Quantico, Virginia
Oct 14, 2021
Oct 15, 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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SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The primary function of this position is to provide appropriate specialized developmental care and instruction for children and youth in a DoD Children and Youth Program (CYP). Serves as CYP Technician in one or more CYPs. Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor, who provides guidance on scope of assignments and assistance on the more complex, non­ routine problems encountered. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved and adherence to established standards and procedures. Routine day-to-day assignments are normally performed independently with technical assistance available from supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to polic ies, procedures, and instructions.

Serves as a mentor for assigned CY team. Works with senior staff to provide instruction and training to lower-level employees. Assists lower-level employees in completing the Foundation Training Program. Assists the Training & Curriculum (T&C) Specialist in helping lower-level program assistants translate professional development training into practice. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children and youth. Provides suggestions and makes recommendations to credential practicum candidates. Records observations and charts progress of team members ' on-the-job skills and reports findings to trainer. Frequently consults the T&C Specialist on strategies to further assist team members' professional development efforts. Provides input to the supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, performance evaluations, incentive awards, etc. Provides input to CY training plans based on observed training needs.

Works within prescribed staff-to-participant ratios with children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Maintains control and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of participants. Oversees arrival and departure and supervises participants during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities fo. r program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth. Prepares and implements program options for participants with special needs. Encourages participant's interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Provides recommendations to the T&C Specialist and Program Lead of changes and adjustments to activities and plans where necessary to meet unusual situations.

Continually reviews activities and plans for appropriateness. Works with the T&C Specialist, supervisors, and Program Lead to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of participants. Works with CYP team members to prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Assists participants with special projects, homework, and life skills.

Interacts with participants using appropriate approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members , parents, and local installation command personnel.

Participates in conferences with parents, program staff, school representatives , and local installation command personnel. Briefs other employees and parents. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures participants (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions. Plans and conducts activities for parents encouraging parents to become involved.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • See Duties and Qualifications



Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Arranges for and serves appropriate snacks or meals where

applicable. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures suppl ies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data.

Uses designated evaluation materials to ensure assigned area is in compliance with Marine Corps and local installation command baseline standards and metrics. Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with Marine Corps and local installation command policies, guidance, and standards.

Completes training requirements using approved OSD and Service materials, to include designated training modules. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs.

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 abuse, and take appropriate action.

Develops and ensures implementation of an activity safety program in accordance with the Base Safety Program. Conducts safety meetings at least quarterly. Advises employees of available safety regulations, instructions, materials and equipment. Promptly reports workplace accidents to the Human Resources Office. Ensures safety training is provided to employees. Complies with OSHA standards and takes action to correct unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. Ensures employees understand safety infractions that can result in disciplinary actions, and follows through with appropriate action. Ensures minimal loss of duty by complying with "Return To Work" program initiatives, and following up on employee well-being.

Performs other related duties as assigned. May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Be 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have the ability to speak, read and write English, follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Be able to lift and carry children and objects up to 45lbs independently and over 45lbs with assistance. Activities may require incumbent to drive an automobile (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children). May be required to obtain a government driver' s license. Prior experience working with children, youth or teens required.

Skill to interpret and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and practices for children and teens. Must have one of the following: completion of DoD Standardized Module training AND twenty four months experience at the CY-II (GSE-04) level OR a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential AND completion of 1 year at the CY Program Assistant/base level 4 where incumbent displayed knowledge of and competency in development ally appropriate programming for children and youth OR a minimum of a 2-year degree in Youth Development, Child Development or related field, which can include recreation, youth recreation, physical education, elementary education, secondary education, early childhood education, psychology,

social work, home economics with emphasis in human development, or other degrees as appropriate. Successfully complete all required training for Program Assistant (Entry, Intermediate and Target Level).

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 inclosing orientation, initial, DoD Standardized Module Training, and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Must maintain current food handlers, CPR and First Aid certifications. Position is subject to both pre­ employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position.


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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