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Job Title:ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION SPECIALIST

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:U.S. Marine Corps

Hiring Organization:HEADQUARTERS

Job Announcement Number:6948

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$60,000.00 to $75,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 19, 2013 to Thursday, October 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

NF-0101-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

NA

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
HeadquartersView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to All Sources

JOB SUMMARY:

The Marine & Family Programs Division (MF) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team.

LIMITED APPOINTMENT:  NOT TO EXCEED FOUR(4) YEARS WITH POTENTIAL FOR CONVERSION TO PERMANENT WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

Any offer of employment will fall WITHIN the advertised salary range.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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Serves as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist in the Substance Abuse Section, Behavioral Health Branch, Marine and Family Programs Division, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC). Ensures coordination of substance abuse prevention initiatives for Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) developed at HQMC as well as provides guidance, support, coordination, and assistance to personnel in the field conducting substance abuse prevention activities and/or concerned with the prevention of substance abuse issues. Directly interfaces with MEF personnel, Substance Abuse Control Officers, and other stakeholders to ensure effective, timely substance abuse prevention practices.

Assists with analysis to increase high quality, measurable preventive substance abuse and health promotion programs. Assists with determining the indicators of effectiveness for substance abuse prevention programs and facilitates identification of best practices for proliferation. Participates in integrated teams to develop substance abuse prevention promotion programs for prevention providers. Maintains liaisons with internal programs and external organizations. Provides on-going notification of national substance abuse prevention policies and priorities. Prepares presentations.

Provides subject matter expertise and input for the development of policy, regulations, instructions, standards, and guidelines related to substance abuse health promotion and substance abuse prevention programs. Provides subject matter expertise, technical assistance, recommendations and support to MEF prevention personnel. Maintains familiarity with applicable regulations, directives, standards, policies and guidelines to ensure consistency with the direction of the USMC Substance Abuse Program. Drafts revisions as needed.

Collaborates in implementing and managing substance abuse prevention programs’ budget guidelines.

Provides substance abuse prevention technical support for promotion and internal prevention programs.

Researches and assists to implement outcome objectives for substance abuse programs and Marine Corps public health assessments for program evaluation.

Coordinates in the planning and development of appropriate curricula for basic, specialized, and advanced health promotion and population health programs, short courses, workshops and training seminars or self-study programs and materials designed to enhance readiness. Collaborates to draft seminars, workshops, short courses, informational briefings for the Command, and other DoD agencies. Uses established standards, concepts and practices such as, logic model. Plans and develops appropriate curricula and instruction for substance abuse prevention programs using known educational and/or behavior change concepts such as the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Participates in national, regional meetings and seminars, conferences to gain support and advance substance abuse prevention objectives. Coordinates content development, curriculum and online class modules, posts online class modules. Maintains established contacts and networks to enhance the visibility of the Substance Abuse Program through exhibits, fairs, consultations, and other technical assistance.

Keeps current with new information and maintains competency by participating in professional meetings, continuing education courses related to certification, reading current professional journals and literature, and undertaking independent research in order to review and recommend action about work assignments.

Recommends and monitors budgeting as needed for prevention programming. prepares and provides reports on financial status of expenses, training attendance/usage, training plans offered and other related information as required.

Attends conferences and meetings. Prepares supporting documentation for presentations and proposals. Prepares correspondence, briefs, action documents, routing sheets, information papers, and slide presentations for use by leadership.

Supports inspections for the Inspector General, United States Marine Corps. Provides on-going technical assistance to field units, and others as required, to improve and sustain substance abuse prevention capabilities. Assists with case management system software and collection procedures.

In conjunction with the Substance Abuse Program, plans a public relations campaign for substance abuse efforts to include submitting written articles for publication such as newsletters, making personal contacts, and developing a plan of action with the public affairs officers, program managers, and other stakeholders.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.

This position requires a varied work schedule to include up to limited weekend work with a minimum of 25% overnight travel: CONUS and OCONUS.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Master’s Degree in a Behavioral Health or field appropriate to Substance Abuse Prevention AND two years of experience that demonstrates extensive knowledge of substance abuse prevention.  Ability to act as a responsible point of contact to ensure development of the substance abuse prevention program to include research of operations; critical assessment and training on evaluation processes and procedures, and development and implementation of training curricula that provides specific and measurable learning objectives.

Must have comprehensive knowledge of substance abuse, prevention strategies, and treatment modalities.  Skill to:  establish and maintain effective relationships with, and gain confidence and cooperation of supervisors and managers to accept proposals on complex issues; organize and communicate effectively orally and in writing at briefings and training sessions with leaders, media representatives and at professional conferences and training workshops

Skill to review, modify, develop, and implement substance abuse prevention and intervention programs that are timely, relevant to military commanders' needs, flexible and sustainable in execution.  Skill to conduct presentations and deliver education and training using a variety of techniques and methods on substance abuse prevention.  

Ability to plan and organize events and activities.  Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations as they pertain to alcohol/substance abuse.

PREFERRED ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of the Marine Corps Drug Testing Program (DTP), Alcohol and Drug Management Information Tracking System (ADMITS), Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Lab (FTDTL), and/or related drug testing programs and management information systems, office automation systems and processes, computer applications, principles, and techniques.  Knowledge of computers to input and retrieve data, process documents through word processing, graphics and spreadsheets.

Knowledge of operating procedures of USMC’s substance abuse treatment, drug testing, prevention, and command inspection programs.  Knowledge of the military structure and military environment preferred.

 


 

EVALUATIONS:

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS:

•      Stability of Federal Civilian Service

•      People with passion for doing work that matters

•      Quality of Work Life Balance

•      Competitive Pay

•      Comprehensive Benefit Packages

•      Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges

To see a full list of benefits and benefit programs please visit our careers page @ www.usmc-mccs.org/careers.



OTHER 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: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

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).
 
Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.
 
Required Documents:
           *Proof of Education - If not submitted, applicant will be disqualified.  Certified transcripts are not required.  A photocopy is acceptable.
           *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.
 
ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.
 


HOW TO APPLY:

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All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website: www.usmc-mccs.org/careers

Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.  To be considered for employment, the application or resume must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HEADQUARTERS
Phone: 703/432-0432
Email: hq.vacancies@usmc-mccs.org
Agency Information:
HEADQUARTERS
3044 CATLIN AVE
QUANTICO, VA
22134
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

All applicants who submit an application via our Careers page at www.usmc-mccs.org/careers will be able to view their application status online.

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Job Announcement Number:

6948

Control Number:

352001600