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Assistant Platoon Sergeant

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Applicants for this position must list their Driver’s License number on the application under “Licenses.” DMA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. DMA encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS: DMA does not accept “See Resume” as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. Position is based on contingency of funds.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Platoon Sergeant
Role Title Security Officer III - 69113
Job Open Date 01/12/2018
Job Close Date 01/21/2018
Open Until Filled
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $35,000 - $35,600
Agency Dept of Military Affairs (123)
Agency Website
Location Virginia Beach - 810
Sublocation
Position Number 00178
Job Posting Number 1033281
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 03
Job Description

Supervise cadets at the Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy which assists at-risk Virginia youth in developing skills and abilities, using the 8 core components, necessary to become productive citizens through focusing upon the physical, emotional and educational needs of the youth in a highly structured learning environment, sponsored by the Virginia National Guard. Other duties include: disciplinary actions, recommendations for awards for cadets; providing crisis intervention, counseling, physical training, ensuring the safety and security of cadets, instructing and leading military subjects including drill and ceremony and physical training for self and cadet.

Minimum Qualifications

Working knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and techniques of FM22-5 (Drill and Ceremony);

Ability to supervise, communicate, interpret regulations and exercise independent judgement in enforcing rules and regulations;

Adept at providing counseling to cadets when required to improve behavior;

Ability to supervise, communicate, interpret regulations and exercise independent judgment in enforcing rules and regulations;

Skills required include team building and team management, enforcing discipline, safety and security mission in a fair and consistent manner, providing effective leadership, recognizing and defusing potentially volatile situations and developing approaches to sensitive issues; patience, tolerance and flexibility;

Ability to learn and apply agency policy rules, Cadet Handbook and follow written and verbal instructions.

Must have: Commonwealth of Virginia Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements

Applicants must be able to work rotating shifts and perform occasional overnight travel.

Must successfully complete a pre-employment agility test as a part of the interview process.

AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Employment offers may be subject to any of the following:
1)Extensive criminal background check
2)Pre-employment drug screening
3)Employment reference checks
4)Virginia DMV Driver Alert System
5)Pre-employment physical examination, which may include a Hepatitis A test/immunization

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants for this position must list their Driver’s License number on the application under “Licenses.”

DMA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. DMA encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.
AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS: DMA does not accept “See Resume” as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable.

Position is based on contingency of funds.

Contact Information

Name LaCora Hurte
Phone 434.298.5308
Fax
Email
Address

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your experience supervising groups in a controlled environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you currently have a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * What is your Commercial Driver’s License I.D. number?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume