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Job Title:  Assistant District Superintendent (Supervisory Education Program Administrator)
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  DoDEAHQ-12-686736-OCA-DDESS

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

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$101,409.00 to $148,956.00 / Per Year
Thursday, June 21, 2012 to Thursday, June 20, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Few vacancies - Fort Knox, KY United States  View Map
Few vacancies - Fort Benning, GA United States  View Map
Few vacancies - Fort Bragg, NC United States  View Map
Few vacancies - Quantico, VA United States  View Map
Few vacancies - Fort Stewart, GA United States  View Map
More Locations  (3)
United States Citizens and Current or Former Federal Civil Competitive or Excepted Service Employees


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.

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 DoD Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), DoDEA's domestic school system and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), DoDEA's overseas schools. 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.   

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is seeking candidates for Assistant District Superintendent positions within our domestic school system, DDESS.

This continuous Open Announcement (COA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the announcement period.  Eligible applicants will be placed on a standing register and referred for consideration as vacancies occur within DDESS locations.  Cut-off dates will be established as future vacancies occur. 

Opportunities may not be available at all locations listed on this announcement.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position


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The Assistant District Superintendent will have a proven track record in Pre K-12 instructional leadership experience and expertise in leading a district towards accelerated academic improvement.  Incumbent is responsible for assisting the District Superintendent in the administration, organization, operation, assessment, and support of the schools within a complex and geographically dispersed school district.  This leader will foster excellence in instruction, meaningful planning and student performance improvement.  The student-centered candidate will demonstrate leadership qualities marked by superior communication, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities along with collaborative skills, and organizational expertise to manage the complexities of assigned district.  Additionally, incumbent will demonstrate ability to maintain trust and good judgment in planning and decision-making.  Candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills, current understanding of assessment and accountability, and a passion for helping all students learn.  The Assistant District Superintendent will establish positive relationships with schools, students, faculty, staff, parents, military commanders and military communities to develop goals that are focused on high achievement for all students.

Candidates for Assistant District Superintendent positions should possess the skills and qualities to successfully achieve the following duties:

Visionary Leadership
Translate the overall mission of DoDEA and its Community Strategic Plan into a set of critical, consistent, success actions that lead to measurable results for DoDEA’s diverse student groups.  Reflect high expectations for administrators, teachers, and students and exercise a high degree of initiative, judgment, and insight in the planning, design and execution of district-wide improvement efforts. Create and sustain a high performing culture where the administrators, faculty, and district staff, are highly engaged and focused on student outcomes, education excellence, and full accreditation. 

Instructional Leadership
Be innovative in integrating research-based best practices in technologies, instructional strategies, quality curriculum standards, and emerging skills that enable all students to reach their full potential in a globally competitive environment.  Lead and monitor district-wide student-centered programs within available resources that are designed to meet or exceed the performance, content, and character of high quality school systems in the United States.  Conduct comprehensive evaluations of schools to identify problem areas and test the validity of policies and procedures. Coordinate and analyze the collection of meaningful data to accelerate academic achievement and ensure operational efficiency and accountability. Provide every student with enlightened, highly effective school leaders, teachers, and support staff using focused, varied, and sustained professional development opportunities that enhance student outcomes. 

Organizational Leadership
Maintain strong supervisory and operational controls that demonstrate prudent use of the financial, human, material, and technology resources to support the district’s teaching and learning goals. Direct the implementation of appropriate precautionary and control measures to minimize vulnerability and optimize operational efficiency.  Demonstrate expertise in budget, finance and capital improvements and manage and execute funds allocated by DoDEA Headquarters to support district staff and schools. 

Collaborative Leadership
Raise academic achievement by motivating, developing and supporting a high-performing, diverse and caring team, holding all accountable for improved achievement.  Make decisions valuing an inclusive decision making process.  Use effective oral and written communication skills and media relations programs to reach out to all community groups, and develop productive and beneficial relationships.  Be a visible presence in the schools and serve as an ambassador to the public for the district, schools, and military community. Model relationship building; partner with the military community, family services, community groups, and district to strengthen teaching and learning goals.   

Professional Leadership
Build sound relationships with district and school based personnel and inspire staff to become highly effective. Embrace and promote diversity and work well in diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and socio-economic communities and environment.  Welcome dissenting opinions and value all segments of the community with opposing points of views and priorities. Be transparent and honest while working within a political environment at the community, district, and system level, achieving organizational goals.


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Applicants must meet the EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS as indicated below by the cut-off date of this announcement.

General Experience Requirements (3 years): Relevant experience in teaching, educational research, development of curriculum and instructional materials, education assessment and evaluation, guidance counseling, educational administration, educational technology or comparable activities which had clearly demonstrated success in the application of principles, methods, and techniques of education, and provided familiarity with current developments in teaching, learning, and professional development. 

Specialized Experience Requirements (3 years): Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.
Experience in a staff or supervisory position which clearly demonstrated the ability to administer PreK-12 school programs and to effectively supervise educators and support personnel. At least 1 year of specialized experience must be at a level equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression.  For an Assistant District Superintendent, the next lower level is considered to be a school principal or a supervisory position with curriculum, instruction, or assessment responsibilities.   

Examples of specialized experience are:  Experience may have been acquired from educational leadership positions that: support program innovations that go beyond the standard education programs, such as special education, gifted education, technology and others; demonstrate evidence of broad leadership skills to motivate and improve schools working in partnership with district staff, school administrators, and stakeholders; demonstrate school or district level technical and administrative direction of subordinates, supervisors, and/or staff members in an educational system; demonstrate extensive knowledge of professional competencies relating to instructional administration and policies for PreK-12th grade education; develop and manage budgets and staffing in support of teaching and learning goals; demonstrate professional knowledge and experience in using multiple sources of data, data analysis, research and assessment techniques; assess and recommend changes to policies and programs using internal and external data; led the oversight of the implementation of restructuring, continuous improvement, technology integration, include school or district wide curricula, standards, and/or professional development programs for educators; and direct the implementation of program standards and performance indicators to improve student performance.   

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF):  Applicants must possess the following placement factor to be considered for this position:  Possession of at least one year of leadership and management experience in a PreK-12 grade school setting  

NOTE:  Your resume, transcripts and responses to the occupational questionnaire are an integral part of the process for determining your generalized and specialized experience qualifications for the position.  Experience and education that are not supported by your resume and/or supporting documentation may eliminate you from consideration  and may result in non-referral.  Your resume, transcripts and occupational questionnaire must clearly and accurately show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform the duties of this position.  Description of your experience and education should be clear and should emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. 

Applicants will be rated on the following competencies [Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)]:
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, students, and others.
4. Ability to manage the training and 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.

Minimum Education Requirement: (Copies of OFFICIAL College transcripts are required as part of the application process to verify your education).  A Master’s degree in educational administration or a Master’s degree with at least 30 graduate semester hours in professional education course work, which includes a course each in education administration, curriculum development  / design, educational philosophy, and educational supervision.  A doctorate degree in Educational Administration, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Research and related fields is preferred.


This position is full-time, year round.

The selectee will be required to participate in direct deposit/electronic fund transfer in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14R.

Selected individuals will be required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment and must be available for worldwide placement; You must be willing to rotate to any DoDDS or DDESS location.

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year supervisory probationary period.

This position is designated Non-Critical Sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process.

Selectees must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Selectees will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 30 August 1993 DAWIA Purchasing Level 1 to be obtained within 24 months of appointment.


This is an Excepted Service position.  This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

Once the initial application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, transcripts and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The initial numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume, transcripts and supporting documentation (or anytime during the application process), a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

A multiple hurdles approach system will be used as the method for selecting candidates.  Under this system, applicants will be required to pass a hurdle (based on a predetermined cut-off score) before moving on in the selection process.  The process will include: 1) Occupational Questionnaire; 2) Panel Review of your specialized experience as noted on your resume and supporting documentation and 3) Structured Interview.
Top rated candidates may also be asked to submit a writing sample based on a specific education related scenario.


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Working for the Deparment 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:


Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.


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.


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Follow the steps below to apply online.  Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) of the cut-off date.

Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.


Step 1:  Create USA Jobs account, including resume and saved documents.  It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the occupational questionnaire vacancy questions.  Your responses should be  adequately substantiated by your resume to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is indicated by the content of your resume.

NOTE:  Your application/resume for Federal employment must include the following information in order to be considered for the position:

  -- Your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment, if you are a current or former Federal employee.

  -- Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid and unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying, including the hours per week. Also include a description of your duties and accomplishments, your employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, and salary. If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

  -- Highest level of education completed.

  -- Job-related training courses (title and year).

  -- Job-related skills.

  -- Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).

  -- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates-but do not send documents).

Step 2:  Answer Occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.  Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, click on the title and proceed.


Step 3:  Submit supporting documents.  Submit the required documents and any other documents that are applicable to you) as specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy.  If you submit a document using the same document title, the second submission will overwrite the first submission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 686736. Fax your documents to:  1-478-757-3144.


Step 4:  Review application and click Finish.


Step 5:  Edit application as needed by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of cut-off date.

If you cannot apply online, click the following link to view and print the questionnaire:  View Occupational Questionnaire OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Form 1203-FX can be found at:


Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your faxed transmission.



The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the cut-off date.  You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.  


  --  Online application Occupational Questionnaire - Required

  --  Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year for each employment period) - Required

  --  *Photocopy of OFFICIAL transcripts - Required

  --  Most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF 50) - Required ONLY if applying for consideration under

      Merit Promotion (Current or former federal employees with civil competitive or excepted service experience). 

  --  OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) -

  --  Other Eligibility documentation (DD-214, SF-15, etc.) - If applying for Veteran's Preference (if applicable)

Eligibility documentation may include:  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).  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:

a.  Military Spouse Employment Request Form (Form available online at:

b.  A copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders indicating authorization of dependent travel.

c.  Copy of marriage certificate

If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, please see the information below.  Lack of supporting documentation will result in the agency's inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.


VETERANS PREFERENCE - If you are claiming veteran's preference, please see information below.  Lack of supporting documentation will result in the inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.


Claims for 5-Point Veteran's Preference.  Submit official documentation:  DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - Member 4 copy of this document, because it identifies the type of separation, character of service, and narrative reason for separation.

Claims for 10-Point Veteran's Preference.  Submit the following documents:  (1) Standard Form 15 (; (2) an Employment letter from the Veteran's Administration, dated 1991 or later identifying percentage of disability is the preferred supporting documentation which must be submitted with the SF-15.  The Employment letter can be requested through the Veterans Administration by calling 1-800-827-1000; and (3) a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - Member 4 copy of this document, because it identifies the type of separation, character of service, and narrative reason for separation.


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


Superintendents Applications
Phone: (571)372-0583
Agency Information:
DoDEA Headquarters
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA


First notification: Once the online questionnaire and resume are received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successfully received. Receipt of this email does not confirm receipt of the other required document(s): copy of your official transcripts, SF-50, etc. or any other required documents as listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.  We will review your résumé and required supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification & eligibility requirements.  

Second notification: You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.

Additional notifications: For those referred to the hiring manager. We will keep you updated on the status using the online alert system. You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants.   You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied. 

Additional Duty Location Info

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