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Department of Military Affairs
Cadet Specialist 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-02707

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    Team Leader

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay will be $20.58 per hour, plus an excellent benefit package (12-64). For current permanent state employees, pay will be set in accordance with the State Compensation Plan.
Stephen Janisch, Human Resources Specialist-Snr, 608-852-4095,
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The online application process must be completed in order to receive consideration. We will accept applications on a continuous basis, but scoring and interviews will be done monthly.
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If you would like to make a difference in the lives of young adults and help them get back on the right path, then this is the job for you!

These positions are with the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy, located at Fort McCoy. This recruitment will be used to current and future staff vacancies which may occur at the Challenge Academy during the next six months.

Position Summary:   
The Challenge Academy is a voluntary character development and educational program for 16 - 18 year-old youth at risk of not graduating from high school. We are a residential program that uses the military model, located at Fort McCoy, WI. Cadet Specialists provide for the safety, security and accountability of youth (cadets); provide cadets with training and guidance in the areas of military drill and ceremony and customs and courtesies, daily living skills, self-discipline, physical fitness, social skills and goal-setting; lead or assist with leading experiential activities; enforce Academy policies, rules and regulations and submit verbal and written reports; consult with other team members to make recommendations to management regarding cadet issues; and discipline and counsel cadets as needed.

Special Notes:   
1. A criminal background check will be conducted as part of the hiring process.
2. These positions may require a flex work schedule that includes days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holiday hours.
3. A twelve-month probationary period is required.

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 qualifications. Your resume should not be longer than 3 pages, and your qualifications letter should not be longer than 2 pages. Pages in excess of these limits will not be reviewed.

To create your letter of qualifications, it is recommended that you copy the bulleted points above in the “Qualifications” section into a Word document and then address each bullet point with your specific qualifications.

Click on the “Login to Apply” button at the top of this announcement. If you do not currently have a Wisc.Jobs account, you will need to create one. The WiscJobs site has instructions on how to create an account on its front page under “Applicant Information”.

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

Application materials will be evaluated, and the most 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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