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CYS Virtual Recruitment Fair

Start your CYS Career Today!

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 September 14 you can pre-register for the CYS 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

Download the CYS Career Guide and rack card for more information on working with CYS!

Hourly rates of pay are based on qualifications:

  • Entry Level: $11.67
  • Skill Level: $12.92
  • Target Level: $14.33

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


Here’s how it works on the September 28:

Step 1:

Documents needed:

Documents received by 10:30 a.m. will be reviewed by NAF HR for eligibility and qualification. 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 Europe 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 p.m.

*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.

Registration Information