Supervisory Recreation Specialist

Washington D.C.
May 23, 2018
May 23, 2018
Full Time

25% or less - Travel required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.



Must have and maintain a valid state drivers’ license as incumbent will be required to drive a government vehicle.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a positively adjudicated National Agency Check with Inquiries background screening or higher clearance as required by the position and/or local Security Manager.  Failure to obtain and maintain a favorable background may result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal. 

This position may be designated ALPHA personnel for inclement weather or in the interest of national security and may be required to report for work when other employees are excused. This position is subject to the possibility of workdays on weekends and holidays, as well as, rotating shifts, often consisting of other than normal duty hours. The Staff member may be recalled to duty and/or required to work overtime, including on an emergency basis.

Position requires long hours of standing, walking, occassional driving, active games, and some travel.  Light lifting, not to exceed 45 pounds. Physical exertion is involved with program setup, delivery, and takedown.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

•Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.

•Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

A degree in Recreation or related field from an accredited university or the equivalent in recreation work experience is preferred but not required.

Combination of experience related to customer service and/or activity base functions.

Incumbent must be able to work independently, make sound decisions based on facts, and to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Knowledge of recreation programs as well as the goals, principles, techniques and methods of procedure used in organizing, planning, and conducting all types of activities.

Must have acquired the appropriate experience and training which clearly shows that he/she possesses the necessary skills, knowledge and ability to effectively perform the duties of the position.

Program planning and leadership skills to devise and implement a leisure and social recreation program that will stimulate and sustain the interest of participants.

Ability to evaluate participant responses to activities and programs, and evaluate the extent to which recreation programs are meeting their goals and objectives.

Basic background to comprehend regulations and instructions relation to government military recreation programs.

Knowledge of Leisure Education and Leisure Facilitation through course work or experience.

Effective public speaking ability for communicating with the community, advisory groups, commands, and other community agencies.

Due to Command policy on employee parking, employment does not guarantee a parking space on the installation. Metro is highly encouraged.

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. To request spousal preference, please state so on resume and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted.

Applicants wishing to use veteran’s preference must state on their resume and submit a copy of their DD-214.  These documents may be uploaded to with resume and OF 306 (Declaration for Federal Employment).

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions.  If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment.  To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All selections are contingent upon obtaining satisfactory employment reference checks.  We are an E-Verify participant. 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.  Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct.

The Department of the 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.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants must submit their resume, questionnaire, and any other supporting documents. Completed documents can be submitted with resume on USAJOBS.

Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills and abilities will be used for each application.

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