Child Development Program Technician

Washington D.C.
May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

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  • May be required to serve a probationary period

    I have a High School Diploma or equivalent


    I have three months of general experience


    I have completed one (1) academic year of post high study


    I have six months of general experience


    I have one year of general experience


    I have two years above high school


    I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-04 such as knowledge of previous, general experience in child care activity programs, and demonstrate proficiency in applying this experience.


    I have four (4) years above of high school


    I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 such as knowledge of an extensive body of child development program rules and procedures requiring extended training and experience to plan and perform a wide variety of interrelated child care assignments and resolve a wide range of problems.


    I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-06 such as knowledge of an extensive body of child development program rules and procedures requiring extended training and experience to plan and perform a wide variety of interrelated child care assignments and resolve a wide range of problems.


    I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 such as knowledge of the operational and organizational structure of the school, both formal and informal.


    I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 such as in-depth knowledge of training methods, policies, procedures, rules, directives, and instructions.


    I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-09 such knowledge of training squadron regulations, policies, instructions, procedures and operations.


    I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-09 such as knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of a professional or administrative occupation that has been either (a) supplemental by skill gained through job experience to permit independent performance of recurring assignments, or (b) supplemental by expanded professional or administrative knowledge gained through relevant education or experience, that has provided skill in carrying out assignments, operations, and procedures that are significantly more difficult and complex.

    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:


    1. Knowledge of child development regulations, procedures, processes and practices.

    2. Knowledge of health, safety, and sanitation regulations and procedures for working with young children.

    3. Ability to develop creative and innovative activity plans and special program plans and manage a classroom of young children.

    4. Ability to carry out plans and activities to enhance the development of children and adjust work operations due to changes in program or plans.

    5. Skills in communicating effectively both orally and in writing using tact and courtesy.

    6. Skill to lead others in work assignments.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    These positions are being filled under the Temporary Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) for Childcare Services Providers for Department Child Development Centers (CDCs) authorized under Section 559 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Positions covered under this DHA are qualified childcare services providers, which is defined as individuals who directly provide childcare services for dependent children of members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the DoD in CDCs on Department Installations, in the 1701 and 1702 Occupational Series at GS-2 through GS-11 (or equivalent pay grades), in the competitive service. Appointments under this authority may not be made after 30 September 2021 unless extended by future legislation.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

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    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

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    Tax Law Impact for PCS:
    On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit:

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    Drug test required No

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