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Are you looking for a CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OPERATIONS ASSISTANT (OA)? We suggest you consider a direct vacancy at Air Force Special Operations Command in Hurlburt Field. The page displays the terms, salary level, and employer contacts Air Force Special Operations Command person


Salary: $37 696 - 49 009 per year
Published at: Jul 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to provide quality child care to children in the Child Development Center (CDC) and assist in planning and conducting an effective program that meets the developmental, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of each child.


Responsible for ensuring efficient use of center space;Performs clerical and administrative work in support of the program. Prepares and manages time sheets for NAF and APF employees; Assists in ensuring that NAF resources are properly handled and not stored. Serves as USDA CACFP Food Service Monitor for the Child Development and Youth Center Programs; Assists the Assistant Director to ensure the facility is operated in a way to protect the safety and health of the children and staff. Responsible for ensuring staff, volunteers and custodians have required criminal history background checks following most recent CDC Inspection Checklist criteria and complete the required examinations required for employment. Assists in ensuring that AF resources are properly handled and stored; Works closely with the CDC Director to ensure facility is maintained in a manner to protect the safety and health of the children.


  • Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • The incumbent must have the ability to type a minimum of 40 WPM.
  • Travel and Relocation Expenses will not be Paid
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must provide evidence of required immunizations and maintain current immunizations.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a physical examination upon hire and every three years thereafter.
  • Must complete all required training requirements including but not limited to CPR, first aid, and food handler's certification.
  • Training or openings for special programs may be conducted on weekends and evening hours which may require the incumbent to work uncommon tour of duty.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments. Work may occasionally require travel away from normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
  • May serves as alternate desk clerk in absence of regular desk clerk.
  • May serve as Supervisor On-Duty in absence of CDC Director or Assistant Director.
  • May serve as POC for GPAB and Surge Care programs in absence of Assistant Director.
  • Conducts informal and formal tours of the facility to prospective patrons and guests.
  • May conduct Quarterly Cash Counts. This is a Mission-Essential position performing a Mission-Critical-Function which must continue uninterrupted after the occurrence of an emergency and continued through full resumption of all functions.
  • Informs patrons, via e-mail distribution, of upcoming parent involvement events, trainings, Parent Advisory Board meetings, and other necessary information.
  • Assists in the Child Development Program during periods of staff shortage, staff breaks and other special care programs as needed. This position is identified as having regular contact with children.
  • IAW Public Law 101-647 Section 231, and Public Law 102-190, Section 1094. An FBI fingerprint check and a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check to be completed on any person selected for the position.


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, Clerical and Administrative Support Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-4, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes working in a child development center or program which provided knowledge of child care programs and procedures related to Child Development Center operations; experience receiving payments, using credit card machine and cash register, recording payments and completing customer receipts; and experience performing clerical duties such as creating various routine correspondence/reports, maintaining files/records, and reviewing and processing mail. OR EDUCATION: I have successfully completed four years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: I have a combination of education and experience as described in the job opportunity announcement and education. NOTE: only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official 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-04 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-05 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. Knowledge of Air Force and Child Development Center regulations, procedures, processes, basic rules of grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. 2. Ability to gather, maintain, compile pertinent data accurately and work effectively with both adults and children. 3. Ability to consistently communicate effectively orally, using courtesy and tact. 4. Skills in planning and organizing work, meeting deadlines and typing; a qualified typist is required. 5. Knowledge of automated and/or physical filing systems and procedures and the subject matter content of the materials being processed. 6. Ability to locate, assemble, and compose information for routine reports, inquiries, and non-technical correspondence. 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.


ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
  • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
  • Branch of Armed Forces
  • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
  • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
  • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
  • Expected character of service (honorable or general) and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
  • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
  • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt


  • Address Hurlburt Field 212 Lukasik Avenue Ste 217 Hurlburt Field, FL 32544 US
  • Name: Total Force Service Center
  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Email: [email protected]


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