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Company Name: USDA FS Cass Job Corps
Location: Ozark, AR
Experience Desired: planning, Coordinating, Scheduling Supervising and implementing a broad recreational program for students with diverse socio-economic background and individual needs
Min. Education Desired: Must be able to obtain a CDL within 90 days of hire.
Manage Others: No
Salary: 52,905.00
Job Title: Recreation Specialist
Industry: Government & Military
Job Type: Full-Time
Job ID #:
Date Posted: 8/17/2020

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GS-0188-09 Recreation Specialist


Voluntary Outreach Interest Submittal Deadline: August 22, 2020


The Cass Civilian Conservation Center (Job Corps Center), Ozark National Forest, is conducting an outreach for highly skilled and qualified candidates to fill a Recreation Specialist position with a duty station of Ozark, ArkansasThis notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine interest in the position. Responses to this request may help to determine how the position will be advertised on USAJobs.




This position is located on a Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating, scheduling, supervising and implementing a broad recreational program for students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds and individual needs. In order to meet agency policies, Center objectives and standards the incumbent continually evaluates program and participant requirements, updating and implementing changes in coordination with Center staff. Activities include, but are not limited to: year-round wellness and fitness activities, intramural and varsity athletics, individual and team sports, arts and crafts, and cultural, social, and community activities at on and off site locations.


Incumbent is responsible for budgeting, requisitioning, and maintaining facility equipment and supplies, as well as accountability of accurate inventory and checkout system records.  Periodically surveys Center staff, student population and surrounding communities to determine additional resources that can be utilized to enrich the program. Incumbent ensures adequate publicity of scheduled events for maximum participation, and maintains student participation records for evaluation of individual activities/events and overall program success. Develops evening, weekend and holiday program leisure activities, which may include participation of students in community activities. Coordinates and makes advanced arrangements through appropriate channels for transportation, reservations, food and funds with off-site facilities for recreational activities that may require the use of gymnasiums, athletic fields and courts, and/or community centers.


Incumbent is responsible for the safety and accountability of all participants in the recreation program and reporting all safety violations and accidents to Supervisor. Ensures participants are fully aware of hazards and required safety precautions and use of recreational equipment, and particularly water related activities.


Actively participates on multidisciplinary teams in the evaluation of student progress. Counsels students about matters relevant to their vocational and academic performance and other

related concerns to encourage and motivate them to succeed in the classroom and after graduation. Handles student disciplinary and/or behavioral problems. Emphasizes and instructs students regarding the importance of personal hygiene; professional appearance; job punctuality; and reliability. Communicates to students the importance of cooperation with fellow workers, acceptance of constructive criticism, following instructions, and respecting the value of company and personal property.


Performs other duties as assigned.


Some Basic Key Requirements


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen/National to apply
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Subject to a negative drug test prior to entrance on duty
  • Incumbent must possess valid State Driver’s License.


This position requires the selectee to obtain or possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with the appropriate Endorsement(s) as required by the mission. This position is a Test Designated Position (TDP) under the Forest Service/Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Program. All applicants selected for this position will be required to submit to a pre-employment urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Incumbents of this position will be required to submit to a urinalysis on an ongoing random basis, after appointment as directed.


This Position also requires the selectee to acquire and maintain any required certifications for the purpose of administering test to students as prescribed by requirements in the Program and Requirements Handbook for the purpose of fair and equitable test and reporting of student’s current educational abilities base on published standards.


Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work.  Establishes and communicates guidelines and performance requirements to employees; conducts formal performance reviews; and identifies and provides for the developmental and training needs of employees.  Hears and resolves employee complaints, effects minor disciplinary measures, and recommends action in more serious cases.  Performs administrative and human resources management functions for the unit; provides advice, counsel or instruction on both administrative and work matters; and assures full compliance with safety regulations.


Promotes equal opportunity and employs nondiscriminatory practices for merit promotion, recruitment and hiring of applicants; encouragement, recognition and fair treatment of all employees; and career development and full utilization of employees’ skills.   Adheres to nondiscriminatory employment practices regarding race, color, national origin, age, disability; and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal; or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.  



Cass Civilian Conservation Center is funded by the Department of Labor and operated by the Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.  It is located in Ozark, Arkansas, approximately 17 miles north of Ozark, Arkansas.  Cass is a residential program that provides academic, career technical, and social skills training for an average of 184 young adults, ranging in ages from 16-24. Cass is a co-ed Job Corps and staffed 24/7.  Students reside in the dormitories during non-training hours.


  • No childcare is available at the center. 
  • The opportunity for government housing on or near the center is dependent on vacancies.


For more information about the Ozark-Saint Francis National Forest, please see the following link:


For more information about the Cass JCCCC Center, please see the following link:





If you are interested in the position, please submit the Outreach Interest Form from the next page to:


Kenith Delesline

Residential Living Manager


Office: 479-667-0922

Email: kenith.delesline@usda.gov

Fax: 479-667-3989


Mail to:

Attention: Kenith Delesline

Residential Living Manager

Cass Job Corps CCC

21424 N. Hwy 23

Ozark, AR 72949


Voluntary Outreach Interest Submittal Deadline: August 22, 2020











Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers


If you wish to express interest in this position, please complete this voluntary Outreach interest form.  Please read all of the information contained below and be sure to follow the stated instructions.

Position (title, series, grade):

Recreation Specialist GS-0188-09

Job Corps Center:

Cass Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center



E-mail Address:


Contact Number:


Current federal employee?







Current position title:


    (If federal employee provide series/grade)


Current location:



If you are not a current federal employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities:




  Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A)



  Pathways Program (Students, Recent Graduates, and PMF)



  Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)



  Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)



  30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans









Send this completed form to:

Kenith Delesline

E-mail address:



USDA, Forest Service, Job Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer             

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