Foreign Language Teacher (Dari)
Department of the Army - Camp Lejeune, NC

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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. Faculty work on teaching teams consisting of six members. A typical eight-hour day includes teaching four to six hours and other duties such as class preparation, adapting teaching materials, checking homework, administering and grading tests. The work schedule is a 40-hour work week, Monday - Friday 7:45am to 4:45pm. The duration of courses range between 25 and 63 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.

Faculty and staff assigned to any area of the Continuing Education (CE) School are required to travel frequently to various locations for unknown durations. Travel is a critical aspect of this job.

These positions are in the excepted service. Employment in the excepted service does not confer competitive status for other jobs in the federal civil service.

The position expiration date (not to exceed date) may be extended based on workload and funding and not subject to the 4 year limit for competitive service.

Who May Apply:

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL U.S. CITIZENS AND THOSE WITH VALID, CURRENT U.S. WORK AUTHORIZATION.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to speak, read and write fluently in Dari.
  • Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) is 50 % or more.

DUTIES: DLIFLC offers an intensive student-centered environment with diverse opportunities for faculty development. Faculty members teach listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as geopolitical, economic and social issues, in an immersion based environment. Teachers integrate technology in the classroom and in homework assignments. Faculty members employ resources such as Smart Boards, the Internet, iPods, and Tablet PCs. Available software i.e., BlackBoard, RapidRote, and SharePoint are used by teachers to develop learning materials. Teachers employ computer skills to organize data and teaching materials. Faculty members are expected to stay abreast of current foreign language teaching theories and methods.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED AT ONE OF THREE RANKS:

Instructor (indicated as level 02)
Senior Instructor (indicated as level 03)
Assistant Professor (indicated as level 04)

INSTRUCTOR:

Bachelor’s degree.

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR:

Master’s Degree; OR

Bachelor’s degree and one year of directly related work.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Doctoral degree; OR

Master’s degree with a major or minor in Foreign Language Education, Teaching English As a Second/Foreign Language (TESOL/TEFL), Linguistics, Language (English included), Literature, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Translation & Interpretation, Cross-Cultural Studies, or Educational Administration; OR

Master’s degree other than above and one year of directly related work; OR

Bachelor’s degree and two years of directly related work.

DIRECTLY RELATED WORK :

Formal classroom instruction of a language foreign to the students at high school level or above. Formal classroom instruction normally includes such activities as class preparation, course preparation/modification, testing, tutoring, and counseling in a structured, education environment. The month and year for periods of work must be provided to receive credit.

If selected, applicant must pass a language proficiency test.

LANGUAGE EVALUATION: The minimum English proficiency is a Level 2 in speaking. The minimum proficiency for the language to be taught is a Level 3 in speaking. If a dialect is required, the minimum proficiency is also Level 3. The proficiency levels are defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level descriptions and can be viewed at http://www.govtilr.org . Failure of any portion of the language tests will disqualify applicants for a period of 6 months. Applicants may re-apply after 6 months. Upon subsequent selection, retesting is allowed only once.

NOTE: If you are selected to teach an Intermediate or Advanced Language class, the target language proficiency level required is 4.

Education requirements as stated above must be obtained from an accredited U.S. college or university. Accredited U.S. schools are those recognized by the Department of Education. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Education websites at-http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.edu.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . 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.

Other Requirements:

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

Position may be converted to permanent without further notice.

Personnel security investigation required.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

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 questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

BENEFITS: The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • 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
  • May be converted to permanent status at management discretion.

OTHER INFORMATION: 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.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-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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