MCCS Job Opening Information
Position/Grade DIRECTOR, MARINE CORPS MARATHON ORGANIZATION, NF-0030-05
Location MCB Quantico, VA Type of Appointment Regular,
Open Date 19 August 2022 Close Date 1 September 2022
Who May Apply Open to All U.S. Citizens Salary $148,000.00 to
X Obtain/Maintain Secret Clearance Required X Must be a U.S.
Citizen X Valid Driver's License Required
The candidate selected for this position will serve as the Director, Marine
Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO). This position is located onboard MCB
Quantico, VA. It is not a remote work position.
Serves as Director, Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO). Ensures the
Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), all races and activities associated with it and
all race series races produced throughout the year are conducted in
accordance with the appropriate governing rules, regulations, industry
standards and ethics. Maintains direct liaison with the national and
international running community and sporting industry through meetings,
conferences, and attendance of major sporting events. Provides expert advice
on road racing following Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and USA Track
and Field (USATF) and Association of International Marathons and Distance
Races (AIMS) guidelines for sporting rules, ethical conduct and race
standards to Marine Corps commanders and support personnel. Manages
multi-million-dollar budget. Directs operational controls and establishment
of MCMO strategic and functional planning.
Strategically plans and promotes the MCMO races by developing, coordinating,
managing, directing, and implementing an annual MCMO registration,
marketing, and sponsorship plan, tracking and targeting both national
participation in, and visibility of, the MCMO events. Directs, supervises,
and executes all activities of the MCMO. Ensures commercial sponsorship
agreements are formulated and executed in accordance with current government
regulations. Coordinates with volunteer agencies, such as the Marine Adhoc
Committee for assistance in promoting the MCM. Secures corporate sponsorship
to maximize cost avoidance for marathon operations.
Coordinate event safety, security, and force protection measure with over 15
law enforcement and first responder agencies. Implements, initiates, and
negotiates public right of ways, public permits and support agreements with
Local, County, State and Federal Agencies, including but not limited to the
cities of Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, DC, Arlington County, State
of Virginia, National Parks Service, the Nations Capitol, and the Pentagon.
Oversees negotiation of fees and support costs from these agencies and
ensures prompt payment for the services rendered, such as, but not limited
to police support, equipment, grounds maintenance and transportation.
Coordinates with Economic Impact Boards of Washington, DC and Northern
Virginia agencies, counties, and municipalities to reduce fees in lieu of
the over $100 million of annual economic impact generated by the marathon.
Ensures the laws and regulations of each jurisdiction are complied with.
Facilitates the Command-and-Control coordination within the National Capitol
Region for the MCM and Marine Corps Historic Half events which are a Program
1 Category B activity.
Develops MCMO policies, publishes the MCMO Operations Plan and Order, MCMO
Base Bulletins, and Marine Corps wide traffic messaging concerning MCMO
Maintains strong community relations and leadership by coordinating with,
and providing direction to, nonprofit organization, military running teams
and military organizational events relating to running and associated
sports. Coordinate the training of Team Marines activities in preparing them
for the Challenge Cup, Conseil International du Sports Militaire (CISM) and
Warrior of the Sea competition.
In coordination with the Marine Corps Communication Strategy, conducts
interviews, authors/publishes article, arranges for national press and media
coverage of the Marathon, its runners and support personnel programs and
related events to widely publicize the MCMO mission and project a positive
image of the Marine Corps. Maintains sportive relations within the local
communities through lending assistance and advice, making public appearances
and maintaining open dialogue with members and leaders of the community.
Maintains liaison with the Chairman, MCM Adhoc Publicity Committee on
current public relations issues.
Organizes, produces and conducts a competitive long distance running event
that meets the minimum standards for International Olympic trials and
qualification. Oversees the design of all racecourses, which includes, but
is not limited to fluid and food replenishment stations, on site medical
services, emergency action and evacuation services, security, race
monitoring, timing, data processing, communication, and operation control.
Additionally provides supporting race activities such as, but not limited to
a support base with a start line, finish line, on site medical services,
hospitality services, press and media support, entertainments, information
services and security. Makes on site decisions for racecourse modification,
procedures and logistical support ensuring a safe event that complies with
USATF rules and adheres to national industry standards.
Must travel to attend MCM races, meetings, conferences, and expos; to
promote races by attending other agency expos; to market races by handing
out MCM materials and speaking to runners; and to solicit vendors to
participate in races.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A four-year degree from an accredited university
preferably in business administration or public affairs is highly desirable.
Five years of executive level experience that demonstrates expert knowledge
of management principals in the areas of planning, budgeting, staff
management, community relations and public affairs, marketing, event
administration, public policy, government regulations, and industry
forecasting. Experience in coordinating internal/external security,
medical, and event operations for a major sporting event, national security
event or Department of Defense event involving 30,000 or more participants.
Knowledge of USA Track and Field long distance running rules, regulations,
and Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) grass-roots efforts. Ability to
direct, supervise and evaluate personnel in the performance of their duties.
Ability to make sound and ethical financial decisions. Knowledge of military
protocol and procedures, sponsorship requirements, marketing priorities,
purchasing, contracting and financial accounting methods. Refined
communication and public speaking skills; personable and customer oriented.
Must be able to obtain a passport for travel outside of the United States.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires the ability to obtain and
maintain a Secret Security Clearance. Continued employment is subject to a
favorable adjudication of the security investigation.
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE DUTY STATEMENT: The incumbent of this position
participates substantially through decision or exercise of significant
judgment in taking official action for: contracting or procurement,
administering or monitoring federally conferred financial or operational
benefits, regulating, or auditing a non-federal entity, or other activities
in which final decision making or action may have a direct and substantial
economic impact on the interests of the organization. The incumbent is
required to file an annual Confidential Financial Disclosure Form OGE 450 to
avoid conflict of interest or to carry out the purpose of any statute,
executive order, or regulation applicable to or administered by the
How To Apply
All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website:
https://careers.usmc-mccs.org . Salary offer will not exceed
Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this
vacancy announcement. To be considered for employment, the application or
resume must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the
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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.
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discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided
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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
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
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*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.
*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy
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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,
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FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.
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CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.
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