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Open to All Sources Permanent Shift Work
This is a FLEXIBLE status employement category which carries NO benefits. This is a PERMANENT status vacancy. This is NOT a SEASONAL vacancy.
Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.
This position is located at MCB Quantico , Child Development Center. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Child & Youth Program Assistant for MCCS.
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This is a permanent status vacancy. This not a seasonal vacancy.
_DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:_ Serves as Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more child and youth programs. Performs routine simple and/or repetitive established tasks following verbal and written instructions, under close supervision of higher-level employees. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Assists in providing and leading planned activities for program participants. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents and the Command. Assists in maintaining program participation data and completing required daily reports. Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD Service and local policies, guidance and standards.
Assists in establishing a program environment that promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Conducts appropriate play and learning activities to foster individual and group activity development. Leads children in songs, games, finger plays, and other activities. Interacts with children during programmed activities. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings, and special events. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices. Notifies supervisor on health, fire, and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals where applicable.
Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Uses prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. Helps create adult-made games and play materials (i.e., mixing paint, play dough; assembling props for dramatic play, activities, etc.), and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment for submission to the supervisor.
_PHYSICAL DEMANDS:_ Long periods of standing, walking, stooping, bending, and sitting on the floor are required. Lifting up to 45 pounds may be required.
_WORK ENVIRONMENT:_ The work is accomplished in an indoor environment that is adequately heated, lighted, ventilated, and air-conditioned. The work also requires the incumbent to be outside. This includes up to an hour in the summer before 11:00 a.m. and after 3:00 p.m. and 30 minutes in cold weather in temperatures no lower than 32 degrees. In addition, children may expose the incumbent to rough housing.
Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.
_MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS_ : ALL LEVELS _ Applicant must be 18 years of age or older at the time of appointment. _ _Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; Copy must be attached to application_. Able to speak, read, and write English at a level to adequately execute health and safety directions and implement development activities. Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 45 pounds. Frequent walking, bending, stooping, and standing on a daily basis. Duties may involve working both indoors and outdoors. Ability to pass a physical exam and get required immunizations. Applicant must be able to obtain a Food Handler's Certificate. Must be able to complete with satisfactory results: all Base Installation Checks, State Checks, and Child National Agency Checks. Applicants must be able to complete mandatory training in a timely manner. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of proper procedures for: emergencies to care for injured children; implementation of safety and sanitation practices; management of indoor and outdoor hazards; maintaining child accountability; reporting child abuse and providing developmental activities to enhance a learning environment .
CY-1 (GSE-02): Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
CY-1 (GSE-03): Must have six (6) months experience working with children in a child development setting and nine (9) semester hours of college credit in early childhood education; OR successful completion of all required training in accordance with DoD regulations (Entry Level Modules). If claiming college credit, a copy of transcript must be attached to application.
CY-2 (GSE-04): Must have eighteen (18) months of experience working with children in a child development setting and fifteen (15) college credits in early childhood education; OR 2-year degree in early childhood education; OR a CDA certificate; OR successful completion of all required training in accordance with DoD regulations (Entry Level and Standardized Modules). If claiming college credit, a copy of transcript must be attached to application.
All applications _must_ be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website:
Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement. To be considered for employment, the application or resume must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.
NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.
Varies - Review "OTHER INFORMATION" All applicants who submit an application via our Careers page at will be able to view their application status online.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:
Stability of Federal Civilian Service
People with passion for doing work that matters
Quality of Work Life Balance
Competitive Pay
Comprehensive Benefit Packages
Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges
GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency 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 agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: .
As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.
Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.
_Required Documents:_
Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.
If prior military, DD214 Member Copy
This activity 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, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.
Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.

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