U.S. Marine Corps BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER - NF-05 in Iwakuni, Japan

U.S. Marine Corps
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Iwakuni, Japan
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 11/29/2016 (5 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 12/13/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.

This position is located at MCAS Iwakuni. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Behavioral Health Program Manager for MCCS.


Serves as Program Manager and a recognized program expert of the installation Behavioral Health Branch/Program, Marine and Family Programs, that includes oversight management of:operation of several facilities, full scope of complex programming, related services and supervision of financial, personnel and property resources and high visibility installation level programming consisting of: policy development, planning, implementation of services and execution of associated initiatives. Independently oversees day-to-day operation of a program that encompasses: mission, function, operation, activity, laws, rules and regulations authorized and funded by the agency for a program with characteristics that complicate operations such as: wide dispersion of activities and various shifts of operations and/or a large and/or diverse population. Uses expertise in behavioral health theories and practices to provide oversight of: clinical programs to include Family Advocacy, General Counseling, Substance Abuse, Sexual Assault, Combat/Operational Stress Control, and Suicide Prevention and Treatment. Provides guidance on prevention planning, credentialing and privileging of clinical providers. Serves as the installation subject matter expert for MCCS: clinical counseling and social service issues, representation on working groups, and coordination of multidisciplinary requirements. Management:Serves as a Program Manager and recognized expert to independently oversee day-to-day operation of the ongoing Behavioral Health program of large scope and/or involving significant difficulty and responsibility. 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 products or services for customers to define program scope, requirements and deliverables when groups have complex characteristics, i.e. 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 providing best of current successful projects to stimulate development and improvement of programs. Manages, leads management of or administers project resources. Monitors project activities and resources to mitigate risks that can have far reaching affects on operations and/or on large groups of people. Implements or maintains quality assurance processes. Makes improvements, solves problems and takes corrective action when problems arise. Participates in phased, milestone and final program reviews. Identifies program documentation requirements or procedures. Develops and implements program marketing plans. Continuously assesses program operations. Monitors progress toward organizational goals, evaluates and makes adjustments to improve the program. Identifies problems, determines accuracy and relevance of information, and uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations to improve programming. Stays abreast of current methods, metrics, tools and techniques. Recommends new approaches designed to make desirable changes in program administration and operation based on personal knowledge of behavioral health theories and practices and personal evaluation of pending needs, trends and resources. Organizes work, sets priorities and determines resources requirement. Determines short or long term goals and strategies to achieve them. Monitors progress and evaluates outcomes. Identifies, analyzes, specifies, designs and manages functional and infrastructure requirements to include translating functional requirements into technical requirements used for logical design or presenting alternative technologies or approaches. Establishes methods and tools to conduct risk assessment. Develops minimum standards governing the program, policy, procedures and personnel. Addresses matters involving: difficult technical problems, application of new or questionable techniques and methods and matters needing clarification with the higher level supervisor for further explanation and negotiation with the Director. Explains regulatory and legal requirements relevant to problem situations. Develops minimum standards: to apply methods and techniques to Marine Corps operations that are new in the federal sector or locality; to incorporate new services into existing programs; to establish new or expanded services for patron groups having special problems or situations. Reviews proposed changes to program plans and project proposals to see that all statutory and regulatory requirements are met and to insure that changes do not include provisions contrary to basic law. Identifies provisions clearly not consistent with federal requirements and recommends remedial action necessary to correct inadequacies.

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
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  • Master’s degree in social work or a related field (psychology, marriage and family therapy) plus 5 yearspost masters experienceproviding direct care/management in behavioral health programs (family advocacy, suicide, substance abuse, combat operational stress) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Clinically licensed at the independent practitioner level by a state regulatory board. Two yearsexperience in a managerial or supervisory position over licensed practitioners in a clinical program.
  • Skill in providing support services that would sustain mission requirements such as maintaining war fighter readiness and coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, suicide prevention and prevention of problems that detract from unit performance. Knowledge of and experience that demonstrates skill to serve as a Program Manager and a recognized expert to independently oversee day-to-day operation of an ongoing behavioral health program of large scope and/or significant difficulty and responsibility that encompasses: mission, function, operation, activity, laws, rules and regulations authorized and funded by the agency.
  • Skill to develop operational guidelines for a full range of actions and standards for program operations when established guidelines have not been successful, do not apply or none are available; determine appropriate products or services to define program scope, requirements and deliverables when customers have complex characteristics or needs that require combined resources of many divisions and agencies.


Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
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.


Review our benefits

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:

  • 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

Other Information

Salary Range: $32.34 to $40.89 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: NF-0101-05/05

Promotion Potential: NA

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: Open to All Sources

Control Number: 458033700

Job Announcement Number: 23197