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Cadre Team Leader

Date Posted:  Jan 8, 2021
Requisition ID:  165381

Knightstown, IN, US, 46148

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About The Adjutant General's Office

The Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state.  AGO’s programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields - from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers - looking to begin or advance their careers.  AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balance.  AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as a physical fitness program, an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule, and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees.


Salary Information:

Salary for this position starts at $33,150.00 annually.

About the Job

Team Leaders are assigned to a team of cadets as their direct supervisor responsible for cadet accountability, discipline and safety; enforcement of Academy rules and policies; instruction of drill and ceremony; physical-fitness training; movement of cadets according to the training schedule; completing administrative reports and providing assistance in tutoring of academics. 

A Day in the Life

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Ensure cadets are under constant adult supervision;
  • Ensure accountability and maximum participation of cadets in activities and classes designated on the training schedule;
  • Participate in and monitor class activities and monitor and supervise cadets during scheduled visitations by parents, guardians and mentors;
  • Evaluate and record efforts of cadets to determine if they accomplish the goals and objectives of the program, successfully pass the program’s eight core components i.e. citizenship, academic excellence, life-coping skills, service to community, health and hygiene, skills training, leadership and followership, physical training and provide performance-based coaching;
  • Monitor and conduct performance based counseling on assigned cadets for appropriate and inappropriate behavior by observing, correcting and reporting;
  • Investigate serious infractions of policy and procedures by cadets, determine proper consequence and administer disciplinary actions for unacceptable and inappropriate behavior;
  • Observe and evaluate attitude and physical and mental well-being of cadets and recommend further evaluation when appropriate. Provide limited first line counseling to reduce friction, improve morale and maintain continuity;
  • Prepare and teach outdoor skills and experience education classes utilizing classroom presentations, instructor demonstrations and student participation. Classes may include knot tying, map reading, land navigation, water safety, rappelling, campsite selection, backpacking, personal and group sanitation, etc.;
  • Prepare and teach American Red Cross Basic First Aid and CPR;
  • Teach, demonstrate, supervise and evaluate cadets’ performance during daily physical fitness training, drill and ceremonies and during community involvement activities and community service projects;
  • Select and assign cadets to leadership positions and evaluate and counsel on leadership performance and potential;
  • Transport cadets between locations, i.e. formations, physical training areas, classrooms and to community service programs, cooperative work experience sites and other authorized off-site locations making certain cadets are accounted for and remain at their assigned site;
  • Secure and control of the use of assigned cadet residential quarters, report facility deficiencies, hold residents accountable for misuse and abuse of the facility;
  • Engage with cadets one-on-one to assess how the cadet is responding to training and living situation;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success
  • Minimum age of 21;
  • Military service experience (2-3 Years in leadership positions) or graduation from an accredited two or four-year college or university with major coursework in Criminal Justice or a related field;
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) will be required within first 90 days of employment;
  • First Aid and CPR certification required or ability to obtain such certification;
  • Must provide proof of annual tuberculosis test with negative results;
  • Must pass an annual physical fitness test;
  • Work experience in individual or group counseling;
  • Experience working with high school aged at-risk and/or special needs youth preferred; work experience, paid or volunteer, teaching or coaching group activities for youth ages 16 -18;
  • Strong communication, supervisory, interpersonal and organizational skills and be detail oriented;
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate the progress and development of assigned cadets and present verbal and written reports;
  • Ability to enforce disciplinary, safety and security measures;
  • Familiarity with basic military style training and ability to enforce disciplinary safety and security measures;
  • Working knowledge ability to use Microsoft Word;
  • Some knowledge of adolescent development, human behavior and team dynamics;
  • Ability to promote socially acceptable attitudes and behaviors, use tact, recognize that value systems may vary, treat individuals with respect and consideration and reason logically and arrive at sound conclusions;
  • Ability to gain trust and establish effective mentoring relationships with at-risk youth
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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