DEFCON 1 newsletter for August 14, 2019

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 newsletter for August 14, 2019

Issue # 614


This edition of DEFCON 1 comes to you from Jamestown, North Dakota.


*** 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.

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.


***  Sign up for regular free delivery of this newsletter through Google Groups by sending an email to Ned at


***  When you learn about a job opportunity in the defense sector, such as a position that comes open with your company, you send me the title, organization, location, and a brief description; link; or contact information, and I’ll share. This is a cooperative network. That means everyone’s participation is required to provide job opportunities to share.


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


Aug 13-15                                            Fargo/ Jamestown/Kulm, ND

Aug 21-23                                            San Diego, CA

Sept 4-6                                                Copenhagen, Denmark

Nov 25-27                                            Kuwait City, Kuwait


***  Surface Navy Association West Coast Symposium

Waterfront, Pier 2 Naval Base San Diego

August 22, 2019


***  Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies (MAST)

Northern Coasts 2019

Bella Center

Copenhagen, Denmark


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


1.)  Transport & Supply Assistant, MCRI, Oeiras, Portugal*


2.)  Cybersecurity III, MCR, Montgomery, AL


3.)  Data Protection & Identity Management (DPIM) Specialist, MCR, Mons, Belgium*


(* Note:  I work for MCR.  If you are qualified and interested in any of the MCR positions above, send your resume to me (at when you apply and I’ll also contact the hiring manager on your behalf.  I am entitled to an employee bonus if you are hired.)


4.)  Senior Strategy & Business Development Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Quincy, MA


5.)  Program Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Bloomington, MN


6.)  Senior Materials & Process Engineer, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Scottsdale, AZ


7.)  Senior Aerospace Test Engineer, DCS Corp, Lexington Park, MD


8.)  DIRECTOR FOR SUBMARINE/SUBMERSIBLE DESIGN & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, Naval Sea Systems Command, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia


***  From Sue Klima:


9.)  Communications Specialist II/Events Manager, Akoya, Washington, DC


Akoya, a small, woman-owned communications firm, is seeking an experienced Communications Specialist II/Events Manager to work with a team of Akoya communicators supporting the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Procurement Officer in Washington, DC



  • Serve as Akoya’s client-facing lead for events and special projects, meeting regularly with client to define requirements and timeframes
  • Plan for and conduct all aspects of conference, event, and meeting planning and logistical support as well as monthly webinars, with the assistance of the events coordinator and support from the full Akoya communications team (writers, graphic designer)
  • Supervise and mentor the Events Coordinator
  • Develop a schedule and project plan for each event, brief the Events Coordinator, and determine how responsibilities will be shared; supervise progress by the Events Coordinator and hold regular meetings throughout the implementation of the project plan; monitor and update the project plan
  • Collaborate with the Akoya creative team lead to prioritize and schedule all deliverables related to events or special projects; assist the assigned staff (writers, graphic designers, or other communications support) as needed in executing the deliverables; provide research, writing, and proofreading support alongside the creative team; meet with the creative lead weekly or more often as needed to review status of deliverables; coordinate with the other Akoya client-facing lead to resolve any conflicts in scheduling of creative team resources
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of all event operations including, but not limited to, development of event agendas, coordination of all logistical support activities (travel, accommodations, meeting facilities, audiovisual equipment and other supply needs, and coordination with the venue), management of event registration, oversight and staffing of registration desk during events, development and distribution of event materials, and development and placement of event signage
  • Independently develop and/or manage the development of strategic communications and marketing plans for activities as assigned, including assessing target audiences to determine communications needs and developing marketing campaigns to effectively reach target audiences
  • Provide direction for internal and external outreach strategies across various channels to maximize reach and engagements of DHS’s stakeholders
  • Participate in strategic planning initiatives related to current outreach events
  • Participate in client conferences as requested
  • Travel to Pittsburgh as required



  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience in events management and communications
  • Strong writing and editing proficiencies
  • Detail orientation with strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Prior managerial experience



  • Capable of strategic thinking and analysis of varied and complex matters
  • Experienced and skilled in effective methods to reach targeted markets
  • Capable of follow-up assessments of communications and/or marketing campaigns to ensure effectiveness of efforts
  • Experienced in supporting similar efforts for other government clients
  • Able to work under limited supervision
  • Capable of learning (absorbing the culture—learning about the many varied tasks required daily; ability to offer and accept constructive criticism)
  • Able to represent Akoya in a polished and professional manner and to make sound business decisions on behalf of Akoya and its clients
  • Customer focused (understanding the importance of our clients and prospects)
  • Able to tolerate stress (handling multiple tasks without getting rattled)
  • Technical knowledge (use of Word, Excel, PPT, Access, and social media platforms)
  • Skilled in time management (using time and resources to get the job done)
  • Skilled in oral and written communication (able to articulate clearly, to speak, write, edit, and proofread in accordance with standard English grammar and usage)


Please submit resumes to: No phone calls accepted.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


***  From Kristen Pironis:




Hope this message finds you well. We have a new position with the organization. We’d love to have it include in your newsletter. Thanks!


Kristen Pironis

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications


Annapolis, MD


10.)  Communications Coordinator, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation, Annapolis, MD


11.)  Design Engineer, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), U.S. Department of State, Obsidian Solutions Group, Arlington, VA


12.)  Submarine Combat Systems Engineer, ASSETT, Inc., Manassas, VA


13.)  Nuclear Surety Engineer, ZENETEX, Ogden, UT


14.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, NGA, ZENETEX, Springfield, VA


15.)  Engineering Technician IV, contingent position, ZENETEX, Patuxent River, MD


16.)  Program Coordinator (Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program), Customer Experience Center of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC


17.)  HM&E Engineering Tech IV (Torpedoman), AECOM, NEWPORT NEWS, VA


18.)  Submarine Project/Program Management Advisor, NTT DATA Services Federal Government, Washington, DC


19.)  Mid-Level Software Developer/Programmer, The MIL Corporation (MIL), Lexington Park, MD


20.)  PHYSICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS), Bremerton, WA


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Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)

7813 Richfield Road

Springfield, VA 22153

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