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Recruitment #19-002084-0001


This position is located at APG (Edgewood) and the ideal candidate should have a clean background record, drug free and the ability to work with juveniles with behavioral problems.  Candidate must posse a valid driver’s license.  There is free parking for employees. This position is not accessible to public transportation. There is onsite training and uniforms will be provided to selected candidates.




Freestate Challenge Academy

Building E4230, Beal Rd., APG, MD  21010

Main Purpose of Job

A Military Youth Worker I is the intermediate level of work providing supervision and guidance to youths (cadets) enrolled in a voluntary quasi-military residential program operated by the Military Department. Employees in this class serve as a role model and mentor to youths in the program, observe and interact with youths, assist them with group life skills, and advise them of programmatic requirements. Employees in this classification do not supervise other employees.


Supervises and monitors behavior of cadets.

Transports and coordinates transportation of cadets. 

Enforces safety standards and maintains accountability for cadets. 

Establishes and maintains order and discipline.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Six months of experience working with groups of children or youth in a structured environment, such as in a recreation center, institutional or school setting.


1. Candidates may substitute fifteen credit hours including 3 credit hours in the behavioral or social sciences from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Social Service Aid and Assistant classification or Social Service Aid and Assistant specialty codes in the Social Services, Psychology and Welfare field of work for the required experience.


1. Employees in this classification will be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid leading to certification. These certifications must be kept current as a requirement of residential childcare licensure by the Department of Human Resources.

2. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

2. Candidates for positions in this classification will be required to apply for a criminal background check as required by the Annotated Code of Maryland, Family Law Article, Section 5-561.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of candidates eligible for hire.


For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire.

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:    

MD Military Department

ATTN: Angela Stokes

29th Division St., Rm B10

Baltimore, MD 21201

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact:    

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.