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EDUCATION ASSISTANCE BRANCH MANAGER, NF-5
JACKSONVILLE NC 28541
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  Job posted:   Mon Apr 16, 2018
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EDUCATION ASSISTANCE BRANCH MANAGER, NF-5
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## Duties
### Summary
The Education Assistance Branch provides education programs to improve the competency of active duty service members, to assist their progression, and to improve the caliber of education in the Marine Corps. The program provides a wide variety of educational and testing services for Marines, Sailors and eligible patrons. This position is integral in assisting with the implementation of the Commandant's Planning Guidance as it pertains to the Education Assistance Branch. The Personal & Professional Development (P&PD;) Program Manager is the immediate supervisor.
**Major Duties**
Responsible for providing program and personnel management, and technical advice, to the P&PD; Program Manager. Education Assistance Branch programs include: Education guidance, individual assessment, tuition assistance process information, leadership scholar program, civilian and military testing, joint services transcript information, continuing education, professional development, basic skills education, adult high school, pre-college, vocational-technical, on-line programs, and off-duty undergraduate/graduate college and vocational education courses for which 8 colleges/universities offer programming and creditable course study in several major areas. Oversight includes two off-duty education centers: MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River.
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### Responsibilities
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Serves as the appointed Education Services Officer (ESO) and Test Control Officer (TCO) for the Education Assistance Branch and independently oversees day-to-day operation of the ongoing Education Centers. Provides support for the Commanding General's Annual Graduation Ceremony, Marine and Family programs classes, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) classes, 7,000-10,000 transitioning active duty military annually, Marine Corps University, Wounded Warrior Battalion, tuition assistance for all active duty service members located in the continental United States east of the Mississippi River (and Europe, Guam, Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq), Unit PME training and safety classes. Promotes the appropriate recruitment of academic programs by conducting and interpreting data from needs assessment, surveys and other statistical data. Responsible for the processing of millions of dollars in tuition assistance annually. Provide direct coordination of the education center budget to ensure appropriate funding is available to meet education-programming needs. Establishes and maintains close contact with representatives from Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, civilian educational institutions, military organizations, local and state school officials, and various technical and professional groups.
Develops and recommends Education Assistance requirements and researches expectations of military and personal programs for Marines and Sailors while on active duty and post active duty; maintains an awareness of the public and private sectors' need for managerial and technological career development. Provides long term planning, management, supervision, implementation, coordination, control and inspection of all phases of Education Assistance programs for Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station, New River through a consolidated Base Education Center and a Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Testing Center. Maintains all Educational facilities, equipment, technology and video teleconferencing sites at MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River. Oversees all Education Branch functions, including Military Academic Skills Programs (MASP) at Camp Lejeune and United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP). Provides information about educational financial assistance (i.e., Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill) to all military personnel and family members. Advises on veteran's affairs education program and other grants, loans and scholarships. Coordinates with Federal, and college, financial aid officials.
Researches, prepares, and submits articles and advertisements for educational opportunities. Analyzes organizational and operational problems, identifies issues which call for new action and develop timely and economical solutions. Directs planning for prospective changes and institutes follow-up procedures to provide needed feedback. Responsible for preparation of reports for submission to Headquarters, Marine Corps through the P&PD; Program Manager. Analyzes needs and institutes training program for unit Training Officers, NCO's and Career Advisors. Establishes, revises, and institutes procedures to ensure proper educational information is disseminated to all Marine Corps Base troops. Develop long-range plans. Provides reports to the P&PD; Program Manager for review and endorsement.
Directly or indirectly through subordinate supervisors supervises employees. Counsels and trains employees, schedules and directs work, appraises work performance. Approves or disapproves leave, and personnel actions. Must be alert to substance abuse and take appropriate action.
Effectively supports the Marine Corps Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassment policies, and ensures compliance with fire, safety, and other environmental issues and programs. Maintains and enforces security of funds, merchandise, supplies and equipment to preclude or minimize the potential for fraud, waste and abuse.
##### Supervisory status
Yes
##### Promotion Potential
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### Who May Apply
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### Conditions of Employment
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### Qualifications
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Exercises analytical ability, judgment, discretion and applies knowledge of management and leadership principles, practices, methods and techniques to continuously analyze accuracy of planning processes and procedures to recommend improvements. Responds to audit requests for information to brief executive level personnel on programs Marine Corps wide. Conducts and organizes analytical studies and analyses for review by P&PD; Program Manager. Makes recommendations on corrective actions and conducts follow up inspections. Collects, verifies and adjusts data from diverse sources and performs qualitative analysis manually and through automated systems. Evaluates quantitative results and consults with subject matter experts to identify significant factors, relationships and trends to produce accurate and meaningful data. Develops and analyzes data to be used in preparing analytical and interpretative reports and guides of program operation. Reviews proposed changes in program plans and agency procedures to determine compliance with federal, state statutory and regulatory requirements.
Formulates, administers and monitors the operating budget for the Education Assistance branch and makes recommendations to the P&PD; Program Manager. Identifies and establishes cost centers. Monitors expenses. Establishes proactive controls to ensure budgetary objectives are met. Takes corrective action when budget variances occur. Computes financial data and statistics to prepare reports and forecast budgets for execution and short and long range plans. Analyzes profit and loss statements to identify discrepancies, needs, opportunities and efficiencies and initiates new practices and plans to operate more effectively. Compares current and historical data to determine trends and anticipate future requirements. Presents financial briefs and reports to executive level personnel.
Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Ensures implementation of an activity safety program in accordance with the Base Safety Program. Advise employees of available safety regulations, instructions, materials, and equipment. Promptly reports workplace accidents/injury to the Human Resources Office. Ensures that safety training is provided to employees. Complies with OSHA standards and takes action to correct unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. Ensures employees understand safety infractions that can result in disciplinary actions, and follows through with appropriate action. Ensures minimal loss of duty by complying with "Return to Work" program initiatives, and following up on employee well-being.
Incumbent will be required to travel from time to time for training or to attend conferences. Performs other related duties as assigned.
**Qualifications**
Five or more years of executive level experience, demonstrating a professional knowledge of current principles and techniques necessary to oversee career related and adult self-development education training/learning with one year or more having been at a supervisory level. A Graduate Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university is required. Experience in an academic environment related to military voluntary education, or providing academic services to students at levels of basic skills through graduate level education is preferred. Understanding of the objectives of the Voluntary Education Programs in the Marine Corps. Comprehensive understanding of the concepts of Tuition Assistance, Montgomery G. I. Bill (MGIB), Post 9/11 GI Bill, Military Academics Skills Program (MASP), and the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP). Knowledge of management and administration of office and business activities to provide a professional environment to assist personnel. Knowledge of Marine Corps organizational structure, culture and leadership responsibilities. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. A demonstrated ability to meet and deal effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated skill in evaluating programs, assessing needs, communication, resolving problems, building teams, leading and motivating employees. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.
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**GENERAL INFORMATION:**
Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:
As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.
Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.
This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce. Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws.
VACANCIES MAY BE FILLED BY METHODS OTHER THAN INTERNAL COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES WHEN IT APPEARS THAT THE BEST QUALIFIED PERSON CAN BE OBTAINED FROM OTHER SOURCES. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR NON-COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT (E.G. TRANSFER ELIGIBILE OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILE) YOU MUST LIST YOUR CURRENT/FORMER HIGHEST PREVIOUS PERMANENT GRADE HELD AS A REGULAR PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NON-APPROPRIATED FUND EMPLOYEE.
INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM A VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ADVERTISED FOR A FLEXIBLE POSITION MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.
IF SELECTED FOR A TEMPORARY POSITION, MANAGEMENT MAY CONVERT THE POSITION TO PERMANENT STATUS AT THEIR DISCRETION.
**CONTACT US:**
For questions related to a specific position or the application process please contact us at:
**Human Resources Division**
****Marine Corps Community Services, Lejeune-New River**
**(910) 451-JOBS mccslejeune-newriver.com/jobs**
**Email questions to: ****
lejeune.vacancies@usmc-mccs.org
** (applications nor documents will not be accepted via email) For technical difficulties navigating through or using the Career Page send an email to**
mccscareers@usmc-mccs.org
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.
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Not Applicable
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#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:
* Stability of Federal Civilian Service
* People with passion for doing work that matters
* Quality of Work Life Balance
* Competitive Pay
* Comprehensive Benefit Packages
* Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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## How to Apply
**STEP 1 - Answer****REQUIRED**** Assessment Questions:**
Prepare responses to the **REQUIRED**** Assessment Questions.**How to respond to Assessment Questions:
* List all paid or volunteer positions related to the experience asked for in the Assessment Questions
* Include position title, position dates and pay grade (as applicable) and provide detailed information regarding the experience asked for in the Assessment Questions.
* To be considered for non-competitive appointment (e.g. transfer eligible or reinstatement eligible) you must list your current/former highest previous permanent grade held as a regular part-time or regular full-time Department of Defense non-appropriated fund employee.
* Need more information on how to respond to Assessment Questions? Visit our website:
* NOTE: You will not be prompted by the online system to answer or upload your Assessment Question responses; therefore, you must use one of the methods outlined in step 2 to submit your responses to Assessment Questions. Failure to include Assessment Questions will result in your application being considered incomplete, and you **WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED** for the position. Qualified applicants will be evaluated on the degree to which they possess the experience listed in the Assessment Questions shown below:
a) Describe work or related experiences that demonstrate your ability to communicate, orally and in writing, and collaborate with senior military and civilian officials and/or university/college leadership to stimulate interest in, gain support for, and implement new initiatives.
b) Describe work or related experiences that demonstrate your knowledge of education and financial aid processes to meet the changing career goals of adults through the age range from young adults to seniors.
c) Describe work or related experiences that demonstrate your executive management capabilities and specifically your ability to supervise and build strong, effective teams, motivate subordinates to perform above the expectations, and provide constructive feedback to employees.
d) Describe work or related experiences that demonstrate your ability to develop and implement new programs and measure and track the success of those programs.
e) Describe work or related experiences that demonstrate your ability to analyze and solve organizational and operational problems and identify solutions that require program restructuring or implementation of new initiatives.
**STEP** **2 - Submit application and/or upload resume online at:****www.usmc-mccs.org/careers** via one of the following three methods:
**Upload a resume** and **REQUIRED** responses to **Assessment Question****s**, labeled A, B, C, etc. as the last page of your resume (Assessment Questions are listed above).
**OR**
**Copy and paste your resume text** and **REQUIRED** responses to **Assessment Questions**, labeled A, B, C, etc. at the conclusion of your resume (Assessment Questions are listed above).
**OR**
If you choose to apply **without using a resume**, **you must** include responses to the **REQUIRED Assessment** **Questions** in this job posting as an attachment to your profile under "My Activities" (Assessment Questions are listed above). Please name the file "Assessment Questions-Job Title-Job #".
**STEP** **3 -****College Transcript(s) or Education Certificate(****s),** **(REQUIRED)**
A degree from an accredited college/university is required for this position. For consideration, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s), indicating degree conferred, as an attachment to your profile under "My Activities" www.usmc-mccs.org/careers. Applications received without college transcripts will be ineligible for consideration.
**STEP 4** - **Certification or License copies,** **(NOT REQUIRED)**
A current certification/license is not required for this position. However, you may upload a copy of your certification/license as an attachment to your profile under "My Activities" www.usmc-mccs.org/careers.
**STEP 5** - **If prior military**, upload a copy of your DD214 Member 4 Copy as an attachment to your profile under "My Activities" www.usmc-mccs.org/careers.
**STEP 6** - Before you press "**Submit Application**", be sure all requested documents, including **REQUIRED** Assessment Questions, have been attached or uploaded.
Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement. **ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.**
**References:** Marine Corps Community Services Lejeune-New River utilizes an online reference checking solution called Pre-Hire 360®from SkillSurvey. As a part of our selection process, applicants will be required to provide the names and email addresses of professional references that are able to provide information regarding work performance.
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### MCCS LEJEUNE-NEW RIVER
##### Phone
910/451-5627
##### Email
lejeune.vacancies@usmc-mccs.org
##### Address
MCCS LEJEUNE-NEW RIVER
MCCS LEJEUNE-NEW RIVER
MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES
CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
USA
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### Next steps
All applicants who submit an application via our Careers page at www.usmc-mccs.org/careers will be able to view their application status online.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496809400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 04/13/2018 to 04/23/2018
*Salary:* $41.81 to $41.81 per hour
*Pay scale & grade:* NF 05
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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