DEFCON 1 newsletter for 13 January 2016

by Ned Lundquist
Published on: 01/13/2016
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Surface Navy Association 28th National Symposium

The Surface Warfare Strategy:  A View Beyond the Horizon

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

January 12-14, 2016

http://www.navysna.org/2016Symposium/Index.htm

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 newsletter for 13 January 2016

http://www.yourdefcon1.com/

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Issue # 443

 

“Only a mediocre person is always at his best.”

– W. Somerset Maugham

 

***  Welcome to the latest edition of the number one Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter, “DEFCON-1,” a networking newsletter featuring job opportunities and career advice for those who are part of the global defense, aerospace, maritime, marine technology and security industry.

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***  In this issue (This week’s jobs are listed here, and then offered with links or in more detail below):

 

1.)  Senior Proposal Manager (Director, Proposal Development), MCR, McLean, VA

2.)  Senior Engineer, Requirements Management, MCR, Norfolk, VA

3.)  Director Intelligence Programs, MCR, McLean, VA

4.)  Senior Director, Strategic Communications, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), Fairfax, VA

5.)  Insider Threat Analyst, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), Chantilly, VA

6.)  Integrated Product Development Team Lead – Operational Support, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), Pittsfield, Mass.

7.)  Defense Acquisition University Librarian, CSRA, FORT BELVOIR, VA

8.)  AH-64E Guardian Platform Support Services, CSRA, DALEVILLE, AL

9.)  Unix System Engineer / STRATCOM / NE / TS clearance required, CSRA, OFFUTT AFB, NE

10.)  Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott AFB, IL

 

11.)  Prin. Metrology Engineer, BAE Systems Electronic Systems, Nashua, NH

12.)  Red Cell Intelligence Analyst, BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, Fort Belvoir, VA

13.)  Shipfitter Craft Supervisor II, Structural Department, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, CA

14.)  DIRECTOR FOR SHIP INTEGRITY AND PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING (Senior Executive Service (SES)), Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, DC

 

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

 

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

 

January 22, Northwood, UK

January 25, Naples, Italy

January 26-28, Bucharest, Romania

January 29. Deveselu, Romania

February 1, Rome, Italy

 

***  Surface Navy Association 28th National Symposium

The Surface Warfare Strategy:  A View Beyond the Horizon

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

January 12-14, 2016

http://www.navysna.org/2016Symposium/Index.htm

 

***  MARITIME SECURITY 2016 EAST CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOPS

March 21-23

Norfolk, Virginia

 

Maritime Security 2016 East is the fourth installment of the Maritime Security East program series, building upon the successes of last year’s conference in Jacksonville, FL. As the fourteenth maritime security conference hosted by Homeland Security Outlook since 2011, Maritime Security 2016 East furthers a commitment to address the needs of governments, law enforcement, and critical infrastructure to counter the challenges of securing coastlines, inland waterways, and their critical infrastructure.

 

http://www.maritimesecurityeast.com/

 

***  Surface Warships 2016

26–28 January

Bucharest, Romani

http://www.surfacewarships.com/

 

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

 

1.)  Senior Proposal Manager (Director, Proposal Development), MCR, McLean, VA

 

MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. Since 1977, 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

 

MCR is seeking a hands-on Proposal Development Director to lead and support all major proposal efforts for the Department of Defense, Federal Civilian, and National Intelligence agencies that are managed from our headquarters facility in McLean, VA. This solution-oriented individual will report to the Vice Chairman of the company and assist with standing up our new in-house Corporate Proposal Development Center, participate and/or manage proposal development, and implement and train on processes and procedures to ensure high quality, compliant and compelling proposals.  For the past 3 years MCR has acquired regional proposal support through an outsourced support model. The Proposal Development Director will be responsible for managing all aspects of the daily proposal operations and establishing the infrastructure needed to support proposals efficiently and effectively.

 

Qualified candidates will currently be performing in a Senior Proposal Manager role but also have proven experience and exposure at the Director level.  This position will require the individual to engage at multiple levels to perform proposal development activities for different functions (proposal management, writing, editing, color team reviews, etc.), overseeing other contributors’ work, and managing the B&P budget.

 

In addition to supporting the corporate proposal development process, duties will include:

 

  • Building a searchable database of past performance citations and resumes Building a proposal content reuse library.

 

  • Building a proposal graphics library.

 

  • Developing and implementing proposal training.

 

  • Managing proposal consultants, as needed.

 

  • Working closely with Proposal Operational Leads to ensure Bid and Proposal schedule, budget, and content meets planned expectations.

 

  • To perform this job successfully, the candidate will be required to demonstrate the a strategic approach to leading pre-proposal and proposal development efforts including driving win theme strategies and conducting competitive analysis in collaboration with Business Development Directors, Operational Managers, Capture Managers, Subject Matter Experts, and Corporate Leaders. Specific Duties include:

 

  • Managing proposal development activities by building schedules, building compliance outlines, tracking author inputs, and scheduling and managing reviews. Coordinating requirements with Capture Managers and Contracts; analyzing customers, competitors, and internal capabilities.

 

  • Running Win Strategy sessions with Business Development Directors, Capture Managers, Operational Leaders and Subject Matter Experts to capture marketing oriented hot buttons, win themes, and approach features and benefits.

 

  • Leading proposal team meetings, such as kick-off meetings, all team reviews (pink, red, gold, etc.); and other reviews, as necessary.
  • Leading and interpreting solicitations to identify critical items required for a compliant response.

 

  • Interviewing program/project managers and technical personnel to collect technical and methodology information to incorporate into writing/editing a winning technical approach in each proposal section.

 

  • Analyzing proposal sections for consistency and clarity, compliance with RFP/RFI/RFQ requirements, and alignment with proposed solutions and themes. Preparing for and conducting kick-off meetings, strategy sessions to coordinate inputs (writing and editing) and directing team members to ensure professional proposals and on-time delivery.

 

  • Maintaining configuration integrity, including version control, of evolving proposal artifacts using SharePoint.

 

  • Remaining current on all amendments and modifications to the solicitation and disseminating that information to applicable team members.

 

  • Performing quality checks on all proposal sections and volumes, responsible for accuracy and quality.

 

  • Enforcing the proposal schedule with the capture manager or technical lead. Leading internal lessons learned meetings to identify ways of improving the proposal process; participating in debriefs with the government; and documenting recommendations for improvement.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

 

  • 10 years proposal development experience in Federal contracting, on programs of $50 million and larger, with proven supervisory experience, and managing and coordinating work of multi-disciplinary teams.

 

  • Must be an expert in the use of Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint or other collaboration tool.

 

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

 

  • Ability to understand and communicate complex technical concepts and solutions effectively.

 

  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and a strategic thinker. Extensive experience with industry best practices in proposal management and development.

 

  • Experience leading and managing large proposals from RFP to completion. Ability to multi-task, such as: formatting documents, proofing and editing, researching (especially calling experts within the company to develop content). Proven experience working in both support and management roles.

 

  • Must be available to travel as required.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • BA or BS in English, Journalism, Marketing, or related is preferred

 

  • SM&A or Shipley experience preferred

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

MCR participates in the DHS E-Verify program.

 

Apply for this Position

http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=5&rid=2897

 

2.)  Senior Engineer, Requirements Management, MCR, Norfolk, VA

http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=5&rid=2912

 

3.)  Director Intelligence Programs, MCR, McLean, VA

http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=5&rid=2915

 

4.)  Senior Director, Strategic Communications, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), Fairfax, VA

https://careers-gd-ais.icims.com/jobs/17373/senior-director%2c-strategic-communications/job

 

5.)  Insider Threat Analyst, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), Chantilly, VA

https://careers-gd-ais.icims.com/jobs/16700/insider-threat-analyst/job

 

6.)  Integrated Product Development Team Lead – Operational Support, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), Pittsfield, Mass.

https://careers-gd-ais.icims.com/jobs/16807/integrated-product-development-team-lead—operational-support/job

 

7.)  Defense Acquisition University Librarian, CSRA, FORT BELVOIR, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=160873242

 

8.)  AH-64E Guardian Platform Support Services, CSRA, DALEVILLE, AL

http://jobview.monster.com/AH-64E-Guardian-Platform-Support-Services-Job-DALEVILLE-AL-US-160873215.aspx

 

9.)  Unix System Engineer / STRATCOM / NE / TS clearance required, CSRA, OFFUTT AFB, NE

http://jobview.monster.com/Unix-System-Engineer-STRATCOM-NE-TS-clearance-required-189-Job-OFFUTT-AFB-NE-US-160873209.aspx

 

10.)  Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott AFB, IL

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/425699300

 

11.)  Prin. Metrology Engineer, BAE Systems Electronic Systems, Nashua, NH

http://www.baesystems.jobs/job-prin-metrology-engineer-12690br#summary

 

12.)  Red Cell Intelligence Analyst, BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://www.baesystems.jobs/job-red-cell-intelligence-analyst-13606br#summary

 

13.)  Shipfitter Craft Supervisor II, Structural Department, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, CA

http://www.baesystems.jobs/job-shipfitting-craft-supervisor-15743br#summary

 

14.)  DIRECTOR FOR SHIP INTEGRITY AND PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING (Senior Executive Service (SES)), Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424510300

 

 

 

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