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     Date Submitted:06-09-2012
     Last Modified:06-09-2012 (12:44)
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     Current job:Field Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMarketing, Web Development, Graphics, Satellite Operations, Communications, Advanced, Adobe, Flash, HTML, RGB, CMYK, Editorial, Editor, HD, Film, Compression, Code, Java, Data, Sharepoint, PPT, Word, Excel, Program Manager, Project Manager, Certification,
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    Summary:

     

    I have had more than 15 years of program and project management experience; I have developed an abundance of skill in every level of project services, and have written a number of white papers & treatise material for emergency communications restorations for disaster zones;  I have a firm understanding of technology, and have acted as instructor on a number of occasions; I’ve developed training material for online portals and in print form, I have created annex operational guidelines for the DoD; I work well with minimal supervision; while working in disaster zones both creativity and self reliance are essential;  I have used my skills at the consulting level for small to mid-sized business for efficiency and program scheduling when organizations are behind on deliverables and have a very good track record for producing material and services for those in urgent need of assistance.

     

    Experience:

    2010-Present

    Emergency Communications Program Manager / Specialist
    Gupton and Associates – Jacksonville, Florida

    • Design, deploy, and maintain emergency communications satellite systems for Incident Commanders for CNIC Commander Navy Installations Command.
    • Program Manage 16 regional communications assets; perform video teleconference trouble-shooting and travel to locations for site visits.
    • Maintain a DoD Sharepoint website database and have created tools such as video players and fast navigation modules to assist with training online, and libraries filled with instructional material that I have written. I continue to maintain and manage the social content, which can be managed from multiple device platforms.
    • On call for emergency communications deployment world wide
    • Valid passport with an active secret clearance
    • Up to date on all annual DoD required training.

     

    2007-2010

    Subject Matter Expert and Project Manager

    B-I-B Technologies – Jacksonville, Florida

    • Contracted with BIB to work with CNIC for Emergency Management Communications Restorations (EMCR)
    • Designed, wrote and edited all promotional material including brochures, video and event marketing promotions.
    • Operated and maintained Ku and L band satellite equipment, radio interoperability, and created a full library of software asset tracking program using excel, ppt, word, and office
    • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for disaster communications recovery and wrote the standard operations procedure under contract
    • Full FEMA NIMS compliance as well as annual DoD required training.

     

    2005-2007

    Director of Marketing / Vice President
    Cell-Tel Government Systems LLC – Jacksonville, Florida

    • Wrote responses to RFQs and RFIs.
    • Built web site and created all marketing material for the period of employment with the web site still in use to this day.
    • Extensive travel to demonstration locations and site surveys
    • Teleconferences, webinars and location presentations using media I have designed

    2002-2005

    Business Development / Project Manager
    Mackay Communications, Inc. – Jacksonville, Florida

    • Wrote responses to RFQs and RFIs.
    • Travel to trade shows
    • Created a database of customers using off –the shelf tools
    • Researched DoD business opportunities on FedBizOps.
    • Researched grant programs for increased business opportunities
    • Developed all marketing material for use at shows
    • Successfully sold millions of dollars of equipment to Military Sealift Command(MSC), Stennis Space Center (SSC), Coast Guard and Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR)
    • Wrote the Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) Annex for the Coast Guard, which is used on MSC vessels in hazardous situations including piracy and severe weather
    • Wrote, managed and maintained the Ship Security Alert System proposal, technical documentation and guide for the use of the product by MSC HQ at the WNY, which is still in use to this day.

     

    Education:

    Bachelor of Arts

    Ashford University – History

    My long term educational goal is to earn a PhD in Ancient History / Social Archeology

    I am currently researching Middle Eastern and Ancient Sumerian languages, while compiling this information for use in a documentary, which will be used in my Capstone Research Project.  

     

    Interests:

     

    • Ancient Cultures / Theological Studies and History
    • Linguistics
    • Computer Networking
    • A ten-year film project has been a driving element to my life and studies, which I have posted online for your review so that you may better gauge my ability in art, multi-media web content.  You may view my video work and hear the content that I am personally narrating by visiting www.calculatingomega.com

     

    Professional References:

    Bob Whitkop of Gupton and Associates & B-I-B Technologies

    4815 Executive Park, Suite 101 Jacksonville, Florida 3216

    • email:  bwhitkop(at)bibtechnologies.net

     

     Robert Byrd of Mackay Communications

    9655 Florida Mining Boulevard West Jacksonville, FL 32257

    (904)880.4633 or email: Robert.Byrd(at)mackaycomm.com


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