U.S. Marine Corps PROGRAM ASSISTANT (CDC & YOUTH CENTER) CY1-GSE02 $11.30 in Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona

U.S. Marine Corps
15 vacancies in the following location:
  • Marine Corps Air Station - Yuma, AZ
Work Schedule is Shift Work - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (3 day(s) ago)

** Closes Sunday 10/30/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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 MCAS YUMA, ARIZONA. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a PROGRAM ASSISTANT (GSE-02) for MCCS.


Serves as a Child and Youth Program (CYP) Assistant in one or more CYPs. Maintains control and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Assists in providing and leading planned activities for program participants.

Performs the more routine simple 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.

Helps establish a program environment that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Uses prepared curriculum and program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment for submission to the supervisor.

Helps create adult-made games and play materials (mixing paint and play dough and assembling props for dramatic plays, activities, etc.).

Interacts with participants using appropriate approved guidance and development techniques as provided by supervisors and Training and Curriculum (T&C;) Specialists. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and local installation command personnel.

Supervises participants during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices. Prepares and implements program options to care for participants with special needs as directed by the supervisor. Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for and serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.

Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures participants (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions.

Assists in maintaining program participation data and completing required daily reports. Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, DoD Component, and local installation policies, guidance, and standards.

Completes training requirements using approved OSD and Service materials to include designated training modules. Participates in program evaluation as required. Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation where applicable. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CYPs.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work hours.

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
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Be 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have the ability to speak, read and write English, follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Be able to lift and carry children and objects up to 45lbs independently and over 45lbs with assistance. Activities may require incumbent to drive an automobile (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children). May be required to obtain a government driver’s license. Prior experience working with children or youth preferred.

Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with DoD and Marine Corps policy for employees who provide child care services. Must pass a pre-employment physical and annual physicals thereafter, provide evidence of immunization and be free from commuicable diesease. Must complete all DoD training requirements within the specified time including orientation, initial, DoD Standardized Module Training, and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Must maintain current food handlers, CPR and First Aid certifications. 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.


Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

All applicants who submit an application via our Careers page at www.usmc-mccs.org/careers will be able to view their application status online.


Review our benefits

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

Other Information

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: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

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.



Salary Range: $11.30 to $11.30 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: CY-1702-01/01

Promotion Potential: NA

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to All Sources

Control Number: 453698200

Job Announcement Number: 22662