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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for June 22, 2011

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“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.”

— Charles Wadsworth

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.) Program Manager, MCR, Arlington, VA

2.) Imagery Systems Analyst/Specialist, Centurum, Fort Bragg, NC

3.) Senior Acquisition Manager, URS Corporation, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA

4.) Aircraft Mechanic/Weapons III Supervisor, Camber Corporation, Creech AFB, NV

5.) Systems Engineer with Top Secret Clearance, MCR, Huntsville, AL

6.) Mission Coordinator, Northrop Grumman, Yuma, AZ

7.) Logistics Analyst Lead, Alion Science and Technology, Portsmouth, VA

8.) SIGINT Mission Coordinators, Automation Technologies, Inc., Augusta, GA

9.) Mission Coordinator – Unmanned Systems, VT Griffin, Portland, OR

10.) Contract Pricing Specialist, MCR, El Segundo, CA

11.) UAS / UAV Mission Coordinator, Bosh Global Services, OCONUS

12.) Hyper-spectral Intelligence (HSI) PED Analyst, Bosh Global Services, Dayton, OH

13.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Army Intelligence and Security Command, 902D MILITARY INTELLIGENCE GROUP, HEADQUARTERS, CIMO, AT FORT MEADE, MD

14.) Help Desk Specialist (Secret Clearance), Catapult Technology, Crystal City, VA

15.) Mechanical Engineer, Air Force Materiel Command, TINKER AFB, Oklahoma

16.) Junior Construction Scheduler, ICRC, a subsidiary of the VSE Corporation, Tamuning, Guam

17.) Flight Engineer (Instructor) Air Force, Air National Guard Units, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico

18.) OT&E Junior Engineer, Qualis Corp., Edwards AFB, CA

19.) SENIOR ENGINEER – ELECTRICAL, Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh, WI

20.) Contracts Manager, URS, Crystal City (Arlington) and Manassas, VA

21.) Combat Profiling Instructor Trainer, Cubic Applications, Inc., San Diego, California

22.) Administrative Manager – Marketing Communications, Ball Aerospace, Broomfield, CO

…and more!

*** U.S. Navy Band Summer Concert Series– “Concert on the Avenue.”

These concerts take place every Tuesday evening starting at 8 p.m. at the Navy Memorial Plaza. Concerts are FREE and require no rsvp. Various music styles are featured.

Next Concert Date: 28 June

Time: 8-10 PM

Place: Navy Memorial Plaza (Lone Sailor statue)

Cost: FREE

MORE INFO: www.navymemorial.org

*** Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference – Hamburg, September 20-22

For the 6th year, Defence IQ is holding its Offshore Patrol Vessels conference this September, this time in the beautiful city of Hamburg. Join us this Autumn to meet and network with senior-level members of international Navies and Coast Guards – a rare opportunity for intense information-sharing and in-depth discussions with this audience, all in one place, for 3 days.

http://www.iqpc.com/Event.aspx?id=429138

*** From KEITH W. WELLER:

Sir,

Please find below, notice of a program that may be of interest to your subscribers. The notice can also be accessed and disseminated using the following link. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

http://www.roa.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=13601.0

v/r,

KEITH W. WELLER

The Reserve Officers Association cordially invites you to the following event:

Joint Reserve Component Communications Summit

Aug. 5, 2011

Minuteman Memorial Building,

One Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC

More than any time in recent history, service members of the Reserve Component now face a multitude of complex issues arising from their unique role as citizen warriors. Amidst a highly operational posture, the more than three million men and women of the RC depend on effective communication to inspire attention, support, and action on the issues impacting their civilian and military lives. Public Affairs Officers service-wide meet the challenges of this type of strategic communication on a daily basis. On 5 August, the Reserve Officers Association will host a one day Joint Reserve Component Communications Summit aimed at bringing public affairs professionals together to exchange experiences, strategies and formulate best practices to help them better communicate issues unique to the Reserve and Guard.

When: Friday, August 5, 2011

0800 – 1700

Where: ROA's Minuteman Memorial Building

5th Floor Ballroom

1 Constitution Ave. NE

Washington, DC 20002

Directions to ROA

Attend: Please visit the RC Communications Summit Registration Page.

*Registration fee includes lunch and coffee breaks.

For more information please contact ROA's Director of Communications-

Keith Weller

kweller@roa.org

202-646-7719

*** FAST 2011conference is coming soon, will address “speed on the water”

2011 International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation will be in Hawaii

By Edward Lundquist

FAST 2011 is the 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation. Started in Trondheim, Norway in 1991, FAST conferences take place every two years and are the world’s leading conferences addressing fast sea transportation issues. Recent FAST conferences were held in Athens, Greece (2009), Shanghai, China (2007), and St. Petersburg, Russia (2005).

According to Todd Peltzer, director of programs for Honolulu-based Navatek, FAST 2011 will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from September 26 to 29, 2011, at the Regency Ballroom Convention Center of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki hotel. Registration for the conference is available through the FAST website: http://www.FAST2011.com/registration.htm.

“We’ve negotiated special room rates at the Hyatt for conference attendees, which can be booked through the conference website (click on the “Accommodations” link), or by contacting the hotel directly and referring to ‘FAST 2011 Conference,’” Peltzer says.

The conference brings together specialists from all over the world in all fields of naval architecture and marine engineering, including hydrodynamics, structures, ship design, propulsion, and safety to present and discuss the current state of the art, the most recent research results and technologies, trends and future needs and opportunities that relate to fast ships.

According to Peltzer, maritime professionals—scientists, engineers, and operators—interested in these topics will benefit from attending FAST 2011. “You won’t find another conference that brings together such a diverse spectrum of disciplines addressing a common theme—speed on the water!”

The focus of the conference program is clearly technical in nature, but Peltzer says you don’t have to be a PhD to get a lot out of the conference.

The technical program at FAST 2011 will cover a broad range of topics related to high-speed craft of all types, including new fast ship concepts and hull form designs; metallic and composite materials; structural response (slamming, whipping, impact, fatigue); structural health monitoring systems and repair technologies; propulsion and cavitation; survivability; maneuvering and control; and many other related topics. “We have papers that run the gamut from purely theoretical to practical applications. Some of the topic areas include: ACV and SES technologies; energy efficiency; structural design; materials; hydrodynamics; numerical analysis; optimization; and innovative craft concepts,” Peltzer says.

FAST 2011 is supported by the American Society of Naval Engineers. Visit http://www.fast2011.com/.

*** Gates Picks Greenert as Naval Operations Chief

By Donna Miles

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced today that he has recommended Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, vice chief of naval operations, to succeed the retiring Navy Adm. Gary Roughead as the next chief of naval operations.

Gates said he made the recommendation to President Barack Obama based on Greenert's solid portfolio that includes both significant personnel programs and budget responsibilities.

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Greenert is “an exceptional officer, and if confirmed, will be, I believe, an exceptional CNO.”

“He has wonderful operational experience, fleet experience, he's terrific with people and he has extensive experience in the money world, which is now facing all of us,” Mullen said. “So I strongly concur with the secretary's recommendation.”

Greenert's career as a submariner includes assignments aboard the USS Flying Fish, USS Tautog, Submarine NR-1 and USS Michigan and as commander of USS Honolulu. He also served as commander of Submarine Squadron 11, U.S. Naval Forces Mariana, U.S. 7th Fleet in the Pacific and U.S. Fleet Forces Command before he become the vice CNO.

Gates praised Roughead, who will retire this fall, for four decades of service and leadership at the helm of the Navy for the past four years.

“I have very much enjoyed working with Gary and have greatly valued his counsel and wisdom on both Navy issues and broader strategic issues,” he said.

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

1.) Program Manager, MCR, Arlington, 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.

Description of Duties:

1. Participate in identification of science and technology requirements for Force Health Protection

Future Naval Capability;

2 Assist in the transition of applied research projects to the Fleet;

3. Develop, execute, and monitor project plans to ensure Navy/Marine Corps capability needs and

requirements are met;

4. Engage with Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), Marine Corps Warfighting

Lab (MCWL), Fleet Forces Command, and Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED);

5. Review reports, memoranda, etc. and create briefing materials;

6. Provide rapid response to information requests;

7. Maintain effective customer contacts;

8. Initiate and maintain collaboration with both national and international research

organizations interested in Force Health Protection; and

9. Assist in the management of research projects: formulate, advance for selection, initiate,

manage, and guide over the multi-year R&D cycle.

Requirements for the Position:

•Bachelor’s degree with 15 years of experience or an advanced degree with 10 years of experience. Area of degree: Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

•DAWIA certification preferred but not required.

•Knowledge of Navy/Marine Corps military and procedural protocol; organizational structure, tactics, and techniques and procedures.

•DoD acquisition processes is desired.

•Prior experience in the medical and/or research and development arenas, especially within the military.

•Effective communication skills.

•Experience with product development and transition of applied research to prototyping, field testing, and acquisition.

•Flexibility in supporting long-term projects and short-term tasks.

•Must be thoroughly familiar and proficient in the use of commercial software packages such as Microsoft Word, Project, Excel, and PowerPoint.

•Secret clearance.

•Must be available to travel as 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=832

2.) Imagery Systems Analyst/Specialist, Centurum, Fort Bragg, NC

http://www.sologig.com/INTL/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8C5DV6MLS3QT44Y9F1

*** From Lauren Arky:

Hi Ned,

Hoping you could share this in your DEFCON 1 newsletter.

Thanks!

Lauren

3.) Senior Acquisition Manager, URS Corporation, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA

URS Corporation is currently seeking a Senior Acquisition Manager to provide acquisition support at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA.

Responsibilities:

Assisting in the development, production and life cycle sustainment of new aircraft, modifications, and integrated weapon systems.

Provide expert advice, analysis, documentation, cost, schedule, and performance management assistance, to a government program office.

The acquisition manager will also assist the government program office with source selections, and compliance with acquisition directives and procedures.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field or equivalent and 9 years of acquisition experience are required. At least 5 years of this experience must be associated with government weapon system acquisition. Foreign Military Sales experience and APDP certifications are considered pluses.

To apply please visit www.bestworkofyourlife.com and enter EGG56389 under requisition number.

4.) Aircraft Mechanic/Weapons III Supervisor, Camber Corporation, Creech AFB, NV

Equivalent to a USAF 9-skill level. Red X, Exceptional Release and IPI certified, and Engine Run qualified. Provides oversight and performs maintenance on aircraft, engines, and airframes. Ensures Weapons Load crew levels are maintained. Manages scheduled and unscheduled Maintenance Schedules, as well as ensuring compliance to Technical, QA, Security, Safety, Health and Environmental regulations, policies, and procedures. Provides oversight for On-the-Job-Training and supports USAF Quality Assurance Evaluators (QAE).

Capable of obtaining and maintaining clearance of SECRET.

Job Duties:

– Reports to the Production Superintendent

– Supervises all Aircraft Mechanics/Weapons Personnel

– Directs and controls organizational level maintenance on mechanical and weapons systems to achieve mission objectives

– Executes efficiently on all contracts

– Implements maintenance policy, programs and procedures to deliver service excellence to the customer

– Attracts, interviews, trains and retains personnel with the right experience, compency, work ethic and moral character to

deliver service excellence to the customer

– Mentors and leads personnel to promote individual achievement and advancement

– Instills maintenance discipline, high quality and safety standards, and strict personal and professional ethics in all

personnel.

– Analyzes aircraft mission capability and maintenance indicators and takes action to continuously deliver services at or

above the performance standards.

– Deploys to OCONUS locations per deployment rotation plan.

About Us

Camber Corporation is headquartered in Huntsville, AL. Founded in 1990, we have over 106 locations worldwide. We provide responsive engineering services and technical support to our customers worldwide. Camber recognizes its employees are its greatest asset, and customer-focused efforts are the primary reason for its success. Key competencies include Information Technology, Homeland Security including support for the development of Chemical and Biological defensive systems, Training and Education including Distributed/Distance Learning, development of Decision Support Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Systems Engineering, and Software Engineering. Camber Corporation provides simulation based tools and services for training, mission planning, rehearsal, after action reviews, virtual reality command and control, and engineering analysis.

https://tbe.taleo.net/NA11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAMBER&cws=1&rid=6574

5.) Systems Engineer with Top Secret Clearance, MCR, Huntsville, AL

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=831

6.) Mission Coordinator, Northrop Grumman, Yuma, AZ

http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=101&dockey=xml/9/b/9be78f597ad4e236ef2214e5ec3a9628

7.) Logistics Analyst Lead, Alion Science and Technology, Portsmouth, VA

Provides guidance and recommendations to assist US Coast Guard in doctrine and procedural development for the standup of logistics support units to support US Coast Guard expeditionary deployments. Coordinates across Service lines, with Navy, Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Defense. Drafts documents such as Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (NTTP), Mission Essential Task Lists (METLS), and unit instruction. Participates in the process analysis groups and other management process review programs as assigned. Candidate must work closely with Coast Guard and Navy command organizations. Assesses and recommends the feasibility of proposed approaches to solve highly complex problems. Prepares and presents reports, studies, cost analyses, and briefings to staff and customers as needed.

Leads the development and implementation of policies, guidelines, and procedures to ensure effective and economical support for manufacturing or servicing of products, equipment, and systems. Includes the gathering and analysis of information on highly complex product plans and project objectives, providing tracking and status reports, and support for ensuring distribution and delivery commitments.

Analyzes highly complex contractual documents, technical data, customer usage data, customer maintenance practices, customer operation characteristics, and related reports to determine requirements.

Develops logistics plans for facilities, personnel, equipment, spares and maintenance. Researches and develops policies, guidelines, and procedures to ensure quality and cost control.

Assesses and recommends the feasibility of proposed approaches to solve highly complex problems.

Prepares and presents reports, studies, cost analyses, and briefings to staff and customers as needed.

Leads technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the customer.

Researches logistics technology advances and applies appropriate technology in order to improve logistics processes.

Participates in writing proposals calling for logistics expertise.

Identifies and resolves highly complex logistics issues.

Provides work leadership to less experienced Logistics Analysts.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related discipline plus at least 8 years of directly related experience or a Master's degree and 6 years of experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Skill in coordinating and spearheading extensive and long-term projects in assigned areas of responsibility. Projects are characterized by high visibility, unusual urgency, or program complexity. Must be conversant in Naval logistics practices. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, information sources and project team members. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to effectively explain, persuade, defend, negotiate and/or present concepts, ideas and methodologies before senior management.

Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft applications.

Current Secret security clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

Functional and working knowledge of:

– Expeditionary Logistics

– DoD logistics policies and procedures

– NAVSPECWARCOM Logistics Support Unit Operations

– Superior technical writing skills

– Familiarity with US Coast Guard and DHS operations a plus

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=13282

8.) SIGINT Mission Coordinators, Automation Technologies, Inc., Augusta, GA

http://careers.ati4it.com/Careers.aspx?adata=qDGYDsFkH0BIGeYBrbV8bhAlTuSh0nj%2bzEq1unFFzUzW42nuZNdwH6KqoIKWPOUbjAFrfhl3syn21tMiGFcnnWw%2fOcwMtIXK

9.) Mission Coordinator – Unmanned Systems, VT Griffin, Portland, OR

http://portland.locanto.com/ID_116717776/Mission-Coordinator-Unmanned-Systems.html

10.) Contract Pricing Specialist, MCR, El Segundo, CA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=829

11.) UAS / UAV Mission Coordinator, Bosh Global Services, OCONUS

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA8/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=UAV&cws=1&rid=150

12.) Hyper-spectral Intelligence (HSI) PED Analyst, Bosh Global Services, Dayton, OH

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA8/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=UAV&cws=1&rid=407

13.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Army Intelligence and Security Command, 902D MILITARY INTELLIGENCE GROUP, HEADQUARTERS, CIMO, AT FORT MEADE, MD

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=100089608

14.) Help Desk Specialist (Secret Clearance), Catapult Technology, Crystal City, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30942652

15.) Mechanical Engineer, Air Force Materiel Command, TINKER AFB, Oklahoma

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=100109876&

16.) Junior Construction Scheduler, ICRC, a subsidiary of the VSE Corporation, Tamuning, Guam

ICRC, a subsidiary of the VSE Corporation, is a growing program and construction management company, headquartered in Alexandria, VA. We are seeking scheduling and cost control engineer as a contingent hire for a major U.S. Naval Facility Engineering Command (NAVFAC) construction management contract to be executed in the Territory of Guam.

Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Ability:

•Working with the engineering disciplines, procurement, and construction personnel to develop logic-driven schedules.

•Being responsible for creating baseline and master schedules and updating them on a weekly or monthly basis.

•An excellent working knowledge of Critical Path Method (CPM) using Primavera Suretrak, Primavera P3 or Primavera P6.

•Ensuring that no activity is out of sequence as schedules are updated.

•Shall have experience performing construction schedule analysis to include but not limited to analysis of changes to the Critical Path due to construction modification and delay analysis.

•Reviews schedules, designs, and constructions and offer recommendations (when necessary) for modifying timeframes based upon knowledge construction operations.

•Review construction contractor’s schedule, equipment delivery plans and progress-to-date and use such date to perform monthly projects of Construction Work in Place.

•Analyze network analysis schedule (NAS) for reasonableness in activity durations, sequencing, and logic.

•Evaluate activities included in the NAS for adequacy and appropriateness, and recommend additions or deletions of particular activities.

•Review and analyze of construction contractor’s prepared network analysis schedule (NAS) submitted by the construction contractor for government approval.

•Submit written report containing project background information, brief description of methods utilized in analyzing the NAS; a statement of factual information regarding the content of NAS, its logic, sequencing, and duration; a narrative of comments, both objective and subjective, regarding the adequacy of NAS and provide suggestions for improvement; a recommendation to the government as to whether the NAS should be rejected, approved, or approved contingent upon incorporation of specific comments.

•Ability to work with and understand budgets, coding, man-hour performance systems and reports, and other elements of overall project monitoring.

•Communicates regularly with Construction Oversight Engineers and Quality Assurance Technicians to monitor and track actual construction progress against project target schedules and potential schedule delays to include cost impacts.

•Prepares and conducts presentations to outside organizations encompassing public meetings, governmental organizations, and professional society gatherings/conventions.

•Maintains confidentiality and nondisclosure of corporate operations and strategic plans.

•Knowledge of reading and evaluating design drawings, engineering plans and specifications and technical schematics.

•Able to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands.

•Experienced with construction industry business principles and practices.

•Experienced with analyzing problems, evaluating alternatives, and formulating logical solutions.

•Able to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.

•Able to communicate effectively and present information to executive level management and government officials.

Qualifications Required:

•Employee must possess at least an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or Construction Management, or another related technical discipline.

•Employee must have a minimum of five years experience in the construction industry as a scheduler.

•Employee must have in depth knowledge of Primavera Suretrak, Primavera P3 and Primavera P6.

•Employee must have at least 5 years experience in analyzing construction schedules.

•Employee must work in Guam or willing to relocate to Guam.

•This position’s work environment requires the ability to sit for long periods of time plus walking through construction sites.

Must be able to lift and carry approximately 25 pounds.

•Other Preferred Requirements

ICRC offers an excellent benefits package and competitive salary. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume.

ICRC is a drug and alcohol free environment; pre-employment screening is required.

http://careers.vsecorp.com/Careers.aspx?adata=iPYrbWglbWWNSpLUBhBX1Qfuao%2bkvRFyjY1zYxFHIQeY3NM1DdxoeFsGYO26%2bKSqkidnYdHdle%2fKth6e8N1AvQ%3d%3d

17.) Flight Engineer (Instructor) Air Force, Air National Guard Units, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=100108232

18.) OT&E Junior Engineer, Qualis Corp., Edwards AFB, CA

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidate will be responsible for supporting the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) operational test & evaluation services. Candidate will assist the AFOTEC Detachment 5 test team in providing full-range of operational test and evaluation (OT&E) support to Air Force and Joint aircraft systems. Candidate may be required to travel to include outside the Continental United States.

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree desired. Qualified candidates will have 5 years directly related experience. Direct experience in the OT&E of Air Force systems is required. Direct experience supporting AFOTEC Detachment 5 programs is highly desired. Must have an understanding of the specific procedures and processes of AFOTEC. Experience with Design of Experiments is highly desirable. Must have specific experience in Air Force and Joint aircraft systems, such as tanker, bomber, air lift, and/or unmanned aerial systems. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills needed. Dedicated to achieving the standards of quality and excellence. Secret clearance required; Top Secret desired.

Preferences

Must be located in the Edwards AFB, CA area. U.S. Citizenship required. Qualis Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.

http://careers.qualis-corp.com/careers/Careers.aspx?adata=da4SC2E22XbL91jnqXbwbafTItb5%2fkAGPup73RizcSO24tqR8xBkxsFVNUg2ICL0MoG8I0NpY83UvpFFrSSEoYJHJBiWlIsN

19.) SENIOR ENGINEER – ELECTRICAL, Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh, WI

Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to defense articles, equipment, technical information or service that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants for these positions must be a “U.S. Person” as defined by ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15, 8 USC 1101(a)(20), and 8 USC 1324b(a)(3). Generally, a U.S. Person is a U.S. Citizen, a Lawful Permanent Resident, a Political Asylee, or a Refugee.

Description

SUMMARY

Perform engineering work of various types in the electrical design or re-design, and development of electrical systems into existing and new, medium and heavy-duty defense trucks. Exercise independent judgment and action. Will require working closely with suppliers, engineering specialists, and other departments. This person will provide resource estimates for project planning as well.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Responsible for integration of electrical components and circuitry into vehicle designs.

2. Work with SAE, Federal, and Military Standards for design compliance.

3. Plan and direct engineering in a major project through all phases of innovation and development.

4. Establishes priorities for work delegated to others.

5. Work closely with other engineering groups.

6. Assist in feasibility studies and project estimates on proposed projects.

7. Support proposal development.

8. Directs preparation of layouts, drawings, specification, and bills of material.

9. Select parts and/or design components for cost and quality-conscious design to meet service applications.

10. Consult with suppliers, customers, & members of Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Assembly, Service, and Testing, Quality Control, and Marketing departments.

11. Follow project on the assembly floor through initial build and render assistance necessary to support manufacturing and industrial engineering efforts.

12. Utilize various state-of-the-art engineering tools, i.e. personal computer and CAD equipment.

13. Possess a strong electrical knowledge of vehicles, electrical theory, electrical component and related systems.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

• 3-plus years of experience working with truck/mobile equipment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Relevant design experience with vehicle electrical systems

• Working knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Experience with automotive or heavy-duty equipment

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

~MOSKD~#

https://oshkosh.recruitmax.com//main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=14718

*** From Lauren Arky:

Hi Ned,

Can you please post this in your next Defcon 1 newsletter?

Thanks!

Lauren

20.) Contracts Manager, URS, Crystal City (Arlington) and Manassas, VA

URS is currently seeking a Contracts Manager to support our Crystal City (Arlington) and Manassas, VA offices. (one role that will go between both offices at times)

Responsibilities:

Supervise all APHS contracts to include the CA team in both Manassas and Crystal City.

Provide daily operational support, supervision and mentoring of the contracts /subcontracts team comprised of five employees. Responsible for personnel administration issues (i.e. performance goals, evaluation and training).

In addition, as a working manager administer and monitor contract performance on government prime contracts and subcontracts. Responsible for all phases of the procurement process, including contract and subcontract administration, the preparation of cost proposals, and procurement activities.

Lead procurement personnel including planning work and establishing work schedules, and reviewing and evaluation personnel performance. Represent the Company in external meetings with customers. Ensure compliance with Government policies and procedures.

Performs and directs others on contract/inter-company order administration, procurement, and pricing functions during the pre-award, award, and post-award phases of the procurement process. This includes correspondence, negotiations, inter-company work order generation, contract file maintenance, close-out and interaction with multiple technical program managers and external customers.

Candidate must be able to coordinate, develop and produce a wide range of procurement documentation, including contracts, subcontracts, teaming and non-disclosure agreements, modifications, task/delivery orders, solicitations, cost/price estimates, cost/price analyses, negotiation memorandums, justifications, determinations, special contract provisions, representations, certifications and correspondence.

Must have:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field or equivalent; Masters preferred; CPCM a plus. In addition, candidates must have a minimum of 10 years working in cradle-to-grave government contract and subcontract administration. Candidate must possess in depth knowledge of DoD contracting. Knowledge of the FAR, DFAR, ITAR and Export Compliance and Control as well as SOX.

If you would like to apply please visit our career site at www.bestworkofyourlife.com and hit apply now and when the career page comes up on the second line where it says requisition number enter: EGG56572

21.) Combat Profiling Instructor Trainer, Cubic Applications, Inc., San Diego, California

Essential Job Duties:

— Provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) for the execution of the Combat Profiling Program of Instruction (POI) for the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Hunter Program.

— Perform duties as Combat Profiling Instructor Trainer in general support of School of Infantry-East and West (SOI-E/W) by providing instruction to designated operational force personnel, Train-the-Trainer programs, and the Tactical Small Unit Leaders Course (TSULC).

— Conduct evaluations and assessments of individual instructors, students, and units as required supporting continued review, refinement, and implementation of changes to the POI in order to insure relevance to current operating environments.

–Participate in working groups and Course Content Review Boards (CCRB) when required in order to refine or facilitate changes to the POI.

Mental/Physical Requirements:

— Exceptional communication skills, poise and demeanor.

— Ability to work under stress and complete short fuse requirements.

— Must be of sound physical and mental condition.

— Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Education/Experience Requirements:

— Individual must possess the necessary communication skills, both verbal and written, to be an effective instructor and staff member.

— US Military and/or law enforcement experience is essential.

— Formal assignments as instructor/evaluator/curriculum developer are essential.

— Familiarity with Combat Hunter program is desired.

— Possession of US Passport is required.

— Must be familiar with MS Office, MS Word, and MS Excel.

http://jobs.cubic.com/opportunities/process/?action=viewdetails&jobref=14406&sessID=bde118076f12ca5c8c4fa59828e33e4116e810eb6c1d0c0aa221111e4c536ab5

22.) Administrative Manager – Marketing Communications, Ball Aerospace, Broomfield, CO

Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe–from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.

What You'll Do

The position will report to the Director of Corporate Communications and will participate in planning and executing communications efforts in support of business objectives. This position will work directly with program managers, business development managers, company leaders, functional management, corporate communications, customer PR representatives and industry peers. The individual will serve in the role of 'wise counsel' to executive leadership, technical and program staff. Existing or ability to develop strong relationships with industry and trade organizations is critical.

Successful candidate will interact closely with others involved in the media relations, customer relations, government relations and internal communications functions.

Special Work Environment: Weekend and evening hours are required for special events. Job location may be Colorado or Washington, DC area, depending on qualifications of applicant.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

• Creating marketing campaigns and products

• Developing corporate messaging and branding

• Organizing special events and industry trade shows

• Facilitating tours and customer visits

• Developing Web strategies, content and social media campaigns

• Creating multimedia products

What You'll Need

As External and Marketing Communications Manager, a candidate must have a minimum of eight or more years of varied communications experience to include:

• Planning

• Project management

• Advertising

• Marketing

• Trade show and event management

• Electronic media

• Existing relationships within the aerospace and defense community

Skills required include:

• Writing

• Copy editing

• Collaboration

• Creativity

• Teamwork

• Business acumen

• Strategic thinking

• Leadership

• Negotiation and influence

• Organization and prioritization

• Ability to deal with ambiguity / flexibility

• Administrative skills

• Microsoft Office, Sharepoint

• Speech and script writing

• Budgeting and resource management

• Basic understanding of graphics, graphical standards, social media and electronic media tools

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

B.A. in Journalism, English, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or related field and 8 or more year's experience.

In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered.

Each higher level degree, i.e. Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience.

Two years of experience may be substituted for each year of education.

Security Clearance Requirement:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however a clearance will be required in the future.

U.S. Citizenship Is Required.

Relocation: Relocation for this position is Available

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=7769,27298,0&S=ijqpoioruwr#ba

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