School Liaison Officer

Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$29.00 - $35.00 Hourly
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Location: Naval Base Kitsap - Child & Youth Programs

Pay Grade: NF-1701-04

Employee privileges include access to base facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, restaurants, and discount tickets to sporting and entertainment events.

Brief Description of Duties: The School Liaison Officer (SLO) for Naval Base Kitsap is part of the Navy Child and Youth Program (CYP). The SLO serves as the installation subject matter expert for issues and processes involving Local Education Agencies (LEA) on all K-12 educational matters relating to public, private, home schooling and where applicable Department of Defense Activity Schools (DoDEA). Responsibilities include managing, coordinating, and facilitating education support to maximize the opportunity for academic success of military associated children. Work with commanders, educators and parents of school-age children to understand the educational needs of military associated children. Incumbent will represent and speak for the installation on youth education/school transition/deployment issues. This work is considered mission essential and requires frequent contact and/or advice to Commanding Officers, local and state-level educators, community leadership, Installation Commanders, other installation Navy Family Program Managers, Department of Defense Education Activity and public school district superintendents/principals.

Qualification Requirements:  Incumbent must have the following qualifications to be considered:

  • A 4-year degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, Youth Development, Psychology, Youth Program Administration, or a closely related field of study AND 3 years of full time experience working with school personnel, students and parents, i.e., School Liaison Officer, CYP Manager, education or academic leader/counselor. OR
  • A combination of education and experience appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional coursework that provides knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above (at least 24 hours of 300+ level coursework related to the field of study is required). AND 3 years of full time experience appropriate to the position (listed above).

Knowledge and background of early childhood, elementary education, and principles, practices and techniques of education theory. Knowledge of CYP School Transition Program policies, regulations, and procedures. Knowledge of Navy operational organizational structure and chain of command, particularly as it relates to CYP. Knowledge and understanding of Navy philosophy, goals, vision, policy and programs related to CYP issues of military members. Oral and written briefing skills with knowledge of techniques and formats for effective communication to installation level leadership. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and possess strong the interpersonal communication skills necessary in a diverse workplace..

Conditions of Employment: Position is subject to special immunization requirements as a condition of employment when working with children. Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunizations, and be free from communicable disease. (In accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine). This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Please note: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test. Must satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI). Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state, or National Accreditation institution utilized as part of DoD’s Child and Youth Programs.

Other Information: Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

Advancement Opportunities: Fleet & Family Readiness Programs is a worldwide enterprise as far-reaching as Europe & Japan with career opportunities in business, fitness, recreation, child care, hospitality management, housing, food services, or human services. Gain valuable experience and benefit from our mentoring and employee development programs. Where do you want to go today?

How to Apply: Applicant may apply online at USAjobs: Email Application/Resume and required documents to or Fax to 360-396-5445.