Jobs available year-round in youth services

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child Youth and School Services job fair, held July 20, 2016 at the Patch Youth Center (Hub) on Patch Barracks, allowed candidates to interview on-the-spot for opportunities such as Child and Youth Program Assistants. Photo by Holly DeCarlo-White.

The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Child Youth and School Services job fair, held July 20, at the Patch Youth Center (Hub) on Patch Barracks, allowed candidates to interview on-the-spot for opportunities such as Child and Youth Program Assistants. Photo by Holly DeCarlo-White.

By Holly DeCarlo-White
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Child Youth and School Services Human Resources personnel host job fairs each year, as often as needed, to conduct on-the-spot interviews for open positions within the Stuttgart military community.

The fairs solicit candidates for opportunities within key positions such as Child and Youth Program Assistants. Most of the positions are flexible, though some are also part-time.

Christine Charles, human resources officer for non-appropriated funds personnel programs at the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, serves all Family and MWR programs. According to Charles, CYSS is the largest program, encompassing about 44 percent of their workforce in Stuttgart. That includes staffing for childcare, school-age and youth centers, sports programs, and all administration offices and outreach services.

Program assistant and food service positions, such as at the Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center, and the community clubs in Stuttgart, are reported by Family ad MWR to have a higher turnover as personnel move all year long.

“We have a large turnover before the summer PCS season, so we have quite a large need for Child and Youth Program Assistants. These are the individuals that work directly in our classrooms with children of different age groups,” said Charles. “It’s a lot of work, and takes a certain kind of person to work in the classroom with children.”

Whether working an administrative job, as a supervisor, or in the classroom, everyone must go through the stringent background check process to work with children in the Stuttgart military community.

Charles advised local checks can take from 7-10 business days, while state checks and U.S. Office of Personnel Management national agency checks can take between 30-90 days. There are also medical requirements; a physical health exam, and immunizations from the health clinic. “On-boarding can be as fast at 30-40 days, but it can take longer,” Charles said.

Community members interested in applying for open positions can do so on USAJOBS. Positions within Family and FMWR are updated almost every other week. The Army Community Service Readiness Center is another resource for individuals seeking employment and volunteer opportunities.

ACS is located in Building 2915 on Panzer Kaserne and also hosts free workshops and classes for candidates to assist with resume building, and interviewing with confidence.

Contact ACS for information and assistance at, DSN: 431-3362/civ. 07031-15-3362, or contact CPAC at DSN: 431-3119 / civ. 07031-15-3119.