Commander, Navy Installations Child Development Center Director in Bremerton, Washington

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Summary

The purpose of the Child Development Center (CDC) Director is to administer a center-based developmentally appropriate Early Childhood Program for children of eligible patrons. The CDC Director is responsible for the administration of the facility to include implementation of developmentally appropriate programs, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operations, and compliance. Administration includes the direction and operation of a small (up to 100 children) CDC.

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Responsibilities

The CDC Director is responsible for the administration of the facility to include implementation of developmentally appropriate programs, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operations, and compliance, among other tasks. These tasks are summarized below.

Program Management

Applies professional knowledge of child development principles to supervise the CDC's developmental programming.

Ensures implementation of a developmentally appropriate program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children in the age categories served.

Provides 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.Collects and maintains up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements and for the purpose of maximizing spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of command personnel. This may include hours of operation and programming needs of the military community.

Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel.

Participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers and/or employees.

Budgeting and Financial Management

Develops integrated budget input, conducts written analysis of budget variances as necessary, and prepares justification for funding of program resource requirements and repairs or maintenance of facilities and equipment.

Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and nonappropriated funds.

Personnel Management

Responsible for the supervision of employees and volunteers. Supervisory responsibilities may include supervision of the Assistant Director, Program Leaders, Program Assistants, Operations Clerk(s), Cook(s), Food Service Workers, and Custodian(s).

Ensures proper and timely initiation and implementation of all personnel actions and assures quality related to selection, assignments, training, promotions, disciplinary actions, and recognition of employees and volunteers.

Supports and carries out all established EEO objectives and policies in matters of personnel management and supervision and communicates support of these policies to subordinates.

Ensures all employees follow safety, health, and risk management policies and procedures.

Oversees the development of a staffing schedule in accordance with established ratios and group sizes and coordinates use of employees who work across CY programs with other installation CYP Directors. Monitors schedule to ensure that program meets the required child to adult ratios and that over-staffing is avoided.

Establishes local performance standards for employees and volunteers using established standards and requirements and evaluates performance.Receives and ensures resolution of complaints related to personnel and takes disciplinary action as necessary.

Works collaboratively with the Training and Curriculum (T&C;) Specialist to identify training needs of employees, provide or make provisions for training to accomplish those needs, and assess application of training. Ensures that the T&C; Specialist provides training in early childhood methods and child development to ensure the effective implementation of established curriculum and developmental programming.

Ensures training is competency-based and tied to career progression. Encourages and facilitates the pursuit of continuing higher education, including the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or college-level classes.

Compliance

Ensures compliance with, and is assessed by adherence to the standards and criteria developed by the DoN, DoD, the Military Child Care Act (MCCA), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Takes action to obtain and retain DoD certification and NAEYC accreditation. Takes action to implement recommendations or correct deficiencies resulting from inspections or accreditation visits. Prepares responses to inspection reports.

Ensures the development and implementation of the established curriculum.

Implements and supports policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility, and program regulatory guidance and standards.

Responsible for compliance with child abuse and neglect reporting requirements.

Ensures compliance with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Ensures food service operations provide nutritionally balanced meals and snacks in accordance with USDA guidelines.

Additional Responsibilities

Serves 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.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent Unit
  • May be required to pass a Drug Screening and Medical Evaluation
  • This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required
  • You must go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9
  • Must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National
  • May be required to pass pre-employment examination
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • You must have current, active CPR, Lifeguard and First Aid certifications
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • You must have current immunizations and be free of communicable illness.
Qualifications

A 4-year degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, Home Economics (early childhood emphasis), or related field of study that included a major study in education AND 3 years of full time experience working with children or youth OR a Master’s degree in the related field of study ANDminimum of 1 year professional experience working with children OR a combination of education and experience (with courses equivalent to a major in a field (24hours) appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provides knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above and 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth. Knowledge of and skill in applying both Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect. Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, and purchasing as it pertains to a child and youth program. Knowledge of facility design, functional use, and maintenance concepts and other regulations relative to government military Child Development Center. Ability to identify and respond properly to emergency situations, including evacuations, child illness, and physical and emotional disorders. Must possess strong supervisory and business skills and ability to provide positive personnel management. Strong leadership skills to facilitate and organize a collaborative and cohesive center. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal communication skills necessary in a diverse workplace.

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Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. 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. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

DON is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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 KSAs related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

Yes

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Required Documents
  • A cover letter may be provided to introduce your skills and goals associated with this application.
  • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” is preferable.
  • Please provide your proof of disability.
  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
  • When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or resume. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference", and submit the requested documentation.
  • Please provide a copy of your College transcript(s) which support those qualifications for which you wish to have considered.

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  • Fleet & Family Readiness Job Application located on navylifepnw.com website: http://www.navylifepnw.com/jobs

  • Proof of education and/or certification transcripts/copy of degree/certification) if qualifying based on education or certification.

  • OF-306, https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/of0306.PDF

  • *Active Duty Military Spouses: *You may be eligible for spousal preference. Please complete Spousal Preference certification form (located on navylifepnw.com) and submit with copy of spouse's orders. Both must be submitted at time of application to be considered for spousal preference.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Comprehensive benefits package available (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).

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How to Apply

To begin the process, click on the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

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Agency contact information
Fleet & Family Readiness
Phone

360-396-5533

Email

CP-Personnel.cnrnw@navy.mil

Address

Navy Region Northwest 1103 Hunley Road, Bldg 35 Silverdale, WA 98315 US

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Next steps

All applicants will be notified regarding their status by email. Applicants will either be contacted for an interview or sent an email of non-selection 3-6 weeks after the announcement closing date.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518663000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 12/04/2018 to 12/19/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: NF 4

Salary: $26.29 to $28 per hour

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time