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Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy Instructor I

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

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Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Rantoul, IL, US, 61866-3740

Job Requisition ID:  17837





BID NOTICE #:   17837


Agency:  Department of Military Affairs 
Closing Date/Time: 08/25/2022 
Salary:  $3,334-$3,651 monthly  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Champaign  
Number of Vacancies:  2  
Plan/BU:  Excluded - Federally Funded 000  


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through SuccessFactors.  Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number 17837





Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Military Affairs  must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.



COVID Requirements:

All Applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing for the COVID-19 virus to be considered for employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or failure to receive weekly testing will terminate your Personal Service Contract immediately.




Under the direct supervision of the Lead Instructor, follows a well-defined and outlined teaching program.  Teaches specialized classes to promote the acquisition of study skills and General Education Development Classes.  Motivates and evaluates cadet performance. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Prepares and presents lessons on designated subjects to students, exercising personal judgment to determine the most effective method of presentation.  Prepares written examinations for approval by the supervisor, gives pre-examination instructions to cadets, administers examinations, and monitors cadets while examinations are in progress.  Grades and interprets results of examinations, maintains cadet records, and counsels’ individual cadets regarding their progress including assistance in resolving personal problems affecting advancement in course studies.  Provides academic tutoring as required
  2. Facilitates cadet use of current GED materials in order to prepare cadets for GED tests.   Responsible for transferring data to necessary staff and to the Cadet Tracking System database.  Works with other instructors (as assigned) toward the use and implementation of the adopted curriculum materials.
  3. Recommends updating of course curriculum to the supervisor.  Recommends elimination or addition of materials as required.  Ensures course objectives are accomplished in conformity with academy objectives.
  4. Conducts course critiques and provides analysis of critiques to the department supervisor.  Makes recommendations concerning the curriculum, facilities, operation of LCA Education Programs and keeps current in designated assignment fields.  Provides extensive automated file management utilizing the Cadet Tracking System database to update and maintain cadet data for tracking by the National Guard Bureau.  Attends weekly meeting (QUAD) with Case Managers, Placement Advisor and Cadre to access cadets’ progress in the program.
  5. Evaluates individual cadets to identify interests and educational, vocational, and recreational aptitudes.  Performs various administrative tasks including cadet reports and team reports, Cadet Tracking System inputs, and weekly meetings.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above

Physical Requirements



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Prefers general knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. 

Prefers ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. 

Requires a valid Illinois driver’s license.

Employment Conditions

In order to be qualified for employment at LCA, final candidates must comply with the vaccination requirements or receive an approved exemption.

Ability to maintain emotional control under stressful situations with other staff. 

Ability to work with students individually or in group settings

Ability to use email and office equipment effectively.

Ability to communicate and instruct cadets. 

Elementary knowledge of behavior patterns and modification techniques of cadets.  A background in reading or mathematics is highly preferred. 

Requires a valid Illinois driver’s license.


  1. Requires a Substitute Teaching Certificate recognized by the State of Illinois. 
  2. Requires extensive knowledge of computer literacy and/or science.  Ability to certify program of instruction through the State Board of Education. Must acquire and maintain a Common Access Card issued by Department of Defense for computer and building access.

Work Hours:  (Can Vary based on Mission Requirements)(1/2 hr paid lunch)  
Work Location: 212 W Borman Dr Rantoul, IL 61866-3740  
Agency Contact:



Phone #:217-761-1302

Job Function:  Public Safety  


This position [DOES/DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).





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