This position is established as a Work and Family Life (WFL) Specialist. The primary purpose of this position is to plan, implement, administer and counsel eligible personnel on various WFL issues and provide information and referral services at the designated installation. Programs and services are delivered, promoted and often coordinated with/through FFSC staff members and various stakeholders throughout the chain of command, military and civilian community.
Serves as a consultant and instructor on a variety of WFL topics and issues (see programs below). Provides informative and tangible advice, assistance, and instruction to address customer concerns, needs and requirements associated with Navy-life (deployment/separation; frequent relocation, transitioning from military to civilian life, etc.). Gathers data, compiles statistics, reports progress and makes recommendations to the supervisor on program planning, agency coordination and follow-up procedures for use at installation, regional and DoD levels. Evaluates, interprets and acts upon data received through customer interviews, general research provided by other agencies/academia, and community based resources. Implements, monitors, documents and tracks service provisions to evaluate and ensure client satisfaction and effectiveness. Disseminates and collects customer evaluation feedback in accordance with the FFSC Quality Assurance Plan. Provides timely inputting of FFSMIS (or equivalent data collection program), and other required workload data for all services provided. Ensures appropriate referrals and follow-up for services requested and documents contacts and results.Works independently and/or with other FFSC staff to provide guidance and training to deliver course curricula and prepare accompanying resource materials. Plans, coordinates, and schedules FFSC workshops, programs, and GMTs. Regularly reviews all new and existing programming IAW with Region and CNIC policies and recommends changes to supervisor. Organizes and implements initiatives such as job fairs and executive career study groups that invite prospective employers to the installation. Provides backup support to all other WFL Specialists, and is cross-trained to provide support in other WFL program areas not specifically assigned to this incumbent. Responsible for marketing program workshops, events, and activities verbally and in writing via AFN, base newspaper, social media IAW the center’s outreach and marketing plan in partnership with the center’s administrator responsible for center marketing. Works with N9 functional areas by facilitating joint program events and presentations in N9 recreation, lodging, housing, barracks and other facilities. Collaborates with civilian and military professional resources to gather information and stay abreast of current issues and events. Responsible for the coordination and completion of special project activities including but not limited to CNIC monthly themed events and activities. Serves on various committees and councils to optimize viewpoints related to military life. May serve as command representative for the command representative program and makes contacts with commands in accordance with guidelines established by the FFSC Director.
Occasional travel – Travel may be required.
0101 Social Science
Knowledge of, and experience in, the delivery of education services, with a focus on human/personal growth and development.
Knowledge and skill in developing and evaluating needs assessments. Ability to collect, evaluate, and disseminate information; assess and measure organizations’ and other serviced populations’ trends, concerns, and needs; assist in identifying and prioritizing goals; and provide guidance and direction for the development and implementation of effective plans, procedures, and tools to address such issues.
Skill in conducting interviews to establish the nature and extent of concerns and issues and provide assistance to develop goals and plans, in order to determine appropriate referral services and options.
Skill in preparation of presentations and public speaking in personal- large and small group settings. Effective skill in forming and retaining working relationships with peers and leadership. Skill in using various computer software database, spreadsheet, word processing, and network programs (e.g., as Internet, Microsoft Office Suite, and FFSP 6
databases). Knowledge of the formulation and execution of needs assessment tools. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to prepare and present findings and recommend solutions, and compose a variety of correspondence, budget justifications/requests, instructions, and other materials.
Skill in conducting interviews with management and staff to obtain or exchange information about work objectives, processes, procedures and policies. Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships using tact, diplomacy, and overall professionalism in interactions with customers, leadership of commands and organizations, partnering agencies, and with program representatives and officials of community organizations.
Bachelor’s degree or higher: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position (such as a business-related field).OR Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.OR Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to submit proof of education, participate in medical screening, drug testing, etc. All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks. Employment is subject to successful National Agency Background Check. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct.
The Department of Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should call 011-39-081-568-5612 or e-mail their request to NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil to ensure proper consideration. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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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.
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