Training & Curriculum Section Head NF-5

Quantico, Virginia
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 15, 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 Section Head for the Training and Curriculum Section, Personal and Professional Readiness Branch; Marine and Family Programs Division; Manpower and Reserve Affairs Department; Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC). Uses a high level of interpersonal skills and expertise in training, education and curriculum development to provide oversight and monitoring of the Training and Curriculum Section which is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing and maintaining subject matter curriculum for all programs in the Personal and Professional Readiness Branch.

Provides oversight, development, analysis and administration of the Training and Curriculum Section and its mission, goals, and objectives; assists in formulation of curriculum planning and schedules; and develops procedures to support training and curriculum needs of the programs within the Personal and Professional Readiness Branch.

Independently oversees day-to-day operations of the section and ensures section staff employ appropriate learning theories and evidence-based practices of educational psychology to determine the learning objectives and task learning relationships, cluster learning events, organize course content and develop instructional design plans; analyze learning problems, select teaching strategies using appropriate models, and develop course plans using this information; identify tasks that can be efficiently and effectively supported by job or skill performance aids, select suitable performance measures or develop new measures required to document effectiveness; develop learning maps and perform learning analyses from the initial training levels through the operating levels of tasks or jobs; derive performance objectives and criterion test items, and use a systems approach to training.

Plans, organizes and reviews work to determine possible sources of information and fact finding; develops or revises existing specific content, organization, style, format, emphasis and treatment of each segment of the instructional courses or systems; and develops and reviews finished products including curriculum layout, lesson plans, training texts, videos, handouts, exercises, interactive activities, surveys, quizzes or other knowledge attainment instruments, and instructor manuals. Incumbent also supports section staff in preparing detailed instructions for the proper, consistent use of any training aids.

Guides section staff to research and analyze training options, delivery methods and techniques; and design and develop content for different delivery platforms, including instructor-led for classroom, as well as synchronous and asynchronous web-based training.

Monitors curriculum development to ensure that while the development of objective tests and other instruments to measure participant achievement and the adequacy of instruction, the staff study the learning objectives of courses of instruction and the subject matter content, texts, technical manuals, and other course materials; study occupational standards in the specific subject areas to be tested; conduct studies or research to determine the reliability and validity of tests through analysis of results of trial application; write, review, revise and reword tests items as necessary; and, in coordination with program managers who are subject matter experts for their program, conduct statistical studies of examination results and individual test items.

Collaborates with Personal and Professional Readiness Section Heads and Program Managers to research and evaluate programmatic training challenges and provides strategic guidance and advisory recommendations for corrective actions at the headquarters and installation levels.

Monitors project activities and resources for Section programming to mitigate risks; implements or maintains quality assurance processes. Makes improvements, solves problems and takes corrective action when problems arise. Provides expert presentations and briefings on all aspects of Section activities.

Participates in phased, milestone and final reviews for all training and curriculum efforts. Ensures an integrated training and curriculum strategy for all branch programs. Coordinates with division-level staff to ensure consistency in division-level training and curriculum efforts. Determines short or long term strategies and objectives, and coordinates with other organizations to accomplish goals.

Exercises analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and applies a thorough knowledge of management principles, practices, methods and techniques to continuously analyze accuracy of planning processes and procedures to recommend improvements. Responds to audit requests for information to brief executive level personnel on training and curriculum efforts.

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 Instructional Design, Human Resource Development or related field appropriate to the work of this 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. Demonstrated skill to serve as a Section Head and a recognized expert to independently oversee day-to-day operation of the training and curriculum section. Skill to: develop operational guidelines for a full range of actions and standards for program operations; supervise employees in the accomplishment of work.

Knowledge of a variety of training delivery systems, such as classroom, synchronous and asynchronous web-based. Demonstrated proficiency in instructional design, principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. A thorough understanding of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM®). A thorough understanding of the principles of adult learning.

Must have experience that demonstrates: exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, with all levels of an organization; skills to provide technical advice and assistance to staff and program managers in the development of curriculum to support all programs in the Personal and Professional Readiness branch; skills in instructional design methodologies; skills in measurement and evaluation of training initiatives.


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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