CYP School Liaison Officer - Med or Lg

Naval Weapons Station, Virginia
Jan 21, 2021
Jan 25, 2021
Full Time


The Navy SLO serves as the "link" and primary point of contact between parents, installation leaders, local school administrators, and the community within a medium or large Navy CYP. The SLO advises the Installation Commander on K-12 educational matters and works closely with state and local schools, including the Department of Defense Education Agency (DoDEA) Schools, to ensure school personnel are aware of the stressors and challenges faced by military and DoD families.
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Serve as installation (region as applicable) School Liaison Officer (SLO) as subject matter expert and representative for issues involving schools (K-12) and their relationships to the community. Responsible for leading the integration of military children into local school systems. Receives and processes complaints from installation personnel and their family members regarding area schools and refer into appropriate agency. Develop actions plans for accomplishment of community/school support goals. Plan, develop and coordinate joint installation/community/school activities. Primary installation advisor to commanders, installation leaders, parents and educators on all education matters impacting military associated children in grades K-12.

Subject matter expert to Installation Commander and key installation staff on all matters relating to schools (K-12). Coordinate the integration of all installation activities relating to matters of concern to commanders, parents, students, and local school officials. Establish an interchange of ideas and issues among installation personnel, local community leaders, civic groups, etc. concerning problems in local schools that may negatively impact the installation activities. Represent the Installation Commander on school boards, councils, and advisory groups. Meet regularly with school principals, teachers, guidance counselors, superintendents and other school staff. Serve as the installation point of contact for home school issues and initiatives. Evaluate local media to identify potential problems and works with installation public affairs on methods to resolve them.

Function as an intermediary and advocate between parents, school administrators and installation child and youth programs. Attend installation meetings (Town Hall) and presents concerns, solutions, and suggestions to school officials. Assist parents with locating points of contact in the schools and makes referrals as appropriate. Maintain resource materials to assist parents in understanding the policies and procedures of local schools. Provide assistance as needed in school enrollment and in/out processing. Educate parents on how to be the best advocate for their child's education. Inform installation leadership and parents about the importance of Impact Aid to schools. Participate in all installation relocation assistance efforts (Newcomer Orientation, Youth Sponsorship). Create and maintain collaborative partnerships with relevant installation and community organizations (e.g., Fleet & Family Support, Child & Youth Programs, chaplains, medical, EFMP, military/civilian personnel offices, military units).

Informs local school officials on base programs, policies, and activities. Write news releases, fact sheets, base newspaper articles, flyers, and feature articles to help educate the base population regarding school programs and policies. Plan, coordinate, and conduct installation tours and orientations for school administrators. Prepare and present briefings to installation personnel about school issues. Maintain records and statistics, such as number of volunteer hours devoted to school activities and other data necessary to support program evaluation.

Performs administrative duties related to school liaison officer program. Maintains program information and prepares a variety of reports or feeder information as required. Establish and maintain suspense dates in order to submit required documentation for programs and follow-up as appropriate. Prepares, distributes, and tabulates needs assessments to determine the educational needs of the military community. Complete required documentation and ensures information such as public, private and home school information are available for review by installation leadership or for briefings to installation populations. Develops an annual budget, projects and monitors program expenditures.

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

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 10%

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possesses the following:

Professional knowledge and background of early childhood, elementary education and including principles, practices and techniques of education theory.

Knowledge of CYP School Transition Program policies, regulations, and procedures.

Knowledge of the Navy operational organization structure, chain of command, and particularly as it relates to the CYP.

Knowledge and understanding of Navy philosophy, goals, vision, policy and programs relating to CYP issues of military members.

Oral and written briefing skills with knowledge of techniques and formats for efective communication to installation level leadership.

Knowledge of research methodology, information retrieval and data organization for analysis, decision making, and formulation of recommendation. Research methods include interviews, focus groups, working groups, surveys and data search.


**A copy of your H.S. diploma, GED, or college transcripts (showing degree awarded/conferred) MUST be submitted when applying.**

A successful candidate must have one of the following:

Successful completion of a 4-year college or university degree with a major course of study or substantial course work which directly relates to a CYP field: early childhood, elementary education, secondary education, special education, child development, youth development, youth program administration, or in Marketing, Public Relations, or Business/Organizational Management plus appropriate experience.


A combination of education and experience (i.e. courses equivalent to a major in a field (24 higher level semester hour credits) appropriate to the position (see above), plus appropriate experience.

Note: If your degree has not been awarded and your'e qualifying based on a combination of education credits, you MUST also provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent.

Additional information

Conditions of Employment Cont.:

Pass all applicable records and background checks.

Incumbents must satisfactorily complete all background checks for child care positions, including fingerprint checks, a Tier 1 with Child Care check, and a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check. All individuals involved in the provision of child care services on a Department of Navy (DON) installation or in a DON-sanctioned program must complete the Installation Records Check (IRC). The IRC includes a check of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) records in the Alcohol and Drug Management Information Tracking System (ADMITS) database, a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and an installation security/base check via the Navy Justice Information System (NJIS) database and/or other law enforcement systems. This information will be used to determine suitability for the applicant in accordance with criteria for automatic and presumptive disqualifiers, per DoDI 1402.05.

Per Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.05 Background Checks on Individuals in DoD Child Care Services Programs, incumbents will be automatically disqualified for a conviction in either civilian or military court (to include any general, special, or summary court-martial conviction or if they received non-judicial punishment [under Article 15 or chapter 47 of Title 10, U.S.C]) for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim, or a felony drug offense. Additionally, the incumbent will be automatically disqualified if he/she has been held to be negligent in a civil adjudication or administrative proceeding concerning the death of or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual's care.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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. Resumes will be rated based on the information provided 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.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required at the time of application:
  • OF 306 : U.S. Office of Personnel Management Declaration for Federal Employment
  • A résumé
  • Proof of Education - awarded/conferred academic degree transcript(s) and/or *related coursework transcript(s) relevant to the position.

Note: All transcripts MUST show student's name and the name of the awarding university or educational institution, degree type, awarded/conferred date, and the field of study. *If your degree has not been awarded/conferred, you must provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent along with transcript(s). Altered transcripts will not be accepted.

Transcripts from foreign colleges must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered. Applicants are responsible to obtain and submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency which is a private U.S. organization. Credential evaluations are not free and applicants are responsible for the cost of the selected service.

Employment Preferences

The following employment preferences are available to qualified applicants who can provide required supporting documentation. Applicable preferences are listed in priority order below.

Reemployment Priority List (RPL)

Qualifying separated employees must have priority for a non-appropriated fund (NAF) position when the position has substantially the same duties as the Business-based Action (BBA) separated position. The position may be neither higher graded nor subject to internal candidate selection. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of the separation Personnel Action Report (PAR) indicating the position was abolished via BBA.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP)

An applicant may qualify for MSP if he/she has been relocated to a new geographic location to which their spouse has been assigned. Qualifying applicants may request an MSP upon relocation to a sponsor's new permanent duty station. Preference is applicable for NAF positions at the NF-3 level and below. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and a copy of your marriage certificate at the time of application.

Note: Acceptance OR declination of a regular full- or part-time NAF or appropriated fund (APF) position ends the applicant's ability to claim MSP at the new duty station.

Involuntarily Separated (IVS)

An applicant may qualify for IVS if he/she is a military member (or their dependent) and has been involuntarily separated from the armed services with an approved separation program designator (SPD) code (indicated in block 26 of the DD Form 214) and a reenlistment priority (RE) code of 3T or 4T (indicated in block 27 of the DD Form 214) per the instructions of the Navy Personnel Command. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of the sponsor's PCS orders at the time of application.

This is a one-time hiring preference that ends with the acceptance or declination of any position that is expected to last at least 1 year.

Veterans Preference (VP)

Qualifying military veterans, and spouses or parents of deceased veterans, must be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of page 4 of DD Form 214. Click here to learn how to get your DD 214 .
  • Attach a completed Form SF-15 from the Veterans Administration. Download an SF-15 form here .

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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