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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for October 31, 2012

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“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.”

– Frederick Douglass

 

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.) Senior Budget Analyst, MCR, Springfield, VA

2.)  Analyst, Performance & Cost Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment (OASA IE&E), Calibre, Crystal City, VA

3.)  Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Analyst, Installation Management Transformation, Calibre, Ft. Belvoir, VA

4.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, L-3 Communications, Greenbelt, MD

5.)  Contracts Manager – Requisition ID 040997, L-3 Communications, Phoenix, AZ

6.)  Software Engineer – Air & Missile Defense – CWMI / HMI, BAE Systems, Huntsville, AL

7.)  Scientific Professional III, BAE Systems, Patrick AFB, FL

8.)  Aircraft Mechanic/Weapons I, Camber, Creech AFB, NV

9.)  Corporate Communications/leader Development, Camber, Sterling, VA

10.)  Acquisition Specialist (with Active TS/SCI), MCR, Gainesville, VA

11.)  Editor/Journalism Instructional Trainer/Quality Assurance Analyst (all-in-one), General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) – To work on an international government communications contract with online media products, Rockville, MD.

12.)  L-3 Communications – IEC, RADAR ANALYST, Anaheim, CA

13.)  Marine Structural Engineer, Bluefin Robotics, Quincy, Massachusetts

14.)  Casual/On-Call Senior Installation Specialist-TS/SCI Required, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Bolling AFB, Washington, DC

15.)  Computer Network Defense Engineer, Mitre, Mclean, VA

16.)  HQDA G-2 UAS LNO, Army Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation, MCR, Arlington, VA

17.)  South Asia and Near East Defense and Security, Institute For National Strategic Studies, Washington, DC

18.)  Defense and Security Advisor, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is a joint Government Department of the Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). British Embassy, Washington, DC

 

…and more!

 

***  Upcoming events:

 

***  SNA Greater Washington Chapter November Lunch

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November 27, 2012

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***  Please mark your calendar for the following Surface Navy Association events.

 

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

 

1.) Senior Budget Analyst, MCR, Springfield, 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.

 

Functional Responsibility:

 

The Contractor shall provide senior level functional expertise support and the development, preparation, review, analysis, coordination and maintenance used in planning, programming, budget and execution processes for a support contract. Provides and demonstrates expert knowledge to ensure command wide requirements are supportable and defensible to the standard of the CBJB, CJB and Army MDEP. Prepares budget justification documents for the National Intelligence Program, Military Intelligence Program, the President’s budget and the five-year Defense Program requests. Compiles and analyzes data from various components and provides products to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) and the Director of National Intelligence. Makes recommendations concerning supplemental funding needs, submits requirements, and monitors funding. Adjusts resources in the National/Military Intelligence Program, as required, to accommodate revised thresholds and priorities.

 

Generic requirements are;

 

• Assist with the Intelligence Resource Management Process.

• Assist with resource management oversight.

• Assist with budget programming.

• Familiar with the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and Military Intelligence Program (MIP) and components.

 

Functional Responsibility: The Principal Program Analyst is a functional and subject matter expert (SME) who analyzes client needs to determine functional requirements as they apply to client systems or solutions. Under the direction of a Project Manager, he or she leads complex, enterprise-wide engagements, oversees planning, client problem solving, and recommendation development. He or she may work independently or with other program analysts to incorporate functional requirements into new or existing management systems and may remain involved through the design and final implementation of the resulting systems. Upon implementation, the Principal Program Analyst may be on-site with client agencies to support reports and analysis derived from new system applications. The Principal Program Analyst demonstrates exceptional oral and written communications skills.

 

Required Experience:  At least five (10) years experience in consultation and facilitation professional services to US Government agencies, with concentration on the Department of Defense (DoD) Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) system and Agencies of the United States Intelligence Community, and/or with a concentration on the National Intelligence Program (NIP) Capabilities Programming and Budgeting System (CPBS).

 

Required Education: B.S./B.A. degree in an associated discipline, M.B.A., M.S., or M.A. desired.

 

Security Clearance Required:  Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI)

 

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 Employerand 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=1317

 

2.)  Analyst, Performance & Cost Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment (OASA IE&E), Calibre, Crystal City, VA

http://bit.ly/Q1iTkl

 

3.)  Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Analyst, Installation Management Transformation, Calibre, Ft. Belvoir, VA

http://bit.ly/S64pfw

 

4.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, L-3 Communications, Greenbelt, MD

https://l3com.taleo.net/careersection/l3_ext_us/jobdetail.ftl?job=040997

 

5.)  Contracts Manager – Requisition ID 040997, L-3 Communications, Phoenix, AZ

https://l3com.taleo.net/careersection/l3_ext_us/jobdetail.ftl?job=041115

 

6.)  Software Engineer – Air & Missile Defense – CWMI / HMI, BAE Systems, Huntsville, AL

http://www.baesystems.jobs/job_detail.asp?JobID=1816587

 

7.)  Scientific Professional III, BAE Systems, Patrick AFB, FL

http://www.baesystems.jobs/job_detail.asp?JobID=1816469

 

8.)  Aircraft Mechanic/Weapons I, Camber, Creech AFB, NV

https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAMBER&cws=1&rid=8753

 

9.)  Corporate Communications/leader Development, Camber, Sterling, VA

https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAMBER&cws=1&rid=8820

 

10.)  Acquisition Specialist (with Active TS/SCI), MCR, Gainesville, VA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1273

 

***  From Greg Whitesell:

 

11.)  Editor/Journalism Instructional Trainer/Quality Assurance Analyst (all-in-one), General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) – To work on an international government communications contract with online media products, Rockville, MD.

 

Summary:

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) seeks an experienced journalist to work as part of its Quality Assurance Team on an international government communications contract.  Applicant must be a native English speaker and have newswriting, copy-editing, and content editing experience.  Ideal candidate would have a minimum of 5-10 years of experience in communications and able to work with online platforms. Tasks include editing online content, training and mentoring staff, monitoring quality of both written and technical aspects of online media products, and ensuring adherence to project and company procedures and policies.  Candidate must be able to work with people in a culturally diverse environment.  Knowledge of geography and world issues a plus.

Full-time with benefits.  Apply to:

http://www.resumeware.net/gdns_rw/gdns_web/job_detail.cfm?key=85570&referred_id=158

 

12.)  L-3 Communications – IEC, RADAR ANALYST, Anaheim, CA

http://www.ihispano.com/job-search/radar-analyst.5992403.html

 

13.)  Marine Structural Engineer, Bluefin Robotics, Quincy, Massachusetts

 

Bluefin Robotics is a world leader in the development and fabrication of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and related technologies.

 

The Marine Structural Engineer will design and implement structural and mechanical systems, assemblies and components used in AUVs and the handling of AUV’s manufactured by Bluefin Robotics.  The successful candidate will develop designs, addressing performance, safety, manufacturability, maintainability and cost, from concept through final production. Bluefin’s customer base spans government, commercial, academic and research entities, and the engineering processes employed must effectively support this diverse client base and a variety of product delivery scenarios.

 

Responsibilities:

•Conceptualize, develop and design vehicle lift systems and lifting-related components, pressure vessels, and other subsystems and components to meet requirements of Bluefin new product programs, and perform sustaining engineering for existing systems.

•Identify appropriate factors of safety based on engineering design considerations, application, and recognized standards such as ABS and DNV.

•Perform hand calculations, detailed structural modeling and FEA as needed to verify designs meet performance, strength, safety, and environmental requirements (lifting loads, factors of safety, handling of vehicles in various sea states, depth/pressure, temperature, weight, buoyancy)

•Conduct analyses and trade-off studies in support of concept development and detailed design, to address performance, manufacturability, and cost.

•Select materials and processes and manage dimensional tolerances to support supply chain constraints and manufacturability/cost targets.

•Support business development by providing first-pass design and analysis of new product concepts for bids and proposals.

•Assist in the development of in-house design tools, methodologies and expertise

 

Required Experience and Qualifications:

•Minimum BSME or similar (MS preferred), with minimum 5 years relevant marine design experience.

•Direct experience with design of lifting systems and related gear, deep sea pressure vessels, underwater vehicles, and PBOF cabling and connectors

•High level of proficiency with 3D CAD modeling software such as SolidWorks (preferred) or Pro/ENGINEER, as well as structural design and analysis, particularly FEA tools such as ANSYS and SolidWorks Simulation (COSMOS).

•Familiarity with a wide range of industry-standard part fabrication and finishing methods and technologies, particularly for the marine environment; understanding of deep-sea vehicle design issues such as: effects of pressure, aging and fatigue of materials and galvanic corrosion protection.

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office and tools for documentation of engineering calculations such as Mathcad.

•Capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense Security of Cleanance, and willing to do so if requested.

 

Position and Location:

 

This is a full-time position located in Quincy, Massachusetts.

 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:

resume@bluefinrobotics.com.

 

No phone calls, please. No unsolicited third-party recruiters or agencies, please.

 

About Bluefin Robotics

 

Bluefin Robotics is a world leader in the design and fabrication of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and related technologies. Founded in 1997, the company has grown to employ over 90 engineers, technicians and support professionals. Bluefin is ISO9001:2008 certified and proudly serves government, commercial and scientific research sectors worldwide. Bluefin Robotics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Battelle. For more information visit www.bluefinrobotics.com.

 

Bluefin Robotics Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified Bluefin applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

http://www.bluefinrobotics.com/about/employment/open-positions/marine-structural-engineer-2/

 

14.)  Casual/On-Call Senior Installation Specialist-TS/SCI Required, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Bolling AFB, Washington, DC

http://www.ihispano.com/job-search/casualoncall-senior-installation-specialisttssci-requiredbolling-afb-wdc.6006319.html

 

15.)  Computer Network Defense Engineer, Mitre, Mclean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=32820877

 

16.)  HQDA G-2 UAS LNO, Army Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation, MCR, Arlington, VA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1211

 

17.)  South Asia and Near East Defense and Security, Institute For National Strategic Studies, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=32821157

 

18.)  Defense and Security Advisor, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is a joint Government Department of the Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). British Embassy, Washington, DC

 

Background:

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is a joint Government Department of the Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). Its role is to work with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. The Defense & Security Organization (DSO) within UKTI is a mixed civilian and military team with specific responsibility for assisting UK defense and security companies to export their products and services overseas.

The position is based in the British Embassy, Washington although travel across the US will be required as well as occasional travel to the UK.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will provide direct support to the US Homeland Security (HLS) team and UKTI DSO team in London. Specific duties will include:

-Support DSO to reach UK companies speaking at UK events delivering the message of the complexities of getting into this market.

-Following trends and business opportunities by gathering market intelligence to support the US HLS network team and DSO to deliver support to UK PLC.

-Working with US HLS team to provide market intelligence, in advance of UK trade delegations to major US security shows supported by DSO.

-Promoting UK security products and services to the US Government and private sector purchasers.

-Establishing and maintaining strong links into state and federal security and law enforcement departments in order to understand their equipment requirements.

-Providing strategic and tactical advice to British security companies seeking to enter the US market.

-Hosting and organizing events, working with the US HLS team including trade missions, seminars and visits of US security officials to the UK.

-Liaising with UKTI and other British Embassy staff in support of security export efforts.

-Developing an understanding of available market opportunities to develop a prioritised listing of target organisations and developing a high level of understanding of them and their processes, including relationship-building with key individuals.

 

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:

-Seeing the big Picture – Being fully aware of how one’s role contributes to the organisation’s strategy and wider Government objectives and ensures that their work is aligned accordingly.

-Making effective decisions – Ensures risks and impacts are fully considered and that decision making is based on accurate, unbiased, relevant evidence, with a range of options explored.

-Leading and communicating – Sets stretching goals for self and team, communicating in a succinct engaging manner and is able to stand ground when needed.

-Collaborating and partnering – Establishes relationships with a range of stakeholders and readily shares resources to support higher priority work, showing pragmatism and support for the shared goals of the organisation.

-Managing a quality service – Develop, implement and maintain systems and service standards to provide a quality efficient and value for money service.

-Delivering at pace – Takes responsibility for delivering expected outcomes on time and to standard, planning ahead and reassessing priorities if situations change.

Applicants should have significant security experience gained in either law enforcement or other government security role, preferably with experience of working for or with UK law enforcement organisations. They should have an understanding of law enforcement procurement processes and be able to demonstrate the ability to use this knowledge to help UK firms partner with US agencies on security projects.

 

Development Opportunities:

The post offers the opportunity to work closely with the UK’s security industry – one of the fastest growing sectors and to be part of UK Trade and Investment’s high performing teams across the US.

 

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.ukinusa.fco.gov.uk. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

 

*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates.  The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.

 

The British Embassy Network offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurances, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

 

The target salary for this position is $66,900 annualized. Salary will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

 

To Apply:

Resume and a cover letter with salary history should be submitted in a .doc (word) format by 28 October 2012 to careers@fco.gov.uk. Please note in the subject line of your email “UKTI D&S Advisor”. Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy.

 

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

 

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer,

dedicated to a diverse workforce.

EOE/M/F/D/V

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=32791832

 

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