Program Specialist (Sexual Assault Prevention & Response) (Policy & Plans) NF4

Quantico, Virginia
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time


Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.
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Serves as Program Specialist for Policy and Plans in the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program, Behavioral Programs, Marine and Family Programs; Personal and Family Readiness Division; Manpower and Reserve Affairs Department; Headquarters Marine Corps.

As the responsible point of contact for oversight, interpretation, and development of Marine Corps SAPR policy, plans, and related procedures, performs the following duties: coordinates and executes strategic goals, plans, and initiatives; realigns, restructures, and reengineers short- and long-term initiatives; resolves contingencies and implementation problems; develops comprehensive program policies; analyzes, reviews, edits, and writes documentation as required, to include Marine Corps policy; develops, compiles, and analyzes data for reports, papers, guides, fact sheets, and other documentation; and performs other tasks as directed.

In support of SAPR Program compliance with all applicable regulations: reviews and interprets legislative provisions and issues, as well as new and established Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of the Navy (DON) directives, instructions, and regulations; reviews existing and proposed program provisions, administration, and operation to identify technical problems, questionable techniques and methods, and other aspects not in compliance with regulations; in coordination with team leader/supervisor and other program specialists, negotiates solutions and agreements with the SAPR Director and other officials; and maintains relationships with internal and external program specialists and officials in order to facilitate SAPR Program goals, operation, and objectives.

In support of SAPR Program operation: proposes, reviews, and provides recommendations regarding existing and proposed plans and materials; explains regulatory and legal requirements; analyzes impact of proposals and provisions on program resource requirements; develops new and revised operating procedures, standards, guidelines, and other materials; conducts presentations, as directed; completes project studies; and establishes metrics and minimum standards for initiatives.

In support of SAPR Program assessment: researches and implements pertinent and successful data collection techniques; recommends how to adapt and extend current techniques into new patterns to solve problems; utilizes fact-finding techniques such as interviews, cases analysis, observation, and inspection to gather data and identify problems; and performs and oversees research and fact-gathering assignments to identify background information, new ideas, and how to apply new knowledge and procedures.

Provides world-class customer service with an emphasis on professionalism courtesy. Assists customers and communicates in a professional manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly, alerting proper point of contact for help. Checks for satisfaction regarding the quality of goods and services. Adheres to safety regulations and standards, promptly reporting any workplace hazards, illnesses, or mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Actively supports the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment. Performs other related duties as assigned. This white-collar position may require occasional lifting up to 20 lbs.

May require working a fluctuating schedule to complete assignments outside of typical work hours. May require travel to complete work assignments; conduct inspections; and attend conferences, meetings, and other commitments, as assigned (approximately 25%).

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • See Duties and Qualifications



Bachelor's degree in Technical communication or a related field and three years of direct or related experience, OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above, OR appropriate experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above. Experience working with military services, DoD, or Federal agencies in sexual assault, public health, or related field is preferred.

The ideal candidate will be able to follow the Naval Correspondence Manual or a related style guide to produce documentation; possess excellent grammar, proofing, and interpersonal skills; be able to coordinate content development with subject matter experts and program managers; and have experience corresponding on congressional or legislative matters.


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.



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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents


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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