I came across a civil service job that looked interesting. It was with the AAC (Army Aquisition Corp). In further review today, I am not so sure it is for me. It looks more like a facilities type job - that is, setting up command centers with computers and such. Plus there is lots of travel, domestic and FOREIGN, involved.
But the travel is not what bothers me. I actually have no problem with getting sent to the sandbox and playing "duck and cover". The reason I am leaning against the job is because it is not a hardware design job. It is logistics. It is program management. My F-I-L is doing program management type work and is not real happy with it. He is also an engineer.
However, it does cover a lot of interesting things (mostly network related) and, being civil service, would be a stable and secure job. I am told by a guy that did AAC work while in the service, that if I get my aqusition certificate I could be earning in the six figure area.
I guess I could apply for it and if I don't like it I could always bail. What do y'all think?