Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 23 July 2008

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 23 July 2008

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“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”

– Robert McCloskey

 

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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DEFCON 1 will take a few weeks off.  I’ll be in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Wyoming necxt week, doing volunteer service at Bridger-Teton National Forest.  On 4 August I will be at the USCGC Bertholf commissioning in Alameda, California.  When I get back her to the DEFCON 1 operations center I’ll start working on assembling the 13 August issue. 

 

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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.)  Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Portsmouth, VA

2.)  Member Services Regional Consultant, Reserve Officers Association, Washington, DC

3.)  Analyst, Satellite Communications, Northern Sky Research, LLC (NSR), Cambridge, MA

4.)  Geospatial Analyst, BAE Systems Information Technology, Fayetteville, NC

5.)  Quality Control Inspector, Thales ASW, Edison, New Jersey

6.)  Helicopter Technicians, Agusta Aerospace Corporation (AAC), a division of AgustaWestland,  Philadelphia PA

7.)  Sr. Engineering Technician, Sabre Systems, Lexington Park, MD

8.)  Avionics Tech III, Allegis Group, China Lake Nwc, CA

9.)  Unit Chief-Defense, International and Veterans' Affairs Unit, Budget Analysis Division, Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Washington, DC

10.)  Research and Development Engineer, Undersea Weapons Office, Applied Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

11.)  Logistics Representative 3 – GMD Program, Boeing, Ft. Greely, Alaska

12.)  Analyst in Defense Acquisition, The Congressional Research Service Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, Washington DC

13.)  Engineer Firepower, General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Sterling Heights, MI

14.)  Personnel Security Specialist, ManTech, Los Angeles, CA

15.)  Mechanical Engineer Consultant, Textron Systems, Wilmington, MA

16.)  CRM Application Developer, TeknoLogix, VA

17.)  Test Engineer, ViaSat, Inc., El Cajon, CA

18.)  Senior Mechanical Engineer/Analyst, TriMech Services, Sterling, VA

19.)  Supply Technician – (TS Clearance Required), Pitney Bowes, Quantico, VA

20.)  New Products System Engineer, Analytical Graphics, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

 

***  And more…

 

***  Battle of Vella Gulf 65th Anniversary celebration:

 

The SNA Greater Washington Chapter is honored to let our members know
about the upcoming Battle of Vella Gulf 65th Anniversary celebration.
The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City on August 7-10,
2008.  A banquet is scheduled for Friday, August 8. 

We hope you can come celebrate “one of the most successful actions ever
fought.”  This event will be hosted by Tin Can Sailors, the Destroyer
History Foundation and the Greater Washington Chapter of the Surface
Navy Association.

More information including schedule of events and registration
information is available at www.navysna.org <http://www.navysna.org/>
on the Chapter Events Calendar.

 

***  The Greater Washington Chapter will be hosting a 9-hole golf tournament on July 30 at Fort Belvoir.  Check-in will begin at 0800 with a 0900 shotgun start.  An awards cookout will be held at the end of the tournament.

 

Registration is now open online at www.navysna.org or at the following link:

 

https://www.navysna.org/Events/Golf/2008/2008GWCGolfRegistration080730.asp

 

If you were registered for the June 16 tournament and want to transfer your registration, please do not register online.  Email transfer request to dgarrynavysna@aol.com .

 

Please contact dgarrynavysna@aol.com    if you have any questions.

 

(The previous two tournaments were called on account of rain.)

 

***  Send an announcement to the 500-plus defense industry professionals on this list for just $200.  Contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

 

***  The United States Navy Memorial

President and CEO

RADM Richard Buchanan, USN (Ret.)

requests the pleasure of your company

 

Tuesday, August 28 at

“Concerts on the Avenue”

 

featuring

The United States Navy Concert Band

 

Reception: 6:30 pm in the Navy Heritage Center

Concert: 8:00 on the Navy Memorial Plaza

 

The United States Navy Memorial

“The Anchor of Penn Quarter”

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

www.navymemorial.org

 

Civilian: Business Casual

 

***  Fellow Marquette grad, Phi Kappa Theta brother and shipmate Rick Strutner sent me this:

 

Thanks to Cal Bagby for forwarding this… Please take a moment to read. It's important because we need to truly understand the effects of war on the families of our young Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines. I have been a CACO… it is the absolute “worst” duty in the world. I would rather stand a month of consecutive (back-to-back) mid-watches. It is heart-wrenching…

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/04/AR2008070402086.html

 

(Thanks for sharing this, Rick.  I'm posting in my Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter tomorrow, then at www.yourdefcon1.com.

 

I, too, have been a CACO.  And I escorted my XO's remains from Hickham AFM to Philadelphia when I was an Ensign.  In the TWA cargo terminal at PHL I saw two young men laughing.  One points to the casket and says, “Hey look, a stiff!”  I walked over to them in my dress blues and held out the flag I was carrying home to LT. Chris Rinko's family and said, “Would you please help me place this over the casket?”

 

That shut them up.)

 

***  Events and programs at the U.S. Navy Museum:

 

Maritime Camp Craft Days

at the U.S. Navy Museum!

 

July 15, July 23, July 31,

August 6, and August 14, 2008

10:00am – 2:00pm

 

This summer, the Museum again offers five Maritime Craft Days for campers and families. On Tuesday, July 15, Wednesday, July 23, Thursday, July 31, Wednesday, August 6, and Thursday, August 14, 2008 we will offer a variety of maritime craft activities for your campers. Children ages 5-12 can make periscopes, Jack Tar puppets, scrimshaw, sailor valentines and naval officer hats.

Book your visit soon…space is limited for the Maritime Craft Days!

After visiting the Museum, walk across the street to the riverfront to tour Barry, a decommissioned destroyer. See what shipboard life was like during the Cold War era!

 

July 29, 2008 11:00 AM

6 Bells Author Event

A Sailors History of the U.S. Navy with author Tom Cutler

 

Adopted by the U.S. Navy for issue to all new Sailors, A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy brings to life the events that have shaped and inspired the Navy of today while highlighting the roles of all Sailors—from seaman to admiral. Rather than focus entirely upon such naval icons as Stephen Decatur and Chester Nimitz, as most histories do, author Thomas J. Cutler, a retired lieutenant commander and former second class petty officer, brings to the forefront the contributions of enlisted people. You’ll read about Quartermaster Peter Williams, who steered the ironclad Monitor into history, and Hospital Corpsman Tayinikia Campbell, who saved lives in USS Cole after she was struck by terrorists in Yemen.

 

As Cutler states in his preface, the book is not a whitewash.  He includes mistakes and defeats along with the achievements and victories as he draws a portrait of a Navy growing stronger and smarter while turning tragedy into triumph.  The result is a unique account that captures the Navy’s heritage as much as its history and provides inspiration as well as information while emphasizing that most essential element of naval history:  the Sailor.

 

 

All events and programs at the U.S. Navy Museum are free and open to the public, but reservations to (202) 433-6897 are encouraged to get onto the Washington Navy Yard.  Learn more about the U.S. Navy Museum at www.history.navy.mil

 

***  Here are the jobs for this week:

 

1.)  Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Portsmouth, VA

 

Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 6 years of relevant work experience.   Direct experience/working knowledge of logistics management, transportation, personnel management and administration experience in the Department of Defense.   A proven record of achieving the highest levels of customer support, job accomplishment, and efficiency.  An exceptional communicator with demonstrated leadership, problem solving, organizational and team skills.  In rare circumstances, education and/or experience requirements may be decreased or waived if the individual has an extraordinary education background or uniquely applicable experience or highly specialized knowledge.  Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Access.  This position will require access to classified information.  As a condition of hiring and continued employment, the selected candidate will be required to possess and  maintain an active DOD Secret clearance. 

 

Should have successfully served in any of the following capacities:

– Supply Officer afloat.

– Maintenance and Logistics Division Chief in a shore support command.

– At least two tours of duty in one or more of the following organizations: Maintenance and Logistics Command, Engineering Logistics Center (ELC) or the Headquarters' Centers-of-Excellence.

– MSO Port Operations at any of the 13 major commercial strategic/power projection seaports (San Diego, CA, Beaumont, TX, Jacksonville, FL, etc.)

– Member of a Port Readiness Committee and experienced in the planning and supporting of the movement and throughput of personnel, supplies and equipment through a seaport.

 

Required Qualifications are functional and working knowledge of:

– Planning and preparation of unit personnel, supplies and equipment for overseas movement in support of a Regional Combatant Commander (i.e., U.S. Central Command for Operation Iraqi Freedom, etc.)

– Familiar with the USCG Supply and Logistics standards, concepts, practices, policies, procedures and systems.

 

Desired skills: 

– Supply and logistics inventory and maintenance information technologies and supporting processes.

– Activities associated with acquiring, sustaining, and retiring the components of capability: people, information supplies/equipment and systems. 

 Responsibilities 

 Under the supervision of a project, program, and/or division manager, or more senior analyst, and within the scope of work derived from a contract with a government customer, performs assignments requiring the analysis and synthesis of systems and projects.  Utilizes effective theory, concepts and principles in the implementation of analytic models and systems.  Is familiar with the field and certain client communities.  Anticipates future requirements.  Assists in evaluating plans for various projects or program activities to meet requirements.  Possesses familiarity with applicable operational mission areas and national defense requirements.

 

Assists in developing problem resolution options based on knowledge of the situation, utilizing quantitative and qualitative theory and principles to develop viable options.

 

1. Assists senior analysts in providing optional solutions to commercial and government staff, based on analysis that utilizes accepted theory, principles and methods.

2. Operates in multinational, interagency, joint, and service unique environments.

3. Applies operational background, as well as academic understanding of analytic theory and principles, during joint and combined operations at tactical, operational and strategic levels of warfare to assist in solving current and/or future mission needs or to correct problem areas.

4. Assists in developing operational ideas in specialty area, and carries out effective implementation schemes, Assists in preparing or coordinating the preparation of proposals as required.

5. Participates in working groups, program development forums, analytical activities, readiness exercises, training, education and other forums as required to accomplish contract requirements.

6. Under supervision of senior analysts, monitors standards for the quality of programs and documents. Assists in the resolution of project and program priorities. Assures quality control throughout all contract activities.

7. Assists in developing and executing budgets, work breakdown structures and other management procedures as required to monitor and control smaller projects.

8. Demonstrates superior writing and presentation skills to develop briefings, documents, papers, conceptual, and analytical reports for clients.

9. Maintains and complies with security procedures in the performance of duties.

 

Job ID: 8886

Find out just how far your skills will take you with Alion Science and Technology.  Join us.  We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

 

(Note:  If you wish to submit your resume for this position with Alion Science and Technology, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at elundquist@alionscience.com, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

 

***  From Colonel Will Holahan:

 

ROA would like to post the attached position openings. Thanks, WILL

 

2.)  Member Services Regional Consultant, Reserve Officers Association, Washington, DC

 

The Reserve Officers Association is a 66,000-member, professional association of officers, former officers, and spouses of all the uniformed services of the United States, primarily the Reserve and National Guard.  It is a congressionally chartered Association that advises the Congress and the President on issues of national security on behalf of all members of the Reserve Components.

 

This is a part-time position as a consultant that develop and implement a membership recruiting and retention strategy for his/her assigned geographic area.  Personally recruit and renew ROA members within his/her geographic area and achieve established performance objectives.  Establishes, continually updates and maintains a database of events, military units and other similarly oriented associations or groups from which to recruit new members. Positions presently available in Florida, Texas, Missouri and Illinois. Limited intra-state travel via POV required.

 

The successful candidate will be a member of Reserve Officers Association with significant knowledge about the Reserve Officers Association and all of the Reserve Components.  Experience as a Chapter, Department or National officer is a plus.  Specific experience with ROA membership responsibilities at the national, department or chapter level will be a further plus.  Position reports to the Director, Member Services through the Deputy Director, Member Services.

Contact is the Deputy Director, Member Services, Colonel Stanley G. Remer, AUS (Retired).  Send resume via email to sremer@roa.org or to the address listed above.  For additional information contact Colonel Remer at sremer@roa.org or by calling 1 800 809-9448, extension 729 or cell 202 674-8398.

 

3.)  Analyst, Satellite Communications, Northern Sky Research, LLC (NSR), Cambridge, MA

http://jobs.defensedaily.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=2160&jb=4615099

 

4.)  Geospatial Analyst, BAE Systems Information Technology, Fayetteville, NC

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=73674098

 

5.)  Quality Control Inspector, Thales ASW, Edison, New Jersey

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1710&jb=4606869

 

6.)  Helicopter Technicians, Agusta Aerospace Corporation (AAC), a division of AgustaWestland,  Philadelphia PA

http://www.aeroindustryjobs.com/aero_visitor_ViewJobDetail.aspx?job_number=21275

 

7.)  Sr. Engineering Technician, Sabre Systems, Lexington Park, MD

https://sabresystems.ats.hrsmart.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=815

 

8.)  Avionics Tech III, Allegis Group, China Lake Nwc, CA

http://jobsearch.ihispano.com/careers/jobsearch/detail/jobId/10428484

 

9.)  Unit Chief-Defense, International and Veterans' Affairs Unit, Budget Analysis Division, Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Washington, DC

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a small, nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO's Budget Analysis Division seeks a manager to direct its Defense, International Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs Cost Estimates Unit. The 12-person unit is responsible for preparing multi year budget projections, producing cost estimates for legislation and policy studies, and providing ongoing assistance to Congressional committees in the preparation of legislation. This unit’s work encompasses:

• Defense issues and proposals, including the cost of overseas military operations, development/procurement of weapon systems, and changes in military pay and benefits;

• International affairs, including foreign aid and international finance programs; and

• Veterans’ programs, including health care, education, housing, and disability compensation.

The unit chief will be responsible for organizing, overseeing, and reviewing the unit’s work to produce high-quality, nonpartisan analyses and estimates, often within tight deadlines. Those responsibilities include coordinating, reviewing, and editing numerous CBO cost estimates for the annual defense authorization bill and for many proposals affecting veterans and foreign assistance programs. Effective communication with Congressional staff is essential to success in this process. The unit chief will also coordinate the preparation of 10-year baseline spending projections and analyses of the President’s budgetary proposals for the program areas covered by the unit. In addition, the unit chief will oversee cost analyses for a wide range of defense policy studies and budget options involving weapon systems and military force structure.

Qualifications: Candidates for this position should possess superior analytical skills and leadership qualities to manage and motivate a highly skilled staff. Strong communication skills are necessary, especially the ability to communicate complex material clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Familiarity with one or more of the unit’s three major program areas, experience in working with federal budget issues, and knowledge of the Congressional budget process are desirable. Applicants should have an advanced degree in public policy/administration, economics, mathematics, or a related field. This position requires U.S. citizenship; the incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Salary & Benefits: Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers an excellent benefits package and an attractive work environment.

How to Apply: Please submit the following items using CBO's job application system:

  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • Salary History
  • Contact Information for Three References
  • Short Writing Sample

Contact:           Human Resources

Address:           Congressional Budget Office

Ford House Office Building, Room 410

Washington, D.C. 20515

E-Mail:jobs@cbo.gov

Telephone:        (202) 226-2628

http://www.cbo.gov/Employment/printjob.cfm?index=325

 

10.)  Research and Development Engineer, Undersea Weapons Office, Applied Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 

Responsibilities include implementing EVMS policies, procedures and processes to ensure consistency with DoD EVMS requirements to include: analysis; implementing project standard EVM processes and procedures per DoD guidance; recommend appropriate reports; assist in the development and refining of project schedules; and training personnel, as required. The successful candidate will work closely with Program Managers, Principal Investigators and Control Account Managers to help manage the performance measurement baseline through ongoing maintenance and update of a Program Integrated Master Schedule, establishing earned value milestones and assisting in identifying and resolving schedule conflicts. This candidate will also support preparation on EVMS updates to existing baseline requirements, including the WBS structure. This job will be filled at the appropriate level, depending upon the successful candidate’s education and experience. Minimum educational and work-related experience requirements are: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Planning/Resource Utilization or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with program planning and estimation is required. Experience in MS Project, Earned Value Management, MS Office and government research, development and acquisition practices is desired. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

To apply for a job, please click the “Apply Online” button associated with the job.

The Pennsylvania State University
Employment and Compensation Division
Fifth Floor Rider Building I
University Park, PA 16802

http://www.psu.jobs/Opportunities/Opportunities.html

 

11.)  Logistics Representative 3 – GMD Program, Boeing, Ft. Greely, Alaska

 

Responsible for the daily activities of the On-Site Support Center supporting multiple Product Teams of the GMD Program. Maintains processes, methods and tools required for the operation of all GMD logistics support on Fort Greely. Follows processes in execution of inventory control, receiving and shipping practices and handling of government property. Bachelor's and 6 to 9 years' related work experience, a Master's degree and 4 to 7 years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Clearance: Ability to Obtain – US Citizenship Required. Req #: 08-1015684

 

http://www.boeing.com/employment/careers/

 

12.)  Analyst in Defense Acquisition, The Congressional Research Service Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, Washington DC

http://cstsp.aaas.org/content.html?contentid=1114

 

13.)  Engineer Firepower, General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Sterling Heights, MI

http://www.resumeware.net/gdls_rw/gdls_web/job_detail.cfm?key=11317&ReferredId=26&codes=IND

 

14.)  Personnel Security Specialist, ManTech, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.mantech.com/careers/careers_redirect.asp?r=24086BR&codes=DEjn

 

15.)  Mechanical Engineer Consultant, Textron Systems, Wilmington, MA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J3I7H66ZMK0MBQ5K9NY

 

16.)  CRM Application Developer, TeknoLogix, VA

http://jobnugget.com/view.php?job_id=39300

 

17.)  Test Engineer, ViaSat, Inc., El Cajon, CA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J3I4466R9C83JNS0S5S&siteid=CBJUJU_Feed

 

18.)  Senior Mechanical Engineer/Analyst, TriMech Services, Sterling, VA

http://www.gojobs.com/seeker/jobdetail.asp?jobnum=6373625&jbid=1625

 

19.)  Supply Technician – (TS Clearance Required), Pitney Bowes, Quantico, VA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JHKU4KJQB1D

 

20.)  New Products System Engineer, Analytical Graphics, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

http://www.getsalesengineerjobs.com/new-products-system-engineer-colorado-spring-colorado-136.htm

 

***  Ball cap of the week: Pawtucket Red Sox

 

***  Coffee Mug of the Day:  Craig Technologies

 

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