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U.S. Coast Guard Supervisory Recreation Specialist, GS-0188-12 in Boston, Massachusetts

Summary This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard Base Boston, Boston, MA. Responsibilities This role plans, organizes and administers Morale, Well-being, & Recreation (MWR) activities and programs that promote the physical, creative, and social development of its participants. Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include: Managing several diverse types of functions that support the MWR activities, including, but not limited to: gymnasium, basketball court, and equipment locker; food service operations including a cafe; rental properties, All Hands Club, and Function Hall; and programs and activities as authorized by higher directive. Providing on-going supervision to staff. Conducting meetings with activity managers to make assignments and to review and discuss operations, special projects, long-and-short range plans, and other management considerations. Conducting routine visits to various facilities to review operations. Conducting needed assessments to plan for future needs for Coast Guard personnel located throughout the Base Boston area of responsibility. Identifying trends, conducting surveys, gathering statistics and making changes in programs to meet the needs of participants. Researching alternatives and developing recommendations for updating equipment and programs. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship is required. The position requires a valid state driver's license. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade. Qualifications Qualifications for GS-12 Experience: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level is required. Such experience must have demonstrated the ability to apply the principles of one or more specialty areas of recreation. Examples include: Planning, organizing, coordinating, supervising, or evaluating community, industrial outdoor, institutional, or other recreational programs; Planning, establishing, or evaluating a recreational curriculum for junior college or higher academic levels; Instructing in the principles and techniques of recreational program planning and management; Serving in a leadership role in the programs and activities of local, regional, and/or national recreational organizations. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Education This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here Additional Information Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment. DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here Recruitment incentives may be authorized. This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period. All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit. The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR ยง 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR ยง 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement. More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 410-636-7281. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation