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    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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    This position serves as the Substance Abuse Program Manager, Behavioral Programs Branch, Marine and Family Programs Division, Headquarters, Marine Corps.  Uses a superior level of expertise to provide administrative, technical and professional oversight and management of complex substance abuse prevention and intervention programming and non-medical counseling services.  Oversees programming that supports, improves and sustains mission readiness capabilities of commanders, active duty and retired Marines, family members and civilians. Develops and monitors programming that supports prevention of problems that detract from unit performance and ability to cope successfully with stresses and demands of the Marine Corps lifestyle.  Oversees accreditation of substance abuse centers.  Serves as the Marine Corps subject matter expert in substance abuse counseling services and programming, and represents the Marine Corps on substance abuse working groups/teams.  Provides leadership for the Substance Abuse Program to include training, writing policies and procedures and technical assistance for all Marine Corps installations. 

    The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate and provide program guidance for the United States Marine Corps Substance Abuse Program to include evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention education activities at each Marine Corps installation worldwide.  Serves as a consultative resource for commands and substance abuse field staff.  Monitors programs and compiles and analyzes data on the efficacy of various outreach and prevention education programs. Acts as liaison and partner with key federal agencies to include DoD/ONDCP, NIH, SAMHSA.


    Serves as the Program Manager and a recognized expert to independently oversee day-to-day operation of the ongoing substance abuse program of large scope and/or involving significant difficulty and responsibility that encompasses:  mission, function, operation, activity, laws, rules and regulations authorized and funded by the agency.  Develops operational guidelines for the full range of actions and standards for program operations when established guidelines have not been successful, do not apply or none are available.  Determines appropriate best practices informed by scientific evidence to define program scope, requirements and deliverables when groups have complex characteristics such as diverse social, economic or health problems or needs that require combined resources of many divisions and agencies with conflicting, overlapping and inconsistent requirements and objectives.  Develops, modifies or provides input to program plans to facilitate the   development and improvement of substance abuse programs.  Implements high visibility or complex program plans that significantly affect overall operation and credibility of the agency to meet Marine Corps Community Services objectives. 


    Supervises full performance level NF5, NF4 and equivalent employees to include: meeting minimally twice a month to assign distribute, evaluate work; coach, counsel, tutor, and mentor employees; approve and disapprove leave, recommend and complete personnel actions, recommend and complete performance reviews, recommend and administer discipline, recommend and administer incentive awards, sign timecards, train employees, keep abreast of and actively support the principles of the EEO program, and prevention of sexual harassment, be alert to  substance abuse to take appropriate action. 

    Analysis and Evaluation

    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 substance abuse programs Marine Corps wide.


    Reviews, coordinates, and recommends resource requirements and priorities for drug and alcohol abuse prevention capabilities, including funding provided for Family Service Centers and the Drug Demand Reduction Program.  Formulates, administers and monitors the operating and capital budget for the program.  Identifies and establishes cost centers.  Monitors expenses.  Establishes proactive controls to ensure budgetary objectives are met.   Takes corrective action when budget variances occur.  

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Varies

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/576639500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.