Contract with SJS Using the SDVOSB Preference

Contract with SJS Using the SDVOSB Preference
The federal hiring freeze means urgent facility maintenance work required to keep your building or base fully operational may go unperformed unless you contract with a service provider like SJS to render these mission-critical tasks. Here is how you do it: Identify and document your need and your budget. Conduct market research, bearing in mind the SDVOSB contract vehicle mechanism, which is often overlooked and under-utilized. Issue your requirement as a “non-personal services” effort. If you find at least one more SDVOSB company that renders the same services as SJS, you can use the SDVOSB preference to select SJS or the other SDVOSB to perform this work. Current policy permits this contracting method as follows: The Presidential hiring freeze memorandum specifically says the order “does not prohibit making reallocations to meet the highest priority needs and to ensure that essential services are not interrupted.” Although “contracting outside the Government to...

SJS Receives Prime Contract Award for Navy Seaport-e

SJS Receives Prime Contract Award for Navy Seaport-e
SJS has received a coveted prime contract award for Seaport-e, the Navy’s contract vehicle for professional services. This prime contract is valid from 2016 through 2019; Seaport-e contracts issued in 2019 are allowed to operate as long as the year 2024, should all option years be exercised. SJS joins approximately 5,100 carefully vetted companies that have been rigorously pre-screened and assessed by the Navy to be allowed to bid on professional services tasks for all Navy commands. Our Seaport-e work will be concentrated in the Hampton Roads region, creating both new jobs and sustaining existing jobs in this area of Virginia.   Because Naval Station Norfolk is the largest Navy base in the world and the annual spending portfolio for Seaport-e contracts tops $3 billion, our prime contract on Seaport-e is a precious asset we will leverage to help grow SJS and bring additional employment opportunities to Hampton Roads.

Meet SJS President Gino Gonzalez

Meet SJS President Gino Gonzalez
Our company founder and President, Gino Gonzalez, a service disabled United States Navy veteran, opened SJS in 2008 after spending 20+ years managing multi-million dollar commercial warehouse, logistics and distribution operations for familiar household brands like QVC and the Lillian Vernon Catalog.   Mr. Gonzalez previously served in the United States Navy as a USS Theodore Roosevelt flight deck Petty Officer responsible for the maintenance of all catapult and arresting gear subsystems, so he has many ties to Hampton Roads.   This extensive Navy and commercial experience means Mr. Gonzalez is adept at staffing, recruiting and managing personnel and projects for large-scale military and commercial enterprises in the industrial and logistics sectors.   Mr. Gonzalez’s logistics, warehousing and distribution-related expertise includes production control, process and productivity improvements, asset and materials management, inventory control, procurement and purchasing, raw material provisioning and sourcing, strategic sourcing for Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul (MRO) departments, fleet management, Supply...

October 2015 is a Great Time to Find Work with SJS in Hampton Roads

The unemployment rate in Hampton Roads is the lowest it’s been since November 2008, according to the Virginia Employment Commission, and the new federal fiscal year (FY16) has begun, meaning military and federal facilities in and around Hampton Roads are using fresh budget funds to acquire more labor support. These factors make it a great time to find work with SJS in Hampton Roads.   SJS is currently hiring for a wide variety of local technical and industrial positions, including engineers, machinists, program managers, HVAC technicians, mechanics and more.   In future weeks, we anticipate a potential need for linguists and translators, distribution and warehouse professionals and human resources personnel.   Also, more than 100 different businesses plan to seek new employees at U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell’s upcoming free job fair, which will be held in Norfolk on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Ted Constant Convocation Center located at 4320...

Purchase Non-Personal Services for Your Federal Agency without Competition or Protest through SJS Executives

Purchase Non-Personal Services for Your Federal Agency without Competition or Protest through SJS Executives
If you are a federal buyer or federal program manager whose agency requires non-personal services, you can source your requirement through SJS Executives, LLC without competition or protest by utilizing our SBA 8(a) contract vehicle. As an SBA 8(a) certified company through 2019, SJS Executives is qualified to receive federal sole source contracts up to $4 million in value without competition or protest. There is no need to advertise your requirement in FedBizOpps, either—you can work directly with SJS Executives to fulfill your requirement without putting an RFP or RFQ on the street. If you are not familiar with how purchasing through the 8(a) contract vehicle works, give SJS Executives a call and we can walk you through the process, which is far simpler and faster than purchasing through open competition. Some of the categories of non-personal services we offer your agency include, but are not limited to: • Technical...

Find Lucrative Industrial and Maritime Jobs in Portsmouth with SJS Executives

Find Lucrative Industrial and Maritime Jobs in Portsmouth with SJS Executives
       Portsmouth, an independent city located on the south side of Hampton Roads across from Norfolk, is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a major regional employer. SJS Executives often places industrial and technical workers into professional positions in the Norfolk Navy Yard (another name for this shipyard). Some recent examples of available positions in Portsmouth included Mechanical Engineers, Naval Architects and Facilities Planners; we currently have an open Facilities Planner position that needs to be filled as soon as possible. Other major employers in Portsmouth include the US Coast Guard’s mid-Atlantic fleet headquarters, Earl Industries, CDI Marine, the Portsmouth Marine Terminal container yard, the Virginia International Gateway port of entry terminal, the Smithfield of Portsmouth food processing facility, Cintas, Lindab and Crofton Diving Corporation. If you work in any of the following industries, you will likely find great employment opportunities in Portsmouth: transportation (including maritime, railway and...

Norfolk Jobs Available Through SJS Executives

Norfolk Jobs Available Through SJS Executives
In any given year, SJS Executives  has dozens of Norfolk-area job openings available, many in support of Naval Station Norfolk, the largest Navy base in the world. Approximately 30,000 civilians work on the base. As our company name implies, we typically have multiple management and executive-level positions available in Norfolk. One recent example includes an opening for a program manager to work within a financial agency in support of the US Navy’s Atlantic Fleet.  In addition to management and supervisory positions, SJS Executives  often has skilled trades positions available in Norfolk. We staff multiple industrial sites, both commercial and military, which always need mechanics, electricians, machinists, fire protection engineers and similar technical skills. Other job roles we often need to fill include construction planners, facilities managers, quality assurance engineers and similar. If you possess any of these skill sets, you will likely find steady employment in Norfolk. In addition to...

Job Opportunities with SJS Executives in the Harbor of Hampton Roads Area

Job Opportunities with SJS Executives in the Harbor of Hampton Roads Area
One of the major employers in the Hampton Roads region is the Port of Virginia. The Port of Virginia consists of four marine terminals plus an additional container transfer site; these facilities are distributed across Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News. According to VirginiaBusiness.com , the Port of Virginia had a record month in May 2015, processing 13% more cargo than the year before. The Port is continuously beating its own records. This increase in transaction volume means one thing: the harbor of Hampton Roads needs more technical workers well versed in logistics, warehouse operations, heavy equipment and forklift operations, cargo handling, marine vessel maintenance and much more. Other major Hampton Roads employers include Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (Newport News Shipbuilding), Norfolk Naval Shipyard, BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair (Norshipco), Measurement Specialties, Inc., Canon Virginia, Inc., Stihl, Inc. and many, many more. As you can see from these examples, the Hampton...

Virginia Beach Employment Opportunities with SJS Executives, LLC

Virginia Beach Employment Opportunities with SJS Executives, LLC
Over the next few weeks, the SJS Executives blog will explore the best technical jobs and industrial employment opportunities currently available in the Hampton Roads area, examining these opportunities city-by-city so you can see who is hiring and the wide variety of positions available in this region. Our company is headquartered in Virginia Beach, which offers job hunters an array of contract job opportunities in support of federal government and military organizations. Sometimes these jobs entail working directly on a military base like Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story; other times, they involve working at the facility of a large government contractor. These contract jobs often last one year or more, and if the government determines an individual’s performance is excellent, an employee can end up supporting the same government or defense agency for a decade or more. So, in other words, when job hunting in Virginia Beach, do not...

Your Job Hunting Toolkit Needs More Than One Version of Your Resume

Your Job Hunting Toolkit Needs More Than One Version of Your Resume
Most job hunters possess only one resume, and it is usually a chronological one. There is a commonly held misperception that a chronological resume must be lengthy, detailing each and every position held since high school, no matter how menial or trivial. Not true! In reality, a savvy job hunter's toolkit should contain multiple resume versions, and each resume version should be relatively short and compact, stressing only relevant professional, educational and/or military experience. If you are looking for work right now, consider creating three (or more) different versions of your resume, each of which will be used for a different purpose, to ensure your resume has more impact when it reaches potential employers. First, your resume toolkit should contain a "functional resume," which lists only employment experiences pertaining to one specific function or job category. Any irrelevant experience is purposefully excluded from a functional resume. For example, a functional...

Automated Online Recruitment Tool Versus a Staffing and Recruiting Agency

Automated Online Recruitment Tool Versus a Staffing and Recruiting Agency
Should a Hiring Manager Use an Automated Online Recruitment Tool or a Staffing and Recruiting Agency like SJS Executives to Source New Personnel? A major online recruiting platform, the name of which begins with the letter “Z,” has recently been advertising itself as a one-stop staffing and recruiting solution for every business in America—but does this system really deliver on its hefty promises? As a hiring manager, are you better off using this behemoth Internet-based system, which automatically posts your job openings to hundreds of job boards at once, or a small, locally-based staffing and recruiting firm like SJS Executives, which can give you lots of individualized attention? The quick answer is: it depends on what type of job category you are trying to fill. If your company is hiring general office personnel like administrative aides and data entry clerks, then the huge online solution that starts with Z is...

SJS Executives Values Veterans

SJS Executives Values Veterans
Attention, job-seeking veterans: SJS Executives, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is proud to announce its participation in the “ Virginia Values Veterans ” (V3) employment and job training program, which is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services .  The V3 program benefits job-hunting veterans like you in the following ways: The program identifies Virginia-based companies that prioritize the hiring of formerly active military members, so you can target your job hunting efforts on the businesses that are most likely to hire you Alerts you to local workforce hiring events and job fairs you should attend Lets you know about other Virginia-oriented career resources you can use Our company also benefits from the V3 program: V3 helps us locate top-notch veteran talent to hire V3 helps us publicize the urgent job openings we need to fill fast V3 provides our company with additional resources we can...

5 Resume Tips for Veterans

5 Resume Tips for Veterans
As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that prioritizes the hiring of veterans, SJS Executives solicits, receives and reviews dozens of veteran resumes every week. Because many of our staff members possess prior military experience, we understand the sophisticated terminology, concepts and acronyms found in most military resumes. Unfortunately, civilian hiring managers often experience difficulty in interpreting these military terms and acronyms, which in turn leads to hiring problems like accidentally overlooking qualified job candidates. How can you ensure your resume gets noticed, read and understood by civilian hiring managers so you get the job? Start by following these five (5) fast and easy resume tips designed for veterans who are transitioning into the civilian workforce, perhaps for the first time during their careers: 1. Translate your military rank into an equivalent civilian job title on your resume. For example, a Marine Corps First Sergeant is roughly equivalent...
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