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Job Title:Education Technician

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Department of Defense Education Activity

Job Announcement Number:DODEA-HQ-13-816890-B

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year


Monday, January 7, 2013 to Monday, January 21, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates



Department of Defense (DoD)

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Education Technician, GS-1702-09


The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) currently has an opening for an Education Technician to work in the DoDEA Education Liaison Office. DoDEA is Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two distinct educational systems, the Defense Dependents' Education System, known as the Department of Defense Dependents' Schools (DoDDS), which is DoDEA's overseas school system, and the DoD Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), which is DoDEA's domestic school system.  DoDEA employs more than 13,500 individuals responsible for the education of more than 88,000 students in schools located in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam and Puerto Rico; DoDEA's mission is to provide 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 employees and other federal employees in the excepted service must apply DEU, open to all U.S. citizens.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • Position is open to All U.S. Citizens and Merit (Federal Status)
  • Permanent Change in Station Costs (PCS) are NOT authorized.


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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:  This announcement is open to the following: Public  (All Qualified U.S. Citizen), Merit Promotion Eligibles: Current Permanent Federal Employees. Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more (DVAAP), Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: or


Major Duties:


- Develop educational report formats and statistical procedures.
- Practice in the concepts and principles of distance learning instruction.
- Maintain inventory records.
- Monitors the development and award of contracting actions.
- Assist in special projects pertaining to educational matters.
- Assists with all aspects of education training, including curricula, accreditation, and certification.
- Convert spreadsheet data into charts, graphs, and report formats.
- Develops macro spreadsheets by setting up format and sequence of functions.
- Using educational resources, prepare information for inclusion in various reports, presentations, and initiatives.
- Gather background material, files and reports.
- Assist in conducting literature reviews to achieve and maintain well-balanced program operations.
- Provides assistance in the implementation of approved recommendations for increased effectiveness and efficiency.
- Update, revise, calculates and manipulates data in spreadsheets to meet multiple report formats.
- Respond to questions, inquiries, and incoming mail requiring an in-depth knowledge of organizational mission and policies.
- Assists in conference arrangements.
- Research conference facilities and equipment to prepare statements of work for review by agency’s management officials.
- Participates with agency management officials in developing, coordinating, and monitoring the overall budget of the agency. 
- Maintain ongoing communication with fiscal and procurement officials to track the agency’s obligations and expenses.


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In accordance with the Qualifications Standards for General Schedule (GS) Positions under the General Coverage forAdministrative and Management Positions, the following is being provided to you. This position requires 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level.  You must meet time-in-grade  requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Examples of specialized experience include: Developing educational report formats and statistical procedures; and Assisting with all aspects of education training, including curricula, accreditation, and certification.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:


1. Knowledge of methods and procedures, management practices, and agency policies and programs to design, coordinate, and execute a full range of educational program duties.

2. Ability to understand, and assemble into useable form information gathered in terms of assigned responsibilities, and to explain findings and present recommendations.

3. Ability to communicate to upper level management and senior officials.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION:  Graduate education may be substituted for specialized experience. This education must be from an accredited college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See For this position at the GS-9 level, Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if directly related, may be substituted for experience.


One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.


If substituting education for experience, transcripts must be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant’s name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.


PCS: NOT Authorized


OVERTIME: Occasionally

TDY TRAVEL: Occasionally

TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible






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



How you will be evaluated under Delegated Examining (Public):

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures.  We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. 

Based on the responses to the occupational questionnaire, eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:
1) Best Qualified - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and excels in most requirements of the position;
2) Highly Qualified - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meets most requirements of the position;
3) Qualified - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements, but do not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.


How you will be evaluated under Merit:Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.
To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. This 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 and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade 52 weeks, time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cutoff/closing date of the announcement.

*Applicants must be qualified and eligible within 30  days from the closing  date of the  job opportunity announcement. Active duty military members are not eligible for appointment unless currently on terminal leave.


Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position. 





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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



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

1. Assessment Questionnaire,

2. Résumé

3. Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)


Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by Monday, January 21, 2013,the closing date of this announcement.

Option A:  Application Manager (preferred method)

To begin, choose one of these options:

1.  If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.

2.  If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:Online Questionnaire


To return to Application Manager at any time, simply go to 

Option B:  Fax

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (or if you do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.  Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.  Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.  You may submit the Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), resume, and/or any supporting documents by fax.

·    If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.

.     If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

·    If you do not have access to the internet or have other concerns please contact our Teamline or  at 614-692-3775 or email for further assistance.


      • •Résumé
        •Transcripts (if applicable)
        •Veterans Preference Documentation (You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). (If applicable a completed SF-15, Claim for 10-Point Veteran Preference, AND a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying an OVERALL SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY of 30% or more. The OVERALL rating must be identified on your certification letter).
        Miscellaneous (ICTAP, SF-50 and Military Spouse documentation, if applicable)
      • Assessment Questionnaire

To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below. Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written form you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically through the document upload process, fax, or mail. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone, and at least the last four digits of your social security number.


NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:


Please note: You must submit your supplemental documents regardless as to whether you have applied to an announcement in the past or not.  We will not use supplemental documentation from another announcement; therefore, you must resubmit each time you apply.


Veterans: For veteran eligibility please refer to the following link.

*Applicants must be qualified and eligible by the closing date of a job opportunity announcement. Active duty military members are not eligible for appointment unless currently on terminal leave.

Current Permanent Federal Employee:You are required to submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your current Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series/Occupational Code, and Grade/Pay Band. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a permanent Federal position You are required to submit a copy of the most recent SF-50, which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your tenure in Block #24 of the SF-50 will be 1 if you attained career status OR Block #24 will be 2 if you were a career-conditional employee..

Applicant with Disability(ies): You are required to submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.

Military Spouse Preference: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 and a copy of your Military sponsor's PCS orders. See for additional information.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.

ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate; your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.

Interchange Agreement: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (or equivalent) providing information pertinent to your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying.

Overseas Family Member Appointment: You are required to submit a copy of your sponsor's PCS orders.

Former Overseas Family Members Eligible for Career-Conditional Appointment under E.O.12721: You are required to submit a copy of your SF-50(s) and sponsors PCS orders.


REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS: The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on:


Applicant Help DoDEA
Phone: (614)692-3775
Agency Information:
Department Of Defense Education Activity DoDEA
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official.  All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

To view a copy of the Assessment Questionnaire click View Occupational Questionnaire.


To check the status of your application, please check Application Manager. Go to


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