CYP Assistant Director

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C
Nov 09, 2019
Nov 12, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Assistant Director position is to assist the CYP director of the Child Development Center (CDC Director) or the School Age Care (SAC) program (Youth Director) to administer a developmentally appropriate CDC or SAC program.
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Major duties and responsibilities of the CYP Assistant Director include program management, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operations, interactions and relationships, and compliance. These tasks are summarized below.

Program Management

Assists with the development and supervision of a developmentally appropriate SAC and/or CDC program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served.

Assists in providing program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and local policies and standards.

Assists with development, implementation and analysis of surveys and needs assessments of staff and patrons to ensure appropriate programming and hours of operation.

Assists with collection and maintenance of up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements and for the purpose of maximizing spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of command personnel. This may include hours of operation, transportation to schools attended by eligible patrons, and programming needs of the military community.

Budgeting and Financial Management

Assists in overseeing the collection, accurate accounting and reporting of funds received from patrons.

Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and nonappropriated funds.

Personnel Management

Supervises a staff of three or more typically comprised of: Program Assistants - CY-1702-I/II; GS -1702-02/03/04/05; Food Service Worker NA/WG-3566-02; Operations Clerk NF-0303-01/GS-0303-02

At CDC Director direction, the incumbent:
  • Initiates and implements personnel actions and supports the CYP Director in order to assure quality related to selection, assignments, training, promotions, disciplinary actions, and recognition of employees and volunteers.
  • Supports and carries out all established EEO objectives and policies in matters of personnel management and communicates support of these policies.
  • Establishes local performance standards for employees and volunteers using established standards and requirements and rates employees' performance.
  • Resolves complaints related to personnel and makes recommendations to the Director for corrective action as necessary.

Program Operations

Gives input into the development of CYP standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required for the efficient operation and management of facility and programs. Assists with implementation of these SOPs.

Assists with establishing and implementing combined Parent Involvement Board (PIB) that includes parents and representatives from the CDC, Child Development Home (CDH), SAC, and Youth Program (as applicable to each installation).

Assists with ensuring the person responsible for maintaining the Central Waiting List (CWL) is aware of vacancies within the program in order to ensure maximum utilization of spaces.

Interactions and Relationships

Assists in establishing a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children and youth when working with CY Program Assistants and Leaders.

Participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers, and/or employees.

Participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers, and/or employees.


Assists with implementation and support of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility, and program regulatory guidance and standards.

Assists in ensuring compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CYP programs.

Additional Responsibilities

In the absence of the Director, incumbent may assume responsibilities and perform duties and requirements of the position under supervision of CYP Director with Oversight.

If the CYP has less than 10 CD Homes the CYP Assistant Director may also assume the duties of the CDH Director.

Serves as a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

Performs other duties as assigned.

A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required
  • May be required to pass a Drug Screening and Medical Evaluation
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment


Knowledge of developmentally appropriate programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of children and youth from 6 weeks to 18 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 skill.

Ability to identify and respond to emergency situations including evacuations, child illness, and physical and emotional disorders.

Ability to maintain records and reports.

Ability to safeguard and account for monies and equipment.

Ability to supervise others.


Child Development Associate (CDA), Military School-Age Credential (MSA) or equivalent AND 3 years of experience in the child and/or youth profession.


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.

A four-year degree or higher in these areas AND 1 year of fulltime experience working with children and/or youth.

Note: A minimum of a 2-year degree is preferred.

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.
  • For a disabled veteran, you must submit a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) letter on DVA letterhead that states your overall combined service-connected disability rating.
  • 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.
  • Please provide a copy of your College transcript(s) which support those qualifications for which you wish to have considered.

All applicants will be notified regarding their status by email. Applicants will either be contacted for an interview or sent an email of non-selection 3-6 weeks after the announcement closing date. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an inaccurate email address or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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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