Child and Youth Program Assistant (Entry Level 2)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Jul 14, 2019
Closes
Jul 16, 2019
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is a NAF Child and Youth Program Assistant position with Installation Mgmt-Ops HQ Complex Child Development Center

This is an Open Continuous JOA, which is used to fill vacancies as they become available. The first cut-off date is 6/4/2019. All qualified applicants who submit their application packet by this date will be referred first to the Selecting Official. After 6/4/2019, applicants will be referred according to the date the application packet has been received.
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Responsibilities

As a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs, the incumbent at the Target Level-4 is responsible for:
  • Maintaining control of and accounting for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth.
  • Interacting with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques
  • Supervising children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events.
  • Promoting and modeling safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices.
As a developmental position, all employees conduct the same duties; however, the Entry Level-2 and Skill Level-3 employees are provided additional oversight, guidance, and training until they can perform the Target Level duties independently.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
2

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Position-specific Conditions of Employment

1. All required background checks of AR 215-3, Chapter 2, paragraph 2-13:
  • Obtain and maintain Childcare National Agency Check with Inquires, which includes State Criminal Repository Checks (reverified every five years);
  • Installation Records Checks (reverified every five years);
2. Submission of DA Form 2981, Basic Criminal History and Statement of Admission (Department of Defense Child and Youth (C&Y) Programs) (annual requirement)
3. Physical evaluation, including immunizations (annual requirement); AND
4. Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, walk, bend, and stoop and stand on a routine basis.
5. Be 18 years old within 30 days of application;
6. Communicate in English orally and in writing;
7. Complete prescribed training in the required timeline; AND
8. Report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect.

General Conditions of Employment

1. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
2. 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 Defense Logistics Agency is an E-Verify Participant.
3. You will be required to show Social Security card upon appointment to a NAF position.
4. Incumbent must be available and flexible to work the hours anywhere from 5:45 am until 5:45 pm.
5. Direct Deposit is required.

Qualifications

To be qualified at the Entry Level 2 you must:

1. Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate

To be qualified at the Skill Level 3, you must meet one of the below requirements:

1. In addition to a high school diploma/GED certificate, at least three months working in a group program with children or youth, AND Army or other military service Entry Level Training as evidenced by service-issued Certificate of Completion;

2. In addition to a high school diploma/GED certificate, at least six months of experience working in a group program with children or youth AND nine (9) semester hours of college credit with course content directly related Child Development Centers/School Age Services including: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, Youth Development, or directly-related behavioral or cultural science (developmental psychology, child psychology/sociology, sociology of the family, gender identity, parenting.);

OR

3. In addition to a high school diploma/GED certificate, at least six months of experience working in a group program with children or youth AND a one year vocational certificate in child care or equivalent to other child/youth programs.

To be qualified at the Target Level 4, you must meet one of the below requirements:

1. In addition to a high school diploma/GED certificate, at least 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;

2. In addition to a high school diploma/GED certificate, at least 18 months of experience working in a group program with children or youth AND an associates degree or at least 60 semester hours of college credit which includes a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content directly related Child Development Centers/School Age Services including: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, Youth Development, or directly-related behavioral or cultural science (developmental psychology, child psychology/sociology, sociology of the family, gender identity, parenting.);

3. A bachelor's degree or at least 120 semester hours which included a major course of study (24 semester hours) in the subject areas in #2;

OR

4. A current Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or Military School Age Credential.

NOTE: You MUST provide copies of transcripts or certifications to qualify for a specific level. Failure to provide transcripts or certifications at time of application will result in you being qualified and hired at the Entry Level 2. Once on board, you may provide the documentation supporting a higher level to your supervisor for non-competitive placement to the highest level you qualify for; however, you will NOT be back paid.

Education

Education requirements are found in the Qualifications section of this job opportunity announcement.

Additional information

This is a non-bargaining unit position, which does not providing moving expenses.

This announcement may be used to fill Regular full-time, Regular part-time or Flexible positions. See below for a description of each work schedule. You will be asked to identify which work schedules you would like to be considered. You may select more than one work schedule; however, your name will be only be referred to if the vacancy's work schedule matches your requested work schedule.

Regular full-time (RFT) position guarantee 40 hours per week. RFT employees are entitled to a comprehensive benefits package, including the accrual of annual and sick leave, health benefits, life insurance, etc. Please see the benefits section of this announcement for more information.
Regular part-time (RPT) positions guarantee at least 20, but no more than 39 hours per week. RPT employees are entitled to a comprehensive benefits package, including the accrual of annual and sick leave, health benefits, life insurance, etc. Please see the benefits section of this announcement for more information.
Flexible (Flex) positions do not guarantee a set amount of hours per week. Flex employees are not entitled to participate in the NAF benefits program.

Information about Standing Registers/Open Continuous Job Opportunity Announcements: Once you have been determined to be both qualified and eligible, you will be referred to the selecting official on the next referral certificate which matches your requested preference/employment category. If you are not selected, you will continue to be referred out on subsequent referral certificates until you are selected, 90 days from the date you submitted your application, or the closing date of the job opportunity announcement, which ever is later. If management is interested in interviewing you you, they will contact you for an interview. Management will attempt to contact you 3 times to set up an interview. If you fail to reply to a request for an interview, you will be marked as "failure to reply." If you are a "failure to reply" for 2 or more referral certifications, your application will be marked as "inactive" and you will no longer be referred. If management sets up an interview, which you do not attend the interview and do not cancel, your application will be marked "inactive" and you will no longer be referred to the selecting official. If your applicantion is marked inactive for any reason, you must reapply to continue receiving consideration.

180-day Restriction for Military Retirees: Military retirees are unable to be appointed to NAF positions for 180 days after their retirement date, as documented on their DD-214. Military retirees who, by 03/29/2019, have been retired from the military for more than 150 days may apply; however, they will not be appointed until they have reached the 180 day mark. Waivers will not be granted for Child and Youth Program Assistant positions.

The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants (civilian) will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.

The Department of Defense 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.

The Defense Logistics Agency Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Application packages will be evaluated to determine if the applicant demonstrated in his/her resume the required experience and submitted the required supporting educational supporting documentation. Failure to include information that clearly demonstrates experience, education, or other qualifying factors (i.e. dates, grades) may result in an ineligible rating. Please include MONTH and YEAR for each period of employment. Applicants who do not provide month and year for each will be afford the least amount of qualifying time, i.e. 2017-2018 will be counted as December 2017 through January 2018 (2 months of experience).

Applicants will be qualified at the highest Level (Entry, Skill, or Target) based on the experience documented in their resume and the education requirements supported by the submitted documentation. If an applicant fails to provide the required educational supporting documents at time of application, he/she will be rated, referred to the selecting official, and, if selected, hired at Entry Level-2. Any changes to Levels based on supporting documentation provided outside of the application process will be initiated after the entrance on duty date and effective the beginning of the pay period after received in the NAF HR Office. Current or Former NAF employees MUST adhere to this requirement. Submitting a personnel action (DA 3434 or Service equivalent) is not sufficient supporting documentation to establish Level.

Your resume MUST contain contact information include a complete mailing address and telephone number. Applicants will be rated "Ineligible" if their resume is missing a complete mailing address and telephone number. We encourage you to include your email address on your resume.

Current and former Federal employees MUST include their official position title (from the SF-50, DA 3434 or Service equivalent), pay plan, series, grade, Department/Agency, duty location. Failure to provide all of this information may result in the experience not being considered as qualifying experience, which may result in a rating of "not qualified."

NOTE: Redacting official supporting documents, such as DD 214s, SF-50s, DA 3434s, etc, including "blacking" out social security numbers, DOB, addresses, etc., may result in you not being afforded the requested employment/preference category.

Inappropriate materials, such as pictures/classified information, which are loaded as part of your application package will result in the application being marked as "Ineligible" and it will receive no consideration.

Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualifications determinations within 30 days of 09/30/2019.

If you have ever served on Active Duty, regardless of the duration, you must provide a copy of your DD 214, Member 4 or Service 2, even if you are not requesting Veteran's preference. Failure to provide your DD 214 may result in you not being onboarded for this position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are required to determine qualifications for this position:
  • Resume or DA Form 3433, Optional Application for Nonappropriated Funds Employment;
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED (you do not to provide proof of HS graduation/GED if you are providing the documentation below) ; OR
  • Unofficial college transcripts, record of completed modules, CDA, or Army Entry Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent) or Army Foundation Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent), if wanting to be qualified above the Entry Level -2; and
  • Completed questionnaire.
NOTE: 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: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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 - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://ed.gob/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

NOTE: Redacting official supporting documents, such as DD 214s, SF-50s, DA 3434s, etc, including "blacking" out social security numbers, DOB, addresses, etc., may result in a rating of "Ineligible."

The following documents are required to support requested preference categories. Applicants who fail to provide the required supporting documentation will be referred to the hiring official as an Outside Applicant; Nonveteran.
  • Spouse Employment Preference (NF-03 and below, CY-01/02 & NA/NL/NS): PCS Orders, including amendments, reflecting the spouse's name are required. If your name is not listed on the orders, you must provide a command sponsorship letter which indicates you were married to the sponsor prior to his/her report date at the current duty station.The spouse must have been married to the service member prior to him/her reporting to the duty station.Applicants who submit orders which do not reflect their name will not be afforded Spouse Employment Preference. 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.
  • Involuntarily Separated Military: DD-214 Member 4 copy or DD-214 Service 2 copy, and documentation supporting the service member was involuntarily separated
  • DOD NAF Business-Based Action employees: DA Form 3434 (Dept. of Army NAF), Form 4 (Dept. of Navy NAF), PAR 500 (Marine Corps NAF) Separation - BBA action dated within one year of the closing date of the announcement.
  • Current or Former NAF employees: Current employees should submit the most recent, non-Award, DA Form 3434 (Dept. of Army NAF), Form 4 (Dept. of Navy NAF), PAR 500 (Marine Corps NAF). Former employees should submit their Separation action.
  • Current DOD Appropriated Funds (APF) employees: Current DOD APF employees who wish to be considered under the AF-to-NAF Interchange Agreement must provide 2 SF-50's - 1) the most recent non-award SF-50; AND 2) the next most recent one that demonstrates at least one year of service in a DOD APF position. NOTE: Current APF employees of a non-DOD agency/department, such as Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Dept. of Agriculture, Dept. of State, are not eligible for the AF-to-NAF Interchange Agreement and must apply as an Outside Applicant non-Veteran.
  • Veterans, who do not meet one of the above hiring preferences: DD-214 Member 4 copy, DD-214 Service 2 copy, or a written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
    • Veterans wishing to establish eligibility based on a service-connected disability must provide, in addition to the DD-214, a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, dated 1991 or later, certifying the OVERALL Service Connected Disability rating.
  • All other applicants: No documentation required if none of the above selection priorities are applicable.


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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