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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Child and Youth Program Assistant

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:SWNAFEX13890548

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:

Monday, May 13, 2013 to Monday, May 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

CY-1702-01/02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Intermittent 00 hours - Seasonal NTE 08/16/2013

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

02

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies in the following location:
Fort Leavenworth, KS United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Fort Leavenworth MWR home page Fort Leavenworth is often referred to as "The Best Hometown in the Army". Overlooking 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.

As a Child and Youth Program Assistant you will work in one of the Child and Youth Services (CYS) facilities. Duties vary slightly between centers and with the age range of the children. May supervise children and/or youth ranging from 6 weeks through 18 years of age. Maintain control of and account for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. You will use prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. Supervise children on field trips, outings and special events. Promote and model safety and appropriate behavior. Rotates between different centers and programs, as required. May work in non center based, off site events to include Kids on Site.

Note: This is a Child and Youth Services Position and requires extra documentation.  See required documents.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required

DUTIES:

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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.


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 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 childcare.

 

Target Level (CY-02) 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.


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

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.


BENEFITS:

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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 http://www.armymwr.org/hr/nafbenefits/default.aspx.

Flexible status employees are not authorized to receive benefits

Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 20, 2013 to receive consideration.

 

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

 

Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

 

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

 

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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, 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.

 

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 890548.

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

 

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.  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):
   ·Other (Military Spouse PCS Orders and Marriage License for Preference, DA 3434 for current and former NAF employees, DA 3433-2)
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Transcript

Résumé or Optional Application for Nonappropriated Employment (https://cpolrhp.cpol.army.mil/eur/employment/naf/da3433.doc - DA 3433/ https://cpolrhp.cpol.army.mil/eur/employment/naf/da3433_1.doc - DA3433-1).

This is a Child and Youth Services position and the DA 3433-2 (https://cpolrhp.belvoir.army.mil/eur/employment/naf/da3433_2.docmust be submitted as well.

Official college transcripts or a copy thereof must be submitted with application if there is an educational requirement. 

If substituting college education for the experience requirement, Official transcripts or a copy thereof must also be submitted. 

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://ed.gob/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.

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

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Ft Leavenworth NAF HR Office
Phone: (913)684-2747
Email: USARMY.LEAVENWORTH.CHRA.MBX.CPAC-NAF@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Child and Youth Services
600 Thomas Ave
Bldg 198
Fort Leavenworth, KS
66027

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, 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:

SWNAFEX13890548

Control Number:

343393800