Commander, Navy Installations Recreation Specialist, Community Recreation in United States

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This position is located in the Community Recreation Division, of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department, located within Commander, Navy Naval Forces Korea - Busan. Manages and administers a comprehensive and diverse year round recreation program and various recreation facilities that can include but are not limited to Parks and Picnic Areas, Outdoor Rental/Resale/Adventure Activities, Camping/RV Parks, Vehicle Storage, Liberty Program, Library Program, Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT), Recreation and Resource Centers, Bowling, Paintball, Deployed Forces Support, Special Events, Command Event Support and Equipment Issue, Auto Skills and Snack Bars. Plans, promotes and implements a variety of MWR or Community Recreation programs and activities. Also responsible for seeking various partnerships with community organizations and businesses, in support of MWR programs and base wide special events. The position is under the direct supervision of the Community Recreation Division Head, Recreation Director or equivalent.

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Incumbent uses creativity to plan, promote and implement well-rounded Community Recreation programs utilizing numerous facilities within the entire MWR Department. Also, coordinates leisure skills development activities and classes. Organizes community special events such as comedy shows, holiday events, celebrity appearances, concerts, 4th of July Festival and Winterfest, which are just a few of the many programs offered throughout the year. May serve as a liaison for MWR related activities associated with Training Support Center, Fleet & Family Readiness Departments (N9) and other tenant commands on base. Also, provides support for unit allocation events to include equipment, programming ideas, and coordination assistance. Responsible for the development, management, maintenance, planning, business plan execution, and administration of a diverse Community Recreation program. Assists with writing standard operating procedures. Ensures programs are in compliance with local and Regional program policies, regulations, and procedures, including higher level Navy and DoD instructions, regulations and program standards; uses judgment in adapting guidelines for specific situations, methods and processes that may deviate from guidelines. Exercises authority and independent judgment in development of plans and solutions. Develops working partnerships with both on base and off base organizations to support and benefit MWR programs. Responsible for the development of contacts and creating professional proposals, execution of agreements and follow-up. Research and provide information and referral on a variety of recreational opportunities for individuals/families on and off the base. Assumes responsibility for planning, coordinating, publicizing, marketing and execution of programs and special events within the Community Recreation program by utilizing all available resources. Seeks ways to promote and market MWR facilities and events through outreach opportunities on base. Promoting events and programs are done by speaking to large groups and using administrative resources to create and post advertising materials, providing input for quarterly calendars, weekly base paper, etc. Provides administrative duties and support through after-action reports, data collection and database administration. All administrative duties arc completed through a variety of sources including computer software which tracks patron's usage and responses. Monitors Community Recreation programs to ensure Navy Program standards are met or exceeded. Routinely evaluates and reviews ongoing programs and recommends changes or enhancements that may develop, adapt, modify, expand, or otherwise change the program activity to better meet and enhance the expected effectiveness of the programmed activity. Performs regular analysis of projects and programs; considering operating budget, staffing requirements, plans, trends, command mission and changing population. Provides onsite project oversight and ensures that approved plans are implemented and notifies local and regional leadership of any issues or concerns that may arise. Uses metrics and financial data to make recommendations for modifications to programs. Ensures all facilities and activities associated with the Community Recreation program meet established fire, safety, security and sanitation guidelines. Takes timely action to correct deficiencies through coordination with appropriate entities. Assists in planning and designing of construction projects that may include facility renovations and enhancements. Leads and performs check-in and check-out of materials and collects any applicable fees by operating point of sale (POS) computer system for equipment and activities associated with Community Recreation Programs. Inspects equipment upon return for damage and makes recommendations for replacement when required. Is accountable for the balancing and reconciliation of daily sales transactions by completing a Daily Activity Report (DAR). Performs inventory of various, types of equipment, retail items, supplies and any other item deemed to have cash value. Leads and instructs subordinate staff in administering traditional and non-traditional workshops, clinics and events in a variety of outdoor skills areas including but not limited to camping, cycling, sailing, backpacking, canoeing, snow skiing, hiking or water sports. Provides outdoor field experiences related to above skill training in the form of day and weekend trips. Leads day-to-day operation of multiple programs which assigned; assists with staffing, training and scheduling. Responsible for customer service awareness and information, requisitioning merchandise, ensuring adequate stock levels, entertainment and promotion schedules. Supervises staff within the Community Recreation Program. Recommends personnel actions to include recruitment, evaluation, counseling, employee development and termination. Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required up to 10% or less.

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
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United States Citizens

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Conditions of Employment
  • Satisfactorily complete all background checks to include NACI.


Hours of work will vary as required by the needs of the program to include split days off, evenings, weekends and holidays. May be required to work early, late, and on weekends and holidays.

Wears protective clothing and equipment as situations warrant.

Subject to recall regularly.


Knowledge gained through relevant education and training (i.e., Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Marketing, Business or closely related field) and/or equivalent recreation related work experience.

Combination of experience related to customer service and or activity based functions. Must be able to work independently, make solid decisions and have the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Knowledge of the goals, principles, techniques and methods of procedure used in organizing, planning and conducting all types of activities. Knowledge of the entire scope of activities and their suitability in the Community Recreation Program for individuals and groups of varying demographics, ages and interests.

Ability to create, negotiate, implement and sustain partnerships via various MWR agreements. Maintain a clear and accurate database and ability to represent the department and speak in front of both small and large groups.

Knowledge of recreational and entertainment events.

Additional information

**Return rights for current employees must be negotiated with the losing command. Candidates not associated with DOD/DON are ineligible for return rights.

Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and/or education.

Chinhae and Busan, Korea do not have a DoDEA school. (The DODEA Charles Turner Joy School that you may see online closed in 2017). DoDEA designated this area as a Non-Department of Defense School Program (NDSP) location. There are K-12 schools in Busan, Goeje, and Sacheon (all are approximately 1.25 to 1.5 hour drive from Chinhae). There are no wait lists and the schools offer some Special Education support services. In the town of Chinhae there are two schools that are open for students K-3. Prior to accepting this as your next assignment; we strongly encourage you research this situation by contacting the School Liaison Officer (SLO)/NDSP Liaison before arrival. The SLO will provide you with a local education information tip sheet that includes the school options, websites, and contact information. The SLO can be reached at DSN 315-762-5381 or via email at:

Do not make school arrangements until contacting your SLO, completing the NDSP Orientation and Student Online Registration (SOR) system at, and researching the many international schools in the area. Each school is unique, so it is best to tour each of the schools you are interested in after you arrive and before you choose a school for your children.

Selectees initially recruited from the United States or who are already on a Transportation Agreement will be entitled to transportation and moving costs for themselves and their family members. Household goods may be shipped and a housing allowance is paid to cover monthly housing and utility costs.

Compensation includes base pay, a Post Allowance which is a non-taxable (federal) allowance based on the Korean Won rate exchange, and a Living Quarters Allowance sufficient to pay for a housing unit within close proximity of the Naval base. You may also ship and/or store your household goods. These and other benefits are available to those personnel hired on an overseas transportation agreement.

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. The DON provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodation(s) should email their request to to ensure proper consideration is given.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Using the qualifications of the positions, as predetermined Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.

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Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

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  • If claiming Veteran's Preference, please submit a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4)

  • If you are a current federal employee, please submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50

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Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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All benefits offered (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan).

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Commander, Navy Region Japan PSC 473 Box 60 Code N941 FPO, AP US

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/13/2018 to 03/27/2018

Salary: $40,000 to $43,000 per year Plus Non-Taxable Post Allowance and Living Quarters Allowance

Pay scale & grade: NF 03

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent