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

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hello from the sandbox!!


Just wanted to Thank You for all you have done and all your doing for our Veteran's. Your websites is awesome and I have been started sending it out to all of my contacts as well because I have a few that are not interested in going back overseas and working. I appreciate what you are doing and thanks for signing me up to your newsletter. I read it every time I get just to see if anything may catch my eye. :)  I believe Keith has moved on and found him a good job and I wish him the best.

Take care and have a great Memorial Day!!


“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.”

Friday, May 27, 2011

Explosive Ordinance Detection Dog Handler - Kabul, Afghanistan

Company Overview
Ronco Consulting Corporation has an established domestic and international presence and professional reputation in North America, that ensures the US Government and its agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and international peace and security organizations are able to operate securely and confidently. We assist our clients by identifying and mitigating risks to their people, assets and interests and specialize in supporting contingency operations, crisis response and business continuity planning and implementation, both within North America and overseas.

Job Description

Ronco Consulting Corporation is recruiting Explosive Ordinance Detection Dog Handlers to provide security to the U.S. Embassy in, Kabul Afghanistan. These security specialists will provide a specific security service, which includes special event security and static security. This Protective Services contract requires security professionals who can meet strict professional and ethical standards and professionally represent the United States abroad.

The security program is an opportunity to advance your career, pre-qualify for the Worldwide Protective Services program, and join a professional security force which supports the diplomatic mission of the United States Government.

Life in remote austere environments can be challenging and not for everyone; however, for those who have what it takes to operate in a combat region, it can be one of the most personal and professionally rewarding experiences in a lifetime.

What do we offer?

· Professional Workforce
· Comprehensive Training
· Career Advancement
· Competitive Salaries & Bonuses
· Lodging & Meals
· Complete uniform, weapons, and personal protective gear
· Challenging pre-deployment training
· Duty and housing on secure compounds
· 9 week on / 3 week off rotations with Roundtrip R&R ticket provided
· Incumbent first right of refusal
· Being a part of history

Embassy Security Force Requirements:

· Minimum of 3 years of certified military, similar police, or local guard force experience in explosive ordinance detection dog handling
· Competent and certified dog handling skills
· Proficient in access control procedures of vehicles and pedestrians
· Knowledgeable of proper patrol procedures
· Skilled in operating two-way communication devices
· Experienced in physical security and access control matters

Additional Requirements:
· Background investigation, pre-employment drug screening, and physical agility tests are conducted
· Secret clearance required
· Will be subject to medical physicals
· Valid passport and driver’s License

To apply for this position, please email your resume to india.moore@g4sgs.com. Questions may also be directed via email or by phone at 310-455-2002.

Hiring Our Heroes Los Angeles - Job Fair for Veterans Only (July 10)

Hiring Our Heroes Los Angeles
Sony Pictures Studios (Culver City, CA)
Sunday, July 10 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Veteran only opportunity ~ Everyone MUST pre-register

The U.S. and Los Angeles Chambers of Commerce will be co-hosting a premier hiring fair at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California on Sunday, July 10, 2011 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Hiring our Heroes Los Angeles will undoubtedly be the biggest and best of the 100 hiring fairs that we have committed to hold across the country through March of 2012.

We are pulling out all the stops in Los Angeles to make a difference in the state of California, which has the highest population of unemployed veterans in America with over 100,000 of our nation's heroes looking for jobs.

Veterans should pre-register on-line at: http://www.regonline.com/HiringHeroesinLA

We are working closely with Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training and Service (DOL VETS), Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), United Way, and Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) to ensure this is a premier event for the 200 employers and 1500 veterans and military spouses expected to attend. On the heels of the First Lady's Joining Forces announcement in April and the MSEP signing ceremony hosted by the Department of Defense and the U.S. Chamber in June, Hiring our Heroes Los Angeles will affirm the Chamber's commitment to include military spouses in all 100 of our veterans' hiring fairs.

To make this hiring fair even more impactful and memorable for military families Hiring our Heroes Los Angeles will be part of a larger event being organized by ServiceNation: Mission Serve to bring together military and civilian communities. Other activities will include a service project that will benefit the children of deployed service members.

Participating employers should have job opportunities available and will be expected to report the following metrics to the U.S. Chamber after the hiring fair: number of applications received; number of veterans and military spouses offered jobs; and most importantly, the number of veterans and spouses hired by your company.

Companies that are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the full program of events in Los Angeles should contact Ross Cohen at rcohen@bethechangeinc.org or 323-683-4005.

In the coming year, the U.S. Chamber will host 100 hiring fairs with local chambers of commerce across the country with the only measure of success being jobs for the one million unemployed veterans in America. If you are interested in being a national or regional sponsor of Hiring our Heroes, please contact me at HiringourHeroes@uschamber.com for more information.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Participating Buffalo Wild Wings(r) locations are showing their support of the troops by partnering with the VFW Foundation to support the Return the Favor(tm) campaign. Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of guest's food purchase when the guest shows their military ID card, VFW membership card or Return the Favor card.

Print a Return the Favor card at: http://www.returnthefavor.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Return-the-Favor-Card1.pdf
Or to find participating restaurants visit http://www.returnthefavor.org/

The program will run from May 16 through June 12. Be sure to share this information with your family and friends! Thank you for your support of America's heroes!

TESTIMONIAL, May 25th 2011

Thanks--just want to let you know that you have helped me get two jobs from your site. If I get one from this company it will be three!

Thanks a lot.

Phillip Smith

7 Secrets for Successful Military Career Transitions (via Military.com)

By Lewis Lin
CEO, Impact Interview

Transitioning from military to civilian life can seem like a daunting task. Here are my top tips for a successful military transition:

1. Attend a Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop

TAP was created to give employment and training information to armed forces members within 180 days of separation or retirement. TAP offers a three-day workshop that all ex-military job seekers should use. The workshop covers the following topics:
  1. Career exploration
  2. Job search strategies
  3. Resume, cover letter, and interview preparation
You can find the participant manual from the TAP workshop here.

2. Think about transferrable skills

How can you describe your military experiences for a corporate role? Take for example:
  1. If you trained over 200 people on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, think how your training preparation, delivery, and results could apply in a corporate classroom setting.
  2. If you helped the Navy save $3 million dollars by administering 37 government travel accounts, think how this experience could apply to a financial controller position.
  3. If you were in charge of an aircraft repair department, think how the Six Sigma principles you learned could apply to a manufacturing or operations job.
3. Find military-friendly employers

Several employers appreciate the qualities ex-military personnel bring to a civilian job. Furthermore, you’re likely to find co-workers who formerly served in the military. They can mentor you as you ease into a new working environment. For example, P&G has a networking group called “Blue and Grey” where ex-military employees help one another. Home Depot, General Electric, and Proctor and Gamble actively recruit former military officers. For more military-friendly employers who are currently hiring, visit Military.com’s Career Center.

4. Adjust from military to corporate speak

A key to getting the job is fitting in -- not only do you have to demonstrate the right skills, but you also need to adopt the right body language and speech. Here are a few examples:
  1. Be wary of military jargon. Rather than say you were the “black swan” expert, explain that you developed contingency plans for rare events.
  2. Rather than use military time, use civilian time. That is, instead of confirming an interview for 15-hundred hours, use 3 pm.
  3. No need to address your professional contacts as Sir or Ma’am. You can typically address them by their first name.
5. Connect with recruiters and headhunters who focus on military to civilian transitions.

Two of the key leaders in the field include Lucas Group and Bradley Morris. Lucas Group has helped 25,000 officers and technicians to transition from military service into civilian careers, usually matching more junior personnel with technical and sales roles, and senior personnel with director of business development roles. Bradley Morris is another military-focused headhunter that boasts a 96% customer satisfaction rate.

6. Play up your strengths as an ex-military candidate.

Military veterans are known for precise communication, individual accountability, impeccable execution and natural leadership. Don’t forget to showcase this during the interview. All four skills are in high demand, regardless of position. Give yourself credit for strengths that many non-military job candidates lack. Other key skills to play up: poise, ingenuity, and ability to handle stressful situations well.

7. Network, network, network.

Applying for jobs online may seem like an efficiency way to get jobs, but the reality is it doesn’t work well. For any given job opening, recruiters are bombarded with hundreds, possibly thousands of openings. To rise above the noise, you’ll have to network.

Start with veterans who are now in the corporate world. Don’t rush to ask for a job. If there’s no job available, the remaining time becomes one big letdown. Instead, take time to know the person. Ask how they approached the transition from a military to civilian career. Only at the end of the conversation is it ok for you to ask whether or not they are aware of any job openings. To connect with veterans for your career search, visit the Military.com Career Network.
Lewis Lin is the CEO of Impact Interview. He has over 10 years of experience in the career management industry. Lewis first began in 1999, when he started JobReviews.com, a career and workplace community. It featured company, salary, and interview reviews. He sold the company to Job.com in 2001.

Before Impact Interview, Lewis was Microsoft’s Director of Product Management and Marketing. In this role, he led a team responsible for Microsoft’s search advertising business, which generates over $1 billion in revenue per year. Lewis also worked in Microsoft’s Hotmail product planning and Windows Server marketing teams, and has held key roles at Google, Citigroup, and Sun Microsystems (now Oracle).

Lewis received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Lewis also has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.

Full article at http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/content/career-advice/military-transition/secrets-for-successful-military-career-transition.html

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Even More Freebies for Military Members!

Here are a few great links to freebies, discounts, and special offers available to military members (besides our helpful list on our newsletter...)

6 Online Resources for Veterans Seeking Jobs

Helpful article from Mashable about the 6 top websites for finding jobs available to veterans:


Bethesda Networking Breakfast: May 26

Bethesda Networking Breakfast
The Marine Executive Association's monthly networking event for wounded warriors and transitioning Marines

Thursday May 26th
7:30 - 9:00 am

Bethesda Naval Medical Center
Bldg 9 (next to galley)
Bethesda, MD

Friday, May 20, 2011

Navmar Applied Science Corporation – Environmental Scientist

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, a Professional Engineering Service firm, has assisted clients for over 30 years in meeting the challenges of an ever-changing national/international environment. We have a staff of well qualified Scientists And Engineers who apply their skills to meet the needs of Government and Industry. We are currently seeking an Environmental Scientist to join our qualified team.

Position ID: Environ-Scientist
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Type: Full time, permanent or temp

As a member of the Environmental Engineering/Scientist staff, the environmental scientist is responsible for independently authoring Programmatic Environment, Safety and Occupational health Evaluations (PESHE) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation as an Environment Safety and Occupational health (ESOH) subject matter expert. Independently applies engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test, or evaluate military weapon subsystems or systems. Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analysis, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation. Interfaces with system or program contractors, vendors, and government representatives regarding the technical aspects of engineering programs/projects.

Required - Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, chemistry, biology or equivalent science. Each advanced technical degree may be substituted for a year of experience. Knowledge of environmental compliance policy of the DOD & DON as an Environment, Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH) Subject Matter Expert.
Minimum - 4 years performing the foregoing functions.

To respond to this listing please send your resume via email to:  employment@navmar.com.

Welcome Home To Veterans

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Missing Memorabilia

Morning Lucy,
I have a vet who would like to replace a certificate presented by his squadron that he no longer has. The squadron decommission there number and was commissioned another number, for example VF101 to VF171 Grim Reapers in 1977. The presentation by the Naval Squadron referred to him as being a “plank owner” a tradition by the Navy to present a piece of a ship to all crew members but in this day and age a certificate. He states the certificate was 12x24 inches and decorated nicely with Davie Jones Locker. The Squadron was located in NAS, Oceana, Virginia.

Can you direct me in order to help replace the missing memorabilia for the veteran?
Eddie L. Falcon
Disabled Veterans Outreach
Program Specialist, (DVOP)
Norwalk Workforce Services
12715 S. Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Office: (562) 929-9139; Fax: (562) 929-3266

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

IMMEDIATE HIRE - Tester / Software Openings

Freedom Consulting Group 

 Freedom logo

Freedom Consulting Group is hiring now for three ***immediate fills***

Location:  Merrifield VA

**Security Clearance Required: TS/SCI**

Two Tester Positions to be filled immediately  ($115K - $123K)

Position Experience Requirements:
  • Automated Testing (Required)
  • Unit and Component Testing (Required)
  • UNIX/LINUX (Required)
  • Bugzilla Software (Preferred)
  • Eclipse Software (Preferred)
  • Fundamental knowledge of C++/Python Code (Preferred)
  • SQL/MySQL (Preferred)

One Software Engineer Position to be filled immediately ($123K-$135K)

Position Experience Requirements:
  • C++ (Required)
  • Script language: Python, Perl (Strongly Preferred)
  • Object Oriented Design (Strongly Preferred)
  • Automated Testing (Required)
  • Unit and Component Testing (Required)
  • UNIX/LINUX (Required)
  • Bugzilla Software (Preferred)
  • Eclipse Software (Preferred)
  • SQL/MySQL (Preferred)

To apply for these positions, please email your resume to  

Questions may be directed to the same email, or via phone at 310-455-2002.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Denver Technical Professionals Networking Event-No Cost Meeting

A no cost networking opportunity! Everyone is invited to attend and participate! 

Denver Technical Professionals Networking Event-No Cost Meeting with Door Prizes 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 6:30-8:00 p.m. 
One Lincoln Park-2001 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 


Our meetings are back! The Denver Technical Professionals will be having a meeting and EVERYONE in the Denver Metro area is invited with RSVP. We will be meeting in a Premiere Penthouse Suite on the 30th Floor of One Lincoln Park located at 2001 Lincoln Street in Denver, CO-Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is requested to Krystal Mires at krystalmires@gmail.com.

This meeting has been generously sponsored by Don Preisser with YOUR CASTLE REAL ESTATE. An expert in Relocation matters.

Who should attend:

*** Recruiters, Hiring Managers, CEO's anyone who will be relocating employees during the upcoming months and beyond. Recruiters, this is an opportunity to meet technology professionals face to face, save time on recruiting.

****Account Executives-this is a perfect opportunity to network with the technology community and build business.

***Technology Professionals-meet like minded industry leaders. Develop a solid network of individuals who are working in the field like yourself.

***Job Seekers-A great opportunity to meet decision makers face to face, speak to other professionals to find out what they have done to get the roles that they are presently working in.

***Employees in Transition-Are you working, but desiring a change? More money, better commute, more opportunity. This is your opportunity to meet with individuals working for other companies to find out if there company may be the right place for you. You will also be able to meet with recruiters, hiring managers and CEO's face to face.

Everyone is welcome at our meetings. All attendees should make RSVP to:
krystalmires@gmail.com. RSVP quickly as space will fill quickly(We have over 1400 members!)   720-434-4277

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Military and Veteran Employment Expo

Knowledge International – Land Force G1/AG (Personnel) NEEDED ASAP

Knowledge International based out of Alexandria, VA is tasked with putting together an assessment team which will conduct a capabilities assessment (CBA) of the operational readiness and organizational effectiveness of the United Arab Emirates Land Forces. The team will not only assess those areas within the immediate control of the land forces commander, but also assess those areas outside the land forces that impact land force capability.

Directing the CBA is recently retired Lieutenant General Thomas Turner II, USA Army and 7 additional Command Advisors. KI is currently seeking a G1 (Personnel) Command Advisor for the project, and the job description and qualifications are as follows:

Land Force G1/AG (Personnel) (NEEDED ASAP)

Former Army O-5, 6, 7 DIV G1/J1 and/or PSB Commander. Advises on the development of personnel programs required to support operations; develops forecast for predicting personnel requirements; develops personnel support strategies for all land forces capabilities to include those allocated to reserve forces; coordinates personnel for vacancies; develops programs for improving recruitment and retention. The most ideal candidate will have a progressive career as a G1/AG Officer, and experience with one of the Pentagon or Joint Staff organizations before retirement.

Below is a brief outline on the terms, procedures, and pay for this project.

Compensation is based on a formula that takes a daily rate, adds the non-taxable per diem of $160.00, and also adds in a 10% bonus.

That total comes out to $1,000 a day for your offer. 

You will be paid at the end of every month beginning on June 1st, and you will be paid that $1,000/day rate for the total number of days you are on the project.

You will be paid the per diem in a separate check at the end (that is non-taxable). 

There is also a bonus that will be paid out if you finish the contract. 

If for some reason you decide to leave early (before the end of the contract) you would not earn the bonus portion (-10%).

It is our intention to at some point before the termination of the assessment contract (4 months) to offer an opportunity for full time employment for a period of two years (through the implementation) and hope that you will consider staying on when that offer is made

Qualified and interested candidates can submit their resume to Anthony via email at Anthony@knowledgeintllc.us and qualified candidates will be contacted to discuss the opportunity more in depth. Candidates that are deemed to be a fit and interested will be scheduled for a call with KI’s Managing Director, COL (ret.) Dan Monahan to discuss details, and submitted to LGT Turner ASAP for consideration.

 For those individuals not interested in the opportunity, please feel free to forward this information along to anyone that might be interested or qualified for this opportunity.

Monday, May 2, 2011


Camino Real - Free Sit-Down Forklift Training

Testimonial - May 2nd 2011

Hi Lucy,

I think we can pull the advertisement now, I have more than enough CVs to meet the need… the response has been nothing short of staggering… 300+, with some very good candidates.

Once we fill the role/s I will let you know who we selected and attempt to contact the remainder to advise them of the outcome.

Cheers for now.