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U.S. Marine Corps CHILD & YOUTH PROGRAM LEADER in Quantico, Virginia

Summary Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. Responsibilities Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor, 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. Maintains control and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Oversees arrival and departure and supervises participants during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Works within prescribed staff-to-participant ratio. Encourages participant¿s interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Monitors staff-to-participant ratios to ensure adequate staffing. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth. Prepares and implements program options for participants with special needs. Works with Training & Curriculum Specialist and supervisors to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of participants. Works with CYP team members to prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Resolves problems and conflicts or obtains information and guidance from the supervisor. Demonstrates proper work methods, guides, and mentors Program Assistants. Provides on-the-job training and instruction to team members. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Arranges for and serves appropriate snacks or meals where applicable. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data. Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, USMC, and local installation command policies, guidance, and standards. Requirements Conditions of Employment See Duties and Qualifications EVALUATIONS: Qualifications Be 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, can speak, read, and write English, follow verbal and written instructions, and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Be able to lift and carry children and objects up to 45lbs independently and over 45lbs with assistance. Activities may require incumbent to obtain a government driver¿s license (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children). Candidate must possess: 24 months working in a USMC or other military service childcare or youth program, completion of DoD approved competency training courses. Additionally, successful completion of all required training for Program Assistant (Entry, Intermediate and Target Level) must be complete and evident by service-issued documentation. OR Two years of experience working in a childcare or youth program, plus possess and maintain one of the following directly related to the age group of the position to which assigned: Child Development Associate Credential, Military School Age Credential, or other nationally recognized Youth Development Credential. OR Two years of experience working in a childcare or youth program, plus an associate's degree which includes a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content directly related to the age group to which assigned (for example, Child Development Centers: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, and Special Education. School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development, Youth Development, and Special Education. Youth Services: Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, and Physical Education). OR Two years of experience working in a childcare or youth program, plus a bachelor's degree which includes a major course or study (24 semester hours) with content as indicated above. **Applicants meeting BEST QUALIFIED Criteria will be considered before candidates only meeting minimum qualifications of the position. Best Qualified Criteria: One year experience working as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level 4) CY-II for any Service CYP or equivalent. Must be able to obtain and maintain TIER-1 Childcare (CNACI) background checks which are required for positions that involve working with children under 18 years of age. Must pass a preemployment physical and annual physicals, thereafter, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Must complete all DoD training requirements within the specified time including orientation, initial, DoD approved competency training courses, and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Must maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid certifications. Note: This position is identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent is subject to random drug testing because duties must be performed with a high level of productivity, reliability, and judgment to prevent adversely affecting personnel safety, and causing risk/damage to government property, and/or significant adverse impact to day-to-day operations. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position Education Additional Information GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made. Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS. This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce. Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card. INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION. ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN TIME (ET) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.