This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Child and Youth Program Assistant

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:NCNAFBF12-781836SR

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$11.91 to $16.00 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 to Wednesday, December 05, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

CY-1702-01/02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Intermittent - Intermittent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies - Fort Meade, MD United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

FORT MEADE:  Our mission is to enable critical national security missions by providing our customer and community the facilities and infrastructure they require, the quality of life they deserve and a safe secure environment in which to work and live.

LOCATIONS: Child Development Centers I, II, or III

 

This annoucement is being used to fill vacancies as they become available. Applications will be referred by first come first serve date order, the first cut-off will be November 16, 2012.

  

Child and Youth Program Assistants perform routine or repetitive established tasks, following verbal and written instructions, under close supervision of higher-level employees. Work is reviewed in detail, while in progress and upon completion, to ensure and assess trainee's progress, and to evaluate attainment of training objectives and readiness for increased autonomy and further training.

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Social Security card is required.
  • Physical will be required upon selection.
  • DA Form 3433-2 Required at time of application "See Required Documents"

DUTIES:

Child Development Centers I, II, and III:

Age group for this position is six (6) weeks through six (6) years old.

This is a developmental assignment to Target position Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4), CY-1702-02, Job #AM299. Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Assists in providing and leading planned activities for program participants. Helps establish a program environment that promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Uses prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and the Command. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices. Notifies supervisor on health, fire, and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals where applicable. Observes a program participant for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instruction. Assists in maintaining program participation data and completing required daily reports. Provides care/supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, Army and local policies, guidance, and standards. Completes designated training requirements and records and tracks completed training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP). Participates in program evaluation as required. Assists In achieving and maintaining DoD/Army certification and national accreditation or Army equivalent. Performs other related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

For Entry-level candidate must:
-Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
-Be able to communicate in English (both written and verbal).
-Be 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
-Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, walk, bend, and stoop and stand on a routine basis. Duties may involve working both indoors and outdoors.
-Documentation of good mental and physical health and freedom from communicable disease.
-Satisfactory completion (no convictions of child abuse, molestation, neglect, or battering; or drug related offense) of Local and National Background Checks.

For Skill-level candidate must meet Entry-level requirements and candidate must:

-Possess three (3) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
-Completion of Army Entry Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent).

OR

-Meet Entry-level requirements and demonstrated satisfactory performance.
-One year of education above high school level which included nine (9) semester hours of college credit in early childhood/elementary/secondary/special education, child/youth development, psychology, human development, youth program administration, recreation or related behavioral sciences, or one (1) year vocational certificate in childcare.

For Target-level candidate must meet entry-level requirements and candidate must:

-Meet skill-level requirements and demonstrated satisfactory performance.
-Possess twelve (12) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
-Completion of Army Foundation Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent).

OR

-Two (2) years of education above the High School level, which includes twelve (12)-semester hours of college credit in early childhood /elementary /secondary /special education, child /youth development, psychology, human development, youth program administration or related behavioral sciences, or 90 Hour Child Development Associate Certificate.


Candidate must posses a high school diploma or GED certificate.

Condition of Employment:

 

1. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment.  The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.  

3.  All required background checks of AR 215-3, must be successfully completed and maintained including Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI); to include a health assessment is required.

4.  You will be required to show Social Security card upon appointment to a NAF position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (Minimum Qualifications, Skill level Requirements, Target level Requirements, Knowledge of Basic Administrative Functions, Oral Communication Skills, Ability to Assess the Needs of Children and Staff ).

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.


BENEFITS:

Flexible employees are not entitled to benefits unless converted to a regular full-time or regular part-time positions. 

 

Conversion of employment category (from Flexible to Regular Part-Time or Full-Time) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3. 

For additional benefits information please refer to http://www.armymwr.org/hr/nafbenefits/default.aspx.



OTHER INFORMATION:

To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis. 

To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders.

There is no limit to the number of times a military spouse may apply for and accept positions that are temporary, intermittent or flexible.  Military spouses shall be referred using this preference until such time as they accept or decline a continuing NAF or APF “Regular Position”.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.



HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date reflected on the announcement.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/. After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire

http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and 3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID# 781836

2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.   Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless on number sequence.   This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

 

***THE 1203-FX FORM DOES NOT SUPPORT NARRATIVE RESPONSES.  IF THE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE IDENTIFIES THAT A NARRATIVE RESPONSE IS APPROPRIATE (RESPONDING TO A QUESTION WITH THE EXPERT 'E' LEVEL RESPONSE) YOU MUST PROVIDE A RESPONSE IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT ON A SEPARATE DOCUMENT AND INCLUDE IT AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS.  NEGLECTING TO PROVIDE THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY LEAD TO AN INELIGIBLE RATING.  PLEASE SEEK ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE NAF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE IDENTIFIED AS THE CONTACT.***

 

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been process by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·OF-306
   ·Other (DA Form 3433-2 Required, DA Form 3433-1 Accepted, Military Spouse PCS Orders Accepted, Child Development Associates Accepted)
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

Résumé or Optional Application for Nonappropriated Employment (DA 3433/DA3433-1).

For Child and Youth Services positions the DA 3433-2 must be submitted at the time of application. (Your application will not be considered without the DA 3433-2 attached.)

Unofficial college transcript must be submitted with application if there is an educational requirement.  If substituting college education for the experience requirement, unofficial transcripts must also be submitted.  (Transcript must show Student's Name, School Name, Courses & Credits completed, and Degree Awarded, in order to be accepted).

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.   For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience.   For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at –  http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

 

Official transcripts (copy or original) will have to be provided to support meeting the positive education requirements outlined for this position, before being hired. 

  • Assessment Questionnaire must be completed.
  • Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy or equivalent) required.
  • DOD NAF employee separated by a business-based action to receive Priority Consideration a copy of the Separation DA Form 3434 (or equivalent) required. (This Priority Consideration is authorized for up to one year from separation).

  •  

    Current or Former NAF Employee to receive Priority Consideration a copy of your most recent DA3434 (or equivalent) required.

  • Current APF Employee to receive Priority Consideration a copy of your most recent SF-50 required. (You must have been serving in a position without time limits and have served continuously for at least 1 year in an Army APF position).

     

    Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything!

     

  • AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Donna Byington
    Phone: (301)677-7273
    Email: DONNA.BYINGTON@US.ARMY.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA NAF Fort Meade
    USAG Ft Meade NAF HR Office
    Bldg 4432
    Fort Meade, MD
    20755

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.

    Resumes/Applications will be forwarded to management as positions become available during the opening period of this announcement.


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