DEFCON 1 Newsletter for February 6, 2013


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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for February 6, 2013

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I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer

 

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.

 

DEFCON 1 brings you job opportunities every week, and counts on members like you to submit job listings to share and post in this newsletter.

 

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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 Audio Visual Specialist, MCR, Quantico, VA

2.)  Senior RF Communications & Sensor Systems Engineer, Trowbridge & Company, Boston, MA

3.)  Corporate Communications Officer, BAE Systems, Springfield, VA

4.)  Division Communications Manager, ATK Armament Systems, Independence, MO

5.)  Senior Cost Estimator, MCR, Huntsville, AL

6.)  Interdisciplinary Engineer, Defense Contract Management Agency, Boston, Mass.

7.)  Internal Web Editor, DAU, URS Federal, Fort Belvoir, VA

8.)  Internal Communications Specialist Job, Epsilon, Wakefield, MA

9.)  Senior Engineer – Network Centric, MCR, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

10.)  Cyber Engineering Intern, The Mitre Corporation, El Segundo, CA

11.)  Manager: Supply Chain, CSC, Falls Church, VA

12.)  South Pole Site Manager – Antarctica – Seasonal, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Centennial, CO

13.)  Helpdesk Support-CTSC, Chenega, Springfield, VA

14.)  DIRECTOR, EMERGING TECHNOLOGY Senior Executive Service (SES), U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U. S. Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL

15.)  Communications Representative, Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense (IS&GS-Defense), LMCO, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

16.)  Senior Staff Marketing Communications Representative, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, CO

17.)  IT Specialist (INFOSEC), Defense Security Service, Department of Defense, Hanover, Maryland

18.)  Strategy Analyst Specialist, Boeing, Arlington, Virginia

19.)  Veteran Fellowships, Sesame Workshop, New York, NY

 

…and more!

 

***  Upcoming events:

 

***  2013 Sea-Air-Space Exposition

 

Register now to attend the 2013 Sea-Air-Space Exposition – the premiere exposition for the U.S. Sea Services – from April 8 – 10 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in the National Harbor.

http://www.seaairspace.org/

 

***  11th Annual Maritime Homeland Security Summit

 

April 29 – May 01, 2013 – Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 

The Latest in Maritime Domain Awareness and Security

 

http://www.maritimehssummit.com/

 

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

 

1.) Senior Audio Visual Specialist, MCR, Quantico, VA

 

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:

 

Assist client IT and AV support teams in providing support to resolve IT and AV equipment issues.  The candidate will be the “first responder” to diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve student and staff IT and AV issues, to the extent client regulatory guidance allows.  Follow Government established procedures for submitting Help Desk Tickets and shall track issues to resolution.  Act as liaison for IT issues as organization Trusted Agent for burning CDs and moving classified data between domains, and as an expert in ensuring organizational compliance to all governing policies and instructions with regards to IT.  Assist in creating plans and documentation for the purpose of software application testing and implementation, such as System Security Plan (SSP).

 

Requirements for the Position:

•Associate’s Degree in an associated discipline, Bachelor’s degree desired.

•5 years minimum experience, military experience preferred.

•TS/SCI active clearance 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=1416

 

2.)  Senior RF Communications & Sensor Systems Engineer, Trowbridge & Company, Boston, MA

http://jobview.boston.monster.com/Senior-RF-Communications-Sensor-Systems-Engineer-Job-Boston-MA-US-117707352.aspx

 

3.)  Corporate Communications Officer, BAE Systems, Springfield, VA

 

A Government office providing deployment and military support requires a Corporate Communications Officer to quantitatively and qualitatively improve communication with and collaboration between agency employees working worldwide through contractor support to existing communications programs and offices. The position will assist the government customer with implementing strategies designed to inform, engage and influence both internal and external stakeholders.

 

The Corporate Communications Officer will support the Office Director with communications and other front office requirements. Responsiblities include: Develop and implement internal and external communications. Proactively identify and implement marketing strategies. Research, write, edit, and publish communications products (e.g., print, web, electronic, briefings). Provide direction to graphic designers, briefing developers, photographers, illustrators and other required staff. Prepare material for internal publication. Manage and monitor production schedules. Develop new communication methods to reach target audiences. Support senior leaders by writing speeches, talking points, video scripts, briefings, and other communications products as necessary.

 

Required Education:

Required Experience:

Required Skills:

Ideal candidate will have 7-9 years of experience with corporate communications and strategic communications planning. Must have experience with developing talking points and translating customer requirements into final communications products. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work with senior officials on the development of strategic communications plans.Preferred Skills:

Basic to detailed knowledge understanding of the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community and their relationship with NGA. BS degree with Marketing, Communications, or related, major. Strategic marketing and project management experience to include experience writing successful business and internal marketing plans.

 

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 100,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

 

Information Solutions, based in Reston, Virginia, is among the 10 largest IT providers to the U.S. government, serving most of the federal defense and civilian marketplace. It provides network-centric command, control, computing, and intelligence (C3I) solutions; wideband networking radio systems; information systems for the U.S. intelligence community; geospatial information services; and information technology services. Leveraging its knowledge of signals and data derived from signals, Information Solutions has attained a market-leading position in advanced information technology research, intelligence analysis and production, and geospatial exploitation software.

 

People are the greatest asset in any Company …

 

BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment that challenges our employees to be remarkable and obtain their full potential.

 

We are an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer that understands the value of diversity and its impact on a high performance culture.

 

http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=101&dockey=xml/9/7/9787896d6a92303bfd6f4f6ff4c28331

 

4.)  Division Communications Manager, ATK Armament Systems, Independence, MO

 

Job ID: HLW20132901-26666

 

Description:

 

ATK Armament Systems (AS) is world’s largest supplier of small-caliber ammunition for the military, law enforcement and shooting sports markets. We are a leader in medium caliber systems, advanced propellants and energetics, and tactical systems.

 

Division Communications Manager

 

The ATK Division Communications Manager performs day-to-day, “hands-on” management and execution of external and internal communications activities supporting the priorities of the Small Caliber Systems division.

 

Reporting. The Communications Manager reports directly to the Vice President and General Manager for the Small Caliber Systems division. The Communications Manager works closely with the SCS division leadership team to drive communications initiatives aimed at achieving business goals and objectives. The Communications Manager reports functionally (dotted line) to the ATK Defense Group Communications Director, to ensure that communications plans, priorities and activities are coordinated, and align with the vision, mission, priorities and goals of the Defense Group and ATK Corporate.

 

Requirements. This position requires a well-rounded communications generalist with proven results in successfully applying effective external and internal communications solutions. The Communications Manager is expected to plan, manage and execute in fast-paced and complex environments involving multiple organizations, deadlines, conflicting priorities and simultaneous projects. Initiative, motivation to continually improve, collaboration and the ability to tactfully and professionally exert influence are key enablers of success. The position will be based in Independence, Missouri. Occasional travel to Corporate and other Defense Group division site locations and/or trade show venues is required.

 

Roles and Responsibilities.

 

A key focus of this position is to raise the visibility and awareness of the division’s programs/capabilities with customers, the industry and the media. This is accomplished through proactive planning and execution of external communications activities encompassing public relations, media relations, advertising, marketing communications and community outreach, as well as coordinating messaging, graphics, brand alignment and marketing collateral for domestic and international tradeshows. This focus will be executed in collaboration and cooperation with division Business Development leaders.

 

An equal focus is to develop and execute internal communications programs that effectively inform, align and engage employees in the workplace. This includes preparing and disseminating employee communications materials in support of business objectives, campaigns, events, workforce issues and crisis communications. Examples include, but are not limited to, leader messages, employee presentations, all hands meetings, internal articles, intranet content management, social media platforms and other internal communications vehicles. This focus will be executed in collaboration and cooperation with division Human Resources leaders.

 

Key responsibilities include:

– Research, plan, execute and measure activities encompassing public relations, media relations, internal communications, marketing communications, advertising, community relations and crisis communications.

– Coordinate responses to media inquiries, support media interviews and act as spokesperson when designated.

– Develop, edit and coordinate approvals for news releases, talking points, product data sheets, visual media products, internal stories, organizational announcements and presentations.

– Support planning, messaging, collateral development and brand alignment for campaigns, programs, tradeshows and events.

– Develop content and coordinate placement on internal and external websites, and social media platforms.

– Support crisis communications planning and response.

– Foster and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

 

Education: and Experience.

– Bachelor’s degree in Communications, PR, Journalism or related field.

– Minimum 8 years current and direct related experience in managing and executing external and internal communications programs.

– Experience in planning, executing and measuring effectiveness of communications programs and activities.

– Knowledge and experience in communications principles, theory, planning processes, execution tactics and a variety of communications platforms (e.g., print, digital, visual, verbal, social, etc).

– Outstanding writing, verbal communications, presentation and project management skills.

– Working knowledge of Associated Press style.

– Demonstrated expertise writing for web and print.

– Inclusive, team player with proven ability to collaborate and problem solve.

 

ATK has the people, strategy, agility, and products to thrive in a highly dynamic national security and space environment. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

M/F/V/D

 

http://www.atk-jobs.com/job/Independence-Division-Communications-Manager-Job-MO-64050/2402972/

 

5.)  Senior Cost Estimator, MCR, Huntsville, AL

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1417

 

6.)  Interdisciplinary Engineer, Defense Contract Management Agency, Boston, Mass.

https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336637200

 

7.)  Internal Web Editor, DAU, URS Federal, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=118990619

 

8.)  Internal Communications Specialist Job, Epsilon, Wakefield, MA

http://jobview.boston.monster.com/Internal-Communications-Specialist-Job-Job-Wakefield-MA-US-118348846.aspx

 

9.)  Senior Engineer – Network Centric, MCR, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1405

 

10.)  Cyber Engineering Intern, The Mitre Corporation, El Segundo, CA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=33142252\

 

11.)  Manager: Supply Chain, CSC, Falls Church, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=118983975

 

***  From Mark Sofman:

 

12.)  South Pole Site Manager – Antarctica – Seasonal, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Centennial, CO

http://bit.ly/XNsqIM

 

13.)  Helpdesk Support-CTSC, Chenega, Springfield, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=119015377

 

14.)  DIRECTOR, EMERGING TECHNOLOGY Senior Executive Service (SES), U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U. S. Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL

https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336687000

 

***  From Bill Seiberlich:

 

15.)  Communications Representative, Information Systems & Global Solutions-Defense (IS&GS-Defense), LMCO, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

www.bit.ly/Y2SNLr

 

16.)  Senior Staff Marketing Communications Representative, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, CO

www.bit.ly/Y2T1lG

 

17.)  IT Specialist (INFOSEC), Defense Security Service, Department of Defense, Hanover, Maryland

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336582300

 

18.)  Strategy Analyst Specialist, Boeing, Arlington, Virginia

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=119141067

 

19.)  Veteran Fellowships, Sesame Workshop, New York, NY

 

About Fellowships at Sesame Workshop

 

Sesame Workshop, a not-for-profit educational organization, creates innovative and engaging content to help all children reach their highest potential. For more than 40 years, the Workshop has been a global pioneer in educating and entertaining children through multiple media. The organization grounds its work in research to understand how media helps children learn, develop and grow. Sesame Workshop is best known as the creator of Sesame Street, The Electric Company and Pinky Dinky Doo.

 

 

About The Mission Continues

 

The Mission Continues challenges veterans to serve and lead in communities across America. Through The Mission Continues’ Fellowship Program, veterans serve for 20 hours/week at a nonprofit organization addressing key educational, social and environmental issues. Each Fellow works to achieve one of three objectives at the conclusion of their fellowship: full-time employment, pursuit of higher education, or a permanent role of service. Eligibility is determined by:

Service in the United States Military after September 11, 2001

No longer on Active/Guard/Reserve status (IRR/ING status is acceptable) and having attained an honorable discharge

A minimum of 24 months of time in service, unless serious injury was sustained preventing further service.

 

The following fellowships are available:

 

Content Distribution and Product Licensing Finance

 

Content Distribution and Produce Licensing finance teams are responsible for helping operational areas forecast their revenue and direct expenses, and performing providing supporting analysis and documentation for the annual audit.

 

Responsibilities include: preparing an audit, database input in an accounting environment, business forecasting, and assessing how for-profit businesses can support the goals for non-profit organizations

 

Qualifications include: a demonstrated interest (preferably a degree) in Finance, Accounting or Systems; working computer skills (Excel is a must, others can be taught), and an interest in media or product licensing

 

Educational Outreach

 

The Education Outreach Department is seeking a Fellow to provide project support for several initiatives currently under way or in development within the department.

 

Responsibilities include: conduct research to help the team expand its distribution and reach, participate in creative brainstorm sessions, assist Project Managers with timeline maintenance, respond to viewer email inquiries, and provide administrative and organizational support as needed.

 

Qualifications include: excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, be team oriented and cooperative, show initiative and be proactive and anticipating potential issues

 

Home Video, Outreach and Series Production

 

Responsibilities include: provide administrative support to the producers, shadow individual producers on a rotating basis, research clips from the Sesame Street Library for use in home video production and summarize in documents and presentation, online research as needed, assist the Production Coordinator in obtaining and delivering assets to post production, create tracking documents, and provide administrative support as needed.

 

Qualifications include: excellent organizational skills, ability to communication effectively, knowledge of video production (recommended), and ability to work independently and by deadline.

 

Education and Research

 

The duties of Education and Research include: to assess the comprehension and appeal and to understand how to effectively position, market and measure the performance of Sesame Street products and programs, and develop, clarify and provide information about a production’s particular curriculum area.

 

Responsibilities include: library research, stimuli development, interviewing children, collecting/coding/verification of data, and screening show segments

 

Qualifications include: major or coursework in psychology, education child development and communications; experience with children; and prior research experience

 

Please forward all resumes to Human.Resources@sesame.org, Subject line: The Missions Continues

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/employment.html

 

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