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Employer: Marine Corps Community Services

Expires: 06/01/2021

Major DutiesServes as a Statistician in the Policy and Analytics Section for the Program Assessment Branch, Marine and Family Programs Division, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC). Performs evaluation of the functional effectiveness of Marine Corps Community Services programs, practices, operations, productivity and efficiency (on a qualitative or quantitative basis). Collects, verifies, and adjusts data from diverse sources and performs statistical analysis, manually as well as through automated systems. Conducts quality assurance (reviews data and data collection methods to ensure valid information is used in decision making processes). Plans and conducts various and extensive methods of data collection. Analyzes programs and policies and recommends changes or improvements in methods and procedures. Reviews policies and procedures and makes comparison to functional needs to identify problems and solutions, in order to enhance program operations.Evaluates results and consults with subject matter experts to identify significant factors, relationships, and trends to produce accurate and meaningful data. Applies standard and customized computer techniques to data collection methods.Reviews, researches, and benchmarks emerging trends within a variety of Quality of Life programs. Conducts performance management analysis utilizing various methodologies. Assists staff in collecting data to support strategic initiatives. Reports on performance of programs to higher authority.Incumbent writes, modifies, edits, and/or presents statistical reports prepared based on the data collected and provides professional advice and consultation. Uses a variety of presentation techniques, graphic presentations, and models to explain results and assist program personnel and weigh various alternatives. Develops and presents briefings to leadership to include General Officers on findings. Exercises analytical ability, judgment, and discretion. As an Action Officer, attends conferences and meetings, prepares reports, initiates follow-up of required actions, and prepares relevant background material for use by management. Prepares correspondence, briefs, action documents, routing sheets, point papers, and other documents for use by the management group and HQMC Flag Officers.Represents Marine and Family Programs Division on various initiatives. Conducts appropriate coordination on taskers, both internally to the Division and externally (within the Marine Corps, Secretariat, and OSD). Performs other duties as assigned.QualificationsBachelor’s Degree in Statistics/Mathematics or a related field appropriate to the work of position and three years of experience which includes a full range of professional statistical work and that demonstrates knowledge of and strong background in statistical analysis with proficiency in Excel, Access, SAS, or R/SPSS to analyze and evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of business practices to meet goals and objectives; OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above; OR appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above.Ability to apply statistical techniques, and methods to the gathering and/or interpretation of quantified information.  Ability to analyze factual information and recognize significant factors, relationships, and trends. Skill in using spreadsheets to create and analyze data to produce charts, graphs, reports and presentations. Ability to write reports on findings.Skill to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Skill to analyze and evaluate programs and procedures to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency and to determine compliance with established policies and procedures. Must have the knowledge of and skill to represent the Marine Corps at internal and external meetings. Skill to conduct research on emerging trends in Quality of Life Programs. Must be able to work independently in a self-directed manner as well as within a team dynamic.