Requisition No: 40954
Agency: Military Affairs
Working Title: Residential Instructor - 62000439
Position Number: 62000439
Posting Closing Date: 12/17/2018
Directorate: Florida Youth Challenge Academy (FLYCA)
Work Location: Camp Blanding, Starke – FL
Total Compensation Package (including Salary, Benefits, Annual & Sick Leave): $33,940.00
The Department of Military Affairs would like to announce a new vacant position in the capacity of Residential Instructor located at Camp Blanding, Starke - FL. The candidate must meet the below mentioned requirements. External and internal applicants are encouraged to apply. The Human Resources Office will be screening candidates in coordination with the hiring manager. Veterans’ Preference is applicable for this position.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statues, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member copy #4) along with other documentations as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here: https://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545.
All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on closing date
Applications accepted though People First only.
You may attach additional documentation to your application (such as resume, references, etc.)
An attached resume is not substitute for information required on the application. It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.
PLEASE READ THE JOB-RELATED INFORMATION ABOUT THIS POSITION BEFORE APPLYING:
This position will work a series of different shifts to include days, evenings, and overnight. Hours to be determined.
Incumbent may frequently be exposed to aggressive/hostile at-risk youth and/or upset parents/guardians, work is frequently outdoors, subject to inclement weather and environmental conditions and will be required to transport and supervise cadets outside the academy grounds during Service to Community Events that can extend over their regular work schedule.
This position requires you to be flexible. You must know, or be willing to learn military protocols for marching, physical training and movement throughout the academy. You must be able to perform physical exercises.
This Position may frequently work a non-standard workweek, which includes working every other weekend.
Work week may exceed 40 hours per week.
The Florida Youth Challenge Academy is a tobacco free campus. No tobacco of any kind is allowed on the premises.
High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Must be able to pass a Department of Juvenile Justice background screening/test.
Minimum of 3 years verifiable work experience.
6 months experience working with at-risk youth or troubled adults.
Experience conducting physical training or a boot camp type environment.
Must have and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license.
Must possess or be able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification within six months of employment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The residential instructor is responsible for work designing, delivering and/or coordinating the delivery or supervision of training and development programs for employees and at-risk students at an alternative high school.
Position has control over monitoring cadets while on duty to ensure they are attending classes and training as required and educating cadets in the areas of physical fitness, personal hygiene, drill and ceremony, barracks maintenance, time management, teamwork, leadership, and followership is one of the major responsibilities.
The residential Instructor will supervise daily cadet activities in accordance with Academy training schedule and maintains 100% accountability of cadets attending a residential, at-risk youth school.
This position is responsible for the welfare and safety of cadets in assigned area of responsibility (platoon), ensuring they do not endanger themselves or others by negligence or misconduct as well as ensuring cadets are on time for classes or other scheduled academy events or training.
A residential instructor leads by example and mentors cadets about what it means to display discipline and respect in life and teaches and corrects negative/disruptive behavior by using various means of physical exercises and team-building activities.
Other responsibilities are conducting daily preliminary inspections of living quarters, cadet’s uniform and personal appearance in preparation for regular inspections by his supervisor, informally counsel cadets in their weekly performance by using verbal and written formats, providing documentation and communication for supervisors and/or academy administrators in the event of cadet misconduct or serious incidents, encouraging cadets to seek additional educational support in weak academic areas, providing fellow team members with assistance in carrying out their assigned duties as needed as well as ensuring cadets report for assigned details or specific personal appointments in the correct uniform and on time and entering information of cadet progress into cadet’s file on a weekly basis or as needed.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:
Knowledge of military protocol techniques and methods, mental or behavioral characteristics of at-risk youth, principles and techniques of effective communication, Microsoft Windows software and internet.
Ability to prepare correspondence and administrative reports, train individuals or groups of people, work independently, utilize problem-solving techniques, lead and supervise others, understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate staff work assignments and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE EMPLOYMENT:
The Department of Military Affairs values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
New employees of the Department of Military Affairs will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background screening. Certain positions will be required to maintain a valid Driver’s License.
The State of Florida and The Department of Military Affairs participate in the E-Verify program. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person hired to work in the United States.
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov
All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.
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