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Are you looking for a RECREATION SPECIALIST (YOUTH ACTIVITIES)? We suggest you consider a direct vacancy at Air Combat Command in Offutt AFB. The page displays the terms, salary level, and employer contacts Air Combat Command person


Salary: $47 104 - 61 235 per year
Published at: Sep 19 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 support the philosophy of sustaining and enhancing the quality of life for youth and families as they function to achieve health and well-being in the social, psychological, economic, and environmental realms of their lives by providing comprehensive year round programs.


Plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates innovative outreach and educational activities and programs that present information on current issues and develop healthy human relations skills for program audience. Plans and conducts intervention and positive activities for at-risk youth. Personal must be responsible for activities, publicity, and follow-up evaluations on all events. Plans, coordinates, and implements a program of education for youth program staff, parents, volunteers, and community members on identifying and providing information about current topics and issues relevant to the youth. Conducts on-going formal and informal youth and family needs assessment to determine future programming and educational needs. Plans and conducts activities with and for parents of at-risk youth in conjunction with other base agencies. Cultivates a cooperative relationship between the civilian and military community. Arranges for necessary supplies, transportation, space and services for the youth program and youth at-risk program. Develops, recommends and submits periodic program plans and proposed annual budget (with supporting data) to the Youth Center Director for Inclusion in the overall youth programs budget.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • A security clearance may be required
  • If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program. CON'T
  • Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. 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 a childcare position and subject to background checks JAW with Public Law 101-647.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Must have or complete requirements for a Food handler's Card, Medical Certificate and certified First Aid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • Full/part-time employees occupying direct childcare positions are eligible for discounts IAW DAF AFSVC/CC Memo, 30 Sep 22; first child 100% / each additional child 25%. Other assigned CYP and FCC personnel are eligible for 25% discount.
  • Must have and maintain a valid drivers license.
  • Is subject to work an uncommon tour of duty, to include evening, weekends and holidays
  • Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume


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, Administration and Management positions - Recreation Specialist Series 0188 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-05, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge of youth/teen development theory, methodology, policy, practices and procedures relating to physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. Skill in preparing budgets, program evaluation, and evaluations, and facility administration; managing financial and physical resources of teen programs, and in effectively organizing and utilizing available resources within the program framework. Ability to implement policies, practices; and procedures in youth/teen programs and safety management. Knowledge of the procedures and ability to recruit, screen and train volunteers to support the teen activities. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships and be an effective leader for other staff and volunteers. OR EDUCATION: Successfully completed one full academic year of graduate-level education in a field of study that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position such as General Recreation, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation and Parks Leadership, Wild Land Recreation Management, Natural Resources Recreation, Youth Recreation, Public Urban or Community Recreation, Special Populations Recreation or Physical Education. OR I have successfully completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree in a related field and am claiming Superior Academic Achievement. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 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-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 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: Knowledge of a wide range of educational and recreational principles, concepts and techniques as related to adolescents. Knowledge of developmental and behavioral needs of youth 5-18 years of age. Knowledge of the range of activities and services to meet participants interests and needs. Ability to provide mature advice and guidance to youth. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 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.


  • Address Offutt AFB 105 Washington Square Ste 233 Offutt AFB, NE 68113 US
  • Name: Total Force Service Center
  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Email: [email protected]