Commander, Navy Installations FLEET READINESS DIRECTOR in Sigonella Sicily, Italy

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This position is located at U.S., Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. Serves as the Installation Program Director for multiple Fleet and Family Readiness codes, including Child and Youth Programs; Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Support Services Center; Galley Operations; and Transient Lodging Operations (Navy Gateway Inns and Suites) for Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. This position is responsible for the overall business, personnel and operations management under the direction of Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Air Station Sigonella (NASSIG). Responsible for the financial management for all non-appropriated and appropriated funds for the largest department under NASSIG.

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Planning, Programming and Organizational Management 30%

  • Develops specific policies and procedures on a wide range of subjects to guide and manage programs. These include, but are not limited to: budgets, programs, marketing, accounting, staffing, training, procurement, and facility planning.
  • Provides leadership for the Fleet Readiness program; implements policies and directives from the command and higher headquarters and adapts those policies to meet the needs of NASSIG.
  • Advises the Commander and Executive Officer on all matters of policy and planning for Fleet Readiness programs.
  • Organizes and administers a comprehensive Fleet Readiness program. Responsible for all recreation, youth, leisure, transient lodging and food and beverage programs at NASSIG, which includes 46+ tenant commands/departments.
  • Develops and updates a MWR Master plan that addresses overall program scope to include three primary sub-functional program areas: Mission Sustaining Programs, Community Support Activities and Business Activities.
  • Ensures the efficient execution of departmental long-range plans into the installation planning, programming and budget execution process.
  • Plans for and budgets available appropriated (APF), non-appropriated (NAF) supported funds to optimize revenue while reducing expenses. These resources affect staffing, capitalization of equipment and construction and renovation of facilities.
  • Initiates and develops the department requirements for personnel, programming, equipment/supplies, and the construction/renovation of facilities.
  • Coordinates with Commander, Navy Region EURAFSWA N9 program managers to facilitate support services, resourcing, (e.g., POM, budget, allocation and distribution), oversight, inspections, audits and coordinating data calls from higher authority.

Supervisory Responsibilities 30%

  • As Fleet Readiness Director, directly and indirectly oversees the administration of a civilian and uniformed military work force of approximately 375 employees comprised of GS, NAF, LN’s and contractors).
  • Directly supervises 4 senior management personnel responsible in as many functional areas within the Fleet Readiness Directorate. Authority is delegated to direct reports, holding them accountable for performance of their respective organizational units.
  • Manages manpower assigned to the directorate; responsible for using the work force effectively, appropriately structuring the organization, resolving grievances and complaints referred from subordinate supervisors, initiating recruitment of and selecting personnel, conducting performance evaluations, reassignments, promotions, discipline, and on-the-job training of personnel.
  • Employs aggressive EEO/Affirmative action initiatives to meet departmental, installation, region and Navy EEO objectives. Actively carries out and communicates strong support of the command EEO program including: Affirmative Employment Plan, Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment, Disabled Veteran, Handicap Program and all EEO committee assignments of employees.
  • Determines staffing requirements and directs actions to assure minorities and women are included in the pool from which selections are made.
  • Institutes management practices relative to Equal Employment and upward mobility, through professional management and effective supervision, which will stabilize employee retention and improve employee morale.

Resource Management and Procurement 20%

  • Prepares and updates a comprehensive out-year (5 years) budget, $16 million yearly, non-appropriated and $5 million appropriated and capitalization plan for all fleet readiness activities and facilities.
  • Monitors and reviews obligations, expenditures, reimbursable orders, funding requests, etc, through review of financial records, continuing dialogue with program managers, and review of written documents.
  • Advises commanding officer on the status and availability of funds.
  • Ensures authorized merchandise and cash is properly safeguarded;
  • Ensures financial data is submitted and recorded into the Recreation and Mess Central Accounting System (RAMCAS).
  • Reviews financial reports, identifying positive and negative trends and develops approaches for correcting deficiencies and optimizing revenues.
  • Establishes and executes contracting warrant control.

* Services and Programs 20%*

  • Initiates and directs market research studies along functional program lines.
  • Identifies needs and desires and determines feasibility of providing services that meet or exceed business objectives.
  • Continuously evaluates management procedures and departmental programs by analysis of financial plans, market survey results, program participation, interviews, and other analytical methods that clarify data for decision making.
  • Coordinates overall facilities and programs operational policies.
  • Ensures compliance with overall DOD/Navy policies and guidance.
  • Performs or supervises vulnerability assessments, and coordinates fiscal, security, and safety reviews.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel required

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

United States Citizens Worldwide, including local U.S. Citizens that are 1) Current permanent NAF/APF employees; or 2) Spouses of active duty military members; or 3) Family members of active duty military member; or 4) Family members of DoD civilians.

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Conditions of Employment


In addition to a graduate degree in recreational or business-related science, an advanced graduate degree or commensurate experience is considered a prerequisite. Incumbent must also have some basic training in quality management concepts and applications along with working in a foreign area. Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) for this position are:

  • Ability to apply principles, methods and techniques of systems management.

  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct/direct analysis and research efforts.

  • Knowledge of and ability to develop comprehensive and integrated strategic and capitalization plans.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in Federal financial source management including appropriated and non-appropriated funds.

  • Knowledge of financial management including budgeting, cost and profitability analysis, internal controls, audit systems, procurement, cost controls, performance tracking and facility management.

  • Ability to utilize analysis in developing information to formulate decisions for complex management actions.

  • Ability to utilize complex information to base decisions that betters the program and community.

  • Knowledge and background of military recreation and quality of life initiatives to retain or experiment with new theories and applications which are responsive to a rapidly changing/operating social environment.

  • Ability to utilize leadership skills to develop and maintain a large workforce into a cohesive group committed to quality program and product delivery to customers. This application of knowledge is essential to unit cohesion and military readiness.

  • Ability to direct solutions to complex short and long-term problems, applying logic and economical factors.

  • Knowledge of a variety of financial, program, administration, EEO, procurement, personnel, and other laws, regulations, and policies used by the Navy and other U.S. government agencies.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with senior leadership, peers, staff and customers.



Applicant must have some basic training in quality management concepts and applications along with working in a foreign area in addition to the following:

A Master’s degree or higher in recreation/business.


A Bachelor’s degree in recreation/business AND 2 years of experience in recreation/business management.


6 or more years of experience in recreation/business management.

Additional information

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. As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct. Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Special Benefits: Applicants recruited from the United States are entitled to a tax-free Post Allowance (PA) and Living Quarters Allowance (LQA). In addition, incumbents are authorized use of the Navy Exchange, Defense Commissary and MWR programs. Use of Navy Medical Facilities is authorized on a reimbursable basis. Additional information will be provided upon selection. Information on allowances can also be obtained via internet at then click on foreign per diem rates.

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 to ensure proper consideration. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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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 position, a predetermined rating and ranking criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.

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Required Documents


  • Resume with complete work history including job title, start and end dates, and highlighting qualifications relevant to the vacancy announcement.
  • Attach an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (signed within last 60 days)


  • Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces? Attach the member-4 page of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty".
  • Claiming Family Member Preference? Attach Preference Entitlement Survey and legible copy of sponsor's PCS orders.
  • Current or Former Federal Employee? Attach most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR)/SF-50 showing status.


  • Copy of U.S. Government no-fee passport showing picture, passport number, expiration date.
  • Copy of Sojourner’s Permit (or receipt of application)
  • Overseas Residency Questionnaire
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

A comprehensive benefits package is available.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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Next steps

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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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: 09/08/2017 to 09/22/2017

Salary: $75,000 to $97,000 per year Plus additional allowances

Pay scale & grade: NF 05

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent - Regular