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Child & Youth Program Training & Curriculum Specialist

Announcement Number:
MWR 150-2019
Child Care
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$24.65 - Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
Application Email:
Opening Date:
Closing Date:

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INTRODUCTION:  This position is located within the Child and Youth program aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Jacksonville Florida.  The purpose of this position is to provide and deliver a comprehensive training program to CYP employees and Child Development Home (CDH) providers that support the professional requirements of those positions. Incumbent will also assist with the implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum that will cover an age range of 6 weeks to 18 years of age and will promote school readiness and support ongoing school success.


BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The T&C Specialist is responsible for providing training to CYP staff and CDH providers based on needs and requirements of the CY program. The incumbent is expected to operate independently with minimal supervision toward the overall objectives of the program. The duties and responsibilities of the T&C can be grouped into three (3) categories:

Training: Works with CYP Directors to establish training plans and schedules for employee and providers to include management, administration, food service, and direct staff. Provides training to new and current employees, ensures monthly training is completed and all training is current. Executes the Department of the Navy (DoN) Standardized Module Training; develops programs that encourage and support the pursuit of continuing higher education; works with Child Development Home Director to encourage providers to become accredited.

Classroom/Program Support: Works with CY Program Assistants and Leads to evaluate classroom /activity area(s), reviews lesson plans and gives advice on changes to be made to ensure well rounded/age appropriate activities are in place and ensures quality and consistency for all programing, equipment, materials etc. Assists and supports development and implementation of parent education and parent participation programs. Maintains a resource file library to aid employees in preparing lesson plans and activity schedules and to assist with training objectives.

Compliance: Ensures that all training is in compliance with established guidelines, instructions, manuals, and directives to include fire, safety and sanitation rules and regulations. Provides support to all CYP employees and CDH providers in preparing for inspections and accreditations. Will support and communicate established EEO policies to all staff members. Incumbent is a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

Please ensure college transcripts/college degree documents are attached to resume packet to be considered for position.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: To be qualified for this position the incumbent must have one of the following:

A 4-year degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, Home Economics (w/early childhood emphasis) or related field of study AND three (3) years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.


A Master’s degree in the related field of study AND a minimum of one (1) year professional experience working with children


A combination of education and experience (e.g. courses equivalent to a major in a field of study ( 24 higher level semester hours) appropriate to the position (see above) plus appropriate  experience/course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above AND three (3) years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.


KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: (in addition to educational/experience requirements above) Knowledge and background of child and youth programs including principles, practices and techniques of child and youth development to aid in planning, organizing, and implementing a variety of programs; must have knowledge of NAEYC, COA and NAFCC accreditation criteria and processes; knowledge to implement the Department of Defense certification standards. Must be able to develop curriculum outlines, courses of study lesson plans/guides; ability to conduct training workshops/classes is required. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.


NOTE:  Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of closing date. If there is a first cut-off date, the final selection can be made from those submitted.  For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee will be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.
The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer where employees are respected and valued. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, contact the NAF HR Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case by basis.


HOW TO APPLY:   All interested applicants should submit an application OR resume as well as the Declaration of Federal Employment (OF 306) ( in one of the following ways:

BY FAX TO: (904) 542-3424



EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: If requesting any type of employment preference, supporting documentation must be submitted with the application/resume to prove preference eligibility. The submission of a preference does not guarantee a position as applicant still must be highly qualified with the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements of each submittal.  

*If claiming Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc). is required.

*If claiming Gold Star Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-1300 as well as any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.) is required.

*If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

*If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

*Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree), if applicable to position requirements.

SPOUSAL PREFERENCE: (NF 03 positions and below are eligible for spousal)  Spousal Preference can be used only once to gain regular full time employment in the commuting area but may be used multiple times for flexible type position.
To prove eligibility, you must submit the following with your resume/application:

  • Request for Military Spouse Preference form
  • Copy of spouses’ orders that state the “Ultimate Activity” is within the average commuting distance to NAS Jacksonville.
  • A copy of the marriage certificate that provides proof that marriage occurred prior to the issuance of the orders. 


Position is subject to special inoculation and immunizations requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.
Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.
Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquires(NACI).
Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state of National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of the DOD’s Child and Youth Programs.

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