Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Government

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GSE02 - The duties of this position are developmental in nature and designed to provide experience to qualify for higher level positions leading to the full performance position. The incumbent works under close direction of supervisor or other higher qualified higher graded employee and performs the more routine child care tasks, following step-by-step instructions. Little or no previous training or experience required. Work is reviewed in detail, while in progress and upon completion, to ensure and assess trainees progress and to evaluate attainment of training objectives and readiness for future training. Training will be of a progressively more responsible and specialized nature associated with the child care and development operations. These duties are performed to increase knowledge of the child care duties and responsibilities and to develop skills for advancing to the higher-level positions.

GSE03 - The incumbent works under close direction of supervisor or other qualified higher graded employee who makes assignments of specific base tasks, provides detailed initial instructions and is available for guidance and advice on all aspects of the work to be accomplished. Supervisor provides additional specific instructions for new, difficult, or unusual assignments including suggested work methods or advice on resource material available. Incumbent refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations to supervisor.

GE04 - The incumbent works under the direction of the supervisor or other higher graded employee, who provides guidance on scope of assignments and assistance on more complex, n on-routine problems. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved and adherence to established standards and procedures. Routine day-to-day assignments are normally performed independently with technical assistance available from the supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies, procedures, and instructions.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent Unit
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • A valid State driver's license is required to operate motor vehicles
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Qualifications

    Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    A qualified candidate for an Entry Level (GSE02) position possesses the following:

    Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children, youth, and coworkers

    Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing

    Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

    Ability to complete all Department of Navy (DoN) training requirements within the specified time frames, including orientation, initial, Standardized Module training, and ongoing training requirements

    Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team

    In addition to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above for the Entry Level position, a qualified candidate for the Intermediate Level (GSE03) position possesses:

    Knowledge of basic child and youth development principles as they relate to children and youths physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development

    Ability to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles and practices under immediate supervision in order to provide high-quality direct care, education, and supervision for children and youth

    Ability to interpret a curriculum or activity plan and follow written instructions

    Ability to plan and organize work

    In addition to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above for the Entry and Intermediate Level positions, a qualified candidate for a Full Performance (GSE04) position possesses:

    Knowledge of child and youth development

    Skills to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles, practices, and services in order to provide high quality direct care and education for children and youth

    Skills to promote and foster effective working relationships with children, youth, and coworkers

    Skills to work cooperatively as a member of a team

    Ability to explain program processes and procedures, and to provide basic program information

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.



    Additional information

    We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectees eligibility to work in the United States.

    Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

    For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

    The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless ofrace, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agencyprovides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce. NOTE: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

    Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    USAJobs Resume

    DD Form 2981. Statement of Admission.

    Proof of education (transcripts/copy of high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

    If claiming Veterans Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service,SF-15, etc). is required.

    If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.

    If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

    If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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