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Certified Medical Assistant - YCA Ft. Eisenhower



Augusta, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

The purpose of the Georgia Youth Challenge Program (GaYCP) is to provide education, leadership, character development, and life-coping skills to Georgia's youth so they may become successful members of society. The voluntary program targets 16-18 year old youth who are at-risk of not completing high school. The GaYCP seeks to provide a new environment for youth so that they can focus on completing their academic goals while also enhancing their personal strengths and resiliency.

The GaYCP mirrors a U.S. Army basic training environment. The military structure of the program provides a structured environment and teaches discipline, self-control, and motivation. In addition, the program develops the whole person by focusing on 8 core components that supports each cadet’s personal development: academic excellence, life coping skills, job skills training, responsible citizenship, leader/followership, health and hygiene, physical fitness, and service to community.

All GaYCP staff serve as mentors and role models for the cadets, demonstrating what “right looks like.” Academy staff work together to provide the structure, academic, social-emotional, and supervisory support needed by cadets during the 22-week residential phase.

During the 12-month Post-Residential Phase, most GaYCP graduates continue their post-secondary school education, vocational-technical training, full-time employment, military enlistment, or some combination of these. With academies at Fort Stewart in Hinesville and Fort Eisenhower in Augusta, Georgia’s Youth Challenge Program has graduated over 18,000 cadets since the program’s inception in 1993.


· Responds to medical emergencies, assessing and treating minor injuries and illnesses of cadets and staff in a clinical setting;

· Packs, safeguards, and dispenses over the counter medications to cadets;

· Maintains all medical records and medical files on cadets, computer data entry, filing and retrieving medical paperwork; may assist with scheduling medical appointments for cadets;

· Participates in extracurricular activities as needed (such as a weeklong camping trip each class cycle);

· May teach classes on first aid to staff and cadets.

The selected candidate must be willing to work a flexible schedule when needed, which may include evenings, weekends or additional hours. Applicant is required to maintain a valid driver's license.

Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed a Certified Medical Assistant program and possess a combination of the following:

· Job experience working with “at-risk” youth;

· Skill in completing administrative activities to include proficiency in using Microsoft Office software;

· Possession of a valid Georgia Driver's License with passenger endorsement for commercial vans;

GA Department of Defense Employment Benefits for Full-Time Employees

Paid Leave

Vacation: 10 hours per month (15 days each year)

Sick Leave: 10 hours per month (15 days each year)

Holidays: 13 paid holidays authorized by the State of Georgia


  • 401(k) plan with a matching employer contribution
  • ERS Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Optional 457 Retirement Plans

Available Elective Insurance

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Legal
  • Critical Illness
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Life & Dependent Life Insurance

Tax Deferred Spending Accounts

  • Healthcare
  • Childcare


***The GADOD is a Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Qualified Employer.


The GADOD allows state employees a maximum of one hour per workday of official time may be used as physical fitness training onsite, dependent upon business needs.

Additional Information:

The selected applicant must pass a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a Georgia criminal records search, a fingerprint search of national criminal records, a pre-employment drug test (post-hire will be placed in the pool for the State Random Drug Testing Program), AND a post-employment federal background investigation.


Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Unclassified position #00161174.

Vocational/Technical degree in medical assisting from an accredited college OR High school diploma or GED AND One year of related experience.
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