Child & Youth Program Assistant (Entry) Flexible: CY-1702-01

Announcement Number:
VA-19-018
Department:
Child Care
Location:
Florida
Position Status:
Flex
Salary:
13.86 - Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
n/a
Application Email:
n/a

- This vacancy announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies and supersedes prior announcements -

* Please note Key West is a high cost of living location *

PURPOSE

The purpose of the CY Program Assistant is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs. 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

The duties of this position are developmental in nature and designed to provide experience to qualify for higher level positions leading to the full performance position. The incumbent works under close direction of supervisor or other higher qualified higher graded employee and performs the more routine child care tasks, following step-by-step instructions.  Little or no previous training or experience is required. Work is reviewed in detail, while in progress and upon completion, to ensure and assess trainee's progress and to evaluate attainment of training objectives and readiness for further training.  Training will be of a progressively more responsible and specialized nature associated with the child care and development operations. These duties are performed to increase knowledge of child care duties and responsibilities and to develop skills for advancing to the higher-level positions.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.  Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.  Ability to complete all DoN training requirements within the specified time frames, including orientation, initial, Standardized Module Training, and ongoing training requirements.  Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children and youth and coworkers.  Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

As an entry level position, the incumbent may receive daily on-going guidance and instruction from a more experienced Program Assistant assigned to the classroom or activity area or Program Lead. Incumbent works as instructed and consults with the supervisor, as needed, on matters not specifically covered by the original instructions. Work is checked in progress and completed work is reviewed for adherence to instructions and for adequacy.

GUIDELINES 

Specific, detailed guidelines covering all aspects of the assignment are provided to the employee. The employee works in strict adherence to guidelines, and deviations must be authorized by the supervisor.

SCOPE AND EFFECT

The work involves the performance of specific, routine, repetitive or closely related tasks. The service provided saves the time of other CYP employees and contributes to the efficiency of the CYP, but has little impact beyond the immediate organizational unit or beyond the timely provision of limited services to others.

PERSONNEL CONTACTS

The personal contacts are with employees within the immediate organization, or work unit and/or with members of the community serviced, such as parents, children and youth, and educators.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requires considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping and lifting up to 40 pounds. Activities may require incumbent to drive an automobile (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children). However, most of the work is done in classroom settings or activity areas, and no special, physical demands are made upon the incumbent.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of a wide variety of child and youth activities, programs, and services, such as exposure to disease and injuries from lifting. Normal fire and safety precautions must be adhered to. Activities planned are conducted in a building or outside and are suitable for CY programs. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The incumbent may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Must be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or equivalent. Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred. Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine. Test Designated Position: In accordance with the Department of the Navy Test Designated Position listing issued 7 October 2003 this position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment.  A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position. Must obtain appropriate credentials as required. Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI). Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD’s Child and Youth Programs.

HOW TO APPLY

All application forms and current vacancy announcements can be found on-line at: www.navymwrkeywest.com/jobs

SUBMIT COMPLETED

  • DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT (OF 306)
  • NAF APPLICATION
  • CURRENT RESUME

You may attach any other information that you wish to be considered (training, certifications, etc.).  Completed applications and information may be submitted via any option listed below:

SUBMIT IN PERSON (w/ base access):

MWR Personnel Office

BLDG A-711                             

NAS KEY WEST, FL 33040                  

SUBMIT IN PERSON VIA DROP-BOX (w/o base access:)

 Drop Box is located inside the Pass & ID Office outside the main gate at Boca Chica.

SUBMIT VIA U.S. MAIL:                 

MWR Personnel Office                  

P.O. BOX 9027

NAS Key West, FL 33040

SUBMIT VIA FAX: 

305-293-2416

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a minimum of 3 years prior to application and must successfully pass a suitability check be considered. As a condition of employment, selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer with the first 30 days of employment.  Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may not be interviewed and due to the volume of applications received, may not be notified. 

Dept. of the Navy NAF is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factors. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.

Navy Region Southeast is a drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace. Sailors and their family members have a right to reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Guidelines for Claiming Employment Preference:

Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Qualifying separated employees shall have a priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.

To claim this preference, you MUST:

  • Submit a copy of your BBA Separation
  • Notification indicating eligibility for RPL

Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The Marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above. MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.

To claim this preference, you MUST:

  • Submit a sponsor’s PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
  • If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS

Veteran’s Preference/Gold Star Veteran’s Preference: Qualifying military veterans and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.

To claim Veteran’s preference, you must:

  • Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy): AND
  • Submit Completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
  • Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc.)

To claim Gold Star Veteran’s preference, you MUST:

  • Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
  • Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
  • Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.)