Assistant Branch Head - Integration (Behavioral Health) NF5

Quantico, Virginia
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 09, 2020
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 the Policy and Program Integration Assistant Branch Head for the Behavioral Programs Branch, Marine and Family Programs Division (MF), Headquarters Marine Corps. Serves as the principal advisor to the Branch Head on executive level strategic planning and integration of policies and programs for diverse behavioral health operations that require a superior level and intimate knowledge of organizational goals. Creates policy and program coherence, and explores and develops complementarities and interdependencies between policies, procedures, goals and objectives, programs, protocols and standards using research, policy advice, dialogue and technical cooperation to create mainstreaming and synergy in the work of all behavioral programs sections. Develops, monitors and implements plans and provides substantial guidance to assist with organizational improvements. Provides expert advice and direction on measuring work and achieving process improvements. Monitors accomplishment of organizational goals for timeliness and acceptability.

Serves as advisor to the Branch Head (MFC), and recognized expert on executive level strategic planning activity and integration of organizational goals. Leads coordination and research of continuing improvements crossing all Behavioral Programs integration areas. May perform staff actions, and conduct management analysis reviews that influence policy decisions. Directs and manages strategic level, high visibility efforts that involve strategic business planning, continuous improvement issues and program integration. Directs work between: analysts for future focus; continuous improvement analysts for new and improved training and education, research analyst teams for results of past achievements and sharing of best practices; work teams for costing models and methodology, and data managers to minimize redundancy and ensure data elements are integrated. May represent the Marine Corps and the Director, MF on internal and external Division level executive planning meetings and projects. Develops operational guidelines for the full range of actions and standards for the integration of Behavioral Programs Branch when established guidelines have not been successful, do not apply or none are available.

Recommends adjustments to policies, programs, projects and studies to resolve problems and improve operations and efficiencies in: major core processes and concepts of integration of Behavioral Programs Branch, management and leadership, information analysis, human resource development and management, process management, business results and customer focus and satisfaction. Insures integration planning, evaluation and assessments adequately and effectively: address and measure key customer and operational requirements for on-going process improvements; optimize use of resources and establish short/long term requirements that may entail capital expenditures and training; improve mechanisms to transmit requirements and achieve alignment in organization, executive level key processes, work units, and individual jobs.

Provides direction on research and program evaluation, data surveillance, curriculum development, prevention of problematic behaviors and stress mitigation, and supports communication and collaboration across the branch. Cultivates and maintains cooperative working relationships with sister services counterparts, senior Defense officials, leaders of DoD and external institutions, component staff and other professional associates to promote negotiation and collaboration with representatives inside and outside the organization, and resolution of conflicts and controversial disputes over applicability of guidelines and operation of programs.

As a key member of the leadership team represents the Division as the Principal Advisor on strategic planning and integration, and the expert on various DoD wide/level committees, working groups and process action teams where topics or information on Directorate operations may be discussed that require secret clearance.

Serves as authority to allocate, adjust, administer and monitor the operating and capital budget at Directorate level. Approves cost centers, monitors expenses and ensures budgetary objectives are met. Makes inquiries and takes corrective action when budget variances occur. Determines budget forecasts for execution of expenditures for long and short term goals. Analyzes profit and loss statements to identify and correct discrepancies, reallocate and adjust funding for needs, opportunities and efficiencies 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 and serves as primary point of contact on budget concerns and variances for the Directorate.

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

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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Masters degree in public health, social science, business, data analysis, or a related field appropriate to the work of the 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.

Program management experience. Knowledge and understanding of the Marine Corps organizational structure and knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Marine Corps policies and requirements relative to MF and Behavioral Programs Branch programs to conduct strategic planning, research, perform policy development, and participate in study groups. Knowledge and experience in Marine Corps-wide programming and budgeting, including processes/practices for the Marine Corps Headquarters element down to installation/programmatic level.

Knowledge and experience with Marine Corps MF and Behavioral Programs Branch processes, including budgeting and planning; skill in program assessments and evaluations and finding effective solutions to unique or complex situations; ability to interpret and integrate policies, congressional language, executive orders, and DoD policies into Marine Corps programming and planning while accommodating program requirements and political consideration; coordination of multiple interests in the development and presentation of the Marine Corps Behavioral Programs POM and associated resource documents, ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Knowledge of goals and objectives, and operation of a myriad of programs to monitor sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, decisions and alternative approaches to achieve mission objectives. Skill to organize and direct team work, and to negotiate with management to accept and implement recommendations.

Must successfully complete a security clearance to travel and/or complete assigned duties that require access to classified national security information.


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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