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Job Title:Child & Youth Program Assistant

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:SWNAFEI12790241

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$10.95 to $13.41 / Per Hour


Monday, November 19, 2012 to Wednesday, November 21, 2012




Part Time 20 hours - Permanent




3 vacancies in the following location:
Fort Carson, CO United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Non Citizens


Be an Army Civilian - Go Army! The Army's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) vision is to be the driving force for programs and services that provide for the Army's home and enhance the lives of its Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Military Retirees. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.

This Child and Youth Program Assistant position is located at the Ivy Child Development Center (CDC). Age groups for this facility are 0-5 years of age. Must be available to work between the hours of 5:30am through 6:30pm Monday through Friday and is subject to an IRREGULAR tour of duty to include nights, weekends and holidays. This is a Regular Part-Time position with a guaranteed work week of 20 to 39 hours per week. The dress code for this position consists of smocks/aprons (provided by management).  Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) employees are inclement weather essential.  The position may be converted to Regular Full-Time (40 hpw) without further competition.


  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required


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This is a developmental assignment to a Target level position Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4), CY-1702-02.  Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) 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 Department of Defense (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.


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All applicants must meet the following entry level requirements:

- 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, stoop and stand on a routine basis.  Documentation of good mental and physical health and freedom from communicable disease.
- Satisfactory completion of Local and National Background Checks.

To meet skill level requirements applicants must meet the entry level requirements listed above as well as the qualifications listed below:

-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).
- 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.

To meet target level requirements applicants must meet the entry level requirements and the qualifications listed below:
- Meet skill-level requirements listed above with 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.

BEST QUALIFIED: Individuals who possess work experience in a group program of children ages 0-5.  Work experience will be verified against your resume.  

 Conditions 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.  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.

4.  Duties may include working both indoors and outdoors.

5.  Local background checks, Childcare National Agency Check(CNACI) and State Criminal History Record Checks (SCHR) must be successfully completed and maintained.

6.  Successful completion of prescribed training (transition and/or annual) is a condition of employment

7.  Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.

8.  A physical assessment and immunizations are required.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: 


Minimum Qualifications

Skill Level Requirements

Target Level Requirements

Best Qualifying Criteria

Knowledge of basic administrative functions

Oral Communication Skills

Ability to assess the needs of children and staff


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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


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

    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 are 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.


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package to include all required documents listed 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, 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 using the following 790241

    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.


    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:


    1. Your Résumé

    2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

    3. High School Diploma or GED Certificate (if the HS Diploma or GED is not submitted at the time of application you will not be considered for the position).



    In order to claim various preferences, you must submit the following documentation corresponding to the preference you would like to claim:


    - DD214 or equivalent documentation is required for applicants requesting Veterans preference or Involuntary Separated Military Preference.

    - PCS Orders of equivalent documentation is required for applicants requesting Military Spouse Preference.

    - DA3434 is required for applicants requesting Current or Former NAF employee preference.

    - SF50 is required for applicants requesting Current of Former APF employee preference.


    Optional Forms:

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

    - For Child and Youth Services positions the DA 3433-2 may be submitted as well.

    - Coverletter

    - In order to qualify for Skill or Target level with the education requirement you must submit your transcripts

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


    NAF Human Resource Office
    Phone: (719)526-4445
    Agency Information:
    DFMWR Child Youth and School Services
    1626 Ellis Street
    Bldg1118 Rm142
    Fort Carson, CO


    After we receive your completed 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. 

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