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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:SWNAFEX13981827

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:

Friday, October 25, 2013 to Thursday, October 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

CY-1702-01/02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Intermittent 00 hours - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

02

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Fort Leavenworth, KS View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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 landscaping, and hometown friendliness enhance Fort Leavenworth as a wonderful place to live.  Fort Leavenworth MWR

You can apply for this position using the following options (you must have a resume or use the NAF Optional Application http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pureEdge/A3433.XFDL to apply):

 

1.  Preferred - Apply electronically via USAJOBS - https://usajobs.gov. This will ensure faster processing of your application.  You will also receive faster status updates. 

 

Please upload all required documents.  Uploaded documents will be processed through the system. You are encouraged to monitor your application status.  *You can download the USAJOBS.gov app to your smart phone for easy access and convenience!

 

2.  Fax your resume (and supporting documentation) to (478)757-3144.  The following link will take you to the cover sheet which must be included with the faxed resume or application http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf.

 

NOTE: Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process before they are available in the system for HR to view.

 

To complete the job related questions obtain the Form 1203FX by going to the following link http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. This form must be faxed as a part of your application package for you to be considered for a job.

 

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

 

4.  If you are in the area, you may drop off your resume in person to the servicing CPAC NAF Division.

 

You are highly encouraged to provide all supporting documentation prior to closure of the vacancy announcement.  This will speed up the process to consider you for the job if you meet the minimum qualification requirements.

 

IMPORTANT!: Applicants that chose option #3 or #4 as outlined above, must still complete the job related questions either online or manually (faxed) prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If you wish to complete them online, go to the 'apply online' button on the vacancy announcement.  If you wish to complete them manually, print the full

occupational questionnaire directly from the vacancy announcement and complete and fax the 1203-FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf) to (478)757-3144.

 

Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.  You may contact the servicing CPAC NAF DIVISION identified on the vacancy announcement for additional assistance.


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 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 Kinds on Site.

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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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


BENEFITS:

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Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include employee benefits.  For additional benefits information go to http://www.armymwr.org/hr/nafbenefits/default.aspx.


Benefits are not authorized for Flexible status positions.  Flexible positions may be converted to regular positions without further competition.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 - https://www.usajobs.gov/.

 

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

1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 981827.

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 (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf) 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 - http://www.chra.army.mil/hr/tools/gps/files/Application%20Manager%20Help%20for%20Applicant~466.pdf

Applicant checklist - http://www.chra.army.mil/hr/tools/gps/files/applicantchecklist~466.doc

Applicant brochure - http://www.chra.army.mil/hr/tools/gps/files/USAS%20Applicant%20Brochure~466.pdf



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Before you can start working, the following documents will be needed:

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 (Military Spouse Orders and Marriage License for preference, DA 3434, DA3433-2)
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

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)

 

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:

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


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Job Announcement Number:

SWNAFEX13981827

Control Number:

353802900