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Job Title:Child and Youth Program Assistant

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:NENAFDQ13842230-SR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$10.95 to $13.41 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to Thursday, June 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

CY-1702-01/02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Intermittent - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Carlisle, PA United StatesView Map
Letterkenny Army Depot, PA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

***************NO MORE APPLICANTIONS BEING EXCEPTED TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. BEING CLOSED DUE TO NEW REGULATIONS. WILL BE OPEN AGAIN BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2013 OR SOONER.******************************

The Child Development Center's mission is to create and maintain "FIRST CHOICE" MWR products and services for America's Army, essential to a ready, self-reliant force.

This is a flexible position. There are no guaranteed hours and no benefits. Will be working at the Child Development Center at the Letterkenny Army Depot, http://www.letterkenny.army.mil/cdc.html. Carlisle Barracks Child Development Center, http://www.carlislemwr.com/family-programs/about-cyss/moore-cdc, is looking for applicants as well. Interacting with children in and out doors. Will be required to lift at least 40lbs.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required
  • Lifting 40lbs and up is required
  • High School Diploma or GED is required

DUTIES:

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Child and Youth Program Assistant Entry Level

Performs routine or repetitive established tasks, following verbal and written instructions, under close supervision of higher-level employees. Work is reviewed in detail, while in progress and upon completion, to ensure and assess trainee's progress, and to evaluate attainment of training objectives and readiness for increased autonomy and further training.
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 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 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.

 

Child and Youth Program Assistant Skill Level

Performs a variety of developmental duties under close supervision. Supervisor assigns specific tasks verbally and/or written with specific initial instructions and is available for guidance and advice on all aspects of work to be accomplished and evaluated. Work is reviewed in detail, while in progress and upon completion to ensure and assess trainee's progress and to evaluate attainment of training objectives and readiness for increased autonomy and further training.
This is a developmental position leading to Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4) 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 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. 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. Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required) self-inspection materials and national accreditation tools. Assists In achieving and maintaining DoD/Army certification and national accreditation or Army equivalent. 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 tracks and records completed training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP). Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains and reports program participation data. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Child and Youth Program Assistant Target Level

Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor, who provides guidance on scope of assignments and assistance on the more complex, non-routine problems encountered. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved and adherence to established standards and procedures. Routine day-to-day assignments are normally performed independently with technical assistance available from supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies, procedures and instructions.
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. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and the Command. Participates in conferences with parents and staff. Briefs other employees and parents. 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. Explains and models program guidance, procedures, policies and directives to entry and skill level staff. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children/youth. Observes program participants 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. Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required) self-inspection materials and national accreditation tools. Assists In achieving and maintaining DoD/Army certification and national accreditation or Army equivalent. 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 tracks and records completed training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP). Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains and reports program participation data. Performs other related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Entry Level 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.
- 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 Candidate must:

Meet Entry-level requirements and candidate must:
- 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).
OR
- 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 child care.

 

Target Level Candidate must:

Meet entry-level requirements and candidate must:
- 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).
OR
- 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.


Have completed high school or GED. Highly preferred candidates with college degrees in early childhood education or equivalent studies: elementary/secondary/special education, child/youth development, psychology, human development, youth program administration or related behavioral sciences.

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.  Completion of Occupational and Behavioral Health Assessments.  

5. All required background checks of AR 215-3, must be successfully completed and maintained including Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI).

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

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:

- Entry Minimum Qualifications

- Physical Qualifications

- Availability 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.


BENEFITS:

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This is a FLEXIBLE position. No guaranteed hours and no benefits. Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3. 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 http://www.armymwr.org/hr/nafbenefits/default.aspx.

 

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill permanent full-time, part-time or intermittent positions.

This announcement does not apply to specific vacancies but will establish a register of qualified candidates as vacancies become available. Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date.

To successfully claim veteran's priority consideration, 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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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: https://applicationmanager.gov/. 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

http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf

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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 842230

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.

 

***THE 1203-FX FORM DOES NOT SUPPORT NARRATIVE RESPONSES. IF THE OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE IDENTIFIES THAT A NARRATIVE RESPONSE IS APPROPRIATE (RESPONDING TO A QUESTION WITH THE EXPERT 'E' LEVEL RESPONSE) YOU MUST PROVIDE A RESPONSE IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT ON A SEPARATE DOCUMENT AND INCLUDE IT AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS. NEGLECTING TO PROVIDE THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY LEAD TO AN INELIGIBLE RATING. PLEASE SEEK ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE NAF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE IDENTIFIED AS THE CONTACT.***

 

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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Other (DA 3433-1 - R, DA 3433-2 - R, High School Diploma or GED - R, DA 3433 - NR, DA 3434 - NR, Spousal Orders - NR)
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

R - Required Supporting Documents: Other documents with an R notated are required by all applicants applying for this position. If these documents are not submitted with resume applicant will be considered ineligible due to missing documentation.

NR - Not Required (optional): Other documents with an NR notated are not required by all applicants but can be used to support applicant status. Example any applicant requesting Military Spouse Preference are required to have their spouses orders assigning them to the local base within commuting distance.

 

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: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
  • 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://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Official transcripts (copy or original) will have to be provided to support meeting the positive education requirements outlined for this position. 

 

  • Assessment Questionnaire must be completed.
  • Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy or equivalent) required.
  • PCS Orders or equivalent 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Staffing
Phone: (717)245-3939
Email: USARMY.CARLISLE.IMCOM-ATLANTIC.MBX.NAF-CPAC@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
CDC LEAD
3201 Georgia Ave
Chambersburg, PA
17201

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

NENAFDQ13842230-SR

Control Number:

337778100