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Job Title:  Teacher (Instructional Coach)
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  13-STE-004(E)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$41,742.00 to $101,267.00 / Per Year
Friday, January 11, 2013 to Friday, January 25, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 1 JUN 2014
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Stewart, GA United StatesView Map
All US 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.  Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools!

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 the above position(s) in DDESS Schools. This vacancy announcement will be used for the purpose of filling this temporary, full-time seasonal position Not To Exceed (NTE) 1 June 2014.

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a DoD Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two school systems, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS).   DoDEA employs more than 15,000 individuals responsible for educating approximately 90,000 students in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico.   The mission of DoDEA 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.

The Instructional Coach is a teacher who has both content and instructional expertise particularly in reading, writing, and/or math as well as the use of technology in the classroom to promote an increase in writing skills; better understanding of math; the ability to teach others; and greater problem solving and critical thinking skills.  The Instructional Coach facilitates the district's professional development model by demonstrating lessons, observing classroom instruction, and coaching teachers one-on-one.  The Instructional Coach focuses on enhancing teacher's ability to provide instruction that (1) builds student understanding and skills; (2) is academically rigorous; (3) addressess the curriculum standards and frameworks; and (4) enhances student sense of engagement in and ownership of learning.  The Instructional Coach, together with administrators and classroom teachers, looks at student work and designs standards-based, high-quality instruction.  The Instructional Coach serves as a member of a building leadership team working to align district and building goals and to evaluate student data in support of effective school improvement planning.  The Instructional Coach works collaborately with other instructional leaders to design and deliver professional development as directed.  As a member of a professional coaching community, the Instructional Coach participates in professional development and inquiry into his or her own instructional leadership practice.



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


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Implement a collaborative coaching and learning approach.

Assist new teachers in a collaborative model of observation, conversation, and lesson demonstration, to analyze and reflect on their practice to promote quality instructional practices.

Model effective, differentiated instruction.

Provide individualized, classroom-based coaching with participants to support them in implementing good instructional practices.

Facilitate professional collaborative groups among teachers in which lessons related to implementing effective content instruction are considered, current research and writing effective practice is read and discussed, engaging lessons are planned, and student work and data are reviewed to inform instruction.

Facilitate grade-level teams among teachers in which issues related to implementing effective content, skills and problem solving instruction are considered, current research and writing on effective practice is read and discussed, student work and data are reviewed.

Provide comprehensive/balanced training in and across given subject areas and curricular areas.

Participate fully in professional development for teachers, including peer observations, professional research and reading, and inquiry sessions.

Assist teachers in aligning their teaching with appropriate standards, curriculum and assessments.

Work collaboratively and collegially with other Instructional Coaches, curriculum specialists and district specialists.

Utilizes appropriate use of instructional technology and other educational tools to enhance and extend instruction.

Utilizes technology to manage data, information and electronic resources; communicate with stakeholders; and collaborate with district and school technology specialists in integrate technology into instruction.


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Professional Experience Requirement: In order to be considered for employment for positions in DDESS, applicants must meet the general criteria below.

Applicants must be qualified in two or more elementary teaching categories.

Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of successful classroom teaching experience in at least two elementary teaching categories.


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. 



Professional Education Requirement:  A Master's degree in Education 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, tests and measurement, educational philosophy/psychology, social foundations, methods of teaching and curriculum applicable to the type and level of the position for which applying is required.

Note: Professional teacher education and semester hours in the content area(s) are considered in conjunction with a current and valid State Certificate/DoDEA Certificate.  Official transcripts must reflect 50% of the course work in professional teacher education and in the content area(s) of the position(s) to be filled.

Must be a U.S. citizen.

Must have demonstrated site based leadership skills such as CSI Chair, local union representative, Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS), Algebra Coach, Literacy Facility, etc.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position:

Knowledge of current research in instructional coaching, curriculum trends in instruction, teacher effectiveness, differentiated instruction, student learning, and best practices in instruction.

Demonstrated ability to integrate concepts of adult learning theory and professional learning communities into activities that facilitate learning, foster collaboration, improve the professional practices of teachers and facilitate continuous school improvement.

Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary to work collaboratively and communicate effectively in a variety of groupings and settings.

Evidence of a strong commitment to life-long learning, and quality standards-based education which promotes rigorous and relevant learning experiences for all students. 


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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


This is a Term Position filled by appointment in the Excepted Service NTE 1 June 2014.
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.

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.


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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) on Friday, January 25, 2013.

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 self-assessments vacancy questions.  If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses 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 vacancy 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 (only if applicable to you) 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 823870. 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 closing 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 Friday, January 25, 2013.  All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (Valid State Teaching Certificate or DoDEA Certificate)

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document


Additional Information:
1.  Online application (Questionnaire)
2.  Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year/hours per week for each employment period)
3.   Copy of official Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts.  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 removed from the application and will not be considered.

4.  Copy of valid State Teaching Certificate or DoDEA Certificate


5. 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.


6.  Applicants claiming 5-point veteran's preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.


7.  Applicants claiming 10-point veteran's preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (member 4 copy) and Standard Form 15.  Form is available under forms at:  Application for 10-point preference, as well as the required documentation indicated on the Sf15. 


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.



DDESS Staffing
Phone: (678)364-6852
Agency Information:
South Carolina Fort Stewart Cuba District
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA


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 resume and required supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification and 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 to their system to drive status updates notifications 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.

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