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Job Title:  Instructional Systems Specialist NDSP (Special Education) -Peachtree, GA
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  13-DODEA-HQ-828181

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$81,328.00 to $110,476.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 to Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Peachtree City, GA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens, Current or Former Federal Civil Competitive, Current DoDEA or Excepted Service Employees


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 Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) schools!

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) operates schools in military communities around the world to deliver children of DoD personnel a quality preschool through 12th grade education.  This position is located with the Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).  As part of our mission to provide exemplary educational programs that inspire and prepare students for success in a global environment, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has offered web-based advanced placement and non-advanced placement courses since 1986. 

This position is located with the  Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) located in Peachtree City, GA.  As part of our mission to provide exemplary educational programs that inspire and prepare students for success in a global environment, the  Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) has offered advanced placement and non-advanced placement courses since 1986.

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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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Assesses the system wide effectiveness in the defined teaching area(s) by monitoring the implementation of curriculum/perfomance standards.

Develops goals and standards in the specified teaching area(s), including those that support the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan.

Integrates data from system wide testing programs, accreditation reports, and the incumbents supervisory field observations into comprehensive needs statements for the assigned area of responsibility as a basis for the development of systemize action plans to implement curriculum and program standards.

In the subject matter area of Special Education, directs the systematic review of curriculum/performance/program standards, and methodology for the program area.

Identifies training needs in the discipline area(s) of responsibility.

Trains curriculum liaisons, specialists and other leaders in methods for implementing and maintaining effective instruction and assessment both in the existing curriculum and in initiatives for curriculum improvement.

Provides information to the associate director and assistant associate director for education and field personnel concerning program and curriculum/performance standards, and instructional materials.

Represents DoDEA in meetings of various agencies and departments of the Federal Government relating to the areas of educational expertise.

Monitors the quality of program services to ensure compliance with professional quality assurance standards.


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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Three years of experience in teaching, educational research, development of educational materials and acids, educational testing, guidance counseling, educational administration, or comparable activities, which has clearly demonstrated success in the application of principles, methods, and techniques of education and familiarity with current developments in education and training.  This experience must have been in a content area specific to the ISS position.


Professional Education RequirmentA Master's degree is required for all Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS) positions.

Degree:  that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled.  The course work must have included study in the following  areas:

Instructional product development:  Study of the techniques appopriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training.

Computers in education and training:  Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.


You must be a United States citizen to qualify for this position.

You must sign a mobility agreement that indicates you will accept relocation to other geographic locations.

You will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14R.

Selectee must undergo Background Checks IAW DoDI 1402.5 (e.g. Local Files Check, State Criminal History Records Check, and National Agency Check, and National Agency Check Inquiries).  Employment in these positions is subject to successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet/maintain these requirements may be grounds for termination. 


How You Will Be Evaluated:

Once your qualifications have been evaluated, your application will be considered.


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Working for the Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) 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:

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.  Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

Payment of travel and transportation agreement may be authorized.


All applicants will be considered without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or any other non-merit factor.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employing agency.  For additional information please visit



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

1.  Your Resume

2.  A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3.  Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 05, 2013.

To begin process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the cover page

using the following Vacancy ID 828181.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1.  Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and

3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page.


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  

1. Online application Occupational Questionnaire  - REQUIRED

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

3. *Photocopy of OFFICIAL transcripts - REQUIRED

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

5. 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 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)372-0803
Agency Information:


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 & 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 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.

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