Recreation Specialist Community Recreation Job in PATUXENT RIVER, MD

Vacancy No. M-03317 Department Commander, Navy Installations
Salary $17.00 to $21.00 Grade 03 to 03
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/20/2017 Close Date 4/3/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Recreation Specialist (Community Recreation)

Commander, Navy Installations

  • 1 vacancy - Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 3/20/2017

Closes Monday 4/3/2017

  • Salary Range
    $17.00 to $21.00 / Per Hour
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    US Citizens and bona fide residents (Green Card holder)
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Job Overview

Job Overview


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The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training.

The mission of the Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Programs team is to maximize the physical, emotional and social development of the Navy family. FFR enables a ready Navy force through its Fleet Readiness, Family Readiness and Housing Programs. We service all non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees who work for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) and Bachelor Housing (BH) throughout the Fleet and Family Readiness Program for the Naval District Washington (NDW) Region.


• Uses creativity to plan, promote and implement well-rounded Community Recreation programs utilizing numerous facilities within the entire MWR Department, in accordance with CNIC approved program standards.

• Coordinates leisure skills development activities and classes.

• Organizes community special events such as comedy shows, holiday events, celebrity appearances, concerts, 4th of July Festival, and Winterfest, which are just a few of the many programs offered throughout the year.

• Serves as a liaison for MWR related activities associated with Training Support Center (TSC), Fleet & Family Readiness  Departments (N9) and other tenant commands on base, when needed.

• Provides support for unit allocation events to include equipment, programming ideas, and coordination assistance.

• Performs the development, management, maintenance, planning, business plan execution, and administration of a diverse Community Recreation program.

• Assists with writing standard operating procedures.

• Ensures programs are in compliance with local and Regional program policies, regulations, and procedures, including higher level Navy and Department of Defense (DoD) instructions, regulations and program standards; uses judgment in adapting guidelines for specific situations, methods and processes that may deviate from guidelines.

• Exercises authority and independent judgment in development of plans and solutions.

• Solicits and helps to negotiate partnerships on behalf of the MWR Department.

• Develops working partnerships with both on base and off base organizations (park districts, forest preserve, clubs, special interest groups, etc.) to support and benefit MWR programs.

• Develops contacts and creates professional proposals, execution of agreements and follow-ups.

• Researches and provides information and referral on a variety of recreational opportunities for individuals/families on and off the base.

• Assumes responsibility for planning, coordinating, publicizing, marketing and execution of programs and special events within the Community Recreation program by utilizing all available resources.

• Seeks ways to promote and market MWR facilities and events through outreach opportunities on base.

• Promotes MWR facilities and events through staff and student indoctrination and other large group functions and gatherings.

• Promotes events and programs by speaking to large groups and using administrative resources to create and post advertising materials, providing input for quarterly calendars, weekly base paper, etc.

• Provides administrative duties and support through after-action reports, data collection and database administration. All administrative duties are completed through a variety of sources including computer software which tracks patrons’ usage and responses (includes providing information for metrics and patron counts).

• Monitors Community Recreation programs to ensure Navy Program standards are met or exceeded.

• Evaluates and reviews ongoing programs and recommends changes or enhancements that may develop, adapt, modify, expand, or otherwise change the program activity to better meet and enhance the expected effectiveness of the programmed activity.

• Performs regular analysis of projects and programs; considering operating budget, staffing requirements, plans, trends, command mission and changing population.

• Provides onsite project oversight and ensures approved plans are implemented and notifies local and regional leadership of any issues or concerns that may arise.

• Uses metrics and financial data to make recommendations for modifications to programs.

• Ensures all facilities and activities associated with the Community Recreation program meet established fire, safety, security and sanitation guidelines.

• Takes timely action to correct deficiencies through coordination with appropriate entities.

• Assists in planning and designing of construction projects that may include facility renovations and enhancements.

• Leads and performs check-in and check-out of materials and collects any applicable fees by operating point of sale (POS) computer system for equipment and activities associated with Community Recreation Programs.

• Balances and reconciles daily sales transactions by completing a Daily Activity Report (DAR).

• Performs inventory of various types of equipment, retail items, supplies and any other item deemed to have cash value.

• Leads and instructs subordinate staff in administering traditional and nontraditional workshops, clinics and events in a variety of outdoor skills areas including but not limited to camping, cycling, sailing, backpacking, canoeing, snow skiing, hiking or water sports.

• Provides outdoor field experiences related to above skill training in the form of day and weekend trips.

• Leads day-to-day operation of multiple programs to which assigned; assists with staffing, training and scheduling.

• Supervises staff within the Community Recreation Program on a temporary, as needed basis consisting of less than 20% of overall duties.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department of the Navy

Commander, Navy Installations

Commander, Navy Installations Command


Phone: 301-342-7656
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Commander, Navy Installations Command
47402 Buse Rd
Patuxent River

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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