Army Installation Management Command CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT (ENTRY/SKILL/TARGET), CY-1702-01/02 in Fort Hood, Texas

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Summary

The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is open to all applicants. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Fort Hood Child Development Centers

If claiming spouse preference, please attach PCS orders and Marriage Certificate. *Marriage certificate must be dated prior to issue of PCS orders. *

Salary will be determined based Entry, Skill, or Target level qualifications.

This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible applicants for current and future vacancies. Eligible applicants will be referred to management as requests to recruit are received for the following locations:

The Child Development Center offers full-day, hourly care, and part-day toddler and preschool programs. The Center offers trained staff, balanced meals, and age-appropriate developmental activities.

Applications will be valid for 90 days after submission date. You will need to re-apply every 90 days if wanting to be considered in the future.

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Responsibilities

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.

  • 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.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

2

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1702 Education And Training Technician

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Conditions of Employment
  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • A one year probationary period may be required
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
  • possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs., walk, bend, stoop, and stand on a routine basis.
  • Incumbent is legally required to report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Individuals who have been trained will be required to administer routine and rescue medications prescribed by a physician to children/youth, perform CPR and first aid, and provide a reasonable accommodation to children/youth with a special need.
  • Travel to on and off post locations may be required. Schedule may include irregular hours, evenings, and/or weekends. Duties involve working both indoors and outdoors.
  • Must be 18 years of age at time of employment.
  • This is a flexible position that there are no guaranteed hours. A flexible employee serves in a continuing position on a scheduled or as needed basis.
  • Successful completion of Annual training requirements within the prescribed time frame and demonstrated on the job competence is required
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks
  • Must have current health assessment which documents good mental and physical health, freedom from communicable disease
Qualifications

(ENTRY LEVEL-) QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.

  • Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

(SKILL LEVEL-) QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.

  • Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. In addition to the above, candidate must possess:

  1. Three months of experience working in a group program with children or youth, plus Army or other military service Entry Level Training as evidenced by service-issued Certificate of Completion.

OR

Six months of experience working in a group program with children or youth, plus nine (9) semester hours of college credit with course content directly related to the age group to which assigned, for example: Child Development Centers: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education.

(TARGET LEVEL 4) QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.

  • Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. In addition, candidate must:

Possess 18 months of experience working in a group program with children or youth, plus Army or other military service Foundation Level Training as evidenced by service-issued Certificate of Completion.

OR

Possess 18 months of experience working in a group program with children or youth, plus an associate's degree or least 60 semester hours of college credit which included a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content directly related to the age group to which assigned, for example: Child Development Centers: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education. School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development, Youth Development, Special Education..

OR one of the following:

  1. A bachelor's degree or at least 120 semester hours which included a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content as indicated above.

  2. Possess and maintain one of the following directly related to the age group of the position to which assigned: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Military School Age Credential, Army Youth Practicum, or other nationally recognized Youth Development Credential.

Education

This position requires a High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma or College Transcripts. Please see above for educational requirements. Transcripts, High School Diploma General Equivalency Certificate must be uploaded along with application packet. FAILURE TO UPLOAD PROOF OF EDUCATION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

Additional information
  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
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  • Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:

  • NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
  • NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran (OAV)

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

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Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:

  • Resume
  • Transcript

Optional: Job Application (DA Form 3433) will accepted in place of a Resume.

The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:

  • PCS ORDER AND MARRIAGECERTIFICATE
  • Resume
  • Transcript
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:

  1. Electronically (preferred) at https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search for Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)
  2. Manually: A manual application can be obtained by contacting the servicing NAF Human Resources Office listed on this vacancy announcement.
  3. If you would like to apply manually, please contact the servicing NAF Human Resources representative listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form.
  4. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than NOON on the closing date of this announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner.

Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.

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Agency contact information
Kate Lugo
Phone

(254) 288-2090

Email

kate.h.lugo.naf@mail.mil

Address

EF-NAF-W0VCAA US ARMY GARRISON FORT HOOD HQ DO NOT MAIL Fort Hood, TX US

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Next steps

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

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494535900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/21/2018 to 06/21/2018

Salary: $11.68 to $14.30 per hour

Pay scale & grade: CY 1 - 2

Work schedule: Intermittent

Appointment type: Permanent