Commander, Navy Installations Child and Youth Program Assistant - CDC in Monterey, California

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Summary

This is the full range of a career ladder. Entry level is Child and Youth (CY) Program Assistant CY-I, Intermediate Level is Child and Youth (CY) Program Assistant CY-I, and full performance position is Educational Technician (Child and Youth (CY) Program Assistant) CY-II.

The purpose of the Child and Youth (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.

Entry level 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.

Intermediate level incumbent works under close direction of supervisor or other qualified higher graded employee who makes assignments of specific base tasks, provides detailed initial instructions and is available for guidance and advice on all aspects of work to be accomplished. Supervisor provides additional specific instructions for new, difficult, or unusual assignments including suggested work methods or advice on resource material available. Incumbent refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations to supervisor.

Target level incumbent works under the direction of the supervisor or other qualified higher graded employee, who provides guidance on scope of assignments and assistance on more complex, non-routine problems. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved and adherence to established standards and procedures. Routine day-to-day assignments are normally performed independently with technical assistance available from the supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies, procedures, and instructions.

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Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the CY Program Assistant have been grouped into categories, including curriculum, indoor and outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, parent and employee communication, assessment, compliance, and additional responsibilities. Each is described below.

Curriculum

Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as special dietary needs, physical needs, or other information that may affect the child or youth's experience in the program. Assists children and youth with special projects and homework. Cares for children and youth with special needs as directed by the supervisor. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices. Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.

Entry- Assists in implementing and leading planned activities for program participants. Uses prepared curriculum and program materials.

Intermediate- Assists in planning and coordinating activities for program participants, including group as well as individual activities. Implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age and/or stage appropriateness.

Target- Develops schedules and activity plans. This may include reviewing and providing input into schedules and activity plans developed by the entry level and intermediate level CY Program Assistants. Ensures that program plans and activities incorporate the observed needs of individual children and youth. Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and youth.

Indoor and Outdoor Environment

Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities.

Interactions and Relationships

Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.

Supervision of Children and Youth

Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD), NAF Component, and local installation policies, guidance, and standards. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Incumbent is a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

Parent and Employee Communication

Interacts professionally with employees, parents, and local installation command personnel. Provides parents with daily verbal or written feedback about their child/youth or program activities. Participates in conferences with parents and employees.

Assessment

Observes children and youth and documents developmental progression and/or concerns. Uses the information in planning. Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials, and national accreditation tools.

Compliance

Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs. Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns.

Additional Responsibilities

Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Who May Apply
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All Sources in Monterey Commutable Area

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1702 Education And Training Technician

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Conditions of Employment

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 classrooms or activity areas, and no special, physical demands are made upon the incumbent.

Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.

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.

You are applying for a Federal Government position. Marijuana is a Schedule One drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law. You will not be offered employment in this Federal position if your drug screening indicates that you have been using marijuana, even though the use of marijuana may be considered legal under state law. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other controlled substance) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for six months from the date of the drug test.

Qualifications

Skill to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Entry - Ability to complete all DoN training requirements within the specified time frames, including orientation, initial, Standardized Module Training, and ongoing training requirements.

Intermediate - Knowledge of basic child and youth development principles as they relate to children and youth's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.

Ability to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles and practices under immediate supervision to provide direct care, education and development for children and youth, individually or with groups of children and youth.

Ability to interpret a curriculum or activity plan and follow written instructions.

Ability to plan and organize work.

Target- Knowledge in child and youth development to provide input to an efficient and effective program responsive to the needs of children and youth.

Skill to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles/practices and services to provide direct care and education for children and youth, individually or with groups of children and youth.

Skill to promote and foster effective working relationships with children and youth and coworkers.

Possesses skill in oral expression to explain processes and procedures and to provide basic program information

Education

Entry Level- In accordance with DoDI 6060.2, must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred.

Intermediate Level- Entry level requirements listed above AND

Have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting.

AND

Have completed child abuse modules and modules 1, 2, and 10 of the DoN Standardized Module Training.

Target Level- Entry level requirements AND

Completion of the DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12 months of experience working with children and youth.

OR

A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential.

OR

2-year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or related field of study, which can include Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate.

Additional information

A selection may be made from the resumes/applications received at the first cut-off date. Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Salary is commensurate with experience and/or education.

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 Resources Office to ensure consideration. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case by case basis.

Military Spousal Preference (MSP): 1. Orders and Page 2 must be uploaded with your submission. 2. Military Spousal Preference applies to all positions in pay bands NF 1-3, CY positions, and equivalent Crafts and Trades position for which qualified.

Veterans Preference (VET): You must request for preference at the time you submit your application and attach a copy of your DD214 member page four to certify eligibility.

All required documents submitted for this position must indicate the announcement number, position title and full name of the applicant on each document.

Condition of employment: selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer within the first 30 days of employment. This is the DoD standard methods of payment of personnel.

All positions require a satisfactory completion of background check.

We are an E-Verify participant.

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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.

Using the qualifications of the positions, a predetermined Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills and abilities will be used for each application. Applicants who do not meet the qualifications required will not be interviewed and interviews may be limited to best qualified applicants.

Management reserves the right to consider and make additional hiring selections, for this specific position, from the certified list of eligible candidates within 90 days of the closing date of this job announcement.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

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Required Documents
  • Resume to include 3 professional references (Current Letters of Reference, preferred)
  • Completed OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment

  • Proof of Education (including transcripts if qualifying based on education)

  • If claiming Veteran’s Preference, page 4 of DD214 is required, showing reason for discharge and re-entry codes

  • Military Orders Including Page 2 for certification of spousal preference.

  • Last Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50, if 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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Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package available (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc).

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Agency contact information
NSA Monterey
Phone

831-656-1873

Email

mwrnafhr@nps.edu

Address

Commander, Navy Region Southwest 1 University Circle HE-220 Room 57 Monterey, CA US

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Next steps

Your application will be reviewed after the closing date of the announcement in which you have applied. The recruitment process takes an average of 2-3 weeks from closing date. Due to the volume of applications received, applicants may not be notified of non-selection. Management also reserves the right to cancel the vacancy announcement at any time during the recruitment process.

First Cutoff 5/11/2018

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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/498190300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/27/2018 to 05/25/2018

Salary: $14.98 to $18.61 per hour

Pay scale & grade: CY 01

Work schedule: Intermittent - Flexible Scheduled

Appointment type: Permanent