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Employee Spotlight

Meet Our Recruiters

Reach out to our recruiting leads to learn more about career opportunities within SOC.

Meet Daric..

Integrated Security Recruiting

What do you like most about being a recruiter?

My favorite part about recruiting is helping fellow veterans obtain a career upon exiting the service.

What are you looking for in a candidate?

We’re looking for motivated individuals who want to continue to serve their country as a civilian contractor in hostile and austere environments.

What is the culture like in the area that you recruit in?

Our team comprises of former military and civilian servants who are deeply dedicated to the mission and their country.

JT Meet J.T....

Federal Services, Lead Account Manager

 Tell us about what you do for SOC. 

 I work in a group called Federal Services. We’re a staffing organization, traditional staffing in the sense that clients need contractors, they need support. Our focus is cleared staffing, anything from Department of Defense, to Department of Energy, to Public Trust, anything like that. As account manager, I manage the relationship between my clients and SOC, and we have crews on the team that support and fill the positions. My job is to just make sure that everything goes smoothly, the client’s happy, find new business – all of it.

What do you like most about being an Account Manager?

I like the excitement of opening the doors to a new client, delivering for the client, developing a partnership geared towards future growth for the client and SOC, and providing the Federal Services recruiters with awesome clients and jobs to recruit on.

What is the culture like in the area that you support?

Account Managers are driven, organized, focused, and very competitive. We all want to be as successful as possible, but we also want our team members to succeed. We all must do very well individually or we all will struggle as a team to get Federal Services to our desired goals. We have lots of fun and camaraderie on our team.


Meet Kim...


Federal Services Recruiting 

What do you like most about being a recruiter?

I love that with every new job we get to fill comes a new and different challenge. You are never doing the same thing from one day to the next.

What are you looking for in a candidate?  

We are mainly focused on candidates with clearances.  I am looking for people who are interested in a job change, whether it be now or in the future.

What is the culture like in the area that you recruit in?

It is very fast paced and competitive, because the candidate pool is much smaller with the clearance requirements.

 

Meet Nicole...

Government Services Recruiting

What do you like most about being a recruiter?

What I love most about being a recruiter is getting to talk to different types of people every day. It’s never a dull moment talking to candidates and getting to know them. It’s a great feeling when one of my candidates get a position they’ve been vying for. The gratitude I feel to be able to help another person get a new role—to start a new chapter—is endless. It’s amazing being able to have such an impact on another person’s life and livelihood.

 What are you looking for in a candidate?

I support recruiting in many different areas of the Government Services Division. This includes candidates with experience in Architecture & Engineering, CONUS Physical Security, Cyber Security, as well as various Operations and Craft roles.

What is the culture like in the area that you recruit in?

Across all of the areas I recruit in, the culture is very open and friendly. We are veteran friendly across the board and lucky enough to have so many mission-driven employees!

 

Meet "T.K."...

SOC Canine Recruiting

What do you like most about being a recruiter? 

I love working with Canine Handlers and helping protect United States interests around the world. In my work, I have an opportunity to change a dog handler’s life by showing them different available career options. Knowing that I've helped change someone’s life for the better is an amazing feeling, and the satisfaction I get from this doesn’t get much better.

 What are you looking for in a candidate?  

First, a candidate needs to meet the basic requirements of having at least two years of military or law enforcement canine experience. Then, I look for candidates who are confident in what they know about working with their dogs while still having the humility to be able to learn from other handlers and trainers.   

What is the culture like in the area that you recruit in? 

We have two types of employees ­ the two ones and the four legged ones. The trainers take the time to get each canine team ready for their deployments. We take this seriously, because we know the importance of exceeding our clients’ needs and protecting American interests abroad. SOC Canine Solutions team is not just a group of co-workers but friends for a lifetime. 

Meet Our People

Learn more about our career opportunities and life at SOC. 

Meet Angela...

Tell us about what you do! 

I am a Deputy Program Manager (DPM) for our Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Services in an important overseas U.S. Embassy. In my role as DPM, I am responsible for ensuring contract compliance and execution. I assist in providing overall support, leadership, management and direction to the overseas leadership staff in order to provide the appropriate services and protection for the United States Government.

If you had to explain your job to young kids, how would you describe it?

My job is to assist and support our hard working men and women overseas in order for them to protect personnel, property, and assets for the United States, helping spread U.S. diplomacy around the world.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

It’s rewarding when you receive a report from the customer for the down range teams’ impeccable work and professionalism displayed after a hectic and challenging day of missions overseas. Probably the most rewarding for me, however, is seeing personnel new to SOC deploy with us on the diplomatic security program for the first time. The overseas location I support is a location like no other with a very unique style of mission. Seeing the new personnel walk into this life changing industry, loving it and thanking you three months down the road for helping provide this unique opportunity for them is by far the most rewarding.

Meet Dave...

Tell us a little bit about what you do.

In my position as Deputy Director of Canine Training, I provide direction and managerial oversight of the SOC Canine Training Center (CTC). I also take part in the solution of all sorts of issues having to do with people, dogs, vendors and logistics. Really, just about anything that has to do with the management of the CTC. I spend a significant amount of my time developing our talented staff, including canine trainers, canines and their handlers.

How did you decide you wanted to pursue this career? Did you come from a military background?

This is my second career. One of the questions I asked myself when I started searching for a new field was, what makes me happy? I have always loved dogs, so finding a full-time career with working dogs was a dream come true and the perfect fit for me.

I grew-up in a military family and spent a 30-year career in public safety. I began as a firefighter and then transitioned to law enforcement where I investigated arsons and explosions, which is how I became involved with working dogs. I was fortunate to have been accepted into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Accelerant Detection Canine Program, and worked for years investigating fires with my Accelerant Detection Canine, “Cadet.”

What's the most rewarding part of your job?

Knowing that the SOC Canine Training Center’s staff is providing a valuable service to our Government by providing the very best Explosives Detection Canine Teams in the industry. Perhaps even more importantly, we are keeping Americans safe in some of the most volatile regions in the world.

Meet Debbie...

Tell us about what you do!

I am Deputy Director of Munitions and my responsibilities include managing, selecting, and executing the demilitarization program (called “demil” for short) managed by SOC. SOC is the operating contractor for a U.S. Army facility with the one of the largest capabilities for premier R3 (resource, recovery, and recycle) ammunition storage and demilitarization in the world.

Our contract with the government includes a variety of responsibilities, including storage and disposal of ammunition. Since 1980, Day & Zimmermann and SOC have successfully managed ordnance operations including demilitarization of conventional ammunition, ammunition supply, and storage operations with facility support services, environmental services, program management, security, installation security, and fire and emergency services. In addition, we research existing munition stockpiles to help recover these and provide demil services at our location. That would be the beginning of what I call the best job in the world.

What is one of the most memorable stories you have from the job?

It was my very first demil project where we were reclaiming TNT. We were demiling depth charges, which were loaded in the 1940’s during the wartime. Depth charges are Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) explosives with a fuse that was preset to detonate at a specific depth based on hydrostatic pressure. We had been running the operation for some time, and in came a very unique pallet of rounds. The munitions handlers cut the metal bands so they could remove the rounds from the pallet and stenciled on one of those rounds was worn out paint reading “For Hitler Only”. It was an important part of history sitting right before us.

Meet Louis...

Tell us about what you do!

As the Director of Munitions & Logistics, Hawthorne, I am responsible for leading our demilitarization efforts, as well storage, receipts, and issues of items that go to and from the installation. I also interface with the U.S. government customer to ensure we are providing the services required under the current contract.

How would you describe your job to someone who isn’t familiar with your line of work?

I manage personnel that conduct the demilitarization of ordnance. Through the demilitarization of ordnance, these personnel reduce the stocks while ensuring the recycling of raw materials that can be sold as scrap and reused in the future. Also, I oversee personnel responsible for receiving items destined for storage in Hawthorne. Our personnel ensure that items, arriving via truck or rail, are off-loaded safely, documented, and positioned in magazine storage. In addition, I provide oversight to our personnel and processes responsible for shipping ordnance from Hawthorne.

A primary role in my employment is being the main interface with the U.S. government customer for all things ammunition-related at the installation. 

How did you first get involved in munitions & logistics, specifically for SOC?

Being a lifelong resident of Hawthorne, it was an easy decision to move back to Nevada following a 28 year career serving in the US Navy. When I saw this position open, I applied. While in the military, most of my experience with ammunition was spent as the end-user, rather than managing or storing ordnance. However, my mission focus and experience managing large numbers personnel were a great fit for the position.