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    Duties

    Summary

    The mission of the Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Programs team is to maximize the physical, emotional and social development of the Navy family. FFR enables a ready Navy force through its Fleet Readiness, Family Readiness and Housing Programs. We service all non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees who work for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) and Bachelor Housing (BH) throughout the Fleet and Family Readiness Program for the Naval District Washington (NDW) Region.

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    Responsibilities

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The purpose of the CY Program Assistant is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years.

    ENTRY LEVEL – EDUCATIONAL AIDE:

    Assists in implementing and leading planned activities for program participants. Uses prepared curriculum and program materials. Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as special dietary needs, physical needs, or other information that may affect the child or youth's experience in the program. Cares for children and youth with special needs as directed by the supervisor.  Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices. Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.  Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Helps create adult-made games and play materials (mixing paint and play dough and assembling props for dramatic plays, activities, etc.).  Assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment for submission to the supervisor.  Helps establish a program environment that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults.  Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques as provided by supervisors.  Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD), NAF Component, and local installation policies, guidance, and standards.

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – EDUCATIONAL AIDE:

    Assists in planning and coordinating activities for program participants, including group as well as individual activities.  Implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age and/or stage appropriateness.  Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as special dietary needs, physical needs, or other information that may affect the child or youth's experience in the program. Assists children and youth with special projects and homework.  Cares for children and youth with special needs as directed by the supervisor.  Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices.  Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.  Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Sets up displays and bulletin boards.  Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies.  Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities.  Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults.  Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.  Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD), NAF Component, and local installation policies, guidance, and standards. 

    FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL – EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN:

    Develops schedules and activity plans.  This may include reviewing and providing input into schedules and activity plans developed by CY Program Assistants, GS 1702-02 and GS 1702-03. Ensures that program plans and activities incorporate the observed needs of the individual children and youth. Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as special dietary needs, physical needs, or other information that may affect the child or youth’s experience in the program.  Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Cares for special needs children and youth as directed by the supervisor. Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities.  Role models developmentally appropriate practice and classroom or activity area management techniques. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices.  Helps prepare, arrange and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing and depleted supplies. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults. Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Provides care and supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD), NAF Component and local installation policies, guidance and standards.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Non-Citizens. A non US Citizen applicant must have a Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card.)

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine. 

    Test Designated Position: In accordance with the Department of the Navy Test Designated Position listing issued 7 October 2003 this position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position.  Must obtain and maintain a food handler’s card.  Must possess a valid state driver’s license AND obtain appropriate credentials as required.  Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.  Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI).

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    ENTRY LEVEL:

    Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent and have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred.  Must be able to complete all DON  training requirements within the specified timeframes.  Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable diseases.  Must satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI).

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:

    Must meet entry level qualifications of ENTRY LEVEL position AND Have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting AND have completed child abuse modules and modules 1, 2, and 10 of the DoN Standardized Module Training.

    FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL:

    Must meet entry level qualifications of ENTRY LEVEL position AND…

    Completion of the DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12 months of experience working with children and youth.

              OR

    A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential.

              OR

    Two year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or related field of study, which can include Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate.



    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Must be 18 years of age or older.
    Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
    Position is Drug Testing designated

    Education

    Must be 18 years of age or older. 

    Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.

    Additional information

    Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders.  Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted.  Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference. 

    Some positions have special requirements.  In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements.  Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

    As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions.  If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment.  To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at https://www.sss.gov/default.htm.

    The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

    The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills and abilities will be used for each application.



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    Background checks and security clearance

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    Required Documents

    • A cover letter may be provided to introduce your skills and goals associated with this application.
    • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” is preferable.
    • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

    APPLICATION FORMS  -  A complete packet of the following forms must be submitted for each position applying for:

    • Resume
    • Education (copy of High School Diploma or equivalent OR higher level Degree) Required - must be submitted along with your application packet
    • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a clear, legible copy of your DD 214.
    • Military Spousal Preference form (if applicable)

    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.

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    Benefits

    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.

    Flexible position (0 - 40 hours per week), No benefits offered

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    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.

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    How to Apply

    To be considered for this position, please submit a resume proof of Education (i.e. High School Diploma or equivalent OR Degree) and any other required documents as indicated in the "required documents" section, by ONE (only) of the following ways: 

    Directly through USAJobs.gov, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account

            OR

    By Email to:    naf.nsasp-inhd.fcm@navy.mil  Note: If submitting by email, you must put the announcement  number in the subject line.

            OR

    By Fax to:  (301) 744-6564 with the announcement number clearly indicated on the fax

            OR

    By US Postal Service to:  NAF Human Resources Office, 4260 Steve's Way, Bldg. D-328, Indian Head, MD  20640

            OR

    In person to:    NAF Human Resources Office, 4260 Steve's Way, Bldg. D-328, Indian Head, MD  20640

    Please note: The Announcement Number for the position you are applying for MUST be specified on your resume.  Please write it on the top if submitting via fax, mail, or in person.  If emailing, please indicate the announcement number in the subject line.  Applications received without an announcement number designated may not be considered.

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that ALL required documents are included at the time of submission.  The applicant will not be contacted for missing or incorrect information.  Failure to submit ALL required documents, at the time of sumbission, will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.


    Technical Support

    • Check the status of the application system and maintenance schedule here: status.fhrnavigator.com
    • If you experience technical difficulties applying online, report it here: support@econsys.com. The support inbox is monitored Monday through Friday, from 8 AM ET until 6 PM ET.
    • Make sure your status in USAJOBS is 'Received' after you submit your application to ensure it was submitted successfully.

    Agency contact information

    NDW NAF HR Office

    Phone

    301-744-4842

    Address

    Commander, Navy Installations Command
    4260 Steve's Way
    Bldg D-328
    Indian Head, MD 20640
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    The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training.

    Next steps

    Before submitting your resume and supporting documents, please review this checklist:

    • Resume
    • Education (copy of your High School Diploma or equivalent OR higher level Degree) Required - must be submitted along with your application packet
    • DD 214 for veteran's preference consideration
    • Questionnaire
    • Any other supporting documentation

    All applicants will be notified regarding their status.  Applicants will either be contacted for an interview or sent a letter of non-selection 4 - 6 weeks after announcement closing date.  If selected for an interview, applicants can expect to be contacted 3 - 4 weeks after their interview with a position offer or notification of non-selection.

Fair & Transparent

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/500664700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.