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Date:  Sep 7, 2023
Req ID:  31595

NLR, Camp Robinson, AR, US, 72199

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $32,405.00

Position Number: 22089136 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: October 2, 2023

Anticipated Starting Salary: $32,405.00 

Youth Challenge Program 

The mission of the Department of Military is to provide a professional staff of Arkansas State Employees who help maintain and improve the readiness of Arkansas National Guard units through effective fiscal management of State Resources, Human Resource Management, and quality administration of Arkansas National Guard Programs. 
Civilians are welcome to apply and will be trained on Drill and Ceremony. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to meet the eligibility requirements covered by the state insurance policy. Work hours other than regular daytime schedule and weekends ARE required. Applicants must complete each item on the State of Arkansas application to be considered for employment.

This position is responsible for the following:
- Oversee students, maintains/compiles evaluation of behavior reports by noting resident actions, medical problems, and disciplinary/rules violations.
- Ensure a clean, safe and secure environment that is conducive to behavioral changes based on program rules and regulations.
- Execute drill and ceremony procedures in daily activities, to include all movements of assigned students.
- Perform individual counseling with assigned students in the area of performance, personal problems and behavioral problems.
- Conduct physical training with assigned students.
- Participate in physical training exercises
- Run/walk up to 10 miles
- Perform barracks inspections
- Perform uniform/equipment inspections
- Escort students to special events
- Write shift reports
- Drive state issued vehicles

Position Information

Class Code: M102C

Grade: GS05


Salary Range: $32,405 - $46,987


The Department of Military Youth Program Training Officer is responsible for providing physical training and guidance to students in the Youth Challenge Program. This position is governed by the state and federal laws agency institution policy.


Instills self-discipline, motivation, honor, respect, anger management and a multitude of other character-building traits.

Responsible for assisting 16-18 youths in earning AR High School Diploma (GED) and scholarships to attend colleges and trade schools.

Responsible for coordinating and supervising programs designed to help these youths discover personal interests and abilities.

Responsible for coordinating and supervising field trips, career days, mentorship sessions, and other productive activities.

Monitor youth in Youth Challenge Program which requires the specialist to coordinate social skills, independent living, and youth outreach programs.

Conducts drill and ceremony instruction, according to standards and procedures outlined in the United States Army (Applicants will be trained on Drill and Ceremony instruction).

Executes drill and ceremony procedures in daily activities, to include all movements of assigned students.

Performs individual counseling in performance, personal problems, and behavioral problems. Performs other duties as assigned.



Constant shift work, frequent exposure to physical and verbal abuse, and the wearing of specific youth program uniforms are required. Must be physically able to perform training exercises. Occasional work hours other than regular daytime schedule and week

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal laws guidelines governing the specialty area of the program. Ability to oversee and direct students in the military youth program. Ability to observe students and write detailed reports regarding student behavior and progress. Ability to advise and counsel students. Ability to observe students and write coherent detailed reports regarding the student’s behavior and progress. Ability to run up to 10 miles, sometimes in extreme weather.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma plus one year of specialized or related experience. Additional requirements by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB-RELATED EDUCATION AND OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUDED FOR ALL OR PART OF THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICAITON OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS. UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


Special Requirements: Ability to run up to 10 miles, light travel. Must possess the temperament and training to work with youths who may become disruptive and use inappropriate language.

Must have the ability to comply with the Hands-Off Standard of Operations Procedural Youth Challenge internal Policy with the Youth.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock