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Job Title:  Child and Youth Program Assistant
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Logistics Agency
Job Announcement Number:  DLANAFLL13837093

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$11.91 to $14.59 / Per Hour
Monday, February 04, 2013 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Intermittent - Intermittent
1 vacancy in the following location:
New Cumberland, PA View Map
US Citizens and Non Citizens


America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.

This position is a Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) position with DLA Installation Support at Susquehanna (New Cumberland, PA), in the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Division.

This position is a Flexible (Flex) position which will be scheduled on an as needed basis (no guaranteed hours). Flex employees are not entitled to leave or benefits.
Multiple Positions may be filled from this announcement.  Referral lists will be generated as positions become available.



FIRST SHIFT HOURS (0600 - 1700)

SECOND SHIFT HOURS (1600 - 2400)







  • Direct Deposit is Required
  • Social Security Card is Required


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This is a developmental assignment to Target position Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4), CY-1702-02, Job #AM299.  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 accomodate 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 nad 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 of Army equivalent.  Performs other related duties assigned.


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Requirements for Entry Level (CY-01) - Candidate must:
- 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.

Requirements for Skill Level (CY-01) - Candidate must:

- Meet Entry Level requirements.
- 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.


Requirements for Target Level (CY-02) - Candidate must:

- Meet Entry Level requirements.

- 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.


Must possess a High School Diploma or GED.  Education must be stated on your application.


Applicant must successfully complete and maintain all required background checks IAW AR 215-3 to include the initiation/completion of Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI).


Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of appointment.


Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

Immunizations may be required as a condition of employment for the health and safety of those in the facility as determined by medical authority.


Must be able to life and carry up to 40 pounds, walk, bend, and stoop and stand on a routine basis.

Duties may involve working both indoors and outdoors.



Must possess a High School Diploma or GED.  Education must be stated on your application.


Conditions of employment:

1. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
2. 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.
3. All required background check IAW AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained.
4. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check
5. You will be required to show Social Security card upon appointment to a NAF position.
6. 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. -- For CYS positions only.


Applications will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position. 


Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.


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NAF Flex employees are not entitled to benefits or leave accrual.


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 Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on


The Department of Defense 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 Defense Logistics Agency 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.

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 Vacancy ID 837093
2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


The following documents are required:


• 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.

DA form 3433 can be found at:
DA form 3433-1 can be found at:
DA form 3433-2 can be found at:


• Unofficial college transcript if substituting college education for the experience requirement. (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 – and http://ed.gob/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
• Questionnaire must be completed.
• Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy) required.
• PCS Orders 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!


Betsy Kelly
Phone: (703)767-5260
Agency Information:
8725 John J Kingman Rd
Suite 1134 Attn NAF HR
Fort Belvoir, VA


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  Applicants that are found qualified may be referred to the hiring official for consideration.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.  Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.

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