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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:SCNAFBK13891770

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$15.25 to $19.82 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to Thursday, May 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

CY-1702-02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

02

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Huntsville, AL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Redstone Arsenal Family and MWR (FMWR) has many award winning services available such as recreation, sports and fitness, child youth and school services, golf, bowling, club, arts and crafts, a library and much, much more! Redstone Arsenal FMWR strive to be your "First Choice" for all quality of life services.  As a member of our FMWR Team, you and your immediate family members are entitled to utilize all FMWR Facilities and Services.

This position is located at the Goss Road Child Development Center.  The Lead Caregiver in the classroom helps to ensure that learning activities are designed to support the development of children and includes individual, small group and large group experiences.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required

DUTIES:

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Serves as a team leader for program staff with responsibility for the assigned operation of a CYS activity and program (homework center and small satellite operation) IAW applicable CYS regulations. Maintains control of and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Oversees arrival/departure of children/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. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. 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. 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, program staff, and school representatives. Briefs other employees and parents. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instruction.

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. Conducts on-the-job training and instruction to team members. Ensures team members follow safety, fire, fitness, health and nutrition procedures and informs supervisor of compliance concerns. Relays instructions from the supervisor, makes activity assignments and gets the work started IAW the daily activity plan. 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. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains and reports program participation data.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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1. Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Be 18 years of age at the time of appointment.

2. Ability to communicate in English (both written and verbal).

3. Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, walk, bend, and stoop and stand on a routine basis.


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

5. Possess twelve (12) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth to include an AA degree with major emphasis in childcare OR:

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


Conditions of Employment:

  • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • 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.
  • All required background checks of AR 215-3, must be successfully completed and maintained including Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquires (CNACI); to include a health assessment is required.
  • Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.
  • DA Form 3433-1 (Supplemental Application Form) must be completed upon appointment to a NAF position. http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pureedge/a3433_1.xfdl
  • DA Form 3433-2 (Supplemental Employment Application Form For Child-Youth Services Positions) must be completed and submitted with this application. http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pureedge/a3433_2.xfdl or http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pdf/A3433_2.PDF
  • Available to work Monday through Friday.
  • Available to work hours ranging from 5:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The questions are designed to capture the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. The score you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.  Later steps in the selection process may be used to verify your stated level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.


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.



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 provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your resume or DA Form 3433 (Optional Application for Nonappropriated Fund Employment).
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Additional required Documents (see Required Document Section below)

The completed 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 891770
  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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  • Resume or DA From 3433 (Fillable version: http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pureedge/a3433.xfdl) / (PDF version: http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pdf/A3433.pdf)  an optional application for Nonappropriated employment.
  • DA Form 3433-2 (Fillabe version: http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pureedge/a3433_2.xfdl) / PDF version: http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pdf/A3433_2.pdf) is a condition of employment.
    • 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://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.
    • Submit most recent DA Form 3434, Notification of Personnel Action, to claim Current Nonappropriated Employee (CNE) or Former Nonappropriated Employee (FNE) status.
    • 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:

Gail Lovoi
Phone: (256)876-7772
Email: GAIL.LOVOI@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
DA NAF Redstone Arsenal
Redstone Arsenal
Bldg 3197 Goss Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL
35898-5070
United States

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:

SCNAFBK13891770

Control Number:

343502300