Community programs Specialist

Department of the Air Force Nellis AFB, NV
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The primary purpose of this position is to ?serve the installation as the Community Program and Unit Cohesion Lead Coordinator to plan, manage, supervise and direct a wide range of community programs, services and activities to improve unit cohesion, resiliency, lethality, and readiness for Total Force Airmen.

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* Plans, develops, markets, and executes diversified, innovative, needs-based social, cultural, installation-wide special events, community programs and unit cohesion activities.

* Develops plans and coordinates with other agencies to execute programs, community activities, special events, and networked plans to maximize resources.

* Writes professional proposals for use in attracting and establishing mutually beneficial cooperative agreements with on- and off-installation partners.

* Plans, establishes, conducts and maintains an initial training program for Community Program and Unit Cohesion tasks.

* Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Males must be registered for Selective Service, see

* A security clearance may be required

* Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

* This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

* Disclosure of Political Appointments

* May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty assignments

* Experience with recreational programs highly desireable

* Position includes supervisory responsibilities

* May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; weekend duty and uncommon tours of duty.

* Emergency overtime may be required.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 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. Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience include: knowledge of business operations policies, procedures, methods, and publicity techniques within one or more of the following areas: military recreation; morale, welfare, and recreation business operations; and/or community wide event planning to evaluate strengths or weaknesses and develop/revise programs to meet goals and promote patronage; knowledge of a wide range of methods and techniques for planning and administering recreational programs and skill in applying this knowledge to the development of new methods, approaches or procedures; knowledge of community readiness programs.


EDUCATION: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or, 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or, LL.M., if related. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.


COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

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.

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 business operations policies, procedures, methods, and publicity techniques within one or more of the following areas: military recreation; morale, welfare, and recreation business operations; and/or community wide event planning to evaluate strengths or weaknesses and develop/revise programs to meet goals and promote patronage.

* Knowledge of and ability to apply the various methods, techniques and procedures for publicizing programs and activities through all available media and social media (TV, radio, newspapers flyers/brochures, Facebook).

* Skills in developing, implementing and managing a wide range of recreational programs, services and community activities.

* Skill in preparing and presenting initial training, briefings and presentations; ability to develop course material for briefings and training materials for a variety of audiences and possess skill in dealing with customers and the public.

* Ability to plan, conducts and analyzes simple survey techniques and understands, interprets, evaluates and presents data.

* Ability to manage a small staff and carry out all phases of personnel management responsibilities.

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: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.