Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) offers foreign language instruction in more than two dozen languages on a schedule that extends throughout the year. Courses are taught six hours per day, five days a week, with the exception of federal holidays and training holidays. Language schools conduct classes on a full time basis, 40-hour work week, Monday - Friday 7:45am to 4:45pm. The duration of course ranges between 25 and 63 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.
This position is in the excepted service. Employment in the excepted service does not confer competitive status for other jobs in the federal civil service.
Po sition may be converted to permanent (tenured) at management's discretion.
Limited funding for moving expense (First Duty Station) may be authorized for the selectee who is being hired for the first time in the federal government subject to provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that this move is in the Government interest. If the person selected is a current permanent federal employee, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government interest.
The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center is located in Monterey, California overlooking the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. The area offers a variety of activities for the family and is a 1.5 hours drive from San Jose and 2 hours from San Francisco.
Who May Apply: T his position is open to all U.S. Citizens.
Skill in foreign language teaching methods.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
Ability to speak, read and write in a foreign language
As an Arabic School Dean, provides academic leadership for the faculty devoted to instruction in Modern Standard Arabic and Arabic dialects. Oversees the performance of teaching programs, language assessment programs, and academic support functions including course and curriculum developments, program evaluation, faculty professional development, and technology integrations. Manages the personnel and fiscal resources needed to support these activities. Supervises a faculty and staff workforce of 100-150 people directly and through first and second line supervisors. Incumbent represents the school and DLIFLC at professional and public meetings.
POSITION WILL BE FILLED AT THE PROFESSOR RANK .
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Doctoral degree with a major or minor in Foreign Language Education, TESOL, TEFL, Linguistics, Language, Literature, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Translation & Interpretation, Cross-Cultural Studies, or Educational Administration. As an alternative, candidates must have comparable scholarship achievements related to the discipline of foreign language education, including other professional recognition, demonstration of inquiry, research and critical thinking skills. In addition to the doctoral degree or alternative education, six years of directly related work experience is required. The candidates must have used that experience to improve the program in which they worked. The candidate's experience must be in at least three of the following six fields: curriculum development, faculty development, program management, research and evaluation, teaching or testing.
(See below for more information on education requirements.)
DIRECTLY RELATED WORK: Work in the field or related to the field of this position including but not limited to teaching, leading or supervising foreign language education.
LANGUAGE EVALUATION: Position requires proficiency in a foreign language and in English. The minimum proficiency for the foreign language is a Level 3. Selectee will be tested for proficiency level in one of any languages taught at the DLIFLC. The minimum English proficiency is a Level 2 in speaking. A high level competency in Arabic is preferred but not required. The proficiency levels are defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level descriptions and can be viewed at http://www.govtilr.org .
Education requirements as stated above must be obtained from an accredited U.S. college or university. If education is obtained from a college or university outside the U.S., a credentials evaluation must be submitted. See HOW TO APPLY/What To Expect Next for more information.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
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One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
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The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
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