Assistant Team Leader I

State Of North Carolina Clinton , NC 28328

Posted 2 months ago

Description of Work

This is a Statewide continuous posting and may or may not reflect current vacancies.

The Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy (TCA), Youth Program Education Assistant (Assistant Team Leader) positions are located in two locations: Salemburg, Sampson County AND New London, Stanly County. These positions work collaboratively to ensure continuous and adequate supervision, accountability, control, training, safety and well-being of cadets 24 hours/day, 7 days/week while cadets are in the residential phase of the program. Job responsibilities include the following:

  • Functions as mentors, advisors, counselors and teachers, while communicating the program standards and expectations to the cadets.

  • Identify factors that could lead to inappropriate behaviors and make immediate corrections.

  • These positions will have the most interaction with the cadets and serve as first line supervisors responsible for all aspects of academy life including; conducting inspections of Cadets and their living quarters, physical fitness, basic first aid, transporting and supervising Cadets when participating in off-site TCA activities such as community service projects, job and college fairs, SAT testing and off site training.

  • Responsible for documenting occurrences during shift and briefing following shifts, concerning any problems or issues.

  • Initiate counseling statements/incident reports as needed to document inappropriate behavior.

  • The Youth Program Education Assistants are also required to perform physical fitness tasks

These are full time positions (40 hours per week) with Benefits.


Individuals work approximately 16 days a month and off 14 days. Additionally, they work Holidays and weekends unless the academy is closed. Shifts include the following:

1st Shift 6am to 7pm (1 hour lunch/break)

2nd Shift 10am to 11pm (1 hour lunch/break)

3rd Shift 6pm to 7am (1 hour lunch/break)

  • Cadres working the weekend are off Wednesday
  • Friday
  • Cadres off on the weekend work Wednesday
  • Friday
  • All Cadres work 4 hours on Monday

  • Cadres are off every other weekend

  • Cadres are off every other Wednesday

  • Friday

An example of a typical YPEA I (Cadre) 40 hour per week is as follows:

Monday (all cadres) - 4 hours

Tuesday (select) - 13 hours (1 hour for lunch/break)


  • Friday

  • Off

Saturday to Sunday

  • 26 Hours (1 hour per day for lunch/break)

Monday (all cadres) - 4 hours

Tuesday (select)

  • Off

Wednesday to Friday

  • Three 13 hour days

  • 39 hours (1 hour per day for lunch/break)

Saturday to Saturday

  • Off

Note to Current State Employees: The Salary Grade for these positions is GN05. State employees are encouraged to apply for positions of interest even if the salary grade is the same as or lower than their current position. If selected, a new salary will be recalculated taking into consideration the quantity of relevant education and experience, funding availability, and internal equity. Based upon these factors, a pay increase or decrease MAY result.

About the NC Department of Public Safety (DPS):

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NC DPS), is the largest state agency with more than 26,000 employees. It is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection, and preparation. We have a mission that matters!

About The Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy:

The Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy is a quasi-military style residential program for at risk youth 16-18 years of age, and is sponsored by the North Carolina National Guard. The mission of the Academy is to redirect the efforts of young adults who have had trouble succeeding in the normal high school environment and give them the skills to become productive citizens in their communities. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

These Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies, along with the Minimum Education and Experience Requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review attachments in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click on this LINK for additional information.

Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:

  • Experience with two of the three (teaching, coaching, mentoring) at-risk youth

  • Experience in documenting observations and report writing.

  • Experience in organizing and/or leading groups for training or service projects.

Management Preferences:

  • Preference will be given to applicants who have previous military or law enforcement experience.

  • Selected candidate will be required to complete the following training provided by TCA: Basic and Cadre Courses; CPR (recertify every two years); Non-Violent Interaction Training; Gang Awareness; Hands Off Policy Training.

  • Obtain CDL license w/passenger endorsement as required to drive a bus to transport Cadets.

  • "Per 5 CFR 731, upon appointment, applicant must be able to obtain a favorable suitability and fitness determination from a Tier 1 background investigation conducted by the Office of Personnel Management. Failure to obtain a favorable determination may result in termination of employment." Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Associate's degree in human services or related degree from an appropriately accredited institution;


High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of directly related experience;


An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape". Click this link for information on hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in NC Department of Public Safety PREA Hiring and Promotion Prohibitions.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of the application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status."

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by management. If you are not selected, you will receive an email notifying you when the job has been filled.

For technical assistance with your application, please call the NEOGOV Help Line 855-524-5627.

If there are any questions specific to this posting, please contact Danielle Lockley via email;

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Assistant Team Leader I

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