State of AlaskaAnchorage 99508
Full Time

Observing, correcting, and reporting cadet behavior and determining proper discipline when deemed appropriate;.

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Amya Team Leader

State of Alaska
Full Time 3 semester per week Military & Veterans Affairs Ak, 4600 Debarr Rd Suite180, Anchorage, AK 99508, United States Apply before 9/29/2023 5:00


 This is a continuous recruitment open to:  Alaska Residents only
The benefit of joining our team:

Are you ready to join a dynamic educational and behavioral change environment? We are a proud organization that has led the nation in student success in overcoming previous boundaries!

The Alaska Military Youth Academy (AMYA) is dedicated to creating future citizens that are self-sufficient, critical thinkers and agents of positive change.  The selected applicants will get to enjoy seeing cadets as they progress through the program and the changes they make to their lives.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure consideration!  The applicant pool(s) will be reviewed regularly for qualified applicants. This is a continuous recruitment that may be closed early if qualified applicants are found before the closing date.

What you will be doing:

AMYA Team Leaders are responsible for the 24/7 accountability, direct control, supervision, health, welfare, and safety of the cadets enrolled at the Alaska Military Youth Academy (AMYA) and are part of a successful leadership team dedicated to changing and improving the lives of youth 16-18 years of age.

Some of the responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing training and living situations;

  • Observing, correcting, and reporting cadet behavior and determining proper discipline when deemed appropriate;

  • Instructing and conducting physical training, to include road marches, calisthenics, strength and endurance training; and

  • Transporting cadets to community service programs, work experience sites, and other authorized off campus locations.

Our organization, mission, and culture:
The environment is a structured, quasi-military setting focused on equipping youth with the tools to be productive citizens. ChalleNGe uses the Experiential Learning Model as its primary learning method for the eight core components-leadership, teamwork, citizenship, life coping skills, health and hygiene, job skills, physical fitness training, and academic excellence.

Our mission is to help reclaim the lives of Alaska’s at-risk youth and produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline to succeed as adults.

The working conditions you can expect: 
AMYA is located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) and is a residential state-run secondary training and educational institution within the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  AMYA is accredited by Cognia and is one of the evidence-based, nationally recognized National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Programs for at-risk youth located throughout the United States.

We are looking for applicants with these competencies and knowledge: 
  • Some knowledge of adolescent development.
  • Ability to teach adolescents leadership, teamwork, service to community, health, hygiene, physical training, first aid and CPR, and outdoor skills.
  • Ability to promote socially acceptable attitudes and behaviors, use tact, recognize that value systems may vary, treat individuals with respect and consideration, reason logically and arrive at sound conclusions.
  • Ability to develop and encourage teamwork.
  • Ability to read and comprehend policies, procedures, manuals, and other written material.
 *NOTE *     SPECIAL NOTICE -- JBER (BASE) ACCESS     * NOTE*The successful applicant must pass a federal background check in order to qualify for military base access, which is required with this position’s work location on base. The background check may include fingerprinting. All job offers are conditional pending successful completion of the federal background check and issuance of a Defense Biometrics Identification System (DBIDS) card allowing base access.

State employees are guests on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson; clearance and access is not within the States control.
Additional Notice: As part of the examination process, a background check investigation, including a criminal records check, will be conducted. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude appointment. The circumstances involved in the conviction will be considered. 
Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED;
Six months of work experience, paid or volunteer.
Possession of a valid driver license;
Must be 21 years of age or older.

Completed coursework from an accredited college may substitute for the required work experience (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal one month of work experience).

Special Requirement:
As a condition of continued employment, individuals employed as an AMYA Team Leader must be able to exhibit the ability to perform the physical requirements of the position within 45 days of initial appointment.

As a condition of continued employment, individuals employed as an AMYA Team Leader must obtain a State of Alaska Commercial Driver License (CDL) with "P" endorsement within 90 days of initial appointment.

As a condition of continued employment, individuals employed as an AMYA Team Leader must obtain American Red Cross Basic First Aid and CPR Instructor Certification within 180 days of initial appointment.

Special Note: 
As part of the examination process, an extensive background investigation will be conducted. The investigation includes a criminal record check and a review of work history to determine fitness of character and suitability for work around at-risk youth in an educational environment. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude appointment; the circumstances involved in the conviction will be considered.

Subsequent to a conditional job offer, candidates are required to undergo a medical examination. Appointment is contingent upon certification by a licensed physician that the candidate is physically sound and free from physical limitations that would adversely affect performance as an AMYA Team Leader, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Because AMYA Team Leaders are required to obtain and possess a CDL, subsequent to a conditional job offer, candidates are required to submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test and driving history background check as required by 49 CFR 382, unless otherwise exempted. Additionally, upon obtaining their CDL, AMYA Team Leaders will be subject to random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing as required by 49 CFR 382.

AMYA Team Leaders work a nonstandard workweek, which may require rotation between day, evening and graveyard shifts, and may include weekends and holidays.

Use of tobacco products in the presence of the cadets enrolled at the AMYA is not permitted; the use of tobacco products is only permitted in designated locations. 

Additional Required Information

Please answer the question under the Supplemental Questions before submitting your application!!!

This position requires the incumbent to possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) per federal regulations (49 CFR 383), to register with the federal CDL Drug & Alcohol Testing  prior to performing safety sensitive duties, and to provide consent to the Employer to review driver information in accordance with 49 CFR 382.
Hire approval is conditional in that the proposed appointee successfully obtains a Class A Alaska Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 90 days of hire and signs an agreement to this effect as a condition of employment.

Selected candidates must comply with the applicable State of Alaska Drug and Alcohol policy and procedures and CANNOT start work in a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) position until our designee has received confirmation of the proposed appointee passing the required Pre-Employment drug test. According to federal regulations, all violations and refusals will be maintained with the Federal CDL Drug & Alcohol Testing  database.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
Note: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting, “see resume” or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination that your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

If you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application. If you are not a current state employee, you MUST mark that it does not apply to you.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
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Contact Information

Name:  Trevor Austin

Title:  AMYA Platoon Leader

Phone Number:  907 428 7324