Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Job announcement: Center director at Guantanamo

This blog runs on blogspot, and it doesn't, as far as I know, have a way to stash documents and link to them, so I'm going to post this in full right here. They could learn something about  breaking up long paragraphs. As to the job, it would seem to have its advantages and its drawbacks, but which are which is probably personal.

Full job announcement after the jump.

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POSITION TITLE: Child Development Center Director NF-1701-04

(With Oversight Of Child And Youth Programs)

SALARY: $55,000 - $65,000 Per Annum

LOCATION: Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Division, MWR Department, Naval Air Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All Sources Worldwide



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Serves as the Child Development Center (CDC) Director, with oversight of the Youth Programs. Major duties and responsibilities include implementation of developmentally appropriate programs, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operations, compliance and CYP oversight. Applies professional knowledge of child and youth development to develop and supervise a developmentally appropriate SAC and YP. Ensures implementation of appropriate program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served. Provides program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with DoD, DoN and local policies and standards. Collects and maintains up to date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes for maximizing of spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of command personnel. Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel. Develops budget input, conducts written analysis of budget variances as necessary. Oversees the collection, accurate accounting and reporting of funds received from patrons. Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and non-appropriated funds. Responsible for the supervision of employees and volunteers. Ensures proper and timely initiation and implementation of all personnel actions and assures quality related to selection, assignments, training, promotions, disciplinary actions and recognition of employees and volunteers. Supports and carries out all established EEO objectives and policies. Provides input into the development of CYP standard operating procedures as required for the efficient operation and management of facility and programs. Ensures program spaces are fully utilized. Ensures compliance with, and is assessed by adherence to the standards and criteria developed by the DoN, DoD, the Military Child Care Act, the Council on Accreditation, and the National Association for the Education of Youth Children. Ensures that the CYP Training and Curriculum Specialist assigned is utilized across the CYP effectively to ensure all training needs of the staff are met.

The purpose of the CDC Director is to administer a center-based developmentally appropriate Early Childhood Program for children of active duty military and DoD civilians. A variety of services are provided in accordance with demand and availability of funding to include full-time child development programs for ages 6 weeks through 18 years, weekend child care for Reservists, emergency care, special needs care, developmental assessments, staff training and parent education programs. Supervises CDC Program Leads, Program Assistants, Operations Clerk(s), Food Service Worker(s), and Custodian(s). Supervises the CDH/CDC Director and Youth Director. Coordinates with other CYP staff as needed to resolve conflicts, and interpret policy. Serves as the Navy GTMO CYP point of contact for answering data calls and providing information to the Southeast Region CYPA and/or MWR Director. Provides program oversight and accountability for performance of staff and the safety of children in accordance with DoD, Department of Navy and local policies and standards. Work is subject to review for adequacy of program accomplishments, effectiveness, compatibility with other work, and compliance with requirements.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of a 4 year degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education or related field of study for children 0-18 years of age and a minimum of three years professional experience in the field of child development OR a combination of education and experience equivalent to the above. The education must include 24 semester hours of junior and senior level courses related to one of the above majors OR a certificate from NAVPERSCOM confirming grandfathering into the series when the DOD Childcare Act was implemented in 1990. Possess the knowledge of and skill in applying both Federal and local laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Knowledge of financial management and budgeting along with administrative procedures is essential. Must have strong supervisory and business skills, along with the ability to exercise good judgment. Satisfactorily complete all background checks IAW PL 101-647 to include NACI. Completion of all required DON CYP training to include on going and annual training, CPR, First Aid and Child Abuse and Neglect Identification and Prevention. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and possess strong, interpersonal communication skills.

Applicants will be rated on the following:

FACTOR 1: Knowledge of and background in child and youth development programs and child development services including principles, practices, and techniques of Early Childhood Education administration. Knowledge of DON and local state childcare regulations and procedures as well as other regulations and instructions pertaining to military childcare.

FACTOR 2: Knowledge of the principles of child and youth growth, development, designing and management of the complex programs which include, but are not limited to, safety, security, disease prevention, staff training, developmentally appropriate activities, parent involvement, facility management, knowledge of and skill in applying both Federal and local laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse.

FACTOR 3: Skills in program planning, organizing and coordination to devise and carry out a variety of program components.

FACTOR 4: Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, purchasing as it pertains to a child development program. Ability to identify and present budget planning, programming documentation and proposals for both appropriated (APF) and Non-Appropriated (NAF) funds.

FACTOR 5: Ability and skill to manage and supervise a variety of subordinate personnel and to provide good position management principles throughout the department

HOW TO APPLY: All interested applicants should mail or e-mail OF-612 or resume to: MWR Personnel, PSC 1005 Box 19, FPO AE 09593, email Mac.Mckenzie.JM@usnbgtmo.navy.mil or call 011-5399-74323 or DSN 660-74323.

As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment.

The Department of Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

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