Education Specialist

Announcement #: 3277

Opening Date:   26 September 2019                             Pay Plan/Series/Pay Band: NF-1701-03

Closing Date:   04 October 2019                                  Work Schedule: Full-Time-Temp (35-40hrs/wk) Position: Education Specialist                                                    NTE 180 days

Salary: $22.00-24.00                                                     Location: Kodiak, AK MWR    

Who May Apply: All Sources                                          






Incumbent serves as the Education Specialist in a Coast Guard Child Development Center (CDC). In that capacity, the incumbent will

perform a variety of daily operational administrative and child development related duties in support of the center and the Director. Duties

include providing guidance and assistance to lower level personnel at the CDC. Serves as a primary substitute teacher in the absence of a

regularly scheduled lead teacher.

Responsible for assisting in the operation of a developmental program that impacts the growth and development of children from infancy

to school age. Resolves routine problems and conflicts with the staff and the parents. Notifies parents when children are ill and/or contacts

proper medical authority. Ensures parents are kept abreast of policy changes, program activities, fees and charges.

Prepares a variety of reports based on knowledge of the Coast Guard publications, relevant state regulations/requirements and local

instructions. Keeps director informed of status of reports and assists director prepare annual operating budgets and requests for new

equipment and major projects. Prepares Non-appropriated Fund employees' payroll and maintains record of leave and absences.

Exercises responsibility in enforcing health, fire, safety, and facility program regulatory requirements. Assists with property

accountability/management program.

Monitors CDC food program. Monitors and maintains the health history records and physician reports for all children and staff. including

volunteers. Orders supplies and equipment as needed for the operation of the center. Makes other routine purchases in support of


In the absence of a lead teacher substitutes in any classroom to provide oversight and leadership of NAF teachers in classes of 12-20

children ages six weeks to five years. If required by the absence of a NAF teacher assists the lead teacher inside his/her classroom.

Monitors caregivers to ensure established policies and procedures are followed. Refers violations of policy and procedures to director for

counseling and disciplinary actions, when necessary. Ensures that no child is ever left unattended.

May assist the director by distributing and balancing work assignments of lower graded caregivers. Schedules NAF employees and seeks

to eliminate unnecessary excess salary expenditures. If a staff member requests and is approved for "last minute" leave or sick leave,

stands in for that individual to avoid scheduling an additional NAF employee.

Observes and reports significant individual and group behaviors of children to the director and parents. May plan and/or organize special

events. Attends parent-teacher meetings as needed.

Works with parents whenever possible to promote understanding of their child's growth and development and encourages parent’s

participation in school programs whenever possible. Participates in parent conferences as necessary and attends parent group and other

school functions when scheduled.

Participates in recommended training programs, conferences. courses and other aspects to ensure professional growth.

Provides a positive role model for the caregivers and children. Shares relevant information regarding children with appropriate staff

members, while recognizing the confidential nature of some information. Provides on-the-job training and orientation for all new caregivers.

Performs related duties as assigned.




1. Professional knowledge of the goals, principles, objectives, practices and theories of early childhood education acquired through

formal education or a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in child development or early childhood

educational specialties.

2. Knowledge of child development norms, behaviors, growth and progress necessary to implement meaningful activities, assigned

duties and responsibilities which promote a child's physical, social, emotional, creative and intellectual growth and development.

3. Valid Driver’s license.

4. Must be capable of lifting up to 40 pounds.



1. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the

position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through

the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.



  • 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.




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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Education Specialist #3277

Kodiak, AK MWR



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

9 month(s) ago