DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 31 December 2014

by Ned Lundquist
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Surface Navy Association 27th National Symposium

January 13-15, 2015

Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, Virginia

http://www.navysna.org/2015Symposium/Index.htm

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 31 December 2014

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Issue # 394

 

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”

– Helen Keller

 

Happy New Year from DEFCON 1

 

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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.)  Lead Program Protection Engineer, MCR, El Segundo, CA

2.)  Financial Analyst IV, MCR, Montgomery, AL

3.)  Enterprise Messaging Systems Engineer–Secret Clearance Req., Silver Bear Technologies, Quantico, VA

4.)  Managed Systems Engineer-Secret Clearance and Relocate to Djibouti, Africa Required, Silver Bear Technologies, Washington DC

5.)  Acquisition Analyst, Transformation Systems Inc., Stafford, VA

6.)  External Elements Logistics Analyst, JHT, Inc., Quantico, VA

7.)  Curriculum Developer, Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group (MCLOG), JHT, Inc., Twentynine Palms, CA

8.)  Planning Policy and Business Analyst, MCR, Springfield, VA

9.)  Wargaming Action Officer, BAE Systems, Quantico, VA

10.)  Trainers, Global Center for Journalism and Democracy (GCJD) at Sam Houston State University, Houston, Texas (training to take place in Lebanon)

11.)  MUOS Maintenance Manager, Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) at NCTAMS-PAC Wahiawa, BAE Systems, Wahiawa, HI

12.)  P&S Combat Vehicles SHE Manager, BAE Systems, York, PA

13.)  Tech Writer/Editor II, BAE Systems, Hill AFB, UT

14.)  Helpdesk Support Service Specialist, Intermediate, SAIC, Fort Knox, KY

15.)  Adaptive Thinking & Leadership Trainer, SAIC, Fort Bragg, NC

16.)  Technical Trainer 3, L-3 Communications, San Antonio, TX

17.)  Warehouse Specialist, VSE, MCLB Barstow, CA

18.)  Gunsmith II, US Army Training Center, VSE Corporation, Ft Jackson, SC

19.)  Unexploded ordnance (UXO) Technician II, AECOM, Glen Allen, VA

 

See information/links/points of contact regarding these jobs below.

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

December 29 – January 1, Auburndale, Mass

 

January 20-22, San Diego Calif.

 

January 27-30, Genoa, Italy

 

March 15-20, Accra, Ghana

 

April 22-27, Los Angeles, Calif.

 

***  Out for Blood – The pursuit of life for the wounded on the fighting fronts of World War II

by Anastasia Kirby Lundquist

 

Blood and plasma may be the greatest gift of the “Greatest Generation”-their life’s blood given back at home for the wounded on the fighting front. They sent more than a million pints to war! And we will never know how many men and women walk the world today – or will do so in generations to come – because the life of a father or grandfather was saved by one of those gifts of a blood donor during World War II.

 

A radio show called Life to the Front, broadcast weekly over WEEI, the Columbia Broadcasting System’s New England network outlet in Boston, helped keep alive the connection between the home front and the fighting fronts.

 

Each week the broadcast was dedicated “To all the men of the armed forces of the United States… who – on every fighting front in the world – daily risk their lives in the service of their country……that they might live.”

 

Out for Blood includes first-hand accounts of actual participants in some of the war’s toughest battles, and features actual scripts from Life to the Front.

 

https://www.createspace.com/4230898

 

***  Surface Navy Association 27th National Symposium

“Surface Warfare: Distributed Lethality — Going on the Defensive

January 13-15, 2015

Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, Virginia

http://www.navysna.org/2015Symposium/Index.htm

 

***  Surface Warships Seminar & Summit 2015

26 – 29 January 2015, Genoa, Italy

The Surface Warships Summit, now in its fifth year, examines the latest debates in naval force structure and highlights innovative technologies to match operational requirements.

 

http://www.surfacewarships.com/

 

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

 

1.)  Lead Program Protection Engineer, MCR, El Segundo, CA

 

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:

 

  • Develop Program Protection Plans (PPP) for emerging strategic and tactical communications satellite programs to effectively assist the Government in delivery and sustainment of warfighting capabilities in support of the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). These duties include:
  • Develop/review and update consolidated Counterintelligence Support Plans (CISP), Integrated Threat Assessments (ITA), Operations Security Plans, System Threat and Analysis Reports (STAR), Anti-Tamper Plans (ATP), Security Classification Guides (SCG), Technology Assessment and Control Plans (TA/CP) and System Security Engineering Management Plans (SSEMP)
  • Evaluate acquisition documents for compliance with Critical Program Information (CPI) and Critical Components (CC) protection requirements in accordance with the PPP and provide a detailed written assessment
  • Conduct contractor site visits to evaluate the design, implementation and verification of system security provisions and evaluate internal, public, foreign, classified, and unclassified requests for information in accordance with the SCG and PPP
  • Facilitate the program office System Security Working Group (SSWG) meetings
  • Conduct Criticality Analysis (CA) to determine the Critical Functions and Critical Components (CC) of mission systems and develop/identify risk mitigations to the components based upon identified deficiencies and Threat Assessments
  • Review evolving security and protection concepts and policies and provide a report on the impacts to current acquisition documents PPPs, SCGs, ATPs, STARs, ITAs, CAs, CCs and TA/CPs

 

Basic Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelors’ Degree (Master’s preferred) in a related field such as Engineering, Management, Business or Computer Science
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in acquisition and management of National Security Space (NSS) programs with at least five of those years in an information assurance or cybersecurity environment
  • Broad knowledge of SMC organizational missions and acquisition management, program management, contracting, budget/finance/cost estimation principles and methodologies. Knowledge of DoD cybersecurity instructions, policies and guidelines; logistics; systems security engineering and operational support planning
  • Proficient in the standard Microsoft Office toolset, including MS Project, schedule assessment tools, acquisition strategy planning and documentation
  • US Citizenship with an active DoD TS/SCI Government clearance (Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to retain a DoD TS/SCI Government clearance)

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Certifications such as Professional Engineer (PE), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) desired

 

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=5&rid=2228

 

2.)  Financial Analyst IV, MCR, Montgomery, AL

 

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:

 

  • Provide financial management support to the services division within the Business and Enterprise Services Directorate (AFLCMC/HIC) by supporting the development and implementation of multiple commodity acquisitions within the Air Force Enterprise Services Program.
  • This should be done by: Preparing program reports and financial documentation, drawing conclusions and drafting solutions to problems relating to the improvement of financial management effectiveness, work methods, financial systems, and procedure efficiency, drafting and maintaining program budgets and other financial tracking documentation, performing budget forecasting tasks, variance identification and analysis, program or financial execution reporting and reviews, schedule analysis, earned value management (EVM) analysis, and/or providing advice and recommendations to the program office on all matters relating to budget, schedule, or EVM, and applying knowledge to, relying upon, and using automated management information systems in performing fact finding, analytical, and advisory functions

 

Basic Qualifications:

 

  • Candidate must have: the ability to assist, prepare, develop, and deliver compliant documents in support of a variety of financial management activities including Planning, Programming, Budgeting, Executing (PPBE) for program types (U.S., FMS, etc.) and tracking data IAW all current and future fiscal and appropriation law and policy including but not limited to:  DoD 7000.14-R, Vols. 1, 2 & 3, AFI 65-Series and AFMCI 65-603, knowledge of financial management and accounting functions, processes, and analytical methods and techniques to gather, analyze, evaluate, and present information required by program or project managers and customers, a high school diploma or equivalent and 7 years’ financial management experience, three (3) of which must be in defense acquisitions
  • US Citizenship with an active DoD Secret Government clearance. (Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to retain an active DoD Secret  Government clearance)

 

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=5&rid=2396

 

3.)  Enterprise Messaging Systems Engineer–Secret Clearance Req., Silver Bear Technologies, Quantico, VA

http://silverbear.hrmdirect.com/employment/view.php?req=224480

 

4.)  Managed Systems Engineer-Secret Clearance and Relocate to Djibouti, Africa Required, Silver Bear Technologies, Washington DC

http://silverbear.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=220829

 

5.)  Acquisition Analyst, Transformation Systems Inc., Stafford, VA

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Transformation-Systems-Inc./jobs/Acquisition-Analyst-f5aedee07423ff38

 

6.)  External Elements Logistics Analyst, JHT, Inc., Quantico, VA

http://www.jht.com/careers_opportunities_apply.php?id=708

 

7.)  Curriculum Developer, Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group (MCLOG), JHT, Inc., Twentynine Palms, CA

http://www.jht.com/careers_opportunities_apply.php?id=691

 

8.)  Planning Policy and Business Analyst, MCR, Springfield, VA

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=5&rid=2387

 

9.)  Wargaming Action Officer, BAE Systems, Quantico, VA

 

On-site position to serve as an Action Officer for a major Marine Corps Wargaming program. Support government Program Officer by conducting various staff actions. Staff actions include managing program schedules, coordinating with Services and government agencies, attending meetings, developing and delivering program briefs, and planning, preparing, and executing war game conferences/workshops. Serves as day-to-day interface to the government customer. Assists customer with development and articulation of program goals/objectives. Able to handle day-to-day tasks and requirements in support of multiple and simultaneous wargame projects. Serves as support staff coordinator during the execution of a game/exercise and orchestrates large support staff.

 

Responsible for program analytic tasks that include: analysis and synthesis of game results, structuring and authorship of small and large analytic reports, and coordination of post-game products. Also, assists in the design and production of wargame and scenario products to include: wargame methodology, wargame taskers, road to war, orders of battle, friendly and enemy assessments, political guidance, contingency plans.

 

The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented, assertive and inquisitive individual who can exercise initiative and takes pride in and ownership of their assigned program. Individual should have the ability to quickly transition from small detail execution to larger-picture thinking, possess a strong background in defense and strategic issues; and able to perform in high-paced, multi-tasking office environments.

 

Required Skills and Education:

Required Education Background:

  • BA in International Relations, Security Studies, Strategic Studies, Public Policy, or related fields.

 

Required Experience:

  • 7+ years professional work experience with BA/BS; or 4+ years with MA/MS
  • Experience in collaborative team/staff environments.
  • Strong analytic writing and public speaking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and mediation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in military affairs and/or foreign policy.

 

Required Skills:

  • MS Office

 

Preferred Skills and Education:

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • MA in International Relations, Security Studies, Strategic Studies, Public Policy, or related fields
  • Recent military experience (preferably USMC)
  • Military Planning experience or familiar with:
  • Marine Corps Planning Process
  • Military Decision Making Process
  • Joint Planning Process
  • Familiarity with designing,developing, and executing analytic games or exercises.
  • Demonstrated professional or academic expertise in topics relevant to current security environment, e.g., defense policy, defense capability development, amphibious warfare doctrine and concepts.

 

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security:

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.

 

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

 

People are the greatest asset in any Company …

 

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

 

Equal Opportunity Employer. Females. Minorities. Veterans. Disabled

 

http://www.baesystems.jobs/job-wargaming-action-officer-6552br

 

10.)  Trainers, Global Center for Journalism and Democracy (GCJD) at Sam Houston State University, Houston, Texas (training to take place in Lebanon)

 

The Global Center for Journalism and Democracy (GCJD) at Sam Houston State University is partnering with the Samir Kassir Skeys Center for Media and Cultural Freedom (SKF) in Beirut, Lebanon to develop a workshop for journalists and Lebanese security institutions to better work together. This project is funded in part by the Thomson Foundation through the Lebanon Freedom of Expression grant.

 

In general, our training workshops consist of individual sessions and/or panel discussions. Session topics are developed in conjunction with our trainers, based on their specific areas of expertise. Should you determine you are available to work with us, we would collaborate closely with you to develop your session(s). Typically, session lengths are between 60-90 minutes, and should include activities that will allow the participants to put the theories/ideas you present into practice.

 

The training dates are January 23, 24, & 25, 2015, in Beirut, Lebanon.

 

Typically, we expect our trainers to attend all the sessions they are not presenting at in order to add their expertise as a participant. This training is scheduled to take in the following format:

 

Day 1: Training representatives from Lebanese security sector institutions: A- Hearing from them about how they communicate to the media. B- Showing them examples of how foreign security institutions communicate. C- Debate with Lebanese journalists on how the communication can improve, based on what they would’ve learnt during the day.

 

Day 2: Training Lebanese journalists. A- Collective evaluation of press clippings from Lebanese media focusing on the coverage of the sector (based on the media monitoring report we’re developing with Maharat). B- Introduction to terminology, legal and technical issues (by a Lebanese trainer). C- Hearing from foreign reporters/trainers on how they cover the sector. D- A writing exercise based on case studies presented by trainers.

 

Day 3: Continued training. A- Planning a story (who to talk to, how to deal with official press releases, how to fact-check…). B- Reporting on live development (demonstrations, police operations, army operations, including use of social media for reporting and fact-checking). C- Closing panel debate on reporting on security institutions in politically/religiously/ethnically divided societies.

 

GCJD covers all travel, lodging, and meal expenses for our trainers, and provides a $500 stipend for each day of training ($1500 total, maximum). On the ground in Beirut, the Samir Kassir Foundation provides transportation logistics, and vets all lodging and support personnel to ensure the highest level of security.

 

Once we have a verbal agreement of your participation, our office draws up a consultant contract outlining the specific deliverables expected by both parties.

Please contact my Program Manager, Ms. Jesse Starkey at jcs052@shsu.edu or 936-294-2479 if you would like to learn more about this opportunity.

 

11.)  MUOS Maintenance Manager, Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) at NCTAMS-PAC Wahiawa, BAE Systems, Wahiawa, HI

http://www.baesystems.jobs/job-muos-maintenance-manager-6383br#summary

 

12.)  P&S Combat Vehicles SHE Manager, BAE Systems, York, PA

http://www.baesystems.jobs/job-pamps-combat-vehicles-she-manager-6376br#summary

 

13.)  Tech Writer/Editor II, BAE Systems, Hill AFB, UT

http://www.baesystems.jobs/job-tech-writereditor-ii-6426br#summary

 

14.)  Helpdesk Support Service Specialist, Intermediate, SAIC, Fort Knox, KY

http://jobs.saic.com/job/Fort-Knox-Help-Desk-Support-Service-Specialist-Job-KY-40121/81382800/

 

15.)  Adaptive Thinking & Leadership Trainer, SAIC, Fort Bragg, NC

http://jobs.saic.com/job/Fort-Bragg-Adaptive-Thinking-and-Leadership-Trainer-Job-NC-28307/214168700

 

16.)  Technical Trainer 3, L-3 Communications, San Antonio, TX

https://l3com.taleo.net/careersection/l3_ext_us/jobdetail.ftl?job=065552

 

17.)  Warehouse Specialist, VSE, MCLB Barstow, CA

http://bit.ly/1AhFxcB

 

18.)  Gunsmith II, US Army Training Center, VSE Corporation, Ft Jackson, SC

http://bit.ly/1B3SuqN

 

19.)  Unexploded ordnance (UXO) Technician II, AECOM, Glen Allen, VA

 

AECOM is currently seeking an unexploded ordnance (UXO) Technician II for construction support, avoidance, and/or clearance activities.

 

Candidates should be a graduate of a Military EOD School of the United States and have two years or more prior military EOD and/or commercial UXO experience in response munitions response actions or range clearance activities OR a graduate of a formal UXO training course of instruction (as defined in the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) TP 18 chapter 3 with three years documented experience in response munitions response actions or range clearance activities, as appropriate for the contracted operation, plus specific project/explosives safety training.

 

In addition to being able to fully perform all of the UXOSP and UXO TECH I functions above, UXO TECH II personnel may:

 

  • Properly store explosive materials per applicable guidance.
  • Determine precise location in field environment using a variety of techniques such as use of global positioning equipment, or basic land navigation techniques using topographical map and compass.
  • Perform field collection procedures to identify contaminated soil
  • Prepare an on-site holding area to temporarily stow MEC that has an acceptable risk of movement.
  • Operate modes of transportation for transporting UXO, for which the risk of movement has been determined acceptable, when appropriate.
  • Perform limited technical supervision of UXOSP.
  • Escort personnel who are not directly involved in UXO-related operations (e.g., personnel performing environmental monitoring), but have activities to perform within exclusion areas.
  • Inspect MPPEH for the presence of explosives safety hazards.

 

Minimum Requirements

Background Check, Drug Screen and Alcohol Screen, Physical

Training Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a United States Military EOD School and EOD Senior Level Badge preferred OR a graduate of a formal UXO training course of instruction (as defined in the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) TP 18 chapter 3 with three years documented UXO experience
  • 40 HR Hazwoper Certification
  • 8 HR Hazwoper Certification (If applicable)
  • OSHA Physical Certification
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • BS Degree Preferred

Why Choose AECOM?   Imagine working for a truly global company whose 45,000 employees share a singular passion: to make the world a better place. We enjoy what we do at AECOM. We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed. Come share your passion with us.

About the Business Line               Environment

Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

 

What We Offer AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It’s a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world’s most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It’s a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It’s what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

 

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

http://bit.ly/1BlQS9A

 

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