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CYS Europe Recruitment Fair

Start your CYS Career Today! Apply online or in-person.

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?

CYS employment comes with great benefits:

  • 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: $12
  • Skill Level: $13
  • Target Level: $14.33

There Are Three Ways To Apply!
Choose the one that works best for you!  Applicants can either apply on USA Jobs (Sep. 14 - 28), in-person at the Recruitment Fair event (Sep. 28) or virtually (Sep. 28). Keep reading to learn how to successfully apply. 

(1) USAJOBS Application Option: 
Apply on USAJOBS now until September 28! 

(2) In-Person Application Option: 
Step 1:
Come to the CYS Administrative Services building located on Patch Barracks, Bldg. 2312 (behind the library) on the 3rd floor on September 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Step 2: 
Applications for the in-person event will be accepted from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Step 3:
If you application is successful, you must be available for an in-person interview that will take place the same day 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you application is not being considered by HR, you will receive notice prior to interview time. 

*Applicants who arrive after 12 p.m. will not be considered for hire during the fair. If you miss the deadline you can apply via USA Jobs. 

(3) Virtual Application Option: 
Step 1:
Email required documents (in PDF format) on September 28, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
Step 2: 
Wait to receive an email notifying if you were referred for an interview. Remember to include your email address on your resume. 
Step 3:
Be available for phone interview! If you're email says you were referred, you will receive a phone interview same day between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

*Emails sent after 12 p.m. will not be considered for hire during the fair. If you miss the deadline you can apply via USA Jobs. 

Documents needed to apply:

  • Current resume with current email address, physical address, & phone number
  • High School diploma/college transcript(s)
  • Completed CYS Interest Questionnaire 
  • PCS Orders (if applicable)
  • DD214 document (if applicable)
  • Reference information for 3 individuals (Names, email address, & telephone number)

Qualifications and Conditions:

  • Must be at least 17 years old, a dependent of a Service member or Department of Defense Civilian Employee and in pursuit of a high school diploma, OR must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma/GED
  • Communicate effectively in English (written & orally)
  • 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

**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.

Registration Information

Registration not required. In-person Recruitment Fair location is Patch Barracks Bldg. 2312  (behind the Library) on the 3rd floor.