School Support Assistant
Department of Defense - Santa Rita, GU

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Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members for success in a dynamic, global environment.

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 12,000 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.

NOTE: Candidate selected for this temporary position may be non-competitively converted to permanent status without further competition.

Position is in the excepted service.

All required documents must be submitted with your application package in order to be considered. Failure to provide the required documents as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating. (See Required Documents section) KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
Male applicants must meet the Selective Service requirement
You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination DUTIES:

In this position, incumbent serves as a property custodian maintaining a perpetual inventory of non-expendable property and supply records for durable items in the school. Assures school support requirements are prepared, edited, and submitted to the Area Directors Office for the purchase of supplies and equipment. Identifies equipment requiring repair or maintenance. Assures all supply transactions are recorded in an automated system and that copies of the documents are filed appropriately to maintain adequate automated and hard copy audit trail. Sets or revises stock levels for authorized items available through the supply system for school stockage. Uses and maintains a library of DoDEA, GSA, and other appropriate federal and commercial catalogs to identify supply items requested by the facility and school staff. Inventories textbooks and workbooks at the beginning and end of each school year, and maintains inventory records, including complete histories of transactions. Compiles financial data to forecast the budget for replenishment of supplies and equipment, and equipment repair and maintenance and forwards to supervisor for incorporation into the school budget. Monitors base-level support provided under the inter-service support agreement including service contracts for school equipment maintenance and repair, custodial support, utilities, laundry and dry cleaning, mail pickup and delivery, etc., to ensure the supporting installation is in compliance with the agreement. Assists in monitoring the school safety and security programs to ensure compliance with program requirements of DoDEA and the supporting military installation. Where needed, performs a variety of light maintenance and repair work for the school (e.g., changing light bulbs, adding toner to copy machines, moving furniture, making simple or minor repairs to nonelectrical equipment, etc. As designated Government Ordering Official, uses the Government Purchase Card (GPC) to purchase supplies and services for the school. Receives requests for GPC purchases from teachers, administrators, and other school staff. Determines if requests are appropriate and meet GPC program conditions. Makes approved purchases by phone, catalog, internet, or over the counter. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to next lower grade level (GS-05) or equivalent under other pay systems. Specialized experience is defined as experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5; however, graduate education may be credited as long as the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.

Education Note : Successful completion of a full four-year course of study from an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in any field. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.

If qualifying based on education, a photocopy of all OFFICIAL college/university transcripts (front and back) must be submitted. To receive the maximum allowable credit you must include all transcripts (front and back) for each degree earned to include any additional courses currently in progress. Any transcripts submitted that are not in English or not official will be removed from the application and will not be considered. (Transcripts must be in English.)

The work is partly sedentary, but regularly includes walking, bending, standing, carrying or lifting items up to 40 pounds; elevating boxes weighing 30-50 pounds above shoulder height; and loading/unloading vehicles. Selectee must meet all physical requirements of the position.

Once your application is complete, the Human Resources Office will compare your resume and supporting documentation against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this position. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documents, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted, including marking you ineligible for this position. Applicants will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, military spouse preference and family member applicants with Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over military spouse preference and family member applicants who are non-veterans. BENEFITS:

For positions with temporary appointments lasting less than one year, benefits may not be authorized.

Working for the Department 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. To find out more about the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit . OTHER INFORMATION:


  • Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).
  • All candidates must reside within the local commuting area where the position is located. Local commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people live and reasonably can be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held expectations of the local community. (5 CFR 575.203)
  • Incumbent may be required to complete a 1-year probationary or trial period.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • You will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14R.
  • Selectee must undergo Background Checks IAW DoDI 1402.5 (e.g. Local Files Check, State Criminal History Records Check, and National Agency Check Inquiries). Employment in these positions is subject to successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet/maintain these requirements may be grounds for termination.

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