Location: Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC
Job Announcement No.: 2012-0042
Applications received through: December 15, 2012
Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental consulting and planning firm, seeks a qualified individual to work on-site to support Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina, in providing project management support to the Marine Corps project to modernize and expand Townsend Bombing Range in Georgia. The individual should have strong administrative management skills and a background, education, or training in community planning and/or encroachment management or stakeholder communications, outreach, and engagement.
The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to a conservation ethic, a strong desire to identify and support strategies for natural resource conservation, and a commitment to use green, best management practices in the performance of his or her work.
The primary duties of the TBR project contract support position include:
Provide support to MCAS Beaufort in the areas of public affairs, military affairs and aircraft operations, public meeting facilitation, community planning, logistics, project management, developing planning tools, preparing Power-Point presentations.
Monitor and report on the POA&M for the real estate acquisition and environmental impact statement (EIS) for the TBR land acquisition project, coordinating with project members at NAVFAC SE and MCICOM.
Provide weekly updates to the Integrated Planning Team (IPT), MCIEAST, Georgia Air National Guard, and MCICOM OPT to include briefs and papers as requested.
Support coordination with the Georgia Air National Guard and other DoD installations and Georgia state agencies on all comments and coordination related to documents such as the real estate acquisition plan, notifications to public, elected officials and agencies and the draft and final EIS.
Coordinate with MCAS Beaufort PAO for any external requests from policy makers, agencies, stakeholders, and landowners, and prepare press advisories, data and responses for the PAO as directed.
Travel to public meetings, TBR, NAVFAC SE, MCICOM (Washington, DC), and TECOM (Quantico, VA).
Maintain project files, prepare meeting agendas and minutes, maintain group email accounts, attend external meetings and prepare notes and meeting reports.
Monitor media reports and prepare summaries of them, and incorporate these into the Sit Reps.
Develop and prepare position papers, educational materials, briefings, and responses to USMC/Department of the Navy personnel, stakeholders, elected officials, government agencies, civic groups, and congressional representatives regarding project developments.
Help to cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, to include maintaining and updating the project stakeholder database.
Conduct outreach and engagement to educate the public regarding military activities; participate in community events to raise public awareness of the Marine Corps environmental management role, mutual benefits of compatible resource use planning, and the economic contributions the Marine Corps provides communities; and obtain an understanding of the issues and concerns local communities and state or federal agencies have with installation operations, and informing installation leadership about these concerns.
Competency and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is a must. Proficiency with ArcGIS or other GIS programs is desired.
A Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., natural resource management, planning, or communications/journalism) and work experience of relevant value.
A minimum of 2 years prior experience in community planning or communications.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
The incumbent's primary duty station will be on-site at Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, SC.
Residence within, or willingness to relocate to, a federally designated HUBZone census tract within reasonable commuting distance of the on-site facility is a plus (go to www.sba.gov/hubzone for more information on this requirement). A relocation reimbursement may be considered.
The incumbent must be eligible to work in the U.S. (DHS form I-9 must be completed by incumbent and submitted to DHS for verification through federal e-Verify system)
The incumbent must have previously passed or be capable of passing a government background investigation and will be required to submit to a criminal background check as a condition of any final offer of employment. Depending on the exact nature of the work the position may entail, the applicant may also be required to submit to a credit and financial background check. This required contingency and evaluation continues even after hiring.
The incumbent will be eligible for company health and other insurance benefits, access to a 401(k) plan, personal leave accrual. The competitive salary range for this position is from $45,000 to $55,000 and an incumbent's final salary offer will be based on the incumbent's relevant education, experience, and the on-site location the incumbent is selected for.
Essential Functions Description
The incumbent will normally work in an indoor, climate controlled work station or office, but be frequently required to travel to various other sites and/or offices which may not be climate controlled; to manage and coordinate work by scheduling and undertaking airline, train or vehicle travel. Incumbent will be required to frequently organize and coordinate schedules, analyze and interpret data, engage in fast-moving problem solving, be expected to professionally direct the work of others in stressful situations; communicate quickly and precisely with coworkers and clients, craft written communication including the use of e-mail and other electronic reproduction of words, graphs, and photos. Incumbent will be required to make regular use of and be proficient with computers, telephones, mobile communication devices, copy machines and printers.
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