DEFCON 1 Newsletter for November 2, 2011

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Exploring the Future of Global Surface Combatant Fleets

Surface Warships 2012 Paris

http://www.surfacewarships.com/Event.aspx?id=589698

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for November 2, 2011

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“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so”

-Mark Twain

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.

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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.) One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT) Technical Writer & Trainer, MCR, Ft. Benning, GA

2.) Aluminum Fabricator, Aluminum Center of Excellence (ACE), a Fincantieri Marine Group Company, Green Bay, Wisconsin

3.) Aeronautical Engineer Sr (Flight Test Engineer), Lockheed Martin, Patuxent River NAS, Maryland

4.) Missile Defense Capability Analysis and Assessment, Mitre, Colorado Springs, CO

5.) Project Managers Full Time, JPI, Washington, DC

6.) Jr. Cost Analyst, MCR, Huntsville, AL

7.) Network Defense Analysts (cyber security professionals), Lockheed Martin, Herndon, VA

8.) Test and Evaluation Engineer, Austal USA, Mobile, Ala.

9.) Linguist- TS/SCI Clearance required, STG, Inc., Reston, VA

10.) Communications Manager – Internal Communications & Marketing, DRS RSTA, DRS Technologies, Inc., Dallas, Texas

11.) Defense System Acquisition Specialist – Nuclear C3 Program Job, SAIC, Fort George G Meade, MD

12.) Research Analyst Economist, Center for Naval Analyses, Alexandria, VA

13.) Senior Director Business Development – Aerospace and Weapons Systems, Marotta Controls, Inc., Montville, NJ

14.) Communications Specialist 2, Boeing Company, Fairfax, VA

15.) Senior Cyber Defense Analyst, Cobham Analytic Solutions, Suitland, MD

16.) Managing Editor, Defense News, Gannett Government Media, Springfield, VA

17.) Career Opportunities: Director Continuous Improvement, DRS Environmental Systems, DRS Technologies, Inc., Florence, KY

…and more!

*** Surface Navy Association CAPT Raymond A. Komorowski Photography Award

The deadline for submissions for the Surface Navy Association’s annual

CAPT Raymond A. Komorowski Photography Award is November 1 2011.

Please don't forget to promote the . Any photograph relating to Surface Warfare will be considered. The winning photo receives $500 and there are also cash awards available for second, third and honorable mention. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2011. Please follow the guidelines below or see our website for details.

Both amateur and professional photographers may submit pictures. There is a limit of three (3) images per person. Digital images are preferred and must be no less than 5″ x 7″ at 300 DPI. They should be emailed to awards@navysna.org. Each picture must be accompanied with the photographer's name, address, phone number, and email. Each picture should also have a caption.

If you are unable to submit electronically hard copies can be sent to us at the address below and must be postmarked by November 1 2011. Image should not be smaller than 5″ x 7″.

It is very important that entries NOT have been previously published, in any media accessible to the general public or Navy-wide. Prior publication could result in the relinquishment of prize awards. Entries must be submissioned by established contest deadlines. If you submit a hard copy photo and would like it returned, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your entries.

Image Usage: Photographers retain ownership and copyright of their submitted images. In consideration of the awards presented to the winning images, photographers grant exclusive use of their winning images to the SNA for use in their various media for the period of time from selection as winner to 30 days after the National Symposium where the award is presented. Additionally, photographers grant continued non-exclusive use of their winning images to the SNA for use in their various media and Surface Warfare Magazine for a period of three years after the National Symposium. SNA use of any submitted images not winning awards will be at the discretion of SNA and subject to arrangements with the respective photographers.

PLEASE ENSURE CONTACT INFORMATION IS CURRENT

Direct entries to:

Surface Navy Association

Photo Award

2550 Huntington Ave, Suite 202

Alexandria, VA 22303

*** Surface Warships 2012:

Exploring the Future of Global Surface Combatant Fleets

In a highly uncertain strategic environment, the ability to use the majority of the world's surface, and reach most of its population makes maritime forces those of choice for the world's main actors and their allies – and surface warships are key components of such forces. Their need to police the oceans against the dual threats of terrorism and piracy make surface warship programmes a crucial and indispensable part of the future maritime environment.

Surface Warships will provide the ideal environment for industry and naval professional to discuss innovative future designs and the need to keep current vessels battle ready through capability upgrades and refits.

23 – 25 January, 2012, Hyatt Regency, Paris, France

http://www.surfacewarships.com/Event.aspx?id=589698

*** Corporate Gray “Security Clearance” Job Fair

If you have a Department of Defense security clearance at the Secret or higher level, you are invited to meet face-to-face with many top employers at the Friday, November 4th Corporate Gray “Security Clearance” Job Fair at the Waterford in Springfield, Virginia. Job fair hours are 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM with a free employment seminar titled Understanding Your Value in the Cleared Marketplace starting at 9:00 AM.

Some of the participating employers include: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, URS, National Security Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Verizon Business, Verizon Wireless, L-3 MPRI, Camber, and more! Free to all “cleared” job seekers. Business attire recommended. Bring many copies of your resume.

To see a complete list of companies signed-up to date and to register in advance, visit www.CorporateGray.com.

Corporate Gray “Security Clearance” Job Fair Waterford at Springfield

6715 Commerce Street

Springfield, VA 22150

*** The Surface Navy Association Greater Washington Chapter is pleased to announce that the speaker for the November luncheon will be

Commodore Stephen P. Woodall, CSC, RAN, Naval Attaché, Embassy of Australia

Date: 17 November 2011

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Check-In at 1130, Lunch at 1200

Register Online at: https://www.navysna.org/Events/GWCLunch/2011/Nov2011.asp

Upcoming Events:

December 14 – SNA GWC Holiday Social at Sine’s

January 10-12, 2012 – SNA National Symposium

March 3, 2012 – SNA GWC Dining Out

*** From Bernie Wagenblast's Transportation Communications Newsletter (To subscribe for free, please contact Bernie at bernie@bwcommunications.net.):

UK Royal Navy Unveils Cutting-Edge Warfare Training System

Link to BBC News story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-15380802

Link to video report from British Forces News:

http://youtu.be/wX4_-Bgig2I

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

1.) One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT) Technical Writer & Trainer, MCR, Ft. Benning, GA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=952

2.) Aluminum Fabricator, Aluminum Center of Excellence (ACE), a Fincantieri Marine Group Company, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Aluminum Center of Excellence (ACE), a Fincantieri Marine Group Company, is a lean enterprise dedicated to aluminum construction for both commercial and military customers. We currently have an opportunity for a Fabricator II our Green Bay, Wisconsin location.

The Fabricator II will be responsible for assembling major aluminum components and completely welding out assemblies. They will be setting up welding equipment in accordance with approved procedures and preparing parts following work instructions. Candidates must be able to fit and weld to close tolerances and understand distortion control of aluminum welds. Other responsibilities include using hand tools to cut aluminum plates, dismantle aluminum assemblies and removing rough spots from aluminum pieces.

Qualified candidates are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidates must have four to five years of related experience. Welding experience and/or training along with a general knowledge of blueprints is preferred. Light gauge aluminum fabrication experience is also preferred. Carpentry or other fabrication/construction experience is a plus.

ACE offers competitive pay with benefits in a growth-oriented environment. Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply. Apply online at https://www3.apply2jobs.com/fmg/, and reference the position that you are applying for.

https://www3.apply2jobs.com/fmg/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=658

3.) Aeronautical Engineer Sr (Flight Test Engineer), Lockheed Martin, Patuxent River NAS, Maryland

http://www.jibe.com/jobs/aeronautical-engineer-sr-lockheed-martin-maryland-1024-

4.) Missile Defense Capability Analysis and Assessment, Mitre, Colorado Springs, CO

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=31472117

5.) Project Managers Full Time, JPI, Washington, DC

http://www.jpidev.com/about-us/careers/

6.) Jr. Cost Analyst, MCR, Huntsville, AL

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=951

7.) Network Defense Analysts (cyber security professionals), Lockheed Martin, Herndon, VA

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=2121447

8.) Test and Evaluation Engineer, Austal USA, Mobile, Ala.

AUTHORITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

Implement the Test and Evaluation programs for LCS and JHSV programs. Responsible for managing the evaluation, recommendation and implementation of testing procedures and strategies for systems, components or modifications. Acts as an advisor to the Test Engineering Team regarding tasks, operations and will act as a liaison to other engineering functions.

• Must support multiple shipbuilding programs test planning and execution

• Be cognizant of cost and schedule relative to the programs assigned

• Support meetings between the customer and contractor regarding testing

• Support Program Test Team Meetings

• Update and supply data to maintain Test Metrics

• Assist the Trials Coordinator for ALL sea trial events

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

• Minimum of two years of experience in the field of writing , scheduling shipboard test and Finalizing Test Reports or 4 years’ experience in related area such as test execution, engineering support of test or related industrial experience required.

• Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within a particular field.

• Ability to plan and develop testing strategies based on extensive experience and judgment.

• A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.

• Familiar with commonly used shipboard concepts, practices and procedures.

• Demonstrated ability to read and understand ship construction drawings, schematics and equipment operating procedures.

• Must be able to ensure systems readiness for operation and be able to understand how marine equipment should operate.

• Ability to read, understand and fill out engineering logs properly.

• Prior Coast Guard, Navy or merchant mariners experience a major plus for this position.

• Must possess an in-depth and extensive understanding of mechanical and electrical propulsion and electrical power generation equipment.

• Demonstrated knowledge of INSURV and testing modalities on modern Naval Shipbuilding programs.

• Ability to lead and instruct others during operational events.

• Must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance.

TOOLS:

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Full authority to direct T&E personnel to perform duties/tasking as required to fully implement the testing requirements for the vessel.

DISCRETION EXERCISED: N/A

LIAISES WITH:

• Test and Activation Manager

• Production

• Engineering disciplines

• Supply Chain Management

• SOSB representatives

• Navy Program Office

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Specific physical requirements include the following:

1. Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel.

2. Perform prolonged standing.

3. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.

4. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.

5. Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis.

6. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis.

7. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).

8. Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.

9. Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).

10. Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment.

11. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.

12. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.

13. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.

14. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.

15. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.

16. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.

17. Able to utilize adequate visual skills.

18. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.

19. Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

SAFETY

Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.

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?org=AUSTAL&cws=1&rid=4806

9.) Linguist- TS/SCI Clearance required, STG, Inc., Reston, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=31420087

10.) Communications Manager – Internal Communications & Marketing, DRS RSTA, DRS Technologies, Inc., Dallas, Texas

DRS Technologies, Inc.

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.drs.com.

Company Overview

Located in Dallas, Texas, DRS RSTA is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of advanced infrared imaging components and systems. Our facilities are a fully integrated environment where Research and Development, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Manufacturing, and Business functions work hand in hand to create a diverse culture that encourages and rewards performance. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the defense and aerospace industry and niche commercial technology areas. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment as well as a competitive salary and benefits package.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Develop internal communications strategies for key initiatives and events that inform, educate, and provide employees with critical information

This position is also responsible for managing internal organization communications that promote a high-performance culture and supports the effective flow of information to all internal stakeholders

Write and edit communications materials to employees and distribute through appropriate media

Ghostwrite for key leaders/management including speeches, scripts and letters

Manage key communications projects including employee campaigns, large employee meetings and webinars

Additional duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Communications/Public Relations, English, or related field

5 or more years of experience in a related role in a Corporate Communications Environment

Substantial experience creating employee communications materials

Knowledge and experience of external communication practices and how they apply to internal communications

Experience writing and editing commications materials to internal employees through multiple media outlets

Experience ghostwriting for key leaders members of management to include speeches, scripts, and letters

Ability to manage large projects

Able to partner and collaborate with individuals across the company

Ability to work with strong personality types, accept constructive criticism without personalizing and support ideas/performance using fact as a basis

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and competing deadlines

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

Strong technical skills, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, web (HTML) preferred

Candidate must be a U. S. citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the U.S. Government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment. DRS Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/career?_s.crb=s8nYfgExE04VWx30%252fEf2SH4FmHE%253d

11.) Defense System Acquisition Specialist – Nuclear C3 Program Job, SAIC, Fort George G Meade, MD

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=1944128

12.) Research Analyst Economist, Center for Naval Analyses, Alexandria, VA

A Research Analyst-Economist will think, speak, and write clearly. We value imaginative and creative approaches and expect our analysts to see beyond surface details to the core of a problem and to devise logical and, above all, practical solutions. We help our clients in areas such as education, workforce development, compensation, recruiting and retaining workers, health care, industrial organization issues, cost modeling, energy, environment, and crime. Applicants should have or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in economics; possess a strong quantitative background; have an interest in applied, policy-oriented research; and possess the ability to write and speak clearly and to interact with senior decision-makers. Ability to use acquired technical knowledge and experience to research, test, study, hypothesize, predict, or evaluate according to the provided parameters, guidelines, or specifications of the project or task order.

1 Perform research either individually or on a team. May be assigned as project leader or assigned one or more tasks to be accomplished on a project.

2 Prepare reports documenting methodology, conclusions, and/or findings and recommendations. The ability to present report to task sponsor and/or selected audiences.

3 Interact with client and help identify areas for further research.

Click here to submit your resume to this position: http://cna.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=420

*** From John McKinley:

13.) Senior Director Business Development – Aerospace and Weapons Systems, Marotta Controls, Inc., Montville, NJ

Summary

Marotta Controls, Inc. is recruiting for a Senior Director of Business Development to lead our aggressive effort to increase our market share within the Commercial, Military Aerospace and Weapons Systems market segments.

Responsibilities

The Senior Director will be responsible for all areas of the Customer Interface Process including identification, qualification, pursuit, and capture of new and follow-on business opportunities. Will be responsible for achieving 20% year over year orders growth within market segments.

Qualifications

BA/BS degree in a technical discipline, MBA preferred and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience within the Military and Commercial prime contractors, tier 1 suppliers and Military Services

Marotta Controls offers an attractive base salary with significant performance incentives along with an excellent benefit package.

Position is based at our Montville, New Jersey corporate headquarters.

Finalists subject to a government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Interested candidates may apply online: Please forward your resume along with a focused cover letter directly relating your background to the responsibilities and qualifications mentioned to hr@marotta.com.

Marotta Controls, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

14.) Communications Specialist 2, Boeing Company, Fairfax, VA

http://www.jsfirm.com/companydetail.asp_Q_jobid_E_64875

15.) Senior Cyber Defense Analyst, Cobham Analytic Solutions, Suitland, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=31291692

*** From April Crews:

16.) Managing Editor, Defense News, Gannett Government Media, Springfield, VA

Defense News is seeking a Managing Editor to direct the crack team of

journalists who produce the world's leading website and weekly newspaper

about global military policy and procurement. The ideal candidate comes

steeped in knowledge of the world's militaries and defense industry, brings

years of experience as both a reporter and an editor, and can edit quickly

and well.

Based in Springfield, VA, the *Managing Editor *oversees six reporters and

two editors in the newsroom, plus five full-timers and a host of stringers

around the world. He or she will work with the editor of Defense News to

plan coverage of breaking news, enterprise stories, special reports, and

more. The Managing Editor will make assignments, edit copy, and coordinate

the production of stories for the paper, Web, email newsletters, Twitter,

and more. He or she will also help manage travel and feelance budgets.

Because Defense News is part of Gannett Government Media, the world's

largest military-and government-focused newsroom, the *Managing

Editor*also coordinates coverage with sister publications such as Army

Times and

Federal Times, as well as with the central Web desk, art department, and

photographers.

It's a complex job that demands organization and focus. The work days are

Monday thru Friday, and Thursday nights can run long. But the rewards are

many: besides a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, it

offers the satisfaction of helping run an industry-leading news

organizaiton and the pleasure of working with world class colleagues.

Please email your resume and cover letter to: dnme@defensenews.com, and put

Managing Editor in the subject line.

Gannett Government Media Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity

Employer.

17.) Career Opportunities: Director Continuous Improvement, DRS Environmental Systems, DRS Technologies, Inc., Florence, KY

https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/career?_s.crb=s8nYfgExE04VWx30%252fEf2SH4FmHE%253d

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