Assistant Child Development Director

Department of Defense Patrick AFB, FL
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The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the supervision of day-to-day operations of the Child Development Center. In this capacity, the position develops, implements, and administers child development programs; provides an overall safe and healthy environment to stimulate and sustain the interest of children.

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* Assist with operation of the Child Development Center. Develop/implement/oversee/assess all elements of a developmental program with activities, experiences, supportive interactions, positive social development for children 6 weeks to five years.

* Provides input in preparation and justification of budget requirements. Assists with the management of the center work force.

* Assists the director in the management of the nutrition program. Assists the director with the administration of the health and safety programs.

* Supports the director with identification of training needs. Helps represent the CDC with a variety of installation and functional area organizations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1701 General Education And Training

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* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Males must be registered for Selective Service, see

* PCS expenses will not be paid

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

* Disclosure of Political Appointments

* This is a child care/youth services position subject to background check (State Criminal History Repository) IAW PL 101-647.

* The employee must complete and maintain current certification in the Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses.

* Must pass a physical examination and get or have required immunizations.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain a Food Handler?s Certification.

* This position may require an uncommon tour of duty to include weekends and on-call duties. The incumbent may be required to respond to base/unit recalls and to participate in readiness exercises.

* IAW DoDI 3020-42 this position has been locally or command designated as Mission Essential (ME); needed to ensure the continued operation of mission essential functions of the activity.

* Mission Essential personnel may be required to report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.

* A one (1) year supervisory probationary period is required if applicant selected has not previously met this requirement.

* This is an obligated position which an employee has return rights. Upon the employee?s return, incumbent could be subject to reassignment.


Basic Requirement for GS-1701 Child Development Director and Assistant Director Positions: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) which education must have been in child development, early childhood education, home economics (early childhood emphasis), elementary education, special education, or other fields appropriate to the position to be filled.


Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.


Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience for GS-1701-09 in group child care managing an entire cycle of operation of an early childhood program, including budgeting; facility management; supply management; program development; implementation; selection, training, and supervision of personnel; and curriculum oversight or work that demonstrated the ability to: Manage operation of a child care center; select, train, and supervise employees, family child care providers, or other care-giving adults; develop and implement child development programs, including family day care programs, part-day preschool programs, and before/after school programs; Work to solve complex problems related to the care and education of children. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-07 grade/level or equivalent in the federal service. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.


Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.


Combination of Education and Experience: 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 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-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 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:

1. Knowledge of child development theory, methodology, and practices relating to physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and nutritional development.

2. Knowledge of child care regulatory requirements, policies, and practices to include budgeting, facility management, supplies, and safety/health requirements.

3. Skill in educating, counseling, and advising child development program assistants and child development program technicians, and parents through assessment of training needs.

4. Skill in compiling and composing both quantitative and narrative reports for a variety of agencies based on analyzing data and circumstances.

5. Ability to communicate effectively and orally in writing.

6. Ability to supervise and implement sound personnel policies, practices, and procedures.

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.