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CYP Assistant Director

Announcement Number:
MWR 62-2019
Child Care
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$20.15 - Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
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JOB SUMMARY:  This position is located at the Child Development Center which is part of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department aboard Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.


INTRODUCTION: This position is located at the Child Development Center aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Jacksonville Florida.  The purpose of this position is to support the CDC Director in administering developmentally appropriate programs while ensuring a safe and secure environment for all children who are enrolled in the CYP program.   


BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Responsibilities required by the position is summarized below:
Program Management: Assists in providing program oversight, interpreting and applying child and youth philosophy/principles and DoN policies based on patron need as well a program evaluation and assessment. Will help with development and supervision of a developmentally appropriate CY program that promotes social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served. Will assist with the development, implementation and analysis of surveys program needs assessments as well as collection and maintenance of statistical data for planning and reporting purposes.
Budgeting and Financial Management: Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and nonappropriated funds and oversees the collection, accurate accounting and reporting of all funds received from patrons.
Personnel Management:  Will supervise three or more positions that are comprised of Program Assistants, Food Service Workers, Operations Clerks and Custodial staff. The incumbent may initiate/implement personnel actions; support and carry out EEO objectives and policies, establish local performance standards for employees and/or volunteers; resolve complaints related to personnel issues making recommendations to the CY Director for corrective action; develops staffing schedules in accordance with proper rotation and ratio numbers for approval, works with CYP Training Specialist to identify training needs of staff and ensures that all training is competency-based and tied to career conditional progression.
Program Operations: Will assist and give input on the development of CYP standardized operating procedures, helping to implement updates and changes to ensure effective and efficient operations of the center. Help to establish and implement the Parent Involvement Board (PIB), gives input on employee and parent handbooks during rewrites and ensures there is clear and proper communication to persons involved with the Central Waiting List (CWL).
Interactions and Relationships: Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel. Will also assist in establishing a program environment that sustains participant interest and participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers, and/or employees.
Compliance: Assists and supports the CY program with implementation and support of policies and procedures; ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; ensures compliance of USDA and CACFP.
Will serve as 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.
In the absence of the CDC Director, incumbent may assume the responsibilities and perform duties required to include overall supervision of the program.


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma and must have one of the following:
Child Development Associate (CDA), Military School-Age Credential (MSA) or equivalent AND three (3) years of experience in the child and/or youth profession.
A 2-year degree in Youth Development, Child Development or a related field, which can include Recreation, Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degree as appropriate AND two (2) years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.
A four (4) year degree or higher in the above stated areas AND one (1) year of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.


KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: (in addition to educational/experience requirements above)
Incumbent must have knowledge of child and youth development principles, practices, and techniques; an understanding of Federal and State laws governing the detection of child neglect/abuse; skill in working with military families and an understanding of the military family lifestyle; knowledge of developmentally appropriate programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of children and youth from 6 weeks of age to 18 years of age. Must be able to communicated effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills; have the ability to accurately maintain records and reports; safeguard and account for monies and equipment and be able to supervise others.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The incumbent may be required to do considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping, standing, and lifting up to 40 lbs. Activities may require incumbent to drive an automobile (driving a government vehicle to transport children).  The majority of the work will be conducted in the CDC facility however the incumbent may be required to participate in field trips. 


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



NAF Application form and Request for Military Spouse Preference form can be downloaded from under the "Jobs" tab.

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.


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.
Test Designation Position: In accordance with the Department of the Navy Test Designation Position listing issued 7 October 2003, this position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment.  A positive drug test, or failure to submit for drug testing, may become the basis for removal from this position.
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
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.
It is Department of Defense (DoD) policy that all employees are to participate in the direct deposit/electronic funds transfer. We require this to be established within the first 60 days of employment.
The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor.
We are an E-VERIFY employer.

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