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Job Title:Foreign Language Teacher (Arabic)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Job Announcement Number:WTEY12FPS807696ARAB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


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


Monday, December 17, 2012 to Monday, December 31, 2012




Multiple Schedules - Temporary NTE Various


Few vacancies in the following location:
Monterey, CA United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Non Citizens


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 position(s) is located in Middle East School I of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). The 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. Instructors 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. 


These positions are in the excepted service. Employment in the excepted service does not confer competitive status to apply to competitive service jobs in the federal civil service.

The position expiration date (not to exceed date) may be extended based on workload and funding availability and is not subject to regulatory time limits.

Who May Apply: Click here for more information.

This position is open to the public.  US CITIZENSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED.



  • Ability to speak, read and write fluently in Modern Standard Arabic.
  • Able to speak and listen in Levantine or Iraqi dialect.


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DLIFLC offers an intensive student-centered environment with diverse opportunities for faculty development. Faculty 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. 


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


ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR: No degree or experience.

INSTRUCTOR: Bachelor’s degree.



Bachelor’s degree and one year of directly related work.



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.



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.  The month and year for periods of work  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. The minimum proficiency for a dialect is also Level 3 in speaking.  LEVANTINE ARABIC, WITH NATIVE DRUZE (MOUNT LEBANON/SYRIA AND GOLAN HEIGHTS) REGIONAL DIALECT PROFICIENCY; OR, IRAQI ARABIC WITH NATIVE KIRKUK (NORTHERN IRAQ) REGIONAL DIALECT PROFICIENCY, IS PREFERRED. The proficiency levels are defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level descriptions and can be viewed at  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.


Education requirements as stated above must be obtained from an accredited U.S. college or university. Accredited U.S. schools are those recognized by the Department of Education. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Education websites at- and 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.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.


Other Requirements:
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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.


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.




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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.


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    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at
    • 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




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    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 with the vacancy identification number TAG:807696 on it; and, a completed 1203FX form located at 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, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process. You will need three documents to complete this process: the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below.

    -1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from

    -2.  View Occupational Questionnaire]. Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    -3. On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of "E" ("I am considered an expert in performing this task....").

    -4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


    A complete Application Package includes the following forms:

    1. Resume. Please use MM/DD/YYYY format and include hours worked per week for part time and full time work.  Also, provide month/year for periods of experience. If these are not provided you will not receive credit for work experience.
    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.

    4. An unofficial transcript from an accredited college or university.

    NOTE: Current DLIFLC employees must submit ALL required paperwork. Official Personnel Files WILL NOT be used to determine qualifications.



    2-Unique ID number (if previously received)
    3-Telephone Number
    4-E-mail address
    5-This announcement number

    Once you send the above e-mail, you will be sent an acknowledgement e-mail by a representative of the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center.  A second e-mail will be sent to you once the unique ID number is received.  The second e-mail will contain a unique ID number and will have instructions along with forms attached that you MUST complete.  You will have 72 hours in which to complete and FAX the forms and required documents indicated above as an application package.

    The unique ID number provided to you will be used in place of a social security number.  In addition to being used to apply for this position, it can be used to apply for future job opportunity announcements published on USAJOBS that indicate applications are being accepted from non-U.S. citizens.  This unique ID number cannot be used as a substitute for the social security number for employment or other official uses.  Once you are issued a social security number, you can no longer use this unique ID number to apply for positions.

    Your e-mail to us serves as your official application for the position and must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard/Daylight Time of the closing date of the announcement.

    NOTE:   Any documents in your application package other than those listed above under "A complete Application Package..." WILL NOT BE USED to evaluate your application and WILL NOT BE FORWARDED to the manager. Please do not send photographs. Documents with photographs will not be used in the evaluation. 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 - 01
    Instructor - 02
    Senior Instructor - 03
    Assistant Professor - 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.


    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (see above).


    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.



    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Agency Information:
    W1ECAA Personnel Office
    314 Johnson Ave
    Aberdeen, MD


    When a certificate is requested, you and other applicants will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the experience and/or education requirements. 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. As part of the consideration 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. Once the selecting official makes a final selection, the CPAC representative will extend the official job offer.


    In the event that you are contacted by a CPAC Representative, you will be asked to submit the following documents as soon as possible. It is strongly recommended that you have these documents ready to submit upon request:


    1. If applicable, 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  Evaluations from companies, embassies, universities or other government agencies that are notlisted 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:


    5. DLIFLC Questionnaire to be provided when contacted.


    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. 


    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact:

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