ANNOUNCEMENT #: GP-23-12133774







LOCATION: CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS - Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department, Community Activities Division, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi


Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) offers high quality early care and youth services in center-based (birth - five), facility-based (age 5-12), and recreational environments (teen; youth sports and fitness). The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Assistant Director position is to assist the CYP director of the Child Development Center (CDC Director) or the School Age Care (SAC) program (Youth Director) to administer a developmentally appropriate CDC or SAC program.


BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Responsibilities required by the position is summarized below:

Program Management: Assists with the development and supervision of a developmentally appropriate SAC and/or CDC program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served. Assists in providing program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and local policies and standards. Assists interpreting and applying child and youth development philosophy/principles and DoN policies based on patron needs and program evaluation and assessment. Performs full scope of supervision for three or more CYP leads and assistants.

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. Adheres to authorized methods of acquisition.

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.

Performs other duties as assigned.

A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire.



  • Must satisfactorily complete all background checks for child care positions, including fingerprint checks, a Tier 1 with Child Care check, Tier 3 if applicable, and a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization, be free of all communicable diseases, and obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases.
  • Ability to sustain considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must successfully obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance as needed.
  • Ability to complete required training certificates, and maintain certifications or credentials required by Federal, State, and/or national accreditation institutions used as part of DoD's Child and Youth Programs.
  • May be required to work an uncommon tour including evening and weekend hours.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license, transport children, and/or attend field trips.
  • Must be available to work varying shifts during operational hours, which are 0515- 1800.
  • Must have knowledge of CYP Policies and Procedures and at least 12 months of CYP Administrative experience.
  • Candidates who apply, understand they are applying for a temporary position. (Successful completion of this temp position, can lead to a permanent position.)


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

Must have knowledge of CYP Policies and Procedures and at least 12 months of CYP Administrative experience.

A qualified candidate possesses the following:

Knowledge of developmentally appropriate programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of children and youth from 6 weeks to 18 years of age.5

Knowledge of child and youth development principles, practices, and techniques.

Knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect.

Skill in program planning, organizing, and employee scheduling.

Skill working with military families and an understanding of military lifestyles is preferred.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skill.

Ability to identify and respond to emergency situations including evacuations, child illness, and physical and emotional disorders.

Ability to maintain records and reports.

Ability to safeguard and account for monies and equipment.

Ability to supervise others.


**Must provide a copy of your H.S. Diploma, GED, or College Transcripts (showing degree awarded/conferred) when you apply.**

In accordance with DoDI 6060.2, must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.

The Military Child Care Act requires national accreditation of CY programs. Minimum education requirements are required by the
accrediting body.

Incumbents must have one of the following:

Child Development Associate (CDA), Military School-Age Credential (MSA) or equivalent AND 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 degrees as appropriate AND 2 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.


A four-year degree or higher in these areas AND 1 year of fulltime experience working with CYP on a military installation.

Note: A minimum of a 2-year degree is preferred.

Note: If your degree has not been awarded and/or you possess certificates of completion for DoD approved competency-based training courses, and/or a valid CDA/MSA credential(s), you MUST also provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent.


Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.

All individuals involved in the provision of child care services on a Department of Navy (DON) installation or in a DON-sanctioned program must complete the Installation Records Check (IRC). The IRC includes a check of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) records in the Alcohol and Drug Management Information Tracking System (ADMITS) database, a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and an installation security/base check via the Navy Justice Information System (NJIS) database and/or other law enforcement systems. This information will be used to determine suitability for the applicant in accordance with criteria for automatic and presumptive disqualifiers, per DoDI 1402.05.

Per Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.05 Background Checks on Individuals in DoD Child Care Services Programs, incumbents will be automatically disqualified for a conviction in either civilian or military court (to include any general, special, or summary court-martial conviction or if they received non-judicial punishment [under Article 15 or chapter 47 of Title 10, U.S.C]) for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim, or a felony drug offense. Additionally, the incumbent will be automatically disqualified if he/she has been held to be negligent in a civil adjudication or administrative proceeding concerning the death of or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual's care.

Participation in 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.


You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your experience is subject to evaluation and verification against the information in your resume. The numeric rating you receive is a self-assessment only and is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, or if your resume lacks sufficient information, you will be rated accordingly or may be considered ineligible.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.


-Include name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references in your resume
-Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.
-Proof of certification, if applicable to position requirements.
-If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.
-If you are a current federal employee, submit your last three evaluations.

APPLICANTS CLAIMING HIRING PREFERENCE: Please ensure your status is indicated in your USAJOBS account and ALL required documents to claim preference are submitted at the time of resume submission.

WHAT ARE PREFERENCES? Preferences are advantages in the candidate selection process. Individuals can claim the following preferences:

1. Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Qualifying separated employees shall have priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.
To claim this preference, you MUST:
-Submit a copy of your BBA Separation Notification indicating eligibility for RPL.

2. Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above. MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.
To claim this preference, you MUST:
-Submit sponsor's PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
-If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS.

3. Veteran's Preference/Gold Star Veteran's Preference: Qualifying military veterans, and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.

To claim Veteran's preference, you MUST:
-Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy); AND
-Submit completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
-Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc)

To claim Gold Star Veteran's preference, you MUST:
-Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
-Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
-Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc).

***Qualifying applicants with preferences are considered in the order listed above. Then all other qualifying applicants are considered.