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Salary: $55 378 - 71 993 per year
Published at: May 16 2024
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 under the supervision of the Outdoor Recreation Program Manager assists in planning, developing, managing, and maintaining a broad range of outdoor recreational activities, classes, and/or events.


Leads a team of three or more employees. Assists in the planning, implementation, development, coordination, and administration of a military outdoor recreation program which is diversified and serves a participant community of active duty, retired military, reserve forces, authorized civilian employees, and their dependents. Assists in the marketing and publicizing outdoor recreation programs. Assists the supervisor with the execution of and administration of operating budget. Represents the Outdoor Recreation Program with a variety of instillation and functional area organizations.


  • 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 posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position
  • Eligible for a Cost-of-Living-Allowance (COLA) which is subject to change without notice
  • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
  • This is a Testing Designated Position. The employee is subject to random drug testing (IAW AF144-107)
  • May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty. Such as working weekends, holidays and in all weather type conditions and elements in the outdoors.
  • Several safety and first aid-related certifications are required
  • A pre-employment physical is a condition of employment. The incumbent of this position is required to pass the required physical.


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, Administrative and Management Positions. GS-0189 Recreation Specialist Series. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-5, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes the ability to apply the principles of one or more specialty areas of recreation. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Planning, organizing, coordinating, or evaluating community, industrial, outdoor, institutional, or other recreational programs; planning, establishing, or evaluating a recreational curriculum; instructing in the principles and techniques of recreational program planning and management; or serving in a leadership role in the programs and activities of local, regional, and/or national recreational organizations. OR EDUCATION: Successful completion of 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. Major study -- general recreation, or one of the appropriate fields of recreation such as outdoor recreation; recreation and parks leadership; wild land recreation management; natural resources recreation; youth recreation; public, urban, or community recreation; special populations recreation (e.g., senior citizens, institutional, etc.); or physical education. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. 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-5 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-7 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 the basic principles, procedures, and practices of operating an outdoor recreation program. Knowledge of common budgetary practices, procedures, regulations, and guidelines. Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures as relating to various outdoor recreation activities. Skill in preparing forms, schedules and reports related to the obligation and expenditure of funds. Skill in planning, organizing, coordinating, and/or evaluating outdoor recreation programs. Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze program information; draw conclusions and recommend solutions to problems. Ability to maintain good working relations, communicate orally and in writing. Ability to provide leadership and integrate the actions of a team. 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 JB Elmendorf-Richardson 8517 20th Street Suite 203 JB Elmendorf-Richardson, AK 99506 US
  • Name: Total Force Service Center
  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Email: [email protected]


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