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Planning, Programming and Budget Section Head NF5

Quantico, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

Serves as the Planning, Programming and Budget Section Head for Future Operations Branch, Marine and Family Programs Division (MF), Headquarters Marine Corps.
Provides direct oversight on matters pertaining to MCCS program management, planning, programming, and budget within MCCS. Uses thorough knowledge of MCCS program guidance, orders and directives, Department of Defense and Department of Navy instructions and regulations, and government laws and regulations to facilitate the identification and resolution of issues. Participates in MCCS strategic sourcing reform, to include the conduct and analysis of MCCS resources. Participates in multi-year planning, programming, budgeting and analysis of MCCS programs consistent with requirements contained in planning and programming guidance received from Higher Headquarters and other HQMC advocates.

Coordinates work internally and externally with senior civilian and military officials. Plans, develops, and conducts data-gathering activities and provides financial analysis and evaluation of the data and related program processes to senior leadership. May travel to conduct site visits. Makes recommendations on program corrective actions or initiatives and conducts follow-up.

Through DC M&RA (MF), helps establish recommendations for Marine Corps-wide MCCS program execution and the future direction of funding profiles. Provides recommendations for financial guidance and policies. Conducts long and short-range resource requirements forecasts, program reviews, and evaluations. Identifies new developments or issues which require innovative actions and makes or recommends decisions to meet new goals. Coordinates and validates MCCS Program Objective Memorandum (POM) requirements, Current Year Deficiencies and Mid-Year Reviews for formal submission to Higher Headquarters. Coordinates with DC M&RA (MF Division) on the allocation and execution of MCCS appropriated fund resources. Assist MF staff in preparing, submitting, justifying, and defending MF's portion of the Marine Corps POM and Future Years Defense Plan (FYDP). Ensures MF APF and NAF budgets are properly formulated and justified. Analyzes Marine Corps programming and budgetary guidance. Interprets new guidance and budget procedures and writes clear concise supplemental guidance for MF program managers and planners. Reviews and revises as necessary programming justification documentation for inclusion in the POM and FYDP. Provides historical cost data and other financial information to help program managers articulate and justify resource requirements. Reviews, analyzes, edits, and consolidates budget submission for MF's programs. Identifies funding shortfalls and prepares associated supporting documentation. Proposes alternative methods of financing unfunded requirements.

Advises the MF Director, Future Operations Branch Head, Assistant Future Operations Branch Head and program managers on issues such as appropriated fund laws and regulations; budgeting strategies and techniques; use of financial management products and systems; resource
distribution; program priorities; financial forecasts; and development of annual and long-range financial plans. Ensures appropriated MF staff have the necessary information and advice to properly plan MF's APF budget. Provides financial information, including financial reports showing the status of budgetary authority, trend analyses of expenditures; and comparisons of actual performance to the program plans.

Collaborates with the Business and Support Services Division (MR) to efficiently manage data and create a comprehensive resource picture for Appropriated Funds (APF). Assists MF staff in developing and achieving effective APF programming strategies to ensure a future funding steam that supports organizational goals and plans.
Develops correspondence, point papers, briefs, and other items for Marine Corps senior leadership.
Promotes World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on professionalism and courtesy. Models effective communication in a professional manner by investigating issues, conflicts and problems to provide resolution in a timely manner. Oversees continuous monitoring of the satisfaction of the quality of goods and services. Ensures employees observe established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment and promptly addresses questionable situations.

Supervises full performance level financial specialists to include: assigning and distributing work, coaching, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring employees; approving and disapproving leave, recommending and completing personnel actions, completing performance reviews and approving time, training employees, keeping abreast of and actively supporting the principles of the EEO program, and prevention of sexual harassment.

This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.


Conditions of Employment

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Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, or a related field such as Accounting appropriate to the work of position and four 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. Certified Management Accountant, OR Certified Defense Financial Manager status is preferred. Skill to: provide expert advice on, implement and monitor financial planning, programming, budgeting and execution using an automated system. Knowledge of the Standard Accounting, Budget and Reporting System (SABRS); the USMC Programming and Budgeting skill to develop strategic plans to stimulate development and improvement of programs; skill to assist in program development, assessment, and evaluation; knowledge of and experience in Planning, Programming, Budget and Execution process; finding effective solutions to unique and/or complex situations; ability to interpret and integrate policies and directives into Marine Corps programming and planning involving significant difficulty and responsibility. Ability to effectively and appropriately represent MCCS in senior level meetings, presentations, discussions and dialogue. Must be able to travel.
Documentation Database (PBIS) and the USMC organizational structure experience preferred. Skill to effectively represent MCCS and the Marine Corps in senior level meetings, presentations, discussions and dialogue, and deal effectively with senior staff personnel at all levels regarding budgetary issues. Expert skill to: prepare and present multi-year budget plans
and forecasts; analyze, interpret and apply complex policies and regulations in developing budgeting plans and policies; gather, assemble, consolidate and analyze financial data and draw conclusions to resolve complex issues or problems and provide recommendations and process improvements. Expert skill to: analyze and evaluate automated accounting systems, monitor workflow processes, and analyze trends to provide status of operations; make improvements, correct deficiencies and assist in program development, assessment, and evaluation. Knowledge of and experience in budgeting and finding effective solutions to unique and/or complex situations to ensure fiscal integrity of operations, accuracy of reports, adequacy of controls and compliance with federal laws and regulations. Experience supervising employees in the accomplishment of work.
Telework: Eligible for incremental telework as determined by MF policy.
Measures of Effectiveness: To ensure that all employees are working in a way that aligns with our mission and values, in addition to yearly goals, performance against the following critical elements will be reviewed during the Performance Management Process:
• All employees: Work Quality, Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills.
• Managers: In addition to the above, Coaching, Managing & Developing Staff and Leadership & Communication.
Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance and must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position.

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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