Washington State Cadre Team Leader in Bremerton, Washington




Under the supervision of the Cadre Supervisor, the Youth Academy Residential Specialist 3 (working title is Cadre Team Leader) provides leadership, direction, guidance, and serves as a role-model for members of the cadet corps including during non-traditional hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays.


The Washington Youth Academy (WYA) is part of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program (NGYCP). Established under authority of both federal and state law, the WYA is a state-run residential and post-residential program for 16-18 year olds who have either dropped out of high school or are at risk of not graduating from high school.

To learn more about the Youth ChalleNGe Program and the Washington Military Department visit http://mil.wa.gov/youth-academy.


Following the guidance and directives from the Commandant and Cadre Supervisor, provides direction and guidance to the Cadre Team members in implementing the daily training plans and programs that provide the military structure, discipline, and training of the student cadet corps on a 24/7 basis.

Leads Cadre Team in conducting student daily and weekly schedules to ensure all academic, physical training, and personal development activities are completed and documented and program goals are met.

Leads Cadre Team implementing daily program activities to include conducting cadet inspections and unit formations, reviewing/directing minor disciplinary actions involving members of the cadet corps, rating cadet performance, etc.

Makes recommendations to the Cadre Supervisor concerning budget and resource problems/issues.



High school graduation or GED equivalent and three years of experience working with at-risk youth or related experience such as youth services, social services, military, education or law enforcement.

Two years of college may be substituted for one year of the required experience.



Working with at-risk youth.

A teacher/instructor/coach with an understanding of teaching techniques and learning processes.

Knowledge of:

Military drill and ceremony

Military customs/courtesies

Basic first aid and emergency medical care


Assign, guide, coach and train one or more teammates while performing similar work. Interview juveniles and family members to obtain and clarify information and explain procedures and expectations.

Work effectively with at-risk youth who may have social, economic, emotional or behavioral issues.

Make sound decisions and remain calm during stressful situations.

Identify and manage manipulative behavior that may be demonstrated by juveniles.

Work effectively with a diverse group of at-risk youth, their parents/guardians, other members of the WYA staff, and community partners and stakeholders to achieve the goals of the individual students and the program as a whole.

Participate in physical fitness activities including calisthenics and competitive sports plus respond to emergency situations where a higher level of fitness can be critical to ensuring cadet safety or security. Supplemental Information


You do not need to be a member of the Washington National Guard to apply for this position.

Washington State offers its employees a generous benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement, as well as deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.


BACKGROUND CHECK: Must successfully complete a pre-employment personal history and criminal background check investigation, which includes fingerprinting. The background check is required for all employees of the Washington Youth Academy due to the nature of these positions (working with vulnerable youth) and the safety requirements of the job. Applicants are required to complete and sign a WMD Applicant Background Disclosure Statement and Waiver and Authority to Release Information Form. Candidates will not have access to any investigative materials and files.

Must be willing and able to participate in periodic background checks in accordance with department policy. Failure to successfully complete any required background check may be cause for termination.

DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING AND USE: Willing not to use or be in possession of illegal narcotics or controlled substances while on or off duty.

Willing and able to be free from excessive alcohol consumption.

Willing and able to pass drug testing requirements, including pre-employment (to include testing when employees change job classifications due to promotion or transfer) or there is "reasonable suspicion".

The WYA campus is a tobacco, alcohol, drug and gun free facility. These items are not permitted anywhere within the confines of the WYA campus or within view of the students.

Driver's License: Must possess a valid Washington State drivers license, be qualified to drive a state vehicle, and obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) endorsement if required to accomplish program requirements.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST: Able to participate in and pass a pre-employment physical fitness and agility standardized test and annual recertification tests thereafter, in accordance with program requirements. The assessment consists of the following:

  • Emergency Response Test
  • Physical Fitness Instruction/Demonstration Test
  • 15 Minute Continuous Run without stopping, walking, or speed walking

SHIFT WORK:** Position is subject to shift work and incumbent must be willing to work beyond established core hours/days when necessary to accomplish program activities and requirements, including responding to emergency situations in a reasonable amount of time when they involve cadet health, safety, or security.

UNION SHOP*:* This position is covered by a union shop provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, candidates who are appointed are required to become a member of the Washington Federation of State Employees, or arrange to pay that union a fee equivalent to its regular monthly dues. The union shop provision shall be effective the first day of the month following the employee's initial 30 days in this classification.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Individuals interested in applying for this position should select the "Apply" button and submit the following:

1.) A current application profile and 2.) A list of three professional references. Please include at least two past/current supervisors, one subordinate, and one peer. For each reference please include the following: Name, Professional Title, Working Relationship, Daytime Phone Number, and Email Address.

If you have questions about the application process or this recruitment, please contact Patricia Acoba at Patricia.Acoba@mil.wa.gov or (360) 473-2622.

The Washington Military Department is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Person with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Recruitment and Retention Section, Office of Human Resources, at (360) 473-2622 or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (253) 512-7298.

Job Type: Agency Internal - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10548

Department: Military Department

Closing: 10/27/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $3,062.00 - $4,005.00 Monthly

Location: Kitsap County – Bremerton, WA