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MILITARY YOUTH COUNSELOR PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Recruitment #20-002241-0001

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Freestate ChalleNGe Academy

Bldg E4230, Beale St.

Edgewood Area, APG MD 21010

Main Purpose of Job

This position will provide direct services and counseling for juvenile applicants, cadets and postgraduates of a voluntary, quasi-military residential program. The Military Youth Counselor Program Supervisor plans, directs and coordinates all phases of recruitment, placement and mentoring program activities to encourage and assist juveniles in adopting and maintaining positive life skills. The counselor is also responsible for behavioral issues dealing with the cadets. This position has full supervisory responsibility and programmatic responsibility for planning, such as; Job Fairs, Vocational Training areas and Job Shadowing. With directing and coordinating direct services for the RPM Program.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides oversight, guidance and direction for the Recruiting, Placement and Mentoring Department.

Facilitates the resolution of candidate eligibility issues.

Monitor monthly placement statistics and submit monthly reports to the Program Coordinator and Program Director for review.

Advises various staff on cadet program activities and growth processes.

Develops and revises training curriculum and mentor handbook based upon requirements set by the National Guard Bureau Youth ChalleNGe Program office.

Develops and recommends the creation and revision of stand operating procedures and policies for recruitment, placement and mentoring activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Three years of experience providing direct services and counseling to juveniles in a quasi-military environment.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute sixty credit hours which includes 15 credit hours 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 for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned office in Social Services classifications or Social Services specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology and Welfare field of work, on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

 

RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETING THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

 

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 placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: 


Angela Stokes

Maryland Military Department

Fifth Regiment Armory

29th Division Street, Rm. B10

Baltimore, MD 21201

Email: angela.stokes1@maryland.gov.  

 

No postmarks will be accepted. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION.

 

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.

 

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