DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 17 November 2010

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 17 November 2010

Issue # 208

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“You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat.”

– Renoir
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, now serving more than 800 subscribers.  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 Cost Analyst, MCR, Washington, DC

2.)  User Accounts Management Technician, L-3 Strategic Technologies and Intelligent Solutions (STRATIS), Washington, DC

3.)  Senior Trainer/Training Specialist for DHS, URS Corporation, Washington, DC

 4.)  Contracts Analyst, URS Corporation, Arlington, VA

5.)  Virtualization/VMWare Systems Administrator – TS/SCI, Allied Technology Group, Washington, DC

6.)  Manager, Navigation Warfare Technical Strategy, Northrop Grumman, Baltimore, Maryland

7.)  Systems Engineer, National Security Agency (NSA), Fort George G. Meade, MD

8.)  Manager, Communications, ITT Defense & Information Solutions, ITT Defense, McLean, Va.

9.)  Electronic Technician I, ITT, Deming, NM

10.)  Administrative Assistant / Junior Travel Coordinator, Center for Communications Research – LaJolla (CCR-L), IDA, LaJolla, CA

11.)  Research Assistant or Associate for the Strategy, Forces & Resources Division (SFRD), IDA, Alexandria, VA

12.)  Field Station Manager, Chief of Marine Operations, Mechanic/Boat Captain, Maintenance Technician, The Nature Conservancy, Palmyra Atoll

13.)  Systems Engineer, SRA, Herndon, VA

14.)  Research Specialist III – CBD, Institute for Public Research, CNA, Alexandria, VA

15.)  Senior Specialist, Communications (D), General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Fairfax, VA

16.)  EDGE Marketing Manager, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Phoenix, AZ

18.)  Technical Writer (Military Intelligence), Millennium Corporation, Fort Huachuca, Arizona

19.)  NOW CASTING, Male Host, Hell on Earth, BBC Worldwide Productions


…and more!


***  SNA GWC Holiday Social – December 16, 2010




Sine's Irish Pub

1301 S Joyce St

Arlington, VA 22202


Time:  1630-1830


Cost:  No Cost to SNA Members and $5 for Nonmembers Includes hors d'oeuvres and a ticket for one free drink.


Toys for Tots donations in the form of money or toys collected at the event.


RSVP Required:


***  Unmanned Combat Air Systems


Invitation:  Center for Naval Analyses Book Event:  November 22nd at 2:00pm with Norman Friedman, author of Unmanned Combat Air Systems


As part of CNA's continuing efforts to stimulate and enhance knowledge and debate on important current naval issues, Dr. Norman  Friedman—a well-known and internationally respected naval and defense analyst and historian specializing in the intersection of technology and national strategy—will present key findings from his latest book Unmanned Combat Air Systems: A New Kind of Carrier Aviation, and lead a discussion on those findings, in the CNA boardroom on Monday, 22 November from 1400-1600.  In this new book, Dr. Friedman argues that the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System aircraft (UCAS) currently in development will transform naval aviation, extending its reach while dramatically reducing its cost.  If you wish to participate, please let Loretta Ebner know, at or (703) 824-2759.  Light refreshments will be served.



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


1.)  Senior Cost Analyst, MCR, Washington, DC


MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. For more than 30 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




Provide life cycle cost estimating support to the USCG for DHS Level 1 programs to include major air, surface and C4ISR assests. Specific activities include: life cycle cost estimating, data collection and analysis, work breakdown structure identification, technical baseline development, knowledge of government acquisition process, the development of models and databases, affordability assessments, risk analysis, estimating methodology analysis, results documentation, and briefing senior leadership. Proficiency with ACE-IT. Work will be performed on site at USCG HQ.




Knowledge of the federal acquisition management system (preferably DHS, USCG or DoD)


Life cycle cost estimating


Data collection & analysis


Cost risk analysis


Data modeling


Computer proficiency skills (Excel, Word and ACE-IT)


Strong communications skills




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 an equal employment opportunity 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.


2.)  User Accounts Management Technician, L-3 Strategic Technologies and Intelligent Solutions (STRATIS), Washington, DC



***  From Lauren Arky:


Can you please post this on your Defcon 1 newsletter.
Thank you,
URS Corporation – a FORTUNE 500 Company – is a fully integrated engineering, construction and technical services organization with the capabilities to support every stage of the project life cycle. We offer a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services.

URS provides these services for the U.S. federal government, national governments of other countries, state and local government agencies in the United States and internationally, FORTUNE 500 companies and other multinational corporations. We have approximately 45,000 employees in a network of offices in more than 30 countries. The Company's business is focused
on four key market sectors: Federal, Infrastructure, Power, and Industrial & Commercial.

3.)  Senior Trainer/Training Specialist for DHS, URS Corporation, Washington, DC

Demonstrate knowledge of training and learning techniques and adult learning styles, both theoretical and practical, and demonstrate skills in delivering an effective professional training presentation.


1. Responsible for training personnel of the Department of Homeland Security contractors and subcontractors, and other federal, state, and local agencies.
2. Conduct, facilitate and lead training presentations, focusing primarily on emergency operations and related subjects.
3. Evaluate effectiveness of training/course presentations.
4. Develop and revise courses, using instructional system design & development (ISD) methodology.
5. Formulate teaching outlines and determine instructional methods, and utilizing knowledge of specified training needs and effectiveness.
6. Develop and select training aids, such as multimedia visual aids, and training handbooks.
7. Test students to measure progress and evaluate effectiveness of such training.
8. Investigate new technologies and techniques for potential benefit for new trainer acquisition.
9. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
10. Train/mentor assigned staff.
11. Has a knowledge base that is recognized as “expert” level in areas of training, i.e., emergency operation, related laws and regulations.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
Education requirements:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university and at least 5 years of job related experience, emphasizing the profession/occupation and/or emphasizing education, adult learning, or teaching and learning technologies or equivalent.

• At least 5 years of experience working on U. S. Coast Guard (USCG), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Department of Defense (DoD) contracts in major systems acquisition programs.
• Familiarization with USCG Acquisition Directorate (CG-9) mission, staff, and business operations is highly desirable. Experience within the Directorate a plus.
• Previous experience managing a high performing team providing professional support services to a major acquisition program, managing personnel and Integrated Product Teams (IPT's).
• Ability to grow current business and development of new business is also highly desirable.
• Prior presentation development and briefing skills.
• Must have excellent customer service skills. Knowledge of USCG programs desired.

Must have excellent oral and writen communications skills and strong knowledge of MS Office, specifically MS Word and MS Excel.

-This job is contingent upon the award of this contract.

– Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

To apply please go to and on the second line where it says requisition number enter: EGG49994
if you apply please say that you found the position on the DEFCON 1 newsletter

 4.)  Contracts Analyst, URS Corporation, Arlington, VA


We are seeking a Contracts Analyst ideally with DoN or DoD experience to support our Arlington, VA office.


Provide contractor acquisition/procurement support services for Contract Management to the IWS 3B (CIWS) Program Management Office. Perform a variety of acquisition related tasks in the areas of contract and data management under limited supervision. This includes: develop, review and coordinate program documentation such as Procurement Requests, Contract Modifications, and Technical Instructions; develop and maintain acquisition related tracking/filing systems; Interact and advise internal and external customers on administrative issues of specific contracting matters as required; Prepare status reports for management discussions with the Program Manager, COR and NAVSEA Contracting Officer. Interface with customers and coordinate tasks with other contractors / Navy activities. Utilize Microsoft Word and Excel for processing contracting documents and maintaining spreadsheets and routine databases. Be proficient in document processing of procurement requests and modifications using the Standard Procurement System (SPS). An understanding of the DoD Finance system is helpful. Perform other general administrative and program management tasks as directed by the customer. Possess current knowledge of FAR, DFARS, DoD Series 5000 directives and DoN implementing instructions.



Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field or equivalent, supplemented by 7 years of experience in multiple segments of the Contracts functions or equivalent.

Must have:

Program Management Office support experience with a strong knowledge of contract types such as cost-plus, fixed-price, the Service Contract Act, FAR and DFARS clauses and special provisions and DoD Financial execution processes. The employee must have an in-depth knowledge of the overall Contract Management functions and Procurement Request development and management using SPS.

The successful candidate will have a high level of organizational and management skills with an ability to perform detail-oriented work.

***Must be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.


To apply go to and on the second line where it says requisition number enter: EGG50346


If you apply please say that you heard about the opening from Defcon 1 newsletter


5.)  Virtualization/VMWare Systems Administrator – TS/SCI, Allied Technology Group, Washington, DC


6.)  Manager, Navigation Warfare Technical Strategy, Northrop Grumman, Baltimore, Maryland


7.)  Systems Engineer, National Security Agency (NSA), Fort George G. Meade, MD


As an Enterprise Systems Engineer, you will join the team of NSA experts working with the DoD community to plan for the development of new IA capabilities and ensure that IA is properly represented in other new DoD development activities.  You will help to represent the NSA's Information Assurance Directorate in the DoD's Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) activities, working selectively and engaging partners as necessary to inject appropriate IA guidance into National Security System (NSS) developments.  This will also include assessing, analyzing, and communicating the operational benefits of IA security controls in the context of adversarial cyber threats and system vulnerabilities.  As such, you will be on the front lines of NSA – DoD community collaboration to ensure the proper protection of critical systems through cybersecurity initiatives and activities.


As the NSA emphasizes technical skills and community partnerships/engagement, you will also have opportunities to deepen and broaden your knowledge through academics, professional interaction across the USG and commercial sectors, and a variety of career enhancing diversity tours/details within the NSA itself. 




 Ideal candidates should possess the following:

– A minimum Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Networking/Telecommunications, or System Engineering with 4 years of experience or a Master of Science Degree in a related technical field.

– Systems development life cycle experience (e.g., system design, interface specification, quality assurance, requirements gathering, deployment).

– Experience participating on a team system development activity.

– Experience in system testing and analysis, and the software engineering process.

– Technical instruction in systems engineering.

– Formal or informal leadership experience.

– Demonstrable understanding of the Systems Engineering discipline, as well as an understanding of a defense-in-depth approach to IA

– Broad experience and strong technical skills in IA

– Effective written and verbal communication skills

– The ability to analyze high-level concepts

– Eagerness to learn and contribute within a team environment

Occasional domestic and local travel is required for working with community partners and training opportunities. 


 Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule 


 Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


Salary Range:  $62,467 – $155,500 


U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.  Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.  NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.  All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. 


The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.


***  From David J. Albritton:




Greetings from ITT.


I am seeking candidates to fill an opening for a Manager, Communications position on my staff at the headquarters for ITT Defense & Information Solutions in McLean, VA.


The position description is provided below. Thank you in advance for posting this.




David J. Albritton

Vice President, Communications

ITT Defense & Information Solutions


8.)  Manager, Communications, ITT Defense & Information Solutions, ITT Defense, McLean, Va.



This Manager of Communications position will assist the Vice President of Communications in managing a broad range of communications activities for the $6 billion global ITT Defense & Information Solutions group to include public relations, marketing communications, employee communications, community relations, corporate philanthropy and executive communications, as well as domestic and international trade shows.  As a member of the ITT Defense Communications Council, s/he is responsible for supporting and executing all communications activities that will support the ITT Defense value center teams achieve their business objectives in accordance with ITT Vision and Values. 

Major Responsibilities

       Help to develop and execute long-range and annual communications strategies and plans that are aligned with the company’s business objectives, address both external and internal audiences, and are executed within the group’s budget

       Position the ITT brand consistently and innovatively to all internal and external stakeholders in accordance with ITT Corporate branding guidelines

       Assist in the development of a proactive media relations strategy to enhance relationships with news media, ensuring accurate coverage

       Serve as spokesperson for selected news media and provide training/counsel to other leaders who need to interact with the media

       Draft, staff and disseminate news releases, media alerts and other media materials in collaboration with ITT Corporate Headquarters and various ITT value centers

       Assist in the management of external public relations and advertising agencies to maximize synergies and enhance effectiveness of the communications function   

       Partner with Business Development by developing/managing supporting programs including, but not limited to, advertising, domestic and international trade shows, collateral and customer communications

       Manage the content and design for both the external Web site and the employee intranet

o      Candidate should be very familiar with social networking tools and have experience utilizing them for strategic communications purposes

       Partner with Human Resources to develop and implement an internal communications plan, including, but not limited to, employee newsletters, memos, all-employee meetings, executive speeches, and facility visuals/signage (both print and electronic)

       Support the Vice President, Communications by coordinating and monitoring the department communications and charitable giving budgets, to include external donation requests, invoice processing, vendor follow up, etc.

       Other duties as required

Minimum Requirements

       Bachelor’s degree; major in Journalism, English, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing or Communications preferred

       7+ years of public relations, marketing communications and/or advertising experience

o      Aerospace and Defense industry experience preferred

       Strong verbal and written communication skills

       Ability to interact with all levels of management, news media, customers, and vendors; must be able to impact and influence others and work cross-functionally

       Experience in managing external public relations and advertising agency personnel.

       Ability to work independently, with the utmost confidentiality and strong judgment

       Strong organizational skills and project management ability to handle multiple diverse tasks/deadlines

       Solid understanding of corporate/business environment and strategic development

       Experience and successful track record of building successful relationships with local, national and trade media

o      Active relationships and/or experience with defense media are highly preferred

       Domestic and international travel required

Additional Information

o      Please put “ITT Defense – Communications Manager” in the subject line

       Local Washington, DC candidates preferred, but relocation is possible

       Qualified applicants should send their cover letter, resume and at least two (2) writing samples to:


9.)  Electronic Technician I, ITT, Deming, NM


POSITION SUMMARY: Applies working technical knowledge to perform simple or routine tasks in working on electronic equipment, following detailed instruction which covers virtually all procedures.



1.Assists higher level technicians by performing such activities as replacing components, wiring circuits, and taking test readings; repairing simple electronic equipment; and using tools and common test instruments (e.g., multimeters, audio signal generators, tube testers, oscilloscopes).

2.Under supervision, performs corrective and preventive maintenance on the aerostat radar payload, telemetry and control subsystems, power and control subsystems, tether subsystem, meteorological equipment, ground station electronics subsystems, communications subsystems, and site facility electronics as appropriate.

3.Assists with all aerostat electronic subsystem pre-flight and post-flight checks and inspections as required.

4.May be required to work in special man-lift vehicles.

5.Performs routine clerical tasks such as posting and typing requisitions and performs other tasks associated with supply activities.

6.Receives, stores and issues equipment, material, supplies, or tools and compiles stock records in stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard.

7.Counts, sorts, or weighs incoming articles to verify receipt of items on requisitions or invoices.

8.Stores articles according to identifying information.

9.Fills orders or issues supplies from stock.

10.Transports materials or supplies to other departments using hand or industrial equipment and vehicles.

11.Performs all required storeroom activities for shipping and receiving including packing and crating services.

12.Functions as member of the flight crew for inflation, deflation, launch, recovery, maintenance, and in-flight activities.


Experience Requirements:



Education: High school graduate.

Experience: 2 years' electrical maintenance and repair experience.


10.)  Administrative Assistant / Junior Travel Coordinator, Center for Communications Research – LaJolla (CCR-L), IDA, LaJolla, CA


Under general supervision, this position provides administrative support at the Center for Communications Research – LaJolla (CCR-L).  Performs a variety of routine and complex administrative tasks requiring extensive working knowledge of the organization and its programs, practices, and procedures.  Maintains a highly responsive relationship to staff members in regard to their day-to-day activities.  Specific responsibilities and areas of support include arranging travel, processing reimbursements, maintaining records, assisting with security processing, assisting with benefits administration, and facilitating special events.




Assists with generating and tracking travel authorizations, air and ground transportation reservations, tracking and processing authorized reimbursements, applications for corporate credit cards, and reconciling travel expense accounts.

Provides administrative support in the areas of Human Resources, travel coordination,  security documents and general administrative services for the staff at CCR-L.  Prepares documents on a timely and accurate basis per prescribed procedures; provides forms and copies as needed; establishes and maintains records.

Assists with administrative aspects of security processes, including copying, mailing, distributing and collecting forms.    

Assists in the completion of new hire paperwork and benefits orientation; processes and records employee status changes including terminations, changes of address, direct deposit and tax withholding; ensures appropriate personnel and benefits records are maintained.

Assists with Benefits Administration – responds to employee questions on insurance plan usage and claims processing; assists in troubleshooting insurance claim problems.

Provides support as needed for special events such as SCAMP, Program Management Meetings, conference hosting, Open Enrollment or other occasions.

Provides backup for other administrative areas at CCR-L including travel, library,  purchasing, accounts payable, property and executive administrative assistant functions.




High school school diploma or equivalent.

Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in administrative functions, preferably with a background in travel arrangements.

Demonstrated ability to operate effectively under deadlines with tact and diplomacy.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with all levels of employees.

Experience using personal computers and associated software.

Ability to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance.


11.)  Research Assistant or Associate for the Strategy, Forces & Resources Division (SFRD), IDA, Alexandria, VA


The Strategy, Forces and Resources Division (SFRD) performs integrated, interdisciplinary studies of plans and policies related to national security strategy, the structure and capabilities of US, allied and adversary forces, and the supporting infrastructure.  Preferred candidates will have outstanding research and communication (oral or written) skills.  The position is for a Research Assistant or Associate to support a portfolio of studies analyzing:  the nexus among transnational criminal organizations, insurgencies, and hostile nation-states and effective strategies for countering these threats; the theory and conduct of counter-insurgency and stability operations; alternative defense strategies and the forces and global posture associated with those strategies; human capital management policies and practices necessary to attract, retain and sustain a high-quality workforce in a dynamic national security environment;  application of probability and game theory to calculation of risk in development of organizational strategies and programs.


Apply with confidence.




The Strategy, Forces and Resources Division (SFRD) performs integrated, interdisciplinary studies of plans and policies related to national security strategy, the structure and capabilities of US, allied and adversary forces, and the supporting infrastructure.  The research analyst will work within SFRD as well as with analysts from throughout IDA on a diverse set of topics.  Some research tasks will be narrowly focused; others will address a broader spectrum of concerns.


Successful candidates need to exhibit strong analytical and communication skills, a capacity for independent thought and sound judgment, and experience applying quantitative analysis methods to complex policy problems.  Candidates will need to exhibit good interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to a team approach to problem solving.




Bachelors and/or Masters degree demonstrating significant coursework in quantitative analysis disciplines (mathematics, statistics, econometrics, math economics, empirical microeconomics, linear algebra and functions, operations research and/or quantitative methods for policy and program evaluation, engineering) is essential.

Additional work in game theory is a plus.


Studies or work in international relations a plus.

Demonstrated ability to assemble and organize large, complex data sets for subsequent quantitative analyses is essential; experience programming and using engineering or statistical analysis software applications (such as MATLAB, Mathematica, MINITAB, SAS and STATA) is a plus.

Prior work experience in the military, government, or non-governmental organizations performing national security related work is not required but a plus.

Candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample and are highly encouraged to submit a cover letter outlining their interests, skill set, experiences, and education – include with resume as one document.

Travel may be required.


Recent graduates (5-years or less) should be prepared to provide college transcripts.

US Citizenship is required.

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


***  From Jack Duggan:

12.)  Field Station Manager, Chief of Marine Operations, Mechanic/Boat Captain, Maintenance Technician, The Nature Conservancy, Palmyra Atoll

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working globally to protect ecologically important lands and waters for people and nature. Located 1,000 miles south of Hawai'i and an untold distance from civilization, Palmyra Atoll is one of the most spectacular marine wilderness areas on Earth. Palmyra is a 680-acre atoll with 480,000 acres of lagoons, coral reefs, and submerged lands. Palmyra is a US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Refuge out to 12 miles and a Marine National Monument out to 50 miles. The Nature Conservancy owns Cooper Island, and manages the atoll in partnership with the USFWS.
Palmyra's research station supports scientific research by the world renowned research institutions. Staff is hired on a seasonal basis for approximately 3 months at a time to run the research station and camp facilities. Board and lodging are provided while on-island.  
The Field Station Manager is responsible for the overall management, supervision, and safety of Palmyra Atoll operations and staff. 
The Chief of Marine Operations is responsible for all marine operations on Palmyra Atoll. Primary responsibilities include: safe navigation and operation of a 25' Dive Boat and skiffs; coordination and oversight of boating activities, SCUBA diving, and fishing trips.
The Mechanic/Boat Captain is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all marine equipment (boats, outboards, scuba compressor and gear) and safe navigation and operation of boats and skiffs. This includes other gasoline and diesel powered equipment and vehicles, diesel generators, tractors, and a variety of heavy equipment. 
The Maintenance Technician is responsible for upkeep and repairs of all field station facilities including buildings, roads, and runway; maintenance of water, waste, plumbing and electrical systems.


Interested parties should visit to learn more about required skills and experience, and to apply for the Palmyra Atoll positions.


13.)  Systems Engineer, SRA, Herndon, VA


SRA is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to support one of our intelligence community projects located in Herndon, VA.


This position requires an active TS/SCI security clearance with either a CI, LS, or FS polygraph security clearance. Candidates who do not have this clearance will not be considered.


Project Overview:

Contract provides day to day architecture and system engineering support to one of our intelligence community customers.



• Generate architectural and engineering solutions for the customer's IT problems.

• This includes classic artifacts and documents to meet customer control gate requirements

• Attend meetings and provide appropriate input as required.

Required: Years of experience (min) 6-9

Required: Degree Bachelors

Required: Skills • Requirements Generation

• Hardware and software system analysis and design

• Communication and writing


This position requires an active TS/SCI security clearance with either a CI, LS, or FS polygraph security clearance. Candidates who do not have this clearance will not be considered.


14.)  Research Specialist III – CBD, Institute for Public Research, CNA, Alexandria, VA


Job Description Support Research Staff by coordinating, collecting, and managing data in support of analyses.


1 Coordinate data collection efforts.

2 Perform searches of relevant research materials, including previously produced studies, and synthesize results for research staff.

3 Conduct fact-finding interviews and present organized results to research staff.

4 Read, organize and summarize research materials and identify and resolve inconsistencies among sources.

5 Conduct initial analyses and prepare summary statistics and reports for research staff using database information, spreadsheets, graphics, tables and text.

6 Consult with research staff, discuss project issues and offer procedural and substantive suggestions.

7 Perform other duties as assigned.

Location Corporate: Alexandria, VA 22311, US Exemption Type Exempt Job Requirements 1 Education: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree is a plus.


2 Experience: Minimum 4 years' relevant experience required, including conducting literature searches, writing reports and working with data and analytic methods.


3 Skills: Microsoft Office; database management; good interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; strong critical thinking and organizational skills; knowledge of research techniques.

Job Family Research Support Education Bachelor's Degree Requisition # RW0024.3


***  From Bridget Serchak:


15.)  Senior Specialist, Communications (D), General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Fairfax, VA


Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. GDLS provides a full spectrum of land and amphibious combat systems, subsystems, and components worldwide. The company designs and builds armored vehicles and subsystems for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and international customers, and is the defense industry's largest supplier of armored military vehicles.


Communications professional with 15 + years of progressively responsible experience in public relations and marketing communications.


o Responsible for the day-to-day efforts surrounding all communications on the EFV Program;

o Coordinates with subject-matter experts and supervisors in developing responses to incoming congressional, DoD, and media communiqués;

o Coordinates all briefings, papers, presentations, etc., with SHC to ensure conformance with corporate policy and guidelines as well as style sheets and graphics;

o Interacts with business-unit counterparts in managing review and approval process of press releases, media advisories, print advertisements, brochures and other communications tools;

o Interacts with designers, photographers and printers to manage design and production processes on a variety of materials (e.g., annual reports, print advertisements, brochures, marketing mementos);

o Researches, writes and edits media and marketing materials, including advisories, press releases, brochures, opinion editorials, speeches and print ads; and

o Supports communications requirements of other departments (Legal, Finance, Strategic Planning, Engineering, Human Resources) related to business strategy, special events, interaction with government agencies and similar company issues.


o Excellent written and oral communication skills are required;

o Professional and personal presence to interface with customers; use of media as a form of presentation is an advantage;

o Ability to present program and technical briefings to varied audiences, both domestic and internationally, is desired;

o Familiarity with Congress and its committees, Department of Defense and Marine Corps' organizational structures and acquisition programs is strongly desired;

o Awareness of the ITAR and FCPA a plus; certification is preferred;

o Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office products, with strong emphasis on PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets;

o Attention to accuracy and detail in work product required;

o Ability to manage multiple projects and produce quality results under tight deadlines;

o Must possess a professional demeanor that works well with peers and senior staff;

o Experience interfacing with military customers at all levels including Senior Management is very beneficial;

o Previous military experience is strongly desired; experience with combat vehicles, weapon systems and/or guns is preferable;

o Ability to operate in a self-directed work team; work independently and take initiative is an absolute must;

o Commitment to responding to the needs and requests of others, internally and externally, with a high degree of urgency;

o Excellent organizational and administrative skills are required; and

o Must be able to meet Security Clearance requirements, if applicable in the future.


Job no. AAA-LV-10-11113


16.)  EDGE Marketing Manager, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Phoenix, AZ


The EDGE Innovation Network is a revolutionary model where industry and academia collaborate with government users to rapidly deliver new technologies and innovative capabilities to warfighters and first responders. Sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems, the EDGE provides subject matter expertise, equipment, facilities and laboratories and a Knowledge Management System (KMS) for developing, prototyping and testing technologies, products and systems at faster cycle times than are currently possible on funded programs, all while enhancing the effectiveness, agility, mobility, and survivability of warfighters and first responders worldwide. The EDGE Innovation Network has extensive relationships with each business in the BMSD, as well as with other GDC4S divisions, GD companies, and third party organizations that seek and apply our products. The EDGE Innovation Network is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of EDGE Marketing Manager. The EDGE Marketing Manager will represent the EDGE Innovation Network to all Government/Customer organizations who have expressed support and interest to participate in the EDGE. They will be regarded as the single point of contact for government organizations seeking to participate in one or more of the EDGE variants, and as the facilitator of knowledge and status between government organizations on a regular basis. The candidate will be responsible for progressing a Supportive Government Organization to a state where they are actively involved in one or more EDGE projects through capability contributions, feedback, or active interest in transition of a project to a funded program. They will report to the EDGE Director, and interact daily with each EDGE business team throughout GDC4S, and the EDGE Industry and Academic Relations Manager. The preferred site for this position is Scottsdale, AZ; however, it may reside at another General Dynamics C4 Systems facility depending upon the successful candidate's current location and desires.


Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, Finance or Technical field, or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred 9+ years experience in marketing in government based business or relevant DoD experience is required.


Knowledge, skills and abilities that are required for this position can include any combination of the following:

Directs and leads process to promote the development and management of company marketing programs. Monitors the assessment of existing and potential markets, coordination of product development, development of product strategies, promotional activities and product launch. Directs teams in the development and coordination of all marketing communication programs to promote the sale of company products. Manages or participates significantly in the development of proposals or promotion plan, and negotiates business agreements. Develops strong relationships necessary to better understand the customer's needs and decision-making processes.

Conveys the company's interests to the customer and the customer's requirements to company management.

Monitors the research and analysis of the company's markets and makes recommendations based on findings. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


May require the following duties and tasks:

Position includes strategic marketing and all activities associated with marketing and business case analysis: research, segmenting, targeting, positioning, marketing mix, finance/financial modeling, implementation, and monitoring.

Design and implement Business Investment and Planning Processes Implement and educate in use of market and business planning tools.

Assist in business development and lead in marketing aspects of proposals. Advocate and champion of sound business planning and marketing processes. Mentor in business and marketing principles to the organization.

Keeps current on the government and member's needs/environment that may affect how they engage in the EDGE construct. Possess an open charisma suitable for constant interaction with Government member organizations, and representation of the EDGE Innovation Network. – Have demonstrated experience managing complexity and multiple projects simultaneously – Have experience interacting with contractual agreements, and the ability to enforce terms and conditions where necessary. – Be capable of presenting on the EDGE Innovation Network, or any of the EDGE variants that are under operations to VIPs or Senior Leaders who inquire. – Maintain the weekly metrics related to the EDGE Government Members, such as growth trends, member mix, top capability gaps, and active projects relevant to top-of-mind capability gaps. Distribution of these metrics to interested parties is also necessary. – Work closely with the EDGE operations team to plan, produce and distribute the EDGE Newsletter on a quarterly basis. – Monitor and recommend new EDGE Government Members for collaboration with Industry and Academic Members or with specific EDGE business teams as appropriate. To be successful in this role you must be articulate and capable of conveying messages (written and verbal) to a broad range of audiences including customers. You must be able to develop and sustain relationships within technical and non-technical teams.


Significant knowledge of company and competitor products and services

Significant knowledge of government buying and purchasing, legal, regulatory and acquisition processes

Significant knowledge of strategic alliances and relationships between commercial and government entities

Significant knowledge of company marketing and sales processes and practices; strategic planning and analysis processes and practices

Strong proven ability to represent the company to high level customers

Strong proven ability to build and maintain customer relationships

Ability to understand the needs, strategies, and motivations of customers and be the voice of the customers within the company

Ability to lead and or participate significantly in the development and implementation of strategy and tactics for acquiring new business

Strong relationship management and marketing skills

Strong business proposal development skills and outstanding negotiation skills

Customer service driven, able to ensure that commitments to customers are communicated, understood, and completed

Extensive product experience and higher headquarters staff experience is essential

Strong management skills including interviewing, hiring, performance management, motivation and communication

Outstanding communication skills including presentations, one-on-one and groups


May require the following skills:

Consulting, marketing, sales, finance, account and project management, business system information management, needs analysis and requirements definition, strategy

planning and negotiation

Understanding of business and marketing principles and able to apply them across the company and divisions as a recognized expert

Demonstrated effectiveness working independently and in teams with both internal and external clients

Ability to understand technology and engineering concepts

Critical thinking skill

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Skills in Power Point, Excel, Word, web-based searches


Job ID Number    S10-12713


18.)  Technical Writer (Military Intelligence), Millennium Corporation, Fort Huachuca, Arizona


Millennium Corporation, a veteran-owned management consulting firm, has a new job opportunity for a Technical Writer supporting our U.S. Army client at Fort Huachuca. This entry level position will coordinate and work with all of the client’s team and contracting companies to obtain the required information. The successful candidate will have strong people-orientation and coordinator skills, understand Military Intelligence and Intelligence systems, be able to demonstrate strong written communication skills of a technical nature, and be able to understand high ranking audiences. The Technical Writer will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and hold an active TS/SCI clearance.


Job Duties:


• Researching and writing technical articles, significant activities report, and other related reporting documents.

• Serve as an on-site liaison for Technical Writing.

• Provide analyses and reports to Director and other decision makers.

• Review and comment on strategic communications-focused documents, to include articles for publication, website content, speeches and presentations.

• Will edit, write, and/or rewrite technical articles, publications, presentations, and other materials to communicate clearly and effectively.




• Bachelors Degree in Communications, Information Management, Management or related degree is required.

• Hold an active TS/SCI Security Clearance

• Have an understanding of the Military Intelligence Operational Environment, high ranking audiences, political perspectives, and intelligence systems

• Experience in the Technical writing arena

• Must have solid people and coordination skills

• Military intelligence experience or other relevant expertise is desired

• Technical writing experience in a DoD or related defense industry environment is desired


***  From Judy Heise:


19.)  NOW CASTING, Male Host, Hell on Earth, BBC Worldwide Productions


BBC Worldwide Productions and the producers of Dancing with the Stars and What Not To Wear are currently seeking a male host for an amazing, original new series!


Our ideal host will be part survivalist, part environmental scientist—former military Special Ops experience and/or extreme survival training is required.  Our host will be both the instigator of the adventure and the guinea pig who enters the danger zone.  


This is a truly groundbreaking series that requires an all-out, fearless adventurist with the knowledge to take us along on the incredible journeys into his potential Hell on Earth! 


For more information, contact:

Rachel Stevens, Casting Producer


Please send submissions with photos, bio, relative experience and any video links.  We are considering only true experts with first hand knowledge and experience in this world.


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