Job opening: CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER DIRECTOR
Salary: $82 830 - 107 680 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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The primary purpose of this position is to exercise supervisory and managerial authorities over a Child Development Center program by planning, organizing, coordinating, and overseeing the day-to-day operations. (Cont. in Duties)
The early childhood education program is designed to promote children's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Provides oversight of a variety of developmental services through center based programs of full day care, hourly care and special needs care.
Plans, organizes, and oversees the activities of a Child Development Center, ensuring the programs comply with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs
Develops, administers and evaluates an ongoing program of individual and group developmental and educational activities for staff implementation and execution.
Responsible for the financial operation of the Child Development Program, the facilities, grounds, equipment, health and safety.
Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
- 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
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume
- 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.
- 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.)
- (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 may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. Incumbent must possess and be able to maintain an appropriate, valid driver's license. An annual driving record check is required
- If the position is required 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
- 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
- This is a Centrally Managed position in the force support career field AND PCS expenses will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
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 OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
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 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 with your application.
Combination of education and experience: A combination of education and experience which includes 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, 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 with your application.
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-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes managing the operation of a child care center offering a wide range of services, in a variety of settings; select, train, and supervise child care and preschool employees, family child care providers, or other care-giving adults; developing and implementing child development programs, including family day care programs, part-day preschool programs, and before and after school programs; and work with individuals and groups to solve complex problems related to the care and education of children.
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-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 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. Skill in educating, counseling, and advising child care providers and parents; assessing training and children's developmental needs.
5. Skill in effectively organizing and utilizing community resources within the program framework to augment the program to meet installation objectives.
6. Ability to analyze, plan and adjust work operations of one or more organizational segments to meet program requirements and objectives within available resources.
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
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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 Shaw AFB
504 Shaw Drive
Shaw AFB, SC 29152
- Name: Total Force Service Center
- Phone: 1-800-525-0102
- Email: [email protected]