Child & Youth Program Assistants

Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
$12.66 - $20.16 Hourly
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Location: Naval Station Everett Child Development Center

Pay Grade: CY-1702-01/02

This position provides quality care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Employee privileges include access to base facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, restaurants, and discount tickets to sporting and entertainment events.

Summary of Duties: Incumbent provides appropriate developmental care and instructions for children by attending to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. The duties and responsibilities of the CY Program Assistant have been grouped into categories, including curriculum, indoor and outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, parent and employee communication, assessment, compliance, and additional responsibilities. Duties may include assisting in the child’s arrival and departure from the center, diapering, feeding, toileting, resting, etc.; developing and assisting with games and learning activities; observing and evaluating development levels and maintaining records and other related duties. The grade level of this position represents the full performance level for child care positions. Performs the full range of childcare tasks in a Child Development Center.

Qualification Requirements: Must provide proof of High School Diploma or equivalent, and any additional education, certification, and or training as required prior to placement.

GSE-02: The primary function of this position is to serve as a trainee assisting higher level employees to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children in the Child Development Program. Applicant must be 18 years of age at the time of appointment and be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED). Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and successfully pass the required security and health checks.

GSE-03: The grade level of this position represents the intermediate level for childcare positions. Performs many difficult childcare tasks using training and experience. Training will be of a progressively responsible and specialized nature associated with the childcare and development operations. In addition to meeting the requirements of the GSE-02, applicant must have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting AND completion of child abuse modules and modules 1-3 of the Don Standardized Module Training. Knowledge of basic child and youth development principles as they relate to children and youth’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Ability to plan and organize work and to interpret a curriculum or activity plan and follow written instructions.

GSE-04: Must possess one of the following: A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School Age (MSA) credential or a 2-year degree in a related field. Note: If the incumbent is hired initially at the GSE04 target position, the incumbent must complete the Navy module program within 18 months. OR Completion of the DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12 months of experience working with children and youth and obtain CDL if needed for transport of children.

Conditions of Employment: These positions are subject to National Agency (NACI) background check and pre-employment drug screening in accordance with federal regulations. Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test. The work requires considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping and lifting up to 40 pounds.

Advancement Opportunities: Fleet & Family Readiness Programs is a worldwide enterprise as far-reaching as Europe & Japan with career opportunities in business, fitness, recreation, child care, hospitality management, housing, food services, or human services. Gain valuable experience and benefit from our mentoring and employee development programs. Where do you want to go today?

How to Apply: Obtain NAF Application and Declaration for Federal Employment (form 306) from: Send signed application, Form 306, and resume via e-mail to:, or by fax to (360) 396-5445.