DEFCON 1 Newsletter for September 11, 2013

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for September 11, 2013

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Issue # 332

 

This is the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, and the world.

Today is a day that all Americans should be flying their flag.  It is also a day to reflect and remember.  We were all affected by the events of 9/11.  In fact, all of us were the target that morning.  And we should never forget how we felt then, and the days immediately after the attack.

This is what I remember, and what I choose to reflect upon every year on this day.  You will indulge me, I hope, because it is necessary for me to share this with others, and share it every year on this day for as long as I can do so.

*** Linseed oil:

Some things have an evocative smell.

A few years ago, the executive officer of a frigate based at Pearl
Harbor called my staff at the Naval Media Center. They had a Sailor
aboard the ship who wanted to be a draftsman.

The “undesignated seamen” or SN on a ship usually work in the deck
force, chipping paint and handling lines. As they see what’s
professional opportunities are available on board, they can “strike” for
a rating, like Radioman or Quartermaster. A “Striker Board” will
convene and review the needs of the ship, and the desires of the
individual. If the Sailor is squared away, has done a good job with the
deck force and the ship needs a Quartermaster (QM), for example, he or
she can strike for that rating, and becomes a QMSN.

SN Michael Noeth wanted to be a Draftsman. The DM rating was and is one
of the smallest ratings in the Navy. There are very few of them
compared to Gunner’s Mates or Machinist’s Mate, and certainly none
aboard a frigate. In this case, the executive officer wanted to do
something good for his Sailor. In spite of the fact that the ship was
about to deploy for six months, the XO called us and asked if his Sailor
could come and work with us to learn the DM rating and be able to take
the DM test for Third Class Petty Officer. If he passed, he could
become a DM3. If not, he could return to the ship and eventually strike
for another rating. For our part of the deal, we had to cover his
travel expenses.

So, SN Michael Noeth came to work for us. He was placed under the
expert tutelage of our First Class Draftsman, DM1 Rhea Mackenzie.
Seaman Noeth quickly made himself at home in a back corner of the All
Hands magazine spaces. And it was here he set up his easels, canvasses
and paints. When I would come by, which was often, I could smell the
linseed oil he used for his brushes long before I reached his work area.
He would have various canvasses and illustrations that he was working
on posted around his desk, as well as
examples of artwork he wanted to emulate.

He learned his trade from an experience draftsman, created artistic
content for the magazine, and became a well-like and contributing member
of the command. At our Halloween party, he came in second place in our
costume contest. He was a dead ringer “Alex” from Clockwork Orange, and
was topped only by an even more convincing Cruella Deville from 101
Dalmatians.

Whenever I got near his work area I would be greeted by the smell of his
linseed oil, and I knew I would be in for some kind of surprise. Seaman
Noeth painted the cover for several All Hands magazines. To see him
tackle these assignments was a joy, probably because he was enjoying his
work, and appreciative of the opportunity. On my visits, I would see
the many versions and sketches he was working on, and I could see it all
come together with the finished product.

He took the advancement exam and passed it. As his six-month temporary
assignment came to an end, his command allowed him to transfer to my
command on a permanent basis as they did not have any billets for a
draftsman, and we did. Soon, he moved on to other Navy assignments as a
Draftsman, all because his ship wanted to give him a chance to realize
his dream, and my command wanted to help him get there. But most of
all, because he deserved it.

He did, indeed, become a talented Navy illustrator and draftsman. He
was assigned to the Navy Command Center where he skillfully created
briefings and presentations for Navy leadership. He was doing just that
on September 11, 2001, when terrorists forced an airliner to crash into
that building.

I will remember a bright, ambitious, creative young striker whenever I
smell linseed oil.

(To see a list of the navy men and women lost in the September 11th
attack, visit www.navy.mil.)

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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.)  OPNAV N2/N6 Communication Transport and Spectrum Systems Analyst, Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Arlington, VA

2.)  Program Specialist, MCR, Arlington, VA

3.)  Financial & Administrative SETA, MCR, College Park, MD

4.)  Naval Strategic Studies SME, Whitney, Bradley and Brown, Arlington, VA

5.)  Sr Lead Management Consultant PPD-8 and PPD-17, BAE Systems, Arlington, VA

6.)  Marketing Communications Specialist, Integrated Defense Systems & Services, DRS Technologies, Gaithersburg, MD

7.)  Analytics/Business Consultant – Up to 100% Travel – BD&A, CSC, Falls Church, VA

9.)  VP – Strat & Plng, Inc, BAE Systems, Arlington, VA

10.)  Systems Administrator 2, Northrop Grumman, McLean, Virginia

11.)  HULL DESIGN ENGINEER, NDI Engineering Company, Philadelphia, PA

12.)  Functional Area Analyst, CGI Federal, Ft. Meade, MD

13.)  Procurement Manager, Progeny Systems, Manassas, VA

14.)  Warehouse Clerk 3, CACI, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

15.)  Physical Scientist, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA

16.)  Acquisition Management Specialist, MCR, Montgomery, AL

17.)  MRAP Logistics Specialist, Aerospace Group, Wyle, Albany, GA

18.)  Site Manager, Lamb Depollution, Inc., Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas.

19.)  EOD Pre-Deployment Training Support, Pioneer Technologies Corporation, Tyndall AFB, FL

20.)  Senior Engineer, MCR, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

 

…and more!

 

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

 

1.)  OPNAV N2/N6 Communication Transport and Spectrum Systems Analyst, Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/OPNAV-N2-N6-Communication-Transport-Spectrum-Systems-Analyst-Job-Arlington-VA-US-124854178.aspx

 

2.)  Program Specialist, MCR, Arlington, VA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1638

 

3.)  Financial & Administrative SETA, MCR, College Park, MD

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1634

 

4.)  Naval Strategic Studies SME, Whitney, Bradley and Brown, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=123883675

 

5.)  Sr Lead Management Consultant PPD-8 and PPD-17, BAE Systems, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=125428498

 

***  From Charles Tuori:

 

Hi Ned,

Looking forward to putting the Nedwork to work . . .

 

DRS Integrated Defense Systems and Services Group is looking for a Marketing Communications Specialist, to work in our Gaithersburg, MD office. If you have experience with creating PowerPoint presentations, writing briefing and background materials, drafting press releases, writing web communications, then we want you to support our Group executives in their visual and written communication activities. Military/defense industry experience a plus.

 

Thanks for your help and best regards,

 

Chuck

 

Charles Tuori

 

Director, Public Affairs and Communications

DRS Technologies

Integrated Defense Systems & Services

Rockville, MD

 

6.)  Marketing Communications Specialist, Integrated Defense Systems & Services, DRS Technologies, Gaithersburg, MD

https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=21649&company=drs&username=

 

7.)  Analytics/Business Consultant – Up to 100% Travel – BD&A, CSC, Falls Church, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/Analytics-Business-Consultant-Up-to-100-Travel-BD-A-Job-FALLS-CHURCH-VA-125257605.aspx

 

9.)  VP – Strat & Plng, Inc, BAE Systems, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/VP-Strat-Plng-Inc-Job-Arlington-VA-125266211.aspx

 

10.)  Systems Administrator 2, Northrop Grumman, McLean, Virginia

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.aspx?JobID=124574851

 

11.)  HULL DESIGN ENGINEER, NDI Engineering Company, Philadelphia, PA

 

Individual will be responsible for basic design, detail design, and field engineering activities as required by the department workload. The individual will interface with planning, procurement, other design departments, design sub-contractors, and production personnel as required to complete their assigned activities. Essential Duties: Review structural arrangements using the Classification Society rules while considering shipyards construction restraints. Develop, review, and check basic design drawings and calculations to support ship classification and detail design activities. This may include design and analysis sub-contractor oversight. Develop, review, and check detail design work package documentation, such as the workshop drawing, plate and panel cutting information, sub-assembly drawings, and panel line milling and cutting information for release to production, this may include design sub-contractor oversight. Interface with the Building Method planner, Transportation planner, and other design department engineers to ensure the Hull Design information includes information such the proper part destination, lifting back-up structure, and penetrations. Provide field engineering support as required to support production activities, blue mark inspections or responding to production questions developed throughout construction of the ship. Approve Design Change Notice (DCN) documentation and note possible design improvements to the hull construction information. Approve as-built drawings of the ship at time of delivery. Collect and report steel weight information developed during the basic, and detail design phases to the Project department for ship weight monitoring. We are looking for individuals with experience in ship structural design or equivalent structural experience. Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar. Must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Security Clearance.

http://www.ndieng.com/Job_Posting.htm

 

12.)  Functional Area Analyst, CGI Federal, Ft. Meade, MD

 

Put your years of experience into a future of excellence at CGI Federal! CGI is seeking a Functional Area Analyst to support DoD at Ft. Meade, MD.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

Includes personnel who provide testing, test analysis and/or test management support in areas where capabilities are normally gained primarily through extensive on-the-job experience or specialized formal Government or institutional training and certification. On-the-job experience must be in specific interoperability fields and/or interoperability testing. Examples of interoperability fields include: DoD Logistics Systems, DoD Business Systems, Homeland Security Systems, DoD Tactical Data Link Systems, DoD Command and Control Systems, DoD Force Application/Force Protection Systems, and Developmental/Operational Testing. Personnel perform analytical work in support of interoperability testing, evaluation, and certification (T, E&C) of Information Technology and National Security Systems. This work requires understanding of Department of Defense interoperability directives and instructions.

Requirements for role:

– Associate’s degree or a minimum of 60 semester hours in a directly related curriculum which includes but not limited to Includes but not limited to: Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Systems Technology, and Engineering Technology, MS Computer Information Systems, MS Information Technology, and MS Information Systems. Examples of Government or industry training include (but are not limited to): Defense Acquisition University Test and Evaluation Level 1/2/3 certification, United States Forces Command Joint Multi-Tactical Data Link (TDL) School training and certification, and University of Memphis Systems Test Excellence Program (STEP) certification.

– Min eight years’ experience in the area of specialization

– And min four years’ experience in a directly related field

– Use when test requires specific user understanding to understand data flow and/or users’ perspectives.

– Hire someone from the SUT user/maintainer community.

– Task Leader for most tasks (small/medium or simple)

– Team Member for tasks requiring a degree of expertise in either testing or the area of specialization At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company – one that has grown to 69,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients – and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at www.cgi.com.

 

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

 

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

 

http://jobs.cgi.com/job/Ft_-Meade-Functional-Area-Analyst-Job-MD-20755/11964600

 

13.)  Procurement Manager, Progeny Systems, Manassas, VA

 

Progeny Systems is currently seeking a Procurement Manager to oversee the Purchasing, Shipping/Receiving, Materials/Inventory, Subcontracts and Government Property functions. Responsibilities will include general management oversight of the systems, processes and personnel supporting these functions.

 

Successful candidate will have experience performing CPSR audits and knowledge of FAR/DFAR and GAAP. Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering or related fields. 5+ yrs experience in Purchasing, Procurement or Materials Management within Government Contractor setting. Prior supervisory / management experience. CPM certification preferred. Experience in Engineering Production or R&D setting preferred. Commercial law knowledge a plus.

 

Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a government clearance.

 

http://www.progeny.net/opportunities

 

14.)  Warehouse Clerk 3, CACI, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

http://careers.caci.com/job/Picatinny-Arsenal-Warehouse-Clerk-3%2C-Picatinny-Arsenal%2C-NJ-Job-NJ-07806/2781401/

15.)  Physical Scientist, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/350380000

 

16.)  Acquisition Management Specialist, MCR, Montgomery, AL

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1639

 

17.)  MRAP Logistics Specialist, Aerospace Group, Wyle, Albany, GA

http://bit.ly/18arkC0

 

18.)  Site Manager, Lamb Depollution, Inc., Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas.

 

Lamb Depollution, Inc. is the newest subsidiary of Lamb Fuels, Inc. The company specializes in the depullution of End of Life Vehicles (ELV) from military and commercial vehicles. Though a new company, Lamb Depollution is a part of the Lamb Fuels which has been family owned for over 25 years. With operations in 43 states as well as British Columbia and Calgary, the Lamb Fuels family continues to be a leader in the Scrap Metal and Auto Salvage industries.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Lamb Depollution is a San Diego based company looking for a full time Site Manager for their operations at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas.

 

The Site Manager is fully responsible for the day to day operations of their personnel at our Red River Army Depot site. You will be overseeing the safe, and timely operations of depolluting military vehicles on the base that have been deemed for scrap. You will also be responsible for regular ongoing training, safety meetings, daily reports, and oversite of all Lamb Depollution operations on base.

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:

•Run the safe day to day operations of the depollution of military vehicles.

•Ensure all employees are following all procedures and guidelines set by management.

•Be the operational point of contact.

•Implementing process improvements based on feedback obtained from management and your team.

•Mentor and monitor employees while taking proper disciplinary actions if necessary.

•Deploy regular training for all operational needs.

•Going above and beyond to ensure all customers are satisfied.

•Conduct weekly safety meetings.

•Understands and follows all OSHA laws.

•Trains and conveys company safety campaigns to employees while monitoring safety.

•Assures all company equipment is properly maintained and stored.

•Proper Equipment Utilization.

•Ensures compliance to company policies and guidelines as well as Federal, State and Local regulations.

•Establish company performance objectives with employees and monitor performance. Perform quarterly performance reviews with each Lamb Depollution employee on base.

•Build and maintain a positive relationship with employees.

•Documents and communicates all issues.

•Prepares and analyzes reports which are sent to management on a daily basis.

•Maintain proper attendance and punctuality to ensure that the department is operated in an efficient and cost effective manner.

•Travel when necessary.

•May include other duties as assigned by Upper Management.

 

COMPENSATION:

•$40K-50K Base Salary based on experience, $2000 Quarterly Bonus, Paid Time Off & Insurance Benefits.

 

EDUCATION:

•4 year college degree in management, or equivalent experience with automotive mechanical knowledge.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITES:

•10+ years of proven management experience.

•Strong Mechanical Background required. Preferably in the automotive industry

•Indepth Automotive mechanical knowledge of military vehicles such as HMMWV, MRAPs, and FMTVs a HUGE plus.

•Superior analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. Extreme patience dealing with volatile situations: flawless follow-up procedures.

•Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

•Strategic thinker with proven leadership skills.

•Self-Motivated and works well independently.

•Efficient time management and travel planning.

•Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

•Ability to work on your feet for extended periods of time with your hands above your head.

•Have full body mobility: be able to twist, turn, bend at the waist, and squat.

•Enjoy hands on work utilizing tools provided and must be able to lift 50 pounds.

•Clean Background. (Subject to a background check)

•U.S. Citizen.

•Work weekends and Holidays if needed.

 

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Lamb-Fuels/jobs/Site-Manager-19bdbd2edc69b1f3

 

19.)  EOD Pre-Deployment Training Support, Pioneer Technologies Corporation, Tyndall AFB, FL

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH14/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PTCUS&cws=37&rid=227

 

20.)  Senior Engineer, MCR, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1651

 

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