimating Experience

• Strong quantitative skills – Minimum of 24 semester hours quantitative analysis coursework

• Knowledge of the federal acquisition management system (preferably DOD/ESC)

• Life cycle cost estimating proficiency to include knowledge of: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS); Cost estimating relationships (CERs); Inflation indices; Learning curves; Economic measures (NPV, Payback Period, IRR)

• Data collection & analysis

• Cost risk analysis

• Affordability assessments

• Data modeling

• Computer proficiency skills (Excel, Word,Outlook)

• Software cost estimating / parametric tools (ACE IT, @Risk, SEER-SEM, PRICE, COCOMO, SLIM)

• Strong communications skills (both written & verbal)

• SCEA certification is a plus

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.

ID: 576

Job Code: PTS 4

Please forward a copy of your resume to the attention of Denise Colina at dcolina@mcri.com.

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=576

(Please note: Be sure to indicate that you found out about this opportunity from Ned Lundquist (elundquist@mcri.com), who is an MCR employee.)

11.) Senior Associate/Cost Analyst, MCR, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA

Job ID: 465

THE COMPANY

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.

Duties

Conduct a variety of cost analysis, life cycle cost estimating, and/or cost research tasks in support of the Air Force/Department of Defense using approved processes and tools to determine Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs), Independent Cost Estimate (ICE), Total Ownership Costs (TOC) and/or Economic Analysis for use in Investment Analysis, Analysis of Alternatives, Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD), Business Case Analysis, Exhibit 300 submissions and/or program budget development. Will develop cost estimates using a variety of techniques including modeling, parametric analysis, engineering estimates, learning curve, risk analysis and cost estimating relationships. Specific support activities will include the following areas: cost benefit analysis, life cycle cost estimation, business case analysis, affordability assessments, risk analysis, technical baseline development, knowledge of the government acquisition process, and development of models and databases. Keep abreast of new weapons system cost estimating/research methodologies, databases and tools.

Qualifications

The candidate should be able to manage/lead the cost estimating task and interface directly with customer and other stakeholders to identify requirements and resolve issues. Plan, organize, direct and conduct weapons systems cost estimating/research tasks in problem areas of very difficult scope and complexity. The problems are difficult to define and may require novel approaches and the use of sophisticated techniques. Has moderate/extensive technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments, including the direction of other cost analysts. Makes technical cost estimating /research decision which are authoritative and which demonstrate mautre cost estimating judgement in anticipating and solving complex cost analysis problems. Work requires the technical capability to assess the cost and schedule implications of existing and projected technological advances, as well as the ability to evaluate the impact of new and innovative acquisition strategies. Strong interpersonal skills needed to support customer meetings and data collection efforts. Ability to work well both independently, as well as part of a team effort. Strong writing skills to be able to prepare briefings, communicate status, and document results.

Individual will work out of the Bedford MA MCR office at Hanscom Air Force Base

• 7-10 years of weapons system acquisition Cost Estimating Experience

• Strong quantitative skills – Minimum of 24 semester hours quantitative analysis coursework

• Knowledge of the federal acquisition management system (preferably DOD/ESC)

• Life cycle cost estimating proficiency to include knowledge of: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS); Cost estimating relationships (CERs); Inflation indices; Learning curves; Economic measures (NPV, Payback Period, IRR)

• Data collection & analysis

• Cost risk analysis

• Affordability assessments

• Data modeling

• Computer proficiency skills (Excel, Word,Outlook)

• Software cost estimating / parametric tools (ACE IT, @Risk, SEER-SEM, PRICE, COCOMO, SLIM)

• Strong communications skills (both written & verbal)

• SCEA certification is a plus

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.

ID: 465

Job Code: PTS 4

Please forward a copy of your resume to the attention of Denise Colina at dcolina@mcri.com.

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=465

(Please note: Be sure to indicate that you found out about this opportunity from Ned Lundquist (elundquist@mcri.com), who is an MCR employee.)

12.) Signal Processing Engineer, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29685812

13.) IT Ops Support/Security Clearance, Zero Chaos, Albany, GA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J8D7BT68L3MT7XZ79Q5

14.) Logistics -Equipment support, Lockheed Martin, MCLB Albany, GA

http://www.intelligencecareers.com/jobs_nl/jobview.cfm?jobid=3090106&jsc=d012345

15.) Heavy Equipment Mechanic – CFT (Albany, GA) – 6 positions, AECOM, Albany, GA

https://jobs.aecom.com/EN/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=20052&siteid=5022&jobId=377300&codes=IN-IND

16.) PEI Distribution Management Logistics Analyst, ITT Defense & Information Solutions, Albany, GA

http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=591&ji=2493905&sn=I

17.) Senior Cost Estimator, MCR, El Segundo, CA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=618

18.) Engineer III, Alutiiq, LLC, Albany, GA

http://constructionjobs.com/jobdetails.cfm?jid=93418

19.) Principal Radio Frequency Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Annapolis Junction, MD

http://recruiting.alionscience.com/index.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=11975

20.) Senior Subsystems Engineer, MCR, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=628

21.) Missile Defense Test Engineer, MITRE, Colorado Springs, CO

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29835812

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