Community Recreation Director

Washington Navy Yard, D.C
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is located in the Community Recreation Division, of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department, located within Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). The primary purpose of this position is to provide support to the Installation Program Director through the day to day management of the Community Recreation Division.
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Provide support to the Installation Program Director through the day to day management of the Community Recreation Division. Manages and administers a comprehensive and diverse year round recreation program and facilities that can include but is not limited to Community Recreation, Parks and Picnic areas, Outdoor Rental/Resale/Adventure Activities, Camping/RV Parks, Vehicle Storage, Liberty Program, Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT), Recreation and Resource Centers, Bowling, Paintball, Deployed Forces Support or Fleet Recreation, Leisure Skills, Special Events, Command Equipment Issue and Auto Hobby.

Provides day-to-day administrative and technical supervision of a workforce consisting of both Appropriated (APF) and Non-Appropriated fund (NAF) employees and acts as Rating Official (RO). Acts as Senior Rating Official (SRO) for activity managers in assigned AOR. Ensures approved staffing levels are maintained to support programs and operations in a cost effective manner. Plans work to be accomplished. Sets priorities and establishes schedules for work completion. Distributes and balances work based upon priority, skill requirements, and level of difficulty. Discusses work in progress, answering questions from team members concerning procedures, directives, policy, etc., as well as technical questions. Evaluates performance of subordinates and provides specific recommendations relate to training needs. Responsible for training, supervising scheduling and evaluating all employees within the branch. Participates in interviews and recommends selection for all new hires within the branch, initiates appropriate disciplinary action; hears and resolves complaints from employees. Assures equality in determining selection assignment, training and promotion, discipline and incentive awards to employees. Recommends awards or bonuses for supervisory and non-supervisory personnel and changes in position classification, subject to approval by higher level supervisors. Controls attendance and leave ensuring adequate work force is available at all times to accomplish the mission. Routinely approves sicka dn annual leave.

Ensures all facilities and activities associated with the programs meet established frie, safety security and sanitation guidelines. Takes timely action to correct deficiencies through coordination with local agencies. Assists in planning and designing of construction and renovation projects. Maintains funds and property accountability for all APF and NAF fund equipment, supplies, resale funds, and inventories in AOR. Responsible for inventories conducted in accordance with applicable higher level regulatory guidelines, May act as an Approving Officail (AO) for government purchase card holders within AOR.

Oversees, solicits and helps to negotiate partnerships on behalf of the MWR Department. Develops working partnerships with both o base and off base organizations (park districts, forest preserve, clubs, special interest groups, etc.) to support and benefit MWR programs. Responsible for the development of contacts and creating professional proposals, execution of agreements and follo-up. Researches and provides information and referral on a variety of recreation opportunities for individuals/families on and off the base.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 25% or less

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Hours of work will vary as required by the needs of the program to include split days off, evenings, weekends and holidays. May be required to work early, late and on weekends and holidays.


A Four-year undergraduate degree in Recreation or 3 years of comparable experience that illustrates a progression in management experience is required. Possess comprehensive knowledge of recreation policies, requirements, administrative practices and procedures relating to the planning, budgeting, scheduling and coordinating of recreational programs and the efficient operation and utilization of facilities and equipment. Must be capable of organizing and operating several facilities/programs simultaneously.

Must have knowledge of general business principles for financial planning/reporting and of the Department of the Navy budget process methods for APF and NAF funds to ensure optimum use of resources. Ability to plan, present, and execute budgets, to analyze impact on programs, and to forecast long term funding requirements. Knowledge of business principles and personnel management.

Ability to communicate and clarify the application of the department's policies to employees and management personnel. Ability to develop, explain, justify, persuade and deal with a wide range of problems and with people of diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to manage various functions through a subordinate staff. Ability to communicate proficiently both orally and in writing.

Hours of work will vary as required by the needs of the program to include split days off, evening, weekends and holidays. May be required to work early, late and on weekends and holidays. Subject to recall regularly. Wears protective clothing and equipment as situations warrant. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a suitability background check. If program has visiting ships, security clearance is required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license for operating government vehicles. Must be able to obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certifications.

Travel may be required.


A four year undergratuate degree in Recreation

Additional information

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.

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information:

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable.
  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

APPLICATION FORMS - A complete packet of the following forms must be submitted for each position applying for:
  • Resume that includes 3 professional references
  • Proof of high school level education or equivalent (if applicable)
  • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a clear, legible copy of your DD 214.
  • Military Spousal Preference form (if applicable)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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