Youth Director Small and Medicine Sac Youth Job – United States Government – Manama, Bahrain


  • Open & closing dates

    02/02/2018 to 02/16/2018

  • Salary

    $43,857 to $57,015 per year

    Plus applicable allowances.

  • Pay scale & grade

    NF 04

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time – Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent – Regular


1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Manama, Bahrain 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Relocation expenses authorized.

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

  • Veterans

  • National Guard & Reserves

    Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.

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  • Duties



    The purpose of the Youth Director position is to administer a developmentally appropriate youth program for children of eligible patrons.    Administration includes the direction and operation of a small (up to 99 children) or a medium (100-199 children) School Age Care (SAC) program and/or a Youth Program (YP).       A variety of services are provided in accordance with demand and availability of funding to include programs for children ages 5 years through 18 years such as before and after school programs, summer and vacation camp, open recreation, sports and fitness activities, teen programming, and special events.  Activities are responsive to the developmental, recreational, social, psychological, and cultural needs of children and youth.

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    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    The Youth Director is responsible for the administration of the facility.   Major duties and responsibilities include implementation of developmentally appropriate programs, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operation, and compliance, among other tasks.              These tasks are summarized below

    Program Management

    Applies professional knowledge of child and youth development to develop and supervise a developmentally appropriate SAC and YP.

    Implements a developmentally appropriate program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served.

    Provides program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and local policies and standards.

    Ensures the development, implementation and analysis of surveys and needs assessments of staff and patrons to ensure appropriate programming and hours of operation.

    Maintains liaison with local institutions and community organizations to stay abreast of trends and changes in the community and to provide additional opportunities for families, children, and youth to participate in programs not offered on the base or that complement base programs.

    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.

    Personnel Management

    Responsible for the supervision of employees and volunteers. The types and number of employees supervised by this position will vary based on the size of the program and actual program

    Requirements.  Supervisory responsibilities may include supervision of the Teen Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, Teen/Sports Coordinator, Assistant Director, Program Leaders, Program Assistants, Operations Clerk{s), and Custodian(s).

    Ensures all employees follow safety, health, nutrition, and risk management policies and procedures.

    Oversees the development of a staffing schedule in accordance with established ratios and group sizes and coordinates use of employees who work across CY programs with other installation CYP Directors. Monitors schedule to ensure that program meets the required child to adult ratios and that over-staffing is avoided.

    Works collaboratively with CYP Training Specialist(s) to identify training needs of employees, provide or make provisions for training to accomplish those needs, and assess application of training.

    Ensures training is competency-based and tied to career progression. Encourages and facilitates the pursuit of continuing higher education, including the Military School-Age (MSA) 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.

    Works collaboratively with other CYP Directors to establish and implement a combined Parent Involvement Board (PIB) that includes parents and representatives from the Child Development Center (CDC), Child Development Home (CDH), SAC, and (as applicable to each installation).        Maintains an active program of parental involvement to include a PIB, parent education opportunities, and activities that provide parents with opportunities to participate.


    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 Council on Accreditation (COA). Takes action to obtain and retain DoD certification and COA accreditation.

    Takes action to implement recommendations or correct: deficiencies resulting from inspections or accreditation visits.

    Prepares responses to inspection reports.

    Ensures the development and provision of programs related to the core program areas outlined in the OPNAV and implements programs required by the DoN such as Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) and 4-H required programs.

    Implements and supports policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility, and program regulatory guidance and standards.

    Responsible for compliance with child abuse and neglect reporting requirements.

    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.

    Additional Responsibilities

    Serves as a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens Worldwide, including local U.S. Citizens that are 1) Current permanent NAF/APF employees; or 2) Spouses of active duty military members; or 3) Family members of active duty military member; or 4) Family members of DoD civilians.Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    1701 General Education And Training

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    <IF APPLICABLE> Testing Designated Position:  In accordance with the Department of the Navy Test Designated Position listing issued 7 October 2003 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 testing, may become the basis for removal from this position. Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required.  A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment.  Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing.  Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

    Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children.  Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine. Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.

    Must satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 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 Child and Youth Programs.


    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 6060.4, an incumbent must have one of the following:

    A 4-year degree in a field related to youth programs, such as youth recreation, physical education, elementary education, secondary education, home economics with an emphasis in human development, youth development, psychology, or social work, or other degree appropriate to the position being filled AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.


    A Master’s degree in the related field of study AND minimum of 1 year professional experience working with children.


    A combination of education and experience (e.g. courses equivalent to a major in a field (24 higher level semester hours) appropriate to the position (see above) plus appropriate 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.


    Knowledge Required by the Position

    Knowledge of the principles of child and youth 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 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 pertaining to military child care.

    Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, and purchasing as it pertains to a child and youth program.

    Skill in program planning, organizing and coordinating to devise and carry out a variety of program components..

    Skill working with military families and an understanding of military lifestyles is preferred.

    Skill in interpersonal communication and leadership to facilitate and organize a collaborative and cohesive installation CYP team.

    Ability to identify and respond properly to emergency situations, including evacuations, child and youth illness, and physical and emotional disorders.

    Ability to supervise others, exercise sound business skills, and provide positive personnel management.

    Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

    Additional information

    Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to submit proof of education, participate in medical screening, drug testing, etc. All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks. Employment is subject to successful National Agency Background Check. As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct. Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

    Special Requirements: This is an 18-month (unaccompanied) or 24-month (accompanied) tour located in Manama, Bahrain. The Kingdom of Bahrain is comprised of a number of Islands totaling 253 square miles and occupies a central location in the Arabian Gulf.  To learn more about the Kingdom of Bahrain please go to

    Special Benefits: Applicants recruited from the United States may be entitled to a tax-free Post Allowance (PA), Post (Hardship) Differential (PD), and Living Quarters Allowance (LQA). Employees hired from the continental U.S. receive Sunday Premium Pay, computed at 25% of basic hourly rate for hours worked on Sunday. In addition, selectees are authorized use of the Navy Exchange, Defense Commissary and MWR programs. Additional information will be provided upon selection. Information on allowances can also be obtained via internet at then click on foreign per diem rates.

    The Department of Navy (DON) 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, genetic information or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should call 011-39-081-568-5612 or e-mail their request to to ensure proper consideration. 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.

    Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating and ranking criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q – Nonsensitive

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents


    • Attach an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (signed within last 60 days)
    • Resume with complete work history including job title, start and end dates, and highlighting qualifications relevant to the vacancy announcement.
    • Proof of qualifying education, certification, credentials, etc.


    • Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces? Attach the member-4 page of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”.
    • Current or former Federal employee? Attach most recent SF-50 or Personnel Action Report (PAR) from your personnel record.
    • Claiming Military Spouse Preference? Attach Military Spouse Preference FormPreference Entitlement Survey, and legible copy of sponsor’s PCS orders.
    • Claiming Family Member Preference? Attach Preference Entitlement Survey and legible copy of sponsor’s PCS orders.


    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.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    A comprehensive benefits package is available.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply

    How to Apply

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    Agency contact information

    NAF Human Resources Office (N941)

    Commander, Navy Installations Command
    PSC 817 BOX 108
    FPO, AE

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    Next steps

    Ensure your submission contains all the information and documentation required by the vacancy announcement. If your submission does not provide all the information and documentation required by the vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for the job. Applicants can expect updated notification 4-6 weeks after closing.

  • Fair & Transparent

    Fair & Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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