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The Arkansas National Guard (ARNG) Youth Program Shift Leader is responsible for directing the activities of a shift while administering military-based training and discipline

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Special Job Requirements:

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 wee

Typical Functions:

Supervises a staff of Youth Program Specialist personnel by interviewing applicants and recommending for hire, approving leave, training employees, making work assignments, and evaluating the work performance of incumbents. Assigns students to platoons, serves as team lead, and directs activities for students and staff during assigned shift. Directs the preventative maintenance of barracks and equipment through daily inspections performed by personnel. Coordinates and trains shift personnel in proper drill and ceremony movements, discipline administration procedures, crisis intervention techniques, and other required areas of training. Documents and maintains an incident profile on each member, maintains log books on cadets who are signed out on daily pass and on significant activities during the shift, and makes report to supervisor. Checks barracks’ surveillance systems to identify malfunctions, takes corrective action, and resets systems. Operates vehicles and equipment, performs behavior modification program duties, and administers first aid as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of United States Army FM 22-5 and FM 21-2 drill and ceremony standards and procedures. Knowledge of program development techniques. Knowledge of non-violent crisis intervention techniques. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate the work of subordinates. Ability to monitor effectiveness of programs and services. Ability to prepare oral and written information and reports. Ability to communicate to a diverse group of people.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of experience in youth services or a related field, including one year in a group leadership capacity. Must qualify and receive a Common Access Card, which includes a National Agency background investigation. Must be able to pass a criminal background check through the Arkansas State Police.

Required Certificates:

Must maintain a valid Arkansas driver’s license and meet the eligibility requirements covered by the state insurance policy. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Perso


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