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Job Title:  Teacher
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  2012 EAS DoDDS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$39,775.00 to $80,930.00 / School Year
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 to Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types
Few vacancies - United Kingdom United Kingdom  View Map
Few vacancies - Japan Japan  View Map
Few vacancies - Turkey Turkey  View Map
Few vacancies - Bahrain Bahrain  View Map
Few vacancies - Belgium Belgium  View Map
More Locations  (6)
United States Citizens


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.

DoDEA offers teaching opportunities in some of the most amazing, an culturally rich places in the world.  Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools!

DoDEA employs more than 12,500 individuals responsible for the education of more than 86,000 students in schools located in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam and Puerto Rico.  DoDEA is responsible for the oversight of two distinct educational systems, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), DoDEA's overseas schools, and the DoD Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), DoDEA's domestic school system.  DoDEA is responsible for providing a quality education from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve for the eligible minor family members of DoD military and civilian personnel on official assignments. DoDEA, through its Community Strategic Plan, has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.  The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence.

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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • You must meet the Selective Service requirement
  • A background/suitability investigation/determination is required.


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DoDEA teachers will use professional teaching skills to assist students achieve optimum development of skills and mastery of knowledge identified by the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan and Curriculum by conducting assigned subject matter or grade level(s) instruction.  The teacher will plan, organize and present information and instruction which helps students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development.  The teacher will establish an instructional plan that is compatible with the school and system-wide curricular goals; interact effectively with students, co-workers, and parents; adhere to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations; and follow a plan for professional development.


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In order to be considered for employment for positions in DoDEA, applicants must meet the general criteria below.

Applicants must also read the information under Position Categories and Requirements available on our web page at to find out more about specific requirements for the various DoDEA subjects/teaching fields.

1.  United States (U.S.) citizenship. 

2.  Physical ability to perform the duties efficiently and without hazard to self or others.  Applicants must be free of any debilitating physical or mental illness that would prevent the individual from successfully traveling, living, and working in an overseas environment.  Because medical care in most overseas areas is limited, applicants requiring medical care or treatment must ensure that such care or treatment is available at the overseas location for themselves and their family members.  

3. Availability on a worldwide basis is required and applicants should be available for immediate in-processing as soon as an employment offer is made. 

4. Minimum Academic Preparation and Requirements. A baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association is required. Academic preparation of at least 40 semester hours (SH) in general education course work distributed over such fields as English, history, social studies, mathematics, fine arts, languages, science, philosophy, and psychology is required. In addition, a minimum of 18 SH of professional teacher education course work in such areas as learning process, measurement, philosophy, psychology, social foundations, methods of teaching and curriculum applicable to the type and level of the position for which applying is required. (Note: Communications Impaired Teachers, School Nurses, School Psychologists, JROTC Instructors, and non-certified Training Instructors are excluded from the minimum academic preparation requirement). 

5. Student Teaching or an Internship. Student teaching or an internship as part of an approved teacher education program in an accredited U.S. institution is required. In the absence of an approved student teaching or internship program, applicants may be given credit for one year of successful full-time employment as an educator.

(Note: Communications Impaired Teachers, School Nurses, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists, JROTC Instructors and non-certified Training Instructors are excluded from the student teaching requirement).

6. State or Territory Certification/License. In lieu of meeting the DoDEA minimum qualifications, applicants may be considered and hired based on a valid state or territory certificate or license in the subject area for which applying.

(SPECIAL NOTE: Effective January 2009, DoDEA adopted a new business process for rating teacher applications. Minimum Academic Preparation and Requirements and Information, to include State endorsements (as DoDEA determines comparable to DoDEA's teacher categories), AND official transcripts reflecting 50% of the course work in the content area, must be considered with each position, where applicable). 

7. DoDEA Licensure. There are three types of licenses issued to DoDEA employees: 

  1. Emergency License. This license is issued only when a fully qualified, licensed applicant is not available for the position, and the position is essential to the instructional program. It is valid for one school year but is seldom used.
  2. Provisional License. Newly hired educators (other than those who are issued an emergency license) will be issued a Provisional License. The Provisional License is valid for two school years. Requirements for the Professional License must be completed no later than the second school year of employment.
  3. Professional License. Educators who have completed two years of successful teaching experience with DoDEA and meet all qualification requirements as stated in this brochure will be issued a DoDEA Professional License.  

8. Testing Requirements. Applicants must submit proof of achieving DoDEA minimum scores for the required PRAXIS test(s) as stated below. 

Competency Tests / Qualifying Scores
Either the PK or the PLT
Test of Professional Knowledge (PK)/ 653
Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)   
      Grade Levels K-6 / 156
      Grade Levels 5-9 / 153
      Grade Levels 7-12 / 158 

And Either CS or PPST
Test of Communication Skills (CS) / 655
Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)**

      Reading / 177 (CBT - 325)
      Writing / 174 (CBT - 320)
      Math / 175 (CBT - 320)

** Computer based test (CBT) scores are accepted. 

Exemptions to the testing requirement: 

  • Applicants who are fully certified by a state.
  • Applicants who have completed seven (7) years or more of full-time professional teaching experience. 
    JROTC Instructors.
  • Applicants for the positions of Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Communications Impaired Teacher, and Vocational Training Instructor are only required to take the Pre-Professional Skills Test or the Test of Communication Skills.

9. Extracurricular Activities. In addition to meeting the academic requirements, most positions require participation in extracurricular activities.

10. DoDDS Employees. Individuals who are currently employed with DoDDS are not eligible to apply under the CONUS recruitment program. Former DoDDS employees must reside in the United States and have a break in employment of at least one school year from the date of separation to be eligible for reappointment as a CONUS hire educator. Overseas employees on Leave Without Pay (LWOP) who return to the United States are also required to have one school year break in employment from the date the employee enters LWOP Status.


DoDEA employs the best-qualified professional staff to implement its program of learning. Some of the special selection factors applied to determine the best-qualified and suitable applicants are below.  

  • Academic preparation.
  • Information secured through employment references and sources. 
  • Recommendation from interviewer. 
  • Recent experience as an educator. 
  • Possession of personal qualifications and traits, such as stability and ability to adapt to unusual and sometimes stressful situations, which are essential for successful performance in an overseas assignment. 
  • Academic preparation to teach more than one subject or grade level. (Note: This flexibility is critical to meet the needs of the ever-changing population of students.) 
  • Special achievements or awards related to the position(s) for which being considered. 
    Special skills, abilities, training and experience.


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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.  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:

Benefits for Overseas Educators 

Eligibility for allowances, differentials, and transportation agreements is determined by the type of appointment and location of residence at the time of appointment. Selectees will be advised of their eligibility for allowances, transportation, and other benefits at the time an offer is extended.   

Salaries are comparable to salaries for similar positions in urban school jurisdictions having a population of 100,000 or more in the United States. Teachers are paid on seven (7) different academic salary lanes (ASL) which reflect degrees and graduate course work completed after each degree. The current ASL’s are bachelor’s degree, bachelor’s plus 15 semester hours, bachelor’s plus 30 semester hours, master’s degree, master’s plus 15 semester hours, master’s plus 30 semester hours, and doctorate degree. Service increments or steps are provided to recognize years of verified experience up to the allowed maximum.  

Living Quarters Allowance
A Living Quarters Allowance is paid to eligible employees by the U.S. Government to help defray rental and utility charges when housing is rented on the local economy. Government housing may be provided in some overseas areas without charge. Unaccompanied personnel may be required to share government quarters. Extended stays in temporary housing may be necessary at some posts while awaiting suitable housing for the employee and family. Generally, only applicants hired while living in the United States are eligible for a Living Quarters Allowance. 

Shipment of Household Goods
Shipment and/or storage of household goods and personal effects are at government expense for eligible employees. The weight allowances vary according to location and will be determined at the time of processing.  

Shipment of Automobile
The shipment of a privately owned automobile at government expense may be authorized in certain areas. There may be restrictions on model, size, year, and country of origin of the vehicle.


Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the excepted service.

Length of Tour
Tours of duty are one or two school years depending on the area of assignment. 

  • One-Year Tour Areas: Bahrain, Cuba, Italy (Sigonella), Korea, Japan (Misawa and Okinawa), Portugal (Azores) and Turkey.
  • Two-Year Tour Areas: Belgium, England, Germany, Italy (other than Sigonella), Japan (other than Misawa and Okinawa), Netherlands and Spain.

Medical/Dental Facilities
Applicants should be prepared to use the medical and dental services of the host country.  Military dispensaries may be available to provide emergency services in some locations, but the nearest military hospital facilities may be located some distance away.  Medical care at overseas military treatment facilities is limited.  Mental health care professionals are generally not available in the military medical units and host nation mental health professionals usually do not meet the needs of Americans.  Individuals or family members with behavior disorders or requiring psychiatric or mental health care should not travel to overseas areas.  Internal medicine practitioners and cardiologists are generally not available in military health care units.  Military and foreign country pharmacies may not stock medicines or prescription drugs that are available in the U.S. Teachers must pay for all prescriptions filled at Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs).  The MTFs pharmacy rates are comparable to rates in the United States. Applicants must determine whether adequate medical care is available in the country concerned prior to accepting an assignment if they or their family members have medical problems or require medication.  Military dental clinics are usually only available to provide emergency services.  

Special Education Services
The Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) provides education including special education to the children of DoD civilians who are eligible for services from DoDDS. Students must meet DoDDS criteria for special education. Services are provided based on an Individualized Educational Program. Most schools are not staffed for all disabilities although DoDDS staffs schools in specific locations for a full range of disabilities. Prior to accepting a position, applicants who have children with significant disabilities (i.e., blindness, deafness, severe mental retardation, serious emotional impairments) should ensure that the child's educational need can be met at the location of the job.  


Transportation Agreement
Selected applicants must sign a Transportation Agreement to commit to remain overseas for the tour of duty. Transportation is provided for eligible employees, their family members, and household goods to and from the overseas area. Upon successful completion of a tour of duty, employees may commit to another tour of duty and be granted travel to and from the United States at government expense.   

Mobility Certificate
Selected applicants are also required to sign a mobility certificate indicating that they understand and agree to be reassigned to other school positions, for which they are determined qualified, at any location within the DoDDS system.


If selected for a position, 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 DHR E-Verify system.  Federal law requires the use of E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all new  hires. 

Direct Deposit

Selectees 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.


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DoDEA Employment Application System (EAS)- Apply now for Overseas DoDDS, DDESS Guam, DDESS Stateside & Puerto Rico! click here: to apply. 

Important Note:  We have combined the two separate EAS application systems for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) into one online application system for DoDEA.

Candidates that have applications on file in the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary School (DDESS) EAS must reapply to the DoDEA EAS to be considered for employment for the 2012/13 school year.  Applications are due by May 1, 2012.  Candidates that apply after May 1, 2012 will be considered for the 2013/14 school year.

EAS allows educators seeking employment with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) the ability to submit and manage their applications in an online environment. EAS provides the applicant the ability to update their information each year.

All DoDEA educator applicants may view their applications online and make changes to their application at any time.  

To view your application:
• View application: click here
• Once there, log on as a returning user (not as a new applicant) with your user name and password.
• Username – your last name and last 4 digits of your social security number, e.g. smith0000
• Password – whatever you chose (if you forgot your password, you can click on “Forgot Your Password” on the login screen under returning user).


The following documents must be uploaded to your online EAS application.  You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.  

1. Online EAS application  - Required

2. *Transcripts - Required

3. Copy of State or Territory Certification/License or DoDEA License

4. Eligibility documentation (SF-50, DD-214, etc.) - If applicable to you (Eligibility documentation may contain:  Copy of latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicant has current or previous Federal civil service experience. 

*Photocopy of all OFFICIAL college/university transcripts (front and back) with announcement number stated on them.  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). 

Applicants requesting Military Spouse Preference (MSP) must submit the following documents along with their completed application:

  1. Military Spouse Employment Request Form (Form available online at:
  2. A copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders indicating authorization of dependent travel.
  3. Copy of marriage certificate


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 submit 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.

Note:  Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above and failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.


Phone: (571)372-0576
Agency Information:
DoDEA Headquarters
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA


Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

Additional Duty Location Info

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Few vacancies - Japan JapanView Map
Few vacancies - Turkey TurkeyView Map
Few vacancies - Bahrain BahrainView Map
Few vacancies - Belgium BelgiumView Map
Few vacancies - Cuba CubaView Map
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