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Cadre Team Leader

Date Posted:  Nov 24, 2021
Requisition ID:  277941

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.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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:

This position typically starts at an annual salary of $33,150.00.


About the Job:

As a Cadre Team Leaders, you will be 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; and completing administrative reports. 

Teaching the cadets life-skills through positive mentoring, leading by example, teaching basic social skills, enforcing standards, helping to build self-confidence and problem-solving abilities, developing leadership and teamwork skills for the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy (HYCA). 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Ensure accountability and maximum participation of cadets in activities and classes. 
  • Participate in and monitor class activities and monitor and supervise cadets during scheduled visitations by parents, guardians, and mentors. 
  • Analyze and evaluate cadet progress and development towards accomplishing the program goals and objectives and completion of the eight-core program. 
  • Provide limited first line counseling to reduce friction, improve morale and maintain continuity and report any behavioral concerns. 
  • Ensure that cadet barracks, common areas and living conditions are properly maintained in accordance with established standards. 
  • Secure and control of the use of cadet residential quarters, report facility deficiencies, hold residents accountable for misuse and abuse of the facility. 
  • Prepare and teach classes to cadets on rules and procedures. 
  • Transport cadets between locations, i.e., formations, physical training areas, classrooms, and other authorized off-site locations making certain cadets are always accounted for. 
  • Teach, demonstrate, supervise, and evaluate cadets’ performance during daily physical fitness training, drill and ceremonies and during community involvement activities and community service projects. 

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:

  • ​Must be a minimum  of 21 years of age. 
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Access, Excel, and Word. 
  • Ability to read and comprehend policies, procedures,manuals, and other written material. 
  • 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 make sound decisions and remain calm under stressful circumstances. 
  • Ability to perform work outdoors and withstand inclement weather and other environmental conditions. 
  • Ability to physically perform the essential duties of the job. This includes conducting and performing rigorous physical fitness training, to include hiking with a backpack over rough terrain, running from one mile up to five miles and demonstrating a variety of physical fitness exercise routines, such as push- ups, sit ups, etc. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule. 


This person must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 


  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) will be required within first 90 days of employment. 
  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license. 
  • First Aid and CPR certification required or ability to obtain such certification. 
  • Familiarity with basic military style training and ability to enforce disciplinary safety and security measures. 


Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview for and perform the essential duties of the position.


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