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The overseas job application process

Post Date: March 10, 2017 | Category: General Information

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Peter Suciu — The first question to ask before considering an overseas job is – how stable in the market, and how long will today’s opportunities last? With a new administration in power the state of the market could change, but at present the job market remains steady, according to Charmaine Bell, talent acquisition director at Engility Corp.

“However, it can quickly become volatile based on what happening around the world, the Federal budget and of course the current political landscape,” Bell said.

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U.S. Embassy in Iraq is the largest, most expensive embassy ever built. It employs 15,000 people and cost $750 million to build. The Embassy opened in January 2009 following a series of construction delays. The complex is heavily fortified, even by the standards of the Green Zone. Fortifications include deep security perimeters, buildings reinforced beyond the usual standard, and five highly guarded entrances.

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What overseas taxpayers need to know this season. The 2016 tax filing season has officially begun, and the IRS is now accepting returns from U.S. taxpayers worldwide. For U.S. citizens living abroad, filing taxes this year presents a number of unique and unprecedented challenges. To get you started down the right path, here are four things to be aware of as you enter this year’s tax filing season.

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Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands

U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Kwajalein Missile Range (USAKA/KMR) is a remote (located in the Republic of the Marshall Islands), secure activity of the Major Range and Test Facility Base as constituted by DoD.

Kwajalein is one of the world's largest coral atolls as measured by area of enclosed water. Comprising 97 islands and islets, it has a land area of 6.33 mi, and surrounds one of the largest lagoons in the world, with an area of  839 mi. The average height above sea level for all the islands is about 5 ft 11 in.

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Working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Post Date: December 8, 2016 | Category: General Information

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Living in Saudi Arabia offers expatriate employees and their families the opportunity to discover a new country and culture. The conveniences of everyday life, including modern housing, schools, healthcare and shopping, are all conveniently located in company-operated communities. Recreational activities in communities are many, and include golf, swimming, sailing, horseback riding and more.

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According to a recent article in military.com experts say, "There are a number of functions that contractors can perform, often at less cost than uniformed personnel, but not all tasks. And I think … where we get it wrong is because of force management levels or other factors we seek contractors to perform inherently military tasks,"

One example is aviation maintainers, especially in the Army and Air Force, he said. The Air Force has planned to hire temporary contractors to offset its 4,000 airmen maintainer shortage through at least fiscal 2020, even as the force will up its end strength from 317,000 to 321,000 airmen.

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All About Security Clearances

Eligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed. It must be determined that the individual’s personal and professional history indicates loyalty to the United States, strength of character, trustworthiness, honesty, reliability, discretion, and sound judgment, as well as freedom from conflicting allegiances and potential for coercion, and a willingness and ability to abide by regulations governing the use, handling, and protection of classified information.

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Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the British Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia is a key strategic base that acts as a staging area for navy ships, long-range bombers, aerial tankers, and other military assets whose missions take them to Africa, Asia, and the Middle east.

Secondary missions include its status as one of the Space Shuttle’s emergency landing sites, and hosting one of Global Positioning System’s 3 ground antennas, as well as facilities belonging to the USA’s Space Surveillance Network.

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The Benefits of Working Overseas

Post Date: October 11, 2016 | Category: General Information

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The danger and demand of contracting jobs in combat zones may have benefits worth packing your bags for. Most contractors overseas make anywhere from $80,000  to $250,000 a year. Defense contracting has expanded dramatically over the last decade, particularly in the United States, where in the last fiscal year the Department of Defense alone spent nearly $316 billion on contracts overseas.

Many of the jobs for U.S. contractors can be found in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Regardless of your profession or ideal destination, there are plenty of opportunities for clearing professionals looking to make money and enhance their career and experience.

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Security Clearance 101: Your Background Check

Post Date: October 10, 2016 | Category: General Information

Security Clearance

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The personnel security background investigation begins after an individual has been given a conditional offer of employment and has completed the appropriate security questionnaire, usually a Standard Form 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, and other required forms. It is required that job candidates complete the questionnaire and other required forms thoroughly, honestly, and with candor.

Human Resources will submit the completed security questionnaire and other required forms, also known as the security package, to DS's Office of Personnel Security and Suitability.

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