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Residential Instructor

Date: Jul 30, 2020

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Requisition No: 197864 

Agency: Military Affairs

Working Title: Residential Instructor

Position Number: 62000436 

Salary:  $ 28,440.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/14/2020 

Department of Military Affairs


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on closing date

VACANCY # 62000436




The mission of the Florida Department of Military Affairs is to provide management oversight of the Florida National Guard and provide units and personnel ready to support national security objectives; to protect the public safety of citizens and to contribute to the national, state and community programs that add value to the United States of America and to the State of Florida.




  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance     
  • Retirement benefits   
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • For benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to
  1. New employees of the Department of Military Affairs will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
  2. New employees of the Department of Military Affairs are required to participate in a direct deposit/electronic transfer program. 
  3. The Department of Military Affairs is paid on a monthly basis.
  4. This position is a Cooperative Agreement position.
  5. As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. High School Diploma or Equivalency, College Transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualification.




The Florida Youth Challenge Academy’s mission is to provide a highly disciplined and motivational environment, free from outside distractions, which fosters academics, leadership, development, personal growth, self-esteem and physical fitness for qualifying high school dropouts. The Academy consists of an operational staff and cadre with in-depth military experience, certified instructors from the Clay County School District system, a registered nurse, counselors and recruitment and placement personnel.




  • A high school diploma or equivalent; AND
  • Must have and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License; AND
  • Have at least three (3) years of verifiable work experience; AND
  • Must possess or be able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification within six months of employment.
  • Military Experience.
  • Experience conducting physical training in a boot camp type environment.
  • Six (6) months experience working with at-risk youth or troubled adults.
  • Mentor cadets (students) about what it means to display discipline and respect in life.
  • Teaches and corrects negative and disruptive behavior by using various means of physical exercises and team-building activities.
  • Informally counsel cadets in their weekly performance by using verbal and written formats.
  • Encourage cadets to seek additional educational support in weak academic areas.
  • Educate cadets in the areas of physical fitness, personal hygiene, drill and ceremony, barracks maintenance, time management, teamwork and leadership.
  • Supervise daily cadet activities in accordance with Academy training schedule.
  • Ensure cadets are on time for classes or other scheduled academy events or training.
  • Ensure cadets report for assigned details or specific personal appointments in the correct uniform and on time.
  • Maintain 100% accountability of cadets attending a residential, at-risk youth school.              
  • 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.
  • Monitors cadets while on duty to ensure they are attending classes and training as required.
  • Provide documentation and communication for supervisors and / or academy administrators in the event of cadet misconduct or serious incidents.
  • Provide fellow team members with assistance in carrying out their assigned duties as needed.
  • Conducts daily preliminary inspections of living quarters, cadet’s uniform and personal appearance in preparation for regular inspections by their supervisor.
  • Enter information of cadet progress into cadet’s file on a weekly basis or as needed.
  • Knowledge of military protocol techniques and methods.
  • Knowledge of mental or behavioral characteristics of at risk youth.
  • Knowledge of self as a youth worker, including professional ethics, boundaries, and confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communications.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows software and internet.
  • Ability to prepare correspondence and administrative reports.
  • Ability to train individuals or groups of people.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to lead and supervise others.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate staff work assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
    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:
    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 Department of Military Affairs values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Gainsville