Quantico, Virginia
Feb 23, 2021
Feb 27, 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 the School Liaison Officer and installation representative to assist parents of school-aged children K-12 on educational matters relating to public, private and home schooling, and to understand the local public school community, alternative educational opportunities, and information necessary to succeed in an academic environment. Facilitates the interaction between the schools and the military community to preclude or resolve problems related to education and logistical support. Develops, fosters and manages voluntary school programs. Provides assistance and support to coordinate and advise military parents of school-aged children on the local school community and in solving education-related challenges.

Plan and develop the installation School Liaison Program. Serve as the Installation Commander's representative for issues involving local public schools and their relationship to the local military community. Works in conjunction with the military chain of command; Child and Youth Program Managers; the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Coordinator; other service School Liaison Officers. Plan, implement, and monitor programs that match the needs of the schools with the resources of the Federal government, the military, businesses, and residents in the community. Such programs are: Adopt-A-School; Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC); Curriculum Transfer; Parental Involvement; Drug/Alcohol Abuse Resistance Education and Seasonal Activities; Academic and Recreational Camps, Field Trips; Math and Science Spectrum; Peer Coaching, Mentoring, and Team Building; Computers to Schools; Communities in Schools, etc. Assess needs, coordinate with local school district administration, and serve as a focal point for gathering and disseminating information concerning the local schools.

Foster partnerships and volunteer efforts between schools, families and military organizations. Recommend systems, policy and procedural changes to school and installation personnel to improve the local school system and our children's education. Conducts research and uses research data to simulate and solve problems and develop programs. Provides interpretation of law, state or DoDEA education codes, and DoD, Marine Corps regulations and to apply them in support of installation policies regarding education matters.

Provides installation technical assistance that addresses the needs of transitioning children/youth, e.g. School in/out- processing protocol, local action plans to ease school transitions. Articulates School Liaison Officer policies, procedures and priorities; interprets implications for youth, parents, commanders, command staff, and school personnel; and outlines expected outcomes to measure success.

Serves as the staff liaison to develop, coordinate, and integrate policies and programs to ensure educational support of military family members. Promotes improved community relations, and provides oversight on educational support services for Marine families. Coordinates logistical and volunteer services provided to partnership schools. Conducts and supports transition programming in partnership with local schools and develops opportunities for community volunteers to work as school partners.

Serves as intermediary between parents and school administrators. Assists parents in locating points of contact in the schools and makes appropriate referrals. Maintains resource materials to assist parents in understanding policies and procedures of the local school systems. May provide assistance in school enrollment and out processing. Interprets guidance and policies as they pertain to family/family member education. Serve as subject matter expert to the chain of command on all matters relating to family member education.

Manages all aspects of support programming such as the Adopt-A-School program. Monitors and coordinates all command sponsored activities that involve students during school hours to include but not limited to tutoring and mentoring projects. Solicit volunteers, active duty Marines and family members of deployed Marines, to work with school programming. Represent the Command on school boards, councils and advisory groups. Provides information and/or establishes programs to improve various aspects of transition from one school system to another due to housing availability (on or off Base) or permanent change of station. Analyze demographic statistics. Prepare reports, information papers, fact sheets and studies as required.

May be required to work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work week and work hours. May be required to travel to complete work assignments, and conduct or attend conferences and meetings. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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Shall have at a minimum a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, in elementary, secondary or special education or administration. Knowledge and experience of educational theories, principles, practices and procedures of K-12 (primary and secondary) educational programs which may be obtained through graduate study or extended work experience in the field of education. Four years of experience that demonstrates knowledge of education concepts, methods, practices, and higher level policies relating to education services and community support for schools supporting Marine Corps families.

Knowledge of public and defense school systems, programs, missions and functions. Knowledge of the functions, processes, principals and practices of educational programs and how their function relates to application of criteria and concepts for child and youth services programs, and public school systems which vary from state-to-state and from school district to school district. Possess skill to coordinate with a variety of regulatory, enforcement and other agencies. Possess skill in providing recommendations to assist parents, school districts, and military leadership with developing policies and resolving issues.


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, the Human Resources Division may obtain a Declaration of Federal Employment (OF306) or any other form specific to the position, state and local background checks and a fingerprint report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a federal investigation as specified within the position description.

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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