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The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is within the commuting area of Aberdeen Proving Ground. NOTE: Local commuting area is defined as a radius of 50 miles; in addition to, you are considered eligible if one of the following applies: you live outside of this radius and are able to commute to work on a daily/as needed basis or you are able to relocate yourself on your own expenses (must be able to be present for work within 2 weeks of selection), you are a military spouse in the process of relocating to this installation and are within 30 days of moving, or you are an involuntarily separated military member.
This position has various vacancies located at the Child Development Center (Aberdeen, Bayside and Edgewood) and the Youth Center (Aberdeen and Edgewood), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
YOU MAY STOP BY THE NAF HR OFFICE LISTED ON THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION PACKAGE ON SITE.
DUTIES FOR ENTRY LEVEL:
This is a developmental assignment to Target position Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4), CY-1702-02, Job #19889. 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.
FOR ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE FASCLASS PD# 19889 - https://acpol2.army.mil/naf/search_fs/pd_output.aspx?id=2187&jobnum=19889
DUTIES FOR SKILL LEVEL:
This is a developmental position leading to Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4) Job #19890 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 planning, coordinating and conducting activities for program participants, including group as well as individual child activities. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and 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. Assists children and youth with special projects and homework. Participates in conferences with parents and staff. Reviews and implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age/stage appropriateness. Sets up displays and bulletin boards.
FOR ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE FASCLASS PD# 19890 - https://acpol2.army.mil/naf/search_fs/pd_output.aspx?id=2187&jobnum=19890
DUTIES FOR TARGET LEVEL:
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. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Assists children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Reviews, provides input to, and implements schedules and activity plans. Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities. Sets up displays and bulletin boards.
FOR ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE FASCLASS PD# 19891 - https://acpol2.army.mil/naf/search_fs/pd_output.aspx?id=2187&jobnum=19891
Who May Apply
This job is open to…US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
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Conditions Of Employment
1. If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty.
2. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.
3. Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-VERIFY) check.
4. Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks/investigation to determine suitability for this position.
5. Successfully complete all required background checks to include a health screening. An annual health screening will be required throughout employment. All local background checks will be re-verified every 5 years.
6. Willing to work the work schedule specific for the assigned CYS program.
7. Social Security Card is required.
8. Must provide copy of High School Diploma and/or official transcripts prior to entrance to duty date.
NOTE (1): Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at
http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify/self-check. Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.
NOTE (2): No person, regardless of circumstance, will be approved to provide child care services and/or approved for hire in positions designated as having regular and recurring contact with children if the background check discloses that the individual has been convicted for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim or a felony drug offense.
QualificationsThe minimum qualifications for each position level are as follows:
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.
SKILL LEVEL - Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Be able to communicate in English (both written and verbal).In addition to the above, candidate must possess: three (3) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth plus Army or other military service Entry Level Training as evidenced by service-issued Certificate of Completion. OR Six months experience working in a group program with children or youth, plus nine (9) semester hours of college credit with course content directly related to the age group which assigned, for example: Child Development Centers: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education. School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development Youth Development, Special Education, Youth Services: Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, Physical Education, or directly-related behavioral or cultural science (development psychology, child psychology/sociology of the family, gender identity, parenting. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying) . One year vocational certificate in child care or equivalent to other child/youth programs meets the intent of the education requirement.
TARGET LEVEL - Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing in addition, candidate must possess 18 months of experience working in a group program with children or youth, plus an associate's degree or least 60 semester hours of college credit which included a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content directly related to the age group to which assigned, for example: Child Development Centers: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education. School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development, Youth Development, Special Education, Youth Services: Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, Physical Education, or directly-related behavioral or cultural science (developmental psychology, child psychology/sociology of the family, gender identity, parenting. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying).
1. A bachelor's degree or at least 120 semester hours which included a major course or study (24 semester hours) with content as indicated above.
2. Possess and maintain one of the following directly related to the age group of the position to which assigned. Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Military School Age Credential, Army Youth Practicum, or other nationally recognized Youth Development Credential.
*Transcripts must be provided at the time of application - transcripts must clearly state completed coursework (listing course title, grade received and credit hours) so that validation of the above listed qualifications can be determined. If unofficial transcripts are submitted and you are selected for the position, an official transcript(s) will be required prior to onboarding.
- Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
- Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs (click here to view kit or copy this URL: www.armycivilianservice.com/JOA/NAF_Applicant_Information_Kit.pdf )
- Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Minimum Qualifications, Conditions of Employment, Physical Requirements and Integrity Certification.
Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:
- NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
- NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
- NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
- NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
- NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
- NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
- NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran (OAV)
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents must be submitted with your application:
Optional: Our Job Application (DA Form 3433) will be accepted in place of a Resume. Click here to view form or copy this URL into your browser: www.apd.army.mil/pub/eforms/DR_a/pdf/A3433_Final.pdf.
The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:
- Cover Letter
- HS Diploma, DA Form 3434, DA Form 3433, Mitlitary Spouse PCS Orders and Marriage Certificate, Involuntarily Separated Military Card for ISMP
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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:
Electronically (preferred) at https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search for 10106685
Manually: A manual application can be obtained by contacting the servicing NAF Human Resources Office listed on this vacancy announcement.
If you would like to apply manually, please contact the servicing NAF Human Resources (HRO) listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form.
All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 3:00PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner.
Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.
Agency contact information
APG NAF HRO FMWR Support
AddressAG-NAF-W4QVAA US ARMY GARRISON ABERDEEN PRV GRND
DO NOT MAIL
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
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.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- 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.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488411600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.