1) Minimum Education Requirement: A Master's degree in education administration, educational leadership, professional development or curriculum and instruction OR a Master's degree in Education which includes at least 30 graduate semesters hours. Graduate level coursework must include courses in ALL of the following areas: education administration/supervision, curriculum development/design, supervision of curriculum, instruction and assessment, professional development, educational technology and school data analysis. Educational course work must have been completed at or accepted by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university. Education may not be substituted for generalized or specialized experience at this grade level.
2) General Experience Requirement (5 years): Relevant elementary or secondary school experience in teaching, educational research, development of curriculum and instructional materials, education assessment and evaluation, professional development, special education, educational administration, or comparable experience which clearly demonstrated success in applying the principles, methods, and techniques of education, and provided familiarity with current developments in teaching, learning, instructional leadership, and professional development.
3) Specialized Experience Requirements (3 years): Experience in a staff or supervisory professional position which clearly demonstrated the ability to administer and support elementary or secondary school instructional programs or to effectively supervise educators in professional growth. Specialized experience must include a minimum of (3) three years as an elementary or secondary School Principal, or a Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS), or a Supervisory Curriculum/Instructional Specialist. Such experience may have been acquired in a leadership position supporting program innovations that go beyond the standard education programs such as special education, gifted education, technology and others.
4) Essay Responses to Leadership Questions: Applicants who are determined to meet at least the minimum qualification requirements as noted above, will be required to submit essay style responses to three leadership questions within 5 calendar days of referral notice. Responses should be no longer than 3,000 characters long. Those that meet the minimum qualification requirements will be individually contacted with additional information (the questions, where to send essay responses, due dates, etc.).
Applicants will be rated on the following competencies:
1. Ability to implement and evaluate instructional leadership through an extensive knowledge of theories and principles of education, current trends and issues in areas such as instruction, assessment and accountability, curriculum implementation and education administration. 2. Ability to implement educational delivery systems. 3. Ability to secure the confidence, respect and cooperation of military leaders, associates, management officials, teachers, union leaders, students, and others. 4. Ability to design, implement, and monitor the development of professional and non-professional staff. 5. Ability to administer school systems and programs such as planning for school improvement, curriculum development, data analysis, personnel management, and budget administration. 6. Ability to effectively and efficiently manage and build strong instructional teams.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• Mobility agreement as a condition of employment – selectees must be available for worldwide placement to any DoDEA Europe, DoDEA Pacific or DoDEA Americas location. • A minimum of three years is required at a location before a DoDEA employee is eligible to apply for a lateral move (reassignment). • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. This position is designated Non-Critical Sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process. • A successful National Agency Check with Inquiries (Childcare NACI/CNACI) and a check of State Criminal History Records (SCHR) is also required. • A pre-appointment overseas physical examination is required for selected individuals assigned to overseas locations. • Individuals hired from CONUS (Continental United States) and their family members (who are U.S. citizens) are required to obtain Official Passports prior to departure to the overseas location. Individuals hired stateside are also required to obtain an Official Passport as they may have to travel to support another Center of Instructional Leadership (CIL). • Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Required upon entering the position and annually in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 30 August 1993. • Selectees may be required to serve a one or two year probationary period in accordance with 5 CFR 9901.512. • Selectees may be required to travel by military and/or commercial aircraft, land, or sea transportation to a variety of stateside and/or overseas locations for meetings and conferences and may be subject to a variety of environmental conditions to include the potential exposure to acts of terrorism.
Working for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) 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. In addition, overseas employees receive a housing allowance (see section titled "Information for Overseas Positions" for more information). The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here: To find out more click here: http://www.usajobs.gov//ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc. Flexible Spending Accounts: http://www.fsafeds.gov Health Insurance: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp Life Insurance: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp Long Term Care Insurance: http://www.ltcfeds.com Retirement Program: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.gov
INFORMATION FOR OVERSEAS POSITIONS:
• Payment for travel and transportation expenses is authorized. This includes government paid air transportation travel, shipment of household goods, and/or temporary storage; and temporary lodging upon arrival of overseas. • A Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or housing allowance is provided in addition to salary. The LQA is provided to eligible employees for leased quarters in lieu of Government provided housing and is intended to cover the average cost of rent, utilities and other allowable expenses. A maximum LQA is established for each post abroad based on the employee's grade, quarter's group and family size. For more information on overseas allowances and benefits, please visit: https://hq-w4.dodea.edu/lqarates/lqarates.htm. Note: Internal applicants who are not currently receiving LQA will be required to complete an allowance determination for entitlements eligibility. • Also provided, is a post allowance which is a cost-of-living allowance granted to full-time employees officially stationed at a post in a foreign area where the cost of living, exclusive of quarters costs, is substantially higher than in Washington, D.C. • For specific allowance rates visit: http://www.dodea.edu/offices/hr/employees/allowances/rates/htm • Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area. • Locality rates of pay in the Continental United States (CONUS) will not be used for pay setting when transferring to an overseas foreign area. • Medical Care: Applicants who have family members with special medical needs should ensure that prior to accepting a position overseas their family members' medical needs can be met. Access to care in a military treatment facility may not be available to civilian employees except on a space available basis. Consequently, host nation medical facilities may be the only care available. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. • Special Education Services: DoDEA provides education including special education to children of DoD civilians who are eligible to attend DoDEA Europe and DoDEA Pacific schools. However, most schools are not staffed for all special needs. For additional information, please contact the DoDEA, Student Services Branch at (571) 372-1872. • The initial overseas tour of duty is two or three years depending on the location. • For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position (http://cpol.army.mil/library/permiss/2801ss.html).
INFORMATION FOR STATESIDE POSITIONS:
• In addition to the basic salary advertised on this announcement, selectees also receive locality pay. Locality pay is determined according to stateside geographical regions. To view current 2017 Locality Pay Tables go to: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2017/general-schedule/. • Payment for travel and transportation expenses is authorized. This includes government paid air transportation travel, shipment of household goods, and/or temporary storage; and temporary lodging upon arrival of new duty station.
HOW TO APPLY:
To view complete vacancy announcement and “How to Apply” instructions and “Required Documents” go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/466221500 . PRINT A COPY OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND HAVE IT READILY AVAILABLE TO REFER BACK TO WHEN YOU BEGIN THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS at www.usajobs.gov.
Contact Information: HQ STAFFING BOX Phone: (571) 372-0785 Email: HQSTAFFING@HQ.DODEA.EDU