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Job #: R-00102915
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Military & Veterans Health Solutions Operation Business Unit is seeking a Program Development Specialist with curriculum development and maintenance, training course management and facilitation experience within the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED).  This position is located in San Diego, California. This position is eligible for limited remote work as determined by agencies operational needs.

The Program Development Specialist will support the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC) contract, within the Mental Health Directorate of BUMED in Falls Church, VA.  This position is located in San Diego, California.  NCCOSC optimizes force psychological readiness through development, aggregation, analysis, and dissemination of best practices and innovations in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of psychological illness and injury.

Position Requirements/Duties:

The Program Development Specialist is a full-time position in direct support of NCCOSC and will report to the NCCOSC Programs Department Lead, Leidos Site Program Manager, and government client.  This position performs duties at the customer site, training sites and sites where NCCOSC programs and projects are being implemented (Navy Ships, Submarines, Aviation and Expeditionary commands) and may require travel up to 50% of the time. 

This position will work with Department of Defense (DoD) entities, including the OPNAV N17 – 21st Century Sailor Office Behavior Development and Performance Branch, NCCOSC Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) N333, Fleet and Family Support Center and other Navy agencies in the development, implementation and facilitation of necessary resources and training in support of the Navy Behavioral Health and Wellness initiatives.  The Program Development Specialist will work closely with highly motivated professionals who have a variety of skills and experience and who are committed to promoting a positive working environment. 

The Program Development Specialist will:

  • Support program, project and training course development, implementation, and sustainment in direct support of project tasks and activities within contract deliverables and coordination with supporting personnel.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the Navy's operational stress control, resilience and toughness programs for the Fleet and Caregivers Will be responsible for working directly with units in implementing the EOSC and EOSC-C program.

  • Will be responsible for conducting individualized or group training sessions.

  • Will be responsible for tracking, collecting, and delivering post-training student data to Project Manager.

  • Will be responsible for survey and training data management and entry to support EOSC and EOSC-C program evaluation.

  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of appropriate resilience related training materials and curriculum.

  • Engage in public speaking and outreach in support of the Navy's operational stress control, resilience and toughness programs for the Fleet and Caregivers programs and other Navy behavioral health initiatives.

  • Will be responsible for contributing to the creation of academic course content and supporting training materials.

  • Support general project development and project management.

  • Support NCCOSC internal and external program evaluation tasks.

  • Collaborate with the Military Training Specialists, Training and Project Support Specialist and NCCOSC leadership to determine methods and procedures to be used on new assignments.

  • Stay current in reviewing literature relative to the Navy's operational stress control, resilience and toughness programs for the Fleet and Caregivers programs.

Required Education and Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and prior military experience with proven military leadership experience across multiple warfare domains is required.  Navy experience is preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of curriculum and training course development and implementation experience with similar large-scale military and government programs or of similar complexity and scope.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in training course facilitation.
  • Applicants should have experience in military health care to include mental health.
  • Completed either Basic Instructor Training (BIT) course, Journeyman Instructor Training (JIT) course, Navy Instructor Training Course (NITC) or an equivalent instructor trainer certification.
  • Must have knowledge pertinent to operational medicine and military readiness.
  • Familiarity with Combat and Operational Stress Control concepts.
  • Highly proficient with Adobe products and Microsoft office, specifically excel and PowerPoint, oral presentations, writing and collaboration skills.
  • The individual must have the ability to develop positive working relationships with, Navy and Marine Corps Commands and line leaders, medical and psychological health providers, chaplains, civilian contractors, and General Schedule (GS) civilians.
  • Ability to travel worldwide in support of fleet training requirements with a current and valid passport.

Additional Requirements:

  • Due to federal contract regulations, US Citizenship is required. Candidates MUST be able to pass a government background investigation.
  • The position is designated as a drug testing designated position (TDP).

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, education, or administration.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of Navy service preferred.  Master Training Specialist (MTS) certification or Afloat Training Specialist (ATS) certification with (3) years training experience with a solid understanding of curriculum facilitation techniques.
  • Experience in Navy Operational Stress Control, resilience, human behavior and performance and psychological health preferred. Intimate and thorough understanding of application of deckplate leadership principles. 
  • Applicants should possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity such that they can relate constructively to a variety of contacts from diverse backgrounds.
  • Applicants should have experience interacting with Senior Navy Leaders and possess substantial familiarity with Navy rank/rate structure, customs, traditions, and the different Navy operational units, and their functions.
  • Applicants should be adaptable, and creative problem solvers; self-motivated and able to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision, have significant ability to multitask and prioritize, and assist in project management responsibilities. Prior related experience is desired.

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    Pay Range:

    Pay Range $54,600.00 - $84,000.00 - $113,400.00

    The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

    About Leidos

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