DEFCON 1 Newsletter for December 14, 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&utm_campaign=MCRI&utm_medium=MCRI_banner&utm_source=MCRI.COM&MAC=19514.002_MCRI_SP/

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for December 14, 2011

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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.) PM UAS Aviation System Safety Program Specialist, MCR, Huntsville, AL

2.) Employee Engagement and Digital Communications Specialist, ITT Exelis, Information Systems, Herndon, VA

3.) PRINCIPAL SYSTEMS ENGINEER – Avionics Systems, Elbit Systems of America, Merrimack, NH

4.) Corporate Communications Specialist, Tasc, Fort Meade, MD

5.) Lead C-IED Integrator with Security Clearance, NECC, Engility Corporation, Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Virginia

7.) Sandblaster, URS Corporation, Tobyhanna, PA

http://bit.ly/u7Y7DP

8.) Vice President of Development, Communication and Strategic Messaging, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Pensacola, Florida

9.) Sr. Lead Electrical Engineer, General Atomics Aeronautical, Poway, CA

10.) Contracting Specialist – Entry Level, National Security Agency, Fort George G Meade, MD

11.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Assistant Commandant for Intergovernmental and Public Affairs, United States Coast Guard, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

12.) Structural Engineer, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Global Security & Engineering Solutions, Fort Belvoir, VA

13.) Engineering and Physical Sciences Researcher, National Security Agency, Fort George G Meade, MD

14.) Scheduler, Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc., Fort Meade, MD

15.) Director, Human Development Strategies Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, Virginia

16.) Supervisory Training Instructor (OSINT), US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE), 111th MI Brigade, 304th MI Battalion, Fort Huachuca, AZ

17.) Account Manager, Technical Field Sales, Spectrum Signal Processing, Washington, DC

18.) Intelligence Officer (CI), Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

19.) INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST (JCOE), Joint-IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), Fort Irwin, California

20.) SOUTHCOM Regional/Cultural Instructor/SME, Air Force Air Advisor Academy, Northrop Grumman Technical Services (NGTS), McGuire AFB, New Jersey

21.) All Source Counterterrorism/CBRN Analyst, BAE Systems, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=31609157

22.) Network Analyst – Junior, FedSys Secure, Washington, DC

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FEDSYSINC&cws=1&rid=503

23.) Air Advisor Doctrine and Strategic Guidance Instructor/SME, L-3 Communications, Fort Dix, NJ

…and more!

*** Destroyermen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hvEaBix2jhs

*** Navy Accepting Applications for 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class

http://www.navy.mil/swf/mmu/mmplyr.asp?id=16540

*** 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&utm_campaign=MCRI&utm_medium=MCRI_banner&utm_source=MCRI.COM&MAC=19514.002_MCRI_SP/

*** The American Society of Naval Engineers is proud to present ASNE Day 2012: Naval Warfare – Critical Engineering Challenges on February 9-10, 2012 in Arlington, VA.

Call for Student Posters at ASNE Day 2012

ASNE is actively seeking student participants for the ASNE Day 2012 Student Poster Session. To submit a poster for consideration, please send a brief abstract to Dr. Leigh McCue at mccue@vt.edu by December 1, 2011. For more information on submitting an abstract, please visit the Student Call for Posters.

ASNE Day 2012 Student Program Highlights

• FREE access to all the ASNE Day 2012 events, including the plenary and technical sessions.

• Posters featured in the ASNE Day 2012 exhibit hall, providing students visibility in front of potential employers in both government and industry.

• Exciting tour of a naval history landmark with views of Washington, D.C.

• Participation in the Student Congress, creating a dialogue with peers from schools across the country.

*** The Surface Navy Association (SNA) Scholarship program is an annual activity that SNA is very proud to offer to our members’ dependent children and spouses for undergraduate and graduate education. The academic achievements of our scholars are impressive and our current year’s renewal GPA (for those asking for a second through fourth year of support) was 3.64.

An SNA Scholar receives an academic scholarship based on demonstrated leadership, community service, academic achievement and commitment to pursuing higher educational objectives. Our criteria require that an applicant be a child, stepchild, ward or spouse of a current SNA member who is a Surface Warfare Officer or Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist or Officers and Enlisted members of the Coast Guard who’ve earned a permanent Cutterman’s pin, with three years of sea time.

With humble beginnings in 1995, with one scholarship for $500, we now award over $120,000 per year to 60 total individuals. In fact, since 2002 we have provided nearly three quarters of a million dollars in scholarship support to our members and families.

This past year, SNA received over 50 applications and was able to award scholarships to 17 of these outstanding new applicants. With your help, we can continue to grow this exceptional program. SNA is currently accepting donations for the scholarship fund online at:

https://www.navysna.org/SNA/ScholarshipCCDonation.asp

The Surface Navy Association greatly values any donation and all donations are tax deductible as SNA is a 501(c) 3 organization. As an example of the financial clout we can have together, if every member gave just $25, it would be enough to award over 20 fully-funded new scholarships. This is an important way for us to invest in the futures of the families of our nation’s Surface Warriors.

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

1.) PM UAS Aviation System Safety Program Specialist, MCR, Huntsville, AL

THE COMPANY

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:

• Responsible for planning, managing, coordinating and evaluating a comprehensive system safety program.

• Provides leadership, direction and guidance on all activities to ensure that system safety program goals and objectives are achieved.

• Responsible for performing risk management task, risk analyses, hazard identification and classification, and hazard tracking.

• Evaluate risk related mitigation corrective actions to determine their effectiveness in maintaining a safe system.

• Responsible for system safety in all phases of material acquisition life cycles.

• Responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of applicable safety regulations.

• Recommends courses of actions to meet safety requirements and work independently to assure overall programmatic goals are achieved.

• Evaluates contractor system safety and health hazard reports for technical competence, completeness, and accuracy.

• Perform research, analysis and other related staff coordination for preparation of risk documentation (i.e. SSRAs and RDs).

• Reviews policies and procedures and provides interpretation of the guidance.

• Provide technical expertise and applies operational experience in support of the PMO for review of aviation accident investigations, findings and recommendations, and preparation and review of Aviation messages.

Requirements for the Position:

•A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline. An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be considered.

•10+ years relevant experience.

•PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook skills required.

•Candidate should be able to work effectively in projects with a high degree of uncertainty and formulate positions based on sound technical basis.

•The candidate should possess exceptional communication skills and work well in a team/IPT environment.

•The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to recognize technical issues and risks without assistance and the written and oral communication skills to accurately disseminate for resolution.

•The candidate must have a good communication skills and the ability to facilitate meetings.

•Experience in supporting multiple systems simultaneously is a requirement for this diverse position.

•US Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and must meet eligibility for the required Government clearance (Secret).

•Must be available to travel is required.

•Military experience with an emphasis in Aviation Flight Safety experience mandatory.

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 proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action 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. In addition, MCR participates in the DHS E-Verify program. M/F/V/D

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=978

*** From David J. Albritton:

Ned,

Greetings from ITT Exelis. I hope all is well.

We’re hiring for an Employee Engagement and Digital Communications Specialist in our Information Systems operating division and I’d like to ask you to post the job description (see below) in the next edition of JOTW.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

David

David J. Albritton

Vice President & Chief Communications Officer

ITT Exelis

2.) Employee Engagement and Digital Communications Specialist, ITT Exelis, Information Systems, Herndon, VA

Reports To: Director, Communications

Part 1: Describe the Position

A) List the essential functions and major activities in order of their importance.

Information Systems is an $800 million business within ITT Exelis, a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. The Information Systems (IS) division provides advanced enterprise solutions that deliver the right information when it’s needed anywhere in the world. Specializing in the areas of air traffic management, cyber and information solutions, defense technologies, and network systems, we have a strong heritage of delivering world class technologies and solutions across a broad spectrum of government and commercial customers.

The Employee Engagement and Digital Communications Specialist will be responsible for day to day oversight of internal communications process to ensure employees have the information they need when they need it so they are engaged in achieving the company’s business goals. This person will develop and implement an internal communications system and will be critical in helping evolve the organization from a traditional structure to one that is more digital and collaborative.

As Exelis launches a SharePoint-powered global collaboration platform, the Specialist will work closely with Information Technology to identify business requirements for IS and effectively transition the business from its current intranet/portal. S/he will manage Web 2.0 and internal social media/business networking initiatives from a content standpoint.

This position will work with the IS business and functional managers to help them meet their business objectives. From crafting speeches, newsletters and presentations for these senior leaders to developing recruiting communication materials and educating employees about their respective areas, the Specialist will be proactive in helping these leaders engage their stakeholders.

The Specialist will, in collaboration with the corporate office, manage IS internal and external digital presence including but not limited to web stories, imagery, presentations and social media presence.

In addition, this person will partner with Human Resources, Business Development, Legal and other functional departments to ensure managers throughout the organization have the tools they need to serve as information resources and encourage dialogue with their teams.

The Specialist also will play a key role in event planning/management at IS headquarters, including employee Town Hall meetings and any corporate visits (e.g., Board of Director/CEO meetings).

Additional duties include assisting the Director of Communications in managing a broad range of communications activities as necessary including public relations, advertising, marketing communications, event planning, branding, corporate responsibility, community relations and corporate philanthropy. S/he will be responsible for supporting communications activities that enable IS to achieve its business objectives.

Part 2. Describe the Person

A) Minimum professional and educational background desired (include years of experience).

• B.A. Degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field

• 5-10 years related work experience.

• Aerospace & Defense industry experience

B) Describe the most important competencies required of the individual.

• Strategic thinker who can translate complex concepts to actionable, understandable plans, programs and materials

• Strong writer

• Ability to organize thoughts and events efficiently and effectively while meeting tight deadlines

• Demonstrated marketing communications and digital communications experience, including managing and maintaining social media plans

• Self-starter who can balance multiple priorities simultaneously

• Ability to relate to all levels of an organization

• Microsoft SharePoint/web design experience required

C) Other: Comment on items not included above.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some travel will be required to the value center locations.

All candidates must submit their resumes through our online job portal: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=25326&siteid=5443

No direct e-mails will be accepted.

3.) PRINCIPAL SYSTEMS ENGINEER – Avionics Systems, Elbit Systems of America, Merrimack, NH

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&jb=9202746

4.) Corporate Communications Specialist, Tasc, Fort Meade, MD

https://tasc-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=6920&company_id=16237

5.) Lead C-IED Integrator with Security Clearance, NECC, Engility Corporation, Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Virginia

http://www.clearancejobs.com/?action=view_job&jobID=1482720

6.) INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST (STAFF OFFICER OPERATIONS), Joint-IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), Arlington, VA.

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/304639700

*** From Mark Sofman:

7.) Sandblaster, URS Corporation, Tobyhanna, PA

http://bit.ly/u7Y7DP

8.) Vice President of Development, Communication and Strategic Messaging, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Pensacola, Florida

Description: The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1966 and is the principle fundraising arm of the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is seeking a dynamic Vice President of Development and Communications. The Vice President of Development and Communications will be responsible for developing and implementing the fundraising strategy for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF). The selectee will be responsible for implementation and execution of all fundraising programs and hardwiring processes to include training development staff.

The Vice President will also be responsible for achieving fundraising goals, engaging sponsors and developing donor bases to achieve organizational strategic goals. The Vice President will leverage key relationships and contacts to ensure fundraising goals are met. The Vice President of Development and Communication will use their experience in management, communications, strategic planning and marketing to achieve the Foundation’s stated strategic and long range goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Create and implement annual development strategic plans to achieve the five-year strategic goals.

Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy for Foundation to include strategic messaging.

Develop, implement and execute both endowed and direct scholarship programs for the National Flight Academy.

Demonstrates exceptional initiative, creativity, managerial, and interpersonal skills.

Use advanced knowledge of current and emerging marketing trends and best practices, including new technologies such as expanded use of internet and web resources.

Use advanced skill in strategic planning, effectively organizing resources and establishing priorities.

Use advanced skill in managing professional staff including selection, training, evaluating and mentoring staff at all levels and experience.

Present well-developed leadership abilities and a willingness to take risks and solve problems creatively.

Use advanced market research, analytical, and data mining skills.

Possess ability to articulate a compelling case for philanthropic support in a complex internal and external fundraising environment.

Use strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to collaborate, build team spirit, and achieve results within a diverse population that may possess competing interests, opinions, and/or expectations.

Write grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation and government funders.

Develop and grow NAMF’s individual donor base, manage all fundraising programs and cultivate major gifts.

Attain Fundraising goals through : Establishment of short and long range goals for unrestricted and restricted funding sources. Demonstrated ability to strategize and orchestrate methods to approach donors.

Major Gift/Donor Support – Produce major donor solicitations/support materials with intent to retain or upgrade when possible.

Planned Giving Program – Supervise estate planning process and develop outreach program for potential donors.

Database Management – Supervise and coordinate activities maintained in DonorPerfect.

Supervise development and Public Relations matters, particularly the creation of various communications such as annual reports, PowerPoint presentations and, executive correspondence.

Financial Reporting – Maintain accurate accounting of all unrestricted and restricted revenue and sources.

Implement world-class donor recognition Stewardship programs.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.

Knowledge of development strategy in a non-profit area.

Demonstrated leadership and integrity.

Ability to interact with a diverse population with tact and diplomacy.

Strong organizational skills.

Experience with donor prospect research.

Proficiency in donor management systems and software programs.

Demonstrated skills in management of high performance development team.

Experience in a museum setting or military aviation experience a definite plus Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.

5+ years of progressively responsible professional development experience in leading a successful development team.

CFRE desired. Experience in design and implementation of a comprehensive development plan including solicitation of major gifts and grants.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Michele Sweigart, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, 1750 Radford Boulevard, Pensacola, Florida 32508, or via e-mail at msweigart@navalaviationmuseum.org. Submissions will be treated as confidential.

Job Type: Not-for-Profit Fundraising Foundation in support of the National Museum of Naval Aviation and National Flight Academy, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida Degree

Req’d: Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required, Master’s preferred. CFRE preferred. Experience: 5+ years

Req’d Travel: Yes Relocation: Assistance Available Benefits: PTO, Vacation, Pension Savings Plan, medical, dental, life insurances available

Salary: Pensacola Market Competitive Compensation with growth opportunities

http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/jobs/find-job/vice-president-development-communication-and-strategic-messaging

9.) Sr. Lead Electrical Engineer, General Atomics Aeronautical, Poway, CA

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&jb=9210740

10.) Contracting Specialist – Entry Level, National Security Agency, Fort George G Meade, MD

https://www.nsa.gov/psp/applyonline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=1021114

11.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Assistant Commandant for Intergovernmental and Public Affairs, United States Coast Guard, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/304916900

12.) Structural Engineer, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Global Security & Engineering Solutions, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=104585619&WT.mc_n=JSAHG10&aid=4724700&fwr=true

13.) Engineering and Physical Sciences Researcher, National Security Agency, Fort George G Meade, MD

https://www.nsa.gov/psp/applyonline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=1018726

14.) Scheduler, Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc., Fort Meade, MD

https://www.appone.com/maininforeq.asp?Ad=168382&R_ID=542800

15.) Director, Human Development Strategies Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, Virginia

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/304895900

16.) Supervisory Training Instructor (OSINT), US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE), 111th MI Brigade, 304th MI Battalion, Fort Huachuca, AZ

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/304640700

17.) Account Manager, Technical Field Sales, Spectrum Signal Processing, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28909927

18.) Intelligence Officer (CI), Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/303613800

19.) INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST (JCOE), Joint-IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), Fort Irwin, California

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/304670200

20.) SOUTHCOM Regional/Cultural Instructor/SME, Air Force Air Advisor Academy, Northrop Grumman Technical Services (NGTS), McGuire AFB, New Jersey

https://ngc.taleo.net/careersection/ngc_pro/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=112597

21.) All Source Counterterrorism/CBRN Analyst, BAE Systems, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=31609157

22.) Network Analyst – Junior, FedSys Secure, Washington, DC

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FEDSYSINC&cws=1&rid=503

23.) Air Advisor Doctrine and Strategic Guidance Instructor/SME, L-3 Communications, Fort Dix, NJ

https://l3com.taleo.net/careersection/l3_ext_us/jobdetail.ftl?job=285193

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