CYP Teen Coordinator

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia
Feb 17, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time


This position is a Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Teen Coordinator at the Oceana Youth Center on Naval Air Station Oceana. The purpose of the position is to plan, organize and provide a supervised social, recreational and education program for youth ages 13-18 that meets the interests and needs of all children and youth. Teen activities include, but are not limited to special events, pre-teen and teen clubs, and other programs that meet the developmental and leisure needs of youth and teens.
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The duties and responsibilities of the Teen Coordinator can be grouped into categories including programming, indoor/outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, outreach, personnel management, and compliance. These tasks are summarized below.


Assists with the development and supervision of a developmentally appropriate teen program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served. Establish activities that that foster development through both educational and recreational program activities.

Develops and offers programs related to the core program areas presented in the OPNAV and implements programs required by the Department of Navy (DoN) such as Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) or 4-H required programs.

Develops, organizes and conducts special interest activities such as trips, special events, dances and trips that may include parents and other family members.

Involves youth and teens in the planning process to ensure the activities offered meet the social and recreational needs and interests of the age groups served.

Collaborates with other military installations in planning developmentally appropriate regional teen activities, as applicable.

Collects information regarding actual and potential participant interests and needs and makes recommendations for improvement.

Indoor/outdoor Environment

Prepares the facility or outdoor space for scheduled activities and ensures all safety requirements are met prior to use of the area.

Secures the necessary supplies and equipment to support the programs and activities offered and ensures that all equipment and supplies are age-appropriate and in good condition.

Maintains control of indoor and outdoor equipment, games and supplies used for teen programs and ensures that all equipment and supplies are stored properly.

Interactions and Relationships

Establishes a program environment that enhances physical, emotional, social, and cognitive, sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions between children, youth and adults. Ensures appropriate sportsman-like conduct is modeled by CYP employees, volunteers, and participants.

Uses appropriate child and youth guidance techniques that encourages positive social interactions, promotes conflict resolution, and develops self-control, self-motivation and self-esteem

Supervision of Children and Youth

Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with local policies, guidance, and standards.

Ensures that activities promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of youth and teens.


Publicizes upcoming teen, fitness and sports events and activities and ensures that opportunities offered in the community are communicated and shared with families.

Visits locals housing areas to make contact with teens in order to encourage their participation in the teen program.

Assists in the development of a youth sponsorship program to identify and integrate dependent youth of DoD military personnel who are new to the installation to include outreach, newcomer orientation, and peer-to-peer opportunities.

Personnel Management

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

At the Youth Director's direction, the incumbent:

Initiates and implements personnel actions and supports the YF Coordinator 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.


Ensures compliance to all fire, safety and security rules and regulations.

Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs.

Additional Responsibilities

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

Assists in preparation of grant applications for additional funding.

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

  • 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, 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 possess the following:

Knowledge of developmentally appropriate programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of children and youth from 13 to 18 years of age.

Knowledge of child and youth development principles, practices and techniques.

Knowledge of a variety of teen programming activities for children and youth.

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 supervise others.

Ability to lead, supervise and interact with youth and teens.

Ability to safeguard and account for monies and equipment.

Ability to maintain records and reports.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, possess strong interpersonal communication skills.


Incumbents must have one of the following:

A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, Military School-Age (MSA) credential or equivalent AND 3 years of experience where the incumbent displays knowledge of a competency in developmentally appropriate programming.


2-year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or related field of study, which can include Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, 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 or youth.


4 year degree in any of the above fields of study AND a minimum of 1 year of experience working with children or youth.

Note: A minimum 2 year degree is preferred

Additional information

Conditions of Employment Cont.:

Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.

In accordance with DoDI 6060.4, an incumbent must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.

The Military Child Care Act requires national accreditation of CY programs. Minimum education requirements are required by the accrediting body.

Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.

Must satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI).

Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

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. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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, 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.

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:

A résumé

OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment

If current Federal Employee, a copy of your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50 and evaluation report is required.

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders and marriage certificate is required.

If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (pg. 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc.) is required.

If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

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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