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Summary Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. Responsibilities Introduction The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Training and Curriculum (T&C) Specialist position is threefold: (1) to provide and deliver a comprehensive training program to CYP professionals that supports the professional requirements of their positions, (2) to assist with the implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum/program that fosters the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of children and youth, ages 6 weeks to 18 years, and (3) to promote school readiness and support ongoing school success. A comprehensive CYP training program directly correlates to the quality of child and youth programs provided. Major Duties and Responsibilities A T&C Specialist is assigned the responsibility of providing training to CYP professionals based on needs of the program. The incumbent is expected to operate independently with minimum supervision toward overall objectives of the programs. Incumbent utilizes child and youth development and training expertise to role model, mentor, coordinate and provide training in support of the implementation of the curriculum. Serves as an Early Childhood Education/Youth Development resource for CYP professionals by maintaining professional knowledge of curriculum development and materials for the appropriate program and age group. Incumbent will observe for successful implementation of training, assess development of children and youth by direct observation, and provide services that lead to the program obtaining and/or maintaining national accreditation. The duties and responsibilities of the T&C can be grouped into categories, including training, classroom and program support, compliance and additional responsibilities as described below. Training Orients new CYP professionals to the child and youth system and provides basic information that can be applied in all program settings. Coordinates with CYP Directors to establish training plans and a schedule for professional training. Ensures CYP training opportunities include management, support, and direct care professionals. Provides training that is appropriate for, and tailored to, the age group of the children and youth with whom the CYP professionals work. Executes the DoD Standardized Module Training Program, provides initial orientation, ongoing annual training and ensures training is available to support career progression. Incumbent arranges for subject matter experts to conduct/support specialized training. Ensures completion and documentation of required training. Works with CYP professionals to ensure modules are completed. Identifies additional training needs. Maintains training records and supports Individual Development Plans. Prepares training status reports and recommendations to supervisors and notifies CYP Directors of employees' and providers' training status and performance. Develops programs that encourage and support the pursuit of continuing higher education by documenting requirements for completion of the Child Development Associate or the Military School-Age Credential. Provides information, assistance and guidance to CYP professionals seeking college-level classes to meet professional goals. Assists FCC Director and FCC Monitor(s) in the accreditation process for providers. Develops a working relationship with local colleges, universities and professional organizations and advises employees/providers about continuing avenues of professional development. Participates in the CYP Inclusion Action Team meetings as required. Coordinates staff training that includes reference to food and environmental allergies or physical disabilities, and policies and procedures on special needs accommodations. Maintains supporting documentation on participants with special needs and ensures proper attention is provided. Requirements Conditions of Employment See Duties and Qualifications EVALUATIONS: Qualifications (1) A 4-year degree in Early Childhood Education or Child/Youth Development or a related field such as Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and Consumer Science (Early Childhood emphasis) AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth. OR (2) A combination of education (at least 24 semester hours) and experience, or additional course work, that that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth. (3) Knowledge of early childhood or youth education principles, concepts, and techniques to develop, interpret, monitor, and evaluate the execution of curriculum and age-appropriate activities. (4) Knowledge of adult learning techniques and strategies and experience training adult learners. (5) Ability to support DoD certification, accreditation, and staff credentialing (Child Development Associate (CDA), Associate of Arts (AA) Degree) by ensuring that required training is administered and successfully accomplished to meet statutory and program requirements. Must have the ability to supervise and provide guidance and leadership to employees and providers. Ability to identify and respond to emergency situations including evacuations, child illness, and physical and emotional disorders. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills. Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with DoD and Marine Corps policy for employees who provide child care services. Must pass a pre-employment physical and annual physicals thereafter, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Must complete all DoD training requirements within the specified time including orientation, initial and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Must maintain current food handlers, CPR and First Aid certifications. May be required to obtain a government driver's license. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills. Education Additional Information SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, government employment requires that you must register with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions. You must be able to show proof of registration or your exemption, as part of the required suitability background investigation. GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency 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 agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made. Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS. Required Documents: *Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable. *If prior military, DD214 Member Copy *If you are an Active Duty Servicemember who will be retired from service within 120 days of the application date, you must submit a DD214 or Statement of Service with your application to receive further consideration for any regular part-time or full-time positions. In accordance with 5 USC § 3326, recently retired Servicemembers are subject to a 180-day waiting period before they may be appointed to Federal service, regardless of hiring authorities. When applicable and all requirements are met, those candidates must have submitted the required documentation at the time of their application before an agency can request a waiver. 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 Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce. INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENTS DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION. ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN TIME (ET) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.