Program Associate (Pre-Kindergarten), NF-1702-03

Washington D.C.
May 17, 2017
Jun 01, 2017
Full Time

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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, and parental responsibility.

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This is a Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) position located at Silver Spring, U.S. Army Installation, in the Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS), Child Development Center (CDC).

The Child Development Center (CDC) provides full-time care to children ages 6 weeks through 5 years Monday through Friday from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm.


-This position is supervised and first line rated by the assistant facility director and senior rated by the Facility Director. Performance is evaluated on compliance with established standards.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel between Silver Spring and Fort Detrick

  • No

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • A one year probationary period may be required
  • - Meet Target-level requirements and satisfactory performance. - Possess eighteen (18) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
    - Possess and maintain a Child Development Associate (CDA) or Military School-Age Credential.
    Meet Entry -level requirements.
    - Possess twelve (12) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth. - Possess AA degree with major emphasis in early childhood education or child development.
    OR –
    Meet Entry -level requirements.
    - Possess BA/BS degree with a major emphasis in early childhood education, Elementary Education, Child Development, Home Economics, Special Education or related behavioral sciences.
    Experience working as a Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant, Child and Youth Program Technician, or Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level – 4) is highly preferred.

    Conditions of Employment:

    1. A one-year probationary period may be required.
    2. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.
    3. A completed and signed copy DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty.
    4. Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-VERIFY) check.
    5. Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks/investigation to determine suitability for this position.
    NOTE (1): Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.

    NOTE (2): No person, regardless of circumstance, will be approved to provide child care services and/or approved for hire in positions designated as having regular and recurring contact with children if the background check discloses that the individual has been convicted for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim or a felony drug offense.

    Not Applicable

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