Monday, November 25, 2013

1) Vet Seeking Assistance, 2) Webinar on Career Planning

Please note the 2 items below - 1) Navy vet seeknig assistance, and 2) Webinar on Career Planning, offered by Project Return to Work.


Biznet member J.J. Mackin (USNA '68) passed along the following resume, for retired Navy vet Tim Longhurst.  Tim is looking for a Safety position and is willing to relocate.  If you can offer advice, a referral, or other assistance, please contact Tim directly using the contact info listed in his resume here.

Timothy J. Longhurst
1270 Dogwood Drive, Rifle, Colorado, CO 81650
(757) 620-7636

Career Objective

To obtain a position in the safety field where my diverse experience, education and kills can be used to facilitate process improvement and foster the success within your organization.

Assistant Safety Officer:  

Lead the Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) program onboard a large U.S. Naval command which included overseeing the asbestos, lead prevention and hazardous material along with occupational respirator, noise, heat index and confined space entry programs. Investigated mishaps, collected data and evaluated trends. Conducted training and inspections to ensure safety regulations and mandates were maintained.

Emergency Response Team Lead:

Coordinated response exercises for casualties and emergency situations such as, hazardous material (HAZMAT) spill recovery, firefighting, injured personnel medical services, radiological spills and aircraft crash and rescue.

Assistant Quality Assurance Officer:

Lead the quality assurance program involved in the planning and execution of repairs accomplished on nuclear and other high energy systems. The program included approved work procedures, inspections and certification test for work performed by craftsman.

Non-Destructive Testing Examiner:

Conducted training and monitored nondestructive test personnel. Developed and administered written and practical certification exams for inspectors and welders performing work on nuclear and non-nuclear systems.

Production Planner:

Developed procedures for the fabrication, assembly, and installation of equipment installed on board U.S. Naval ships.

Computer Systems Instructor:

Provided end-user training for large-scale computer based Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) solutions. Met with clients and managers and develop training curriculum which matched the needs of the business. Conducted classroom and computer based training for clients using the ERP solution.

Employment History

05/06 – 05/12
Computer Systems Instructor
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Richmond, VA.
07/02 – 04/06
Computer Systems Instructor
AMSEC LLC, Virginia Beach, VA
12/01 – 09/02
Production Planner
U.S. Naval Facility, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC)
Norfolk, VA
04/98 – 12/01
Assistant Safety Officer
U.S. Naval Ship, Emory S. Land (AS 39)
06/95 - 04/98
Production Planner
U.S. Naval Facility, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC)
Norfolk, VA
03/94 - 06/95
Assistant Quality Assurance Officer, Emergency Response Team Lead
U.S. Naval Ship, Emory S. Land (AS 39)
11/86 - 01/90
Non-Destructive Testing Examiner
U.S. Naval Facility, Naval Submarine Support Facility (NSSF)
Groton, CT

Masters in Safety, Security & Emergency Management
Expected completion date – 12/14
University of Eastern Kentucky
Bachelors in Science degree
Norfolk State University
Associates in Science degree
Mohegan Community College


Thanks to Rob Brazell from the veteran support organization Project Return to Work (R2W), for passing along this item.  Jennifer Cohen from R2W writes as follows: 

As a training specialist I am motivated by the opportunity to help others understand and take advantage of learning opportunities that lead to personal growth. R2W is truly focused on creating opportunities for veterans and their spouses, as well as disabled Americans.
My professional focus is on technology in training, and the Career Planning and Exploration Webinar is an excellent way for me to connect and communicate with many of those who qualify for R2W’s services. The Webinar is designed to guide attendees through the career profiling process and to help attendees link their work preferences to available jobs.
Some of the benefits of the Career Planning and Exploration Webinar include:
  1. Learning how to navigate R2W’s jobs list.
  2. Creating a work profile for job applications.
  3. Developing an understanding of your work preferences.
  4. Saving time getting started on the job search.
  5. Utilizing a free service.
  6. Building confidence for your job search.
Why not take advantage of this opportunity to learn about yourself and your potential? Please use our Contact form to get an invitation to my next webinar!
Jennifer Cohen
Project: Return To Work Inc. (R2W)

Jennifer Cohen is an instructional designer and adult educator with over twenty years of experience working with a diverse population of learners. Jennifer’s background in technology training includes applications for the office, presentations, and the web. She holds a master’s degree in learning technology and uses her passion for creative problem solving to help others understand complex concepts.
Career Exploration and Planning
Meeting Description:

Need a change but don't know what's your best next career? This free webinar is for you!
Exploring your options is the first step toward winning a fulfilling and lasting career. Let's dramatically speed up the process!
Career Exploration & Planning is a 1 hour class showing you how to conduct your own evaluation in a fraction of the time. Experts will show you how to use R2W's innovative tools to quickly zero in on jobs matching your career goals, while increasing your interviews and job offers.
You might find the perfect job during the class. You will also learn how to get additional training and one-on-one support from caring counselors.
Applying for the right job could last a lifetime. It's worth exploring!


Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at

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