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Job Title:  Child & Youth Program Assistant (Entry, Skill, Target)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Field Operating Offices of the Office of the Secretary of the Army
Job Announcement Number:  SCNAFAQ13111572

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$11.28 to $19.90 / Per Hour
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 to Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Multiple Schedules 0 hours - Multiple Appointment Types
3 vacancies in the following location:
Fort Lee, VA View Map
US Citizens and Non Citizens


Child Youth & School Age Services; There when you need us!

Child, Youth & School Services recognizes the challenges of our Soldiers and their Families. By offering quality programs for children, youth and students, CYS supports the Army Family Covenant by reducing the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility.

These positions are located at the Middle School Teen Center, Fort Lee VA.

May be required to work in variousCYSS facilities/programs with adjusted duty hours as necessary to meet the mission.



  • Not Required


  • No


  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required


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Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor, who providesguidance on scope of assignments and assistance on the more complex,non-routine problems encountered. Work is reviewed in terms of results achievedand adherence to established standards and procedures. Routine day-to-dayassignments are normally performed independently with technical assistanceavailable from supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked;the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies,procedures and instructions.
Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYSprograms. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety ofchildren and youth. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for programparticipants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. Implementsactivities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional andcognitive needs of children and youth. Establishes a program environment thatsustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with otherchildren, youth and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor andoutdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Assistschildren and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. Preparesand implements program options for children and youth with specialrequirements.
Reviews, provides input to, and implements schedules and activity plans.Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous programactivities. Sets up displays and bulletin boards.

Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youthdevelopment techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents,and the Command. Participates in conferences with parents and staff. Briefsother employees and parents.
Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdooractivities, on field trips, outings and special events. Promotes and modelssafety, fitness, health and nutrition practices. Notifies supervisor on health,fire, and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for/serve appropriatesnacks/meals where applicable.
Explains and models program guidance, procedures, policies and directives toentry and skill level staff. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques forworking with children/youth.
Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse orneglect and reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided byparents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorizedperson according to written parental instruction.
Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such asprogrammatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required) self-inspectionmaterials and national accreditation tools. Assists In achieving andmaintaining DoD/Army certification and national accreditation or Armyequivalent. Provides care/supervision, oversight, and accountability forprogram participants in compliance with DoD, Army and local policies, guidance,and standards
Completes designated training requirements and tracks and records completedtraining on own Individual Development Plan (IDP).
Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged,missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities.Collects, maintains and reports program participation data.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


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- 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.

-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).
- 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.

-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).
- 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.

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.




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Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include the following NAF Benefits:  Annual and Sick leave, Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan, Health and Life Insurance, Long Term Care Plan Insurance and Flexible Spending Account.  For additional benefits information please refer to

Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.


To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.

Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.  

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.

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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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date reflected on the announcement.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you. 

If you cannot apply online:

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

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and 3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this cover page using the following  1115724

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

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless on number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.  

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been process by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.


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 (Documantation for education requirements MUST be submitted with application, If requesting Spouse Selection Preference you MUST submit a copy of the sponsors orders)

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.

Unofficial college transcript must be submitted with application if there is an educational requirement.  If substituting college education for the experience requirement, unofficial transcripts must also be submitted. (An official college transcript will be required before being hired.) 

  • 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, visit:
  • Only degrees from an 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 –
  • Assessment Questionnaire must be completed.
  • Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy or equivalent) required.
  • For applicants requesting Veterans Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD 214, (Member 4) if applicable.
  • Applicants claiming Spouse Preference must furnish a copy of the Sponsors PCS orders to certify eligibility. If PCS orders do not specify spouses name a copy of the marriage certificate or ID Card is required.
  • Current or former NAFemployee documentation DA3434 must be submitted with resume to claim priorityconsideration.

    Certificates, licenses and additional documentation as outlined in the qualifications of this announcement must be submitted.

Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything!


NAF Human Resources Office
Phone: (804)765-4973
Agency Information:
Child Care
1880 Yorktown Drive
Fort Lee, VA


After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.  If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for the position.  Please follow all instructions carefully; errors and omissions may affect your eligibility. 

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