Supervisory Recreation Specialist job with USAJobs



About the position: This position will be assigned to the NAF HR Office at JB Langley-Eustis, VA .This is a Regular Full Time (RFT) position with benefits (medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, 401(k), and annual/sick leave.
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Responsible for the overall economic and efficient operation of the Outdoor Recreation Program. Administers the business, financial, and recreational operation of the outdoor activities program within established policies and objectives. Oversees a variety of geographically dispersed facilities/activities; and ensures usage does not conflict with policies governing participation. Develops goals and objectives for the Outdoor Recreation Programs which meet agency intent. Establishes, develops, and maintains effective working relationships. Generates comprehensive short and long term budgets and fiscal requirements to meet the program objectives and maintain internal control. Evaluates the effectiveness of ongoing outdoor recreation activities from the standpoint of participants’ response, resources, unforeseen developments, and program evaluations. Adapts and varies program activities as a result of findings. Formulates, justifies, and executes both the appropriated funds (APF) and non-appropriated funds (NAF) budget for all aspects of operations. Maintains an accurate account of daily sales revenue, operational funds, fixed assets, and property. Procures and/or initiates procurement documents for supplies and equipment. Assures the maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment. Prepares and submits work order requests as required.
Organizes and publicizes outdoor activities, assuring maximum effectiveness in attracting and motivating participants, which includes the completion and submission of marketing requests for event promotion. Coordinates with appropriate installation offices on plans for the use of natural land and water resources for selected outdoor recreation activities. Maximizes recreational use of natural resources to include development, conservation, sound usage, improvement and management. Plans and schedules outdoor activities such as, but not limited to biking, camping, canoeing, ice skating, kayaking, paintball, rock climbing, scuba diving, skiing, skydiving, snowboarding, swimming, white water rafting and overnight recreational trips. Ensures that safety orientation is provided regarding specific activities. Devises, improvises, and adapts these various activities to fit the conditions of the natural environment, and to conform to limitations in funds, facilities, equipment, and staff support.
Supervises personnel assigned to Outdoor Recreation Program. Assigns, directs and reviews the work of subordinate employees; plans and carries out the training and development of employees; evaluates employee work performance; recommends selections, status changes and disciplinary actions; plans schedules, and coordinates work operations, explains management policies. Works to achieve the objectives of personnel programs and policies and deals effectively with employees on complaints, grievances, and other matters involved in the day-to-day administration of the Recreation Program.

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Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the incumbent to complete a background investigation with favorable results.
  • This position requires the incumbent to have progressively responsible experience in clerical or office work that provides a thorough knowledge of administrative principle and practices.
  • This position requires the incumbent to have a through and comprehensive knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures, and programs of NAF personnel administration.


Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant’s eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date.

Business Based Action, Military Spouse Preference, Outside Applicant Veteran, and Transition Hiring PreferenceIn order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if the position allows for qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Qualifying Experience:Applicant must have progressively responsible experience in clerical or office work that provided a thorough knowledge of administrative principles and practices. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Experience must have been sufficiently demanding to demonstrate ability to perform at this pay band level. In addition, must have progressively responsible experience that required the applicant to acquire and apply a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures, and program requirements of NAF personnel administration. Knowledge of office automation software (MS Windows, MS Office, including PowerPoint, Word, Access, and Excel) is required. Knowledge of JPAS, SWFT, CVS/PIPS and HSPD-12 and USA Staffing strongly preferred. Must be able to read, write, and speak English. Must possess skill in dealing with the public. Typing skills are required.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does not allow for education substitution.

Additional information

  • Individual must fully meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Direct deposit is required
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • A probationary period may be required
  • Pre-employment requirements must be satisfactorily met prior to Entrance on Duty (EOD)
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government’s interest.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this job opportunity announcement. And additional selections may also be made from this job opportunity announcement.
  • Selection(s) are subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume and supporting document will be evaluated against the qualifications of the position.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination has been made that you have inflated your responses to meet the position’s qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.,) for professional and personal references on your resume.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Required documents may vary based on the eligibility you are claiming (i.e., applying as a Military Spouse Preference – MSP, applying as a veteran, applying as a current federal employees, applying as a displaced employee, etc.,). The below document(s) are required and MUST be submitted with your application by the closing date of this job announcement:

Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support identified the general or specialized experience described in this announcement.If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.Other accepted documents to support a qualification and/or claimed preference/priority eligibility may include:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Diploma/ GED
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • License
  • Other (1)
  • Other (2)
  • PCS Orders
  • Professional Certification
  • Proof of Marriage Status
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and supporting documents which prove your claimed eligibility. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package to include supplemental documents may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person’s personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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