CYP Assistant Director

Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$22.70 - $27.24 Hourly
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Location: Naval Base Kitsap - Jackson Park Child Development Center

Pay Grade: NF-1702-03

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 purpose of the Child and Youth Program Assistant Director position is to work in varying programs to assist the Installation CYP Director with providing managerial oversight and support for the Child Development Center (CDC) or School Age Care (SAC) program in the absence of the Director or Assistant Director and to ensure administration of a developmentally appropriate CDC or SAC program. Responsibilities include program management, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operations, interactions and relationships, and compliance.

Qualification Requirements: Must provide proof of High School Diploma or equivalent, and any additional education, certification, and or training as required prior to placement. Knowledge of developmentally appropriate programs, including knowledge and experience in a pre-school program, designed to meet the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of children and youth from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Knowledge of child and youth development principles, practices, and techniques. Knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect. Skill in program planning, organizing, and employee scheduling. Skill working with military families and an understanding of military lifestyles is preferred. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal communication skills. Incumbent must have one of the following:

Education/Training Requirements: Child Development Associate (CDA), Military School-Age Credential (MSA) or equivalent AND 3 years of experience in the child and/or youth profession, OR A 2-year degree in Youth Development, Child Development or a related field, which can include Recreation, Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate AND 2 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth, OR A four-year degree or higher in these areas AND 1 year of full-time experience with children and/or youth.

Conditions of Employment: These positions are subject to background check and pre-employment drug and medical screenings in accordance with federal regulations. Incumbent may be assigned to work at various Child & Youth Centers as needed within Naval Base Kitsap. The work requires considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping and lifting up to 40 pounds. Ability to favorably pass pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease and ability to favorably pass pre-employment drug screening. 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.

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, childcare, 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?

Apply online: Interested applicants may apply online via USAJobs at: or or fax at 360-396-5445. Mandatory documents required for this position include: Resume, Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306), High School Diploma/GED, three reference letters, and other related documentation (i.e. College Transcripts/degree, CPR Cert, etc.). (Active Duty Military Spouses, provide Military Spousal Certification form AND copy of Spouse’s Orders). OF-306 and Spousal Certification forms can be found on Active Duty Military Spouses: You may be eligible for spousal preference. Please complete Spousal Preference certification form (located on and submit with copy of spouse's orders. Both must be submitted at time of application to be considered for spousal preference.

All transcripts must be submitted at time of application.