YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Garrison officials are aggressively pursuing new employees to fill critical child care positions in Yongsan's Child and Youth Services programs.

To help ease the process of applying, a job fair is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at the CYS Middle School Center, Bldg. 4215.

CYS is looking to fill 14 part-time, entry-level positions, all with a starting salary of $9.58 per hour and a benefits package that includes medical care, paid training and a 401(k).

These positions are open in the Child Development Center, School-Age Services, Middle School and Teen Program, and Youth Sports. These programs support more than 3,000 children.

"We also are hiring for eight Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant vacancies," said Dr. Roxanne Chancellor, USAG-Yongsan CYS coordinator. "Those can be filled during the job fair if the individuals have the right experience and education."

The positions would range from 21-39 hours per week. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be a high school graduate, and must read, speak and write English. Applicants who are offered positions must also pass a health assessment and a criminal background check.

Civilian personnel officials will give preference to military spouses and family members of U.S. military and civilian employees.

The job fair is designed to be a "one-stop" shop for applicants, cutting down to one or two weeks a process that normally can take up to two months, Chancellor said.

Representatives from the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center and the Employment Readiness Program will be on-site to help applicants with resumes and paperwork.

During the last CYS job fair in January, some positions were offered to applicants within a few days, and many were able to start work within two weeks, Chancellor said.

Working with CYS can bring educational benefits, as well. CYS employees get pay raises associated with training completion, and employees at the Child Development Center and School-Age Services programs can work to earn nationally recognized credentials in those age groups, Chancellor said.

What to bring to the job fair:
• Copy of sponsor's orders
• Identification card
• Passport
• College transcripts (if available)
• SF-50 or DS Form 3434 (if prior government employee)

For more details, call 738-2311.