Tips for Applying to Government Contracting Jobs

If you are considering applying for a position at a company that contracts with the government, it is important that you understand the specialized requirements that are often included with the job posting. Due to the special nature of government contracting, the client (“the government”) will often have citizenship and security requirements that are a non-negotiable part of the contract.  Being able to demonstrate that you meet those requirements at the time of your initial application will be crucial in moving your resume forward for consideration. Let’s overview some of those requirements. Clearances – If a job posting indicates that a clearance is required, this is a non-negotiable item. A clearance is an often lengthy vetting process by the U.S. Government that requires many steps to achieve. You can not apply for this on your own, as explained on ClearanceJobs.com and State.gov. It is typically acquired through service in the military or previous experience with the government. Applying for a position at a company without a clearance is an automatic signal that you do not understand…

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Learn Agile with Geodata IT

Give your team a lift. Book an AgileLIFT lunch and learn today. Our certified Agilist will guide your team through a series of activities that will turn unknowns into knowns. You will learn new tools that help you organize your solution delivery. If your goal is to ignite the fires of mission-focused delivery, this lunch and learn will challenge your team to think outside-the-box with proven methodologies that deliver results. Currently Available Course topics: • Showing Your Hand Need to beef up your team communication? We will share power tips for setting up highly collaborative sprints that keep everyone producing. • The Luck of the Draw Does a long list of requirements make your head spin? This power talk will help you learn to cut through the clutter and plan sprints that quickly progress from “in process” to “done.” • Full House Is your team ready to roll but new to Agile? Our expert will give a brief overview on the Agile Light approach to mastering your first sprint. • Wildcard Got a sprint ready…

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Leaders Wanted

Geodata IT is actively seeking to network with proactive leaders for upcoming positions. “There is a leader inside of every employee. When you teach a team an iterative process for solving problems, it gives everyone permission to take ownership of the solutions.” – Justin Bennett, President and CEO, Geodata IT At Geodata IT, we understand the leadership and innovator mind. We will provide you the opportunity to utilize your talents, think strategically, and challenge you to solve the toughest customer issues in a culture that respects creativity. If you are a self-starter and consider yourself a “thinker” that is looking to bring fresh ideas to the big picture, we encourage you to apply for our open positions.  Being that we mostly work in the government sector, we look for applicants that already possess a government clearance. You’ll come to us with a certain amount of experience in either the Department of Defense (DoD) or Intelligence Community (IC). We are veteran and minority-owned. Diversity is a priority. If you think you’re up for the challenge and…

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Interview Today by Phone for VoIP Job

Geodata IT is currently hiring a Computer Systems Analyst for a position at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. The culture of our company is thriving. We love thinkers and those that enjoy solving difficult problems. Our young company is thriving and we are looking for those with an exceedingly positive history of service in the government and intelligence industry to join our team. Apply on LinkedIn here. The Computer Systems Analyst reviews and analyzes factors and work to resolve problems impacting the planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of command and control (C2) infrastructure. Evaluates, integrates and implements systems and network components based on user’s Communications System Requirement Documents (CSRDs). He or she will engineer TDM to VoIP solutions with extensive knowledge of Avaya and Cisco Communications Managers. Previous command post expertise with AMC and other MAJCOMs is ideal. We prefer applicants for this position that hold a Bachelor’s degree in electrical or electronic engineering. However, it is possible that those with equivalent experience and training may be considered. Applicants without a degree may…

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New Jobs Post at GeodataIT.com

Are you looking for a great job that is close to your home in St. Louis, Missouri? Geodata IT, LLC has posted several contingent positions on our website. If you are a systems administrator, website developer, SAS professional, program manager or information assurance specialist, be sure to check out our listings here. You may also email your resume to Cheryl Hughey, Vice President of Strategic Operations.  

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Justin Bennett Appoints Vice President of Strategic Operations

President and CEO Justin Bennett recently created a Vice President of Strategic Operations position at Geodata IT to fuel future growth of the organization. The role was filled internally by Cheryl Hughey, who was mentored by Bennett. Hughey originally was hired in the fall of 2016 as a proposal writer for the organization. Coming to Geodata IT with a seasoned background in marketing for other industries, the transition to government contracting was a challenging fit at first. “It was hard starting over during should have been the middle stages of my career path. Geodata IT took underutilized skillsets and retooled them to a fresh paradigm,” said Hughey. Through progressive tutelage by Bennett, Hughey grew from being the company’s writer to accomplishing more intensive research and business analyst work. “I saw a diamond in the rough with qualities that others had missed. She’s a powerhouse with regard to marketing strategy. Her ability to recognize patterns and trends has grown to be an incredible asset,” said Bennett. Since August 2016, Geodata IT has increased their employee size…

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Justin Bennett Gives Keynote Address at Local Veteran’s Summit

President and CEO Justin Bennett led the keynote at the Veteran’s Summit on Entrepreneurship 2017 that was held today at St. Louis Community College – Meramec. Bennett shared his inspirational story of struggle as an impoverished kid that grew to serve his country and become an entrepreneur that hires veterans. An excerpt of his message is below: “My vision is to foster a culture that is Agile in its ability to create an innovative environment that inspires exceptional solutions, integrity and teamwork. “As a result of our teamwork, we are having a record year in our company’s short history, with 166% increase in employees since August 2016. 75% are Veterans. “I leave you with this. Put your faith in your people. If your belief, vision and work ethic are solid, the people will be there to carry you in your growth.“

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Justin Bennett Now Serving as Co-Chair for the USGIF St. Louis Area Working Group

President and CEO Justin Bennett is now serving as co-chair for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) St. Louis Area Working Group (SLAWG). What is SLAWG? It is a united collection of people interested in GEOINT technologies and what it means to the St. Louis community. The mission of SLAWG is to “Support or build new geospatial centric pipelines that integrate and amplify existing NGA efforts designed to educate and train individuals in geospatial tradecraft.” And, “Grow and sustain a populace within St. Louis and surrounding regions that possess the necessary geospatial skillsets to quality for and fill existing and future NGA or geospatial industry analytic and management careers.” “As a member of the community and the profession, serving on this committee allows me the opportunity to give back,” said Bennett. More information on the working group can be found here.  

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JOB Posting – Computer Security Engineer (Greater STL Area) with an ACTIVE secret clearance

Geodata IT has an opening for a mid-level Computer Security Engineer (SAFB) with an ACTIVE secret clearance. (For those new to government contracting, an “active” secret clearance means you have already been pre-vetted by the United States government and granted a secret clearance level that is currently valid. We are unable to consider applications that do not meet this criteria.) Click HERE to read more on the Geodata IT Careers Page.

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