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U.S. Marine Corps PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ADVISOR, NF-1740-04 in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Summary 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. Responsibilities Serves in a trust and confidence position, possesses and maintains competencies in the area of employment, education, vocational/technical, and personal financial management disciplines, and provides information, advice and guidance to Marines and their families.Helps clients assess their values, interests, abilities and skills and relate these to opportunities for employment, education, training and life skills.Liaises with unit commanders to promote the use of advisement services.Administers and interprets psychometric tests and personality inventories.Provides initial assessment of the client’s career and personal readiness circumstances and provides basic advice in order to aid the process of supporting their individual development plan. Researches information on local and national career, education and/or recruitment procedures and policies, and labor market trends and produces supporting materials.Assists in scheduling individual assessment sessions to meet needs of Marines and families.Provides guidance based on the results of such assessments.Advises on career education programs and the development of skills required by employers and entrance to colleges, universities or vocational learning.Develops and directs services designed to equip clients with necessary job search skills and employment and education preparation strategies appropriate to their skills levels and career/academic goals. Facilitates Personal and Professional Development’s workshops, activities, and events.Responsible for coordinating with the program subject matter experts to assist in increasing student learning through contributing relevant and progressive instructional strategies to the USMC curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, and delivering instruction of high quality.Areas of instruction include employment, education, vocational/technical, and personal financial management disciplines. Adapts instructional strategies to meet student needs and utilizes technology and varied media as appropriate.Uses computer-aided guidance packages and develops with P&PD subject matter experts web-based materials for use by Marines and their families.Conducts ongoing student assessment, and works with other programs to ensure student achievement and effectiveness of instruction and advising.Assists in the scheduling of classes to meet the learning needs of students and instructional demands of the program.Follows the assigned schedule, provides students with course syllabus, establish a safe and respectful learning environment, maintains accurate student attendance and achievement records, and ensure opportunities for students’ participation, collaboration with peers, and course/faculty evaluation.Maintains the standards of achievement that are necessary in meeting the demands of occupations, education opportunities, technical training, or personal financial management for which students are being prepared.Assists in the development of policy and procedures that support effective execution of advisement to promote the academic, career, personal and social development of authorized patrons.Policies and procedures will help evaluate abilities and interests, talents and personalities to develop realistic academic and career goals that are supported with appropriate financial plans to enable achievement. Evaluates and interprets data to identify and clarify issues and concerns; determines appropriate course of action to positively affect work/life relationships, mission readiness, recruitment and retention.Conducts, organizes and provides program analysis and economic analyses to ensure functional needs are met for programs and services.Prepares reports and input for budgets for the personal and professional development programs.May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical workweek and work hours.May require travel to complete work assignments.Performs other related duties as required. Requirements Conditions of Employment See Duties and Qualifications EVALUATIONS: Qualifications Master’s Degree is highly preferred.Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Rehabilitation, Personal Financial Management or related field is required. Must have a minimum of three years experience in, or related to, career planning, employment services, personal financial management, direct advisement of students, curriculum design, and/or instructing.Ability to communicate effectively (writing, listening, speaking).Ability to work independently and follow-through on assigned tasks.Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests, learning and motivation.Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships using tact, diplomacy, and overall professionalism.Must be able to operate a personal computer, printer, etc., and have current knowledge in various office computer programs and software applications.Ability to collect, evaluate, and disseminate information and assess and measure organizations’ and other serviced populations’ trends, concerns, and needs.Ability to evaluate, plan, and implement training systems for both in classroom and online instruction and delivery.Understanding and use of current education practices in career advisement.Skilled in program design, implementation, and management.Ability to plan, organize, instruct and facilitate educational courses of quality.Ability to relate to a diverse student population. Additional Preferred Qualifications: Experience in education, career and personal financial management development strategies for diverse higher education populations.Experience in resume writing.Ability to organize activities and coordinate groups of people.Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) certification or willingness to potentially obtain certification.Experience in program analysis and evaluation.Experience in developing policies and procedures.This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs. may be required. Education 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: 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 Tier 1 (T1) Level Background Check Investigation. 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. 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. Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws.Vacancies may be filled by methods other than internal competitive procedures when it appears that the best qualified person can be obtained from other sources. To be considered for non-competitive appointment (e.g. transfer eligible or reinstatement eligible) you must list your current/former highest previous permanent grade held as a regular part-time or full-time department of defense non-appropriated fund employee. Individuals selected for a Not to Exceed (NTE) position may be converted to permanent noncompetitive.CONTACT US: For questions related to a specific position or the application process please contact us at:Human Resources DivisionMarine Corps Community Services, Lejeune-New River(910) 451-JOBS | questions to: (applications nor documents will not be accepted via email) for technical difficulties navigating through or using the Career Page send an email to