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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 8 December 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.) Communications Specialist, General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, VA

2.) Global Network Analyst, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD

3.) Therapeutic Recreation Program Specialist, Community Recreation Section; Recreation and Deployment Support Branch, Semper Fit & Recreation Directorate, Personal and Family Readiness Division (MR) Manpower and Reserve Affairs Department, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), Quantico, VA

4.) Senior Military Operations Analyst, Metron, Inc., Crystal City, VA

5.) Department of Defense Acquisition Analyst, Life Cycle Management and Operations Support Division, ARINC, Boston, Mass.

6.) UAS Operations Analyst, MCR, Huntsville, AL

7.) Cyber Defense Research Analyst, Serco, Rome, NY

8.) Senior Scientist, SAIC, Herndon, Virginia

9.) Financial Analyst Defense Acquisition Financial Experience Required, Combat Systems Integration Branch of the Surface Warfare Directorate (OPNAV N86), Kratos Defense – DTI, The Pentagon, Arlington, VA

10.) CIDNE Operations Analyst – Afghanistan, Streamline Defense, Augusta, GA

11.) Missile Defense Data Analyst, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

12.) Electrical Engineer, Derecktor Shipyards, Mamaroneck, New York / Bridgeport, CT / Dania, Florida

13.) Strategic Planner, MCR, Arlington, VA

14.) Operations Research Analyst, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Alexandria, VA

15.) Strategic Planner (HQ USSOCOM), SRC, Tampa, FL

16.) Operations Research Systems Analyst (ORSA) -5, Leonie Industries, Afghanistan

17.) Site Administrator, Mitre, Clarksburg, WV

18.) Research Coordinator, Research Coordinator for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center,

Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Minneapolis VA Medical Ctr, Minneapolis, MN

19.) Marketing Manager, Military Operations Research Society (MORS), Alexandria, VA

20.) Operations Research Analyst, Staff, ManTech International, Lexington Park, MD

21.) Senior Operations Research Analyst, Tasc, Washington, DC

…and more!

*** IRS Raises 2011 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service set the 2011 standard rate for deducting business use of a car at 51 cents per mile, up from the current rate of 50 cents.

*** Marines Field New ‘Smart’ Video System for Urban Combat Exercises

National Defense

December 2010

By Edward Lundquist

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2010/December/Pages/MarinesFieldNew%E2%80%98Smart%E2%80%99VideoSystemforUrbanCombatExercises.aspx

*** SNA GWC Holiday Social – December 16, 2010

Location:

Sine's Irish Pub

1301 S Joyce St

Arlington, VA 22202

Time: 1630-1830

Cost: No Cost to SNA Members and $5 for Nonmembers Includes hors d'oeuvres and a ticket for one free drink.

Toys for Tots donations in the form of money or toys collected at the event.

RSVP Required:

http://www.navysna.org/Events/HolidayParty/2010GWCHoliday.asp

*** Prince William students learn teamwork at competition

http://www.yourdefcon1.com/blog/_archives/2010/12/7/4698308.html

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

A JOTW “Can't Wait” job posting from GDIT

1.) Communications Specialist, General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, VA

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

1.Develops and updates communications materials and provides communications and marketing support services for company and business level requirements. Representative support areas may include the following: advertising, collateral, sponsorship, website content, events, media relations writing and communication campaigns.

2. Coordinates with Communications Director and various business unit and department management to ensure accurate information is incorporated in communications messages, materials and activities.

3. Maintains current knowledge of company services, products, partners, and organization.

4. Maintains current knowledge of major industry, competitor and customer events, issues, and activities.

5. Participates in special projects as required by Communications Directors/VP.

Education/Equivalent

Training Required

Bachelor's Degree in English, Marketing, Communications, or a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.

Experience

(state type and preferred

# of years)

Requires 2-5 years of directly related writing, communications and marketing experience

Unique/Additional Requirements

1. Strong and effective writing and editing skills and interpersonal communications skills are a must.

2. Knowledge of the practices and procedures of marketing and communications to include effective integrated communications campaign development, online communications and branding.

3. Knowledge of company, Federal customers and Federal IT industry services a plus.

4. Proficiency in the use of MS word, PowerPoint, spreadsheet and or other related software applications.

Job ID number: 175708

POC: Joe Pendry

Office Phone: 703-995-3378

E-mail address: Joseph.Pendry@gdit.com

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=678

2.) Global Network Analyst, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD

https://www.nsa.gov/psp/applyonline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=1007780

3.) Therapeutic Recreation Program Specialist, Community Recreation Section; Recreation and Deployment Support Branch, Semper Fit & Recreation Directorate, Personal and Family Readiness Division (MR) Manpower and Reserve Affairs Department, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), Quantico, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=94438982

4.) Senior Military Operations Analyst, Metron, Inc., Crystal City, VA

https://apply.metsci.com/careers/jobs/index.asp?fuseaction=details&pcid=86

5.) Department of Defense Acquisition Analyst, Life Cycle Management and Operations Support Division, ARINC, Boston, Mass.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/EN/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=840384

6.) UAS Operations Analyst, MCR, Huntsville, AL

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=676

7.) Cyber Defense Research Analyst, Serco, Rome, NY

http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=310273&company_id=15695

8.) Senior Scientist, SAIC, Herndon, Virginia

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=21273

9.) Financial Analyst Defense Acquisition Financial Experience Required, Combat Systems Integration Branch of the Surface Warfare Directorate (OPNAV N86), Kratos Defense – DTI, The Pentagon, Arlington, VA

Kratos-DTI is hiring for a Financial Analyst to support the Chief of Naval Operations staff in the Combat Systems Integration Branch of the Surface Warfare Directorate (OPNAV N86). The Financial Analyst will directly support the budget planning for Navy Combat Systems.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

• An active Secret level security clearance is required

• A Bachelors Degree is required

• 5+ years of experience working on a major staff and/or in defense acquisition financial management is required.

• Familiarity with the PPBE process and skilled in utilizing the PBIS database is required

• Proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required.

• Prior active duty military experience (Navy) is highly preferred

• Defense Acquisition University acquisition and financial management course completion is desired

• DIAWA certification is preferred

• Familiarity with Navy mine warfare and related systems is preferred

http://kratosdefense.submit4jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=85347.viewjobdetail&CID=85347&JID=100155

10.) CIDNE Operations Analyst – Afghanistan, Streamline Defense, Augusta, GA

http://streamlinedefense.jobscore.com/job_seeker/jobs/job_posting/atAmtIammr4l78eJe4bk1X

11.) Missile Defense Data Analyst, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

The Intelligence, Test, and Evaluation Group supports the testing and development of the ballistic missile defense system being pursued by the Missile Defense Agency. In particular, the group plans and conducts field experiments and collects data to understand problems and formulate solutions that impact the nation's capability to defend against ballistic missiles. The group also focuses on characterizing threat missile systems based on the analysis of collected radar and optical data.

Will work on a variety of assignments relating to Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS) data analysis. Research areas will include all aspects of BMDS data analysis to include but not limited to radar, optics and telemetry data gathered from world-wide ballistic missile test events. Will work independently and in a team environment and interact with government and contractor personnel. Must have a demonstrated capability of data analysis and development of analysis techniques for analysis of radar, optical and telemetry data. Must be able to work on a broad range of problems related to BMDS data analysis.

Requirements:

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Physics. In lieu of a Ph.D., an MS in Electrical Engineering or Physics with at least 5 years of directly related experience in radar, optical and telemetry data analysis will be considered. Must have demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills and able to work individually and in a team environment. Desired skills in Matlab, Unix, C and Java. Occasional travel may be required.

https://www.ll.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=1946&CurrentPage=14&sid=128

12.) Electrical Engineer, Derecktor Shipyards, Mamaroneck, New York / Bridgeport, CT / Dania, Florida

Description:

Electronics engineers design, develop, supervise and manage the manufacture, testing, installation, operation, maintenance and modification of electronic parts, equipment and systems used in computers, communication, navigation, industry and entertainment. Electronics engineers work in industries such as communications, broadcasting, aviation, defense, robotics, computers, biomedical engineering and meteorology.

Electronics engineers may perform the following tasks:

Design circuits for electronic control systems and instrumentation;

Prepare and supervise designs, specifications, estimates, tenders and contracts;

Program and operate computers to assist with complex calculations;

Determine the type and arrangement of circuit parts and develop testing equipment and methods

Analyze communication traffic and levels of service at installations and determine the type of installation, location, layout and transmission medium

Establish and monitor performance and safety standards and methods for modification, maintenance and repair

Examine installations to ensure compliance with contract conditions

Research new applications of technology, and liaise with clients, other engineers, technical officers, technicians, trades people and other workers

Electronics engineers may specialize as chief electronics engineers, communication engineers, computer engineers, process control engineers, radio engineers, biomedical engineers, mechatronics engineers, software engineers, information engineers or telecommunications engineers.

Electronics engineers also may rise to senior managerial roles in charge of these activities.

Personal Requirements:

Able to direct the work of others

Able to identify, analyze and solve problems

Able to communicate well, both orally and in writing computing and design skills practicality and creativity able to work without supervision able to accept responsibility

http://www.derecktor.com/shell_home.html?employment/employment_overview.html

13.) Strategic Planner, MCR, Arlington, VA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=672

14.) Operations Research Analyst, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Alexandria, VA

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=94369962

15.) Strategic Planner (HQ USSOCOM), SRC, Tampa, FL

SRC is seeking strategic-level planners for future opportunities for multiple efforts in support of the Department of Defense and its efforts to target terrorist cells. Positions are located in the Tampa, Fl., region. Some, but not all, positions may require deployment overseas.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

– Analysis of operational requirements, technology development initiatives, technology applications, capability gaps and organizational processes to develop, document and present feasible concepts for innovative application to emerging problems

– Analysis of specific vulnerabilities in the adversary’s desire to use improvised explosive devices and related tactics against the military forces, citizens and interests of the U.S.

– Development and management unique plans, operational proposals, strategic intelligence assessments and mission briefs that support approved combatant commander operational plans and contingency plans

– Utilization of advanced engineering or analytic principles and concepts in developing innovative solutions to complex problems

Position Requirements

– Bachelor’s degree and five or more years of planning experience (any equivalent combination of education, relevant training and related experience is acceptable)

– Demonstrated experience with strategic-level compartmented planning is required, must have a minimum of three years of experience in joint planning

– Must have at least three years experience with the counter-IED mission; preferably in a planning capacity

– Must have strong interpersonal, writing and speaking skills and be able to work as a member of a diverse team

– Graduate of Joint Military Planner’s course is highly desired

– Demonstrated knowledge of Joint Operational Planning and Execution System, the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System process and information operations/special technical operations highly desired

Security Requirements

An active Top Secret/SCI security clearance and current investigation are required.

EEO/AA employer. Female, minority, Vietnam-era veteran and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.

http://careers.srcinc.com/job/Tampa-Strategic-Planner-(HQ-USSOCOM)-Job-FL-33601/1043622/

16.) Operations Research Systems Analyst (ORSA) -5, Leonie Industries, Afghanistan

Leonie, an international, woman-owned strategic communication company specializing in reaching target audiences in challenging locations with global media solutions including region-specific research and planning, worldwide media production and distribution, digital media and creative services, and cultural advisory services is currently hiring for ORSA qualified candidates for OCONUS assignments.

The ORSA assists in the development and execution analytical support, particularly as it pertains to the C-IED fight. The ORSA provides an analytically derived, empirically supported, quantitative basis for decisions regarding targeting and other options to enhance the operational effectiveness of network attack efforts. We seek individuals who can develop effective solutions and become a trusted advisor to senior leadership.

Responsibilities

• Conduct assessments to determine effectiveness of counter-IED operations and the application of counter-IED capabilities

• Identify, develop and analyze measures and metrics to gauge progress in the counter-IED fight

• Develop, administer and analyze surveys that gather commander and staff ideas and insights on the counter-IED fight

• Support course of action analyses and operations planning in the application of capabilities to defeat IEDs

• Conduct analyses in support of operations, across staff elements and forces employed

• Conduct analyses to support the decision making process across all elements of the staff. Types of analyses include but are not limited to trend identification and analysis that enable the commander and staff to define the characteristics of the local IED fight and resource allocation, scheduling and optimization

• Serve as the Commander’s advisor on analyses to support decision needs

• Manage, analyze and visualize data using statistical software, geospatial software, spreadsheet and graphic presentation software, and develop customized tools for staff elements

• Provide analytical tools, software development and systems engineering support to ensure interoperability and integration of emerging counter-IED technologies and tactics, techniques and procedures

Qualifications:

• Bachelors degree required in related field, Advanced degree in Operations Research (OR), Industrial Engineering, Applied Math, Statistics or related discipline is preferred

• Minimum of 5+ years OR work experience

• Required knowledge of, or first hand experience with DoD ground force tactics and deployment to Austere locations

• Candidates should have experience in data collection techniques, statistical analysis, trend analysis and identification and designing and administering surveys

• Experience working with Access, Excel, PowerPoint, SAS, ArcGIS, XL Miner, Minitab or Visual Basic is also required

Security Clearance:

• Active TS required

Location:

• International Austere Location

Leonie offers you the opportunity to join an innovative, well respected organization and collaborate with industry experts and exceptional individuals. We provide a competitive compensation and generous benefits package.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please apply online via our website at www.leonieindustries.com/careers . Please provide a cover letter outlining your experience and salary expectations as you create your Leonie Industries profile.

Leonie Industries, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

NOTE: Position available upon contract award

Preferences: 5+ yrs experience

http://www.clearancejobs.com/jobs/1337599/operations-research-systems-analyst-orsa-5

17.) Site Administrator, Mitre, Clarksburg, WV

Working with a talented team of professionals as part of a company that is one of Fortune Magazine's Best Companies to Work For for the ninth year in a row, you will provide remote site administrative support activities and liaison to the headquarters department. You will perform secretarial, clerical, and administrative activities. You will ensure the office runs smoothly; the staff have the administrative tools and support necessary to function effectively, and that support issues are raised effectively.

Security Clearance Level Top Secret

Key Functions The employee will perform receptionist and general administrative duties for Department G123 at the Clarksburg, WV site. Duties include but are not limited to: answering telephones, taking and relaying messages, sending facsimiles, coordinating and preparing documents for meetings, coordinating visits and visitors, meeting preparation activities (including videoteleconferencing arrangements and preparation), arranging travel and completing expense vouchers, managing property inventory, producing communications, managing calendars and arranging meetings for the management,and catering for meetings. The employee will handle tasks related to space planning and office moves, order and track equipment and property, arrange for new employees, and manage overall office functions.

The employee will be responsible for managing site property, for working with vendors and various service providers on facilities maintenance and improvements, including building services. The employee will also be responsible for negotiating and arranging rates for local hotels, building services, networks, mail service, shipping and receiving and other services as needed. The employee will be responsible for operating all VTC and telecommunications equipment at the site and serve as the lead for site-related MII and network issues.

Required Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent, plus 3 years of experience.

Desired Education/Experience Associate's Degree and 4 years of experience

Required Skills: Candidate must demonstrate excellent spelling, puctuation, grammar, editing, and communication skilss. Candidate must have significant demonstratable experience in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Candidate must be able to work under tight deadlines, on multiple tasks, with multiple people, and support a diverse project and administrative workload simultaneously.

Candidate must show an ability to interact effectively with all levels of corporate and government personnel in a cooperative and professional manner. Candidate must demonstrate an ability to perform as a team player.

Candidate must have proven skills in organizing events, files, and meetings (both internal and external).

Desired Skills The ideal candidate should have superior organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Candidate should have the ability to work effectively with minmal supervision and seek out answers and assistance as necessary. The ideal candidate will be well versed in populating web sites and have experience in establishing and maintaining SharePoint sites.

Travel Statement Minimal intermittent travel may be required

Clearance Statement *Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, MITRE will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30149802

18.) Research Coordinator, Research Coordinator for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center,

Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Minneapolis VA Medical Ctr, Minneapolis, MN

http://online.hjf.org/psc/eapp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=206085

19.) Marketing Manager, Military Operations Research Society (MORS), Alexandria, VA

The Military Operations Research Society (MORS) has proudly served the Department of Defense analytic community for over forty years. Under the sponsorship of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff and the Department of Homeland Security, the objective of MORS is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of operations research as applied to national security issues.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Build and manage a strategic communications plan for MORS

Coordinate creation, writing, editing and development of external marketing marketing collateral, including print, electronic, and digital pieces

Develop, direct, and implement marketing plans for key MORS products and services.

Manage and maintain MORS website

Maintain MORS social networking sites, including: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

Manage and maintain MORS online collaboration center

Manage and maintain MORS online career center

Develop and manage Phalanx advertising plan

Manage contracted services from external vendors for such efforts as design, market research, production, and printing.

Prepare and manage marketing budgets for projects.

Write and manage all membership and organizational communications

Collaborate to ensure that MORS brand integrity and opportunities are maximized

Coordinate and promote MORS special meetings, publications, and events

Assist in meeting planning duties for MORS special meetings and annual Symposium

Limited travel to external events, including MORS special meetings and the MORS Annual Symposium.

Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Marketing, with 5-7 years marketing experience.

Experience in a scientific society, association or other nonprofit organization desirable.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable with presenting to groups, and the ability to work well with internal team.

Multimedia marketing (including creating email promotions); vendor management; ability to manage and create budgets; direct mail (full process); ability to create and grow relationships with industry partners.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Excel

Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Strong verbal and written communications skills

Possesses a positive, team-player attitude

Proven project management skills

Must have or be able to obtain a US Government Security Clearance

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobs/3733957

20.) Operations Research Analyst, Staff, ManTech International, Lexington Park, MD

http://jobs.brassring.com/EN/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=833174

21.) Senior Operations Research Analyst, Tasc, Washington, DC

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/tasc/getJobPostDetail.do?sequenceNumber=208222

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