DEFCON 1 Newsletter for February 26, 2014


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March 17 – 20, 2014

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for February 26, 2014

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Issue # 353

 

“Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.”

– Enzo Ferrari

 

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***  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.)  Cost Analyst, MCR, Chantilly, VA

2.)  Public Relations Manager, TASER International, Inc., Seattle, WA or Scottsdale, AZ

3.)  Communications Engineer, MCR, Newport News, VA

4.)  Director of Programs & Operations, International Stability Operations Association, Tysons Corner VA

5.)  Night Vision Project Lead, Booz Allen Hamilton, Aberdeen, MD

6.)  Strategic Communications Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton, Springfield, VA

7.)  Principal Communications Specialist, Wyle, Lexington Park, MD

8.)  Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

9.)  EVM Specialist/Scheduler, MCR, Chantilly, VA

10.)  Assistant Program Manager, MCR, Orlando, FL

11.)  WARGAMING FACILITATOR AEGIS, Engility Corporation, San Diego, CA

12.)  Combat System Network System Engineer, Lockheed Martin, San Diego, CA

13.)  NT System Performance Systems Engineer 4\5, Boeing, Huntsville, AL

14.)  Communications Engineer, MCR, Newport News, VA

15.)  Combat Systems Kill Chain Engineer, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

16.)  Systems Engineer (Contingent), Kratos, San Diego, CA

17.)  Mbr Engrg Staff, Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, NJ

18.)  Associate Security
Consultant (Contingent), Kratos, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

19.)  F-16 Information Assurance Engineer, Devis, Arlington, VA

20.)  Technical Writer-OPNAV N81, DELTA Resources, Inc., Alexandria, VA

21.)  Program Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security, Washington, D.C.

 

…and more!

 

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March 17 – 20, 2014

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***  Maritime Security 2014 East

March 11-12, 2014

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Maritime Security 2014 East provides discussion and collaboration on strategies and technologies to counter maritime security threats encountered by governments, law enforcement, and port/terminal owners and operators. Interactive workshop sessions are designed to give all conference participants the actionable knowledge on how to better secure their maritime areas of responsibility, mainly by stressing the importance of collaboration, efficiency, and best practices. Each of the conference workshop topics will be addressed by relevant perspectives of those who have implemented successful strategies and technologies in their maritime security operations.  Exhibitors will display relevant solutions to conference participants, ensuring that all participants remain informed of the latest in trends and technologies.

 

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

 

1.)  Cost Analyst, MCR, Chantilly, VA

 

MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. For 36 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:

•Development of Life Cycle Cost Estimates (Development, Production and Operations and Support Assist Government Lead in conducting what-if exercises, budget requests, and briefings to upper level management.

•Development of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS’s); structuring of CARD contents.

•Conduct  cost, schedule and technical risk analysis.

 

Requirements for the Position:

•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Mathematics, or Operations Research.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

•5-8 years relevant experience.

•Knowledge of DoD acquisition practices.

•Experence in developing Life Cycle Cost Estimates.

•Strong Mathematics background.

•Knowledge of cost estimating tools (ACE-IT, Risk Models, and Software Models).

•Proficient with using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint).

•Ability to interact with government and contractor personnel.

•Technical background with NRO and software cost estimating perferred.

•Ability to work independently.

•Must be available to travel as required.

•US Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain and retain the designated Government clearance (TS/SCI). Must have an active TS/SCI Clearance. (w/ CI Poly preferred).

 

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=1837

 

***  From Vic Beck:

 

Hi Ned – passing along an opportunity here through a contact I have.  Cheers, Vic

 

Vic Beck

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy Reserve (ret)

Managing Director, Burson-Marsteller

 

2.)  Public Relations Manager, TASER International, Inc., Seattle, WA or Scottsdale, AZ

 

TASER International, Inc. is looking for a seasoned public relations professional who can play an instrumental role in the following related areas:

 

1) Evidence.com and AXON Flex: TASER is looking for the right individual to build and execute a public relations program that will raise significant awareness among key influencers about TASER’s cloud/SaaS & Video offerings. The cloud and video portfolio includes Evidence.com (hosted digital evidence management system) & TASER’s on officer video product suite (AXON Flex & AXON body).

 

2) Mobility: The candidate also needs to develop a strategic program that raises significant awareness of TASER’s mobility offerings, tying this program to larger initiatives driven by the company. In our video and cloud strategy, mobility is a critical area of focus with offerings like AXON Mobile (companion app to cameras) and EVIDENCE Mobile, an evidence gathering mobile application.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

• Build and execute strategic PR programs that map to business priorities and are complimentary to larger TASER initiatives

• Partner closely with analyst relations, investor relations and other functions within corporate communications and marketing to ensure consistency in message delivery and maximum impact from programs

• Manage PR agency teams with an emphasis on prioritizing activities, closely managing quarterly budgets and delivering metrics-based results

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

• 5-8 years of experience in public relations, either in house, agency side or both

• Cloud experience: public/private/hosted

• Mobility experience

• Has strong media contacts within IT/tech/trades as well as business press

• Enterprise & Government and midmarket experience

• Excellent writer

• Excels at executive communications

• Understands the role metrics can play in showing the value of the PR function

 

Additional Considerations:

•             MBA from a top tier program preferred

•             Experience as a military officer a plus

•             Compensation is competitive for the market place in Seattle and Scottsdale areas.

•             Qualified and interested candidates, send resume and cover letter to: Dr. Al Chase at White Rhino Partners – achase47@gmail.com

 

3.)  Communications Engineer, MCR, Newport News, VA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1836

 

***  From Jayanti Menches:

 

Ned:

 

Hope all is well.

 

Appreciate it if you would post this vacancy at the International Stability Operations Association.

 

All the best,

 

Jayanti

 

Jayanti Menches

Director, Marketing

Triple Canopy

 

4.)  Director of Programs & Operations, International Stability Operations Association, Tysons Corner VA

http://www.stability-operations.org/?page=jobs

 

5.)  Night Vision Project Lead, Booz Allen Hamilton, Aberdeen, MD

http://careers.boozallen.com/job/Aberdeen-Night-Vision-Project-Lead-Job-MD-21001/2689621/?feedId=708

 

6.)  Strategic Communications Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton, Springfield, VA

http://careers.boozallen.com/job/Springfield-Strategic-Communications-Analyst-Job-VA-22009/42195800/?utm_source=BAHAdvAnalyticsRSS

 

7.)  Principal Communications Specialist, Wyle, Lexington Park, MD

http://bit.ly/1gq6uP4

 

8.)  Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/362085700

 

9.)  EVM Specialist/Scheduler, MCR, Chantilly, VA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1838

 

10.)  Assistant Program Manager, MCR, Orlando, FL

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1839

 

11.)  WARGAMING FACILITATOR AEGIS, Engility Corporation, San Diego, CA

https://careers-engility.icims.com/jobs/6459/wargaming-facilitator-aegis-sme/job

 

12.)  Combat System Network System Engineer, Lockheed Martin, San Diego, CA

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25037&siteid=5010&AReq=280535BR

 

13.)  NT System Performance Systems Engineer 4\5, Boeing, Huntsville, AL

http://jobs-boeing.com/us/united-states/systems-engineering/jobid4968618-nt-system-performance-systems-engineer-4_5

 

14.)  Communications Engineer, MCR, Newport News, VA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=1836

 

15.)  Combat Systems Kill Chain Engineer, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

https://jhuapl.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=73341

 

16.)  Systems Engineer (Contingent), Kratos, San Diego, CA

http://kratosdefense.submit4jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=85347.viewjobdetail&CID=85347&JID=155389

 

17.)  Mbr Engrg Staff, Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, NJ

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25037&siteid=5014&AReq=277238BR

 

18.)  Associate Security Consultant (Contingent), Kratos, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

https://kratosdefense.submit4jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=85347.viewjobdetail&CID=85347&JID=157424

 

19.)  F-16 Information Assurance Engineer, Devis, Arlington, VA

http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=3c32d6c5412b6675&q=kill+chain&tk=18hlvl5se0mq15m9&from=web

 

20.)  Technical Writer-OPNAV N81, DELTA Resources, Inc., Alexandria, VA

http://bit.ly/1my1agk

 

21.)  Program Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security, Washington, D.C.

 

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) seeks to hire a Program Coordinator to support the Center’s Asia-Pacific Security Program to manage numerous programmatic, administrative and logistical responsibilities. Candidates with an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply. This entry-level position is administrative in nature but presents an opportunity to work with a dynamic research team in an energetic and collaborative environment. Note that the position will begin as a three-month contract with possibility for extension or transition to a permanent position.

 

The Program Coordinator will be expected to perform the variety of tasks outlined below, although responsibilities are likely to vary over time.

 

Responsibilities

 

• Event Design and Management

o Managing the schedule of workshops, meetings and travel for the Asia-Pacific Security team.

o Coordinating, managing and executing events.

o Maintaining databases of past and prospective meeting participants.

o Coordinating bulk emails and mailings.

• Writing

o Drafting formal invitations.

o Coordinating and contributing administrative sections to project proposals.

• Administrative Tasks

o Scheduling and booking travel.

o Compiling expense reports for invoicing and internal record.

o Maintaining website and blog content.

• Institutional Responsibilities

o Attending internal CNAS meetings.

o Staffing CNAS activities as needed.

Background Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree.

• Administrative work experience in an office environment.

• Careful attention to detail and record keeping.

• Strong writing skills.

• Collegiality.

• Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality.

• Strong multitasking and time management capabilities.

• Computer competency, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

• Legal right to work in the United States.

 

About CNAS

 

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit research organization dedicated to developing strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. Building on the deep expertise and broad experience of its staff and advisors, CNAS engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape the national security debate. CNAS is located in Washington, D.C.

 

To Apply

 

CNAS is accepting online applications only. Candidates must apply online using this link:

https://cnasjobs.wufoo.com/forms/program-coordinator-asiapacific-security-program

Complete application must include a cover letter explaining interested in and qualifications for the position and a résumé or CV.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

 

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