Academic Specialist (Farsi)
Department of the Army - Fort Bragg, 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 4:45 pm. The duration of courses range between 25 and 63 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.

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These positions are in the excepted service. Employment in the excepted service does not confer competitive status for other jobs in the federal government. The position expiration date (not to exceed) may be extended at management's discretion and is not subject to a time limit. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Ability to speak, read and write in Farsi

Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) 50% or more. DUTIES:
Major Duties:
Serves as academic support for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Language Training Detachment (LTD) under Continuing Education (CE). Responsible for coordinating and improving the LTD's language education environment. Evaluates language program effectiveness through classroom observation. Advises the LTD management on all matters related to foreign language acquisition. Designs and conducts training workshops for faculty development. Assists faculty in curriculum development and foreign language testing. Provides an evaluation of all foreign language materials and software. Counsels students to identify strengths and weaknesses and provide an individual learning methodology to each. Assists LTD site director in resolving academic issues. Provides quality control for language teaching material. Serves as a point of contact for academic support groups at other LTD sites.

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.

Other Advantages:
Fort Bragg is located just west of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Known throughout its history for its cultural diversity and military presence, today the Fayetteville area stands testament to its proud past. Fayetteville is a "Community of History, Heroes, and a Hometown Feeling." For more than half a century, Fort Bragg has had a proud heritage as the Home of the Nation's finest fighting forces. For more information visit: QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Assistant Professor (indicated as level 04)

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.

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 4 in speaking. The proficiency levels are defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level descriptions and can be viewed at 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.

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- and . 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.

Other Requirements:
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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. 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. 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. OTHER INFORMATION:

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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

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