POSITION CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS USED IN CLASSIFYING/GRADING POSITION
Citation 1: OPM PCS EDUC & TRNG SERIES, GS-1702, OCT 91 Citation 2: NAF PERSONNEL POLICY, AR 215-3, CHAPTER 3, 29 AUGUST 2019
Classification/Job Grading Certification: I certify that this position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.
Classified By: NAF GENERIC
Classified Date: 03/20/2017
Program Code: VARIES
Bus Code: VARIES
PD Status: VERIFIED
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Drug Test Required:
Position Sensitivity: VARIES
Security Access: VARIES
Emergency Essential: VARIES
Career Ladder PD: NO
Target Grade/FPL: 02
Career Pos 1:
Career Pos 2:
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DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as a team leader for program staff with responsibility for the operation and program in accordance with applicable regulations in one or more CY programs. Maintains control of and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Oversees arrival and departure of children and youth. Supervises children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Works within prescribed staff-to-child ratio with children and youth.
Encourages participant interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Monitors staff-to-child or -youth ratios to ensure adequate staffing. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Works with trainers and supervisors to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and youth. Works with team members to prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Assists children and youth with special projects, homework, and life skills.
Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and local installation command personnel. Participates in conferences with parents, program staff, school representatives, and local installation command personnel. Briefs other employees and parents. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions. Provides opportunities for parental involvement.
Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques; makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies. Explains program guidance, procedures, policies, and directives to team members. Resolves problems and conflicts or obtains information and guidance from the supervisor. Demonstrates proper work methods and provides work-related guidance to subordinates. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children and youth. Provides on-the-job training and instruction to team members. Ensures team members follow safety, fire, fitness, health, and nutrition procedures and informs supervisor of compliance concerns. Relays instructions from the supervisor, makes activity assignment, and gets the work started in accordance with daily activity plans. Provides input to the supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, performance evaluations, incentive awards, etc.
Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Arranges for and serves appropriate snacks or meals where applicable. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data. Uses designated evaluation materials to ensure assigned area is in compliance with, DoD, and local installation command baseline standards and metrics. Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Provides care and supervision to children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, Army, and local installation command policies, guidance, and standards.
Completes training requirements using approved OSD and Service materials to include designated training modules. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs. Acts as manager in non-routine or emergency situations for purposes of opening or closing facility when 15 or fewer children or youth are present.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Candidate must: -Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. -Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
1. Two years of specialized experience working in a group program with children or youth plus 2. An associate's degree or at least 60 semester hours with a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content directly related to the age group to which assigned, for example: Child Development Centers: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education. School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development, Youth Development, Special Education. Youth Services: Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, Physical Education, or directly-related behavioral or cultural science (developmental psychology, child psychology/sociology, sociology of the family, gender identity, parenting. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying).
OR one of the following:
1. Possess and maintain one of the following directly related to the age group of the position to which assigned: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Military School Age Credential, Army Youth Practicum or other nationally recognized Youth Development Credential.
2. A bachelor’s Degree or at least 120 semester hours with a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content as indicated above.
Recommended Highly-Qualifying Criteria: In addition to the above, highly-qualified candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Experience assisting with childcare or youth program national accreditation processes. 2. Experience participating in multi-disciplinary or higher level child/youth program inspections.
3. Experience working with varying age groups (early childhood, school age, youth).
4. Experience leading or mentoring lower level childcare/youth program staff.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be 18 years of age at time of employment. Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks in accordance with AR 215-3, para.2, and a Child Care Tier 1 background investigation is required. Must have current health assessment which documents good mental and physical health, freedom from communicable disease, and immunizations IAW current Army and DoD policy including annual influenza vaccinations.
For positions in Child Development Centers, possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs., walk, bend, stoop, and stand on a routine basis.
Incumbent is legally required to report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect.
Individual who have been trained will be required to administer routine and rescue medications prescribed by a physician to children/youth, perform CPR and first aid, and provide a reasonable accommodation to children/youth with a special need.
Travel to on and off post locations may be required. Schedule may include irregular hours, evenings, and/or weekends. Duties involve working both indoors and outdoors.
Successful completion of Lead Foundation Level training and annual training requirements is required.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination:
Availability Pay Exemption - e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).
Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)
Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND
Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND
Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.
Note: Shared supervision or “matrix management” responsibility for a project team does not meet the above criteria. Limited "assistant manager" functions or "acting in the absence" of the manager does not meet the above criteria.
Professional work (primary duty)
Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or
Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or
Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).
Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.