DEFCON 1 Newsletter for December 12, 2012


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Surface Warriors to meet at annual symposium

 

The Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium will be held January 15-17, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, VA.

 

Register for the symposium at http://www.navysna.org/2013Symposium/Registration/20RegistrationIndex13.htm.

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for December 12, 2012

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“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”

– Albert Einstein

 

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.)  Principal Analyst/Logistician/Specialist, MCR, Huntsville, AL

2.)  Director of Communications, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC

3.)  Engineer/Naval Architect, Metal Shark Boats, Jeanerette, Louisiana

4.)  Intelligence Officer (COMP NETWORK OPS), Defense Intelligence Agency, SCOTT AFB, ILLINOIS

5.)  Visiting Leadership Scholar, US Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut

6.)  Marine Engineer, Rolls-Royce North America, Alexandria, Virginia

7.)  Configuration Manager (CM), MCR, El Segundo, CA

8.)  Engineering Support Specialist, U.S. Navy support, Yulista Management Services, Stennis Space Center MS

9.)  AutoCAD Designer, The McKean Defense Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

10.)  Combat Systems Engineer, General Dynamics AIS, Pittsfield, MA

11.)  ISE/ILS Systems Engineer 2, NUWC Keyport, CACI, Keyport, WA

12.)  Scientific Subject Matter Specialist with Security Clearance, Opal Soft, Inc., Stennis Space Center, MS

13.)  Concept Doctrine Writer, Leonie, Quantico, VA

14.)  Human Resources Specialist II, Leonie, Indian Head, MD

15.)  Director, Business Development Advanced Payloads – Navy, L-3 WESCAM, Washington D.C. Metro Area

16.)  CSM – Navy Hardware Sales, IBM, San Diego, CA

17.)  Director Business Development (Avionics Systems), Physical Optics Corp., Torrance, CA

 

…and more!

 

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***  Surface Warriors to meet at annual symposium

 

The Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium will be held January 15-17, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, VA.

 

The association was incorporated in 1985 to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare and to support the activities of Surface Naval Forces.   SNA provides for its members support, programs and activities which enable professional growth, personal satisfaction and camaraderie.

 

Speakers at the 2013 symposium include The Honorable Raymond E. Mabus, Jr., Secretary of the Navy (Invited); Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., USC, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, III, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations; Adm. William E. Gortney, USN, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command; Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, USN, Commander, Naval Surface Forces/Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Vice Adm. Kevin M. McCoy, USN; Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; Rear Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, USN, Director, Surface Warfare Division, N96, OPNAV;  Maj. Gen Timothy C. Hanifen, USMC, Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division, N95, OPNAV; Rear Adm. David M. Thomas Jr., USN, Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic;  as well as other speakers and panelists.  The latest agenda can be seen at http://www.navysna.org/2013Symposium/Index.htm.

 

The annual Naval Heritage Program will examine the events surrounding “Operation Praying Mantis.”  The symposium will feature the annual SNA banquet, awards recognition luncheon and the International Navies Luncheon, featuring a panel of distinguished naval attaches assigned to Washington.  More than 75 companies will exhibit some of the latest naval and maritime technologies in areas throughout the hotel.

 

Register for the symposium at http://www.navysna.org/2013Symposium/Registration/20RegistrationIndex13.htm.  Pre-Registration Closes at 1200 on January 9, 2013.

SNA has more than 6,300 members, 83 Corporate Members and 26 chapters around the world.

 

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

 

1.)  Principal Analyst/Logistician/Specialist, MCR, Huntsville, AL

 

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:

 

Serves as Aviation Safety Program Specialist across PEO/PMO with responsibility for system safety program management and execution, direction and coordination of aviation and flight safety programs for PM, PEO, satellite activities and serviced organizations. Also serves as a principle liaison to PEO and AMCOM Safety Offices.  Responsible for planning, managing, evaluating and resourcing system safety programs across PEO/PMO.  Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable safety regulations such as MIL-STD-882, AR 385-10, AMCOM 385-17 and industry standards such as SAE ARP 4754 and APR 4761.  Serves as group leader, providing technical direction to positions, which involve various areas of expertise performed by core, matrix and contractor personnel.  Establishes system safety program objectives, requirements, schedules and recommends courses of action to meet safety requirements and attain PEO/PMO objectives.  Serves as principle consultant, advisor and technical authority on safety related matters across PEO/PMO.

 

Provides overall guidance and direction necessary to accomplish the objectives of system safety programs.  Furnishes technical advice and assistance in matters of system safety.  Assists support activities in planning, implementing, revision and establishment of safety directives, policies, procedures, techniques, accident prevention and testing.  Performs safety analyses, studies and design evaluation of systems, subsystems and equipment.  Prepares equipment safety specifications and standards.  Determines, provides and develops system safety requirements for fixed wing aviation programs and evaluates contractor’s safety engineering program plans.

 

This position is located in an office which provides safety support for aviation/missile weapons systems/ subsystems and associated equipment.  The office mission includes accident investigation, system safety, safety of flight, hazard tracking, analysis of hazards, and review of contractor safety programs in support of government project offices located on Redstone Arsenal.

 

Requirements for the Position:

 

8 years of related experience with a BS degree in Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

 

A Bachelor degree in an aviation or safety related field of study is desirable; however a Masters degree is preferred.

 

Experience as an Airframe and Power Plant mechanic, with Inspection Authorization (A&P IA) or Army qualified Fixed Wing Aviator is also highly desirable.  A successful candidate must have highly developed and effective written and oral communication skills. Travel required – CONUS/OCONUS.

 

An Active Secret level clearance is required for this position.

 

Experience in independent safety analysis of aircraft or other highly complex systems is desirable.  Expertise in commercial fixed wing aircraft maintenance and certification requirements is also highly desirable.  This position requires expertise in commercial and commercial derivative fixed wing aircraft maintenance practices; as well as expertise in the operations, maintenance and safety management of fixed wing aircraft or other highly complex systems.

 

Individual must demonstrate experience in planning, developing, managing, evaluating, and resourcing comprehensive system safety programs.  Candidate must also demonstrate knowledge and application of system safety hazard analysis activities and system safety risk assessment tasks for safety programs.

 

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=1346

 

2.)  Director of Communications, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC

 

The National Defense University (NDU) is the premier center for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and is under the direction of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The University’s main campus is on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C. The Joint Forces Staff College is located in Norfolk, VA.

 

The National Defense University (NDU) educates military and civilian leaders through teaching, research, and outreach in national security strategy, national military strategy, and national resource strategy; joint and multinational operations; information strategies, operations, and resource management; acquisition; and regional defense and security studies. NDU is an Information Age university for national security leaders; a learning organization founded on knowledge management; the center of excellence and innovation for professional military education in joint, multinational, and interagency operations. National Defense University has five colleges (National War College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Information Resources Management College, Joint Forces Staff College and College of International Security Affairs), three regional centers, three research centers, two institutes, seven special programs and a world-class library. NDU is fully accredited to award a Masters Degree from the Middle States Association and is considered the nation’s premier Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) University.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

 

•Must be a U.S. Citizen

•Background Investigation is required

 

DUTIES:

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•Serves as the primary National Defense University (NDU) spokesperson and is the first point of contact for the outside media and other DoD and government agencies’ Public Affairs and Congressional Offices.

•Counsels and advises NDU senior leadership on all issues likely to generate significant public and/or congressional interest, and coordinates efforts of full-time or collateral duty public affairs managers assigned to components.

•Advises NDU leadership on the development of a comprehensive and effective communication strategy and program to ensure NDU students, faculty, staff and key stakeholders remain informed concerning University mission, programs, priorities and activities.

•Conducts detailed coordination and scheduling with the Joint Staff, Joint/Coalition Warfighting Center, combatant commands and guest speakers/subject matter experts.

•Prepares and delivers lectures and seminar instruction for the Colleges, Centers, and Special Programs in the area of mass communications and media relations.  Instruction and assistance rendered contributes to the student’s capacity to contribute to national security both in the private sector and in government.

•Oversees the development and issuance of news releases for the University and reviews similar products created by the components, and provides oversight for pre-publication security review of material for publication.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Back to top -Ability to write quickly and cogently to express ideas clearly and persuasively in both written and verbal formats

-Skills with interpersonal and team building

-Experience in marketing, media relations, and community relations

-Experience in development and issuance of news releases, receive all media inquiries and oversee the coordination of responses

-Experience and understanding of public affairs regulations and practices

 

1. Experience as a senior level public affairs or communications professional.

 

2. Experience in planning, scheduling, and hosting events, projects, and program involving senior staff.

 

3. Experience in developing and presenting written documents and briefings to agency-level management officials concerning sensitive issues.

 

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

 

Employee will be subject to random drug testing.

 

Travel requirement for this position is seldom (less than 15% of the time).

 

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332788800

 

3.)  Engineer/Naval Architect, Metal Shark Boats, Jeanerette, Louisiana

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=11469358

 

4.)  Intelligence Officer (COMP NETWORK OPS), Defense Intelligence Agency, SCOTT AFB, ILLINOIS

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332282900

 

5.)  Visiting Leadership Scholar, US Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut

 

Job Description

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, located in New London, Connecticut, invites applications for a one-year appointment as Visiting Leadership Scholar at the Institute for Leadership. The Visiting Leadership Scholar will be expected to conduct high quality cutting edge research in leader development and leader assessment, with an emphasis on 18-24 year olds, leading to publication in nationally and internationally recognized scholar and practitioner journals. The Visiting Leadership Scholar will collaborate with other faculty to increase the level and sophistication of scholarly research at the Academy as well as engage in leadership events across campus. The Visiting Leadership Scholar is expected to teach up to two courses during the appointment period.

 

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE: The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Institute for Leadership, founded in 2005, supports the Academy

 

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is a highly selective federal military college providing a rigorous undergraduate program. In addition, the Coast Guard Academy provides the professional education and training required to prepare young women and men for careers as commissioned officers in the U. S. Coast Guard, the nationgoing service, which is wellknown for its humanitarian missions and national/homeland security. The Academy offers B.S. degrees in eight academic majors: Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marine/Environmental Sciences, Operations Research/Computer Analysis, Management, and Government; the Academy is staffed with over 110 fulltime civilian and military faculty. The attractive riverside campus is home to a nationally representative and diverse student body of about 1,000. The Academy is located near the shoreline of southeastern Connecticut, midway between New York and Boston, and is within commuting range of regional as well as national colleges and universities in the CT/RI/MA tristate area. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit www.cga.edu for more information.

 

The position includes office space, computer facilities, library privileges, conference travel support, and a generous stipend. Health and retirement benefits are not offered. This is a full-time, in-residence position running from January through December 2013. The United States Coast Guard Academy is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

 

Job Requirements

This position may be filled by a faculty member on sabbatical, a post-doctoral fellow, or as a faculty member looking for a visiting opportunity.

 

Qualifications:

 

•Ph.D. in a field strongly connected to leadership and leader development such as organization behavior, management, psychology, etc.

•Be qualified to teach in an AACSB accredited institution.

Additionally, the successful candidate will possess some combination of the following academic and professional credentials appropriate to serve in a leadership role at an academically elite service academy:

 

•The capacity to understand and appreciate the unique culture and mission of the U.S. Coast Guard.

•A record of publication in journals of interest to scholars and practitioners of leadership.

•Successful prior experience in leadership roles.

•A record of successful undergraduate teaching, mentoring and collaboration.

DEADLINE IS 16 DEC 2012. Applicants should submit, electronically, an application letter describing their qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, a statement of scholarship/teaching philosophies, a representative sample of scholarly work, and the names of three references to Christopher.M.Owens@uscga.edu. Further inquiries may be made to Dr. Jonathan Jefferson, Director, Institute for Leadership, at

 

Jonathan.K.Jefferson@uscga.edu.

 

Alternatively, candidates may also apply to the following address:

 

Institute for Leadership

 

Attn: Visiting Scholar Search Committee

U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Alumni Center

47 Mohegan Avenue

New London, CT 06320

 

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Contact Person:  Dr. Jonathan Jefferson

Email Address:  jonathan.k.jefferson@uscga.edu

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=11213717

 

6.)  Marine Engineer, Rolls-Royce North America, Alexandria, Virginia

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=11362938

 

7.)  Configuration Manager (CM), MCR, El Segundo, CA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1331

 

8.)  Engineering Support Specialist, U.S. Navy support, Yulista Management Services, Stennis Space Center MS

https://yulista.tms.hrdepartment.com/jobs/3731/Engineering-Support-SpecialistStennis-Space-Center-MS

 

9.)  AutoCAD Designer, The McKean Defense Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

http://www.ihispano.com/job-search/autocad-designer-506317.6272051.html

 

10.)  Combat Systems Engineer, General Dynamics AIS, Pittsfield, MA

https://careers-gd-ais.icims.com/jobs/7390/combat-systems-engineer/job

 

11.)  ISE/ILS Systems Engineer 2, NUWC Keyport, CACI, Keyport, WA

http://careers.caci.com/job/Keyport-ISEILS-Systems-Engineer-2,-NUWC-Keyport-Job-WA-98345/2168222/

 

12.)  Scientific Subject Matter Specialist with Security Clearance, Opal Soft, Inc., Stennis Space Center, MS

http://www.clearancejobs.com/?action=view_job&jobID=1572803

 

13.)  Concept Doctrine Writer, Leonie, Quantico, VA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH08/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=LEOINDUS&cws=1&rid=2791

 

14.)  Human Resources Specialist II, Leonie, Indian Head, MD

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH08/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=LEOINDUS&cws=1&rid=2886

 

15.)  Director, Business Development Advanced Payloads – Navy, L-3 WESCAM, Washington D.C. Metro Area

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=4160220

 

16.)  CSM – Navy Hardware Sales, IBM, San Diege, CA

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=4266277

 

17.)  Director Business Development (Avionics Systems), Physical Optics Corp., Torrance, CA

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=4314998

 

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