DEFCON 1 Newsletter for January 9, 2013


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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 January 9, 2013

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“Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it… You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.”

– Will Rogers

 

“Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie” until you can find a rock.”

– Will Rogers

 

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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.) Sr. Associate (Financial Specialist III), MCR, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

2.)  Logistics SME, Whitney, Bradley and Brown Inc., Washington, DC

3.)  Senior Writer/Editor, SAICs Analysis, Simulations, Systems, Engineering and Training Business Unit, Fort Belvoir, VA

4.)  Data Manager (DM), MCR, El Segundo, CA

5.)  Junior Test Engineer, TAD PGS, INC., Fort George G Meade, MD

6.)  Director, Joint Information Environment Technical Synchronization Office (Senior Executive Service), Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, MD

7.)  STRAT IA Exercise Support Liaison, Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) IA Exercise effort, USSTRATCOM, Wyle, Bellevue, NE

8.)  Test and Evaluation Engineer, Joint Interoperability Test Command, Defense Information Systems Agency, American Systems, Sierra Vista, AZ

9.)  Sr. Financial Analyst, MCR, Albuquerque, NM

10.)  Director, Public Affairs, DRS Technologies, Arlington, VA

11.)  Communications Manager, ITT Exelis, Clifton, NJ

12.)  Marine Patrol Officer, Department of Marine Resources, State of Maine, Augusta, Maine

13.)  AN/UPX-29 IFF Technician, General Dynamics Information Technology, Norfolk, VA

14.)  Field Technician, Arena Technical Resources, LLC, Norfolk, VA

 

…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.) Sr. Associate (Financial Specialist III), MCR, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

 

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.

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE/LEVEL REQUIRED:

NAC Required, Secret Clearance Preferred.

 

PRIMARY FUNCTION(S)/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Staff in this position will provide financial management (FM) services to include planning, budgeting, forecasting, programming, and analysis. The staff person must understand appropriation law and DOD FM policies, procedures and regulations and uses FM tools and systems.  The staff-person may be called upon to provide status of funds, prepare financial documentation, track obligation and expenditure documentation and financial information needed to prepare and execute financial actions.  The staff-person must ensure compliance with internal procedures and DOD and AF financial management policies, regulations and guidance.  Staff-person will develop budget submissions and POM inputs and what-if assessments as necessary and requested.  Knowledge of and experience using Air Force financial systems (Comprehensive Cost and Requirement System (CCaR) and Automated Business Services System (ABSS)) and MS Office (Excel, Power Point, and Word) are required.  Knowledge of and experience using System Metric and Reporting Tool (SMART) and Commanders Requirement Information System (CRIS) are pluses.  Knowledge of AF Logistic programs and legacy environments to support AF transformation initiatives including functional requirements, technical architectures and environments, and program control requirements for AF programs will also be a plus.  The following is a list of activities which are included in the list of responsibilities of this position:

•Create annual budgets and forecast all SCS, AFEMS, and FIABS program funds

•Download and track incoming funds from customer for each program

•Track status of funds that the Asset Management Section has initiated

•Perform financial reporting in System Metric and Reporting Tool (SMART), Rainbow Sheets, Commitment and Obligation Plans, Budget Slides

•Prepare analyses of funding alternatives

•Prepare inputs to data calls requesting financial information

•Process MIPR acceptances and funds returns

•Facilitate Contract close-outs and reconciliations

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

 

Experience: 10 years minimum related general experience; 7 years specialized experience in the field.

 

Education versus Experience:

 

The criteria for substitution of educational degrees and/or experience are stated below:

 

(1)    Education Substituted for Experience: Formal education may substitute for related general and specialized experience.  A  Bachelors degree may substitute for four (4) years of experience. A Masters degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience. A Ph.D degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

 

(2)   Experience Substituted for Formal Education: Related general experience may substitute for formal education.  Two (2) years of additional related experience may substitute for an Associate’s Degree. Four (4) years of additional related experience may substitute for a Bachelor Degree. Two (2) additional years of related experience with similar functional responsibilities may substitute for a Master’s Degree.

 

(3)   Each Professional Certification related to the field of expertise required is equivalent to two years of specialized and related general experience.

 

REQUIRED TRAINING AND/OR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION(S):  Required Training and/or Professional Certifications:  DAU APDP (or certification of DAU equivalency) in the appropriate financial management discipline commensurate with level of labor category classification at or within one year of TO assignment.

 

POSITION LOCATION:  Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH (Dayton)

 

TRAVEL: Occasional; under 5%

 

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. M/F/V/D

 

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1368

 

2.)  Logistics SME, Whitney, Bradley and Brown Inc., Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=117722199&aid=4724700

 

3.)  Senior Writer/Editor, SAICs Analysis, Simulations, Systems, Engineering and Training Business Unit, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=4203015

 

4.)  Data Manager (DM), MCR, El Segundo, CA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1363

 

5.)  Junior Test Engineer, TAD PGS, INC., Fort George G Meade, MD

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=J3G1WN63W0QC59KCRC2

 

6.)  Director, Joint Information Environment Technical Synchronization Office (Senior Executive Service), Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, MD

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333884400

 

7.)  STRAT IA Exercise Support Liaison, Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) IA Exercise effort, USSTRATCOM, Wyle, Bellevue, NE

http://www.americasjobexchange.com/job-detail/job-opening-AJE-560876830

 

8.)  Test and Evaluation Engineer, Joint Interoperability Test Command, Defense Information Systems Agency, American Systems, Sierra Vista, AZ

http://www.job.com/my.job/jobdisplay/page=jobview/pt=2/exl=1/key=144207497/

 

9.)  Sr. Financial Analyst, MCR, Albuquerque, NM

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1350

 

10.)  Director, Public Affairs, DRS Technologies, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=117740807

 

***  From Lynn Sochon:

 

11.)  Communications Manager, ITT Exelis, Clifton, NJ

 

Job Description ITT Exelis in Clifton, N.J. is looking for a Communications Manager to lead all external and internal communications for its Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems business. The Communications Manager will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic communications plan using a full array of communications disciplines and tools – including media relations, advertising and social/digital media – to help the business maintain its leadership in electronic warfare and build its brand in other targeted markets.

 

You will be responsible for shaping/communicating the business’ story to external and internal stakeholders, strengthening/building the brand in key markets, and engaging employees in achieving the company’s vision and living its values.

 

U.S. citizenship is required.

Required Experience:

•Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field

•At least 10 years related work experience

•Proficiency in: Brand building, Reputation management, Media relations (local, industry/trade, business, technology, top tier), Marketing communications (strategic advertising, trade shows/industry events, customer collateral, such as brochures and videos), Digital/social media, Crisis communications, Employee engagement communications, Special events.

 

Desired Skills:

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

•Strong verbal and written communicator

•Ability to organize thoughts and events efficiently and effectively

•Detail-oriented

•Self-starter who can balance multiple priorities simultaneously

•Ability to relate to all levels of an organization, from the manufacturing floor to the executive suite

•Proficiency with Microsoft Office products; SharePoint experience preferred

 

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=921849

 

12.)  Marine Patrol Officer, Department of Marine Resources, State of Maine, Augusta, Maine

 

All Marine Patrol Officer applicants must meet the following qualifications:

 

In order to qualify, you must have

 

a high school diploma or equivalent

 

be at least twenty-one (21) years of age unless the applicant has an associate’s degree or 60 hours of post secondary education in which case the applicant must be at least 20 years of age.

 

and have no criminal or extensive motor vehicle record.

 

LICENSING REQUIREMENT:  You must have or be able to obtain a valid State of Maine motor vehicle operator’s license.

 

Proof of age (e.g. legible copy of birth certificate or driver’s license) and a copy of your high school diploma or equivalent MUST accompany your application.

 

Please attach with the Direct Hire application, proof of age (copy of drivers license) and a high school diploma or equivalent certificate and the written results of the Alert Test and PFT. (see application information)

 

Note: Applicants must not have criminal or extensive motor vehicle records. Current drug use is prohibited. Also see Automatic Disqualifiers

 

AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS:

 

Have been found guilty of murder or any crime classified in Maine as a Class A, Class B, or Class C crime (any Felony) or a conviction for any equivalent crime in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine;

 

Have been found guilty of any crime classified in Maine law as a Class D crime (misdemeanor with a maximum possible term of imprisonment of less than one year) or a conviction for any equivalent crime in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine;

 

Have been found guilty of any of the following provisions of the Maine Criminal Code or a conviction for any equivalent crime in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine:

1)        Chapter 15 (Theft);

2)        Chapter 19 (Falsification in Official Matters);

3)        Chapter 25 (Bribery and Corrupt Practices); or

4)        Chapter 45 (Drugs);

 

Must not have engaged in any conduct that is penalized in the State of Maine as Murder, Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D crime, or any provision of the Maine Criminal Code, Chapters 15, 19, 25, or 45; or engaged in such conduct in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine, unless that conduct is not punishable as a crime under the laws of that jurisdiction;

 

Have been found guilty of any crime that is a violation of the domestic abuse provisions of any state or federal statutes.

 

Have been found guilty of operating-under-the-influence (O.U.I.) of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs within the 10 years prior to application;

 

Have been adjudicated to have committed a 0.02 violation within the ten (10) years prior to application;

 

Illegally sold scheduled drugs or drugs which require a prescription;

 

Engaged in illegal drug use beyond what is considered as experimental;

 

Is currently abusing drugs or alcohol; or

 

Falsify or misrepresent a material fact when interviewed during the Background Investigation, or the Polygraph Examination, or on the Pre-polygraph questionnaire.

 

After a final interview, a job offer is made. Employment is contingent upon the outcomes of a physical examination, polygraph examination, psychological examination and swim test.

 

Conditions of Employment with Marine Patrol

 

The State of Maine is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

 

A new Maine Marine Patrol Officer or trainee must:

 

Successfully complete a 18 week training program provided at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

 

Successfully complete advanced Marine Patrol in-house training.

 

Satisfactorily complete a 45 day field training program within the first 6 months of employment.

 

Note:  It is important to remember that MPO’s work out of their homes and are on call 24 hours a day while on duty status. In addition, MPO’s work weekends and at times are required to work extended hours. The hours and nature of the environment that officers must subject themselves can effect family and social activities. Although, the nature of the work is demanding and often challenging, the rewards acquired in this type of work can be substantial.

 

The Maine Department of Marine Resources is looking for highly-motivated, self-initiated individuals to fill vacant patrol positions along the coast of Maine.

 

Hiring and Selection for Marine Patrol

 

The State of Maine is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

 

The entire process will consist of the following:

 

Written Alert Test (must be completed prior to applying for this position and must accompany your application package) Applicants must contact MCJA at (207) 877-8000 in order to schedule the Alert Test and PFT. The Alert Test is held at the Academy on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. A minimum passing score of 37 is required. The PFT is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Applicants must score in the 40th percentile or above based on the Cooper Standards. Results of the Alert Test and PFT must accompany your application package.

 

Physical Fitness Test (P/F) (click for test specs) (there is a $25.00 non-refundable fee for this test)

 

Application Evaluation – Applications are reviewed to verify that each candidate meets the established minimum requirements listed on the Career Opportunity Bulletin.  Applicants who do not meet these requirements are disqualified from further consideration as candidates.

 

Oral board exam –  All applicants successfully meeting the Minimum Requirements and passing the Alert Test and PFT will be scheduled for an Oral Board Examination.  Oral Board exams are held in April and October.  The Oral Board is a  structured interview that evaluates applicant’s skills in the areas of Commitment & Independence; Judgment & Logic; Decision Making/Decisiveness; Tact & Diplomacy; and Communication Skills.  The Oral Board is based on a scoring system of zero to four, with zero being unsatisfactory and four being outstanding.  Applicants must obtain a final converted score of 80 or higher to continue on in the testing process.  The Oral Board counts as 100% of the final score and will determine the ranking structure of the Employment Register.

 

Employment Register – Applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process will be placed on an Employment Register for this classification.  Candidates remain active on this register for twelve months beginning on the date their name is added to the register.  Names will be taken from this register for interviews as positions become open.

 

Background check

 

Polygraph test

 

Psychological evaluation

 

Medical exam

 

Swim test

 

Final selection interview

 

How to apply for Marine Patrol?

 

The State of Maine is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

 

You must complete State of Maine Direct Hire Application: (You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader) Direct Hire Application available at both the Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta and all Maine Job Service Offices.  You can also download the application by clicking here.  Be thorough in describing your education, training and work experience (paid and unpaid) on your application form.

 

Department of Marine Resources

Marine Patrol Pilot Steve Ingram

State House Station 21

Augusta, Maine 04333-0021

(207) 624-6560

 

You must attach proof of age (copy of drivers license) and a high school diploma or equivalent certificate and the written results of the Alert Test and PFT with your Direct Hire application in order for it to be processed.  All incomplete applications will be returned.

 

You should be aware before starting the application process that you will automatically be eliminated for any of the Automatic Disqualifiers.

 

http://www.maine.gov/dmr/bmp/patrolhiring.htm#Job Requirements

 

13.)  AN/UPX-29 IFF Technician, General Dynamics Information Technology, Norfolk, VA

https://secure.resumeware.net/gdns_rw/gdns_web/job_detail.cfm?key=82800

14.)  Field Technician, Arena Technical Resources, LLC, Norfolk, VA

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

1. Provide technical support for the following equipment: AN/UPX-29(V) IFF, AN/UPX-36(V) IFF, AIMS MARK XII IFF, and any of the newer systems for which qualified.

 

2. Conduct specified engineering/technical evaluations, perform equipment functional checks, perform troubleshooting/test/analysis and equipment repair to correct Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems operation, maintenance, installation and connectivity faults.

 

3. Provide Onboard Maintenance Training (OBMT) to Ship’s Force technicians in the operation, repair, maintenance, and logistics support of Identification Friend or Foe (IFF).

 

4. Perform/provide the following during shipboard Combat Systems (Groom), C5RA, CSPAT, ICMP, INSURV programs, and Technical Assistance events, or other assessments as tasked.

 

a. Assist Ship’s Force technicians and government personnel at assigned locations to analyze and resolve malfunctions detected during equipment operation and testing.

 

b. Analyze equipment review and inspection data to determine source of fault, and recommend repair, replacement, or other corrective action.

 

c. Recommend equipment engineering changes toward improving quality and reliability and to facilitate installation, maintenance, and repair.

 

1. Completed technical (not operator) training for the following equipment: AN/UPX-29(V) IFF, AN/UPX-36(V) IFF, and AIMS MARK XII IFF. Training on any of the newer IFF systems is a plus.

2. Experience supporting an ISEA is a plus.

3. High School Diploma or GED, plus technical/vocational/military training.

4. Associates Degree preferred.

5. NAVSEA certified for copper and Fiber Optic connectors is a plus.

 

General Experience: A minimum of six (6) years of full-time hands on technical experience in the maintenance, installation, test, and/or repair of electrical/electronic systems/equipment incorporated in C4I systems.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

1. Requires a minimum of four (4) years hands on experience with each of the following equipment: AN/UPX-29(V) IFF, AN/UPX-36(V) IFF, and AIMS MARK XII IFF. Experience on any of the newer IFF systems is a plus.

2. Experience gained at a MOTU, FTSC, RMC, ISEA, or NSSA is not required, but is a plus.

3. Comprehensive knowledge of an ability to use the related tools, equipment, and systems.

http://www.atr.com/jobs/5225.html

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