Instructional Systems Specialist (Special Education)
Department of Defense Education Activity - Peachtree City, GA

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Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members? Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment. Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools!

The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164, for the above position(s) in DDESS Schools.

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a DoD Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two school systems, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS). DoDEA employs more than 15,000 individuals responsible for educating approximately 90,000 students in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The mission of DoDEA is to provide a quality education from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve for the eligible minor family members of DoD military and civilian personnel on official assignments.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to the DDESS districts

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
  • Yes
  • Relocation allowances are authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR).

KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • A background/suitability investigation/determination is required.
  • As a condition of employment, a mobililty agreement is required.

DUTIES: Back to top This position is part of the instructional support staff in the Education Division of the DoDDS/DDESS District Offices. Each educator serves as the specialist responsible for programs supporting the development of skills in the defined educational program areas. The specialist assesses the system-wide effectiveness in the defined program area(s) by monitoring the implementation of curriculum/performance standards. The incumbent develops goals and standards to include those that support the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan. The incumbent integrates data from system-wide testing programs, accreditation reports, and supervisory field observations into comprehensive needs statements for the assigned area of responsibility as a basis for the development of system-wide action plans to implement curriculum and program standards. In the program area(s), the educator directs the systematic review of curriculum/performance/program standards, and methodology for the program area. Identifies training needs in the area(s) of responsibility. The incumbent trains administrators, teachers, specialists and other educators, in the methods for implementing and maintaining effective instruction and assessment both in the existing curriculum and in initiatives for curriculum improvement. Provides information to the Deputy Superintendent for Instruction; the Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; and District Superintendents regarding program needs, status, and recommendations for improvement. Represents DoDEA in meetings at various agencies and departments of the Federal government relating to the areas of educational expertise. Monitors the quality of program services to ensure compliance with professional quality assurance standards.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Professional Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of experience in teaching, educational research,
development of educational materials and aids, educational testing, guidance counseling, educational
administration, or comparable activities, which has clearly demonstrated success in the application of
principles, methods, and techniques of education and familiarity with current developments in education
and training. This experience must have been in a content area specific to the ISS position, Special Education.

Your application must reflect three (3) years of work experiences directly related to Special Education.

Professiona Education Requirement : A Master's degree is required for all Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS) positions. Please submit a copy of your official undergraduate and graduate course work with your supporting documentation.

Professional Licensure/Certification Requirement : The position requires the candidate to meet DoDEA course work and/or certification requirements in the subject matter area: Special Education Teacher (Mild to Moderate Learning Impaired, Moderate to Severe Learning Impaired, Severe Learning Impaired, Preschool Disabled, Physically Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, Emotionally Impaired) or Speech Language Pathologist (Categories 0416-0418, 0419, 0420-0422, 0423-0425, 0426-0428, 0429, 0470, 0471, 0472).

Please submit a copy of your current, valid state or DoDEA teaching certification with your supporting documentation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and
qualifications requirements. Candidates who meet minimum experience requirements will be further
evaluated against established criteria that demonstrated how well they possess the specific ranking
factors determined necessary for successful job performance. When describing your experience, please
be sure to give examples and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the knowledge
you possess, the level of the people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you
inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect
your abilities or you may be found ineligibile/not qualified.

BENEFITS: Back to top Working for the Deparment of Defense Education Activity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION: Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.

Instructional System Specialist are subject to rotation to other locations as required to meet the needs of the organization and they must sign a mobility agreement at the time of selection.

First Duty Station moves may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Reguation (JTR) and an agency determination that relocation assistance is in the best interest of the government.

If you are a Current Federal Civil Service Employee, you may apply under Job Announcement # 14-PTC-188(I).

If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system. Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.

Condition of Employment: Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.

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