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Cruz Associates, Inc. serves a wide range of Department of Defense customers. New opportunities to contribute to significant missions and projects arise every day.

Become a part of the Cruz Associates family. Cruz Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

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Aviation Maintenance Information Technology Director

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has a position open and is looking for qualified candidates for an Aviation Maintenance Information Technology (IT) Director. The job location is Fort Campbell, KY in support of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment's Systems Integration and Maintenance Office (SIMO).  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Aviation Maintenance IT Director completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope of Performance: The Aviation Maintenance IT Director's primary responsibility is to oversee the streamlined operation of the Digitally Integrated Maintenance Environment (DIME) IT department and to ensure it aligns with the business objectives of the customer. This individual's principal goals are to develop and manage each department within the DIME and to attain all IT service level agreements for the user community within the customer organization. The Aviation Maintenance IT Director will plan, coordinate, direct, and design all operational activities of the IT department, as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical operations. The Aviation Maintenance IT Director will work closely with customer decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the customer organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and deploy long-term strategic plans for acquiring and enabling efficient and cost-effective information processing and communication technologies.
  • Manage IT department operational and strategic planning, including business requirements and project planning.
  • Plan and direct deployment of acquired system within regulatory constraints.Where necessary, re-engineer applications support to ensure it aligns with business processes, tactical planning, and strategic vision.
  • Define and communicate project milestones, service level agreements, and resource allocation to executive team, department leads, support staff, and end users.
  • Review performance of IT systems to determine operating costs, productivity levels, and upgrade requirements. Benchmark, analyze, report on, and make recommendations for the improvement of the IT infrastructure and IT systems.
  • Provide recommendations for bid requirements for all hardware and software upgrades, reviews submitted bids for compliance with stated requirements, and make the appropriate award.
  • Authorize and oversee the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, and support of all hardware and software based on department needs.
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
  • Direct research on potential technology solutions and implementations in support of new initiatives, opportunities, and procurement efforts required by the customer.
  • Oversee provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services.
  • Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
  • Advise the customer in negotiation and administration of vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements, if required.
  • Manage IT staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development and evaluation.
  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization's executives, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities.

Education and Experience:

  • M.S. degree in the field of computer science or information systems or MBA with technology as a core component or 10 years equivalent work experience.
  • 7 years experience managing and/or directing an IT operation.
  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure strategic planning and development, project management, and policy development.
  • Good understanding and technical knowledge of current network and PC operating systems, hardware, protocols, and standards.
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to- day management.
  • Knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations.
  • Specific understanding of the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply information technology in solving business problems.
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations as they relate to IT.
  • Understanding of the DoD acquisition process.
  • Strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Military aviation and SOA background helpful.
  • Shall possess at least a Secret or Interim Secret security clearance.

 

 

Cruz Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer.

 

 

Software Project Manager

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) has a position open and is looking for qualified candidates for a Software Project Manager. The job location is Fort Eustis,Virginia in support of the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO).  Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link:  Software Project Manager completing the online application and uploading their resumes.

Scope:  Provide subject matter support services for SOA-peculiar avionics software being procured/upgraded and fielded by TAPO, as well as US Army common mission equipment provided by the Army and being integrated and fielded by TAPO. Successful performance requires knowledge and/or demonstrated ability to learn aircraft software qualification requirements, software interfaces and supporting software architectures.  Successful performance also requires the ability to effectively interface with aircraft systems integrators, airworthiness authorities and software development engineers. Avionics cockpit software includes the integration of  one or more of the following: avionics (including aviation networking) hardware and software, ASE (active radio frequency and infrared countermeasures, passive infrared signature reduction equipment, etc.), sensor equipment (electro-optical, infrared, radar, laser, etc), and weapons equipment (machine guns, rockets, missiles, and targeting/sighting systems).  Be knowledgeable of the all the software components required for various DO-178 or associated level qualification requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical, analytical, and program management support for MH-47 Chinook, MH-60 Blackhawk, and MH-6 Little Bird helicopter mission equipment (avionics software programs and avionics) programs.
  • Establishes and independently tracks metrics as they relate to cost, schedule and performance with each mission equipment integration effort.
  • Interprets, refines, and integrates user requirements as they relate to the development process.
  • Assists in all technical reviews associated with avionics software integration efforts.
  • Estimates and evaluates cost and schedule and monitors vendor compliance with stated requirements.
  • Identifies potential risks and suggests appropriate courses of action should technical issues arise or user requirements change.
  • Works as part of a Government team to inform and educate Airworthiness authorities on all aspects of avionics software design, development and fielding.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in military aviation is required; a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical field may be substituted for 3 years experience.
  • Acquisition experience (supporting definition, development, qualification, and fielding of software) with aircraft mission equipment is desired.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in Special Operations Aviation is highly desired.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in an aviation program management office is highly desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical field is required.
  • Experience with aircraft physical interfaces (Ethernet, MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, ARINC-661, RS-422) is highly desired.
  • Experience with aircraft software development is highly desired.
  • Requires at least a Secret or Interim Secret security clearance.

 

Cruz Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer.

Collateral Equipment Program Management Officer

Cruz Associates Pacific LLC (CAP), sister company of Cruz Associates, Inc. of Yorktown, VA (www.cruzinc.us) is looking for qualified candidates for a Collateral Equipment Program Management Officer.  The job location is in Guam.  Interested applicants should forward resume in Word or PDF format to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax to (671) 479-6365.

Scope: Serves as a Collateral Equipment Program Management Officer, providing support of Military Construction (MILCON) projects for Marine Corps Activity Guam (MCAG).

Responsibilities

  • Support, assist, and provide coordination of MILCON Program for Marine Corps Activity Guam (MCAG).
  • Develop, review, and recommend Collateral Equipment Requirements.
  • Coordinate to ensure USMC interests are represented and fulfilled of the following: project prioritization, funding programming, Department of Defense DD1391 development, collateral equipment development and programming with HQMC Facilities (LF), NAVFAC, III MEF units, consultants and others.
  • Coordinate with Transportation Management Office (TMO)/Distribution Management Office (DMO), if necessary, in the movement of units/personnel in support of the DPRI Program.

Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of and experience with DOD logistics processes, procedures, and policies as it relates to furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) in support of Military Construction (MILCON) projects is required.
  • Familiarity with Collateral Equipment requirements, procurement, and procedures required.
  • Familiarity with USMC logistics procedures regarding collateral equipment and FF&E preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (relevant experience in lieu of degree acceptable).
  • Possess and maintain a Department of Defense Security Clearance (Secret Level).
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with diverse teams of geographically dispersed 
professionals required.
  • Proficiency with database management and information management tools required.

CAP is a drug-free work environment and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Military family, disability and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Federal law requires presentation of proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.  WE comply with this law on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Ordnance Worker

Cruz Associates Inc. of Yorktown, VA currently collecting resumes and is looking for qualified candidates for Ordnance Workers. The job location is at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, MD. Interested applicants should apply by clicking the following link: Ordnance Worker and completing the online application and uploading thier resumes.

Scope of Performance: Ordnance Workers will work in all explosive and chemical processing areas as determined by management or COR. Ordnance Workers shall be subject to physical examinations and certification requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

Tasks may include:

  • Assisting in the weighing and transport of energetic materials.
  • Support of explosives loading operations.
  • Assembly, disassembly, radiographic inspection and packaging and marking of inert and explosive-loaded ordnance items.

Education and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to gain Secret Clearance (must be a US citizen).
  • Ability to pass Explosives Handler physical and Respirator Fit Test.
  • Ability to pass Ammo-18 class (1-day course).
  • Sound technical and magazine skills.

To find out more about Cruz, you can visit our website at www.cruzinc.us.

Cruz Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer.