An official army family and MWR Site

CYS Virtual Recruitment Fair

Start your CYS Career Today! Ready to start a new career as a Child & Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) with great pay and benefits?

Note: This event has already passed.

Ready to start a new career as a Child & Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) with great pay and benefits*? How does a $200 recruitment bonus upon appointment to the position sound PLUS an $800 retention bonus* at the six month mark? Starting on 20 July, 2021, you can pre-register for the CYS Virtual Recruitment Fair!

CYS employment also comes with:

• Career Progression

• Training tied to salary increases and promotions

• Access to Childcare

• Flexible Work Hours

• Insurance Coverage, including medical, dental, vision, and life

• Paid Leave

• Travel Opportunities


Hourly rates of pay are based on qualifications:

•           Entry Level: 

•           Skill Level: 

•           Target Level


Qualifications and Conditions:

•           Must have a high school diploma or GED

•           Communicate effectively in English (written & orally)

•           Must be 18 or older at time of employment

•           Satisfactory completion of pre-employment and background checks

•           Health assessment and immunizations

•           Physical ability to lift 40lbs

•           Walk, bend, stoop and stand on a routine basis


*Benefits: Employees in Flexible appointment categories are ordinarily not eligible for participation in additional benefits (401k, life, medical, and retirement), however upon satisfying specific work-hour criteria may be eligible for medical coverage participation.

*Recruitment and retention bonus: A $200 recruitment bonus will be paid to the applicant upon appointment to the position. An $800 retention bonus will be paid to the employee after 6 months of satisfactory employment.  Eligibility for these incentives and bonus will be applicable to newly hired individuals selected from this Fair only.


Here’s how it works on the 28th:


Step 1:

Click on the link below to apply for the CYS Virtual Recruitment Fair and submit the documents below (in PDF format) from 20 July, 2021 until 10:30 a.m. on 28 July ( time zone)


Documents needed:

•           Current resume with current email address, physical address & phone number

•           High School diploma/college transcript(s)

•           Completed CYS Interest Questionnaire   à Link the CYS Interest Questionnaire here


Emails and documents received by 10:30 a.m. will be reviewed by NAF HR for eligibility and qualification. Emails and documents received after 10:30 a.m. will not be considered for hire during the Fair… but interested applicants that miss the deadline can apply via USA Jobs separately to the Virtual Recruitment Fair.


Step 2:

Wait to receive an email notifying if you were referred for an interview. Remember to include your email address on your resume!


Those who are not referred will receive a notice via e-mail as well.


Step 3: 

Be available for a phone interview!  If your email says you were referred, you will receive a phone call the same day between 1-6 pm CST

USAJOBS - Job Announcement

Parent Central Services