Army Installation Management Command CYS Training Specialist, NF-04 in Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens Worldwide. This position is located at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

Welcome to the Child, Youth and School Services, a program of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation (DFMWR), at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. Our mission is Caring. Army Child, Youth & School Services programs exist to support military readiness by reducing the conflict between a Soldier's mission and his or her parental responsibilities.

Child, Youth & School Services recognizes the challenges of our Soldiers and their Families. By offering quality programs for children, youth and students, CYS supports the Army Family Covenant by reducing the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility.

Fort Buchanan is located adjacent to the city of Guaynabo and is approximately 4 miles from San Juan. The temperature does not vary very much as it is located in a torrid zone. The island of Puerto Rico is an U.S. territory and there are approximately 3 million habitants. Year round warm weather and constant warm breezes and access to beaches makes Puerto Rico a prime choice for vacationers.

Important About this Position: In addition to the base annual salary, this position is eligible for a Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) of 3.66%

This is a Regular Full Time position that offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health/dental coverage, and participation in the NAF Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan. For More information about our benefits please click here.

Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

If claiming a NAF Priority Consideration, must submit required supporting documentation with your application. Please see the NAF Applicant Information Kit for more information.

Must be able to successfully initiate/complete and maintain all required background checks in accordance with AR 215-3 to include a Child Care Tier 1 background investigation and FBI Fingerprints Check.

The Department of Army Non-appropriated Fund Instrumentalities is an equal opportunity employer.


Plan and implement a comprehensive training and professional development program that promotes positive growth and development of children and youth in accordance with all applicable regulations and standards. Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of child and/or youth development philosophy, principles, methods, and techniques as endorsed by the Department of Army and nationally recognized child/youth organizations. Designs, administers and conducts the Foundation, Annual/On-Going training requirements based on course outlines. Conducts training both on-the-job and in classroom settings based on developed training plan. Evaluates staff competence, and conducts and documents quarterly training reviews to discuss progress. Ensures staffs is trained and follow risk management procedures (i.e., abuse prevention, identification, and reporting procedures; accident prevention, etc.) Designs and implements annual CYS program plan to include training goals and objectives, plan to meet individual staff needs, curriculum framework that encompasses the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children/youth as well as incorporating the four (4) service areas for youth as required. Ascertains specific needs for training, determines the objective and scope of annual training topics; develops, revises, and/or adapts curriculum to suit child/youth changing needs and to capitalize on special interests. Assists in development and implementation of parent education program. Defends and articulates appropriate child/youth practices with parents and installation officials.

Serves as a member of the Installation Child and Youth Evaluation Team (ICYET) with primary responsibility for training and programming regulatory requirements and CYS baseline standards. Assists in maintaining DoD certification, and assists in achieving and retaining national accreditation or Army equivalent and maintaining accreditation/Army equivalent standards. Has primary responsibility for the programming/training portions of inspections, reviews, and rating scales. Analyzes results of inspections, reviews, and rating scales, interprets the results in terms of program strengths and weaknesses, and works with management personnel to prepare and implement corrective action plans. Arranges for subject matter experts to conduct/ support specialized training. Identifies and trains CYS Program Associates and MHA Star Providers to assist in conducting entry level training for new employees/providers. Develops training program budget and provides to CYS Coordinator for input into CYS budget to include Foundation and Annual/On-going Training costs, resource and professional supplies, equipment and materials, credentialing fees, training related TDY costs, conference registration fees, and college course tuition. Manages program to budget. Conducts written analysis of budget variances, and prepares justification for funding of program resource requirements. Collects and maintain up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements.

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Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

US Citizens and Non-Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Effectively communicate in English (written and verbal)
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • Successful completion of Background Checks and FBI Fingerprints Check
  • If selected, employer paid pre-employment physical examination is required
  • One year of probationary period
  • Travel to in/off post locations may be required for training/other purposes
  • US Citizens and authorized Non Citizens may apply
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position

Qualifying experience must be clearly described in resume. Failure to clearly describe qualifying experience in resume, may result in an ineligible rating.

An undergraduate degree with a major course of study in Early Childhood Education/Child Development; Youth Development; Elementary and Secondary Education is required -OR- a combination of education and experience as follows: Successful completion of at least 24 semester hours in a major course of study in Early Childhood Education/Child Development; Youth Development; Elementary and Secondary Education, plus appropriate work experience that provided knowledge skills and abilities directly related to the duties described in the fields appropriate to the position. Appropriate experience and course work must be comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the four-year course of study described above.

In addition, candidate must possess: 1. At least twelve (12) months experience working in child and youth programs. 2. At least one year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade or level requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. 3. The ability to plan and organize work, analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions. 4. Experience in planning and conducting training for child and youth staff. 5. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 6. The physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs, walk, bend, stoop and stand on a routine basis. Duties may involve working both indoors and outdoors.

A Bachelor's degree in the fields indicated above, and two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in a directly related field is fully qualifying for the position.

Official college transcripts, official certificate of completion as proof of positive education must be submitted at the time of application and prior to closure of vacancy announcement. Failure to provide required/supporting documents may result in an ineligible status or may affect the overall rating. Undergraduate degree criteria, official college transcripts must indicate degree awarded.

Education Requirements please note the following:

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable.For additional information, please visit the following link:

Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. For further information, please visit the following link:

Conditions of Employment: 1. If selected, a completed and signed copy of DA Form 3433 Application for Federal Employment and DA Form 3439 Employer Reference Check are required prior to entrance on duty. 2. Satisfactory completion of pre-employment background checks and FBI Fingerprints check in accordance with AR 215-3, 2-15, and a Child Care Tier 1 background investigation. 3. If selected , a 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. 4. Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs., walk, bend, stoop, and stand on a routine basis. 5. Incumbent is legally required to report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect. 6. Travel to on and off post locations may be required for training and other purposes. 7. Satisfactory performance, successful completion of training requirements and demonstrated on the job competence is required. 8. Effectively communicate in English (written and verbal). 9. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment. 10. Must provide a valid email and phone number. 11. If selected, satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-VERIFY) check. 12. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

NOTE (1): Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.

NOTE (2): No person, regardless of circumstance, will be approved to provide child care services and/or approved for hire in positions designated as having regular and recurring contact with children if the background check discloses that the individual has been convicted for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim or a felony drug offense.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your resume supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualification and/or experience, you may lost consideration for the position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors and omissions may affect your eligibility.

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Other Information
  1. Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  2. Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs arenot authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  3. Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs.
  4. The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens Worldwide.
  5. Any individual who was required to register with Selective Service and who is not registered or knowingly and willfully did not register before the requirement terminated or became inapplicable to the individual, will not be appointed.
  6. The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process notify your servicing NAF Human Resources Division (HRD). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  7. This is a Regular Full Time position that offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health insurance and participation in the NAF Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan. For more information about the NAF Benefits Program please click here.
  8. The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-14 to 2017-07-19

Salary: $46,135 to $50,000 / In addition to the base annual salary, this position is eligible for a Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) of 3.66%

Pay scale & grade: NF 4

Series: 1701 General Education And Training

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: SCNAFGV1710027687

Control number: 474546600