Child Development Director-Assistant Direct Child Develpment Director

Department Of The Air Force Great Falls , MT 59405

Posted 3 months ago

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HelpDuties Summary

These positions are being filled under the Temporary Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) for Childcare Services Providers for Department Child Development Centers (CDCs) authorized under Section 559 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.

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Responsibilities

  • Plans develops and executes an ongoing program of individuals and group developmental, recreational, occupational and educational activities that stimulate and sustain the social, cognitive, physical, and emotional growth of infants and children ages six weeks through five year.

  • Prepares and justifies budget requirements.

  • Manages the child development center work force.

  • Manages the nutrition program.

  • Administers the health and safety program.

  • Identifies training needs.

  • Represents the CDC with a variety of installation and functional area organizations

Additional Information:

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-11)

Positions covered under this DHA are qualified childcare services providers, which is defined as individuals who directly provide childcare services for dependent children of members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the DoD in CDCs on Department Installations, in the 1701 and 1702 Occupational Series at GS-2 through GS-11 (or equivalent pay grades), in the competitive service.

Appointments under this authority may not be made after 30 September 2021 unless extended by future legislation.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
11

  • Job family (Series)
    1701 General Education And Training

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov

  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized

  • Position may be subject to random drug testing

  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays

  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

  • Employee must maintain current certifications

  • A security clearance may be required

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

GS-05:

I have a degree: that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject matter field appropriate to the position. For the Child Development Director and/or Assistant Director position with the Department of the Air Force, the education MUST have been in child development, early childhood, home economics (early childhood emphasis), elementary education, special education, or other fields appropriate to the position to be filled.

OR

I have one year of experience in the field of education equivalent to least GS-04 position which demonstrates the knowledge of principles, concepts and practices in the area of child development programs to include education, physical development and recreational programs.

GS-07:

I have successfully completed one full academic year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position;

OR

I have a bachelor's degree in education or a subject area related to the position and am claiming Superior Academic Achievement.

OR

I have one year of specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience such as professional knowledge of a wide range of principles, concepts and practices in the area of child development education, such as would be gained through extended graduate study or experience, and skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments.

GS-08:

I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

OR

I have one year of specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience such as professional knowledge of a wide range of principles, concepts and practices in the area of child development education, such as would be gained through extended graduate study or experience, and skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments.

GS-09:

I have two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

OR

I have one year of specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience such as professional knowledge of a wide range of principles, concepts and practices in the area of child development education, such as would be gained through extended graduate study or experience, and skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments.

GS-10:

I have three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position.

OR

I have one year of specialized experience which includes professional knowledge of theories, principles and practices of personnel management to include safety, security, health, and equal employment opportunity.

GS-11:

I have three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position.

OR

I have one year of specialized experience which includes professional knowledge of theories, principles and practices of personnel management to include safety, security, health, and equal employment opportunity.

OR

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1700/general-education-and-training-series-1701/

KNOWLEDGE; SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and practices in the area of child development programs to include education, physical development and recreational program.

  • Knowledge of the goals, principles, methods and techniques of child care and sound understanding of the interests, needs and motivations of infants and children.

  • Knowledge of USDA programs and requirements and child care food programs.

  • Knowledge of theories, principles and practices of personnel management to include safety, security, health and equal employment opportunity.

  • Knowledge of budgetary requirements to properly plan and execute a budget to cover supplies, training, equipment, travel, contracted services and capital expenditures.

  • Ability to administer a health and safety program to include first aid, poisoning treatment, dispense approved prescribed oral medications, child abuse, ground safety and fire prevention.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing including a variety of audience (customers, other agencies, high level officials).

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: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.


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Child Development Director-Assistant Direct Child Develpment Director

Department Of The Air Force