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: Applications are being accepted to establish a register that will be used to fill multiple vacancies as they occur throughout the year. Location and work schedule of vacancies will vary based on the needs of the DoDEA District and can be located at any of our schools. There is no guarantee if or when vacancies will be available.
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)
Positions are in the excepted service. Selectee must convert to an excepted service appointment.
- 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
EDUCATIONAL AID (General), GS-1702-04
Incumbent may perform some or all of the duties described below:
Prepares instructional materials related to class lessons by typing, duplicating, arranging, or displaying materials as instructed. Prepares letters, tests, schedules, purchase orders, and other documents through the use of a personal computer or typewriter. The position does not require competitive level typing or office automation skills.
Collects resources such as maps, charts, magazine articles, and library books for teachers and students to support the educational lessons designed by the classroom teacher.
Monitors students on the playground, in hallways and restrooms, during study halls, during lunch, and in bus loading areas.
Supervises small study groups and student committees, testing situations (as appropriate), and students individual research projects. Assists students in subject areas and make-up work.
EDUCATIONAL AID (Special Education), GS-1702-04
In this position, you will assist the special education instructional program for students with disabilities. Employees in this position provide assistance in teaching skills in toileting, feeding, eating, and personal hygiene. Lift, carry, transfer, and facilitate the motor development of physically impaired students. Observes and records student's behaviors and activities. Tutors students. Performs a variety of administrative tasks. Assists handicapped students to and from school. The employee may be assigned to work in classroom, media center, health clinic, or school office. May monitor students on playgrounds, in classrooms, hallways, restrooms, and cafeteria during recess and lunch periods, and in bus loading areas before and after school, to assist students in their activities, ensure proper behavior, and observation of safety rules.
In order to qualify for these positions, you need one year of general work experience. General work experience is defined as clerical, office or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Candidates should describe experience, education, and/or training that demonstrates their ability to provide support services to professional educators in a classroom setting. Include all experience working with children in any capacity in a group or on an individual basis in an educational or recreational/social environment.
OR EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION of two years above high school. One year of full time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours 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.
Are You 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.)
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.
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 www.opm.gov/insure
PAYMENT OF TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
NOTE: Candidates selected for temporary positions may be non-competitively converted to permanent without further competition.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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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