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CYS 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

Documents needed:

  • Current resume with current email address, physical address & phone number
  • High School diploma/college transcript(s)
  • Completed CYS Interest Questionnaire

USAG Bavaria has two (2) ways applicants can choose from to apply (in-person OR virtual). Please only choose one of these application processes and follow the steps below.


Here’s how it works on the September 28:

Step 1:

  • Applicants who are applying in-person must do so at: Rose Barracks Library, B227 on September 28.
  • Please see announcement for a list of documents to bring with you on the day.

Step 2:

  • Applicants will register in-person at the Rose Barracks Library where applications for the in-person event will be accepted from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Please bring your passport and social security card if attending in person.

Step 3:

  • If your application is successful, you must be available for an in-person interview that will be conducted between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. that same day. If your application is not being considered by HR, you will receive notice prior to interview time. 
  • NOTE: Applicants who arrive after 10:30 a.m. will not be considered for hire during the Fair. Interested applicants that miss the deadline can apply via USA Jobs separately to the CYS Europe Recruitment Fair.


 Here’s how it works on 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 2-6 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