Transition Readiness Program Manager NF4

Quantico, Virginia
Jan 20, 2021
Jan 28, 2021
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 Transition Readiness Program Manager, Personal and Professional Development (P&PD) Branch; Marine and Family Programs Division; Manpower and Reserve Affairs Department; Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC). Advises the Career Services Section Head by conducting analysis, formulation and execution, planning, development, coordination and monitoring of Transition Readiness Program (TRP).


Serves as a subject matter expert providing oversight, development, analysis and administration of Transition Readiness Program and its mission, goals, and objectives; assists in formulation of effective post-transition entrepreneurship, employment, and educational goals; develops policies and procedures to support Transition Readiness Program (Marine For Life Cycle Transition Services, Career Services and Advising, Transition Readiness Seminar).

Provides comprehensive and expert level analysis of transition readiness program, qualitative and quantitative program analysis to provide recommendations on functional business operations, practices, and efficiency. Develops program operational guidance and procedures. Recommends new approaches designed to make desirable changes in program administration and operations. Identifies program documentation requirements and operational procedures.

Responds to Congressional inquiries and Marine Corps program specific tasks. Participates on councils, working groups, and/or teams with external agency partners. Communicates and delivers briefings and presentations on complex concepts, status reports; correspondences with General Officers, key stakeholders, and installation personnel. HQMC representative for the Transition Readiness Program with external organizations, Department of Defense, Interagency partners, and with the Marine Corps.

Independently conducts, reviews, and recommends modifications to program plans and materials; analyzes and develops proposals or provisions in terms of impact on program resources requirements; develops new and revised operating procedures, curriculum and standards for policy and planning to incorporate new and updated provisions that affect operating activities, requirements, and service delivery; conducts review of the administration and operation of the program, and provides guidance.

Reviews proposed changes to program plans and project proposals to ensure statutory and regulatory requirements are met and to insure that changes do not include provisions contrary to basic law when applicable. Identifies provisions clearly not consistent with federal requirements and recommends remedial action necessary to correct inadequacies.

Maintains extensive contact with other HQMC program specialists and officials of other related agencies and organizations to: coordinate and sustain revised plans and policies related to financial management, resolve problems, negotiate agreements, advise on and render technical assistance in policy areas such as: changes or improvements in program objectives, utilizing facilities and staff, redirecting programs to provide more efficient and effective service.

Work schedules may fluctuate to complete assignments outside of the typical work week and work hours. Travel will be required.

Analysis and Evaluation

Develops and analyzes data to be used in preparing analytical and interpretative reports and guides on programming. Selects pertinent techniques for data collection to identify aspects of successful and unsuccessful program operations, utilizes a variety of fact finding techniques such as interviews, cases analysis, observation and inspection, to identify problem areas of operation and the recommendations, and prepare reports findings.

Evaluates USMC Transition Readiness operations and performance data utilization (qualitative and quantitative) monitoring trends and opportunity areas for uniformity of data reporting; performed operational audits and process improvements to analyze program and support strategic and procedural effectiveness.

Implements and maintains quality assurance processes. Conducts functional area inspections in support of the Inspector General of the Marine Corps and MF internal accreditation as outlined with HQMC policies and regulations. Conducts program analysis to ensure functional needs and services are met. Develops corrective actions and conducts follow up inspections. Plans, develops, and analyzes current and projected programs to achieve goals and objectives.


Monitors the operating budget for the program. Computes financial data and statistics to prepare reports and forecast budgets for execution, and short and long range plans. Compares current and historical data to determine trends and anticipate future requirements.

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

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in a related field appropriate to the work of the position and four years of experience in the occupation, or a related field, OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge, skill and ability equivalent to that gained in the above.

Skill in applying a wide range of concepts, principles, and theories relating to military transition readiness. Demonstrated knowledge and experience related to the principles, practices, and operation of program management (transition readiness services) curriculum development, policy development, implementing processes and procedures, and resources to positively impact delivery of services that assist Marines and their families seeking employment, entrepreneurship, education or vocational training.

Knowledge and skill to analyze and evaluate procedures and systems to optimize operation of transition service delivery. The ability to communicate orally and in writing with a variety of stakeholders, prepare reports, conduct presentations, annual training, and conferences. Knowledge and experience in fiscal operations related to budgeting, resource allocation and Program Objective Memorandum (POM) review are important.

The ability to conduct travel as needed to support program needs is required.

Operating knowledge of Microsoft Office software suites. Understanding of Inspector General of the Marine Corps functional area checklist process and execution; Knowledge of Share Point functions and applications, Marine On Line (MOL) and Department of Defense Manpower Data Center - Transition Assistance to Civilian Life systems preferred.

This position is considered a Non-Critical Sensitive position and the incumbent must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET (Tier 3) security clearance to access an IT Level II information system.


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.



Applications received with photos will not be considered.

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

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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