• Help



    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.

    Learn more about this agency



    • 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


  • Job family (Series)

    0188 Recreation Specialist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560354100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.