Child and Youth Program Assistant CY-01/02

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    Initial Cut-Off Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 (Applications must be received by 11:59 PM EST) Applications received by the Initial Cut-Off Date will be reviewed and possibly referred to the Selecting Official PRIOR to the Closing Date of this Vacancy Announcement.

    Subsequent referrals to the Hiring Manager will occur on a weekly basis or at the request of the Hiring Manager.

    The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is for Citizens and Non-Citizens within Fort Hamilton's local commuting area. This area is defined as: Kings, Queens, New York, Richmond, Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Essex, Union, Middlesex, Somerset, Monmouth, Fairfield counties. (Military Spouses moving to the area within 30 days from the closing date of this announcement and Involuntarily Separated Military (ISM) members claiming ISM Preference are included in this area of consideration.)

    This position is located at CYS Child Development Center (CDC), School Age Center (SAC) and Middle School/Teen Center (MST).

    ***Summer Hire employment
    is available from the months of June through September for the School Age Center.
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    • Serves as a CYPA in one or more CY programs.
    • Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years.
    • Assists in providing and leading planned activities for program participants.
    • Performs the more routine simple child-care tasks, following step-by-step instructions.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    1702 Education And Training Technician

  • Requirements
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    • 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
    • Must be 18 years of age at time of employment.
    • Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks in accordance with AR 215-3, 2-15m, and a Child Care Tier 1 background investigation is required.
    • Must have current health assessment which documents good mental and physical health, freedom from communicable disease, and immunizations IAW current Army and DoD policy including annual influenza vaccinations.
    • For positions in Child Development Centers, possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs., walk, bend, stoop, and stand on a routine basis.
    • Individuals trained will be required to administer routine and rescue medications prescribed by a physician to children/youth, perform CPR and first aid, and aid in providing a reasonable accommodation to children/youth with a special need.
    • Schedule may include irregular hours or split shifts within the operating hours of 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. , evenings, and/or weekends.
    • Successful completion of Entry Level training requirements within prescribed time frame and demonstrated on the job competence is required before non-competitive advancement to the next level of responsibility (CYPA Skill Level 3).
    • Incumbent is legally required to report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect.
    • Travel to on and off post locations may be required.
    • Occassional evening and/or weekends schedules are possible. Duties involve working both indoors and outdoors.
    • May be assigned as Emergency Essential Personnel to report to duty during increment weather or other Mission Essential conditions.

    1. Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate AND
    2. Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

    Applicants who wish to be considered for the Skill Level 3 (CY-01) position must also meet:

    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

    2. Six (6) 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 following: AND
    • Child Development Centers: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, and Special Education.
    • School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development, Youth Development, and Special Education.
    • Youth Services: Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, Physical Education, or directly-related behavioral or cultural science.
    3. One (1) year vocational certificate in child care or equivalent to other child/youth programs.

    Applicants who wish to be considered for the Target Level 4 (CY-02) position must also meet:

    1. 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

    2. 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 courses listed above. OR

    3. 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. OR

    4. Possess and maintain one of the following: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Military School Age Credential, or Army Youth Practicum, or other nationally recognized Youth Development Credential.

    The experience and education, or certification above must be reflected on your resume, and the transcript/s, or certification/s uploaded at the time of application to be considered eligible for the positions (Entry, Skill or Target).

    HIGHLY PREFERRED for the School Age Center (SAC):

    1. Six (6) months to one (1) year of experience with Youth Camps and School Age programs (e.g. Summer Camps, 4-H, Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA)).

    The experience above must be reflected on your resume to be considered a highly preferred candidate.

    Applicants meeting both the minimum qualifications and the highly preferred criteria will be referred first to the Selecting Official. All other eligible applicants will be referred for consideration if the certificate (referral list) is returned without a selection.

    NOTE: If rated as qualified, and if selected, the rate of pay and position title will be determined based off of what is provided at the time of application, but may be eligible for adjustment if required supporting document/s is/are provided to the HR office prior to the Entry on Duty date.


    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

  • Required Documents
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    The following documents must be submitted with your application:
    • Resume

    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:
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • Military Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Orders with Marriage Certificate, DA 3434, DA 3433, High School Diploma, General Equivalency Degree/Diploma (GED), Degree, Army Foundation Level Training, Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Military School Age Credential, Army Youth Practicum, or other nationally recognized Youth Development Credential
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    • SF-50
    • 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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  • How to Apply
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    You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:
  • Electronically (preferred) at and search for Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)
  • Manually: A manual application can be obtained by contacting the servicing NAF Human Resources Office listed on this vacancy announcement.
    • 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.
    • All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner.
    If applying manually, please bring your application package to:

    Fort Hamilton Nonappropriated Funds Human Resources Office
    114 White Avenue Room 237
    Brooklyn, NY 11252
    (718) 630-4734

    Monday thru Friday (not open on Federal Holidays) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
    Please call to ensure a representative will be available to assist you at a time that is convenient for you.

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

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    Agency contact information Samantha Martinez

    (718) 630-4734
    [email protected]


    West Point, NY

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Army Installation Management Command
Full time
Fort Hamilton, New York, US