1 vacancy in the following location:
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Who May Apply? US Citizens currently residing within the commuting area of SHAPE, Belgium (not ordinarily resident in Belgium). US resident alien family members of US sponsors who are citizens of NATO countries other than Belgium.
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This position is located at the USAG Benelux, DFMWR, Child Development Center (CDC), SHAPE, Belgium.
- Serves as a team leader for program staff with responsibility for the operation and program in accordance with applicable regulations in one or more CY programs.
- Maintains control of and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth, overseeing the arrival and departure of children.
- Supervises children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events.
- Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth.
- Encourages participant interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Monitors staff-to-child or -youth ratios to ensure adequate staffing.
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
- Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
- 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.
- MUST be 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
- 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.
- Incumbent is legally required to report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect.
- Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs., walk, bend, stoop, and stand on a routine basis.
- 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.
- Schedule may include irregular hours, evenings, and/or weekends. Duties involve working both indoors and outdoors.
- Successful completion of Lead Foundation Level training and annual training requirements is required.
- Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate, and
- Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
IN ADDITION to the above:
1. Two years of specialized experience working in a group program with children or youth PLUS
2. An associate's degree with a major course of study (24 semester hours) in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, or behavioral science. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying.
Possess and maintain a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.
Additional information on the requirements and duties for this position can be viewed here
SUBSTITUTION of EDUCATION:
A bachelor's degree with a major course of study (24 semester hours) in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, or behavioral science. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying.
- Manual Application: If you are unable to apply online, you may submit your application package using a manual application method. Please contact the NAF Human Resources Office or 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 NOON (European time) on the closing date of the announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner. Please note that neglecting to respond to the job related questions may result in an ineligible rating.
- 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 are not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
- Allowances, differentials, or incentives will not be paid.
- Employment Overseas provides a lot of additional benefits & entitlements, for information click here
- Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program, for information click here
- Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (To view kit, click this URL: https://publicfileshare.chra.army.mil/index.php/s/uIDfgOMr6PWHHGS/download?path=/&files=NAF Applicant Information Kit.pdf ) (If URL does not work, copy and paste the URL into browser).
Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.
- THE TOUR OF DUTY REQUIRES ROTATING SHIFTWORK TO INCLUDE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Applicants can claim the following eligibilities: Military Spouse Preference (SEP), Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP), Family Member Preference (FMP), Business Based Action (BBA), Current and Former NAF employees (CNE/FNE), Current APF employees (CAE), Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV), Spouse/Widow(er) Veteran (OAV (Spouse)), Parent of a Veteran (OAV ((Parent)), and Outside Applicant Non-Veteran (OANV). Preference eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration
Under DoD guidelines, SEP is lost once a spouse obtains or declines a regular or permanent Appropriated Fund (APF) or Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) position whether the preference was applied or not (this includes AAFES positions).
Referral lists are based on the qualifications stated in the job announcement. Your qualifications MUST be fully described in your resume. In describing your experience, be clear and specific. NO ASSUMPTIONS WILL BE MADE REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents must be submitted with your application:
Optional: Job Application (DA Form 3433) will be 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/ Statement of Service
- Diploma/ GED
- DA Form 3433
- Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
- PCS Orders
- Reasonable Accommodation Documentation
- Separation Notice (RIF)
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, YOUR TRANSCRIPTS or CDA MUST BE UPLOADED AS PROOF THAT POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET.
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.
How to Apply
How to Apply
You may submit your application package using one of the two methods identified below:
- Electronically (preferred) at https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search for Vacancy Number (VIN): 10719019. Announcement closes at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date listed on this announcement.
- Manually: Please refer to the "Additional Information" section of this announcement for instructions.
To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.
Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.
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 Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
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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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.
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