Education Specialist Child and Youth Program Coordinator Job in GOOSE CREEK, SC

Vacancy No. 20-4UFSYY-WS8762 Department Air Mobility Command
Salary $13.89 to $32.10 Grade 3 to 3
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/24/2020 Close Date 2/24/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 01/24/2020 to 02/24/2020

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    NF 3

  • Salary

    $13.89 to $32.10 per hour

    $16.62 will be the starting pay based on pay setting procedures.

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Guaranteed 35 hours, but could work up to 40 hours per week.


Few vacancies in the following location:

  • Goose Creek, SC
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Please see the "Who May Apply" section under the Qualifications section. Applicants will be reviewed and referred every two weeks until close of this announcement.

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  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    About the position:This position is located Youth Center at the Naval Weapon station, Goose Creek.

    The position may require the incumbent to transport children in a government vehicle therefore a valid state driver's license must be obtained and maintained; a good driving record may be required as a condition of employment.

    The positions work schedule will be determined by the needs of the activity.

    Learn more about this agency

    Plans, organizes, coordinates, and implements a developmentally appropriate and diverse educational, recreational, fitness, and leisure program which meets the needs of the installation preteen/teenage youth. The participant community consists of youth 10 to 18 years of age living on or residing near Joint Base Charleston. Programs and services promote teens' physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development and foster achievement, leadership, and recognition. Offers activities in the areas of leadership and character development; the arts; fitness; recreation; health and life skills; and education. In coordination with other base agencies, sponsors a Youth Transition and Sponsorship Program to help youth and teens adjust to challenges of military life. Implements all Air Force required programs inclusive of, but not limited to, the Air Force/Boys and Girls Clubs of America Fine Arts and Photography Programs; chartered Keystone Club; AF Teen Council; chartered Torch Club; Military Youth of the Year; a minimum of three 4-H programs; Fitness/Obesity Initiatives; National 4-H Science Day; and other outreach activities targeting "youth at risk." Promotes the Youth Employment Skills (YES) and Congressional Award Programs; and Air Force Specialty and Residential Camps, as applicable. Stays current with youth interests and recreation industry trends to ensure a wide variety of programs are available for youth. Monitors day-to-day operations of the Pre-Teen/Teen Program, assisting the Youth Programs Director in oversight of program management, administrative duties, facility, property, and maintenance. Provides the supervisor with program data for various statistical reports and studies required or requested by higher organizational level and support functions. Maintains records of program use, scope, and frequency. Maintains documentation to validate compliance with Public Law and program certification. Accomplishes after-action reports to ensure improvements are ongoing for future events and maintains program archives for future reference and planning. Evaluates the effectiveness of ongoing programs; services and activities; and makes recommendations to the Youth Programs Director on policy and procedural changes to effect continual improvements. Recruits and trains volunteers to serve as chaperones, tutors, etc. Provides guidance and leadership to recreation aides and assistants, volunteers, and other program providers on procedures and techniques for implementation of activities and programs. Makes suggestions to the supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, recognition, exemplary performance, and other personnel needs. Provides input and recommendations to the annual appropriated fund (APF) and Non appropriated fund (NAF) budgets for projects resource requirements. Assesses needs and assists in budgeting of all necessary APF and NAF fund equipment, supplies and expenditures that support day-to-day operations and log-term goals and objectives of the teen program. Assist Youth Director in developing administrative safeguards to protect funds, equipment and resources. Provides input to director in the formulation of operating instructions to protect resources from loss, theft and maltreatment. Identifies and plans for repairs and maintenance of facilities, activity areas and equipment. Monitors monthly expenditures with regard to budgeted goals. Initiates purchase requests and other resource-related documents. Maintains operating records to accurately track and analyze operations to determine effectiveness. Ensures required accounting documents are submitted. Conducts regular safety, fire, health and other required youth inspections to ensure a safe, healthy and comfortable environment exists in the teen center and its programs. Coordinates inspections and follow-up actions with supervisor and appropriate agency (i.e., fire department, safety office, Family Advocacy Officer, etc.). Documents inspections and initiates steps to correct identified deficiencies. Prepares AF Form 332, CE Work Request, and/or calls in work orders. Applies pertinent DoD, AF and local guidelines, regulations, policies, directives, and procedures to minimize the potential for child abuse and neglect. Promotes teen programs, services and activities through all available mediums. Provides input to Youth Program Marketing Plan. Works with Marketing and Publicity Department, and various print media to ensure programs receive proper publicity. Uses corporate prism, base surveys, focus groups, and patron and employee feedback to evaluate existing programs and enhance or develop new programs. Subject to work an uncommon tour of duty to include nights, weekends and holidays. Other duties not stated.
    If interested in this position please preview the online application:

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • This position requires satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks in accordance with Air Force and DoD policy, and a Child Care Tier 1 background investigation.
    • This position has been identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent of this position will be subject to and must consent to a pre-employment and random drug testing.
    • This position has physical lifting requirement which requires the incumbent to complete a favorable pre-employment physical.
    • This position requires the incumbent to be able to obtain, maintain, and provide evidence of current immunizations this includes annual influenza vaccinations and be free of all communicable diseases.
    Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 02/24/2020

    • Business Based Action
    • Military Spouse Preference
    • Outside Applicant Veteran
    • Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran
    • Transition Hiring Preference

    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

    Qualifying Experience:

    Child Development Must be at least 18 years of age, and one of the following: Child Development Associate (CDA), Military School (MSA)or equivalent, a 2-year or 4-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.


    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and possess strong interpersonal communication skills. Employee must have a valid state driver's license and have a good driving record. Must possess maturity and sound judgement and like working with children/youth and their parents. Must have knowledge of recreation and leisure program planning concepts, principles and methodology. Must have knowledge of youth activities regulatory requirements, policies and practices. Must be able to obtain a Food Handler's, First Aid, and CPR certificates. Ability to complete all training modules requirements within specified time frame and satisfactorily complete installation records checks. Must be able to work outside for extended periods of time. Must have skill in preparing budgets, program evaluations, and facility administration; managing financial and physical resources of teen programs; and effectively organizing and utilizing available resources within the program framework. Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships and be an effective leader for working group. Skill in supervising and leading a team of individuals composed of professionals, volunteers and parents.

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does allow for education substitution in order to qualify.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    • Individual must fully meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position. This includes providing any supporting documents needed for verification.
    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at time of hire
    • This position requires the incumbent to be able to read, speak, and write English
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Direct deposit is required
    • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
    • A probationary period may be required
    • Pre-employment requirements must be satisfactorily met prior to Entrance on Duty (EOD)
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this job opportunity announcement. And additional selections may also be made from this job opportunity announcement
    • Selection(s) are subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume and supporting document will be evaluated against the qualifications of the position.

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination has been made that you have inflated your responses to meet the position's qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.,) for professional and personal references on your resume.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    Required documents may vary based on the eligibility you are claiming (i.e., applying as a Military Spouse Preference - MSP, applying as a veteran, applying as a current federal employees, applying as a displaced employee, etc.,). The below document(s) are required and MUST be submitted with your application by the closing date of this job announcement:

    • Resume

    Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support identified the general or specialized experience described in this announcement.
    If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

    Other accepted documents to support a qualification and/or claimed preference/priority eligibility may include:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Diploma/ GED
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • Other (1)
    • Other (2)
    • PCS Orders
    • Professional Certification
    • Proof of Marriage Status
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and supporting documents which prove your claimed eligibility. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package to include supplemental documents may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    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.

  • Benefits

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    To be considered for this vacancy you must apply and complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/24/2020 to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJobs account to apply. If you do not have a USAJobs account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJobs account and designate the document type when submitting your application. Failure to complete this portion will result in an incomplete application package and you will not be further considered for this vacancy.

    It is your responsibility to ensure your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.

    Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the

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    Agency contact information JB Charleston NAF HR Office JB Charleston NAF HR Office

    JB Charleston Child and Youth Services Flight
    628 FSS/FSCN, 101 E. Hill Blvd
    JB Charleston, SC 29404-5000
    Learn more about this agency

    Thank you for considering employment with Air Force Services Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF)

    Located in beautiful Charleston South Carolina which has been rated "Best U.S. City" for three years in a row. Well known for its rich history, abundance of great restaurants, and breathtaking scenery at every turn. Charleston has become a growing industry center with some of the best schools and universities around. Joint Base Charleston is located in the center of it all, making it the ideal place to work.

    The 628th Force Support Squadron here at Joint Base Charleston is always looking for friendly, outgoing people to work in its many facilities. We are devoted to providing an on-going commitment of excellence and service to our active duty, reserves, retirees and civilian customers. If you are looking for growth and opportunity, look no further!

    As a member of the 628 FSS team, you can attend all of our FSS events and programs, from our annual Independence Day Celebration to Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies. You can dine at any of our exclusive food establishments base-wide, have access to a FREE fitness membership and discounted rates for Disney Land and Universal Studio passes from our recreation centers. This is just the beginning of what being a Non-Appropriated Funded employee is!

    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Times may vary during the hiring process, as your application status updates/changes you will be notified with a notification letter via email.

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