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 Specialist, JROTC Operations and Training - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: DC Public Schools (DCPS) 
Hiring entity type: Educational Svcs. 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Psych/Behavioral/Mental
Management - General
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: a0x4U00000Gam4fQAB / Latpro-3745046 
Date posted: Jun-25-2020
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20027


Job Title: Specialist, JROTC Operations and Training

Office: Office of Secondary Schools

Date Posted: 6/24/2020

Salary Range: 1-5 / $79,618 - $89,839

Position Overview

The Office of Social Emotional Academic Development works with the Chancellor to ensure coherence in the educational experience for our students, families, and schools. Our goal is to initiate change and lead DC Public Schools into the highest performing school district in the nation. We are currently in the process of creating our next strategic plan. After engaging with over 3,000 internal and external stakeholders to help shape the future of DCPS, our draft strategic priorities include:

  • Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity to close achievement gaps and interrupt institutional bias.
  • Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
  • Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful and inclusive academic and social emotional experiences for all students.
  • Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of high quality schools across the district by defining blended autonomies for schools and creating opportunities for innovation.
  • Engage Families: Deepen partnerships with families and community.

The Office of Secondary Schools is comprised of the Graduation Excellence division, instructional superintendents who support DCPS middle and high schools, and college and career programs and athletics. The Office is responsible for effective management, operation and achievement of the middle and high schools, and provides leadership to principals, administrators, and teachers to ensure academic excellence for all students.

The College and Career Programs (CCP) division is responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting college and career preparedness through programming, partnerships, resources, and high-quality career education programs. These programs will support every student's access to exciting and engaging educational options that will prepare them for future college and career opportunities. The work is centered on the following three goals:

  • College Preparedness Programs - Implementing high-quality programs and college & career advising systems to ensure that DCPS high school graduates are prepared to complete a college certificate or degree;
  • Career Education - Ensuring career education programs are rigorous and are effectively preparing students to succeed in college and a high-wage/high-demand career; and
  • Work-Based Learning and Industry Partnership Programs - Exposing students to a continuum of work-based learning experiences, including career exploration activities, employability skills training, and paid career-focused internships, that prepare students to make informed college and career choices.

The Specialist, JROTC Operations and Training's responsibilities will vary based on specific situations, including but not limited to: maintaining direct contact with assigned Brigades and related United States Cadet Commands to ensure information is obtained, processed, and disseminated, and suspense dates are met on all actions required of JROTC programs for DCPS; maintaining files on instructors to ensure they are current on all training and instructor/teacher certifications required by DCPS; visiting schools to meet with JROTC instructors, counselors, and administrators to ensure the JROTC program is being operated in the manner prescribed in CCR 145-2, the Program of Instruction, and the DCPS IMPACT Teacher Evaluation System; establishing and maintaining an updated Order of Merit List for all Instructors to ensure training opportunities are distributed equitably; and serving as a substitute instructor in order to maintain proficiency and keep abreast of the latest technology and methods employed in the classroom. This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

The Specialist, JROTC Operations and Training will report to the Director, JROTC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensures JROTC instructors understand and teach from the current Program of Instruction (POI) in all JROTC units across the district.
  • Serves as the instructional leader and ensures, through proper instruction and supervision, that the JROTC program is administered according to law, regulation, policy, and Army principles.
  • Ensures JROTC instructors receive U.S. Cadet Command training and DCPS training in the administration of the curriculum, inspection, and evaluation process for teachers and JROTC instructors.

  • Maintains a current personnel record on each of the JROTC DCPS instructors, and serves as a liaison between the instructors, counselors, and administrators; and maintain copies of instructors' IMPACT evaluations and inspection checklists.
  • Conducts periodic visits to the schools to observe instructors' presentations to ensure instruction is being presented in accordance with the Program of Instruction, that instructors are using the Curriculum Manager, and that instructors are familiar with how to operate the Classroom Performance System and the Curriculum Manager. 
  • Ensures instructors receive annual and semi-annual performance counseling, receive a school evaluation, and mentor all instructors within the DCPS.
  • Helps the Director, JROTC assess the instructional performance of each instructor annually using the coaching rubric; and develops, maintains, and assists the Directors of Army Instruction with executing an annual calendar of events for JROTC. 
  • Maintains liaison with Untied States Army Cadet Command to ensure curent regulations, policies, and procedures are available. 
  • Interprets and implements new regulations received from government agencies; and coordinates the distribution and assignment of requests for JROTC assistance from agencies and organizations inside and outside DCPS.
  • Manages the Weight Control Program when conditions require; and ensures instructors, cadets, and school administrators are recognized for their talents and accomplishments.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and executes district-wide training and ceremony activities for the office of the Director, JROTC. 


  • Bachelor's degree and three to five years of related work experience.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.

DCPS Values

  • STUDENTS FIRST : We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
  • COURAGE : We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
  • EQUITY : We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
  • EXCELLENCE : We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
  • TEAMWORK : We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
  • JOY : We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.


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