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Job Title:  Lead Monitor
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  13-RUK-008E

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$24,933.00 to $32,412.00 / Per Year
Friday, January 18, 2013 to Monday, January 28, 2013
Part Time 20 hours - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Rucker, AL United StatesView Map
All interested applicants. You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.


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 at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

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. 


This position will set the pace for Monitors who perform simple and repetitive lunchroom and recess monitoring duties.  While performing or overseeing activities of Monitors, the safety and welfare of students are the primary concern.  The Monitor identifies and reports known or suspected problems, issues, or concerns to the appropriate staff, faculty member, or other official (e.g., military police) in accordance with established policies and procedures.  The work may be performed in a cafeteria, a designated lunch site, outdoor or indoor recess areas, or any combination of these or similar areas. 

NOTE:  You must answer ALL Suitability Questions in the Vacancy Questionnaire, numbers 3-8, with a yes or no.  Failure to answer ALL Suitability Questions will result in your application being considered incomplete and your application will not receive consideration for the vacancy. 


Who may be considered:  All interested candidates.  If you are a current permanent Federal Civil Service employee, please apply under Announcement 13-RUK-008I.


This is an Excepted Service Position.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • You must meet the Selective Service requirement
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents
  • You must complete the questionnaire and/or knowledge, skills &
  • abilities/competency statement
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination


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Develops and maintains shift schedules, assigns work and instructs employees in the performance of their tasks; gives simple on-the-job training in accordance with applicable local guidance; provides input to employee performance appraisals; resolves informal complaints; keeps supervisor informed of disciplinary problems.  Assembles students at designated points and monitors dismissal and movement from lunchroom area and recess area.  Monitors orderly lunchroom activities.  Monitors lunchroom cleanup and assists students to place paper and uneaten food in appropriate disposal receptacles.  At the end of the lunch period, assembles students at designated lineup areas for movement back to the classrooms.  Ensures that tables and lunchroom area are clean.  Monitors a designated recess area.  Assures safe recess activities by demonstrating safe play practices and use of playground equipment.  Enforces safety rules and maintains order and safety to prevent unsafe/dangerous practices.  Prevents altercations between students.  Contacts parents on problems or concerns relating to lunchroom and recess behavior.


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Applicants must possess a minimum of 6 months general experience; or one year of education above the high school level.


General Experience is defined as knowledge of working with children of all ages in a school, day care or similar setting, to include the ability to effectively communicate with children, the ability to monitor student activity in various school locations and situations, and enforce safety rules and maintain order and discipline. 


Post-high school level education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.

Must meet minimum qualifications to be considered for the position.


Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements.  If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position listed. Your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants for Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


 If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligibile/not qualified. 


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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


Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Military Spouse Preference (MSP):  You may be eligible for MSP if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the Best Qualified for this vacancy. 
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.

All selectees will be subject to a background investigation that must be favorably adjudicated.
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 Monday, January 28, 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 compentency 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:

   --  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.  You MUST include the hours per week that you worked in each specific position.

   --  For each position listed in your resume, include a description of your duties and accomplishments to include the following:

     --  Employer's Name

     --  Employer's address

     --  Supervisor's name

     --  Supervisor's phone number

     --  Salary

  --  If you are currently employed you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

  --  Your resume must show the highest level of education you have completed.

  --  List any job-related training courses (title and year of completion)

  --  List any job-related skills

  --  List any job-related certificates and licenses (current only).

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

  --  If you are a current or former Federal employee, please list your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series and dates of employment.


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 827557. 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 Monday, January 28, 2013.  You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.  
  --  Online application (Questionnaire) - Required
  --  Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year for each employment period and hours worked per week) - Required 


  --  Eligibility documentation (SF-50, DD-214, etc.) - If applicable to you
  --  Transcripts, if qualifying based on education - 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 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
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 a Standard Form 15 Application for 10-Point Preference (form available at: 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: (678)364-6619
Agency Information:
Georgia Alabama District
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA
United States


Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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