Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
16.03 - Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Relocation Expenses:
Not Authorized
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Employment Category: Regular Full-Time, 35-40 hours per week, with benefits. May be required to work nights, weekends and Holiday hours.

Location: Child Development Center or Youth Center aboard Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA

Duties: Provides appropriate specialized developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring of the CY Program Assistants. The incumbent works under the direction of the supervisor or other qualified higher graded employee, who provides guidance on scope of assignments and assistance on the more complex, non-routine problems encountered. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved and adherence to established standards and procedures. Routine day-to-day assignments are normally performed independently with technical assistance available from supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies, procedures, and instructions. The duties and responsibilities of the CYP Leader have been grouped into categories, including mentor, curriculum, indoor and outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, parent and employee communication, assessment, compliance, and additional responsibilities. Performs other related duties as needed or assigned by supervisor.


* Must have at least (2) years of specialized childcare experience (GSE-04/CY-02 CYP Assistant Target Level) AND have or be enrolled in an associate’s or baccalaureate degree program in Early Childhood Education or related field and annually able to show continuous progress. NOTE: Copy of degree and/or transcripts MUST BE attached to application.

* 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.

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

* Skills to apply Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect.

* Skill in understanding interests and motivation of individuals and groups in a CYP environment.

* Skill in program planning, organizing, and employee scheduling.

* Skills to provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to CY Program.

* Ability to identify and respond to emergency situations.

* Ability to train employees on variety of issues to include recognition and identification of childhood illnesses and child abuse, etc.

* Ability to develop curriculum outlines and lesson plans/guides.

* Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: Required to do considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping, standing, and lifting up to 40 pounds. Activities may require driving an automobile (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children). However, most of the work is done in classroom settings or activity areas, and no special, physical demands are made upon the incumbent. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of a wide variety of child and youth activities, programs and services, such as exposure to disease and injuries from lifting. Activities are conducted in a building or outside and are suitable for CY programs. The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. The incumbent may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty, including evening and weekend work.

Conditions of Employment: Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine. Must obtain a food handlers card. Must possess a valid state driver’s license AND obtain appropriate credentials as required. Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI). Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD’s Child and Youth Programs.

Incumbents must satisfactorily complete all background checks, including a fingerprint check, a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI), and a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check for childcare positions. Incumbents must also meet all requirements for military base access, and satisfactorily complete a Local Law Enforcement Agency Check (LEAC), as well as the following components of an Installation Record Check (IRC): a check of the Alcohol and Drug Management Information System (ADMITS), a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) records, and a check of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center (CLEOC).

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 a 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 or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual’s care.

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 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.

Test Designated Position: In accordance with the Department of the Navy Test Designated Position listing issued 7 October 2003 this position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position.

Basis of Review: Applicants will be evaluated based on experience and qualifications described above and presented in written format.