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Recruitment #12-999999-035


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FreeState ChalleNGe Academy

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford County, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This is the intermediate level of work providing supervision and guidance to at-risk youth (cadets) voluntarily enrolled in the Freestate ChalleNGe Program. Employees are assigned to a regular shift but may be required to work other shifts, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as required by staffing needs. Employees may be required to work unscheduled overtime in emergency situations and may be subject to call-in based on staffing needs. The residential program is located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate

Experience: Six months of experience working with groups of children or youth in a structured environment, such as in a recreation center, institutional or school setting.

Note: Fifteen college credit hours including three credits in the behavioral or social sciences may be substituted for the required experience.

**For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at


Employees in this classification will be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid leading to certification. These certifications must be kept current as a requirement of residential childcare licensure by the Department of Human Resources.

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties are required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

Employees promoted within the classification series may be required to operate large vans and buses to transport youth offsite. Employees assigned these duties will be required to obtain a Class C Maryland driver’s license


Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

Candidates for positions in this classification will be required to apply for a criminal background check as required by the Annotated Code of Maryland, Family Law Article, Section 5-561 and successfully pass a physical examination.

Employees in this classification may be required to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.

Employees may be required to travel, which may also involve overnight stay.

Employees may be subject to call in 24 hours a day and required to provide a number where they can be reached.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 


Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. A copy of your proof of eligibility (DD 214) for Veterans’ Credit must be in this office and completely verified before Veterans’ Credit will be approved.


Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to:

Maryland Military Department
State Personnel Office
29th Division Street, Room B10
Baltimore, MD 21201-2288

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Angela Stokes at

Fax: 410-234-3830

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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