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Educational Aid - School Age Care Assistant

Announcement Number:
2-22
Department:
NSA Monterey CA
Location:
n/a
Position Status:
Multiple Schedules
Salary:
$20.52 - $23.04 Per Hour
Who May Apply:
n/a
Duty Stations:
Monterey, California
Openings: 8
USA Jobs:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/629543000
Opening Date:
01/04/2022
Cutoff Date:
12/31/2022
Closing Date:
12/31/2022

Job Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to provide appropriate, specialized developmental care and instruction for children in the Technology Connection (Tech Connect). In addition, performs basic oversight and supervision for a designated classroom for ages 5 years through 17 years. The incumbent may be designated as the supervisor on duty, as needed (cont'd under Duties). This position is eligible for a referral bonus and up to $1,750 in retention incentives in the first year of employment.

Duties and Responsibilities

(Cont'd from Summary) whenever the Technology Connection (Tech Connect) Director is not physically in the facility.

  • Designs, implements, and reviews activity plans. The incumbent uses own initiative to design and implement a variety of activity plans to stimulate and sustain the interest of children and to contribute to their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
  • Observes and evaluates each child's health and development and reports on and maintains records of observations. Participates in conferences with parents and program assistants. Prepares and submits accurate and timely reports as required. Maintains continuous observation of children to detect early signs of distress or abnormal behavior.
  • Prepares and implements specialized programs for children with special needs, i.e., children with disciplinary problems, learning disabilities, or gifted children. Develops plans to deal with unusual or difficult problems/situations as associated with the needs of individual children.
  • Provides technical guidance and leadership to junior employees assigned to assist with program activities and participates in special projects. Provides on-the-job training and instruction on work methods and techniques concerning such matters as programmed activities, food handling, health, safety, and behavior management. Arranges room and play materials to accommodate the daily schedule.

Qualifications Required

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Clerical and Administrative Support Positions for the GS-1702, General Education and Training series.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-04 grade level in the Federal service which includes providing specialized developmental care and instruction for children in the Child Development Center (CDC). Performs basic oversight and supervision for a designated classroom for ages 6 months through 5 years. Designs, implements, and reviews activity plans to include using own initiative to design and implement a variety of activity plans to stimulate and sustain the interest of children and to contribute to their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development, attends to the physical needs of children such as diapering, feeding, toileting, resting, etc., helps children to develop self help skills.

“As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with CNIC, if after November 22, 2021. CNIC will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of CNIC a legally required exception from this requirement.”

OR
EDUCATION:
 Four years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts.

OR
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
 A combination of education and experience as described above may be used to qualify for this position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of transcripts.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of Child Development regulations, procedures, and processes.
2. Knowledge of early child development theory, methodology, and practices relating to physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
3. Knowledge of Child Development Center regulations, programs, and operations.
4. Ability to develop creative and innovative activity and special program plans.
5. Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with others and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
6. Ability to ensure the safety and hygiene of children through constant supervision, effective arrangement of space, and proper management of equipment.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

“As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with CNIC, if after November 22, 2021. CNIC will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of CNIC a legally required exception from this requirement.”

This position is eligible for a referral bonus and up to $1,750 in retention incentives in the first year of employment.

What to Expect Next

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. 

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).

Required Documents

  • DD-214
  • RESUME
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • U-TRANSCRIPT

How to Apply

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Other 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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