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Recruitment #17-002266-0004




Aberdeen Proving Ground

Main Purpose of Job

Provide academic and personal counseling to youth in a highly disciplined atmosphere; conducts group and individual counseling using the most effective methods.  Assists with educational and work goal setting.  Relates corps experience to real world challenges.  Collects and maintain all placement, mentor and cadet files for residential and post residential classes.


  • Ensure Cadets complete the Life Coping Skills and Job Skill Core components of the Freestate ChalleNGe Academy. Counsels Cadets as needed to ensure their well-being.
  • Monitor Mentors and Cadets to ensure that each is fulfilling their program obligations and policies during the enter 17 months of the program.
  • Attends and participates in staff and professional conferences and trainings.



Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience providing direct services, counseling, case management or supervision and guidance to emotionally or socially maladjusted, delinquent, victimized, or exceptional juveniles in a community or residential setting.

Notes: 1. Sixty credit hours which includes 15 credits in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited college or university and two years of experience providing direct services, counseling, case management or supervision and guidance to youth in a community or residential setting may be substituted for the required Bachelor’s degree.

2. A Master’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.


Candidates for positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. 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.

2. Employees in this classification are required to successfully complete training as indicated by the National Challenge Program, such as one-week basis course for all Challenge Program staff and advanced courses on specific job responsibilities.

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


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of candidates eligible for hire.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


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. 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.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

Angela Stokes 
Maryland Military Department 
Fifth Regiment Armory 
219 29th Division Street, B10
Baltimore, MD 21201 

The paper application must be received by 5:00 P.M., on the closing date of the recruitment.

No postmarks will be accepted.

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

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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