Amya Instructor (Pcn 09-0385)

State Of Alaska Anchorage , AK 99501

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:


The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Alaska Military Youth Academy (AMYA), is recruiting for an AMYA Instructor located in Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER)!

The position is in the General Government Unit (GGU) at a range 16.

What you will be doing:

Under general supervision, the Alaska Military Youth Academy (AMYA) Instructor provides academic instruction in a formal classroom setting. Including creating lesson plans for specific audiences and planning programs to meet the needs of the students in a Cognia accredited school.

Our organization, mission, and culture:

The mission of the National Guard Alaska Military Youth Academy ChallenNGe Program is to help intervene in and reclaim the lives of Alaska's at-risk youth and produce graduates with the values, skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults. The incumbent will be directly working and influencing the cadets by being a role model in the capacity of Instructor in the Academic Department.

The benefit of joining our team:

The position provides the opportunity to influence in a positive manner the at-risk youth population that the Instructor will come into contact with, providing life changing decisions for those individuals. The incumbent will have a non-traditional thirty seven and a half work-week Monday through Thursday.

The working conditions you can expect:

The position is located on Camp Carrol on JBER. Close to walking trails. A very supportive team of co-workers.

Who we are looking for:

To be successful in the position a candidate will need the following core competencies:

  • Considerable knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematical concepts and topics, and/or language arts (reading and writing), social studies, and mathematics.

  • Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices, education trends, and teaching methods and techniques.

  • Working knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations related to education and developments in the assigned educational specialty as well as the general field of education.

  • Ability to effectively provide instruction to at-risk adolescents with differing academic skills in a classroom setting; to maintain composure during stressful situations; and to recognize and respond positively to cultural differences, lifestyles, and values.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; to learn operating policies and procedures; and to convey information, orally or in writing, to students and cadets.

  • Ability to learn and utilize computers and Windows-based programs for delivering courses of instruction, collecting and reporting data, and assessing academic performance and modifying courses.

If this sounds like your skill set, please submit your complete application through Workplace Alaska!

To learn more about the AMYA ChalleNGe Program, visit our webpage at:


The successful applicants 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 will 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. Also you must be able to maintain the clearance throughout your employment. If using a private vehicle this will require a valid Alaska Driver License, proof of vehicle insurance, and a valid State of Alaska vehicle registration.

State employees are guests on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson; clearance and access is not within the State's control.

In addition, in some cases employees must be able to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC). 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.

Special Notice:

This position requires a valid Alaska Driver's License at the time of appointment.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college;


Two years of experience working with children and/or young adults grades K through 12 in an academic environment as an instructor, instructional aide, counselor, or similar capacity.

Special Note:

As part of the examination process a background investigation, including a criminal records check, will be conducted. Conviction of a crime may not automatically preclude appointment. The circumstances involved in the conviction will be considered.

Additional Required Information



This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time.


  • A list of three (3) professional references, one of which should be your most recent supervisor, including name, job title, employer, and current phone number(s);

  • A copy of your last three (3) performance evaluations; and

  • Four (4) paragraph essay on your experience teaching at-risk youth.


A skills exercise may be given during time of interview.


You can ONLY apply for this position through Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy (paper) application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" page.

Omission of any required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration. If you're experiencing problems attaching to your application, or if you simply had forgotten, you may email it to the contact provided below before 5:00 pm of the closing date. Any documents submitted after the posting has closed will not be considered.


If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed.

Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts must be attached at the time of application or submitted to the contact information below prior to the close of recruitment. If you're unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting. If email is not an option, please call the contact person to obtain a fax number.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


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.


Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains. For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at:

P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.


Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to:

For applicant password assistance please visit: Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:

Adihel Wright


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Amya Instructor (Pcn 09-0385)

State Of Alaska