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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Child and Youth Program Assistant

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:SCNAFGV13982140

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:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

CY-1702-01/02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

02

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location:
Fort Buchanan, PR View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Public

JOB SUMMARY:

Our Mission is Caring. Army Child, Youth & School Services programs exist to support military readiness by reducing the conflict between a Soldier's mission requirements and his or her parental responsibilities.

Fort Buchanan is located near San Juan, Puerto Rico within a short drive from the Munoz International Airport, historic Old San Juan and most popular tourist attractions and beaches.  Puerto Rico, a US territory, is designated as OCONUS Non-foreign. Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) is currently 4.20%.

 

Ft. Buchanan is located in Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth of the US and thus considered US territory. Spanish and English are the official languages of Puerto Rico. Many Puerto Ricans speak English. Passports are not necessary for American citizens entering Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico does not use daylight savings time.  Today, Ft. Buchanan is the only Army active post in the Caribbean Basin area.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizens and eligible non U.S Citizen
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Possess a High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • Be able to work indoors and outdoors
  • Communicate in English (written and verbal)
  • Email address is required for vacancy notifications

DUTIES:

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Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Assists in providing and leading planned activities indoors and outdoors for program participants. Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, Army and local policies, guidance, and standards. Participates in program evaluation as required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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CY-Grade 01 (Entry Level) - Must be 18 years old at the time of the appointment (Expected appointment date: 25 June 2013). Must possess a High School diploma or G.E.D. certification. Education documents must be uploaded as Transcripts in the application package.  

CY-Grade 01 (Skill Level)

- Possess 3 months experience working in a group program with children/youth AND completion of Army Entry Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent). OR 1 year of education above high school which included 9 semester hours of college credit in early childhood/elementary/secondary/special education, child/youth development, psychology, human development, youth program administration, child/youth recreation OR 1 year vocational certificate in childcare.

 

CY-Grade 02 (Target Level) - Possess 12 months experience working in a group program with children &/or youth, completion of Army Foundation Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent). OR 2 years of education above the High School, which includes 12 semester hours of college credit in early childhood/elementary/secondary/special education, child/youth development, psychology, human development, youth program administration.

 


Conditions of Employment

 1. One year probationary period may be required upon selection.

2. Applicants must meet education requirements by the closing date of this announcement Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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 employment eligibility for 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 Army, AR 215-3, must be successfully completed and maintained including Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI); to include a health assessment.

Education

Only degrees from 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://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

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 please visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are 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 numeric rating 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.If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

 

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: This preference does not apply to NAF positions.


BENEFITS:

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NOTE: Intermittent/Flexible schedule positions are excluded from participation in the NAF Benefits Program.

 

Working for Child, Youth and School Services offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, medical coverage, and participation in the Non Appropriated Funds (NAF) Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most NAF employees.  To find out more click on the following link http://76.227.221.171/hr/nafbenefits/plan_booklets.aspx

 

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

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

3. 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.



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 Tuesday, October 29, 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Resume (in English)

High School diploma or GED certificate (upload as Transcripts), OR College Transcripts

  

 Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents

 

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

 

NOTE: 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.

 

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

 

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 982140.

 

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

 

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

 

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

 

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

 

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Office NAF Division
Phone: (787)707-3943
Email: USARMY.BUCHANAN.CHRA.LIST.CPAC-HRONAF@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Child Youth and School Services
Bldg 390
Ft Buchanan, PR
00934

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 982140


1. Title of Job

Child and Youth Program Assistant


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level you will accept.


01
02

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Child & Youth Services Program Assistant

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


RQ0395000 Fort Buchanan, PR

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please answer as appropriate. All supporting documentation must be uploaded /attached with your application in order to receive the requested priority consideration/selection preference.

A- Yes
B- No

1. Are you residing within local commuting area? NOTE: If you are a military spouse of an active duty member, and moved or are moving into the area in 30 days under military orders, please respond "Yes" if you wish to be considered for Military Spouse Preference. If you are not a military spouse please respond "No"

Please select Yes or No.

A- Yes.
B- No.

2. Are you willing to relocate yourself to this geographic location on your own expense? If you are willing to drive to and from the area of employment (Fort Buchanan) at your own expense please answer "Yes"

Please select Yes or No.

A- Yes.
B- No.

3. Are you claiming Military Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)? NOTE: A spouse is defined as the wife or husband of an active duty military member of the Armed Forces, including the Coast Guard, and a member of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The Marriage must have occurred prior to the service member's relocation to the new duty station (Puerto Rico). Sponsor's PCS Orders are REQUIRED at the time of application to verify your claim. An eligible spouse must request consideration at the time of application. Eligibility time period begins 30 days before the military's sponsor's reporting date at the new duty location (Puerto Rico) and continues during the entire tour, or until acceptance or declination of a position offer (NAF or APF) at the grade for which preference has been requested. Preference is also terminated on placement into any continuing position (NAF or APF), or one expected to continue for at least 1 year in the new duty location, whether or not preference was applied. This preference is only honored for the new duty location and any other installation within commuting area.

4. Are you claiming Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP)? NOTE: Certain members of the Armed Services, and dependents thereof, who were involuntarily separated from active duty with an honorable or general under honorable conditions discharge, are entitled to preference in hiring for a period of 1 year after separation. The preference must be claimed at time of application. An individual is entitled to this preference in hiring only one time. The preference is terminated upon placement in, or declination of, a NAF position for which application was made. A DD-214 member 4 copy needs to be provided and/or a Military and Civilian identification cards bearing the over stamp Transition Assistance (TA), to verify your claim.

5. Are you a DOD NAF employee separated by a business-based action? NOTE: This priority consideration is authorized for up to one year from separation. This priority is separate and apart from the Reemployment Priority List (RPL) priority placement program. A copy of the Separation DA Form 3434 (or equivalent) must be provided to verify your claim.

6. Are you a Current or Former NAF Employee? NOTE: This does not include emergency hire FLEX service, but includes any other service with a DOD NAFI. A copy of your most recent DA3434 (or equivalent) must be provided to verify your claim.

7. Are you a current APF Employee? NOTE: You must have been serving in a position without time limits and have served continuously for at least 1 year in an Army APF position. Current APF employees are deemed to have Current/Former NAF employee status. Your most recent SF-50 must be provided to verify your claim.

8. Are you claiming Outside Applicant Veteran Preference (OAV)? NOTE: Veteran's priority consideration does not apply to in-service placement actions. No point system is applied for NAF positions. A copy of your DD Form 214, Member-4 copy, must be provided to verify your claim.

9. Are you an Outside Applicant Non-Veteran (OANV)? - This preference applies if you have never had any professional affiliation with the Armed Services or Federal Government as well as a Federal Government Instrumentality (NAF).

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. If your experience exceeds the below options identify the next lower level appropriate to you.  Your resume must reflect the indicated experience as well as be supported during the interview process.  Any inflation to your responses may lead to an ineligible rating. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes
B- No

1. For entry level requirements, must be 18 years of age at time of appointment; possess a high school diploma or GED certificate; Possess the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in the English language; possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, walk, bend, and stoop and stand on a routine basis.

2. For skill level requirements, must 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.

3. 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).

4. For target level requirements, must possess 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.

5. 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).

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

6. Participate in program evaluation using designated instruments (e.g. programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools, self-inspection materials and national accreditation tools).

7. Complete program reports as required within assigned areas.

8. Provide input for daily lesson plans or daily schedule of activities.

9. Report urgent situations to emergency medical services and/or appropriate individuals.

10. Interact with children/ youth using learned training techniques.

11. Provide or disseminate information orally to individuals.

12. Observe a program participant for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect.

13. Report illness, abuse, or neglect of a program participant to supervisor or appropriate staff.

14. Provide care/supervision, of program participants in compliance with established guidelines.


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Job Announcement Number:

SCNAFGV13982140

Control Number:

353839300