Child and Youth Program Assistant
Department of the Army - Fort Myer, VA

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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) serves as the base support of operations for the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capitol Region and the U.S. Military District of Washington, Fort McNair, D.C. Fort Myer traces its origins to the Civil War and Fort McNair has been an Army post for more than 200 years. Henderson Hall provides barracks and support for Marines assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps as well as certain schools and agencies in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Visit our website at the following link: Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Welcome to the Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation Activities at Fort Myer, Virginia, and Fort McNair, Washington, DC. We proudly serve Military Members, Retirees, DOD Civilians and Family members in the surrounding area.

Location : Fort Myer Child Youth & School Services

Multiple positions at different centers may be filled from this announcement as positions become available.

This is a developmental position, from Entry to Skill, to Target Level. Applicants who are placed at the Entry level are required to complete assigned training, and upon completion, will be reassigned to the Skill level with a 6% pay increase. Incumbents must then complete additional training, and upon completion, will be promoted to the Target level with at least a 6% pay increase.

Applicants who submit with their resume or application college degrees or transcripts as stated in the "Qualifications" section below and meet all other requirements, may be placed directly at the Skill or Target levels and at the corresponding pay.

This is a Nonappropriated Fund Flexible (Flex) position that does not include NAF Benefits. This position provides direct child care to children ages 6 weeks through 18 years of age. Conversion of employment category (from FLEX to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition. Incumbents may be scheduled to work 0-40 hours per administrative week. The incumbent may be required to work during inclement weather, before and/or after scheduled work hours, special events and weekends, etc.

WHO MAY APPLY:
Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
Involuntarily Separated Military Preference(ISMP)
Current and Former NAF Employees(CNE/FNE)
Current APF Employees(CAE)
Veterans Preference(OAV)
All Other Sources
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required
  • Physical examination is required
  • A completed DA 3433, DA 3433-1
  • A completed DA 3433-2 at time of application
  • All required background checks of AR 215-3

DUTIES: 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. 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. Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals.
Observes program participants 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). Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD/Army certification and national accreditation or Army equivalent. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Qualification requirements for Entry Level - Grade 01:

- 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.

A copy of your High School Diploma, GED certificate must be submitted with your resume/application. Qualification requirements for Skill Level - Grade 01

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.

A copy of the appropriate college degree, transcripts or certificate must be submitted with your resume/application . (If you are submitting/uploading this document through USAJobs, please submit under the "Transcripts" option.)

Qualification requirements for Target Level - Grade 02:

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.

A copy of the appropriate college degree, transcripts or certificate must be submitted with your resume/application. (If you are submitting/uploading this document through USAJobs, please submit under the "Transcripts" option.)

Condition of employment:

1. The incumbent may be required to work during inclement weather and may be required to work before and/or after scheduled work hours, holidays, special events and weekends.

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. You will be required to show Social Security card upon appointment to a NAF position.

6. Successful completion of all prescribed training requirements is a condition of employment.

7. Successful completion of a physical examination is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Mininum Qualifications, Best Qualified Criteria, Work Experience, Knowledge of Basic Administrative Functions, Oral Communication Skills and the Ability to Assess the Needs of Childern.

Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the position. Any work experience/volunteer work that is claimed in the questionnaire must be listed in your resume. Any education claimed in the questionnaire must be supported by attached unofficial transcripts, or degrees/certificates. If after reviewing your resume and supporting documents, a determination is made that the work experience or education is not supported in the resume or in attached documents, you may lose consideration for the position. Please ensure that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

BENEFITS: 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 http://www.armymwr.org/hr/nafbenefits/default.aspx .

Conversion of employment category (from Flexible to Regular Full-Time or Regular Part-Time) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.

OTHER INFORMATION: 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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