Andrews AFB, Maryland
Jan 27, 2022
Feb 03, 2022
Full Time

  • Assists the Child Development Center Director in the daily operations of the Child Development Center.
  • Assists in the administration and evaluation of ongoing programs of individual and group developmental and educational activities for staff implementation and execution.
  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
  • Provides assistance in the management of funds and resources to include developing the annual NAF and APF budgets, which includes submission and prioritization of program component requirements.
  • Assists the director in the administration of the USDA nutrition/food program.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • Position is NOT Centrally Managed and PCS is NOT authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • This is a Supervisory Position. A one (1) year supervisory probationary period is required if applicant selected has not previously met this requirement
  • This position has been identified as having "regular contact with children". In accordance with (IAW) Public Law 101-647 Section 231, and Public Law 102-190, Section 1094. (cont'd)
  • (cont) A FBI fingerprint and State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) Check will be completed on any person selected for this position.
  • IAW AFI 34-248 and DoD certification requirements, a pre-employment physical examination with a renewal at least every 3 years and specified immunizations are required
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain Food Handler's, First Aid, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certifications and complete additional training requirements
  • The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license is required for the position
  • If the position requires to operate a motor vehicle, the incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use IAW AFI 90-508, Attachment 2, Category I, Type 2: Motor Vehicle Operators
  • At a minimum, meet qualification requirements stipulated by the US Office of Personnel Management for the 1701 occupational series
  • Incumbent may occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours to include weekends, holidays and evenings. Incumbent may be required to work a split shift to meet supervisory or program requirements
  • Work involves physical exertion such as standing, walking, lifting up to 40 lbs. (small children or center supplies), and some involvement in all aspects of the center and playground area arrangement and maintenance
  • This position is designated as a key position IAW AFI 36-507. Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. (cont'd)
  • (cont) Incumbents of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.
  • This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. (cont'd)
  • (cont) Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.


This position is limited to 316 FSS JB Andrews Air Force Internal.

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-1701, General Education and Training Series.

BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR 1701 POSITIONS: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, such as, but not limited to child development, early childhood education, home economics (early childhood emphasis), elementary education, special education, or other fields appropriate to the position to be filled. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

Courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, such as child development, early childhood education, home economics (early childhood emphasis), elementary education, special education, or other fields appropriate to the position to be filled, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the four-year course of study described above. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems which includes managing a large, complex child development program offering a wide range of services, in a variety of settings. Examples of specialized experience includes experience that has been in group child care or other work that demonstrates the ability to: 1) Manage the operation of a child care center. 2) Select, train, and supervise child care and preschool employees, family child care providers, or other care-giving adults. 3) Develop and implement child development programs, including family day care programs, part-day preschool programs, and before and after school programs. 4) Work with individuals and groups to solve complex problems related to the care and education of children.

Successful completion of three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. Degree or Ph.D. or equivalent Doctoral Degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position, such as, but not limited to; Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education with Child Development emphasis or Early Childhood Education emphasis, or Psychology with Child Development emphasis or Early Childhood Education emphasis.NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Professional knowledge of child development theory, methodology, and practices relating to physical, intellectual, social and special education needs and center management.
2. Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations governing child care to include regulatory requirements, policies and practices.
3. Knowledge of financial, budget, resource management practices and principles, and analytical and evaluative methods and techniques.
4. Knowledge of the USDA food program requirements.
5. Skill in educating, counseling and advising child care providers and parents; assessing training and children's developmental needs.
6. Skill in conducting regular and periodic audits, studies, and inspections, evaluating the results, determining the feasibility of necessary improvements and coordinating corrective action.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11338112.

Department of the Air Force has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. 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. Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as "fully vaccinated" prior to issuance of a firm job offer. Air Force will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. More information on COVID requirements may be found here . Additionally, please do not disclose your vaccination status on your resume.

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