Army Installation Management Command Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level 4) CY-02 in Fort Polk, Louisiana

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Summary

The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is those affiliated with the installation of Fort Polk. NOTE: Affiliation means that you are either: currently employed on this installation, a spouse/family member of an active duty soldier assigned to this installation, a family member/dependent to someone that is currently employed on this installation, or an involuntarily separated military member. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at a Child and Youth Service Facility located on Fort Polk, LA.

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Responsibilities
  • Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years.
  • Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and youth.
  • Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults.
  • Demonstrates, instructs, leads, and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities. Sets up displays and bulletin boards.
  • Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events.
Travel Required

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

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Successful completion of Annual training requirements within the prescribed time frame and demonstrated on the job competence is required.
Qualifications

CANDIDATE MUST:

  1. Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. (TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR DIPLOMA MUST BE UPLOADED FOR PROOF AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION)
  2. Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

In addition to above qualfications, the candidate must: (ALL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR CERTIFICATES MUST BE UPLOADED FOR PROOF AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION) 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.

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  1. 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. Youth Services:Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, Physical Education, or directly-related behavioral or cultural science (developmental psychology, child psychology/sociology, sociology of the family, gender identity, parenting. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying).

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  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.

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  1. 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

Candidate Must: (ALL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR CERTIFICATES MUST BE UPLOADED FOR PROOF AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION)

  1. Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.

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  1. Army or other military service Foundation Level Training as evidenced by service-issued Certificate of Completion.

OR

  1. 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. *Youth Services:Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, Physical Education, or directly-related behavioral or cultural science (developmental psychology, child psychology/sociology, sociology of the family, gender identity, parenting. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying).

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  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.

OR

  1. 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.
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.
  • Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (Click hereto view kit or copy this URL: http://cpol.army.mil/employ/NAF/NAFApplicantInformationKit.pdf
  • Applications are valid for 30 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

Depending on how you are qualifying: DIPLOMA, TRANSCRIPTS, AND/OR CERTIFICATES MUST BE UPLOADED FOR PROOF AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION

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:

  • DD-214
  • If you are claiming Military Spouse preference, you will be required to submit PCS orders and marriage certificate to verify your preference claim at time of application.
  • Resume
  • 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

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 3:00 P.M. CST 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
Lauren Moehnke
Phone

(337) 531-4118

Email

lauren.a.moehnke.naf@mail.mil

Address

EP-NAF-W0VFAA US ARMY GARRISON FORT POLK AND JRTC DO NOT MAIL Fort Polk, LA 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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  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498948700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/08/2018 to 06/07/2018

Salary: $14.30 to $15.44 per hour

Pay scale & grade: CY 2

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent