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

Job Title:Child and Youth Program Assistant (Entry Level-2/ Skill Level -3 & Target Level -4)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:WENAFEU141047329

SALARY RANGE:

$11.80 to $14.46 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 06, 2014 to Tuesday, May 06, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

CY-1702-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Intermittent - Intermittent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

02

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

This vacancy will be used to fill multiple vacancies within Child, Youth, and School Services Division located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This first cut off for applications will be on 02/28/2014 and referral list will be issued every 30 days thereafter.  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. 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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Social Security card is required.

DUTIES:

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This is a developmental assignment to Target position Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4), CY-1702-02, Job #AM299.
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.

Completes designated training requirements and records and tracks completed training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP). Participates in program evaluation as required. Assists In achieving and maintaining DoD/Army certification and national accreditation or Army equivalent. Performs other related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Entry Level -2

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 -3

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 -4

Meet entry-level requirements and candidate 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.

2. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.

3.  Satisfactorily complete an employment verification check. 

4. Successfully complete all required background checks to include a health screening.

NOTE: Employment will be denied or terminated if your background checks reveal any of the following: Conviction for a sexual offense, a drug felony – or any drug related offense, a violent crime, or a criminal offense involving a child or children.

 

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.



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 1047329.

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:

http://cpol.army.mil/library/naf/jobkit/da3433_2.doc

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:

Stacey S. Young
Phone: (253)967-5493
Email: STACEY.S.YOUNG@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
DA NAF Fort Lewis
Fort Lewis
PO Box 339500
Mail Stop 37
Fort Lewis, WA
98433-9500

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:

WENAFEU141047329

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361199800