. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: January 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The VA Mortgage Center: Specializing in helping veterans with all of their mortgage needs

From time to time, you may find yourself running short on cash or find your credit card bills escalating out of control. Did you know that you can use your VA eligibility along with the equity in your home to help alleviate some of your financial stress? VA home loans are now available up to $417,000 and even more if you live in AK or HI.

5 Reasons to use a VA Cash-Out Refinance

1. Pay off high interest rate credit cards with high balances
2. Consolidate a 1st and 2nd mortgage into one loan with no mortgage insurance
3. Pay off any outstanding collections
4. Home improvements
5. Extra money for the holidays

To see if you qualify, or for more information regarding your benefits, visit our partner the VA Mortgage Center.com at www.vetfriends.com/valoans.cfm.

The VA Mortgage Center is founded on 2 principles:

First, every military service member and veteran should be aware of their VA Benefits for home loans.

Second, interested service members should be guided through the VA home loan process by a knowledgeable VA loan specialist.

VA Mortgage Center's knowledgeable Veteran loan specialists are waiting to answer all of your questions and help you with the entire mortgage process. You may contact one of our specialists online at www.vetfriends.com/valoans.cfm.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Battlespace Flight Services, LLC

Our continued growth has created a wealth of career opportunities.  We offer our employees exciting aviation support work in a high-energy environment that encourages teamwork, unprecedented attention to detail and professionalism.

Manager, USAF Acquisition Program Management - Dayton, Ohio
Needs to be filled immediately
Salary: DOE
Some Assistance in Relocation
Department: Operations
Reports To: Program Manager, PWC
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Summary:
Provide acquisition program management support to the Global Hawk Program. Support includes Program Studies, Analysis and Acquisition Support Services for the Global Hawk Program’s Modernization Branch. Provide support to transition a highly visible ACAT 1 program from EMD to Modernization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide acquisition program management support to transition the Global Hawk program from EMD to Modernization.
Provide a thorough assessment of the Acquisition Program Baseline to determine current status and level of compliance and develop close-out actions for the current contract to close-out EMD.
Document findings, actions, and compliance with the exit criteria and assist in gaining approval to move into modernization.
Assess the contract’s compliance with DoD policies, instructions and directives and provide a measure of effectiveness for the contract and its associated processes and procedures.
Assist in the development of a follow-on modernization contract that is consistent with the overall program acquisition and sustainment strategy, up-to-date with current DoDI5000.02 and related policies, and provides a disciplined, structured process that is flexible enough to continue delivering warfighter capability.
Align the modernization contract to the capabilities roadmap so that it serves as the enabler for the development and fielding of future capabilities
Assist in the development and approval of a new contract vehicle for the modernization phase and updating key program documents such as the Life Cycle Management Plan and the Systems Engineering Plan

Required Education and/or Experience:
Acquisition Professional with 2-3 tours in acquisition billets. Participated in development, coordination, and execution of major program milestones. Experience as an Integrated Product Team lead or equivalent. At least 8 years related acquisition experience required, at least 5 of which will have been in a leadership position. Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree a plus.

Additional Qualifications:
Extensive experience with defense acquisition management processes as contained in the DoD. 5000 series directives required. Clear understanding of the OSD and USAF Acquisition organization. Program Management Certified DAWIA Level III in Program Management. Excellent communications skills, both written and verbally, required.

Security Clearance Requirements: SECRET

Service and Rand Requirements: USAF 0-4 to 0-6 corresponding GS

Please Contact Lisa Johnson at:
Phone: (702) 485-3681
email: l.Johnson@battlespfs.com

Thursday, January 20, 2011


4th Annual Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament 20 May 2011

My wife Nancy and I cordially invite you and/or your company to participate in the fourth annual Claude D. Alexander memorial golf tournament being held at the Cedar Point Golf Course, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD on 20 May 2011.  Claude, a wounded Vietnam veteran (amputee) and a peer visitor to wounded Warriors and Marines at Walter Reed and Bethesda died in a sports parachute accident.  He provided counsel and guidance to hundreds of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines during their recuperation at these medical centers and coordinated sporting and weekend outings (several in which we were honored to participate) to allow them R&R away from the daily grind of their extensive regimen of physical therapy.

All proceeds from this tournament benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at http://www.semperfifund.org/, additionally; sponsorship and part of the golf costs are deductible as we are both 501 (c) (3) organizations. Last year we donated $19,500 to the Semper Fi Fund.

If you are interested in participating as a sponsor or player please contact me directly.

Thank you,

Ted Harwood
Vice President
Sentel Inc, Spectrum Engineering Group
22776 Three Notch Rd, Ste 102
Lexington Park, MD  20653
(o) 301 737 5600
(f) 301 737 5604
(c) 240 298 8865

Marine - Home Modification

Dear Volunteers:

The Yellow Ribbon Fund has been asked to help out with modifying the home of a Marine Lance Corporal who is going to be discharged from Walter Reed at the end of March. He is paralyzed from the chest down, after an IED hit his Humvee in Afghanistan in 2009. The modifications to his parents home will allow access for his wheelchair. He and his family live in Prince William County, VA.

Please see the attached for more information.

If you can donate to this worthy cause, please respond to this e-mail with your pledge. You can send the donation to the Yellow Ribbon Fund at your convenience. Please note on your check that your donation is for “Himan.”

The Yellow Ribbon Fund will donate $10,000. If we fall short of pledges, we will take care of it with existing funds. Thanks so much for your help with this special project.


Mark E. Robbins, CAE
Executive Director
Yellow Ribbon Fund

4905 Del Ray Avenue
Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814
PH: 240-223-1180
FX: 301-654-7674

Featured in the 2009/10 Catalogue for Philanthropy.
"One of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region."

Fort Meade Community Job Fair

Everyone is invited to the Fort Gorge G. Meade COMMUNITY JOB FAIR
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 9a.m- 2p.m
Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road, Fort George G. Meade, MD

Open to all Job Seekers!
Information on entering Fort Meade
Individuals who want to attend the job fair and do not possess a DoD ID card or DoD sticker on their vehicle must enter Fort Meade via MD Route # 175 at the Reece Road gate.

All individuals must present photo ID card or drivers license.
All drivers must show current vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance.
All vehicles will be inspected upon entering the installation.

Hosted by:
Fort George G. Meade FMWR
DLLR / Anne Arundel One Stop Career Centers
Army Community Service (ACS)
Navy Fleet & Family Service
Army Career & Alumni Program (ACAP)


Contact:  Jerome Duncan
Phone: (410) 674-5240

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fort Meade Community Youth/Teen Fair

Fort Meade Community Youth/Teen Job Fair
Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fort Meade’s McGill Training Center
8425 Zimborski Avenue, Fort Meade, MD 20755

All youth and teens between ages of 14 and 20 are invited to attend. Meet employers! Bring your resume!

Sponsor by:
Fort Meade’s Army Community Services and Child, Youth & School Service
DLLR/Anne Arundel One Stop Career centers
Fort Meade’s Family, Moral Welfare & Recreation (FMWR)
Navy Fleet & Family Support Center
Army Career & Alumni Program (ACAP)
Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation/Workforce Division
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation

Individuals who want to attend the job fair and do not possess a DoD ID card or a DoD sticker on their vehicle, must enter Fort Meade via Route # 175 at the Reece Road gate only! All individuals must present a photo ID card or Driver’s License. All drivers must also show current vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance. All vehicles will be inspected upon entering installation.

Contact: Jerome Duncan
email: jduncan@dllr.state.md.us
Phone: (410) 674-5240

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

OMNITEC Solutions – Software Engineer, Web Portals Web Application Developer, Share Point

OMNITEC Solutions provides a truly unique combination of interwoven business management and technical services, with each service targeting the enhancement of communications to improve efficiencies.

Founded, 1999, Veteran Owned, 190+ employees, with anticipated 2010 revenues of $30M+. Our core competencies include Strategic Management Services, Web Based IT Solutions, and Broadcast Communications & Engineering Support.

Whether increasing the performance metrics of a web portal or better enabling the senior management of a federal agency or military command to communicate their mission and vision, OMNITEC provides the solutions

11.0003.DC: Software Engineer, Web Portals Web Application Developer, SharePoint.

Opportunity to be trained on SharePoint Portal integrations!

OMNITEC Solutions (http://www.omnitecinc.com) is seeking a Web Applications Developer for the large scale design, envelopment, implementation, and integration of an Enterprise SharePoint Portal solution.

Required skills include:
 - BS and 7+ years total experience with 2+ years of Object Oriented Development experience in .Net (Asp.net 2.0, Ado.net) or C# (C Sharp);
- SQL Server 2005 capabilities to create tables, stored procedures, views and using reporting services to make custom reports;
- Experience in Windows OS environment using XP and windows Server 2003;
- Rapid Application Development skills (Agile, SCRUM, etc) are highly preferred as our IT team members work closely with our clients and end users;

Helpful skills include:  - At least 1 year of experience designing and developing with MOSS (SharePoint) 2007, with experience using SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio
2005, custom Workflows, custom web parts, and custom Application Pages;
- Experience in creating Features and packaging them up as Solutions for deployment in a MOSS environment;
- Experience in creating custom master pages and content pages;
- Knowledge of developing Word 2007 templates and integrating those templates into a SharePoint document library;
- "Webmaster" experience for maintaining web sites;
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (CS) 3.0 or 4.0, Flash, Photoshop, and Cascading Style sheets;

As these positions support the Intelligence community, US citizenship and an active Top Secret clearance is required, with the ability to obtain SCI access.

This position is located in Washington, DC (20535) and is Metro accessible.
Please forward resume & compensation history.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Raytheon Polar Services

Raytheon Polar Services – Experience Antarctica!

Seeking a unique adventure as well as employment?  How would you like to be one of the few people on the planet to have the opportunity to live and work in Antarctica?  Raytheon Polar Services is the primary contractor for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program.  We are currently looking for people to deploy to the McMurdo or South Pole Antarctic research stations on a contract basis beginning approximately August/October 2011.

There are three contract lengths:  Summer - (Approximately) October through February, Winter - (Approximately) February through October, or Year-Long - (Approximately) October through October. 

We are looking for Primary and Alternate employees to fill all contract positions.  The Primary is first in line for the position. The Alternate is next in line to deploy should the Primary be unable to meet deployment requirements.

All contract positions include competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  For the time you are in Antarctica compensation also includes travel to and from the ice, room & board, and you are eligible for a performance-based bonus upon successful completion of your contract.  FYI - Only authorized personnel are allowed on station and you need to remain on station for the duration of your contract except in case of emergency.  Check out our website at http://rpsc.raytheon.com/.  All applicants must be able to provide proof of U.S. or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency once employment is offered and pass strict physical, dental, and psychological (for winter-over positions) examinations in order to qualify for deployment.  Offers of employment are also contingent upon ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.  Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.  All employees must also comply with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedures.

If you like to live on the edge and are interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - go to Raytheon Jobs and apply today.  

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Recap of 2010 from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Dear Lucy,

Did you hear? Iraq and Afghanistan veterans scored big last December.
For most of 2010, Washington was bogged down in partisan gridlock. But IAVA didn’t give up. We testified in front of Congress, we walked the halls of the Capitol, we pounded away in the national media and we ultimately made 2010 a historic year for new veterans.
From securing critical New GI Bill upgrades to ending the outrageous mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery, IAVA showed all 2.2 million new vets that we’ve got their back. And that’s not all we got done. Other wins included:

• Passage of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
• The repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” (DADT)
• Increased job protections for veterans working for Congress
• Passage of the Zadroga 9/11 First Responders Bill

That’s six major victories. With this momentum, we'll be introducing IAVA’s 2011 Policy Agenda during our 6th Annual Storm the Hill trip in February. Vets from across the country will travel to Washington, D.C. and tell the new Congress what matters most to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll let you know how you can help us make an impact at Storm the Hill and in all the battles to come in 2011.
We couldn’t have accomplished so much without your support. With you on our side, 2011 will be another huge year for new vets.

Paul Rieckhoff
Executive Director and Founder
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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