Cool Jobs: Memorial Day Edition

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It may only be Friday, but we're celebrating Memorial Day early in the latest Cool Jobs, where we're rounding up the best military-related positions hiring right now. Just because a job's in the military doesn't mean you have to be a soldier or commanding officer; it's a field as broad as any other, home to writers, engineers, and programmers (some of whom are designing the software for fighter jets). Click through the slideshow below to check 'em out!

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Average salary: $40,000

Description: Military Personnel Services Corporation (MPSC) is seeking qualified, trained and capable individual to serve as Family Readiness Support Assistant for Commands within the Army National Guard throughout the States and Territories. Family Readiness is a Commander’s responsibility. The ARNG FRSA position is designed to provide the Commander with a Family readiness program assistant to coordinate all aspects of the Command’s Family Readiness Program. FRSAs assigned to the Commands will be formally supervised by the contract company, but will receive technical guidance and direction from the Commander or their representative. 

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Median salary: $55,000

Description: Aerotek is currently seeking a technical writer for one of our clients in the Framingham, MA area. Job description includes: Preparation of equipment Technical Manuals (TMs), Technical Bulletins (TBs), Draft Depot/National Maintenance Work Requirements (DMWR/NMWRs), and Draft Development Technical Publications (DDTPs), which will contain all technical instructions needed to efficiently operate and maintain DOD equipment. Fulfill requirements as they arise and complete pending projects.

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Median salary: $70,763

Description: Phoenix House is seeking to hire a Part-Time Military Case Manager. The candidate we are seeking will have a military background or a like cultural experience. Hours will consist of approximately 8-10 weekly (preferred nights) in our Brentwood Community Residence. The Brentwood Community Residence is a transitional residential facility for adult male clients who have completed substance abuse treatment but are not yet prepared for independent living.

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Average salary: $40,867

Description: Several Mechanic positions are available ranging from heating and cooling mechanics to vehicle mechanics who service: aircrafts, wheeled and tracked vehicles, heavy equipment, and watercrafts. The training and skills you receive in the Army can prepare you for a civilian career with firms that design, build and test weapons for the military, service stations, auto dealers, farm equipment companies and state highway agencies. You are also able to earn certifications and licensures for civilian jobs.

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Average salary: $49,000

Description: LB&B Associates Inc. is seeking candidates for full-time and part-time Ship Handling Instructors to be located at SWOS Newport RI. Responsibilities: Provide instruction and assessment in Department Head, Prospective Executive Officer, Prospective Commanding Officer Major Command, Advanced Ship Handling and Prospective Commanding Officer Shipboard Fundamentals NSS subject areas using Conning Officer Virtual Environment (COVE) bridge simulators and classrooms.

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Average salary: $49,140

Description: Aerotek is currently looking for pipefitters to work at Norfolk Naval with a Red Badge (Secret Clearance). Qualified pipefitter will have at minimum 3 years experience working in the shipyard environments. Qualified pipefitter must have an active secret clearance to qualify. If interested, please send in updated resume. 

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