Maryland Cyber-Technology Job Pathways Consortium Gets $15M in Fed Funding to Train New Cyber Pros

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The Maryland Cyber-Technology Job Pathways Consortium recently received $15 million for the training of new cyber professionals.

Over 130,000 IT jobs are in Maryland–49% above the national average, with thousands of family-sustaining entry-level cyber security jobs that a job seeker can qualify for with a professional certificate or associates degree.

Fourteen community colleges from across the state of Maryland are coming together with employer partners including IBM, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Booz Allen, Medstar and a number of hospitals to develop training pathways for low-income workers with minimal prior education or experience in Information Technology or Cybersecurity.

To increase the likelihood of participant fit and success, participants will get upfront assessments, career planning, and job search support. Students will also accelerate through a two-year degree that is aligned with NSA guidelines for Security Information Assurance programs.

Virtual internships will also be offered to all students to increase their interaction with employers. In the next three years, the program intends to graduate nearly 2,000 students and employer partners have already committed to interviewing qualified graduates.

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Community Colleges get $450 Million in Jobs-related Training Grants to Partner with Business

USAJobZoo.comThe White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 28, 2014

$450 Million in Grants to Nearly 270 Community Colleges Partnering with More than 400 Employers Nationally

Training Americas workers with the skills they need for a good job can help middle class families and help American businesses grow our economy. While Americas businesses have created 10 million jobs over the past 54 months, the longest streak of uninterrupted job growth in our countrys history, we need to do more to train Americans with the skills they need, and connect them with businesses that are looking for skilled workers.

Today, as part of this effort, Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan are announcing the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

The grants will provide community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to partner with employers to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that will help job seekers get the skills they need for in-demand jobs in industries like information technology, health care, energy, and advanced manufacturing.

Building on the strategies advanced in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, these types of job-driven training partnerships were also identified in the Vice Presidents job-driven training report released in July as an important way to successfully prepare and place workers in jobs that pay a middle class wage.

Highlights About Todays Job-Driven Training Grant Awards:

Awarding $450 Million to Nearly 270 Community Colleges Partnering with More than 400 Employers Nationally: Todays 71 grantees build on nearly $1.5 billion in TAACCCT grant funds that have gone over the past three years to strengthen and expand job-driven training partnerships in communities across the country.

Partnerships with Hundreds of Employers to Train Low-Wage Workers for Middle-Class Jobs: All grantees are required to partner with employers to develop training programs to enable workers to build skills that will help them obtain good jobs. Partnerships with employers such as Exxon-Mobil, IBM, Delta, Jetblue, CVS, and Habitat for Humanity, and with labor and community based organizations such as SEIU, Goodwill Industries, Urban League and the United Way, will assist in getting thousands of low-wage Americans access to more internships, apprenticeships, and job-relevant basic skills education and training in order to move up the career ladder into better-paying jobs that employers across the country are looking to fill.

Winners Are in High Demand Fields Including 25 Focusing on IT and Cybersecurity: 25 grantees are developing new training programs for information technology and cybersecurity jobs, which are growing two times the national average. In partnership with employers such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Booz Allen, and SpaceX, these programs will help alleviate the projected national shortage of IT workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 1.4 million additional IT jobs created by 2020 and only 400,000 computer science graduates.

Building on Progress and Moving Ahead

Many of todays grantees are building on the efforts of past TAACCCT winners, leveraging curriculum that has been developed through strong partnerships between community colleges, the workforce system, employers and industry groups to transform the way they design and deliver courses through accelerated learning strategies.

Consistent with the recommendation of the Vice Presidents job-driven training report, community college grantees in this final round will work with business and industry to upskill thousands of low-wage, low-skill workers and expand competency-based accelerated training pathways to in-demand jobs in information technology, manufacturing, health care, and other fields.

The Administration will continue to take action and work with educators, businesses, labor, and other leaders across the country to train American workers, expand the middle class, and grow the economy. The Vice Presidents job-driven training report identified a job-driven checklist as a tool to maximize the effectiveness of over 25 competitive grant programs, to direct state and local training and employment programs to become more job-driven, to make sure all federal employment and training programs are engaging employers, and to improve information on employment results so we know whats working well and whats not.

We must continue to invest in these types of partnerships, which successfully train American workers. Thats why the Presidents 2015 budget proposes a $6 billion Community College Job-Driven Training Fund to ensure that we are sufficiently investing in partnerships between our nations community colleges and employers to ensure all American have access to workplace relevant skills and training.

The Presidents 2015 budget proposes investing $6 billion over four years in a Community College Job-Driven Training Fund. This fund would support competitive grants to partnerships of community colleges, industry and employers to reform job training curricula and launch new programs to train workers for in-demand jobs and careers. This fund will also help to spur the development and adoption of common, industry-recognized credentials and skill assessments to allow employers to more easily identify and hire qualified candidates. $2 billion of these funds will be set aside to double the number of U.S. Registered Apprenticeships within five years.

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Additional Information and Examples of Todays Grant Award Winners:

Creating Career Pathways to Upskill Americans for In-Demand Jobs Across the Country.

Grantees are partnering with employers to develop career pathways for individuals to build skills that will help them improve their wages and job quality. These programs will assist in getting millions of low-wage, low-skill Americans access to internships, apprenticeships, and job-relevant basic skills education and training in order to move up the career ladder into better-paying jobs that employers across the country are looking to fill.

Scale-up Southeast Louisiana for Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Jobs at Delgado Community College ($2.5M). Southeast Louisiana (SELA) will work with employers such as ExxonMobil, Laitram, U.S. Heritage Powersports, Lockheed Martin and Phillips6, Scale-Up SELA will fulfill the needs of business and industry in Southeastern Louisiana by offering high-skilled, high-wage, competency-based training programs that meet employer and industry needs. The project will focus on taking participants not ready for college-level academic work, including those without a high school diploma, and engage them in training that will teach them academic reading, writing and math skills in the context of real world applications in manufacturing and energy. Partner employers will contribute to program design, implementation, and continuous improvement; provide employment and work-based training opportunities; and resources such as equipment, facilities and instructors. The program expects to train 1,150 students over the next three years for jobs in welding, machining, electrical and industrial maintenance.

Maryland Cyber-Technology Job Pathways Consortium ($15M). Over 130,000 IT jobs are in Maryland–49% above the national average, with thousands of family-sustaining entry-level cyber security jobs that a job seeker can qualify for with a professional certificate or associates degree. Fourteen community colleges from across the state of Maryland are coming together with employer partners including IBM, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Booz Allen, Medstar and a number of hospitals to develop training pathways for low-income workers with minimal prior education or experience in Information Technology or Cybersecurity. To increase the likelihood of participant fit and success, participants will get upfront assessments, career planning, and job search support. Students will also accelerate through a two-year degree that is aligned with NSA guidelines for Security Information Assurance programs. Virtual internships will also be offered to all students to increase their interaction with employers. In the next three years, the program intends to graduate nearly 2,000 students and employer partners have already committed to interviewing qualified graduates.

New Aviation Maintenance Accelerated Job Training Program at Cape Cod Community College ($2.5M). The Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) will launch new accelerated pathways for jobs in the aviation industry through unique partnerships with 15 statewide and regional employers including the US Coast Guard, Camp Edwards Army National Guard, two industry associations, and the MA Department of Workforce Development. These partnerships will make CCCC one of only six community colleges in the nation and the only community college in the eastern New England region to offer accelerated Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airframe and power plant (AP) certification. The Massachusetts Credentials and Careers in Aviation (MCCA) program has worked with JetBlue, Delta, Cape Air, and Island Air, among others, to develop the airframe and power plant certificate modules. This approach will prepare unemployed and underemployed individuals in only 12 months instead of the traditional 24. Through hands-on learning and a guaranteed internship with an employer partner, students will be trained to become Aviation Maintenance Technicians, Avionics Technicians, Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians. Due to strong partnerships with employers, an industry-driven curriculum, and an urgent need for employees with the required skills, job placement is projected at 85% of those completing at least one certificate. The CCCC is working closely with the state of Massachusetts to secure employer donations of engines and aircrafts. Student scholarships will also be provided by Cape Cod Pilot Association, the State Space Grant Consortium based at MIT through NASA grants.

In addition, the Department of Education is releasing a new report on the importance of building foundational skills in a job-specific context.

Department of Education Report on Transform Adult Learning through Work. The Department of Education is releasing a new report with recommendations to transform adult learning in the United States. After months of public engagement with a variety of stakeholders around the country, the recommendations for public-private partnership include strategies that engage employers to support upskilling of more entry-level workers while on the job, encourage the use of assessments and innovative learning tools to improve access to targeted career guidance for youth and adults, and promote better alignment and coordination of public and private programs so that youth and adults experience seamless services. The report highlights unique opportunities for implementing these recommendations as a result of the changed legislative environment made possible by the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in July 2014.

Training for High-Growth Information Technology and Cybersecurity Jobs.

25 grantees are developing new training programs for information technology and cybersecurity jobs. These jobs span all sectors of the economy, and non-IT industries currently employ two-thirds of private sector IT workers.

New Ivy Tech Computing and Informatics School in Indiana ($2.5M). Starting in fall 2014, Ivy Tech will launch a new School of Computing and Informatics, offering eight new IT degree programs with curriculum designed to meet employer needs. The statewide proposal will target all 92 counties of Indiana and will provide IT training for 13,913 participants, with at least 4,412 completing one or more credentials and 4,060 completers placed in jobs or advancing in employment during the grant period. Ivy Tech will pilot test a competency based, accelerated approach for selected IT courses and degrees. The launch of this school will help address the over 18,000 computer related job openings recorded in 2013. Complementing this effort, local employers are committing to review and recognize curricula, place qualified graduates in jobs, provide workplace exposure and capstone projects and provide internships and cooperative work experience.

Kentucky Consortia for Information Technology Job Pathways in Computer and Medical Fields ($10M). Six Kentucky community colleges, Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC), Big Sandy CTC, Jefferson CTC, Somerset Community College, Southeast Kentucky CTC, and West Kentucky CTC, have formed a consortium to create a next generation expansion of Kentuckys online, personalized competency-based learning system to serve more than 700 workers. This consortium will develop five new degrees in major information technology (IT) pathways in the computer and medical fields that include eleven stackable certificates, all of which will be developed in concert with regional and national employers. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation, a national industry association for Health Information Technology, as well as the Kentucky Workforce Development Cabinet, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, will assist the EPIC Consortium in these efforts. The consortium will also implement already proven, evidence-based models from Per Scholas and Jobs for the Futures Jobs to Career program in training low-skill individuals for IT jobs with strong job placement and retention rates and wage gains.

Texas Manufacturing and Electronics Technology Program forVeterans ($3.2M). The Veterans-Focused Engineering Technology Project (VFETP) will leverage Richland Colleges existing programs in manufacturing and electronics technology, robust commitments from employers, and TAACCCT dollars to meet the needs of approximately veterans who need to re-skill to be competitive in the job market. The VFETO will offer certificates in supervisory control and data acquisition and electromechanical maintenance and will work with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and the International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET) to offer credentials that have been requested by Richland Colleges employer partners. The VFETP will also offer veterans and spouses the option to complete most core courses and some field specific courses online, including safety and technical algebra, in their last six months of service, and finish their AAS degrees within one year after discharge. Over 15 employers including Texas Instruments, Oncor, and Raytheon have already indicated that they will hire program completers and have also committed to supporting curricula development, offering internships, providing on-the-job training, and developing applied problems for students.

In addition, the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report to the President outlining recommendations to expand opportunity for middle-skill workers through STEM education, job training and matching enabled by IT.

PCAST Recommendations to Use Technology for Targeting Job-Skills Training and Matching Talent to Jobs. Today, the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report to the President outlining three recommendations to expand opportunity for middle-skill workerspeople whose jobs require some postsecondary training but not a conventional college degree. PCAST identifies opportunities to provide faster, more effective tech-enabled training, to match workers to jobs and training based on their abilities, and to foster stronger connections between employers and training providers so that that curricula keep up with employers needs. PCAST recommends the federal government facilitate private sector leadership by: (1) bringing industry together with government to encourage activities such as standards-setting and approaches to facilitate information exchange across employers, workers, and training providers, (2) continuing to support the research and development of IT to facilitate assessment of skills and training needs, counseling about training and career options, and delivery of training that culminates in credentials that can be validated, and (3) for the Federal Government to lead by example as a major employer itself.

Pathways to Careers for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities

The Department of Labor is also releasing $2 million in grants through the Pathways to Careers: Community College for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Project. These grants will be awarded to two prior TAACCCT grantees to develop, test, and evaluate new integrated education and career training strategies to help ensure that youth and young adults with disabilities acquire the skills, degrees, and credentials needed for high wage, high skill employment.

The Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC) Universal Pathways to Employment Project (UPEP) will expand its capacity and, ultimately that of other institutions to deliver integrated education and career training to students with disabilities by implementing model and research-based practices. The PSCC UPEP project will build upon the Guideposts for Success best practices and improve access to training for students with disabilities by braiding funding from three previous TAACCCT grants currently in place at PSCC: 1) RxTN, an online nursing and health care career focused program funded in Round II of TAACCCT; 2) Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC), a program focused on the competencies needed for manufacturing line jobs funded in Round III of TAACCCT and 3) Southeastern Economic and Education Leadership Consortium (SEELC), a program which utilizes virtual training equipment funded in Round IV of TAACCCT.

The Onondaga Pathways to Careers (OPC) project will increase access and enrollment amount youth and young adults with disabilities in Career and Technical programs aligned with high-growth industries and occupations. The project will leverage the State University of New York T.E.A.M. Educational Pathways grant funded in Round II of TAACCCT, which offers employer-validated curriculum, fast-track developmental education, prior learning assessments, and work-based learning partnerships, to expand opportunities for students with disabilities. They will also strengthen the continuum of education and training with multiple on- and off-ramps by leveraging the networks, resources, and programs developed through the TAACCCT Advanced Manufacturing project, including the new Advanced Manufacturing Certificate, which was completed with active participation of employers and approved by New York State Education Department for launch in fall 2014.

Full List of TAACCCT Grant Recipients And Pathways to Career Grantees Announced Today

State City Recipient Funding Amount
AK Fairbanks University of Alaska Fairbanks

$8,075,351.00

AL Birmingham Lawson State Community College

$10,000,000.00

AR West Memphis Mid-South Community College

$9,814,818.00

AZ Coolidge Central Arizona College/Pinal County Community College Dist.

$10,000,000.00

AZ Tucson Pima County Community College District

$2,499,997.00

CA Rancho Cucamonga Chaffey Community College

$14,980,284.00

CT Manchester Manchester Community College

$15,000,000.00

FL Miami Miami Dade College Kendall Campus

$9,977,296.00

FL Orlando Valencia College

$2,499,902.00

GA Thomasville Southwest Georgia Technical College

$2,322,718.00

HI Honolulu University of Hawaii

$9,999,870.00

IA Waterloo Hawkeye Community College

$15,000,000.00

ID Coeur d Alene North Idaho College

$6,438,050.00

IL Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

$9,956,011.00

IN Indianapolis Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

$2,496,003.00

KS Overland Park Johnson County Community College

$2,496,764.00

KS Topeka Washburn University of Topeka

$11,997,957.00

KY Hazard Hazard Community and Technical College

$10,000,000.00

LA Bossier City Bossier Parish Community College

$2,499,325.00

LA New Orleans Delgado Community College

$2,498,457.00

MA West Barnstable Cape Cod Community College

$2,471,478.00

MA Brockton Massasoit Community College

$20,000,000.00

MD Rockville Montgomery College

$14,957,899.00

ME Fairfield Kennebec Valley Community College

$2,499,977.00

MI Alpena Alpena Community College

$2,500,000.00

MI Detroit Wayne County Community College District

$2,499,758.00

MN Fergus Falls Minnesota State Community and Technical College

$2,473,227.00

MN North Mankato South Central College

$14,999,982.00

MO Kansas City The Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City MO

$19,724,404.00

MS Decatur East Central Community College

$2,499,950.00

MT Missoula Missoula College University of Montana

$14,998,597.00

NC Charlotte Central Piedmont Community College

$2,499,378.00

ND Bismarck Bismarck State College

$9,926,410.00

NE Grand Island Central Community College

$2,499,779.00

NE Omaha Metropolitan Community College

$2,491,960.00

NH Concord NHTI-Concord`s Community College

$2,500,000.00

NJ Paramus Bergen Community College

$15,000,000.00

NM Santa Fe Santa Fe Community College

$14,999,863.00

NV Carson City Board of Regents NSHE – Western Nevada College

$9,921,831.00

NY Syracuse Onondaga Community College

$2,499,477.00

OH Cincinnati Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

$2,498,888.00

OH Springfield Clark State Community College

$2,497,885.00

OH Steubenville Eastern Gateway Community College

$2,493,616.00

OH Elyria Lorain County Community College

$15,000,000.00

OH Archbold Northwest State Community College

$2,499,588.00

OK Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Community College

$2,497,340.00

PA Bethlehem Northampton County Area Community College

$10,000,000.00

PR San Juan Universidad Metropolitana

$2,499,638.00

RI East Greenwich New England Institute of Technology

$2,500,000.00

SC Graniteville Aiken Technical College

$2,455,839.00

SD Watertown Lake Area Technical Institute

$2,500,000.00

SD Mitchell Mitchell Technical Institute

$2,478,232.00

TN Memphis Southwest Tennessee Community College

$2,387,247.00

TX Dallas Richland College

$3,250,000.00

TX Waco Texas State Technical College – Waco

$2,378,924.00

UT Salt Lake City Salt Lake Community College

$2,500,000.00

VA Danville Danville Community College

$2,500,000.00

VA Middletown Lord Fairfax Community College

$3,250,000.00

VA Cedar Bluff Southwest Virginia Community College

$2,500,000.00

VA Hampton Thomas Nelson Community College

$2,476,840.00

VA Petersburg Virginia State University

$3,249,817.00

WA Centralia Centralia College

$9,994,854.00

WA Lakewood Clover Park Technical College

$2,499,973.00

WI Eau Claire Chippewa Valley Technical College

$19,999,991.00

WV Huntington Mountwest Community Technical College

$9,461,288.00

WY Casper Casper College

$2,499,917.00

 

Contract Recruiter Job / Columbia, Maryland – Leidos

Leidos Career InvitationalContract Recruiter Job

Location: Columbia, Maryland
Contract Recruiter (Job Number:608859)

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Description:

The National Security Sector of Leidos is seeking a Principal Recruiter in Columbia, MD.

In this role, the Principal Recruiter will partner with Line, Program, and BD Leadership to develop and execute advanced staffing strategies; source and recruit professional level candidates in the Intel market; manage the end-to-end full life cycle recruiting process; and adhere to all relevant tracking and compliance requirements. He/She will consult with internal customers on market trends, competitive intelligence, and prepare the business for current and future market dynamics related to the acquisition of talent. He/She will provide recruiting support across multiple programs and stakeholders, CONUS and OCONUS.

It is expected that the Principal Recruiter will be a subject matter expert in attracting and recruiting talent in the Intel market, applying advanced sourcing best practices, translating recruiting concept to practical application to support the business, and demonstrating the ability to flex from strategic to tactical in support of the business. The Principal Recruiter must demonstrate the ability to establish trust and confidence by maintaining a high level of credibility, integrity, and skilled communications with managers and staff.

Required Skills/Experience:

- 10+ years staffing experience, with 5+ years in the Intel market in a federal contracting environment
– 5+ years of demonstrated experience in consulting to senior leadership
– 5+ year track record of standing up staffing solutions for new and existing markets and future business activities
– Extensive experience and subject matter expertise in how to differenciate recruitment solutions for funded programs versus bid/proposals
– Experienced in building, cultivating and sustaining networks of qualified, passive candidates in the Intel community and creating mechanisms to effectively manage a candidate pool
– Success in applying advanced recruiting fundamentals to include sourcing, screening, interviewing, negotiating, and onboarding
– Proven track record of working in a fast-paced, complex, high volume, metric driven and deadline-oriented environment
– Must be results oriented and have the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
– Advanced understanding of OFCCP regulations and FLSA compliance
– Proven track record of providing recruiting support to multi-site operations and be capable of effectively building positive work partnerships with geographically-dispersed staff at all levels
– Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Desired Skills/Experience:

– Security clearance with Polygraph a plus.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required.

Some travel may be required.

Leidos Overview: Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company’s approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.

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Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Job Posting: Sep 12, 2014, 5:27:16 PMClearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Potential for Teleworking: No

Travel: Yes, 10% of the time

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore
Job Segment: Recruiting, Engineer, Security Clearance, Consulting, Military Intelligence, Human Resources, Engineering, Government, Technology

Students – Want to get into ‘intelligence’ careers? No need to wait. You can start in the 10th Grade!

IntelligenceCareers.comWant to get into the intelligence business?

Almost all of America’s intelligence agencies have opportunities beginning at the high school student level and continuing at the bachelor degree and post-graduate level.

Student Opportunities

The Intelligence Community (IC) is committed to growing the next generation of intelligence professionals by offering current students a variety of temporary employment and scholarship opportunities.

Paid internship and co-operative education programs are the perfect chance for you to experience the challenges and rewards of an intelligence career first hand while you are still in school. They also allow the IC agency you work with to evaluate your performance and consider you for permanent employment upon graduation. Our co-op opportunities are programs, which link your major with relevant work experience. They provide a competitive hourly wage and valuable practical experience. Some agencies have unpaid internships as well.

Many IC agencies offer scholarships or fellowships, some of which provide you with a salary and full government benefits in addition to covering your tuition and other educational expenses. You can learn which agencies offer what specific opportunities by consulting the Student/Special Programs web page of each particular agency.

Some of the programs you might want to explore:

  • Most IC agencies participate in the CIA-managed Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program (PRISP), which is designed to recruit and train analysts and linguists. PRISP funding can be used to pay hiring incentives, such as a recruitment bonus or reimburse previous educational expenses, for individuals who already possess the necessary skills (language, specialized scientific expertise, etc.) or to provide additional education or training for those selected for the program. There is a service obligation of 18 months. Consult agency websites for specifics on that agency’s PRISP program.
  • The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (CIA, DIA, and NSA), where high potential, high school seniors and high performing college sophomores receive a government salary and full benefits, as well as tuition and other educational expenses, in exchange for a future employment obligation.
  • The Information Assurance Scholarship Program and NDEA/SMART Scholarship Programs that provide specialized scholarships for intelligence agencies that are part of the Department of Defense
  • The military services offer a number of national defense scholarships and fellowships, which may apply to the service’s intelligence component, including ROTC programs.

Applying for Student Opportunities

Competition is particularly fierce for these student programs.

Applications for summer internships are in October and November for the following summer. Deadlines for other programs such as co-op programs deadlines are six to nine months prior to the period you wish to work. Applicants are expected to meet the same employment standards as permanent IC employees.

You must be a U.S. citizen and should have a strong academic record (GPA of 3.0 or better). Foreign language skills, previous study or residency abroad and military service are pluses. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Some agencies require medical and/or polygraph examinations as well as a background investigation.

Most positions, including temporary employment as an intern or cooperative education student, in the IC require that employees possess a security clearance. Hiring for these positions is contingent upon the individual being granted such a clearance. The criteria for granting personnel security clearances vary depending upon the level of clearance and the particular IC member doing the hiring.

Employees in the IC must be highly reliable and trustworthy because they have access to the nation’s most sensitive information. The granting of a security clearance testifies that an individual meets these standards of reliability, trustworthiness, and integrity.

Current students considering a future career in the intelligence community are recommended to live a lifestyle that:

  • Focus on continuing formal education and positive character development.
  • Avoid the use of drugs and alcohol.
  • Preserve your good credit by avoiding excessive credit card spending, especially when the spending exceeds the ability to pay off the balance monthly. Ensure that all financial obligations are taken care of (payment of state and federal income tax, any government debts and student loans).
  • Obeys all laws regarding the downloading and use of software and all copyrighted material.
  • Obeys traffic laws including those regarding driving while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Don’t let Facebook, Twitter and other social media make you look foolish or worse!

Questions?

Send your questions in an email to Bill Golden at WGolden@IntelligenceCareers.com


Most of the information on this page was taken from Intelligence.gov and its opportunities for students page.

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CIA seeks Lawyers and Attorneys (Honors and Lateral)

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The Office of General Counsel is recruiting highly qualified Attorneys at the GS-11 to GS-15 range to join its exciting and challenging legal practice. Our practice provides the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of US Government agencies, Congress, Federal and state courts, and the private sector. OGC lawyers have regular contact with other Intelligence Community agencies, the White House, the National Security Council and the Departments of Defense, State, Justice, Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security.OGC handles a wide variety of legal issues, including, among other things, both civil and criminal litigation, foreign intelligence and counterintelligence activities, counterterrorism, counternarcotics, nonproliferation and arms control, personnel and security matters, contracting, finance and budget matters, tax, immigration, international financial transactions, corporate law, copyright, intellectual property, foreign and international law, and legislation.Minimum requirements: Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school and active bar membership from any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands are required.OGC requires the submission as attachments of a cover letter, resume, paralegal and/or law school transcript, legal writing sample and the names and telephone numbers of three legal references.OGC receives hundreds of resumes a month from people desiring to serve their country by participating in our intelligence mission. If you apply for a position with the CIAs Office of General Counsel (OGC) and have not heard from us within 45 days of the date of your application, then we will not be offering you a position. We regret that we cannot personally respond to and hire all the candidates who wish to work for the CIA Office of General Counsel.All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Cybersecurity Professionals (TS/SCI FS POLY) – Leidos Career Invitational, 16 Oct 2014, Reston, Virginia

Leidos Career Invitational

MEET WITH LEIDOS PROGRAM MANAGERS and RECRUITERS on October 16th, 2014 in Reston, Virginia. Send your resume for review: Leidos@ICCONX.com

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Cybersecurity Professionals (TS/SCI FS POLY) – Leidos Career Invitational, 16 Oct 2014, Reston, Virginia

Leidos wants to meet Cybersecurity Professionals with technical expertise in a wide assortment of skillsets and certifications.

When you apply for this position your resume will go to Leidos recruiters for review. If your clearance and skills qualify then you will be sent an invitation with location and times for the October 16th, 2014 Career Invitational.

Send your resume for review: Leidos@ICCONX.com

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Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs: defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company’s approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.

Leidos is hosting a networking event for candidates with a similar background to yourself. There are several direct opportunities available on this long-term, large contract in the local Northern Virginia area. If you are in the market for a new career opportunity, please join us to network and speak further with current members of the Leidos team.

MEET LEIDOS PROGRAM MANAGERS

Program Managers who support this program directly will be attendance to answer any questions and explore potential opportunities. The event will be hosted on October 16, 2014 from 3 – 6:30 in the local Northern Virginia area.

Candidates MUST HAVE an active TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph security clearance in order to qualify for this program.

Send your resume for review: Leidos@ICCONX.com 

The following skill sets are in high demand for this program:

++ Java Developers (AWS, Ruby, etc.)
++ Software Developers/Engineers
++ Web Development
++ Systems Engineers
++ Data/Systems Architects
++ Information Security/Cyber Security
++ Database Administration and Development

Leidos is looking for junior, mid-level and senior candidates who have a background in the above skill sets. If you believe you qualify, please email or call me back to speak further and get set up to attend the event.

Software Engineers, Java (TS/SCI FS POLY) – Leidos Career Invitational, 16 Oct 2014, Reston, Virginia

Got a resume? Send it to us.

Leidos Career InvitationalMEET WITH LEIDOS PROGRAM MANAGERS and RECRUITERS on October 16th, 2014 in Reston, Virginia. Send your resume for review: Leidos@ICCONX.com

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Software Engineers, Java (TS/SCI FS POLY) – Leidos Career Invitational, 16 Oct 2014, Reston, Virginia

Candidate will work as part of an Agile development team developing and maintaining a development platform and a series of applications for a Government customer. The successful candidate will perform full lifecycle software development tasks to include creating and refining user stories, designing and developing code, writing documentation, unit testing, conducting peer reviews, and coordinating installations and deployments with the operations team.

EXPERIENCE:

++ Knowledge and or Experience with Agile Development
++ Experience with Oracle RDBMS/SQL
++ Development experience with SOAP or RESTful web services
++ Experience deploying to application servers such as Weblogic, JBoss, or Apache Tomcat

When you apply for this position your resume will go to Leidos recruiters for review. If your clearance and skills qualify then you will be sent an invitation with location and times for the October 16th, 2014 Career Invitational.

Send your resume for review: Leidos@ICCONX.com

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Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs:  defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company’s approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.

Leidos is hosting a networking event for candidates with a similar background to yourself. There are several direct opportunities available on this long-term, large contract in the local Northern Virginia area. If you are in the market for a new career opportunity, please join us to network and speak further with current members of the Leidos team.

MEET LEIDOS PROGRAM MANAGERS

Program Managers who support this program directly will be attendance to answer any questions and explore potential opportunities. The event will be hosted on October 16, 2014 from 3 – 6:30 in the local Northern Virginia area.

Candidates MUST HAVE an active TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph security clearance in order to qualify for this program.

Send your resume for review: Leidos@ICCONX.com

The following skill sets are in high demand for this program:

++ Java Developers (AWS, Ruby, etc.)
++ Software Developers/Engineers
++ Web Development
++ Systems Engineers
++ Data/Systems Architects
++ Information Security/Cyber Security
++ Database Administration and Development

Leidos is looking for junior, mid-level and senior candidates who have a background in the above skill sets. If you believe you qualify, please email or call me back to speak further and get set up to attend the event.

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Webinar (FREE) / Oct 23, Geospatial Analytics in the Cloud: Successful Application Scenarios

Geospatial Analytics in the Cloud: Successful Application Scenarios

Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

*Please note that this event is held in Eastern Standard Time

Registration fee: FREE // Register or get more info

Cloud-based GEOINT analytics is a disruptive technology that shortens the time between data collection and decision-making. When analytics are performed in the cloud, there is more time to exploit GEOINT and other data, resulting in a more comprehensive understanding of the mission and quicker communication of essential information to those who need it most. Cloud-based GEOINT is faster than other currently available methods and is changing the future of defense and intelligence operations. Join this discussion to learn lessons from innovative small businesses who have already implemented cloud-based analytics to solve complex, real-world problems.

As a participant, you will:

++ Learn the benefits of cloud-based GEOINT analytics
++ See real-world applications and hear lessons learned
++ Discover ways that your organization can apply cloud-based GEOINT analytics

Webinar leaders:

Patrick Collins, a Solutions Engineer at Exelis Visual Information Solutions, uses a deep understanding of challenges facing the D&I industry to provide defense professionals with unique insight into how technology can be used to promote reliable decision making. His focuses include GIS, remote sensing analysis, LiDAR, and cloud-based solutions. He’s presented on topics such as these at several conferences in the past including the GEOINT Symposium, ILMF, Esri Federal GIS Conference and Esri International User Conference.

James Goodman is President and CEO of HySpeed Computing, a technology start-up in Miami, FL, whose mission is to create the most effective analysis tools for deriving and delivering information from geospatial imagery. James obtained a BA in Engineering from Dartmouth College, a MS in Civil Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder, and a PhD in Hydrologic Sciences from University of California, Davis. His expertise includes remote sensing, software development, mathematical modeling, imaging spectrometry, and high-performance computing.

Marisa Gioioso, a Research Scientist at Milcord LLC, has over 10 years experience in research and development of scientific computing and technological systems. She has led or contributed to Defense Department SBIR projects including topics in information management (semantic web), machine learning, information assurance, video processing, satellite remote sensing, and weather impacts systems. She is the lead scientist for Milcord’s Decision-theoretic Route Planner, which performs multi-vehicle multi-depot routing under many constraints, including NIIRS image quality requirements.

Registration Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation with specific login details to access the webinar. Your registration includes one Internet connection to the webinar. Please call our customer service if you have any questions at 1-888-707-5814.

This free webinar is presented by Defense Daily and sponsored by Exelis.