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Community Recreation Director

Announcement Number:
MWR 49-2020
Community Recreation
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$48,000 - $65,000 Yearly
Areas of Consideration:
See Below
Relocation Expenses:
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Opening Date:
Cutoff Date:
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JOB SUMMARY:  This position is located within the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville Florida. Director will be responsible for the day to day management of the community recreation program, outreach and rentals/equipment, as well as Tickets and Travel, Liberty, Bowling and River Cove facility. 


MAJOR DUTIES:  Seeking a dynamic leader to manage and administer a comprehensive and diverse year round activity platform.  Will plan promote and implement activities that will positively impact NAS Jacksonville’s target audience.  Incumbent will be responsible for seeking partnerships with community organizations and businesses both on and off base, in support of the Community Recreation Program.

Ensures programs are in compliance with local, regional and/or CNIC policies, procedures, regulations, standards, and/or instructions.   Develops and writes standard operating procedures for activities and programs.  Continually evaluates activities for success and revises and implements new programs to ensure delivery excellence.   

Responsible for developing the annual budget and managing financial performance.  Responsible for supervising community recreation staff including hiring, firing, evaluating, and scheduling for program efficiency and effectiveness.  Represents the department at meetings, conferences, etc.  Cultivates a cooperative relationship with the military, regional and civilian community.  


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:  Four year degree in recreation preferred or comparable experience in a community recreation program that demonstrates an operational understanding of program/activity/event promotions.

Must have working knowledge of general business principles for financial planning/reporting for APF/NAF funds to ensure optimum use of resources available.  Ability to plan, present and execute budgets.

Must possess skill in negotiating program issues and operational requirements with patron and personnel inside and outside the local installation and community organization.  Ability to develop, explain, justify, persuade and deal with a wide range of problems and with people of diverse backgrounds.   

Must possess or be able to obtain first aid and CPR certifications within the first 60 days of employment.

Must be able to obtain a Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization (SIOTO) certification.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.


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. 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. For postings with a first cut-off date, selection decisions can be made at that time.
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 in one of the following ways:  By fax to: (904) 542-3424  or submit via email (preferred) include title & number in subject: JAXS_NAS_MWRJOBAPPS@NAVY.MIL


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/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

SPOUSAL PREFERENCE:  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. 


Continued employment is contingent upon a successfully completed and positively adjudicated National Agency Check (NACI) or higher background clearance as required by the position or local security requirements.

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