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Job Title:  Child and Youth Program Assistant
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army Installation Management Command
Job Announcement Number:  SWNAFEX13886419

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$10.95 to $19.50 / Per Hour
Friday, May 03, 2013 to Monday, May 13, 2013
Intermittent - Intermittent
Many vacancies 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. Home to the Combined Arms Center, it is considered by many to be the "Intellectual Center of the Army".  Its campus-like setting, open green landscape, and hometown friendliness enhance Fort Leavenworth as a historical landmark.

This is a CYS position and has extra documentation requirements.  Please read the required documents section carefully.

You will supervise children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities.  May work with different age groups as required by the facility and management.  Rotates between different centers, as required.  Uses prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. Promotes and models safety and appropriate behavior.  Schedule includes some nights and weekends and early mornings.


  • 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. Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs. As a CYPA you will maintain control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Assist in providing and leading planned activities for program participants. Help establish a program environment that promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth and adults. Help prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Use prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. Supervise children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events. Promote and model safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices. You will notify supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals where applicable. Observe program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. 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). Will participate in program evaluation as required.


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For 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 diseases.
  • Satisfactory completion (no convictions of child abuse, molestation, neglect or battering; or drug related offense) of Local and National Background Checks (CNACI).


For Skill Level Candidate must:

  • Meet Entry-level requirements and candidate must also:
  • 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.


For Target Level Candidate must: 

  • Meet Entry-level requirements and candidate must also:
  • 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.


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 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. 
  4. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment. 
  5. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  6. Must be able to work nights, weekends, and early mornings depending on needs of the center.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: 

  • Ability to assess the needs of the children and staff
  • Knowledge of basic administrative functions
  • Oral communication skills
  • Education and experience as it pertains to the specific levels.

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


Flexible employees do not recieve benefits. Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.


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.

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 886419 

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 (DA 3433-2, Sponsors PCS Orders and Marriage License for Spouse Employment Preference SEP, DA 3434 for current and former NAF employees CNE-FNE)

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document

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 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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