Job Description

Job Summary

Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members?  Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment.  Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools at Camp Lejuene.  

The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164, for position(s) in DDESS Schools.  This vacancy announcement may be used for the purpose of filling multiple temporary, intermittent, on-call seasonal positions for the remainder of School Year 2012-2013 and the 2013-2014 School Year. 

The purpose of this position is to provide instructional services to students, grades Pre K-12, as a substitute for the regular teacher.

Applicants who hold a Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university will be titled Substitute Teacher. 

Applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university will be appointed to the Substitute Teacher position.

Applicants who have a high school diploma or GED but less than a Bachelor’s degree will be appointed to the Training Instructor position.

This is an excepted service position.

If you are a military spouse relocating to the duty location listed on this vacancy announcement, you can be considered for the position thirty (30) days prior to your spouse’s reporting date at the new duty station.  In order to be considered, you must submit the documentation listed under the How To Apply Section of this announcement.


The substitute teacher/training instructor replaces the classroom teacher.  The substitute teacher/training instructor plans, organizes, and presents information and instruction which helps students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development; has an instruction which is compatible with the school and system-wide curricular goals; interacts effectively with students, co-workers, and parents; carries out non-instructional duties as assigned and/or as needed; adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations; and follows a plan for professional development.  The substitute teacher/training instructor reports to and is supervised by the principal.

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your eligibility for appointment.  You will receive notice should you be appointed to the position.


For positions with intermittent work schedules or temporary appointments lasting less than one year, benefits may not be authorized.

Other Information

Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system.  Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.  Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.

All selectees will be subject to a background investigation that must be favorably adjudicated.
Condition of Employment:  Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.

How to Apply

To qualify for consideration, applicants must submit the following documents. 



How You Will Be Evaluated

Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements. If you are qualified, you will then be appointed to the corresponding position based on the qualifications listed above.

Required Documents

 **REQUIRED**  1. DDESS Substitute Teacher or Training Instructor Application Form.  Form can be found online at:

**REQUIRED**  2. Background Check Form:

**REQUIRED**  3.  OF-306 Form – Declaration for Federal Employment.  Form can be found at:

4.  Photocopy of all OFFICIAL college/university transcripts with announcement number stated on them.  To receive the maximum allowable credit you must include all transcripts 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.) 

5.  Copy of current teaching certificate, if applicable. 

Applicants claiming 5-point veteran’s preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (copy member 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Applicants claiming 10-point veteran’s  preference must submitt DD-214 and Standard Form 15, form available online under forms at Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as the required documentation indicated on the SF-15.  Lack of supporting documentation will result in the agency's inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.

SUBMIT FORMS TO:  Completed application packages must be mailed to: 

North Carolina Camp Lejeune District

Attn: Dr.Harriet Hunter-Boykin

855 Stone Street

Camp Lejeune, NC 28547  

SPECIAL NOTICE:  This agency 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 agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  All applicants will be considered without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non affiliation, marital status, race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or any other non merit factor.

Applications mailed using government postage or through an internal federal government mail system will not be considered.