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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 24 November 2010

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“You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat.”

– Renoir

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.”

~Cicero

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.) Junior Financial Management Analyst, MCR, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

2.) Program Management Support Specialist, URS Corporation, Arlington, VA

3.) TECHNICAL WRITER-EDITOR (ELECTRONICS), Army Communications Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

4.) Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic II, Aps3 (Motor Vehicle Mechanic) (P), Honeywell, Goose Creek, SC

5.) Senior Cost Analyst, MCR, Dahlgren, VA

6.) Buyer – College Intern, BAE Systems, Phoenix, AZ

7.) Campaign Director, Northrop Grumman,

8.) Contract Specialist, MCR, Lexington, KY

9.) Manager, Systems Engineering, General Dynamics Information Technology, Washington, DC

10.) Chemical Handler, Alliant Techsystems, Clearfield, UT

11.) ISR Systems Engineering Lead to support Navy, The Mitre Corporation, San Diego, CA

12.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Public Affairs Office, Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD

13.) Naval Architect or Marine Engineer, RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames, Tampa, FL

14.) Lead Systems Architect, AAI, Hunt Valley, MD

15.) Director Engineering, OA, DRS Technologies, Gaithersburg, MD

16.) Financial Analyst – Military, Navistar Defense, LLC, Madison Heights, MI

17.) Production Technician, Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Uniontown, Pennsylvania

18.) Senior Cost Analyst, MCR, Dahlgren, VA

19.) JHSV Project Coordinator, Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama

20.) Contract Administrator, Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin

21.) Director I-Program Management, Tactical Intelligence Systems (TIS) Air Force Programs, Raytheon, Sterling, VA

…and more!

*** From the Center for Naval Analyses:

Project Azorian: The CIA and the Raising of the K-129

As part of CNA's continuing efforts to stimulate and enhance knowledge and debate on important current naval issues, Norman Polmar will present key findings from his latest book (co-authored with Michael White) “Project Azorian: The CIA and the Raising of the K-129,” and lead a discussion on those findings, in the CNA boardroom on Monday, 6 December from 1000-1200. Project Azorian–often incorrectly identified as Project Jennifer by the press–was the 1974 CIA operation to salvage a sunken the Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 from the depths of the North Pacific Ocean. In this new book, Polmar and White argue that Azorian was the most ambitious ocean engineering endeavor attempted by man–comparable to the 1969 moon landing in its level of technological achievement. Norman Polmar–a close colleague of many of us–is an internationally known analyst, consultant, and award-winning author specializing in naval, aviation, and intelligence issues. If you and/or appropriate colleagues wish to participate, please let Loretta Ebner know, at ebnerl@cna.org or (703) 824-2759. Light refreshments will be served.

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

1.) Junior Financial Management Analyst, MCR, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

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.mrci.com.

Duties

Financial Analysis Support: The candidate shall provide expenditure statusing, reconciling accounting issues and developing status reports. Assist government personnel in resolving accounting issues, and unliquidated/negative-unliquidated obligations. The candidate shall be knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project, and schedule risk software including Risk+. The candidate shall be required to perform local and/or remote travel in association with the tasks in 3.1 and 3.2. The Subcontractor shall perform required travel to gather data, fact-find, and attend program meetings in support of the SPO.

Qualifications

Knowledge of Program Management Responsibilities. Current Esperience with USAF Financial System .Proficient in use of MS Office Systems.Ability to Brief Senior Management.. Ability to perfrom research with senior Direction.

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=663

*** From Lauren Arky:

Hi Ned,

Please post this in next week's Defcon 1 newsletter (or the week after if you are taking off for Thanksgiving!)

Thanks,

Lauren

2.) Program Management Support Specialist, URS Corporation, Arlington, VA

URS Corporation in Arlington, VA is seeking a Program Management Support Specialist for Acquisition Support.

Provide program management administrative support for Team Submarine Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) – Phase III. Perform a variety of acquisition related tasks in the areas of contract administration, program and data management under limited supervision. Responsibilities will include: Interface with internal functional teams and external customers for planning, prioritization, and issue resolution of overall activities in the support of and achievement of customer goals. Interact and support customers, through the application of specific program knowledge, in the execution of program management tasks. Coordinate and maintain program documentation with internal and external teams including contracts/contract modifications, technical instructions/procedures plans, schedules, briefings, reports correspondence, and/or related material, as required. Prepare routine and non-routine program correspondence, documentation and reports. Create and maintain master files/schedules related to program history, execution and status for the life of the program (inception to disposal). Interface with internal and external program participants to coordinate overall activities to support customer goals. Knowledge of the overall Contract Management functions and Procurement Request development and management using SPS is preferred, but not required.

To apply please go to www.bestworkofyourlife.com and hit apply and then on the second line where it says requisition number enter: EGG50631

When asked how you heard about the opening enter-Defcon 1.

3.) TECHNICAL WRITER-EDITOR (ELECTRONICS), Army Communications Electronics Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=89018030

4.) Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic II, Aps3 (Motor Vehicle Mechanic) (P), Honeywell, Goose Creek, SC

https://honeywell.taleo.net/careersection/9/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=00148752&src=JB-11448

5.) Senior Cost Analyst, MCR, Dahlgren, VA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=458

6.) Buyer – College Intern, BAE Systems, Phoenix, AZ

http://www.applyhr.com/17841662

7.) Campaign Director, Northrop Grumman,

https://ngc.taleo.net/careersection/ngc_pro/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=59983

8.) Contract Specialist, MCR, Lexington, KY

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=521

9.) Manager, Systems Engineering, General Dynamics Information Technology, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29995732

10.) Chemical Handler, Alliant Techsystems, Clearfield, UT

http://www.jobfox.com/Web/Seeker/Landing/AppJobDetails.aspx?AppJobId=d5e855f2-5b15-403c-8abc-8bebe361a99a0

11.) ISR Systems Engineering Lead to support Navy, The Mitre Corporation, San Diego, CA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30059827

12.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Public Affairs Office, Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=93744292

13.) Naval Architect or Marine Engineer, RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames, Tampa, FL

RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames, LLC (RHFSF) is a Small Business headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with shipbuilding activities in Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. RHFSF was established to respond to U.S. and international demands for modern, medium-to-high speed vessels for critical maritime security missions. The Company is distinguished by 1) the depth of technical and operational experience of its leadership team, and by 2) its unique approach to shipbuilding, which leverages these industry patents, proprietary processes and commercial technologies to reduce life-cycle costs and improve performance.

RHFSF is registered with the Department of State, the Small Business Administration, and is listed with Dunn and Bradstreet. It holds numerous marketing licenses for overseas clients.

RHFSF is currently under contract with the U.S. Navy Sea Systems Command to provide 60 Meter Offshore Support Vessels to the Government of Iraq. This contract is valued in excess of $70 Million. RHFSF also has a 145’ Offshore Patrol Vessel under construction.

Requirements

The Position

The Engineer under the direction of the Project Engineer assists with all aspects of design, construction and analysis of vessel foundations, superstructure and performance utilizing engineering principles; regulatory requirements, rules and classification society guidance.

Essential Job Functions

•Under the direction of the Project Engineer assist in the creation and analysis of complex architectural and engineering designs including ship hydrostatics, flow analysis, ship compartmentation and configuration management, integration of advanced systems and technologies;

•Assist in weight analysis, met centric height calculations and control evaluation and management;

•As requested, conduct research concerned with design, manufacture and test of platforms, structures, combats systems as well as engineering systems;

•Interface with intradepartmental personnel in a team environment to solicit objective viewpoints, fresh ideas, and best practices including key operational artisans and the leadership of the manufacturing group;

•With assistance, prepare documentation of complex architectural engineering designs. Provide input into the review, approval and correction of drawings and calculations to ensure compliance with proper engineering techniques and specifications, classification and regulatory rules, and ensure adequate standards of safety are incorporated;

•As assigned, assist with activities concerned with installation and operational test of complex engineering designs to ensure conformance with functional specifications and customer requirements;

•Contribute to a positive and professional relationship with the client, subcontractors, vendors and the operating regions of the Company to ensure a high degree of cooperation to achieve the best possible results;

•Assist in evaluating operational systems and design modifications or changes in system requirements;

•Contribute to warranty and repair planning and documentation.

Candidate Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Education

•This is an entry level position requiring a BS degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering;

•Ability to prepare clear and understandable engineering calculations and design drawings;

•Proficiency in AutoCAD, 3D Design Software (Rhino), Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Project Management and standard naval architecture software a plus;

•Experience with structural design, finite element analysis and/or Naval vessels a plus;

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

•Experience with combat systems a plus.

To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and SALARY REQUIREMENTS (REQUIRED or application will not be considered), with “Naval Architect” in subject line and email to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] as soon as possible but no later than November 30, 2010. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Competitive compensation and benefits

RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames, LLC is committed to diversity in their workforce and is operating under an Affirmative Action Program (AAP) that provides equal opportunities to qualified employees and prospective employees without regard to age, race, color, religion, pregnancy, sex, national origin, veteran status, uniformed status, physical or mental disability, or other protected characteristics.

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=J8E1VL6RFL2JWWMRHY6

14.) Lead Systems Architect, AAI, Hunt Valley, MD

http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=101&dockey=xml/e/d/ed4f72c620fb31df0cc14f0e7d0b4d50

15.) Director Engineering, OA, DRS Technologies, Gaithersburg, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29971447

16.) Financial Analyst – Military, Navistar Defense, LLC, Madison Heights, MI

https://jobs-internationaltruck.icims.com/jobs/12881/job

17.) Production Technician, Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Uniontown, Pennsylvania

http://www.aactech.com/jobdescription.jsp?ID=89

18.) Senior Cost Analyst, MCR, Dahlgren, VA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=458

19.) JHSV Project Coordinator, Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama

Description

REPORTS TO: Project Manager

SUPERVISES: Functional Leads Indirectly.Various, steps up when Project Manager is off-site

AUTHORITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Complete familiarity with the shipbuilding specification and contract.

•Written and verbal communications with Class and Flag authorities.

•Mediating and resolving production work sequence conflicts

•Maintaining a daily presence on the vessel under construction to monitor safety, housekeeping and work progress and staff performance.

•Attend meetings as required. When attending, always be on time, prepared and interactive.

•Ensure the work in progress is in accordance with the published schedule sequence.

•Perform daily random validation of charge number integrity against the actual work being performed.

•Monitor and ensure each craft’s compliance with and maintenance of Quality documents.

•Monitor and ensure each craft’s compliance with the contract requirements

•Daily assessment of work flow environment.

•Daily communication and interaction with the Project Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

• This position will involve considerable time (as much as 100%) onboard the vessel going up and down staircases and vertical ladders at heights reaching in excess of 75 feet in temperatures which, at times, can reach extreme levels.

• Good communication skills,

• 10 years experience in a ship building or ship repair environment preferred.

• Multi craft familiarity preferred.

• Working familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook and Excel)

• Work independently, self starting and loyal.

• Willingness to work irregular and sometimes lengthy work schedule.

Austal USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Company policy prohibits discrimination, retaliation or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. This Policy applies to recruiting, hiring, promotions, demotions, transfers, compensation, raises, benefits, training, facilities, discipline, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=25F45FFF87B51BBBCFF4392B85B2613F.NA12_primary_jvm?org=AUSTAL&cws=1&rid=1931

20.) Contract Administrator, Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin

Marinette Marine Corporation, a Fincantieri Marine Group Company, is a progressive shipyard specializing in building ships for the United States Coast Guard and United States Navy, as well as commercial vessels.

The Contract Administrator will request and obtain necessary cost, manufacturing and scheduling data for change order pricing, prepare quotes and proposals, negotiate change orders, review contract amendments, changes and monitor contract requirements to ensure company and party compliance with contractual obligations.

The Contract Administrator will perform these duties while maintaining a close contact with customers to maintain, preserve and enhance the company's image with its customers and represent MMC to all customers, in all matters, with a high level of competence, professionalism, integrity and credibility.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Apply online at https://www3.apply2jobs.com/fmg/, please reference the position that you are applying for.

Marinette Marine is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer and promotes a Drug Free Work Environment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

This is a contract – direct hire position.

Qualified applicants should posses a Bachelor's degree in business or other related area. This can also be satisfied through an Associate's degree and a minimum of five years experience as a Contracts Administrator and a combination of Government and/or Commercial Contracting courses. Experience in negotiating changes to contracts and knowledgeable in the application of FAR/DFAR clause is preferred.

http://www.ncmajobs.com/jobs/3700396

21.) Director I-Program Management, Tactical Intelligence Systems (TIS) Air Force Programs, Raytheon, Sterling, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=93888605

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