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    This position manages and administers a comprehensive and diverse year round recreation program and various recreation facilities. 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.

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    • 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 documentsare 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 watersports.

    • Provides outdoor field experiences related to above skill training in the form of day and weeked trips.

    • Leads day-to-day operation of multiple programs to which assigned; assists with staffing, training and scheduling.

     Program Management

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.


    • Provides administrative duties and support through after-action reports, data collection and database administration.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - less than 10%

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0188 Recreation Specialist

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • As a position of trust and IT II position, employment is conditional on the successful completion of an Access National Agency Check (ANACI) of other equivalent background check.



    • 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.
    • Combination of experience related to customer service and or activity based functions.
    • Ability to work independently, make sound decisions and have the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
    • 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. 
    • 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.
    • Knowledge of recreational and entertainmentevents.
    • 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 challengeparticipantsthattheymaybenefitfromthesocialvaluestobederivedfrom recreationalactivities.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license. License must beobtained within 90 days of being placed in the position.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

    General Experience: 3 Years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4/NF-02, that demonstrates the ability to:

    • Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions,
    • Plan and organize work, and
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.



    Four years of undergraduate study leading to a Bachelor’s Degree with major study in general recreation, or one of the appropriate fields of recreation such as recreation or sports management; kinesiology; or physical education.


    Combination of education and experience which meets the required years of qualifying progressively higher level education for the grade level.

    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. 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.

    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 NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil to ensure proper consideration. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    • Resume that includes relevant work experience with start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary, as well as any applicable education and contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, the resume should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
    • OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment s).
    • Copy of U.S. Government no-fee passport showing picture, passport number, and expiration date.
    • Preference Entitlement Survey with a complete and legible copy of sponsor's PCS orders or Command Sponsorship letter.
    • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Program, if applicable.
    • Proof of education and certifications/certificates, if applicable. To receive credit for education you MUST attach copies of official transcripts.
    • For current or previous Federal employees, please attach a copy of your most recent SF-50 or agency notification of personnel action form (PAR) that provides current position, grade level, and duty location.
    • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable

    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.

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    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.

    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.

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    Agency contact information

    NAF Human Resources Office (N941)


    Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central
    PSC 817 BOX 108
    FPO, AE 09622-0108
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    Note: The NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Greece and the United States prohibits the hiring of any person who holds Greek citizenship and is considered a Dual National by the Greek Government into any U.S. position.  Those U.S. citizens who are considered “ordinarily resident” in Greece are also ineligible for employment by U.S. commands and activities in Greece. Contractors and their family members are also ineligible as they do not have civilian component status.

    Next steps

    Please ensure that your submission contains all the information requested in the vacancy announcement. If your submission does not provide all the information requested on this form and in the job vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for the job. Applicants can expect updated notification 4-6 weeks after closing.

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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.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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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