Recreation Specialist (Programmer)

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Regular, Full Time
$18.00 - $21.00 Hourly
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Location: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - LIBERTY Center

Pay Grade: NF-0188-03

This position provides quality customer service to all eligible patrons. Employee privileges include access to base facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, restaurants, and discount tickets to sporting and entertainment events.

Brief Description of Duties: Incumbent is responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating, execution, and evaluation of comprehensive monthly calendar of reoccurring and non-reoccurring recreational activities, classes, events, trips, and programs. Recreation includes but not limited to special events, operation uplift, arranging daily activities, classes, contests, trips and tournaments. Incumbent captures metrics and evaluates programs. Evaluates effectiveness of program delivery based on user metrics, surveys, interactions, with patrons, and ICE comments. Works closely with Marketing to promote programs. Uses creative techniques to encourage patrons. Helps manage social media marketing campaigns and day to day activities. Create, curate and manage published content (images and video). Seek various partnership with community organizations in support of the program. Prepares and submits required monthly reports and metrics for area of responsibility. Incumbent prepares, justifies, and monitors the execution of the annual NAF and APF operation budget. Reviews financial reports, compares to budget and provides execution explanation for higher level review. Ensures all facilities and activities associated with the program meet established safety, security and sanitation guidelines. Takes timely action to correct deficiencies through coordination with local agencies. Incumbent may be required to act in a lead capacity, training, directing, and assigning work, preparing work schedules and assisting supervisor with timekeeping responsibilities for Recreation Assistants, Guides, and Motor Vehicle Operators. Provides necessary on the job training for staff as required and provides input to the manager on employee performance. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements: Incumbent must possess practical knowledge of goals, philosophy, principles, techniques, and procedures used in managing, organizing, planning, administering facilities and conducting recreational activities. Must have a four-year undergraduate degree in Recreation or related subject area and one year of professional experience OR three years of specialized subject experience equivalent to the next lower grade. Must be able to utilize basic knowledge of software such as Microsoft Office products, strong communication skills. Must have general knowledge and skill in developing and executing operating budgets. Completed work is based on results and is reviewed for appropriateness and conformity to policy and requirements. The work requires frequent physical exertion such as, but not limited to: walking considerable distances, lifting, carrying, moving, and handling recreational supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Conditions of Employment: Must satisfactorily complete a suitability background check (NACI) and obtain a security clearance when necessary for access to areas of responsibility. This position may require the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty stations. Some overtime work may be required. Must be able to work days, nights, weekends, holidays and overnight trips and events. A valid state driver’s license is required as this position required the employee to drive motor vehicles including a 15 passenger van. A First Aid and CPR certification is required. Incumbent will be required to have Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization Certification.

Other Information: Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

Advancement Opportunities: Fleet & Family Readiness Programs is a worldwide enterprise as far-reaching as Europe & Japan with career opportunities in business, fitness, recreation, child care, hospitality management, housing, food services, or human services. Gain valuable experience and benefit from our mentoring and employee development programs. Where do you want to go today?

How to Apply: Interested applicants can apply online via USAJobs at: Send signed application, Form 306 and resume to: or mail to, NRNW Fleet & Family Readiness Program, Attn: Personnel Bldg 94 1103 Hunley Rd Silverdale WA 98315.

*Application and Declaration for Federal Employment Form 306 required of all applicants