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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for September 26, 2012

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Issue # 284

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“There may be few notes, but there’s lots of music.”

– Dmitri Shostakovich

 

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.)  Program Specialist, MCR, Arlington, VA

2.)  DIRECTOR, U.S. ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Adelphi, Maryland

3.)  Missile Defense Flight Test Mission Planner, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD

4.)  Weapons Effects Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc., Raleigh, NC

5.)  Precision Weapons Technician – Camp Pendleton, Patricio Enterprises, Camp Pendleton, CA

6.)  AERO-VA-AR-12:057: FMS Weapons Engineer, Wyle, Arlington, VA

7.)  TEST ENGINEERING SUPPORT ACTE WEAPONS, Dell, Pearl Harbor, HI

8.)  Cyber Defense Analyst, The Mitre Corporation, Annapolis Junction, MD

9.)  Research Analyst – Modeling and Simulation of CBRN Defense, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

10.)  Intelligence Specialist (GMI Analyst), U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Charlottesville, VA

11.)  Cost/EVM Anayst, Mid-Level (Multiple Positions), MCR, El Segundo, CA

12.)  Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems – Senior Manager, Public Relations, Dulles, VA, or Garland, TX

 

…and more!

 

 

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

 

1.)  Program Specialist, MCR, Arlington, VA

 

Description

 

THE COMPANY

 

MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. For 35 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:

 

Primary

 

•Plan and manage current and projected budget versus funding in a specific Government office; participate is strategic planning; prepare justifications.

•Monitor expenditures; maintain the office financial records.

•Create documents to fund office functions.

•Analyze and report funds execution and status, focusing on the impact of funding decisions.

•Prepare financial notices, instructions, guidelines, and reports.

•Identify program specific financial issues related to deficiencies, excesses, trends, and imbalances to ensure funds availability for primary office functions.

•Work with Government personnel to expedite financial execution to ensure Government benchmarks are met.

•Draft responses to communiqués on programmatic and program specific financial and budgeting issues.

•Develop management tools, e.g., spreadsheets, to define, observe and assess actions.

•Assist Government personnel in preparing input to the three annual versions of the Congressional R2 budget exhibits.

•Prepare purchase requisitions.

 

Secondary

•Support management of the specific Government office human capital development efforts.

•Establish the tools for, and maintain the records for, personnel administration history and statistics, and assist in the development and administration of long-range position plans.

•Interface with other Government activities, which are supported by the specific Government office, to acquire information and requirements for supported training and production of awards and certificates of recognition.

•Support all aspects of recruiting, hiring, training, and deploying temporary personnel who report to this specific Government office.

•Assist in coordinating the oversight of the performance appraisal system for the temporary personnel who report to this specific Government office.

•Coordinate the development of Individual Development Plans and Letters of Intent for approximately 50 temporary personnel who report to this specific Government office.

 

Requirements for the Position:

 

•Bachelor’s degree in Business.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

•7 years relevant experience, including 3 years supporting DoD acquisition programs.

•Intermediate to advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint).

•Must have good oral and written communication skills.

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

•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 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://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1220

 

2.)  DIRECTOR, U.S. ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Adelphi, Maryland

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/327120400

 

3.)  Missile Defense Flight Test Mission Planner, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=32683602

 

4.)  Weapons Effects Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc., Raleigh, NC

https://appliedresearch-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=701&company_id=16289

 

5.)  Precision Weapons Technician – Camp Pendleton, Patricio Enterprises, Camp Pendleton, CA

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=2345121&t=1

 

6.)  AERO-VA-AR-12:057: FMS Weapons Engineer, Wyle, Arlington, VA

http://careers.wylelabs.com/Careers.aspx?adata=OxOh8%2bZoVizgE0Y3bj%2bZeWhWRPGKD3FTebeeiY7L7tiKeJP8iIwbRzos05YLMaadzox2csPb72yrZkaUzdRGNRKe8vEfhHj4TohZ4L7%2ftC8%3d

 

7.)  TEST ENGINEERING SUPPORT ACTE WEAPONS, Dell, Pearl Harbor, HI

http://jobs.dell.com/us/the-united-states-of-america/federal-contract-services/jobid2825229-test-engineering-support-acte-weapons

 

8.)  Cyber Defense Analyst, The Mitre Corporation, Annapolis Junction, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=32674317

 

9.)  Research Analyst – Modeling and Simulation of CBRN Defense, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=32682927

 

10.)  Intelligence Specialist (GMI Analyst), U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Charlottesville, VA

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/326292900

 

11.)  Cost/EVM Anayst, Mid-Level (Multiple Positions), MCR, El Segundo, CA

 

Description

 

THE COMPANY

 

MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. For 35 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:

 

Cost Analysis

 

Perform and assist Lead in cost trade studies, estimate for special studies, understand range of applicable cost methods, perform “What-If” exercises, be able to analyze previously accomplished estimates, understand and gage the executability of a program and provide cost model design, and development and/or maintenance.

 

Earned Value Management (EVM)

 

Perform analysis for major acquisition programs, working closely with Government Program Office Teams. Support Contractors and Prime Contractors. Perform earned value analysis, provide oversight, participate in Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) activities, perform schedule analysis, and write technical reports. Prepare briefings for the customer and management reports. Lead a team of analysts and schedulers and instruct project staff on EVM policies, processes and procedures. Provides expertise developing plans and guidance and procedures in implementing earned value management (EVM) for major program office. Will work closely with Government Program Office Teams and Contractors. Primary responsibilities will be to perform earned value analysis, provide oversight, participate in Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) activities, perform schedule analysis, write technical reports, prepare briefings for the customer and prepare management reports.

 

Applies knowledge to prepare program reports and financial documentation. Draws conclusions and devises solutions to problems relating to improvement of cost analysis, EVM effectiveness, work methods, financial systems, and procedure efficiency. Develops and maintains program budgets and other financial tracking documentation. Will perform cost analysis/estimates and studies and/or earned value management (EVM) analysis.

 

Requirements for the Position:

 

•Bachelor’s degree in Business discipline, Engineering, or Statistics.

 

•6+ years relevant experience.

 

•Must have the ability to work autonomously or in a team environment.

 

•Shall be capable of independently performing the tasks relevant to the Performance Work Statement (PWS). Progressive experience must be shown from prior level.

 

•Must be proficient with using Microsoft Office Applications; Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

 

•Knowledge of EVM tools and the National Defense Industrial Association Guides for Earned Value Management.

 

•US Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain and retain the designated Government clearance (Secret). Must be able to obtain interim Secret clearance within one month of hiring.

 

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://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1237

 

 

***  From Kristin Jones:

Hi Ned,

Can you please post this position in your next newsletter?

 

Kristin Jones

12.)  Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems – Senior Manager, Public Relations, Dulles, VA, or Garland, TX

 

The IIS Sr. Manager, Public Affairs, is responsible for the public affairs, media relations, social-media outreach and external web communications supporting IIS and its six product lines as well as the executive communications of the IIS business.  In this capacity, the manager will be responsible for working closely with the Vice President, Communications, to develop and implement public affairs, public relations, media relations, media-monitoring, social-media and web strategies to help grow the business and will work with IIS business communicators to execute that strategy.  This position is also responsible for providing communications support on strategic business-development pursuits, externally and internally promoting business capabilities and solutions, and bringing visibility to the quality of IIS’s leadership and the benefits that the business offers to customers and employees.  This individual will be required to work closely and collaboratively with the IIS Business President and other members of the IIS Leadership team as well as product line communicators and business leaders to counsel them in their product-specific public relations and thought-leadership activities, as well as provide hands on-support for those efforts that have broader communications value to IIS and Raytheon as a whole.  The role will have frequent contact with Raytheon’s Corporate Legislative Affairs team in the support of integrated business and enterprise public affairs campaigns.  The position may be located in Dulles, VA, or Garland, TX.

 

http://jobs.raytheon.com/jobs/sr-mgr-public-relations-job-dulles-virginia-1-3098552

 

Thanks.

 

Kristin Jones

 

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