Work and Family Life Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Duties may require some travel to different offices, military and civilian.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Ability to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.

  • An associate’s degree in education, social/behavioral sciences or related field coupled with 2+ years experience providing adult education and/or work/family life consultation or 4+ years experience providing adult education and/or work/Family life consultation.
  • Knowledge of social services delivery systems and concepts, principles, and theories relating to one or more of the social or behavioral science fields to assess needs and concerns of clients and understand how social or behavioral patterns or attitudes impact and affect work and family life issues.
  • Skill in conducting interviews to establish the nature and extent of concerns and issues.  Provide assistance in developing goals and plans, and determine appropriate referral services and options.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships using tact and diplomacy in interacting with Commands, individuals, families, military of all ranks, community agencies, and FFSC staff.
  • Skill in working with social service delivery systems in the military and civilian community and gaining knowledge of individual agencies’ policies and procedures and establishing agreements.
  • Skilled in providing individual education as well as group facilitation.
  • Skill in using various computer software database, spreadsheet, word processing and network programs such as Internet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Military Installation (MI), and other FFSC databases.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate and disseminate information and assess strengths, weaknesses, and needs of serviced population in order to establish program goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the tenets of adult education and the development of training curricula based on the adult learning mode.
  • Knowledge of the formulation and the execution of need assessment tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in public speaking, presentations and small group discussions.

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. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders.  Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted.  Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference. 

Some positions have special requirements.  In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements.  Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

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

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

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.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

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