Supervisory Program Specialist (CYS Services)
Department of the Army - Fort Benning, GA

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This position is with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation; Child and Youth School Services; located at Sante Fe Child Development Center.
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DUTIES: Serves as a Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services Supervisory Program Specialist with responsibility for supervising a minimum of 8 ratios of children 0 - 5 (ex, 80 preschoolers) in a Child Development Center (Ages 0-5) or 6 ratios of children/youth (ex., 90 Youth) in a School-Age Program or Youth Center IAW all applicable regulations and standards.

Works in-ratio 50% of the time providing breaks for assigned staff, modeling appropriate behavior, and providing program oversight and accountability during all hours of program operation.

Assists Director with requests for recruitments utilizing Army CYS Standard Position Descriptions. Supervises and evaluates employees based on established performance standards as required. Ensures timely submission of personnel actions. Provides training for employees as required.

Acts as Director in Director's absence up to 20% of the time. May work in additional CYS facilities for the purposes of providing management oversight for evening or weekend openings such as a Child Development Center Supervisory Program Specialist acting as the director of the Youth Center on a Saturday.

Prepares work schedules to meet ratio and group size requirements. Monitors and analyzes adult/participant ratio sheets to ensure proper staffing. Ensures children/youth are appropriately supervised at all times.

Tracks child enrollments/youth attendance to ensure maximum occupancy rate using prescribed staff/child head count sheets. Utilizes compensatory enrollment in all appropriate CYS programs based on CYMS enrollment data. Notifies supervisor of terminations from the program.

Works with trainer and supervisor to plan, coordinate and implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth.

Participates in conferences with parents, program staff, and school representatives.

Serves as a member of the CYS Services Garrison Rapid Improvement Team as needed to ensure assigned area is in compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements leading to DoD Certification and national accreditation.

Assists supervisor in developing program budget. Manages assigned program areas to budget. Recommends the procurement of supplies and equipment. Prepares work orders as necessary. Provides input for information papers and briefings upon request.

Monitors food service program for assigned area ensuring compliance with all applicable Army and USDA food program policies and procedures to include proper meal components and portion sizes. Maintains food program records as required.

May be required to perform health related practices as reasonable accommodation for children with disabilities.

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 1. Successful completion of a 4-year college or university degree with a major course of study which directly relates to the appropriate CYS field consistent with:

- For positions in Child Development (CDC/SAS) Facilities: The 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 such as related behavioral science.

2. In addition to the basic requirements stated above the following is required:

- Experience working as a Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant, Lead Child and Youth Program Technician, Child and Youth Site Leader or as a successful graduate of an Army CYS Services/Land Grant University Intern Program or similar program.

- Ability to select, train, and supervise direct in-ratio staff.

- Ability to develop and implement child and youth facility-based programs.

- The ability to plan and organize work, analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.

- Must possess comprehensive oral and communications skills and analytical writing skills, and the ability to present ideas and proposals to a variety of audiences.

- OR -

1. A combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in a subject matter field (24 semester hours) appropriate to the position (see above), plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the four-year course of study described above.

2. In addition to the basic requirements stated above the following is required:

- 12 months of directly related work experience as a Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant, Lead Child and Youth Program Technician, Child and Youth Site Leader or as a successful graduate of an Army CYS Services/Land Grant University Intern Program or similar program.

- Ability to develop and implement CYS facility-based programs.

- The ability to plan and organize work, analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.

- Must possess comprehensive oral and communications skills and analytical writing skills, and the ability to present ideas and proposals to a variety of audiences.

1. Successful completion of a 4-year college or university degree with a major course of study which directly relates to the appropriate CYS field consistent with:

- For positions in Child Development (CDC/SAS) Facilities: The 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 such as related behavioral science.

- OR -

1. A combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in a subject matter field (24 semester hours) appropriate to the position (see above), plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the four-year course of study described above.

Conditions of employment: 1. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection. 2. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

3. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant. 4. All required background checks of AR 215-3, must be successfully completed and maintained including Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI); to include a health assessment is required. 5. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment. 6. Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

BENEFITS: Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include the following NAF Benefits: Annual and Sick leave, Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan, Health and Life Insurance, Long Term Care Plan Insurance and Flexible Spending Account. For additional benefits information please refer to http://www.armymwr.org/hr/nafbenefits/default.aspx .

OTHER INFORMATION: To successfully claim veteran's priority consideration, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, KSA's, where required, etc.) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor. To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

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