Child and Youth Program Assistant CY-01/02

Fort Myer, Virginia
Sep 16, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time

  • Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant in a Child and Youth Services program and maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs for program participants based on the group and individual 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 schedules and provides program options for children with special requirements.
  • Maintains program participation data and complete daily report.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be 18 years of age or older at time of appointment or placement into the position.
  • Proof of education is required at the time of application.
  • Good mental and physical health, freedom from communicable disease (physical required) Immunizations must be current including annual influenza vaccinations.
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card are required.
  • Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs., walk, bend, stoop, and stand on a routine basis.
  • Schedule may include irregular hours, evenings, and/or weekends. Duties involve working both indoors and outdoors.
  • Successful completion of prescribed training (transition and/or annual) is required. Failure to achieve desired training with demonstrated competence may result in separation.
  • The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Incumbent is legally required to report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Position is a Drug-Free Workplace (DFW)/Testing Designated Position (TDP). A negative drug urine test is required prior to appointment (to include periodic, random testing).
  • 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.
  • This position has been identified as a Drug-Free Workplace (DFW)/Testing Designated Position (TDP) in accordance with Army Regulation 600-85. Tentatively-selected applicants must complete DA Form 5019.
  • A negative drug urine test is required prior to appointment. Incumbent will be subject to testing requirements to include periodic, random testing.
  • A one year probationary period may be required


For Entry Level (CY-01):
  • At a minimum, must have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Applicants that are 17 years oldand a dependent of a Service member or Department of Defense Civilian Employee, and are in pursuit of a high schooldegree are eligible based on verification of student status at the time of application.
  • Must be able to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
  • For information on the qualification requirements for the higher paying levels such as Skill Level (CY-01) and Target Level (CY-02):Refer to our Applicant Information Kit.Note to applicants: College transcripts or certificates may be required at the time of application for applicants who want to be considered for Skill or Target level.


    At minimum a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required.

    Proof of education is required at the time of application.

    All education documents must be in English or have a translated copy provided.

    In order to meet entry level requirement, you must upload a copy of your HS Diploma, HS Transcript (showing the completion date), GED certificate or proof of a college degree. To meet the requirements beyond entry level a college transcript showing course work or certifications will be required to validate the higher graded qualifications.

    If you are 17 years old and a dependent of a Service member or Department of Defense Civilian Employee, you must present proof that you are in pursuit of a high school degree this could include (but is not limited to) one of the following: A letter from school administrator, validated enrollment in a high school program, etc. This can be provided at the time of application, however, if this is unavailable a document self-certifying that you are in pursuit of a high school diploma will suffice to meet the requirements of the position for referral.

    Additional information in regards to the education requirement can be found in the Applicant Information Kit.

    Additional information

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

    Proof of education is required at the time of application.

    This is an open continuous announcement to provide a ready pool of available applicants as needed. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as vacancies occur.

    Manual Application
    • If you would like to apply manually, please contact the servicing NAF Human Resources (HRO) listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 3:00 pm CST on the closing date of this announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner.
    Allowances, Incentives and PCS Costs:
    • Allowances, differentials, or incentives will not be paid.
    • 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.
    • Additional referrals may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
    • Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (To view the kit,
    • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit .
      HIRING INFORMATION *** Employees receive FREE childcare on 1 st child, 25% discount for each additional child, a recruitment sign-on bonus of $500 and a $800 retention bonus (conditions apply), and eligible for Commissary & Exchange Shopping Privileges (See Additional Information). CYS also provides a tuition assistance program to eligible employees (conditions apply).
    • Interested applicants must submit the listed documents
      • Resume
      • Proof of education (e.g, high school diploma, transcripts, etc.),
      • Other supporting documentation (e.g., PCS orders and DD 214 (if applicable for military Spouses claiming SEP and for Veterans claiming OAV), etc.)
    Applicants should be on the lookout for custom notifications that may contain reminders and/or specific details regarding the local recruitment fair.

    Hiring Event

    Interviews will be conducted:
    • 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Cody Child and Youth Services (Conference Room 102)
    • Carpenter Road Building #483, Fort Myer, VA 22211
    • Contact Number: 703-696-6921
    • Must be able to provide two professional references on date of hiring event
    • If selected, the local HR Office will contact the applicant to notify them of their selection and how they will proceed during the pre-employment process. Eligible applications are expected to be available during this time.