Arlington, Virginia
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 11, 2023
Full Time

Serve as a trainer for all training curriculum under Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) to include Readiness & Deployment Support (RDS), Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.), LifeSkills, and Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) Training as directed by the MCFTB Director. Coordinates and provides trainings as installation-wide opportunities to Marines, Sailors and families as well as unit-specific opportunities as requested.

Coordinate and provide LifeSkills training. LifeSkills training encompasses the capabilities necessary to successfully meet the challenges of everyday life, the mobile military lifestyle, and heightened operational/deployment tempo using standardized templates provided by Marine and Family Division (MF); Manpower and Reserve Affairs Department (M&RA), Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC). LifeSkills trainings strategically target the common protective factors impacting todays Marines, Sailors and Families, focusing on increasing awareness and providing skill building tools for individual and family development and readiness.

Coordinate and provide L.I.N.K.S trainings. Training must be conducted using standardized templates provided by HQMC, MCFTB.

Coordinate and provide training on the UPFRP. Provide standardized training to Family Readiness Command Teams, Deployment Readiness Coordinators (DRC), Uniformed Readiness Coordinators (URC), and UPFRP volunteers for units supported by the installation. Provide functional systems training on all authorized and approved communication tools within Family Readiness. Develop and deliver training to supplement the HQMC templates regarding local resource information. Assist with information and referral support.

Coordinate and deliver training on RDS training to include pre-deployment, mid-deployment, return and reunion, and post-deployment. Develop and deliver training to supplement the HQMC templates regarding local resource information in support of the information, resource and referral service function. Assists with information and referral support for family readiness issues of assigned units.

Maintain professional knowledge of curriculum development and materials for appropriate audiences. Facilitate marketing of course offerings to achieve maximum attendance/participation.

Establish and maintain an effective communications network among MCCS, Marine and Family Programs, Chaplains, commanders, DRCs, URC, UPFRP volunteers, and community support organizations, to facilitate best utilization of education resources.

Communicate effectively with MCFTB Director, implement and maintain evaluative measures to analyze assigned program training to determine adequacy and effectiveness of program quality. Provide evaluations and comprehensive analysis to HQMC to ensure effectiveness of training curriculum is consistent with the specific needs of Marines, Sailors and families, and to ensure quality of trainers/training meets the desired benchmarks as established by HQMC. Analyzes challenges including identifying relevant factors, gathering pertinent information, and recognizing solutions and best practices.

Recruit volunteers to serve as L.I.N.K.S. mentors, and provide L.I.N.K.S. mentor training for each volunteer. Coordinate meetings, and provide professional development opportunities for mentors. Documents L.I.N.K.S. volunteer mentors' training and service hours. Recognize volunteers in accordance with guidelines.

Recommend changes to course content to HQMC, MCFTB regarding specific curriculum as needed for their area of operations (AOR). Works collaboratively with DRCs/URCs to recommend courses aligned to specific unit requirements. Communicate with and educate DRCs/URCs and unit Family Readiness Command Teams to promote participation in the programs.

Maintain accurate and complete records. Prepare and submit reports as required.

May serve as the responsible POC for oversight, development and administration of the Volunteer Management Program. Manage, promote, monitor and assess volunteerism and volunteer placement satisfaction. Execute coordination and build partnerships with other Marine and Family Program components, installation volunteer coordinators, volunteer ambassadors, and community agencies. Conduct briefs, trainings, and presentations to internal and external customers and outlets. Coordinate, facilitate and execute plans and management initiatives to recruit, screen, track, train, evaluate and refer. Coordinate recognition ceremonies and public awareness efforts in conjunction with the Public Affairs Office (PAO) to promote volunteerism for MF.


Conditions of Employment

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Must be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule, to include weekend and nighttime family briefs/programs. Must be able to travel in order to support MCFTB functions.

Perform other duties as assigned. This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: BACHELOR'S DEGREE from an accredited college or university in a related field appropriate to the work of position AND THREE YEARS of experience in the occupation, or a related field or work area, OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above, OR appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above.

Demonstrated skill to independently train, review, and analyze effectiveness of training. Must be able to train curricula which do not require professional licensure, but may require specialized education and or experience. Such functions include teaching, facilitating educationally-based groups or programs (where no clinical interpretation of behavioral health is made), administrative functions, or providing generally available information to groups or individuals. Must be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing; ability to develop quality training; ability to maintain effective communication and working relationships with all levels of employees and command, both inside and outside the organization; knowledge of military structure and protocol; ability to exercise initiative in resolving problems, rendering decisions, and carrying out revisions to plans; ability to work effectively with others, to supervise, to facilitate, to run meetings, and to take charge and direct an event when necessary; knowledge of community resources for Marines and their families; ability to analyze data and present logical conclusions and recommendations; ability to utilize all Microsoft applications.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a National Agency Check with Inquiries and State Criminal History Repository Check (CNACI) background checks which are required for positions that involve working with children under the age of 18.

Additional information

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 and 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.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

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.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.



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