Ensures timely service, oral and written response and appropriate representation to Capitol Hill on Marine Corps Quality of Life (QOL) legislative matters. Overseas legislative initiatives and proposed legislation to appropriate MF Branch points of contact for comment and drafts, Division comments or Service position on the items. When developing information, fully coordinates the issues with all stakeholders (Congressional Staffers, Sister Services and Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA), as appropriate.
Identifies and analyzes MF Division legislative issues. Identifies other pertinent legislative issues and continues follow-up with MP Division and Marine Corps OLA as needed through both the Omnibus and Unified Legislation and Budgeting (ULB) processes, and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) processes.
Coordinates the gathering of information from all appropriate sources (internal and external to the Marine Corps) and prepares written testimony statements, drafts and coordinates witness statements for senior officials testifying before Congressional bodies. Develops MF Division testimony preparation books, Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA) preparation books, and other preparation materials for hearings dealing with QOL or other MCCS-related activities and programs. Coordinates Marine Corps Congressional testimony with that of other Service and DoD witnesses as required. Follows up and ensures that Questions For The Record (QFR) received from Congressional committees are accurately addressed in a timely manner.
Develops and conducts legislative affairs related training for MF staff and MCCS field personnel as required.
Conducts and organizes analytical studies to ensure functional needs are met for responses. Makes recommendations on corrective actions and follows up to prepare final documents and reports. Collects, verifies and adjusts data from diverse sources and performs qualitative analysis manually, and through automated systems.
Evaluates quantitative results and consults with subject matter experts to identify significant factors, relationships and trends to produce accurate and meaningful data. Conducts presentations using a variety of techniques and methods. Recommends alternative courses of action, and future strategies to support MF goals and objectives.
Serves as a subject matter expert and direct advisor to senior leaders in the organization for legislative affairs. Plans, organizes work, manages internal procedures and pursues action to ensure maximum productivity and economies. Effectively supports the Marine Corps Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassment policies, and ensures compliance with fire, safety, and other environmental issues and programs. Oversees maintenance and enforcement of the security of resources to minimize the potential for fraud, waste and abuse.
May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical workweek and work hours.
May travel to complete work assignments, and conduct or attend conferences and meetings.
Marine and Family Programs (MF) provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should notify this agency. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
As a condition of employment candidates are required to participate in direct deposit under all appointments to positions within Marine and Family Programs (MF), HQMC.
The Marine and Family Programs Division (MF) is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by MF 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.