IT Specialist - Assistant Project Manager NF3

Marine Corps Community Services | Quantico, VA

Posted Date 11/24/2021
Position/Grade IT Specialist - Assistant Project Manager NF3
Location Headquarters, Quantico, VA Type of Appointment FULL-TIME
Open Date 24 November 2021 Close Date 15 December 2021
Who May Apply All Sources Salary $40,000 to $55,000
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday
[ ] Health Card Required [X] Background Check Required [ ] Gun Control [ ] Drug Testing Position (DTP) [ ] Valid Driver’s License Required

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

This position is located at Quantico, VA . Candidates selected for this position will serve as an IT Specialist - Assistant Project Manager 

Major Duties

The Assistant Project Manager (APM) is a temporary staff member in the MRI Program Management Office (PMO), which manages single or multiple projects and programs.  The APM will partner with other Project Managers (PM) in supporting roles as required.  The APM is responsible for learning and practicing effective and efficient project management standards, methods and techniques that are industry proven and PMO promoted.  The APM conducts project management related tasks as assigned by the PM or the Senior PM required for OMB, DOD, DON, USMC and Commercial Industry Compliance to include Cybersecurity and Payment Card Industry.    

Assigned tasks  including, but be not limited to, managing  internal resources, third parties and vendors through project initiation, planning, execution, control and close.  Delivers intended project result on time, within scope and budget.  Creates and executes team efforts to define and document, project charters, plans and reports.  Supports the PM on managing sponsor, customer and stakeholder expectations.  Acts on project plans as instructed by the PM. The project plans including, but not limited to, project schedule, scope, budget, human resources and procurement as appropriate for project size and complexity.    The APM supports resolution of issues at the lowest levels possible to a favorable end, reports and escalates potential roadblocks in a timely manner. The APM supports the project team on creating appropriate and comprehensive project documentation.


Bachelor’s Degree, or the ability to obtain one within one year of hire, in Computer Science, Project Management, Business Management or a related field appropriate to the work of position AND demonstrates knowledge in project initiation, planning, scheduling, execution and control. Must demonstrate understanding and application of project knowledge areas for integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, procurement and stakeholders. Must demonstrate an understanding of the software and system development life cycle (SDLC) and the project management life cycle (PMLC).  Must have understanding of predictive and agile methodologies, business analysis and system compliance requirements for cybersecurity and data protection.  Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and customer personnel, verbally and in writing. Must demonstrate organization and coordination skills.

Eligible for incremental telework as determined by MR/MF policy.

How To Apply

All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website:

Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement. Resumes with personal photos attached will not be considered for this vacancy. 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.

Closing Statement

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:

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). 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.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.
Required Documents:
           *Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.
           *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.
Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.
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