. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: February 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Welcome to Dogs on Deployment

Dogs on Deployment is a non-profit which promotes responsible pet-ownership and provides military members an online resource to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during deployments. DoD was launched June 2011 and has steadily been growing with the help of our supporters. There are several ways you can help us.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Disabled Veterans National Foundation Offering Free Online Webinars Starting February 28th to Provide Veterans with Effective Job Hunting Skills

DVNF, stepping up its efforts to help Veterans land jobs upon returning home from service, will sponsor a free online webinar series to provide all Veterans, active duty, reservists or retired members of the U.S. Military, and those supporting Veterans -- including Veteran Service Officers, spouses, and family members with critical job hunting and interviewing skills. The first webinar, a "Resume and Cover Letter Boot Camp," is from 2-3 p.m. EST February 28th, and Veterans can register free here.

The webinar will be conducted by Rod Dillehay, EVP of VeraData, and Gulf War Veteran Mark Walker, Deputy Director National Economic Division at The American Legion, the largest Veterans service organization in the country. Walker will provide an overview of essential resources available to veterans in finding employment, and will explain benefits of legislation impacting Veterans and employers alike. Dillehay, having 20+ years experience screening, interviewing and hiring job candidates, will provide resume and cover letter advice and insight.

The February 28th webinar will teach Veterans how to create organized resumes that will get noticed by human and computer eyes. Veterans will learn how to translate their military service into relevant experience that is desirable to employers, how to use LinkedIn to find jobs, and how to word cover letters so they get an employer's attention.

"The webinar is an efficient way for us to reach thousands of Veterans with current and effective job preparation skills," said Raegan Rivers of DVNF. "There is nothing more important to our heroes returning from service than finding a meaningful position in the workplace and in society. This will be tremendously beneficial to the men and women who want a fresh start--and the jobs they deserve--after serving our country."

Future webinars will cover productive job hunting, effective interviewing skills, and information about how the new Veterans Jobs Bill benefits soldiers and employers.

Veterans can learn more about the webinars at www.dvnf.org/webinar.php .

Via  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/disabled-veterans-national-foundation-offering-free-online-webinars-starting-february-28th-to-provide-veterans-with-effective-job-hunting-skills-2012-02-20

BCDS Inc. – F-15 Aircraft Maintenance Instructor

BCDS Inc. – F-15 Aircraft Maintenance Instructor

F-15 Aircraft Maintenance Instructor

BCDS Inc. is actively recruiting experienced Aircraft Maintenance Personnel with instructor experience.

Positions Include:
Avionics, F-15 Avionics, Fighter Crew Chief Commons, Fighter Aircraft Maintenance, Aerospace Ground Equipment, Aircraft Fuel Systems, Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems, Aircraft Metals Technology, Aircraft Structural Maintenance, Aircraft Electronics, Aircraft Sensors and Electronic Warfare Systems and Aircrew Flight Equipment.

Openings at Sheppard AFB, TX; Pensacola NAS, FL; Keesler AFB, MS; Lackland AFB, TX; and Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.

Civilian Education:
REQUIRED: Associates Degree in US Air Force Specialty Code 2A3X3, 2A6X2, 2A7X1, 2A6X6; or Associates Degree and 3 years relevant experience.

Military/Government Experience:
DESIRED: Recent experience in US Air Force Aircraft Maintenance. US Air Force Basic Instructor Course.

REQUIRED: All positions require National Agency Check Investigation (NACI), Some positions require active Secret Clearance.
Applicants must hold a valid US Passport.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
Position pending contract award in May, 2012.

BCDS is are an equal opportunity Employer

Please submit your application online at: http://www.4x4bcds.com/employment-application.html


F O R   I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E

Jack Child
10 Northern Blvd, Suite 7
Amherst, NH 03031
Office 603.641.3294
Fax 603.641-3293


DATELINE:  Amherst, NH

February 10, 2012

Operation Stripes for Vets Franchise Promotion Giveaway, sponsored by Black Dawg Franchise Group LLC, has returned for 2012, and one lucky returning Iraq/Afghanistan veteran will win his or her own YELLOW DAWG STRIPING franchise valued at $28,000.

Started in 2011 by Black Dawg Franchise Group President, Jack Child (himself an Air Force veteran), as a way to draw attention to the stubbornly high unemployment rate for returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and as a way to say “Thank You” for their service, Operation Stripes for Vets awarded its first franchise to Andrew Smith of Pilot, Virginia, an Army Purple Heart Recipient, on Memorial Day, 2011.

When asked how YELLOW DAWG STRIPING fit in with his personal goals, Andrew had this to say: “By working hard and investing my time and effort in my own business it allows me to provide a more comfortable life for my family. The customers are great and given the nature of the work I can schedule my work, meet the needs of my customers, and still have time for my family. I have been impressed with Jack and the entire YELLOW DAWG crew and I give thanks every day for this opportunity.”

For Iraq and Afghanistan vets who are interested in winning their own YELLOW DAWG Parking Lot Line Striping franchise, entering the giveaway is easy. Just visit www.StripesForVets.com for the Giveaway Rules and submit a video on the Yellow Dawg Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/YellowDawgStriping) explaining why you should win the franchise. Then tell all your friends to “like” your entry. The top ten vote-getters will become finalists (others may be chosen as finalists as well – see Contest Rules) and the winner will be chosen by Black Dawg’s panel of judges.

The franchise and equipment is worth $28,000 and includes the Franchise Fee of $7500 (waived), a Graco State-of-the-Art Airless Line Striping machine valued at over $8,000, premium traffic paint donated by The Sherwin-Williams Company, stencils, tools, uniforms, complete training and a custom cargo trailer with YELLOW DAWG logo and markings (graphics donated by Fetch Graphics). 

“One of the things we hope to do with our Operation Stripes for Vets is to make the public aware of the difficulties our returning veterans are having finding work when they get home. We can’t give away a franchise to everyone who enters, but we hope this giveaway is used as a model or an inspiration for other businesses to do what they can to help those who have served our country,” said Child.

Andrew Smith, last year’s winner, offered this advice for those thinking about entering the Operations Stripes for Vets Giveaway: “First of all, thank you for your service. You have already accomplished so much with your life, but don’t stop now. Just do it! You really do have a chance at winning this and if you do win it will change your life for the better!”

YELLOW DAWG STRIPING is the Pavement Marking Affiliate of the BLACK DAWG multi-brand franchise system, which also includes BLACK DAWG SEALCOAT and BLUE DAWG POWER WASH.  Parking Lot Line Striping is a unique niche business and YELLOW DAWG STRIPING is a leader in the industry.  For franchise information Call 1-800-998-3294 or visit www.FranchiseDawg.com.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command and Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)

Dear AW2 Community Support Network Member,

The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command and Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) want to be your primary source for support and timely and accurate information regarding wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families. As a valued member of the Network, we would like to hear your opinion about our performance as well as suggestions for improvement. I also encourage you to forward this message on to other colleagues who work with wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families.

Please take a few moments to provide candid feedback assessing the effectiveness of our command communications program. Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMZFF2M  to access the questionnaire.

Responses are anonymous and requested by Friday, March 16, 2012.

If you have additional questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at: warriorcarecommunications@conus.army.mil.
Thank you for all that you do to support wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families.


COL Greg Gadson
Director, U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Send "Cheer" to Military Families When You Buy a Box of Cheerios

Cheerios® and the USO are proud to team up to support military families
When duty calls, our nation's military families rise to the challenge to help support our country.  Military families, whether on bases or in their communities, often face separation, relocations, single parenting duties and economic stress.  There are more than 1.4 million active duty military members supported by more than 3.6 million family members, and 70 percent of married active duty military members have children.
Cheerios® and the USO are partnering to send "Cheer" to military families to thank and encourage them for their commitment to our country.  Specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will feature "Cheer" postcards, which can be cut out and mailed to military families through a partnership with the USO.  Even more, for each postcard received, Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO to help support programs for military families.  Cheerios has already donated $150,000 and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received by November 30, 2012.
Cheerios invites you to show your appreciation by sending a simple "thank you" using the "Cheer" postcard found on the front of specially marked boxes of Cheerios in stores through mid-November.
How Does the Program Work?
Locate a specially marked Cheerios cereal box in your grocery store.  After purchasing the box, there are just 3 easy steps!
  1. Cut out the postcard found on the front of the box.  You will see cut out lines around the "Cheer" in the Cheerios logo.
  2. On the back-side of the postcard, write a message of encouragement or a simple "thank you."
  3. Add postage, and drop the pre-addressed post card in the mail.
Once the postcards are received, the USO will distribute them to military families on bases and in USO centers.  Sending your 'thanks' is a simple, personal gesture of appreciation that will mean so much for the recipient.
About the USO
The USO is a nonprofit organization that helps lift the spirits of America's troops and their families.  For over 70 years, the USO has provided a touch of home to our troops and their families through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services.  When a loved one is away serving, the USO steps in to be a second family for our military families, providing support and tools.  The donation from the "Cheer" program will help fund services and programs like the following:
USO Centers
Supporting and comforting military families throughout the world

Military families —whether on bases or in their communities—face isolation, relocations, single parenting duties and often, economic stress. At more than 160 locations, the USO steps in by offering social activities for families, navigation tools for moving to new communities, and support during difficult times such as deployment and loss of a loved one.  USO Centers adapt to the changing needs of families — in these difficult economic times, they've begun offering "no dough dinners," where military personnel and their families can get a free dinner when the paycheck runs low, no questions asked.
With You All the Way
Helping kids cope when Mom or Dad is deployed or comes home different

Imagine what it is like to be a child knowing that your parent is in harm's way, and yet trying to be a typical kid like all your friends. "With You All the Way" is one of the USO's signature family programs developed in partnership with the Trevor Romain Foundation to help children and their families prepare for deployment, stay connected during the separation, plan for reintegration and at times, cope with the wounding or loss of a military parent. "With You All the Way" reaches kids through performances at schools, DVDs and kits – all to provide them with the tools they need to live a normal life while Mom or Dad is away serving.
United Through Reading's Military Program
Keeping families connected through the power of a simple story.

The USO joined United Through Reading® in 2006 to host the Military Program.  Using all the emotion and inflection as if they were in the same room with their children, troops visiting a host USO Center, or even stationed at a Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan, read one of many available storybooks into a video camera.  The USO mails the DVD recording and book home.  Children then watch Mom or Dad and listen to their loving voice at bedtime, naptime, or anytime.  Families back home complete the circle by sending back a touch of home – a photo of the child watching the deployed Mom or Dad reading the book.  In 2010, the USO shipped more than 70,000 books and DVDs to military families, bringing the total recordings for the past three years to more than 184,000.  
Connecting families with their loved ones abroad

With OPERATION PHONE HOME®, the USO provides that very important personal connection that helps deployed troops reach out to their families and stay in touch. Since the program's inception, the USO has distributed more than 2.8 million prepaid international calling cards, each featuring 300 units of talk time.  In 2009, the USO launched a satellite-based connectivity network, providing a private phone network, high-speed Internet bandwidth and WIFI access points for deployed troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. In 2010, troops made nearly 2.5 million free phone calls home using this network – an average of 200,000 free calls per month. Also thanks to this network, a number of deployed fathers in forward operating bases have gotten the chance to see the birth of their children via Skype. 
For more information on the USO, visit www.USO.org.

via http://www.cheerios.com/Articles/Send-Cheer-to-Military-Families

Friday, February 24, 2012

Disabled Veterans Relief Fund $10 Donation Drive - Help a Disabled Vet

The Disabled Veterans Relief Fund is a non-profit organization that is on a mission to provide necessary equipment and services to injured and disabled veterans.  Resources are provided to veterans for their rehabilitation and home accessibility needs.  

Our disabled veterans have given so much to protect us and preserve our freedoms, only to return home to painful recoveries and an uncertain future. We honor them on this site, and with the work we do on their behalf every day.

The Disabled Veterans Relief Fund depends on the public’s generosity to provide financial support for its essential programs. A tax-deductible donation will provide vital support to our nation’s disabled heroes.  

A donation to our organization helps provide:
  • Adaptive exercise and physical therapy equipment
  • Specialized physical therapy programs
  • Accessibility and mobility equipment
Adaptive equipment and programs are a vital to disabled heroes regaining their physical independence.

Please honor these brave men and women by making a tax-deductible donation to Disabled Veterans Relief Fund:

$10 can go a long way in helping a vet! Visit the DVRF Facebook Page to make a donation and support their fundraising drive.

You can also visit the DVRF Home Page to make a donation in a different amount, or set up a recurring monthly gift amount.


Hiring Heroes Career Fairs in 2012 - Save the Dates

Testimonial February 23rd


I believe this effort has done very well for us...We have reviewed countless responses and resumes from your listings.  Thank you.

We are bidding another proposal of similar nature and will need to post more ads.  I will be in touch regarding this sometime tomorrow or early next week.

Thank you again for all your efforts.


Curtis Baker
Interactive Marketing Director

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Easter Seals Veterans Employment Program: Helping Vets in VA, DC, & MD

In July 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment Training Service  (VETS) awarded Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region the opportunity to take on the Veteran Workforce Investment Program (VWIP) grant over the course of three years. Each year, funds will be allotted to provide career guidance, placement assistance, and green jobs training  for eligible unemployed veterans who reside in Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Jobs may include, though not limited to, weatherization, janitorial, administrative, construction, or computer trades/IT. 

The Veterans Employment Program (VEP) provides eligible veterans assistance in finding and  obtaining employment. The program provides monthly ‘Job Prep Workshops’ to educate veterans on job search strategies, resume techniques, and current labor market information, including green jobs. Workshops will include briefings or presentations from employers looking to hire veterans and an opportunity for veterans seeking employment to exchange information on job search strategies with other veterans.
The VEP and workshops are also beneficial to veterans who are actively searching for employment on their own. The program can provide support services and referrals such as, transportation, housing assistance, job coaching, mentoring, counseling, and training. 
The program is open to veteran residents of: Northern VA; Washington DC; Calvert County, Charles County, & St. Mary's County, MD.

Please visit the Easter Seals Veterans Employment Program's homepage for more information.

Tip: click the pictures below to view the VEP brochure.

Tempered Steel’s Wounded Warriors

Visit the Tempered Steel website: http://www.TemperedSteelInc.org
Contact Luana Schneider, Executive Director: luana@temperedsteelinc.org

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Why Veterans Are a Good Fit for Tech Jobs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Unemployment numbers are down, but there are 220,000 military veterans who are still looking for work. Though these vets are having a tough time finding jobs, they’re actually well equipped to work in the tech sector — many vets are skilled in computer security, SQL and troubleshooting.
Some employers are reluctant to hire those in the National Guard or Army Reserve, due to the required time off for service or training. But these employers could earn a tax credit upward of $9,600 for hiring veterans. These tax credits and an improving job market could help the American economy achieve First Lady Michelle Obama’s goal of hiring 100,000 veterans and military spouses by 2014. Tech companies such as Microsoft and Google have stepped up to the plate thus far.
The infographic below, produced by Payscale, points out tech jobs commonly filled by veterans, lists common skills of veterans and shows why veterans are a good fit in the tech sector.

Free Tax Prep for Veterans & Active Duty Military through Feb. 26

Liberty Tax Service salutes veterans, active military and their immediate family members with free tax preparation at all participating Liberty Tax Service offices from Feb. 20 to Feb. 26.  This is for first-time customers of Liberty Tax.
“We want to give something back to honor the brave men and women who valiantly defend us and the American way of life,” said Scott Roth, franchise owner of Liberty Tax Service. “We look forward to helping them this year.  Tax advice is always free regarding military service tax issues or any tax concern. Just call and ask.”
Call Liberty Tax at 866-871-1040 or visit libertytax.com to locate a branch near you.

Career Expo for People with Disabilities & Veterans: Mar. 16 (Washington, DC)

CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine's Career Expos For People With Disabilities bring industry and government together with people with disabilities who are entry level and professionals in all career disciplines. The next expos are:

March 16 - 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

April 24, 2012
10:00AM - 3:00PM
The Westin Copley Place Hotel
10 Huntington Street
Boston, MA 02166

Participants: it is strongly recommended that you pre-register online and attach your resume - this not only ensures that it will be included in a resume disk given to all recruiters, but also ensures your early entry into the expo.

To register, please visit: http://www.eop.com/expo


PARTIAL EXHIBITORS LIST for the Washington, DC Expo:

Bronze Sponsors:

CAPITAL ONE - Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One has one of the most widely recognized brands in America. As one of the nations top ten largest banks based on deposits, Capital One serves banking customers through branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. www.capitalone.com

FREDDIE MAC - Freddie Mac is a shareholder-owned corporation, chartered by Congress, whose people are dedicated to making the American dream of decent, accessible housing possible. Over the years, Freddie Mac has made home possible more than 50 million times, ensuring financing for one in six homebuyers and more than four million renters. Every day, Freddie Mac reaches beyond the mortgage business to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Through our extensive philanthropy program—anchored by the Freddie Mac Foundation—we support many charitable organizations and civic groups that strengthen families and communities. To date, we've invested more than $321 million to make a difference in people's lives. Freddie Mac's employees participate in our philanthropy through a strong giving and volunteerism program that fosters a culture of caring for each other and for the communities we serve. First and foremost though, reaching out means being committed to our community of employees who help achieve our mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the housing market. We best demonstrate our commitment to being a good corporate citizen by valuing and respecting our employees. We also create for them a world-class, diverse environment with opportunity to grow and contribute while maintaining a balanced life. We are committed to being a premier employer and offer our employees a progressive work environment that encourages innovation and rewards success. Reaching out also means ensuring that minority - and woman-owned businesses in our community receive opportunities to compete fairly. We are widely recognized for our leadership in this area. Our employee and supplier diversity programs rate highly among Essence magazine, Hispanic Business magazine, and Latina Style magazine. At Freddie Mac, we recognize that good citizenship is good business. www.freddiemac.com/careers

THE BOEING COMPANY - Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest combined manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircrafts. With additional capabilities in rotocraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles, and advanced information and communication systems, the company’s reach extends to customers in 145 countries. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Boeing employs approximately 155,000 people in 48 American states and 67 countries, with major operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, Southern California, and St. Louis. www.boeing.com/careers

Other sponsors:

» Aerojet  www.aerojet.com
» Air Force Civilian Service www.afciviliancareers.com

» Bender Consulting Services www.benderconsult.com
» The Boeing Company www.boeing.com/careers
» Capital One www.capitalone.com/careers
» Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service www.cms.gov/careersatcms
» Central Intelligence Agency www.cia.gov
» Comcast www.comcast.com
» Constellation Energy www.constellation.com
» CSC www.csc.com/careers
» Defense Security Service www.dss.mil
» Department of Defense (DCPAS/RAD) www.goDefense.com
» FDA/CBER  www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/
» Federal Aviation Administration www.faa.gov
» Federal Bureau of Investigation www.fbijobs.gov
» Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) www.fdic.gov
» Freddie Mac www.freddiemac.com/careers
» Internal Revenue Service www.jobs.irs.gov
» Johns Hopkins University Graduate Studies www.grad.jhu.edu
» Lockheed Martin Corporation www.lockheedmartin.com/careers
» National Credit Union Administration www.ncua.gov
» National Geospatial Intelligence Agency www.nga.mil
» National Industries for the Blind www.nib.org
» National Institutes of Health www.jobs.nih.gov
» National Security Agency www.nsa.gov/careers
» National Science Foundation  www.nsf.gov
» Naval Research Lab www.nrl.navy.mil
» Naval Sea System Command www.navsea.navy.mil
» NAVAIR www.navair.navy.mil
» Next Era Energy www.nexteraenergy.com/careers
» NISH www.nish.org
» Northrop Grumman Corporation www.careers.northropgrumman.com
» Office Secretary of Defense Washington Headquarters Services www.hrd.whs.mil
» Pepco www.phicareers.com
» SPAWAR ATLANTIC www.spawar.navy.mil

» Transportation Security Administration https://tsajobs.tsa.dhs.gov
» University of Virginia www.virginia.edu
» U.S. Agency for International Development http://www.usaid.gov/careers/
» U.S. Census Bureau www.census.gov
» U.S. Department of Energy www.jobs.energy.gov
» U.S. Department of Justice  www.usdoj.gov
» U.S. Department of State http://careers.state.gov
» U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission www.nrc.gov
» U.S. Secret Service www.secretservice.gov/join 

Please register at: http://www.eop.com/expo 

Invisible War Movie - Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

We are looking for photographs of service men and women who are survivors of MST (Military Sexual Trauma).

At the film's closing -- to drive home the point about how widespread this crime is, and how many people from all the various branches it has affected --- we are going to be posting a wall of photos of survivors.
If you would like to be a part of this wall, please email us a picture of yourself (just yourself with no one else in the photo). In service attire is preferable, but not necessary.


Social Security Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors

Most people think of Social Security as a benefit for retirees. In most cases, you need to be age 62 or older to receive social security benefits, but there are other situations when one can receive Social Security benefits. One example is Social Security Disability Insurance, and if you are a wounded veteran, or current military member who is unable to perform his or her duties due to an illness or injury, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Benefits under a program called the Social Security Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors. And it’s also possible in some situations to receive these benefits when you are on active duty without affecting your pay or other benefits. Let’s take a closer look at this program and how it can benefit our nation’s Wounded Warriors, please click on the link below:


The 7th annual Salute To Veterans Parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in downtown Riverside, CA.

The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. All parade units will stage at or adjacent to Riverside Community College, 4800 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, CA. Please arrive at staging area no later than 08:30 am PST. Stop at the check in tent to ask where the Loma Linda Women Veterans position is located in the staging field.
I have specially made baseball caps available to you on the morning of the parade. Please wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather that day. Attire: Red, white or blue shirt with jeans or slacks and comfortable shoes for walking. Transportation will be available for those who cannot walk the route.
Porta potties, water, coffee and donuts or cookies will be available in the Staging Area near the Command Post.
There is a parking garage near the start of the parade off Magnolia. Disabled parking is located near staging area in Lot E (see map) you must be there before 0830 to ensure the ability to get into the disabled parking lot.
The parade will happen RAIN OR SHINE.
I am looking forward to seeing you all there. If you have questions please contact us at (909) 478-7070 and ask for Rose Krueger.

Lisa Roybal
Women Veterans Program Manager

Testimonial February 20th 2012

This just came in through LinkedIn

Hello Ms. Jensen,  As a Vet I wanted to thank you for the link to military-civilian.com.  I'll check out the site too as there may be something you all have for those of us who got out years ago and are now unemployed.  Again, thanks!  Sean W.

Calling all Georgia Veterans...free Driver’s License!!!

See the link and save yourself some money. http://team.georgia.gov/georgia-news/free-drivers-licenses-for-veterans/

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group - Consultant/Jr. Business Analyst

Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group is a management and technology consultancy focused on the Life Sciences vertical market delivering high-value Sales & Marketing, Managed Care & Government Contracting, Commercial Operations, Information Management and Analytics solutions to both major and middle market pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies. We have an 18 year track record in solutions, software development & integration.

Currently we are looking for Military Veterans with an interest in IT consulting and/or the Life Sciences industry that we can mentor and train to help us grow our organization.  All candidates must be local to New Jersey or willing to relocate.

Location: Somerset, NJ

As a Consultant/Jr. Business Analyst you will work very closely with a team of Alliance employees to develop and enhance your skills.  You will work with assigned business customers to determine needs regarding business processes and functionality, make recommendations as appropriate.  In this role you will recognize opportunities to improve business processes and make recommendations to help business partners accomplish work more effectively and efficiently and/or increased quality and reliability.

Job Responsibilities:
•             Facilitate requirements gathering sessions from both technical and non-technical business personnel
•             Transform results of requirements meetings into documentation using standard formats
•             Seek corrections and incorporate changes into documentation; facilitate final sign-off from appropriate business unit officer/s
•             Develop business cases including ROI/TCO estimation
•             Work closely with project team by assisting in evaluation of business/functional requirements in order to create data models, system requirements, technical specifications
•             Articulate complex ideas, issues and designs to varied audiences; communicate project objectives, scope and direction to project team; educate IT staff on business vision and plan
•             Manage system changes and keep requirement documents current; negotiate changes to project plans based on new requirements. Enforce change management processes and capture all changes as new revisions of systems documentation
•             Assist in validation of systems against business/functional requirements

You will gain knowledge and experience in:
•             Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences industry
•             Contract Management and/or Enterprise Contract Lifecycle Management environment, either buy side or sell side domains
•             One or more of the following commercial CLM packages: Emptoris/diCarta, Nextance, Selectica/Determine, I-Many CM, Model N, ContractSphere or Ariba/Procuri
•             Process modeling, financial analysis, business value analysis and business process design
•             Author business and functional requirements documents and other technical documentation
•             Understanding of e-Business concepts and Web based system technologies
•             External facing applications planning and design
•             Creation of workflow diagram creation, system mockups using HTML or wire frame diagrams and Use Cases
•             Creation of test plans and related documentation
•             Facilitation and consensus building skills

Required Qualifications:
•             Strong analytical skills (school or work)
•             Strong communication and people skills
•             Proven writing skills (white papers, training/process documentation)
•             Ability to manage multiple tasks
•             Exceptional attention to detail

(Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, English or Economics preferred but not required)

Interested candidates, please send resumes to recruiting@alscg.com with the job title in the subject line.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration: Mar. 31 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC)

More than 216,000 North Carolina residents served in Vietnam, and some 1,600 made the ultimate sacrifice in that war. Now, the USO of North Carolina and Charlotte Motor Speedway, with support from the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters, will honor their service with an incredible Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration on March 31 for the military members and their friends and families.

Vietnam veterans never received the type of homecoming celebration that today's troops receive as they return from service. To honor those who served and the military members who returned from combat, the USO of North Carolina is holding a long, overdue homecoming celebration. Hosted by the USO of North Carolina and Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration 2012 is set to be an unforgettable experience featuring live entertainment, displays and demonstrations, military salutes, and much more!

Veteran Service Organizations will be on-site to assist veterans. Please bring your DD Form 214 so they can help, if needed.

Reserve your FREE ticket now!

To reserve a scooter for the event, please contact ScootAround at www.scootaround.com or 1-888-441-7575.

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For all inquiries regarding this event, please e-mail welcomehomeinfo@uso-nc.org

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