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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 The purpose of the Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Child Development Center (CDC) Director position is to administer and supervise the overall operation of the designated CDC. Applies professional knowledge of child development principles to supervise facility based programming of quality, affordable, safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate childcare and preschool services for children of active duty Marines and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian personnel. A variety of services are provided in accordance with demand and availability to include full-time child development programs for children ages 6 weeks through 6 years old, emergency care, developmental assessments, and extensive staff training and parent education programs. Major Duties and Responsibilities The CDC Director is responsible for the administration of the facility to include implementation of developmentally appropriate programs, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operations, and compliance, among other tasks. These tasks are summarized below. Program Management Applies professional knowledge of child development principles to supervise the CDC's developmental programming. Ensures implementation of a developmentally appropriate program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children. Provides program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with DoD, United States Marine Corps (USMC), and local policies and standards. Provides oversight for implementation of a daily schedule of planned activities that stimulates physical, emotional, social and cognitive growth of children. May provide escort service to children who attend half-day preschool, and are transported to and from the CDC to DoD elementary schools. Recommends modification of higher-level program goals and interprets and applies child development philosophy/principles and USMC policies based on patron needs and program evaluation and assessment. Ensures the development, implementation and analysis of surveys and needs assessments of staff and patrons to ensure appropriate programming and hours of operation. Collects and maintains up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements and for the purpose of maximizing spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of command personnel. This may include hours of operation and programming needs of the military community. Provides oversight for services that may include: part day preschool programming for selected days of the week, evening child care for selected days, occasional hourly and supplemental child care. Participates in the CYP Inclusion Action Team meetings as required. Coordinates staff training that includes reference to food and environmental allergies or physical disabilities, and policies and procedures on special needs accommodations. Maintains supporting documentation on special needs and ensures proper attention is provided for each child. Ensures maintenance of appropriate standards for facility condition, safety and sanitation. Submits work requests to maintenance as required. Recommends purchase of equipment and are conducted by health, safety and fire officials. Monitors cleanliness, sanitation, health, fire and safety standards in the designated facilities, play areas, playgrounds and surrounding areas of responsibility. Ensures completion of a daily inspection checklist. Follows up on corrective action for identified deficiencies and prepares and forwards applicable responses and reports. Maintains liaison with local institutions and community organizations to stay abreast of trends and changes in the community. Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel. Participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers and/or employees. Budgeting and Financial Management Develops integrated budget input, conducts written analysis of budget variances as necessary, and prepares justification for funding of program resource requirements and repairs or maintenance of facilities and equipment. 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. Adheres to authorized methods of acquisition. Requirements Conditions of Employment See Duties and Qualifications EVALUATIONS: Qualifications (1) A bachelor's degree in child development, early childhood education, family and consumer science (early childhood emphasis), elementary education, special education, or other degree appropriate to the position filled from an accredited college AND 3 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth. OR (2) A combination of education (at least 24 semester hours) and experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above AND 3 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth. Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with DoD and Marine Corps policy for employees who provide childcare services. Must pass a pre-employment 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, and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Must maintain current food handlers, CPR and First Aid certifications. May be required to obtain a government driver's license. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills. Position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position. Education Additional Information Selective Service Registration: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, government employment requires that you must register with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions. You must be able to show proof of registration or your exemption, as part of the required suitability background investigation. 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: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp 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. Required Documents: *Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable. *If prior military, DD214 Member Copy *If you are an Active Duty Servicemember who will be retired from service within 120 days of the application date, you must submit a DD214 or Statement of Service with your application to receive further consideration for any regular part-time or full-time positions. In accordance with 5 USC ยง 3326, recently retired Servicemembers are subject to a 180-day waiting period before they may be appointed to Federal service, regardless of hiring authorities. When applicable and all requirements are met, those candidates must have submitted the required documentation at the time of their application before an agency can request a waiver. 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. INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENTS DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION. ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN TIME (ET) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.