Quantico, Virginia
Apr 15, 2021
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time


Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.
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Orients new CYP professionals to the child and youth system and provides basic information that can be applied in all program settings. Coordinates with CYP Directors to establish training plans and a schedule for professional training. Ensures CYP training opportunities include management, support, and direct care professionals. Provides training that is appropriate for, and tailored to, the age group of the children and youth with whom the CYP professionals work. Executes the DoD Standardized Module Training Program, provides initial orientation, ongoing annual training and ensures training is available to support career progression.

Incumbent arranges for subject matter experts to conduct/support specialized training. Ensures completion and documentation of required training. Works with CYP professionals to ensure modules are completed. Identifies additional training needs. Maintains training records and supports Individual Development Plans. Prepares training status reports and recommendations to supervisors and notifies CYP Directors of employees' and providers' training status and performance. Develops programs that encourage and support the pursuit of continuing higher education by documenting requirements for completion of the Child Development Associate or the Military School-Age Credential. Provides information, assistance and guidance to CYP professionals seeking college-level classes to meet professional goals. Assists FCC Director and FCC Monitor(s) in the accreditation process for providers. Develops a working relationship with local colleges, universities and professional organizations and advises employees/providers about continuing avenues of professional development.

Participates in the CYP Inclusion Action Team meetings as required. Coordinates staff training that includes reference to food and environmental allergies or physical disabilities, and policies and procedures on special needs accommodations. Maintains supporting documentation on participants with special needs and ensures proper attention is provided.

Classroom/Program Support

Ensures implementation and execution of the Marine Corps standardized curriculum within the Child Development Program (CDP). Assists Program Assistants and Leaders by documenting observations and assessments, evaluating classroom environments, approving weekly lesson/activity plans, and providing additional training when needed. Coordinates programming that supports the participants physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development regardless of setting or length of time in care. Ensures quality and consistency of developmental programming to include the environment, equipment, materials, program structure, curriculum, risk management practices, and oversight and coordination of activity schedules and lesson plans. Role models appropriate behaviors and techniques working with children and youth. Observes in program settings during hours of operation to assess employee competency and direct training needs for groups and/or individuals. Works with other CYP professionals to evaluate classroom or activity area environments and makes recommendations to the CYP Director for the selection of developmentally appropriate toys, materials and equipment. Reviews completed assessment forms and in coordination with the CYP Director, prepares a corrective action plan to remedy identified deficiencies. Monitors progress and assesses program and environment in a timely manner. Maintains a resource file library to aid CYP professionals in preparing lesson plans and activity schedules and to assist with training objectives. Assists in and supports development and implementation of parent education and parent participation programs.


Provides support for CYP professionals in preparing for inspections and accreditation. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity policies and communicates support of those policies to CYP Professionals.

Personnel Management

Supervises employees to include: assigning and distributing work, coaching, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring employees; approving and disapproving leave, recommending and completing personnel actions, completing performance reviews and signing timecards, training employees, keeping abreast of and actively supporting the principles of the EEO program, and prevention of sexual harassment. Must be alert to alcohol and substance abuse, and take appropriate action.

Additional Responsibilities

In the absence of CYP Management, incumbent may assume the responsibilities of the CYP Director and perform duties and requirements of the position. Incumbent is a mandatory reporter as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect. Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • See Duties and Qualifications



(1) A 4-year degree in Early Childhood Education or Child/Youth Development or a related field such as Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and Consumer Science (Early Childhood emphasis) AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.


(2) A combination of education (at least 24 semester hours) and experience, or additional course work, that that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.

(3) Knowledge of early childhood or youth education principles, concepts, and techniques to develop, interpret, monitor, and evaluate the execution of curriculum and age-appropriate activities.

(4) Knowledge of adult learning techniques and strategies and experience training adult learners.

(5) Ability to support DoD certification, accreditation, and staff credentialing (Child Development Associate (CDA), Associate of Arts (AA) Degree) by ensuring that required training is administered and successfully accomplished to meet statutory and program requirements.

Must have the ability to supervise and provide guidance and leadership to employees and providers. Ability to identify and respond to emergency situations including evacuations, child illness, and physical and emotional disorders. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with DoD and Marine Corps policy for employees who provide child care services. Must pass a pre-employment physical and annual physicals thereafter, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Must complete all DoD training requirements within the specified time including orientation, initial and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Must maintain current food handlers, CPR and First Aid certifications. May be required to obtain a government driver's license. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills


Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.



How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents


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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