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Liberty Program Manager

Announcement Number:
MWR 71-2020
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$16.77 - $19.16 Hourly
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Develops a comprehensive liberty program that includes scheduling, organizing, programming, publicizing, directing and evaluating both recurring and nonrecurring activities for a population of 18-25 year-old single sailors. Responsible for the operation of the liberty program center complete with internet computers, recreational equipment and a variety of diverse programs to meet the need of the targeted personnel.  Maintains a high level of visibility with the sailors through innovative methods of outreach.  Collaborates with other branches of the department in the planning, promoting and implementing of social activities to provide well rounded programs utilizing numerous facilities.  Maintains and utilizes entertainment resources to book and contract entertainment.  Assists in soliciting for commercial sponsorship from local vendors and corporations to enhance programs offered.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREDMust be able to work independently, make sound decisions and use good judgment. Must have knowledge of the goals, philosophy, principles, techniques and methods of procedures used in organizing, planning, administering and conducting leisure time activities.  Must be able to market the program and motivate eligible patrons. 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 communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Knowledge in current trends in recreation.  Prefer 1-2 years supervisory experience.  Strongly prefer a bachelors’ degree in Recreation Management or related field.   Will require working outside for events or leading outdoor group outings or trips. Work may require sitting, walking, long periods of standing, bending and lifting of moderately heavy items up to 40 pounds. Occasional travel of less than 10% may be required. Must have or be able to maintain a current driver’s license from the state of Florida within 90 days of being placed in the position.


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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