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Military Affairs, Department of

Cadet Specialist 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-02375

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Team Leader

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Evening 2nd Shift (3pm to 11pm or similar hours)
Evening 3rd Shift (11pm to 7am or similar hours)
Starting pay will be between $19.50 and $20.00 per hour, plus an excellent benefit package (12-64). A twelve-month probationary period is required. For current permanent state employees, pay will be set in accordance with the State Compensation Plan on the rules that apply to compensation upon transfer, reinstatement, voluntary demotion, or promotion transactions.
Stephen Janisch, Human Resources Specialist-Snr, 608-242-3166,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until the needs of the agency are met. Materials will be reviewed on a monthly basis, in the first week of each month.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of troubled young adults, then this may be the job for you!

These positions are with the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy (WINGCA), located at Fort McCoy. We have multiple vacancies at this time and will be accepting applications on a continuous basis until the needs of the agency are met. Application materials will be reviewed monthly.

Position Summary:   The WINGCA is a voluntary character development and educational program for 16 - 18 year old high school dropouts in a strict, military environment. The Challenge Academy is a residential program/facility. Cadet Specialists will provide for the safety, security, and accountability for "At-risk" youth (cadets); responsible for providing cadets with guidance in the areas of personal hygiene, clothing care, housekeeping and social amenities; positions enforce WINGCA policies, rules and regulations and submit verbal and written reports. Positions assign specific tasks designed to provide cadets with information and skills necessary to successfully achieve their goals; review with cadets their progress and other goals; provide small group service to cadets, as well as one on one “footlocker counselling”; consult with other team members to make recommendations to management regarding cadet issues; and confront, discipline and counsel cadets as needed.

Special Notes:   A criminal background check will be conducted as part of the hiring process. These positions may require a flex work schedule that includes days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holiday hours.

Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will have:
• Performed in a leadership role of some kind in the past where they were responsible for directing and monitoring the activities of others.
• Experience in the instruction or training others in experiential activities and/or non-academic skills.
• Experience in monitoring the behavior of others, enforcing expectations or rules and providing feedback, assessment, or evaluation.

Well-Qualified candidates will also have experience with:
• Daily supervision of teenagers and/or young adults in a structured environment.
• Military structure, procedures, protocol and training techniques.
• Providing training and evaluation for others in subordinate leadership positions.
• Investigating and quieting disturbances to ensure the safety and security of others.
• Writing comprehensive reports, including evaluations of others.

How To Apply:   To be considered for this position you must attach a resume as well as submit a letter of interest. Your resume should not be longer than 3 pages, and your letter of interest should not be longer than one page. Pages in excess of these limits will not be reviewed.

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Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, fax or as a hard copy.

Application materials will be evaluated and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have problems with or are unable to complete the online application process, contact the HR Contact listed at the top of the announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees eligible for reinstatement) must apply through the open recruitment application process.


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