SAPR Outreach & Education Specialist NF-4

Quantico, Virginia
Oct 14, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


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Serves as a Program Specialist, Outreach and Education in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR), Behavioral Programs Branch, Marine and Family Programs Division, Headquarters Marine Corps.

Serves as the subject matter expert for sexual assault outreach and education section. Develops consistent and effective prevention and advocacy methods that support an environment where sexual assault is not tolerated, condoned or ignored. Proposes, reviews, and offers recommendations regarding the approval or disapproval of SAPR program plans and materials; assesses impact on program resources and requirements; establishes an ongoing prevention strategy supported by evidence-based research and methodologies.

Establishes an ongoing communications strategy to include face-to-face engagements, print media, and social media; ensures SAPR training enterprise-wide is based in research and builds skills consistent with prevention and response; assists with multi-year planning and analysis for sexual assault prevention initiatives and overall sexual assault strategies. Maintains awareness of other activities and initiatives in the Marine and Family Programs Division Behavioral Health Branch and other agencies, internal or external, that may provide opportunities for integrated research and strategies.

In support of SAPR program administration and operation: conducts assessments of administration and operations, including on-site reviews; interprets requirements contained in policy, planning, and programming guidance received from Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Department of Defense (DoD), and related entities. Develops new, revised, and standardized policies, guidelines, operating procedures, standards, and training materials to incorporate provisions that affect operating activities and requirements; provides program support and ongoing technical assistance to improve and sustain the ability of the commanders and Marines to prevent crimes and misconduct that detract from unit performance and readiness. Reviews, develops, recommends, and monitors measures of effectiveness relating to sexual assault prevention and advocacy capabilities and training to ensure that requirements are executed appropriately and program needs are met.

In support of prevention and advocacy efforts: reviews, modifies, develops, and implements prevention, intervention, and response educational programs and material that have specific and measurable learning objectives and that are timely, relevant, flexible, sustainable, and thoroughly coordinated with Headquarters. Delivers education, training, and presentations using a variety of techniques and methods; and mentors field trainers regarding implementation of new curricula and how to effectively implement prevention initiatives.

Other duties include: recommends and monitors budgeting related to SAPR initiatives; prepares and provides reports on financial status, metrics, and other related information; attends conferences and meetings; prepares documentation for presentations, proposals, correspondence, briefs, action documents, routing sheets, information papers, and other communications; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides world-class customer service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates in a professional manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly, alerting proper point of contact for help. 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

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • See Duties and Qualifications



Master's Degree in a Behavioral Health field appropriate to sexual assault prevention and response highly preferred. Bachelor's Degree in a Behavioral Health field appropriate to sexual assault prevention and response AND three years of experience that demonstrates extensive knowledge of sexual assault prevention and response strategies and methodologies.

Ability to act as a responsible point of contact to ensure operative development of the SAPR program. Comprehensive knowledge of sexual assault advocacy and how affects people. Comprehensive knowledge of effective sexual assault prevention, outreach, and education.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with supervisors and managers; stakeholders across the Marine Corps, Department of Navy, and DoD; and with Marines.

Candidates shall demonstrate proficiency in creating and conducting briefings and training, educational tools and materials, and messaging; communicate effectively orally and in writing; conduct presentations; deliver education and training; review, modify, develop, and implement effective sexual assault prevention, advocacy, outreach, and educational training, materials, and programs.

Knowledge and experience in developing, implementing, and executing organization-wide programs; process improvement; problem solving; developing effective solutions to unique and/or complex situations; interpreting and integrating policies, laws, and requirements into outreach and educational materials.


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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