Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FYI: In the News

Army targets APG for Possible Job Cuts July 28, 2014

The 2.5 million square-foot C4ISR office complex houses 5,000 employees at Aberdeen Proving Ground but could face job losses under a new assessment.
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:30 am | Updated: 12:30 pm, Fri Jul 25, 2014.
By Cheryl Mattix cmattix@cecilwhig.com

ELKTON — Cecil County Executive Tari Moore is concerned about a recent Department of the Army report that targets Aberdeen Proving Ground for a potential loss of 4,300 military and civilian jobs by 2020 as a result of federal budget cuts.
“This has the potential to impact a number of people who live in Cecil County and work at APG,” Moore said on Tuesday afternoon.
She will attend a “Community Call to Action” on Aug. 4 at Aberdeen High School to learn more about the impact potential job reductions could have on Cecil and Harford counties. Moore is urging citizens, public officials and business leaders to attend the meeting, which will from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Army Alliance and Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor is organizing the event, which includes a panel discussion and a question-and-answer period, to raise awareness in the community that a major employer could be cutting jobs in the next few years.
APG employs a total workforce, including military, civilians and contract employees, of about 22,000, according to Kelly Luster, director of communications at the U.S. Army Garrison at APG.
“The majority of APG’s employees fall into the civilian category,” Luster said. He didn’t have exact numbers for how many APG employees live in Cecil County, but he said Cecil has the second highest number of employees behind Harford County, which has the most.
Others live in Baltimore County, Delaware and Pennsylvania mostly, he said.
APG is one of nine Army installations in the country targeted for potential troop and personnel cuts and only one of two on the East Coast. Fort Meade is the only other Maryland installation impacted.
“The DoA has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignment, which was released June 26,” said Karen Holt, regional manager for the CSSC.
“Final decisions have not yet been made,” she said, indicating the impetus for this proposal is the result of federal budget constraints and decisions to reduce Army’s active duty troops from 570,000 to 490,000.
“Sequestration could further reduce the number to 420,000,” Holt said.
Army Alliance and CSSC members hope public awareness to this issue will rally people to write letters to their U.S. senators and congressional representatives voicing their concern about the negative impact such a job reduction would have on the local economy and the Army’s mission at APG.

Today's Veteran Jobs

Jobs are located in Cecil and Harford Counties

Job TitleCompanyJob Location
1.Financial Advisor - Perryville, MD (Cecil County)PNCPerryville, MD
2.Installed Sales CoordinatorLowe'sNorth East, MD

Production Support Lead (Proposal Effort)
Acentia - Baltimore, MD
Acentia is a premier provider of technology and management solutions that provides state-of-the-art lifecycle information technology (IT) services to Health, Government, and Commercial IT clients.

At Acentia, we understand that our employees are our greatest asset. Our goal is to create an environment where employees can do important, purposeful work and be rewarded for individual and team success.

You will work among the best and brightest in the industry. You will be a part of an organization dedicated to advancing your career and one that embraces participation and rewards achievement. We are looking for individuals that are passionate about the mission they support and are committed to the customers they serve.

Acentia is seeking a Production Support Lead to join our team to support the Medicare Appeals System (MAS) Maintenance project for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).


The Production Support Lead will oversee a team focused on providing day-to-day operations and support of a mission-critical CMS system. The production support team is responsible for providing user support and training, COTS product administration, issue resolution, and supporting release activities.

Responsibilities to include (but not be limited to) the following:

Lead and mentor production support staff

Be the single point of contact to customer management for the team on production support and operations issues

Ensure production support, user support, and operations SLAs are met

Required Skills

Minimum Experience:
10-12 years’ IT experience with 3-5 in operations and production monitoring and support in a mid-tier environment

Experience in Java/J2EE, Siebel Analytics, Oracle Business Intelligence, and Oracle DBMS strongly preferred

Functional experience and expertise in Medicare appeals and/or with CMS XLC strongly preferred

Experience with CMS MAS system/operations desirable

Skills and Qualities:
Ability to work well independently and in a team setting

Adaptability, flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity and change

Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills

Excellent attention to detail and good analytical skills

Proven ability to manage your time

Proven ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures

Education/Certifications: (Desired or Required)

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field.

Physical Requirements:
Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc.

Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

Work Environment :
Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area.

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate.

Acentia takes pride in a positive and friendly atmosphere with the drive to succeed. We are looking for people who will contribute to our culture with a positive attitude and the ability to multitask and problem solve. Come join us!

To learn about our company history, goals and team members go to www.acentia.com .

Must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only.

Relocation will not be offered.

EEO/AA employer. Female, minority, veterans and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for 5C.

If you want the distinction and benefits that come with being employed by a world-class organization that offers you the opportunity to support critical programs essential to the continued safety and prosperity of the United States, while allowing for personal and professional growth, then we would like to hear from you….

For more details about Acentia, follow this link http://youtu.be/s8zfxHx3TNM or visit our website www.acentia.com to learn more!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Today's Veteran Jobs

Employer: Booz Allen
Job Title:  IA/Cybersecurity Specialist Job   Reference Code: 01175468
City: Aberdeen   State: MD   Zip Code: 21001   FEIN#: 
Description:  IA/Cybersecurity Specialist-01175468


Key Role:
Perform IA support tasks as directed by the Information Assurance Program Manager (IAPM). Perform Designated Approving Authority (DAA) staff review, comment, and assistance on Information Assurance packages (DIACAP) and review Information Assurance packages (DIACAP) for content and presentation of evidence of proper implementation of IA requirements. Provide feedback and consultation to Pre-deployment Information Assurance Security Officers (IASOs) and assist them with getting the Approval to Operate (ATO), Interim Approval to Operate (IATO), Interim Authority to Test (IATT), and Approval to Connect (ATC) packages to the PEO standard. Assist PMs with developing Information Assurance (IA) Strategies (IASs) as required by the Clinger-Cohen Act and DoD Acquisition policy, coordinate these IASs with HQDA for Army CIO/G-6 Approval to support major milestone decisions. Respond to taskings from HQDA, PEO Staff, CECOM Staff, other agencies, and Warfighters in the field as they relate to IA for ArmyTactical and Developmental systems. Maintain the Army Portfolio Management Solution (APMS) database for tracking IA accreditation status and providing portfolio and acquisition management oversight of all the Program Manager's (PdM) projects, for Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance for Programs of Record. Manage and maintain an online repository of current system C&A documentation on the Army Knowledge On-line (AKO) and AKO-SIPRNET (AKO-S) to meet requirements of AR 25-2, Army, and DoD level requests for information and provide the support and documentation required by the IA managers and soldiers in the field and IA security-engineering support, as needed.


Basic Qualifications:-3+ years of experience with information assurance and cybersecurity-Knowledge of DIACAP, RMF, AR25-2, AR380-5, DoDD 8510.01, DoDD 8500.2, DoDI 8500.1, and other IA/Cybersecurity policy-TS/SCI clearance-DoD Approved IA Certification

Additional Qualifications:-Experience with DIACAP in the Army preferred-Knowledge of network and application security threats, attack techniques, and mitigation options preferred-BS degree in EE or CS preferred

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

Integrating the full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems, working by their side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/Disability/Vet.

Job: Information Technology
Primary Location: United States-Maryland-Aberdeen

VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Application Website: http://client.maxoutreach.com/Jobs/Job.aspx?Job=8898659

Employer: Booz Allen
Job Title:  Cost Analyst Job   Reference Code: 01174232
City: Aberdeen   State: MD   Zip Code: 21001   FEIN#: 
Description:  Cost Analyst-01174232


Key Role:
Perform as a member on the US Army client acquisition command staff. Provide cost estimating support to a DoD program. Develop Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE) using ACEIT to perform cost analysis and various ad-hoc analyses relevant to program cost. Work as part of a cross-functional team to assist with managing and executing a large government program. Develop Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support quantitative data analysis, provide business consulting, conduct research, prepare graphs and charts, and analyze and interpret cost and programmatic data. Support cost benefit analyses, cost proposal evaluation, and economic studies and analyses, as required. This position is located in Aberdeen, MD.


Basic Qualifications:-4+ years of experience with performing detailed financial analysis-Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, ACEIT, or SEER Suite-Knowledge of cost estimating toolsets, including Crystal Ball or @Risk-Knowledge of DoD acquisition, financial, and PPBE processes-Ability to produce a cost estimate for an ACAT I sized program for all program milestone requirements-Secret clearance-BA or BS degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or Engineering

Additional Qualifications:-Experience with working in a team in a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment; can work with minimal supervision-Ability to multi-task-Ability to detail-oriented-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills-Possession of excellent data gathering and analysis skills-Certified Cost Estimating/Analyst (CCEA)

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Integrating the full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems, working by their side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/Disability/Vet.

Job: Finance and Accounting
Primary Location: United States-Maryland-Aberdeen

VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Application Website: http://client.maxoutreach.com/Jobs/Job.aspx?Job=8898999

Employer: Genuine Parts
Job Title:  Part Time Automotive Counter Sales (Retail) Job   Reference Code: 184445
City: Abingdon   State: MD   Zip Code: 21009   FEIN#: 
Description:  Job Id: 184445
Company: NAPA
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Nearest Major Market: Baltimore, MD, US

Job Description 

NAPA Auto Parts is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working Counter Sales Representative to join our rapidly growing team of Auto Parts professionals. The Counter Sales Representative is the ideal position for knowledgeable and energetic people who have a passion for automotive parts and believe in taking care of the customer and the power of teamwork. As a Counter Sales Representative, you will primarily be focused on helping customers with their auto parts questions, do-it-yourself projects and auto parts needs.
  • Bringing customer focus and high energy to our fast-paced stores
  • Helping other team members when working with customers or finding auto parts
  • Operating a cash register and navigating computer and paper catalog systems
  • Working towards continuous improvement with our in store processes and procedures

    NAPA's ideal Counter Sales Representative will have strong Know How and experience of all things automotive, and will bring a passion for delivering customer care to the job every day.
    Other requirements include:
  • ASE (P2) parts certification, a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivated to train and learn
  • Ability to thrive and have fun in a busy, fast-paced retail environment
  • Knowledge of cataloging AND/OR inventory management systems, a plus
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Valid driver license AND/OR reliable transportation
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check
    Closing Statement 

    In the 1920's, America fell in love with the automobile. More and more vehicles began traveling the roads, creating a need for an auto parts distribution system that could keep pace with the demand to keep our automobiles running. In 1925, NAPA was founded to meet those needs. Since then, we've sped our way to become a powerhouse in the auto parts industry. Fueled by the popularity of the automobile, our name can now be seen on over 5,800 stores, 58 distribution centers, and 13,000 NAPA AutoCare facilities across the country, and we're not stopping there.

    Our 80 years of experience has made us an industry leader, but don't let our age lead you to believe we can't keep up with the changing times. We're not your grandfather's NAPA. As our vehicles become more advanced, we've adapted our business in ways that allow us to stay ahead of the curve. We're constantly updating our inventory of over 500,000 parts, opening new stores, reaching out to customers in new ways, and most importantly, we're hiring new talent to join our ranks.

    It's an exciting time to join our team and we need people like you to help us accelerate our business into the future. Our growth depends on the dedication and enthusiasm of our employees. At NAPA, we want to continue to expand our presence, but at the heart of our business we just love automobiles. That's probably one of the reasons you're visiting this page. You share our passion to help customers, both retail and wholesale, keep their vehicles running. At NAPA, you'll be part a team that's building on an 80-year legacy of NAPA KNOW HOW, backed by the best employees in the world.
    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Application Website: http://client.maxoutreach.com/Jobs/Job.aspx?Job=8908815

    Employer: PepsiCo Corp
    Job Title:  Manufacturing Front Line Team Leader   Reference Code: 51377.32111
    City: Aberdeen   State: MD   Zip Code: 21001   FEIN#: 
  • Lead team of 15 to 30 hourly Manufacturing, Warehouse, or Traffic associates with varying levels of experience and education
  • Responsible for people and team development, quality performance, cost, service and safety
  • Develop individuals and the team to solve operational issues
  • Motivate the team to achieve performance targets
  • Organize and facilitate team meetings to achieve continuous improvement process
  • Coach team members to use the process and facilitate problem solving on the floor
  • Job level will vary based on experience and scope of role
    Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short & long term performance goals
  • Communicate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues
  • Motivate team members to achieve plan goals
  • Organize and facilitate work team meetings (examples: pre-shift, roundtables, etc.)
  • Solve daily operational issues
  • Administer policies and practices Initiate and implement projects
  • Conduct presentations and formal training programs
  • Improve team communication and engagement
  • Think quickly, creatively and challenge team to do the same
    Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Degree preferably in Engineering, Business, Operations Management, or related major
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work in an unstructured environment with the ability to make tradeoff decisions quickly
  • Ability to give/receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to lead a team based approach to decision making Demonstrated ability to work in a results oriented, challenging environment
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills
    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree Authorized to work in United States on a permanent basis
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Willingness to work off shifts, weekends, & holidays
  • Must pass a drug screen and background investigation
    PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    If youd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law (http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster) & EEO is the Law Supplement (http://pep.jobs/eeo-poster-supplement) documents by copying and pasting the appropriate URL in the address bar of your web browser.
  • Application Website: http://client.maxoutreach.com/Jobs/Job.aspx?Job=8909102

    Employer: Sears Holdings Corporation
    Job Title:  Consultative Sales- Mattress   Reference Code: 363231BR
    City: Bel Air   State: MD   Zip Code: 21014   FEIN#: 361750680
    Description:  Jobs in this category are responsible for: selling and servicing customers within one or more departments including Mattresses; maintaining knowledge of products and using this knowledge to assist and educate customers on options available; providing customer assistance; and delivering a positive customer shopping experience. In general, pay for jobs in this category is based on a fixed hourly rate of pay plus potential commissions based on sales; however, the compensation structure may vary by department or store.

    EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled
    Application Website: http://client.maxoutreach.com/Jobs/Job.aspx?Job=8914686


    Friday, July 25, 2014

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    Civilian Payroll Technician
    Department of Veterans Affairs - Perry Point, MD
    As a Civilian Payroll Technician, you will perform work related to determining pay, maintaining payroll records, and completing related reports pertaining to civilian employees of the Federal Government. The incumbent operates under an automated payroll system in which data is coded and verified by the incumbent and submitted to the agency payroll processing center.

    - Reviews personnel documents relating to proposed personnel appointments, changes, or separation actions which affect the pay of employees.

    -Applies pay and leave laws, rules, regulations and policies regarding entitlements to overtime, differential, hazardous duty, and holiday pay, special rates, premium pay allowances, etc. which at times involve conflicting requirements.

    -Determines the completeness, accuracy, internal consistency and propriety of the pay action and ensures they are made in accordance with compensation and related pay scales, rules, regulations, and instructions.

    - Responds to written and verbal inquiries from employees, supervisors, payroll offices or other agencies, timekeepers, HR Offices, State Unemployment Offices, Financial institutions, mortgage companies, Treasury Department, IRS, and employee union representatives.

    - Provides consultation, guidance and assistance to current employees, former employees, annuitants, survivors, and eligible family members regarding retirement, insurance, and/or health benefits.

    - Supports HRM service with special projects which may have labor management implications, such as reviewing and issuing notification to employees that have incorrect FLSA codes due to administrative or coding errors; reviewing labor and employee relations agreements such as EEO settlements in the draft phase; and attends meetings within the HRMS service which may involve discussion of sensitive issues that affect bargaining unit employees. Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 
    Position Description Title/PD#: Civilian Payroll Technician/08117-A 

    Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. 

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    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Recruiter Position in Harrisburg, PA

    CAI is interested in recruiting transitioning military members who have recruiting experience to work for us as recruiters.

    We are seeking a full-time dedicated junior recruiter in our Harrisburg office.  We are looking to find individuals with great work ethic and potential for this position.  If you have been thinking about recruiting or are interested in trying your hand in something new, this is an opportunity for you.  This position is a great way to start a new career in IT recruiting!

     *       Manage the full life cycle of the recruiting process (qualification, interview, reference checks, etc.)

     *       Develop and maintain various sources to attract qualified candidates.  Leverage existing and build new networks and candidate pipelines..

     *       Distinguish the difference between solid and optional requirements in hiring

     *       Strategize and implement ways to identify the top 10% of talent in the market

     *       Consult with managers regarding requirements in order to better assist in dentifying appropriate staff for positions / engagements.

     *       Manage relationships with candidates throughout the hiring process.

     *       Keep records concerning recruitment, interviews, hires, and transfers, utilizing knowledge of job requirements, and follow CAI HR policies and procedures

     *       Maintain knowledge of current market availability/ technology trends / cost for skills

     *       Negotiate and extend offers to candidates

     *       Must have a strong local and regional network of candidates and vendor firms                      (subs)

     *       Must be active in local or regional organizations that focus on the staffing and recruiting industry and candidate/technical group organizations

     *       Excellent interviewing and coaching skills

     *       Strong communication (Oral and Written) and interpersonal skills

     *       Strong business acumen

     *       Must be employee and customer focused and have strong time management, on-going staff development, vendor management, and leadership skills

     *       General Expectations; this position will require after hours and weekend work hours in order to contact and meet candidates

            CAI is an EOE

            John S Lotwick - Computer Aid, Inc.

            Recruiting Manager

            Mobile: 717-576-9474

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