MOS 4821 Career Planner

MOS 4821 Career Planner

MOS Description

The Career Planner must be thoroughly familiar with the reenlistment process from prospecting to reenlistment ceremonies. They work within Marine Corps units, primarily as the Commander's advisor for enlisted retention matters. Typical functions of a Career Planner include preliminary screening and administrative processing, scheduling, and conducting interviews, completion of reenlistment/lateral move/extension documents, and maintaining accurate records. They also provide Marine Corps units with basic individual career counseling, and fundamental Manpower PME and briefings. This MOS will be assigned and voided only by the authority of the CMC (MM).

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification is designed for the HR professional who focuses on program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization. PHRs demonstrate knowledge in Business Management, Talent Planning and Acquisition, Total Rewards, Employee and Labor Relations, and Learning and Development. Candidates must meet experience and/or education requirements and pass a written examination.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Association of People Supporting Employment (APSE), Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) credential recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a sufficient level of knowledge and skill to provide integrated employment support services to individuals with disabilities. Individuals will have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to help establish and expand equitable integrated employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification is designed for Human Resources (HR) practitioners who are engaged primarily in an operational role implementing policies, serving as the HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders, and/or performing day-to-day HR functions. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification is designed for HR professionals at a senior level who operate primarily in a strategic role developing policies and strategies, overseeing the execution of HR operations, analyzing performance metrics, and/or contributing to the alignment of HR strategies to organizational goals. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) is an entry-level HR credential. Candidates should have foundational knowledge of HR operations, recruitment and selection, benefits and compensation, human resource development and retention, employee relations, and health, safety and security. Candidates must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Candidates must take a written examination.

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In Demand

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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