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Job Title:Child & Youth Program Assistant (Entry, Skill and Target Level)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:NENAFAJ148521971040949

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$11.06 to $19.70 / Per Hour


Wednesday, February 05, 2014 to Wednesday, February 19, 2014




Intermittent - Temporary




4 vacancies in the following location:
Watervliet, NY View Map


US Citizens and Non Citizens


Not Applicable




The FMWRC mission is to create and maintain "FIRST CHOICE" MWR products and services for America's Army, essential to a ready, self-reliant force.

The Watervliet Arsenal is an Army-owned and -operated manufacturing center located in New York.  It is the oldest, continuously active arsenal in the United States having begun operations in 1813. Today it is relied upon by U.S. and foreign militaries to produce the most advanced, high-powered weaponry for cannon, howitzer, and mortar systems.  The Arsenal is the only location in the DoD that has a weapons research facility (Benét Laboratories) co-located with a manufacturing facility (Arsenal).




Spouse Employment Preference (SEP) eligibles

Involuntarily Separated Military (ISMP) eligibles

All Sources

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. 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 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 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 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 ( 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.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel for Training


  • No


  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required
  • Resume is required
  • DA Form 3433-2 is required
  • High School diploma or GED is required


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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. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Assists children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements.

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 and staff. Briefs other employees and parents.

Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events.


At the Entry Level, duties include routine care giving tasks, helping with materials and activities, receiving children, interacting with children and attending to the children's physical needs.

At the Skill Level, additional duties and responsibilities will include ensuring care is provided in accordance with standards, assist in planning and conducting activities, review, implement, and brief lower grade staff on schedules, conduct health checks, ensure the safety and sanitation of children, complete reports and interact with parents. 

At the Target Level, duties include the full range of responsibilities and work to plan and conduct developmental programs, develop games, materials, props, and list of equipment, while ensuring child supervision.


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ENTRY LEVEL 2, CY-01:  Must possess a High School Diploma or GED Certificate, be 18 years of age at the time of employment and have the ability to communicate in English (both written and oral).  Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, walk, bend, stoop and stand on a routine basis.  Duties may involve both working 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 3, CY-01:  Meet ENTRY LEVEL 2 requirements as stated in CYPA (entry level) above and demonstrated satisfactory performance.  Possess 3 months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.  Completion of Army Foundation Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent) OR meet skill level requirements and demonstrated satisfactory performance.  Completed one year of education above high school level which included 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 year vocational certificate in child care.

TARGET LEVEL 4, CY-02:  Meet SKILL LEVEL 3 requirements and demonstrated satisfactory performance.  Possess 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 meet entry level requirements as stated in Job #AM300 and two years of education above high school level, which includes 12 semester hours college credit in early childhood/elementary/secondary/special education, child/youth development, psychology, human development, youth program administration, recreation or related behavioral sciences.

NOTE: All applicants should attach their certification and/or transcripts at the time of application. In addition, DA form 3433-2 should be submitted as well. DA form 3433-2 can be located at:


Conditions of Employment:

1. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.
2. Satisfactorily complete an employment verification check. 
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.
4. Medical examination will be required.
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. Successful completion of prescribed training (transition and/or annual) is required.


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 may be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.



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Nonappropriated Funds (NAF)  Flexible employees are not eligible for NAF 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 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.

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 Vacancy ID 1040949.

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 -


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

Résumé or Optional Application for Nonappropriated Employment (DA 3433/DA3433-1). For Child and Youth Services positions the DA 3433-2 must be submitted as well.

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

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document

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)



Robert J. McGraw
Phone: (518)266-4053
Agency Information:
W0K9AA WVA Morale Welfare and Recreation
1 Buffington Street - NAF
Watervliet, NY


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

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