CDC Training and Curriculum Specialist PT 4404

OMB NO: 1625-0120

Expiration Date: 10/31/2021


Announcement #: 4404

Opening Date:  11 January 2022                                                      

Pay Plan/Series/Pay Band: NF-1701-04

Closing Date:   Until Filled                                                                   

Work Schedule: Full Time (30-40 hrs/wk)

Position: CDC Training and Curriculum Specialist                           

Location: Kodiak, AK CDC

Salary: $53,684-$83,480  per year DOE/ Negotiable                                                                 

Who May Apply: All Sources                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            



The work is performed in a Child Development Center (CDC), U.S. Coast Guard. The purpose of the Child Development Services (CDS) Training and Curriculum (TAC) Specialist position is to provide and deliver a comprehensive training program to Child Development Center (CDC) employees and CDS Family Child Care (FCC) providers, assist with the implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum program that fosters the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of children and youth, ages 6 weeks to 12 years and promote school readiness and support ongoing school success. A comprehensive CDS employee-training program directly correlates to the quality of childcare programs provided. TAC works under supervision of CDC Director, and TAC would assume CDC director duties in the event the CDC Director and Assistant Director are not available.


Provides training to CDC employees and FCC providers. Utilizes child and youth development and training expertise to role model, mentor, coordinate and provide training, observe for successful implementation of training, assess development of children and youth by direct observation, and provide services that lead to obtaining and/or maintaining accreditation by a nationally recognized early childhood accrediting agency, where applicable.

Provides orientation to new employees to the CDC system and provides them with basic information that can be applied in all settings. Works with CDC Director and cognizant Family Advocacy Specialist (FAS) and Resource Specialist (FRS) to establish training plans and schedules for employees and provider training. Arranges for total CDS training opportunities, including training of management, administrations, food service, and direct staff. Provides training to CDC employees and FCC providers on age-appropriate activities. Arranges and/or delivers initial and ongoing training and ensures training is available to support career progression. Arranges for subject matter experts to conduct/support specialized training. Ensures completion and documentation of required training of all CDS personnel. Develops a working relationship with local and on-line colleges, universities and professional organizations and advises employees/providers about continuing avenues of professional development. Maintains training records and establishes a standardized Individual Development Plan (IDP) for each CDS employee and FCC provider, as directed by CDC Director. Prepares training status reports and recommendations to supervisors and notifies CDC Directors. Develops programs that encourage and support the pursuit of continuing higher education by documenting requirements for completion of the Child Development Association (CDA) and provides information, assistance and guidance to employees and providers who are seeking college-level classes to meet their professional goals. Works with Assistant CDC Director to promote FCC provider accreditation to certified FCC providers and identifies additional training needs. Provide parallel training and support services to the MWR staff working with youth and assist with obtaining/maintaining accreditation by a nationally recognized youth organization, as required.

Ensures that the required Coast Guard curriculum is implemented within each CDS program (i.e. supports implementation and execution of the Coast Guard standardized curriculum within the Child Development Center (CDC), including assisting CDC direct care staff by documenting observations and assessments, evaluating classroom environments, reviewing weekly activity plans, and providing additional training when needed). Coordinates programming that supports the children and youth's physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development regardless of setting or length of time in care. Ensures the quality and consistency of development programming to include environment, equipment, materials, program structure, curriculum, risk management practices and oversight and coordination of activity schedules and lesson plan. Role models appropriate behaviors and techniques working with children and youth. Observes activities throughout all hours of operation to assess employee competency and direct training needs for group and/or individuals. Provides feedback to employees and supervisors. Maintains resources to aid CDC employees and FCC providers in preparing lesson plans and activity schedules and to assist with training objectives. Reviews lesson plans to ensure they are appropriate and based on curriculum requirements. Provides daily assistance with plans and assists in and supports development and implementation of parent education and parent participation program, as required. May be called upon to teach in classroom.

Provides training to CDC staff and FCC providers so they can ensure classroom and activity areas are in compliance with fire, safety, and sanitations rules and instructions. Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of those policies to CDS employees. Ensures all childcare personnel meet training requirements as set by local, State, and Federal agencies, along with standards set by the accrediting agency, when applicable.

Mandatory reporter of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

Performs other duties as assigned.

You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications below. Your resume/application must demonstrate the required experience/education. Please see additional information on how your application is evaluated.


1. Successful completion of a 4-year college or university degree with a major course of study directly related to child development, early childhood education or equivalent,


OR Associate level (two-year) degree in early childhood education/child development, from an accredited college or university. Must include 12 semester hours covering children aged birth through 5 years and four years of experience in a child care setting in a program serving children aged birth through 5 years

2.Valid Driver’s license.

3.Must have within 60 days of hire and maintain valid CPR/First Aid Certifications.





1. Knowledge of a very wide range of professional early childhood education principles, concepts, and techniques to develop, interpret, monitor and evaluate the execution of curriculum and age appropriate activities for the CDC program area. Knowledge of Child Development behaviors, norms, growth patterns, nutritional requirements and procedures for assigned program area which support and promote the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in assigned age groups. Knowledge of requirements for developmentally appropriate program materials and equipment, and the establishment of criteria for the organization of developmentally appropriate child activity spaces .Knowledge of appropriate developmental programming based upon implications and effects of child growth and behavioral patterns. Knowledge of staff training requirements and operational procedures in assigned program area/age groups. Knowledge of adult learning styles and motivational techniques. Knowledge of training techniques and course development methods to provide required and supplemental training.




  • Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer as the Standard method of payment for payroll and travel purposes.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless covered by an exemption under the Selective Service Law, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code 3378.  Selectee will be required to provide a written statement regarding his registration status, unless he is exempted by this statute.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a Federal Background check


US Citizens and non-citizens authorized to work in the US, must have lived in the US for three of the last five years, and meet residency requirements set forth below:


1.Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);

2.Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or

3.Have been a dependent of a United States Federal or military employee serving overseas.


Exceptions may be granted to applicants if they can provide complete stateside coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination.  Applicants must provide this information with their application for employment.


Required Vaccination for current and new Federal Employees:

On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued the Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees to promote the health and safety of the Federal workforce and the members of the public with whom they interact. This Executive Order mandates that all federal employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021 except in limited circumstances in which an employee receives a legally-required accommodation. The vaccination requirement in Executive Order 14043 (Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees) covers employees as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2105 (including an employee paid from nonappropriated funds as referenced in 5 U.S.C. 2105(c)). Employees who are on maximum telework or working remotely are not excused from this requirement, including because employees working offsite may interact with the public as part of their duties and agencies may need to recall employees who are on maximum telework or working remotely.


Individuals who start their government service after November 22, 2021, need to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. To request a legally required exception, please contact us for our reasonable accommodation process.


If a new hire intends to request a medical or religious exemption, the start date will be delayed until the exemption process is complete and the applicant is approved for an exemption or becomes fully vaccinated.







You MUST submit a resume or any other written format of your choice which clearly identifies: (1) The announcement number, title and pay band of the job you are applying for, and, (2) Information such as full name; mailing address; country of citizenship (U.S. Citizenship required); highest Federal grade or NAF pay band held with job series, title, and dates held (if applicable); a statement requiring proof of veterans’ preference by means of DD 214; education; and relevant work experience including start/end dates, supervisor’s name and phone number, salary and title, series and grade if experience was with a nonappropriated fund instrumentality of the Federal government.  You must also include a copy of your most recent performance appraisal if you are a current Federal or NAF employee.  Applications may not be sent in franked Government envelopes; applications filed in this fashion will not receive consideration.  If information is not complete, you may be excluded from consideration. The first application and/or resume submitted for a specific requisition will be considered the only submission. Any duplicate submissions to the same requisition will not be considered. The application date will be used in determining these factors.



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CDC Training and Curriculum Specialist PT 4404

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Equal Employment Opportunity:  All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit factor such as race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.



Authority: The U.S. Coast Guard rates applicants under the authority of Title 5 of U.S. Code, Sections 301, 1104, 1302, 2103, 3301, 3304, Executive Order 9397, and Departmental Regulations.

Principal Purpose: To collect information needed to determine how well an applicant’s education and work experience qualify them for the job they are applying for.

Routine Use: This information provided will be shared with the hiring manager and interview panel members. It may also be shared in response to a request for discovery or for appearance of a witness, information that is relevant to the subject matter involved in a pending judicial or administrative proceeding.

Disclosure: Voluntary, however failure to disclose requested information may result in an applicant not receiving consideration for a position in which the information is needed.

Paperwork Reduction Act Statement: An agency may not conduct or sponsor an information collection and a person is not required to respond to this information unless it displays a current valid OMB control number and an expiration date. The control number for this collection is OMB 1625-new, expiration 10/31/2021. The estimated average time to complete this application is 40 minutes. If you have any comments regarding the burden estimate you can write to U.S. Coast Guard, Community Services Command, 510 Independence Parkway, Suite 500, Chesapeake, VA 23320.


Kodiak, AK

7 day(s) ago

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