DEFCON 1 Newsletter for March 23, 2011


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for March 23, 2011

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“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”

– His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, and Elect of God

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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.) Technical Writer/Editor, MCR, McLean, VA

2.) Cryptologic Language Instructor 2 (Russian), L3 Stratis, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

3.) Native Linguist – Pashto, L3 Stratis, Fort Meade, MD

4.) SMC/XR Training Manager, MCR, El Segundo, CA

5.) Material and Logistics Analyst, CDI Marine, Portsmouth, Virginia

6.) Manufacturing Engineer, Specialty Materials group, Honeywell, Pottsville, PA

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

8.) Logistics Specialist (Senior), ANSER, Arlington, VA

9.) Senior Administrative Support, MCR, Bedford/Hanscom, MA

10.) TEST & INTEGRATION TECHNICIAN, CACI International, Inc., Camarillo, CA

11.) ECL-SR. RF ENGINEER, Esterline Technologies, Richardson, TX

12.) Sr. RF Systems Range Engineer, Raytheon, Virginia Beach, VA

13.) E3 Test Engineer – Senior Job, URS, Dahlgren, VA

14.) Senior RF Propagation Analyst, Johns Hopkins University/applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD

15.) Sr. Project Engineer, Lockheed Martin, San Diego, CA

16.) Modeling and Simulation Engineer, Jacobs Technology, Ridgecrest, CA

17.) Senior Network Systems Engineer, DRS Technologies, Gaithersburg, MD

…and more!

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

1.) Technical Writer/Editor, MCR, McLean, VA

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

This position is a member of the MCR Proposal Development Center (PDC) and primarily responsible for gathering and organizing technical information, writing, editing and helping to produce proposals in response to requests from various federal agencies (or prime contractors).

Responsibilities include supporting MCR in responding to government Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and other bid opportunities and developing compliant, responsive, and competitive technical responses to obtain the highest possible evaluation score. This includes the following activities:

• Write specific proposal content based upon standardized methodology.

• Edit proposals and marketing material ensuring deadlines are met.

• Support creation and editing of internal procedures and work instructions.

• Develop a writer style guide and set standards for consistency.

• Issue data calls and interview/interact with Subject-Matter Experts (SMEs) to collect the right content and ensure the accuracy of documentation and participate in document reviews.

• Conceptualize graphics and prepares tables and focus boxes to highlight themes and discriminators.

• Brainstorms and help in outlining proposal sections.

• Review existing corporate media to determine usability for future marketing, including Web content, project content and other written media.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communication or related field.

• Excellent editing, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• 4 years minimum experience providing technical writing support for preparation of technical documentation; including proposals, reports, and process instructions in support of government or prime contractor requirements.

• 1+ years of experience in design, layout, marketing, and proposal production is preferred.

• Experience with military and federal agency programs drawn from work with professional services companies.

• Innovative skills in problem solving and locating information.

• Ability to work on short-term assignments with tight deadlines while managing multiple tasks.

• Ability to work independently and function effectively as a member of a team.

• Proven ability as a technical editor.

• Ability to translate technical information into documents for technical and non-technical personnel.

• Proficiency in MS Office Suite: Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop proficiency is desirable.

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=741

2.) Cryptologic Language Instructor 2 (Russian), L3 Stratis, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

https://l3com.taleo.net/careersection/l3_ext_us/jobdetail.ftl?job=001276

3.) Native Linguist – Pashto, L3 Stratis, Fort Meade, MD

https://l3com.taleo.net/careersection/l3_ext_us/jobdetail.ftl?job=014008

4.) SMC/XR Training Manager, MCR, El Segundo, CA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=743

5.) Material and Logistics Analyst, CDI Marine, Portsmouth, Virginia

This position assists Norfolk Naval Shipyard Engineering and Planning Department Code 284 NAVSEA Shipbuilding support office, Industrial Planning Division and Ship Acquisition and Appraisal division with NAVSEA support duties. Performs research, documents and develops reports detailing technical, financial and supplier information regarding Navy ships as well as national shipbuilding capabilities.

GENERAL DUTIES:

– Researches and monitor government databases on Navy ships, facilities and processes.

– Research and perform solicitations of various manufactures/vendors using the Industrial Capabilities Questionnaire Extract forms for industrial base analysis

– Research and perform NAVSEA defined financial analysis for financial viability using financial tools such as Hoovers, Dun and Bradstreet and Reuters.

– Assist in the maintenance of the official inventory of ships, submarines and service craft in the custody of, or titled by the U.S. Navy and MSC and maintain the public access Naval Vessel Register (NVR) website

– Assist in the research and analysis of industrial capabilities to design, develop, produce and support an acquisition program; current and future shipbuilding requirements

– Assist in the research and performance of the annual Shipyard Facilities survey

– Assist in the research and collection of historical ship construction milestone data which supports future ship acquisition planning, special studies and inquiries from both internal and external NAVSEA customers.

– Assist in the research and preparation of the Annual Shipbuilding Report

– Effectively work with the internal or external customers or government entities

– Plan and manage the technical aspects of the assigned projects to achieve department goals, per the program plan, to meet the program specifications

– Collaborate closely with Functional Engineering Management concerning project status and resource requirements.

MINIMUM SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

– Minimum Ten years of experience in logistics and materials with Navy vessels required.

– Significant knowledge of materials and equipment utilized in construction and overhaul of Navy ships

– Knowledge of material ordering from Navy Stock System using mil-spec ordering data

– Broad knowledge of a wide variety of Navy shipboard systems and equipment

– Strong analytical skills & technical project leadership required.

– Familiar with shipyard, local and NAVSEA processes and instructions

– In-depth knowledge of changing technology, methods and organizations which contribute to the support of the shipbuilding repair industrial base.

– Knowledge of commercial specifications (ANSI, ASTM, AISI) and military specifications

– Knowledge and familiarity with legislation, regulations, policies and precedents affecting the shipbuilding and repair industry

– Multi-dimensional with strong technical expertise coupled with good communication, planning and organizational skills.

– Ability to develop and deliver high level presentation clearly and succinctly with minimal supervision

– Ability to work with all necessary functions including all engineering disciplines, planning, procurement, manufacturing, program management, and finance.

– Detail-oriented and have the ability to probe into the details to find the underlying issues involved in any related problem.

– Understands the big picture of the project and can coordinate, influence and challenge the team to achieve the departmental objectives.

– Ability to use standard office equipment in a manufacturing and engineering environment.

– This person must be creative, open-minded, a good communicator, and a good listener. Must be able to communicate clearly (written and verbal) to technical and non-technical internal customers. Must be able to work in fast paced, schedule driven environment.

– Able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects. Acute attention to detail, excellent organizational skills.

– Ability to logically address, analyze, and resolve problems.

– Must be a US Citizen with the ability to gain US Security Clearance as it may be needed to support program demands.

– Pre-employment drug screening and background checks standard.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

– Participate in ship checks at Navy docks or piers.

– CARRYING and LIFTING. Ability to transport and lift up to 30 lbs.

– WALKING and CLIMBING. Ability to climb up to four (4) flights of stairs.

– Must be able to obtain a DOD security clearance

TAKE ACTION!

Why wait another day?

It is time to act!

APPLY NOW and join the CDI team TODAY!!!

Experience:

Apply: Submit your resume to 19626889.0@JobFrenzy1.com

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http://clients.datafrenzy.com/details.aspx?jobnum=19626889&sid=994

6.) Manufacturing Engineer, Specialty Materials group, Honeywell, Pottsville, PA

https://honeywell.taleo.net/careersection/9/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1347772

*** From Jeff Peters:

7.) 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 a self-motivated entry-level technical writer with 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.

Extra consideration will be given for:

– 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 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.

8.) Logistics Specialist (Senior), ANSER, Arlington, VA

http://careers.anser.org/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&p_svid=5976&p_spid=294024&p_site_id=1001

9.) Senior Administrative Support, MCR, Bedford/Hanscom, MA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=742

10.) TEST & INTEGRATION TECHNICIAN, CACI International, Inc., Camarillo, CA

http://careers.caci.com/job/Camarillo-TEST-&-INTEGRATION-TECHNICIAN-2-Job-CA-93010/1187630/

11.) ECL-SR. RF ENGINEER, Esterline Technologies, Richardson, TX

http://www.jobfox.com/Web/Seeker/Landing/AppJobDetails.aspx?AppJobId=1daf890b-6faf-45cd-92fc-25978b1dfa75

12.) Sr. RF Systems Range Engineer, Raytheon, Virginia Beach, VA

http://www.jibe.com/jobs/sr-rf-systems-range-engineer-raytheon-virginia-beach-va–1-0321

13.) E3 Test Engineer – Senior Job, URS, Dahlgren, VA

http://www.jobfox.com/Web/Seeker/Landing/AppJobDetails.aspx?AppJobId=7a389514-caef-4e60-9893-7de600faf4e8

14.) Senior RF Propagation Analyst, Johns Hopkins University/applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29632237

15.) Sr. Project Engineer, Lockheed Martin, San Diego, CA

http://www.amightyriver.com/job-search/sr-project-engineer.3547717.html

16.) Modeling and Simulation Engineer, Jacobs Technology, Ridgecrest, CA

https://www.cytiva.com/jacobs/ext/detail.asp?jobid=jacobs13172

17.) Senior Network Systems Engineer, DRS Technologies, Gaithersburg, MD

http://www.jobfox.com/Web/Seeker/Landing/AppJobDetails.aspx?AppJobId=63be07c6-029e-4c98-aa12-efdfd1805e8f

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