Supervisory Recreation Specialist, GS-301-12

Glen Burnie, Maryland
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Full Time

You will perform as a supervisor and leader of the Morale, Well-Being and Recreation (MWR) Division which falls within the Military Support Division (MSD) at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard.

Being a civilian working for the Coast Guard makes you a valuable team member. Typical duties include:

* Providing a wide range of facilities for use by personnel and their dependents assigned to the activity on a permanent basis, transient or temporary duty personnel, military retirees and other eligible patrons residing in the community.

* Supporting a major military program designed to enhance the morale and readiness of the military members and their dependents and foster the increased retention of personnel in which the Coast Guard has invested resources through training and development.

* Providing oversight and direction as cognizant authority to the MWR program to all units in the geographic area supported by CG Yard. This position manages several diverse types of MWR activities. Included are such facilities as the gymnasium (called the Columbus Recreation Center), a service club (called the Dry Dock Club with dining, bar and meeting/banquet rental capabilities), entertainment ticket program, fitness/cardio rooms, guest housing locations (called the Steinbock Grove Housing and Berry Hall Housing), rental equipment/etc. program, picnic areas, rental storage sites, equipment, softball fields, outdoor fitness areas, swimming pool, marina, and other programs and activities as authorized by higher directive.

* Determining training needs, completing performance evaluations as required for entire staff, providing constructive feedback and takes disciplinary action as appropriate. Recognizing performance achievements through appropriate monetary or other recognition awards.

* Developing, coordinating, and managing an extensive volunteer MWR activity program. Identifying tasks and/or functions that are appropriate for volunteers, publicize need and select volunteers.

* Developing, monitoring and executing the MWR budget for both appropriated and non-appropriated funds for the major program areas ... including justification of requested funds.

* Advising activity managers of policy issues, solicit their views, and to prepare appropriate recommendations for implementation or change.

* Continuously remains aware of, possesses/displays and improves upon necessary optimal Core Competencies of the (lead MWR) position of: Communication, Customer Service, Representing the Agency, Teamwork and Cooperation, Technical Proficiency, Assigning-Monitoring-Evaluating and Work, Leadership/Management and Supervision.


Conditions of Employment

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

As required by Executive Order 14043 and guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021 and will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination.


Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 410-636-3593. Approving reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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