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Union Demands San Francisco Police Chief’s Resignation Over Journalist Raid Apology

The San Francisco Police Officers Assn. is calling on Police Chief Bill Scott to step down after he apologized for his officers’ raid of a journalist’s home. “It is time for Chief Scott to go. There’s no other way around it,” union leaders wrote in a statement released Saturday, one day after Scott issued the public apology. The statement described the chief’s public concession as a “pathetic, deceitful and shameful display of self-preservation, finger pointing, and political kowtowing.” Scott’s apology, […]

Hang Glider Makes Crash Landing on Beach Along Pacific Coast Highway Near Malibu

Paramedics took a man to a hospital with moderate injuries after his hang glider made a crash landing on a beach along Pacific Coast Highway, in Ventura County near the Los Angeles County line, on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The mishap was first reported about 3:30 p.m. along the highway just northwest of Malibu, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. Photos from the scene showed paramedics from the Ventura County and Oxnard fire departments working to free the man […]

Trump is First Head of State to Meet Japan’s New Emperor

President Donald Trump on Monday backed the Japanese prime minister’s interest in using his country’s good relations with Iran to help broker a possible dialogue between the U.S. and its nemesis in the Middle East. Trump, who has said he’s open to having a dialogue with Iran, has sought to downplay fears of military conflict, but the Iranians have said they have no interest in communicating with the White House. Trump commented during a day that opened with the high […]

Man Fatally Struck by Car During Fight Outside Mall in San Bernardino, 3 Suspects Arrested

A man died after he was struck by a car during an argument outside a San Bernardino mall on Saturday, authorities said. Police arrested two men and a teenage boy on suspicion of murder. Isaac Mosqueda, 40, of San Bernardino was killed in the incident, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a written statement. Michael Louis Levario, 48, Matthew Dean Luna, 18, and a 17-year-old boy whose name was withheld due to his age, all from San Bernardino, were […]

Sunshine Finally Sweeping in for Memorial Day in L.A. After Gloomy Weekend Weather

The May gray is expected to break on Memorial Day, with clearer skies and cool temperatures arriving across the Los Angeles region, according to the National Weather Service. Drizzly weather has marked the earlier part of the weekend, with scattered showers across Southern California. But meteorologists are not expecting the sogginess to continue. Monday’s forecast high will be in the mid-60s, with temperatures pushing into the 70s later in the week. “We’re getting to the end of the precipitation,” said […]

Suspect Killed, Victim Wounded After Robbery Turns Into Shooting in San Bernardino

A robbery escalated into a shooting in San Bernardino on Saturday afternoon, leaving the victim wounded and the suspect dead, police said. The shooting took place about 2:10 p.m. in the 300 block of West 8th Street, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a written statement. Officers found two people suffering from gunshot wounds after responding to reports of gunfire, officials said. Both were taken to hospitals, where Kiven Jabbar Arnold, 26, of Pomona was pronounced dead. Kwesi Akuffo, 26, […]

Women Arrested After Pepper-Spraying Fillmore Dollar Store Employee While Stealing Laundry Detergent, Toiletries: Police

Deputies arrested two women after they pepper-sprayed a dollar store employee while stealing laundry detergent and other toiletries, which investigators say are being traded on the street for cash and drugs as part of a recent trend. Kayla Raelynn Gularte, 21, of Santa Barbara and Kathryn Valencia Weaver, 22, of Bakersfield were arrested in connection with the shoplifting-turned robbery, which took place about 1 p.m. Friday at Dollar General, 1154 West Ventura Street, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office […]

Car Crashes Into Apartment Complex in Norwalk; Driver in Custody

A person was taken into custody after crashing a car into the side of an apartment complex in Norwalk Sunday and then attempting to flee, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk Station said. Deputies responded to the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Gard Avenue at around 1 a.m. to find a vehicle that had crashed into the side of the building, authorities said. The unidentified driver was taken into custody after attempting to flee, LASD said. Authorities said no […]

Former Business Manager Accused of Defrauding Stan Lee Appears in Court

A former business manager of the late comic book legend Stan Lee had his initial court appearance early Sunday in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse. Keya Morgan appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court on a charge of being a fugitive of justice. Court documents show Los Angeles police alerted authorities in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale that Morgan’s cellphone was being used in north Scottsdale. Morgan, 43, was found in a house […]

Another Horse Dies at Santa Anita, Becoming 26th Thoroughbred to Die at the Track Since Dec. 26

A third horse has died in nine days at Santa Anita when Kochees could not be saved by surgery on Sunday morning after sustaining an injury Saturday during the sixth race. He was vanned off the course and a splint was applied. He stayed overnight in his stall in the hope of stabilizing his condition. Since the injury to his left front leg was not a compound fracture, surgery was an option. It would have ended his career but saved […]

‘If You Want to Live, Keep Going’: Woman Rescued After 17 Days in Hawaii Forest Ate Moths, Wild Raspberries to Survive

A Hawaii woman who was found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago said she at times struggled not to give up. Amanda Eller told the New York Times that despite these moments, she told herself “the only option I had was life or death.” “I heard this voice that said, ‘If you want to live, keep going.’ And as soon as I would doubt my intuition and try to go another […]

Simon Pagenaud Wins Indy 500 on Penske’s Golden Anniversary

Simon Pagenaud may have saved his job by giving Roger Penske a golden Indianapolis 500 victory. Pagenaud gave the venerable team owner his 18th victory in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” by outdueling Alexander Rossi in a breathtaking 13-lap sprint to the finish Sunday. The two swapped the lead five times over the final stretch before Pagenaud stormed to the front for good seconds before he took the white flag. Rossi chased him for the final lap around Indianapolis Motor […]

2nd Teenager Dies in Santiago Canyon Crash That Killed Driver and Injured Passengers After Car Slammed Into Tree

A teenager who was in a vehicle that slammed into a tree on a dark road Saturday in Santiago Canyon has succumbed to his injuries, making him the second person to die in the crash that also injured three other people, authorities said. The driver, Joshua Morales, 19, of Santa Ana and a 17-year-old Garden Grove boy died in the crash, California Highway Patrol said. Orange County coroner’s officials identified the victim from Garden Grove as Colton Mondy. Loved ones […]

Police Searching for Missing 5-Year-Old Utah Girl Say Case Is ‘Not Going to End Well’; Her Uncle Has Been Arrested

Police in Logan, Utah, are continuing their search for a 5-year-old girl who disappeared from her family’s home over the weekend. Elizabeth Shelley was last seen at home by her mother on Saturday at 2 a.m., according to Logan City Police Captain Tyson Budge. Eight hours later, police were alerted that the girl was missing. Also missing from the home that morning was 21-year-old Alexander Whipple, Elizabeth’s uncle, who police say is the main suspect in the case. He had […]

Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Happy Holiday Weekend! We might have some rain drops Sunday, but there are plenty of indoor events to enjoy! After taking a look at my report, PLEASE BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MORE INTERESTING EVENTS BELOW. (Wow! There is so much happening I could not jam all of this information in what I broadcasted!) Please forgive the error on this graphic; someone got carried away! :-( MAY IS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ARMED […]

Woman Suffers ‘Significant Bite Injuries’ in Florida Alligator Attack

A woman has been airlifted to a hospital after she was bitten by an alligator in Florida, according to the Brevard County Fire and Rescue service. The woman suffered “significant bite injuries” and was bitten on the leg and flank, according to the department. The attack happened near Fay Lake Wilderness Park, about 20 miles from Cape Canaveral. The department said it would not release the woman’s identity because of patient privacy laws, and referred further inquiries to the Florida […]

10-Year-Old Boy Among 3 Hurt After Being Ejected from Log Ride at Riverside Amusement Park

Authorities say three members of a family were injured, one critically, when they were ejected from the log ride at a Southern California amusement park. Fire officials say the ride malfunctioned and one of the log-shaped vessels overturned Saturday at Castle Park in Riverside. Officials say riders were thrown from the vessel and trapped in the water. Fire Capt. Brian Guzzetta says a woman was hospitalized in critical condition. A man and 10-year-old boy were treated at a hospital for […]

Summer Pet Safety Tips with Dr. Jeff Werber

Celebrity Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Werber shares tips to keep dogs and other pets safe in high summer temperatures. Find Dr. Jeff on social media @drjeffwerber or at DrJeff.com. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Battleship IOWA Museum Previews Their Memorial Day Tribute

Erin Myers joins the Battleship IOWA Museum team as they preview their Memorial Day tribute event taking place on Monday, May 27th. For more information, visit pacificbattleship.com. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Suspected Shooter Found Dead in Culver City Motel After Hours-Long Standoff; 1 Victim Shot in Neck

Police officers surrounded a Culver City motel where a suspected shooter was barricaded in one of the rooms Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. A SWAT team entered the room after an hours-long standoff and found the suspected gunman dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said a preliminary investigation revealed. Authorities received reports of a person who had been shot at around 6:09 a.m. in the area of Lincoln Boulevard and Flower Avenue in Venice, LAPD Officer Mike […]

Associate Director, Agile Systems Engineering Planning and Analysis

The Aerospace Corporation - El Segundo, CA

Posted 14 days ago
All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


Responsibilities

The Agile Systems Engineering Planning and Analysis (ASEPA) Department within the Acquisition Analysis and Planning Subdivision (AAPS) is leading the charge in developing and applying innovative and efficient systems engineering and acquisition strategies to address customer needs. ASEPA is a bi-coastal organization with an east coast director and a west coast associate director who collaboratively manage the day-to-day activities of the department. The selected candidate possesses experience applying and overseeing the application systems engineering throughout the lifecycle of space and ground programs and supporting acquisitions from pre-acquisition planning through source selection. The Associate Director provides leadership, planning, and direction of technical office staff and operations.


Key Functions:


  • Manages the recruiting, staffing, tasking and administration of the El Segundo office of ASEPA, with frequent consultation of East coast department director.

  • Assists the department director in conducting staff performance reviews and recommends performance improvement, career development, salary and promotion actions; establishes staffing needs and recommends reassignments, training, transfers, and other staff deployments; assists the department director in evaluation and assignment of staff.

  • Assists the department director in continuously merging the East and West coast offices into a cohesive, bi-coastal organization with shared knowledge, methods, models, processes, and customers.

  • Assists the department director with succession planning and knowledge management, transfer and sharing.

  • Identifies and assigns staff functional responsibilities. Assigns and coordinates work activities within the department.

  • Continuously communicates and leverages department capabilities to build, maintain, and grow a diverse customer base.

  • Ensures work performance within customer standards and regulations. Participates selectively in day-to-day technical task planning and issue resolution.

  • Collaborate across AAPS and the corporation to develop and lead multidisciplinary teams to integrate tools and expertise to solve complex customer problems

  • Provides L3 engineering and technical support to customers in the areas of acquisition and systems engineering.

  • Occasional travel is required

Qualifications
Required
  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, systems engineering, operations research, statistics, mathematics, engineering, economics, or related field.

  • Twelve (12) years of applicable experience to include pre-acquisition planning, source selection, systems engineering and program execution, with demonstrated leadership of teams/studies

  • Experience leading and participating in systems engineering.

  • Experience providing technical leadership to space and ground system acquisitions in the pre-solicitation phase of the acquisition.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)

  • Proven ability working successfully in a collaborative and diverse environment

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • Strong initiative and leadership skills

  • Current Secret clearance and ability to obtain a TS/SCI


Preferred


  • Previous management experience

  • Current TS/SCI Clearance

  • Advanced degree in aerospace engineering, systems engineering, operations research, statistics, mathematics, engineering, economics, or related field

  • Knowledge and experience in some, or all, of the following disciplines: model-based systems engineering, digital engineering, agile acquisition, rapid acquisition (e.g., Sec 804), dev ops, software acquisition and software systems engineering

  • Knowledge in some or all of the following space and ground systems: Department of Defense, National Security Space, and Civil and Commercial

  • Participation on Aerospace Corporate committees or teams and in Aerospace IR&D processes

  • Certification in PM and SE from DAWIA, PMI or INCOSE

  • Significant familiarity with the SMC customer and knowledge of additional customers

Transcript Requirement
None

Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Secret

Access: None

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at [email protected] You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.


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