U.S. Air Forces, Europe SUPERVISORY YOUTH PROGRAMS SPECIALIST in Aviano, Italy
Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a first level supervisor, providing leadership for planning, budgeting, administering, directing, organizing, and implementing youth development, recreation and family resiliency programs while exercising control over employees assigned to the preteen Youth Programs, Open Recreation and occasionally other FSS teams. Responsibilities Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Provides direction and assistance to the youth staff in the preparation of day-to-day developmental and recreational programming of activities. Develops, coordinates, and implements recurring activities and programs in accordance with health, safety, and security standards for the Air Force Youth Programs. Plans and monitors budgetary requirements for the preteen programs. Coordinates and supports a wide variety of major programs and events sponsored by Youth Programs, 31 FW or 31 FSS which support the Aviano AB community to include the military members, DoD civilians, families/dependent, and other authorized guests. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Education and Training Series, 1701 IOR and Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions. Click here to view: Qualification Standards Basic Requirement: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in child development or early childhood education. OR Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above. Evaluation of Experience: Some positions appropriately classifiable in this series involve work in connection with grants or similar funding activities to further educational progress. For such positions, experience gained in an occupational area similar or closely related to the position is qualifying experience, provided such experience involved judgment of a kind and level of difficulty and responsibility essential to successful performance in the position to be filled. AND In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of educations and training and of child human growth and development to provide oversight and direct involvement in youth development programs, which maintain and improve the physical, social, and mental well-being of youth. Note: You must submit a copy of transcripts. OR EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. Note: You must submit a copy of transcripts. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA's): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Professional knowledge of child and youth development theory, methodology, and practices relating to physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development of children and youth. 2. Knowledge of DoD certification, Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), 4-H, and Council on Accreditation (COA) standards. 3. Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures including National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Food Services regulations, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and requirements, and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Playground guidelines. 4. Skill in compiling and composing both quantitative and narrative reports, based on analyzing data and circumstances. 5. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff of a small to large sized organization. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing in English language, using tact and courtesy. 6. Ability to use one or more established computer programs/software (Microsoft Office) to enter, maintain, sort, and retrieve organizational and/or program data. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. 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 programs. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Additional Information Important Overseas Information: Applicants interested in applying for overseas locations please click here to review important information regarding the exceptional family member program. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11134825 If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.