This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Child and Youth Program Assistant (Entry, Skill and Target)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army Installation Management Command
Job Announcement Number:  EUNAFJJ13817151SR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$10.49 to $17.09 / Per Hour
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 to Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Intermittent - Intermittent
Many vacancies in the following location:
Grafenwohr Germany
US Citizens and eligible Non-US Citizens


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This position is located in Grafenwoehr, Germany, in the Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz) and in the State of Bavaria (Bayern). The US Army Garrison Grafenwoehr is located in a scenic, rural section approximately 60 miles from Nuernberg. The city of Grafenwoehr lies right outside the gates of the training area and owes much of its prosperity to the soldiers training there. Our communities are truly communities of excellence. A visit to our communities is an opportunity to experience both the old and the new. The local German communities of Grafenwoehr and Vilseck are rich in history and offer many activities and opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. For additional information please visit .


**Please read the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section carefully to ensure all required documents are submitted.**
USAG Grafenwoehr, Child & Youth Services: Child Development Center, School Age Center & Teen Center in the following locations: Grafenwoehr, Netzaberg or Vilseck. 

Position Status: This announcement may be used to fill intermittent positions.  

A reasonable amount of qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.


Eligibility for Skill or Target Levels will be determined based on supporting documents, see announcement for eligibility requirements.


Vacancy ID Number (VIN) must be included on FAXED all documents  817151


  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required
  • Citizenship eligible under country SOFA agreement


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.


Entry Level:

- 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 more information please see: FASCLASS PD# AM300


Skill Level:

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).


- 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 more information please see: FASCLASS PD# AM301


Target Level:

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).


- 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.

For more information please see: FASCLASS PD# AM299

The positions available in this announcement may require shift work and/or work on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evenings, weekends and holidays and in other situations.


You MUST submit your High School Diploma. If you are using education to qualify for Skill or Target Level you must submit college transcripts or a copy of your CDA or equivalent. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for qualifying purposes.

Condition of employment:

1. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection.

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

3.  All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained.

4.  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.

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

6. You will be required to provide a high school diploma or official college transcripts.


Applicants Applying for Positions With Child Development Center (CDC) Must be Able to:

Work any shift, to include: opening, closing and split shifts.

Serve as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs: Child Development Center, SAS, Teen Center.

Work in all weather conditions.


Applicants Applying for Positions With School Age Center (SAC) Must be Able to:

Work a split shift.

Work in all weather conditions (walking with children to and from school).

Serve as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs: Child Development Center, SAS, Teen Center.


Applicants Applying for Positions With Youth Center Must be Able to:

Work weekends & nights as well as some holidays (e.g. July 4th ).

Supervise youth on extended field trips that include overnight lodging.

Travel to countries outside of Germany & possess a Tourist Passport.

Participate in swimming, sports activities & amusement park rides.

Stand for extended periods of time & interact with youth.

Perform basic custodial duties (e.g. operating dish washing machine, hand washing large pots/pans, cleaning spills, recycling trash, etc.)

Serve as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs: Child Development Center, SAS, Teen Center.

Complete Youth Program Training Modules & Annual Training requirements.

Wear appropriate attire for youth program environment.

Adapt to a flexible work schedule.


Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as desired in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position. Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work. Only the current resume will be used.


Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include the following NAF Benefits:  Annual and Sick leave, Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan, Health and Life Insurance, Long Term Care Plan Insurance and Flexible Spending Account.  For additional benefits information please refer to


Employment Overseas provides a lot of additional benefits & entitlements, to review how to qualify for those, information on living Overseas and moving to a new location or anything else, please refer to


Employees hired for FLEX positions are not eligible for Army NAF Benefits.


Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.


This announcement does not apply to specific vacancies but will establish a register of qualified candidates as vacancies become available.Applications will be reviewed and referred for selection at periodic cut-off dates specifically the (15&30th) of each month.  Applications are valid for until the closing date of the annoucement.

Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.9 at

U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.  In NATO countries, employment under U.S. conditions is restricted by the NATO SOFA to individuals who are nationals of a NATO country. These individuals may not be employed under U.S. employment conditions in the country of their citizenship.

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. 

Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, KSA's, where required, etc.) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor.  To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders.

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.


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 - DA-3433-2, High School Diploma or Transcripts (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: 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, and3. 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 using the following Vacancy ID 817151


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.


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.



The following documents are required:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (DA 3433-2 is required, High School Diploma is required, PCS Orders if applicable, DA 3434 if applicable)

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter


Résumé or Optional Application for Nonappropriated Employment (DA 3433/DA3433-1). For Child and Youth Services positions the DA 3433-2 must be submitted as well.


If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.


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. (An official college transcript will be required before being hired.) 

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:

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://ed.gob/admins/finaid/accred/index.html


Questionnaire must be completed.

Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy or equivalent) required.

PCS Orders or equivalent for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference (SEP) required.

Certificates, licenses and additional documentation as outlined in the qualifications of this announcement must be submitted.

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


Grafenwoehr NAF HR Office
Phone: 011499641836887
Agency Information:
UNIT 28130


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.  If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for the position.  Please follow all instructions carefully; errors and omissions may affect your eligibility. 

Control Number: 334734500
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