must have your COVID-19 vaccination for this position!!
Are looking for a rewarding career with great benefits,
pension, generous leave, competitive salary, with the opportunity for
advancement and professional growth? Apply to join the Maryland Freestate
ChalleNGe Academy team today!
The Maryland Freestate Challenge Academy (FCA) is one of the
original 10 state Challenge Programs. FCA is a tuition-free program which
offers at-risk adolescents 16 to 18 years old an opportunity to change their
future for the better by providing the skills, education and self-discipline
needed to become responsible, productive citizens. The initial program consists
of a 22-week residential phase. During this phase the cadets learn
self-discipline, leadership and responsibility. Participants live and work in a
controlled military environment, encouraging teamwork and personal growth. A
12-month post-residential phase focuses on helping enroll graduates in
continued education, technical school programs or entry-level employment.
During the post-residential phase, students are assisted by at least one
trained mentor from the community for further development. Help young
Marylanders who want and deserve the opportunity to acquire their GED and a
path to a better future. Join a dynamic team of individuals who have
dedicated themselves to helping these young people thrive!
This position is located on a military
installation, and you will need to be able to enter the facility by passing a
DOD background check for entering installations.
This position will monitor, supervise, and direct cadets who
are participants in the Maryland National Guard Military Youth Corps, Freestate
ChalleNGe Academy. Maintain Discipline in the corps and provide practical
guidance that will enable the cadet to complete the program and function
effectively in society.
Position Duties included, but not limited to:
·Escorts groups of youth to and from daily activities in formation
and supervises their conduct during movement and daily routines.
·Serves as platoon leader with responsibility for multiple squads
·Observes individual and group behaviors in order to encourage
leadership and followership principles.
·Acts as role models for youth enrolled in the program by
modeling appropriate behaviors, leading teambuilding activities and maintaining
·Attends national training courses and other in-service training in
order to meet employment requirements, advance skills, and interact with youth
workers in similar programs.
·Conducts and instructs youth in physical training.
·Oversees youth and maintains order in dormitories and may be the
senior person on-site, when assigned to the night shift.
·Reports incidents to supervisors and lead workers, takes witness
statements, and prepares incident reports regarding behavior of assigned youth
for review by supervisors, lead workers and program administrators.
·Inspects residence areas for safety, security and cleanliness.
·Assesses emergency and crisis situations, makes appropriate
contacts and referrals, and provides interim emergency medical and other
assistance as necessary until specialized assistance is available.
·May drive vans or buses to transport youths to off-site
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: One year of experience working with groups of children or youth in a structured environment, such as in a recreation center, institutional or school setting.
1. Candidates may substitute thirty credit hours including 9 credit hours in the behavioral or social sciences from an accredited college or university for the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute fifteen credit hours including 3 credit hours in the behavioral or social sciences from an accredited college or university for six months of the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Social Service Aid and Assistant classification or Social Service Aid and Assistant specialty codes in the Social Services, Psychology and Welfare field of work for the required experience.
LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION
must have your COVID-19 vaccination for this position.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. 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 Services.
2. 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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
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.
4. This position also requires
a valid Maryland Motor Vehicle operator's license class C with less than 5
points in order to operate state vehicles.
5. Employees in this
classification may be subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be
required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can
6. You must have your
COVID vaccination for this position.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be
evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your
education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the
position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate
information on your application. Please report all related education,
experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a
copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential
evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning
your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider
information submitted after the closing date.
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS
This position is not subject to Bargaining MOU's.
As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access
to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans
offered at a low cost.
· Personal Leave - new
State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on
· Annual Leave - ten (10)
days of accumulated annual leave per year.
· Sick Leave - fifteen
(15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.
· Parental Leave - up to
sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a
· Holidays - State
employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.
· Pension - State
employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.
Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification.
copy of your proof of eligibility (DD214) for Veterans’ Credit must be in
this office and completely verified before Veterans’ Credit will be
DO NOT SUBMIT UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION
process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to
apply online, you may submit a paper application to:
Military Department State Personnel Office
Division Street, Room B10
For questions regarding this recruitment, please
contact Katie Powell at Katie.Powell@maryland.gov
Users: call via Maryland Relay
an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting,
retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s