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JROTC Naval Science Instructor

Date Posted: May 16, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: JROTC Naval Science Instructor  

Location(s): Various School Locations 

Salary: DFT JROTC Salary Scale/(MIP) Minimum Instructor Pay 

Reports to: Principal 

Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) 

Benefits Eligible: Yes 

Telecommuting Eligibility:¿Not eligible for telecommuting.

In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers¿(DFT) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.

Position Summary 

The Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) is a retired Enlisted  or Warrant Officer without a Bachelor’s degree.  The NSI assists the Senior Naval Science Instructor in the curriculum while upholding the mission, vision and values of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Collaborates with families and other staff members to ensure academic success of students. Evaluates and monitors students’ progress on a periodic basis. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Must be¿retired from the United States Military (Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) 

  • Meet the minimum qualifications required by the Department of Defense 

Essential Functions 

The NSIs shall perform those duties pursuant to current regulations, policies, and procedures as established by NSTC and the host school. The NSI also reports to the SNSI and NJROTC Area Manager for administrative and logistical support. In addition to the specific duties listed below, they may perform those collateral duties normally performed by and rotated among other faculty members, providing such duties do not interfere with the administration and operation of the NJROTC program. Specific duties and responsibilities of the NSI include: 

  1. Teaching the prescribed 3- or 4-year Naval Science curriculum. 

  2. Instructing in military drill. 

  3. Counseling students in the NJROTC program. 

  4. Writing/updating lesson plans for the NJROTC curriculum and other lesson preparation requirements. 

  5. Mentoring cadets and assisting with higher education or employment opportunities and goals. 

  6. Requisitioning all government furnished equipment (includes uniforms, training aids, books, drill rifles, air rifles,¿and¿organizational equipment). 

  7. Arranging for cleaning and tailoring of uniforms. 

  8. Surveying old and worn uniforms and other government property. 

  9. Performing simple preventive maintenance of training aids and devices. 

  10. Inventory control of all government furnished equipments/materials (including annual wall-to-wall inventory). 

  11. Ensuring proper physical security of all government furnished equipment/materials. 

  12. Planning extracurricular activities for the NJROTC unit (including color/honor guard ceremonies, drill team and rifle teams competitive meets, field trips, basic leadership training, ship cruises, etc.). 

  13. Preparing periodic reports on program administration and logistics. 

  14. Keeping current and abreast of new developments and organizations within the Navy. 

  15. Assessing unit progress to assure NJROTC program objectives are met. 

  16. Attending Navy-sponsored training to keep abreast of current requirements of program management. 

  17. Taking courses of instruction to improve teaching abilities. 

  18. Establishing rapport with school counselors and faculty members. 

  19. Making annual presentations of the NJROTC program to students at feeder schools for the purpose of recruiting new cadets into the program. 

  20. Maintaining financial accounts of operating budget. 

  21. Preparing financial vouchers to the Navy for reimbursement of expenditures to the school, made in support of the NJROTC program. 

  22. Establishing contact with civic groups to obtain their recognition and support of the NJROTC program. 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or 

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