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Job Title:  Program Associate (Pre-Kindergarten)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army Installation Management Command
Job Announcement Number:  SWNAFEX13912066

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$29,000.00 to $31,305.00 / Per Year
Friday, June 21, 2013 to Friday, June 28, 2013
Part Time 20 hours - Permanent
Many vacancies in the following location:
Fort Leavenworth, KS United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


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. Fort Leavenworth MWR Homepage.

You can apply for this position using the following options (you must have a resume or use the NAF Optional Application to apply):

1.  Preferred – Apply electronically via USAJOBS –  This will ensure faster processing of your application.  You will also receive faster status updates.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  

*You can download the app to your smart phone!

2.  Fax your resume to (478)757-3144.  The following cover sheet must be included for proper processing. NOTE: Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.  To complete the job related questions complete

3.  Mail or email your resume (or Optional Application) to the point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement.

4.  Drop off your resume in person to the servicing CPAC NAF Division.

You are highly encouraged to provide all supporting documentation as well as complete the job related questions.

These positions are located at School Age Center (SAC).


  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required


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Serves as a Pre-Kindergarten Program Associate in the CYS Services Strong Beginnings Pre-K Program. Provides learning experiences in language and literacy, mathematics, social studies, science and discovery, music and movement, technology, citizenship, physical education and creative expression to prepare children to enter school using The Creative Curriculum system.

Motivates children to develop “Kindergarten Etiquette” skills, knowledge and behaviors that build a strong foundation for school success such as taking turns, raising hands, walking in a line, etc.

Provides supervision, oversight, and accountability for children in compliance with DoD, Army and local policies, guidance, and standards. Maintains staff/child ratio requirements.

Evaluates academic and social growth of children and maintains appropriate records. Observes children for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed.

Implements an active program of parental involvement and encourages parent communication, observation and participation. Holds parents conferences to discuss children’s progress.

Creates an effective and inviting environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and learning stations. Conducts Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and uses results for program improvement.

Works with the School Liaison Officer and school officials to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Kindergarten; Program Assistants to coordinate the before and after Pre-K Program; and trainers, managers and other members of the Pre-K staff to develop goals, objectives, and lesson plans following the Annual Program Plan.

Serves as a member of the CYS Services Garrison Rapid Improvement Team as needed to ensure assigned area is in compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements leading to DoD Certification and national accreditation.

Makes recommendations for program purchases and budget requirements. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Serves meals and snacks as required

Completes designated training requirements and tracks and records training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP).

May be required to perform health related practices as reasonable accommodation for children with disabilities.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


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Meet Target-level requirements and satisfactory performance. Possess eighteen (18) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth. Possess and maintain a Child Development Associate (CDA) or Military School-Age Credential. ~OR~ Meet Entry level requirements. Possess twelve (12) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth. Possess AA degree with major emphasis in early childhood education or child development. ~OR~Meet Entry level requirements. Possess BA/BS degree with a major emphasis in early childhood education, Elementary Education, Child Development, Home Economics, Special Education or related behavioral sciences.

Experience working as a Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant, Child and Youth Program Technician,
or Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level 4) is highly preferred.

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e. HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

Candidate must submit CDA and/or college transcripts.

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 check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position.

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); to include a health assessment is required.

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

7. Successful completion of prescribed training (transition and/or annual) is required.

8. May require shift work, and/or work on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evening, weekends, holidays, and in other situations

9. Immunizations may be required as a condition of employment for the health and safety of those in the facility as determined by medical authority. Already immune individuals (based on documented receipt of vaccine series or physician diagnosed illness), or those subject to religious exemption, or medical contraindication are exempt from this requirement.

10. Documentation of good mental and physical health and freedom from communicable disease.

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


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


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Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include employee benefits.  For additional benefits information go to


Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.

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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Your resume must be submitted by 11:59 PM (eastern time) on the closing date reflected on the vacancy announcement.

To apply for this job online, select -


To fax supporting documents that you are not able to submit online:

1. Complete this cover page using the following 912066.

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


If you cannot apply online follow the below procedures:

1. Click the following link to view and print the job experience related questions View Occupational Questionnaire.


2. Complete the 1203-FX ( form to provide your response to the job related questions.


3. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203-FX form will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE: Please continue completing all questions within section 25 of the 1203-FX form (Occupational Questionnaire) regardless of the numbering sequence.  


For additional tips & pointers to successfully complete the application process you can review additional guidance by accessing the following URLs:

Application help -

Applicant checklist -

Applicant brochure -


The following documents are required:

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

For education requirements please note the following:

Before you can start working, you must provide Official transcripts (copy or original) as proof that positive education requirements have been met. 


Other supporting documentation that may be needed are listed below:


-  Permanent Change of Station Orders or equivalent for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference

-  Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy or equivalent)

-  DOD NAF BBA documentation (DA form 3434 or equivalent plus issued BBA notice)

-  Current and Former NAF employees (to include current APF employees) (DA form 3434 or equivalent, ex: SF50)



Ft Leavenworth NAF HR Office
Phone: (913)684-2747
Agency Information:
Child and Youth Services
600 Thomas Ave
Bldg 198
Fort Leavenworth, KS


Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!

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