SUMARY OF MAJOR DUTIES: Plans, implements and administers the Education and Career Program, and counsels' units, military members, family members, retirees and department of Defense (DOD) civilian members on issues including but not limited to: career and transition assistance, educations and financial planning to support development and successful execution of individual roadmaps for military career planning, reintegration to civilian society and successful career development.
Provides educational, vocational financial counseling to individuals and organizations to promote academic, career, personal and social development of authorized patrons. Assists Marines and families in identifying and evaluating abilities, interests, talents and personalities to develop realistic academic and career goals that are supported appropriate financial plans to achieve success. Evaluates and interprets data to identify and clarify issues and concerns, and appropriate course of action to positively affect work/life relationships, mission readiness and recruitment and retention.
Conducts individual interviews, counseling sessions and interest and aptitude assessment tests to evaluate and advise students. Operates career information centers and provides expertise and assistance in career and education programs. Assists Marines and families in addressing problems and concerns with academics and special needs. Advises Marines and families on subjects such as college majors, college admission requirements, entrance exams, financial aid, trade ror technical school opportunities and apprenticeship programs.
Assist Marines and their families in developing job search skills such as resume writing and interviewing techniques. Assists Veteran Marines and active duty/reserve members in developing college career plans and acquiring good job-hunting techniques to pursue successful careers.
Using an outreach approach links Marines, eligible family members and patrons to a variety of support services and resources at the command when work/life problems interfere with a positive environment for self-reliance and successful career development.
Conducts classes and presents self-help or informational sessions on subjects related to education, career planning, and financial aid. Attends professional meetings, education conferences and training workshops as required to maintain and improve professional competence.
Assess needs for assistance in rehabilitation, financial aid or additional/remedial training. Compiles and studied occupational. Education and economic information to support quality service delivery. Reviews transcripts and ensures students meet graduation or college entrance requirements. Writes letters of recommendation.
Identifies barriers to employment. Establishes and supervises peer counseling and peer tutoring programs. Refers qualified counselees to employers or employment services for job placement. Sponsors extracurricular activities such as networking fairs and events or job fairs.
Provides counseling on Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 Bill, Marine Corps Apprenticeship Programs, testing etc.
Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Acknowledges customers, smiles and makes eye contact. Asks questions to determine verify and solve problems. Checks for satisfaction on the quality of goods and services. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher level supervisor or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Alerts the higher-level supervisor or proper point of contact for help when problems arise.
Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Uses required safety equipment and observes safe work procedures. Promptly reports and 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.
Performs other related duties as required.