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Title Warrior Adaptive Sports Program (WASP) Specialist
City JBSA-Randolph
State TX
Description Assist the Military Adaptive Sports team with the management and operations of its adapted sports and reconditioning programs and activities for recovering Services members to improve the recovery process and quality of life as the participants adjust to their 'new normal'. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in providing effective and efficient adapted sports and reconditioning programs for recovering Services members
- Assist in coordinating adapted sports and reconditioning programs according to guidelines, standards of practice and professional code of ethics developed by AFSC at multiple installations throughout the US.
- Identifies populations to be served based on age, disability and interests.
- Assist in coordinating adapted sports opportunities with local community organizations.
- Demonstrates ability to provide activities that are appropriate to the population being served.
Communicates effectively and professionally with senior military and community leadership as well as activity participants.
- Identifies community resources to provide support and augment the program.
- Encourages and provides Airmen with information about monthly activities in their local communities.
- Coordinates and attends regional and national WASP events, providing direct assistance as an integral team member

Requirements Qualifications:
- Proficiency with database management and other Administrative skills
- Experience in operating Microsoft office products
- Ability to work at the Headquarters Program level
- Ability to manage multiple activity schedules simultaneously
- Ability to communicate effectively with recovering Service members (RSMs) and make the appropriate registrations and travel arrangements for their participation in WASP events
- Demonstrated quality communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
- Excellent organizational skills required with attention to detail and follow-through
- Demonstrated ability to lead within a complex system involving individuals with diverse levels of experience, skills and abilities
- Ability to be a self-starter who can help develop and implement a program with limited direct supervision
- Ability to travel to events throughout the year


Education/Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree or five years of appropriate experience in the management of programs with diverse populations
- Preference will be given to degrees in the areas of sport management, recreation, adaptive physical education, therapeutic recreation or related field
- Experience working with individuals with PTSD and TBI desired
- Must have experience working with individuals that require sporting equipment modifications to participate in physical activity
- Must have willingness, ability and experience participating in various adaptive sporting activities Examples include Archery, Cycling, Rowing, Track and Field, Sitting volleyball, Swimming and Wheelchair basketball.
- Previous active duty military experience or experience working with Service members or veterans preferred.

Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General Office Demands:

- Must be able to operate general office equipment including but not limited to: computer, phones and related media and information devices on most or all workdays

- Ability to communicate and interact with others, both in person and/or by telephone to conduct business

- Working under time pressure

- Working rapidly for long periods to meet deadlines

- Must be able to travel as needed and adhere to AFSC travel policies and procedures.

- Physical requirements can typically be characterized as sedentary: work involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.


Major Job activities and mental requirements:

- Multiple concurrent tasks

- Ability to perform under stress

- Reading and comprehension

- Writing

- Problem solving

- Confidentiality

- Customer contact

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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