This position is located in the Community Recreation Division of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department, Naval Air Station Meridian, MS. Manages and administers a comprehensive and diverse year round recreation program and various recreation facilities that can include but are not limited to Parks and Picnic Areas, Outdoor Rental/Resale/Adventure Activities, Camping/RV Parks, Vehicle Storage, Liberty Program, Library Program, Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT), Recreation and Resource Centers, Bowling, Paintball, Deployed Forces Support, Special Events, Command Event Support and Equipment Issue, Auto Skills and Snack Bars. Also, plans, promotes and implements a variety of MWR or Community Recreation programs and activities while seeking various partnerships with community organizations and businesses, in support of MWR programs and base wide special events. Supervises the Community Recreation Program, to include the Ponta Creek Community Recreation Complex, 9-hole golf course, and Sandtrap Restaurant.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs supervisory duties which include assigning work, defining priorities, selecting and recommending applicants for hire, evaluating performance, recommending pay adjustments/awards, providing or recommending training, approving and/or disapproving leave requests, initiating corrective actions, and recommending formal corrective/disciplinary actions as warranted.
Supervises federal civil service employees at the NF-01/GS-1/2/3, NF-02/GS-4, NF-03/GS-5/6/7/8, NA-05 or NA-8, whether full-time, part-time, intermittent, or temporary; assigned military employees; non-Federal workers; unpaid volunteers; student trainees, or others.
Authorizes personnel action requests (SF-52) and ensures timekeeping documents are submitted in accordance with local direction.
Ensures interviews and selection of new hires is performed in accordance with established hiring practices.
Leads and instructs subordinate staff in administering traditional and non-traditional workshops, clinics and events in a variety of outdoor skills areas including but not limited to camping, cycling, sailing, backpacking, canoeing, snow skiing, hiking or water sports.
Provides outdoor field experiences related to above skill training in the form of day and weekend trips.
Leads day-to-day operation of multiple programs to which assigned; assists with staffing, training and scheduling.
Uses creativity to plan, promote and implement well-rounded Community Recreation programs utilizing numerous facilities within the entire MWR Department in accordance with CNIC approved program standards.
Coordinates leisure skills development activities and classes.
Organizes community special events such as comedy shows, holiday events, celebrity appearances, concerts, 4th of July Festival, and Winterfest, which are just a few of the many programs offered throughout the year.
Serves as a liaison for MWR related activities associated with Training Support Center (TSC), Fleet & Family Readiness Departments (N9) and other tenant commands on base, on an as needed basis.
Provides support for unit allocation events to include equipment, programming ideas, and coordination assistance.
Responsible for the development, management, maintenance, planning, business plan execution, and administration of a diverse Community Recreation program.
Solicits and assists with negotiating partnerships on behalf of the MWR Department.
Develops working partnerships with both on base and off base organizations (park districts, forest preserve, clubs, special interest groups, etc.) to support and benefit MWR programs.
Develops contacts and creates professional proposals, execution of agreements and follow-ups.
Researches and provides information and referral on a variety of recreational opportunities for individuals/families on and off the base.
Responsible for planning, coordinating, publicizing, marketing and execution of programs and special events within the Community Recreation program by utilizing all available resources.
Seeks ways to promote and market MWR facilities and events through outreach opportunities on base.
Promotes MWR facilities and events through staff and student indoctrination and other large group functions and gatherings. (Promoting events and programs are done by speaking to large groups and using administrative resources to create and post advertising materials, providing input for quarterly calendars, weekly base paper, etc.)
Provides administrative duties and support through after-action reports, data collection and database administration. All administrative duties are completed through a variety of sources including computer software which tracks patron’s usage and responses (includes providing information for metrics and patron counts).
Solicits input from activity managers regarding internal short/long range goals, business plan objectives and program standards.
Monitors various programs to ensure standards are met or exceeded.
Routinely evaluates and reviews ongoing programs and provides activity managers with guidance that may develop, adapt, modify, expand, or otherwise change the program activity to better meet and enhance the expected effectiveness of the programmed activity.
Assists with writing standard operating procedures.
Performs regular analysis of projected projects and programs; considering operating budget, staffing requirements, plans, trends, command mission and changing population.
Provides onsite project oversight and ensures that approved plans are implemented and notifies local and regional leadership of any issues or concerns that may arise.
Uses metrics and financial data to make recommendations for any modifications to programs.
Ensures all facilities and activities associated with the Community Recreation program meet established fire, safety, security and sanitation guidelines.
Takes timely action to correct deficiencies through coordination with appropriate entities.
Leads and performs check-in and check-out of materials and collects any applicable fees by operating point of sale (POS) computer system for equipment and activities associated with Community Recreation Programs.
Inspects equipment upon return for damage and makes recommendations for replacement when required.
Completes a Daily Activity Report (DAR) to ensure accountability for the balancing and reconciliation of daily sales transactions.
Performs inventory of various types of equipment, retail items, supplies and any other item deemed to have cash value.
Promotes customer service awareness and information, requisitioning merchandise, ensuring adequate stock levels, entertainment and promotion schedules.
Transports patrons off-base to local attractions for trips, tours and outings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Works under the direct supervision of the Community Recreation Director, Recreation Director, MWR Director or equivalent.
The employee's work is sedentary at times but physical exertion is involved with program set-up. Bending, stooping, lifting of items, etc. will be required when organizing or setting up for programs/events. Work may require considerable physical exertion while instructing or guiding participants in a variety of activities. Work may require sitting, walking, long periods of standing, bending and lifting of moderately heavy items up to 40 pounds, occasionally required to lift heavier items. Work may require working outside for special events or leading outdoor group outings or trips.
Hours of work will vary as required by the needs of the program to include split days off, evenings, weekends and holidays. May be required to work early, late, and on weekends and holidays.
Subject to recall regularly.
Wears protective clothing and equipment as situations warrant.
Position has been designated Non-Critical sensitive. As a position of trust and IT II position, employment is conditional on the successful completion of an Access National Agency Check (ANACI) or other equivalent background check.
Must possess and maintain a current driver’s license to drive a government vehicle in the performance of duties.
Occasional travel of less than 10% may be required.
Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee will be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED
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, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify all the information in their resume and documents; Human Resources will not modify documents submitted by an applicant. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in the resume. Please ensure that your resume or application contains all the information requested in the vacancy announcement along with any supporting documents, or your application may not be considered. Where a first cut-off date is indicated, a selection may be made from the resumes/applications received as of the specified first cut-off date. Completed applications (resume, supporting documentation, etc.) must be received by 11:59pm Central Time on the cut-off/closing date. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received will be reviewed.
The time period of eligibility for spousal preference begins 30 days before the military member's reporting date at a new duty station outside of the current duty station's commuting area and applies without time restriction except that spouses seeking preference with less than six months time remaining in the area may be non-selected. Spousal Preference forms can be located online at www.navymwrmeridian.com. You MUST attach spouse preference application for each position you are applying for. Attach a copy of spouse’s PCS orders and copy of marriage license/certificate.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT
Please ensure that your application/resume contains all the information requested in the vacancy announcement. If your resume or application does not provide all the information requested on this form and in the job vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for the job. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If selected for an interview, applicants can expect to be contacted 1-3 weeks after their interview with a position offer or notification of non-selection. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we regret we are not able to respond individually in writing to all applicants who are not selected for interviews for our positions.
Comprehensive benefits package available (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).
All interested applicants should submit their NAF Employment Application or resume to MWR Personnel Office or by mail or fax to: Morale, Welfare and Recreation, 255 Rosenbaum Ave. Suite 238, Naval Air Station Meridian, MS 39309. Tel: (601) 679-2467; fax: (601) 679-2640. Apply in person Monday - Friday at NAS Meridian Pass & Tag Office, 6:00AM- 3:30PM *Self-service (Drop off application/resume, pick up NAF Employment Application, review job announcements). Applications or resumes may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . EMAILS MUST HAVE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER IN THE SUBJECT LINE-Failure to do so will result in your email being considered SPAM. To view all MWR NAS Meridian job vacancies, please visit www.navymwrmeridian.com .
NAF Employment Application or Resume
Include name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references in your resume or NAF employment application
Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma/certifications), if applicable to position requirements.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Qualifying separated employees shall have priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.To claim this preference, you MUST:-Notification indicating eligibility for RPL.
-Submit a copy of your BBA Separation
Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above. MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.To claim this preference, you MUST:-If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS.
-Submit sponsor’s PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
Veteran’s Preference/Gold Star Veteran's Preference: Qualifying military veterans and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.To claim Veteran's preference, you MUST:-Submit completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND-Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND -Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.).***QUALIFIYING APPLICANTS WITH PREFERENCES ARE CONSIDERED IN THE ORDER LISTED ABOVE. THEN ALL OTHER QUALIFYING APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED. FAILURE TO PROVIDE ALL OF THE REQUIRED AND APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS MAY RESULT IN YOU BEING DISQUALIFIED
-Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
To claim Gold Star Veteran's preference, you MUST:
-Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc.).
-Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy); AND
If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.
If you are a current federal employee, submit your last three evaluations.ATTENTION: FAILURE TO PROVIDE ALL OF THE REQUIRED AND APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS MAY RESULT IN YOU BEING DISQUALIFIED.
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 satisfactory employment reference checks.
We are an E-Verify participant.
Employment subject to successful National Agency Background Check. Must have or be eligible for secret clearance.
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.
The Department of 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.
Knowledge gained through relevant education and training (i.e., Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Marketing, Business or closely related field) and/or equivalent recreation related work experience.
Knowledge of recreational programs.
Knowledge of the goals, principles, techniques and methods of procedure used in organizing, planning and conducting all types of activities.
Knowledge of the entire scope of activities and their suitability in the Community Recreation Program for individuals and groups of varying demographics, ages and interests.
Knowledge of recreational and entertainment events.
Combination of experience related to customer service and or activity based functions.
Program planning and leadership skills to devise and implement a leisure and social recreation program that will stimulate and sustain the interest of participants and challenge participants that they may benefit from the social values to be derived from recreational activities.
Ability to work independently, make sound decisions.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Ability to create, negotiate, implement and sustain partnerships via various MWR agreements.
Ability to maintain a clear and accurate database.
Ability to represent the department and speak in front of both small and large groups.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid state driver’s license. License must be obtained within 90 days of being placed in the position.