Child Development Center Director w/CYP Oversight

US Department of the Navy - Indian Head, MD4.3

The purpose of the CDC Director with Oversight position is twofold: (1) to administer a developmentally appropriate child development program for children of eligible patrons; and (2) oversee all installation Child and Youth Programs (CYPs). Administration includes the direction and operation of a medium CDC (101-199 children). Provides programs for ages 6 weeks to 12 years, emergency care, special needs care, developmental assessments, extensive staff training and parent education programs.

Program Management

Applies professional knowledge of child development principles to supervise the CDC’s developmental programming. Ensures implementation of a developmentally appropriate program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children in the age categories served. Provides program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and local policies and standards. Recommends modification of higher-level program goals and interprets and applies child development philosophy/principles and DoN policies based on patron needs and program evaluation and assessment. Ensures the development, implementation and analysis of surveys and needs assessments of staff and patrons to ensure appropriate programming and hours of operation. Collects and maintains up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements and for the purpose of maximizing spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of the command personnel. This may include hours of operation and programming needs of the military community. Maintains liaison with local institutions and community organizations to stay abreast of trends and changes in the community. Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel. Participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers and/or employees.

Budgeting and Financial Management

Develops integrated budget input, conducts written analysis of budget variances as necessary, and prepares justification for funding of program resource requirements and repairs or maintenance of facilities and equipment. Oversees the collection, accurate accounting and reporting of funds received from patrons. Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and non-appropriated funds. Adheres to authorized methods of acquisition.

Personnel Management

Responsible for the supervision of employees and volunteers. Supervisory responsibilities may include supervision of the installation CYP Directors, CYP Training Specialists, Teen Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, Teen/Sports Coordinator, Assistant Director, Program Leaders, Program Assistants, Operation Clerk(s),Cook(s), Food Service Workers, and Custodian(s). If the CDC has one or more annex facility, the CDC Director will also supervise the CDC Program Supervisor. Works collaboratively with the Training and Curriculum (T&C) Specialist to identify training needs of employees, provide or make provisions for training to accomplish those needs, and assess application of training. Ensures that the T&C Specialist provides training in early childhood methods and child development to ensure the effective implementation of established curriculum and developmental programming. Ensures training is competency-based and tied to career progression. Encourages and facilitates the pursuit of continuing higher education, including the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or college-level classes.

Program Operations

Gives input into the development of CYP standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required for the efficient operation and management of facility and programs. Ensures implementation of these SOPs. Ensures distribution of the CYP employee and parent handbooks. Ensures that program spaces are fully utilized. Works collaboratively with the person responsible for maintaining the Central Waiting List (CWL) to ensure vacancies within the SAC program are filled.


Ensures compliance with, and is assessed by adherence to the standards and criteria developed by the DoN, DoD, the Military Child Care Act (MCCA), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Takes action to obtain and retain DoD certification and NAEYC accreditation. Takes action to implement recommendations or correct deficiencies resulting from inspections or accreditation visits. Prepares responses to inspection reports. Ensures compliance with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Ensures food service operations provide nutritionally balanced meals and snacks in accordance with USDA guidelines.


Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1701 General Education And Training


Conditions of Employment
Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of emplooyment for working with children.
Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordanc with the recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP); includes the influenza vaccine.
This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. A positive drug test or failure to submit for drug testing can become a basis for removal from position.
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 will result in withdrawal of offer.
Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunizations and be free from communicable diseasee.
Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with FL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI).
Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation Institutions utilized as part of DOD's C&Y Programs.
Will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer Program.

Must submit copy of College Degree and/or course completion certifications with your application packet to be considered for this position.

CYP Program Oversight

Compiles program statistical data for reports and data calls and keeps command abreast of trends, policy changes, program deficiencies and needs for the installation CYP. Executes a child placement system, including a central enrollment registry when installations are located in the same geographical vicinity and a single Central Waiting List (CWL) for ages birth to 12 for the entire CYP program or geographical vicinity and ensures program spaces are fully utilized. Coordinates with all installation CYP Directors to ensure an installation Parent Participation Plan, including a Parent Involvement Board (PIB) that includes parents and representatives from CDC, CDR, SAC, and YP as applicable to each installation is implemented. Coordinates a joint CYP Inclusion Action Team at the installation. Responsible for coordinating the issuance of an installation-wide fee letter. Coordinates with all installation CYP Directors the use of employees across the CYP, including the development and use of a singular staffing schedule when applicable to ensure efficient use of employees across the CY program. Coordinates with all installation CYP Directors the development of single installation SOPs, CYP Professional Handbook and a parent handbook for the CYP for efficient operation and management of facility and programs. Ensures fluid communication among CYPs on the installation.

Serves as the liaison with the Regional Program Manager on all CYP issues.

Coordinates and maintains documentation for Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and Multi-Disciplinary Team Inspections and is responsible for timely corrective actions plans.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Program directors must meet the qualification requirements outlined in the OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions and the Individual Occupational Requirements for the General Education and Training Series, (1701).

In accordance with DoDI 6060.2, an incumbent must have minimum education requirements as listed in the Education Section of this announcement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for the Position

Professional knowledge of the principles of child development and in designing and managing an exceptionally complex program that includes, but is not limited to safety, security, disease prevention, employee training, developmentally appropriate activities, parent involvement, and facility management. Knowledge of DOD, DON, local and state child regulations, instructions and procedures pertaining to military child care. Knowledge of Federal and state laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect. Knowledge of facility design, functional use, and maintenance concepts. Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, and purchasing as it pertains to a child development program. Skill in program planning, organizing and coordinating to devise and carry out a variety of program components. Skill in interpersonal communication and leadership skills to facilitate and organize a collaborative and cohesive installation CYP team. Ability to supervise others, exercise sound business skills and ability to provide positive personnel management. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.


Must have one of the following:
A 4-year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, Home Economics (early childhood emphasis), or related field of study that included a major study in education AND 3 years of full-time experience working with children or youth. OR

A Masters degree in the related field of study AND a minimum of 1 year professional experience working with children or youth. OR

A combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in a field (24 hours) appropriate to the position (see above), plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provides knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course study described above, AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.

Must submit copy of College Degree and/or course completion certifications with your application packet to be considered for this position.

Additional information
Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

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, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” is preferable.
A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
APPLICATION FORMS - A complete packet of the following forms must be submitted for each position applying for:

Resume that includes 3 professional references
If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a clear, legible copy of your DD 214.
Military Spousal Preference form AND copy of current orders (if applicable)
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.


Regular Full-time (35 - 40 hours per week), all benefits offered (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & child(ren) life insurance, long term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan).

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