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Job Title:Foreign Language Teacher (Pashto)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Job Announcement Number:WTEY12FPS621642PASHLEJE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,153.00 to $85,483.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 8, 2012 to Thursday, March 29, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-1701-01/04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Temporary NTE Various

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies - Jacksonville, NC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non-Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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.



Who May Apply:

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL APPLICANTS. U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to speak, read and write fluently in Pashto
  • 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 FOUR RANKS:

Assistant Instructor (indicated as level 01)
Instructor (indicated as level 02)
Senior Instructor (indicated as level 03)
Assistant Professor (indicated as level 04)

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH ACADEMIC RANK.

 

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR: No degree or experience

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.  Under USA Staffing, the month and year for dates of experience 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. 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


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.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-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/)

 

 


 


HOW TO APPLY:

THERE ARE TWO WAYS YOU CAN APPLY TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DEPENDING ON YOUR CURRENT STATUS.

 

1. IF YOU  HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE AS FOLLOWS.

 

Click "APPLY ONLINE" in the box at the right and follow the directions. The documents below are the ONLY FORMS you must submit to apply for this vacancy online. Follow the prompts to complete the online assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

If you are unable to upload any of your documents online, you must FAX them directly to the USA Staffing Team.  Their FAX number is 1-478-757-3144.  To FAX your documents to USA Staffing, in addition to the documents listed below, include a cover page accessed at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf with the vacancy identification number  621642 on it; and, a completed 1203FX form located at http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.  Go to View Occupational Questionnaire in the announcement and print the questionnaire to read the questions and provide your responses on the 1203FX form.

 

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your response to the questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with your resume and any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. 

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A complete Application Package includes:

1. Resume (please use MM/DD/YYYY format and include hours worked per week for part time and full time work).
2. Responses to the Online Assessment Questionnaire accessed by link in the announcement.
3. If claiming veterans' preference, DD214, MEMBER 4 copy which verifies dates of service, type of separation, character of service, authority and reason for separation.  If you are a disabled veteran, an SF-15, and the VA letter which provides your overall percentage of disability.

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2. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER , you must FAX or MAIL the above documents.

 

To FAX your application send the documents listed above along with the 1203FX form (Vacancy Identification Number (621642) to provide your responses to the questionnaire. Click View Occupational Questionnaire to see the questions and provide your responses on the 1203FX form.  The 1203FX can be accessed at http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your FAX transmission. The telephone number to FAX the documents above and the 1203FX form is 1-831-242-4509.

 

To MAIL your application, access View Occupational Questionnaire to complete the responses on the 1203FX form.  The 1203FX can be accessed at http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. Send your documents and the completed 1203FX form (indicate Vacancy Identification Number 621642) to: Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (ATTN: 621642), 1388 Plummer Street, Bldg 277, Presidio of Monterey, CA   93944-3238.

 

NOTE:   Any documents other than those listed above WILL NOT BE USED to evaluate your application and WILL NOT BE FORWARDED to the manager. Please do not send photographs. Failure to send the required documents will result in loss of consideration for this job.

 

POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED AT ONE OF FOUR RANKS: You will be required to specify the lowest level you wish to be considered for as follows. For additional information refer to the QUALIFICATIONS section.

Assistant Instructor (indicated as level 01)
Instructor (indicated as level 02)
Senior Instructor (indicated as level 03)
Assistant Professor (indicated as level 04) 

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel office. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Resume (please use MM/DD/YYYY format and include hours worked per week for part time and full time work).
2. Responses to the Online Assessment Questionnaire.
3. If claiming veterans' preference, MEMBER COPY 4 of your DD214(s). The Member Copy 4 is needed, as it shows the dates of service, type of separation, character of service, authority and reason for separation, as well as any time lost. If you are a disabled veteran, please submit an SF-15 and the letter from the VA showing your overall percentage of disability.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. These documents may be sanitized to
remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: APPLICANTHELP@CONUS.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
W1ECAA CE FIELD SUPPORT
DLIFLC
1388 Plummer Street
Attn Field Support
Presido of Monterey, CA
93944

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

The first certificate can be issued a minimum of ten business days after the opening date. Certificates are issued on an unannounced periodic basis based on requests from management. Applications will be evaluated and referred for selection as vacancies occur within the organization. Only those applicants meeting at least the minimum qualifications may be referred. If you are referred, the selecting official may interview you; however, an interview is optional. During this process, you may be contacted by a Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) representative and asked to take the language proficiency tests or submit additional documents (see below). Once the selecting official makes a final selection, the CPAC representative will extend the official job offer.

1. Proof of US Citizenship OR Valid US Work Authorization (to include history of work authorization documents such as Passport, I-94, I-20, I-797, EAD/EAC, Green Card, etc.)

2. Official, unopened university/college transcripts from an accredited U.S. institution OR an evaluation of degree(s)obtained outside the U.S. Evaluations must be from a DLIFLC-approved list of NACES professional organizations specializing in evaluating foreign educational degrees as found at www.dliflc.edu/employment.html.  Evaluations from companies, embassies, universities or other government agencies that are not listed at our website will NOT be accepted.

3. A 300-word HANDWRITTEN essay in the language to be taught. You must also include a HANDWRITTEN English translation of the essay. The essay topic is how your background, education and training have prepared you to be a foreign language teacher. NOTE: Typed essays are NOT acceptable. The essay is not used to evaluate work experience but used only to evaluate the language writing proficiency.

4. Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306) found at: http://www.dliflc.edu/employment.html

5. DLIFLC Work Authorization Form.  (This form will be provided to you if you are selected for the position).

 

6. CE Travel Requirement Form (This form will be provided to you if you are selected for the position).



To check the status of your application or to return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If no email address is provided, the applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Applicant Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to the applicant.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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