Welcome to our newest series, "A Day in the Life", where we will share some 'behind the scenes' action and information from our employees and what it's like to live their lives, in and out of office...to a certain degree. To jump start our series, we decided to have a "fileside" chat with Illa Hamlette, HR advisor to the stars, CEO's, and every day employees, and lover of good cooking.
If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting/speaking with her yet, here's your chance to learn a little more about what goes on in a 'typical' HR day...if there is one!
As we opened up the new office space in Newport News, VA we rushed to bring our leads across the nation together to celebrate our success. It was an important and foundational step to share and demonstrate to our people that we are committed to them and their careers, our customers and their needs, and the overall well-being of our talented team. As you can imagine, we had a great time and had a chance to celebrate Adam's birthday!
At Markesman, we believe in opening the doors for people to be creators, innovators, and craftsmen of their trade. It is our duty to encourage our people to flourish in their personal and professional walk of life while presenting them the opportunity in innovative solutions that will enhance the security of our nation. We pride ourselves on maintaining a high level of integrity and social responsibility while we invest into our communities.
Markesman Group is proud to announce that our company is officially V3 Certified through the Virginia Department of Veterans Services! We are proud of our men and women who have served our nation. We recognize that transitioning from military service is not the easiest. Therefore, a goal at Markesman is to help hire, train and retain Veterans.
THANK YOU to Mark Buehlman, Program Manager of V3 and the V3 Program (Virginia Values Veterans), which is designed to help employers develop and implement long-term strategies and nationally recognize best practices when hiring Veterans. Through their training and certification program, Markesman Group will gain a deeper understanding of what a Veteran is and how this specialized sector can contribute to their workforce. Veterans will learn what leading organizations such as Markesman are doing nationwide to attract and keep Veteran talent within our workforce. We will showcase great talent and receive access to resources that will help us connect more directly and proactively with the Veteran and military community.
We stand ready to help veterans continue their service as productive and honored citizens of the great Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond!
Markesman Group has been awarded a subcontract of a value of approximately $25 million to Perspecta within the Office of Consular Systems Technology (CST) at the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). Consular Affairs Enterprise Infrastructure Operations known as “CA EIO” is valued at $810,581,000 over the life of its contract.
Team Perspecta has been awarded a single award, multi-year contract with options until 2027. Working alongside Team Perspecta will enable the Markesman Group’s information technology experts to support the Department of State in their mission. This mission is to support first line border security at home and facilitate safe entry and exit of travelers while ensuring the highest level of U.S Security remains a paramount concern.
Within the Office of Consular Systems Technology, Markesman Group employees will work in locations such as Herndon and Arlington, VA as well as Washington, D.C. to support the bureau to design, install, operate and support information technology systems and supporting infrastructure as required by the dynamic mission of the Department of State. The hardware and software platforms utilized by the CST Office are modernized through the ConsularOne program, of which Markesman developers, administrators and engineers will be responsible for providing maintenance, troubleshooting and design/implementation services.
CA/CST is tasked with providing CA's mission critical information technology (IT) resources necessary to support various CA locations including approximately 230 overseas posts, 29 domestic Passport agencies, 2 domestic Visa processing centers, and an array of information, book / card print, passport centers, DoS annexes, and contractor sites. CA/CST supports approximately 10000 worldwide clients including 1200 CA customers at locations in the Washington DC National Capital Region (NCR).
Career Opportunities include:
Software Application Developers
Database & Systems Administrators
Network & Systems Storage Administrator
Network Engineer- Security & Firewalls
Visit our internal jobs page to store your resume or our Indeed jobs page to learn more.
Last Sunday, Team Markesman showed up in force for the force and watched the latest Star Wars installment at their local movie theatre. Fanatics and friends showed up (some in costume) for our very own private screening. This event was made available to family and friends and was completely free of charge to our members. Additionally, this event was inline with a long-standing tradition at Markesman, which is to celebrate our employees and provide opportunities for us to get together in a fun, family setting. While this might have been the last installment in the Star Wars franchise, it definitely will not be the last installment of Markesman outings. This is just another example how we, as a company, celebrate our people who help us.
Markesman Group was incredibly fortunate to celebrate their first annual holiday party at Burger Theory behind our current office location in Newport News, VA. With all the fanfare and style we brought to the party, it was hard to focus on the actual food and drink. The joy, camaraderie, laughter, sense of belonging was shared by everyone. Not to mention, there were door prizes and a little gag gift for the last person to the party. Let's see if next year if he wears the Avenger's watch to the next party? There might be a surprise waiting.. or not.
Happy Holidays to our team at ACC!
For 2 years in a row, our DLA cyber team has been taken seriously at Top Golf for their photo taking skills. Just kidding, we meant their Golf Skills! If you take a close look, its their holiday sweater armor that gives them their super powers. It empowers their crafty computer hands to grab a golf club and put out a solid swing.
All in good fun, we have been thoroughly blessed for the team that has stuck with Markesman since nearly the first day. Next outing, give Dan and Alex a break on the go kart race track!
The Markesman Team in Maryland got together for fellowship and to celebrate together at Toby's Dinner Theater in Columbia MD. Nearly the entire team, and several guests were able to attend, as well as Steven Latham and Alex Wang; a great time was had by all! Toby's is one of the oldest (est. 1979) and most respected theaters in the region, hosting approximately 100K patrons per year, and serves traditional American cuisine in buffet style meal before each performance. The show for our event was "A Christmas Story", based on the 1983 movie of the same title, which is regularly voted as one of the best Christmas movies of all time. The show was a musical, depicting a families Christmas story from the 1940's in Indiana composed of many scenes of hilarious situations and heartfelt artifacts of a more innocent time and life in middle America. During the meal and intermission our team enjoyed each others company and mostly discussed holiday plans and a little company business too. Before the show started, one of the actors came out to greet the audience of approximately 300 in attendance that evening; he also welcomed several folks in attendance and our MG team!
Alex Wang was able to attend CISO training, courtesy of EC-Council. In evaluating the in class experience for 5 days, you can only imagine our heads spinning around the hundreds of pages of material and the endless practice questions we answered as a group. All in good fun and time, we all made it out of the class and found our next footing. A shout out to EC Council for allowing Alex to come, learn, evaluate and integrate with a group of serious and inquisitive cyber professionals. Chuck, we will remember your advice and pep talks!
Markesman had the opportunity to meet and introduce our company with not just the attendees but other fellow employers. We were able to personally meet and exchange business cards with Ken from the USO and Mark Buehlman, Program Manager for the V3 program. Attending the DAV job fair allowed Markesman to expand our company brand and enabled candidates to interact with our Recruiting and Human Resources team in person. We had the opportunity to explain the different positions Markesman has open and we were able to discuss upcoming awards for the new year. There are a lot of exciting things happening for Markesman and we were successful at providing valuable information for all who attended!