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Job Title:Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:SWNAFEX12796711

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$15.00 to $17.00 / Per Hour


Thursday, November 29, 2012 to Thursday, December 06, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Leavenworth, KS United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Non Citizens


Fort Leavenworth is often referred to as "The Best Hometown in the Army".   It overlooks the Missouri River on the border between Kansas and Missouri. Its campus-like setting, open green landscape, and hometown friendliness enhance Fort Leavenworth as a wonderful place to live. Fort Leavenworth MWR home page

This is a child and youth services position and has extra documentation requirements.  Please read the required documents section carefully.  Failure to submit a complete application package will affect your referral status.

As a Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant with the Kids on Site program you would write weekly lesson plans, planning and implementing activities for children. Document observations of children and keep portfolios on each child in the classroom.  Develop individual activities to further child's development.  Maintain a clean and organized classroom.  Complete and update required classroom paperwork in a timely manner.  Guide and assist lower level classroom staff.


  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required
  • Transcripts and/or certifications used to qualify must be submitted


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Serves as a team leader for program staff. Maintains control of and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth.  Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events. Works in ratio with children and youth.

Encourages participant interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Monitors staff/child or youth ratios to ensure adequate staffing. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Works with trainer and supervisor to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Works with team members to prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule.

Participates in conferences with parents, program staff, and school representatives. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Provides opportunities for parent involvement.

Explains program guidance, procedures, policies and directives to team members. Resolves problems and conflict situations or obtains information and guidance from the supervisor. Demonstrates proper work methods and provides work-related guidance to subordinates. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children/youth. Provides input to the supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, performance appraisals, incentive awards, etc.

Observes a program participant for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed.  Arranges for/serves appropriate snacks/meals where applicable. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Collects, maintains and reports program participation data.

Uses designated evaluation materials to ensure assigned area is in compliance with Army baseline standards and metrics. Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD/Army certification and national accreditation or Army equivalent.
Completes designated training requirements and tracks and records training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP).

Acts as manager in non-routine/emergency situations for purposes of opening/closing of facility, when 15 or fewer children/youth are present.


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Must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Be 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Ability to communicate in English (both written and verbal).
  • Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, walk, bend, and stoop and stand on a routine basis.


    •  Meet Target-level requirements and satisfactory performance.
    •  Possess eighteen (18) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
    •  Posses and maintain one of the following: Child Development Associate (CDA), Army School Age Credential (including Boys and Girls of America) or Army Practicum.


    • Possess BA/BS degree with a major emphasis on ECE, Elementary Education, Child Development, Home Economics, Special Education or related behavioral sciences.


    • 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.
    • Possess eighteen (18) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
    • Posses and maintain one of the following: Child Development Associate (CDA), Army School Age Credential (including Boys and Girls of America) or Army Practicum.


    • Possess thirty-three (33) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth and completion of Army Foundation Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent).
    • Posses and maintain one of the following: Child Development Associate (CDA), Army School Age Credential (including Boys and Girls of America) or Army Practicum.


    • Possess thirty (30) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth and completion of Army Foundation Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent).
    • Posses and maintain one of the following: Child Development Associate (CDA), Army School Age Credential including Boys and Girls of America) or Army Practicum.
    • 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.

    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. 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 and imunizations are required.

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

    6. Requires some work on nights and weekends.


    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: 

    • 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.


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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


    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.


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    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.

    If multiple resumes are submitted, only the most recent will be evaluated for qualifications.

    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 796711 

    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 (Spouses PCS Orders and Marriage Certificate, DA-3434 for current or former NAF employees, DA3433-2)

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

    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.

    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 and Marriage License or equivalent for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference (SEP) required. 
    • Certificates, licenses, transcripts, and additional documentation as outlined in the qualifications of this announcement must be submitted.

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


    Ft Leavenworth NAF HR Office
    Phone: (913)684-2747
    Agency Information:
    Child and Youth Services
    600 Thomas Ave
    Bldg 198
    Fort Leavenworth, KS


    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. 

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