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Job Title:Foreign Language Teacher (Pashto)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Job Announcement Number:WTEY13FPS850519PASHMCGU

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

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


Friday, March 01, 2013 to Monday, April 01, 2013




Multiple Schedules - Temporary NTE Various


Few vacancies in the following location:
McGuire AFB, NJ 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 Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (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. Faculty 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. The duration of courses range between 25 and 63 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.


Faculty and staff assigned to any area of the Continuing Education (CE) School are required to travel frequently to various locations for unknown durations. Travel is a critical aspect of this job.


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

The position expiration date (not to exceed) may be extended at management's discretion and is not subject to the 2 year limit for temporary appointments in the competitive service.



  • Able to speak, read, and write in Pashto.
  • Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) is 50% or more.


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DLIFLC offers an intensive student-centered environment with diverse opportunities for faculty development. Faculty members 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 (level 01)
Instructor (level 02)
Senior Instructor (level 03)
Assistant Professor (level 04)


ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR: No degree; no specialized 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.  

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. If a dialect is required, the minimum proficiency is also Level 3.  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.


NOTE: If you are selected to teach an Intermediate or Advanced Language class, the target language proficiency level required is 4.

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.

Other Requirements:

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.

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


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


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 850519 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 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.


A complete Application Package includes:

1. Resume (Use MM/DD/YYYY format and include hours worked per week for part time and full time work.  Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration).
2. Responses to the Online Assessment Questionnaire accessed by link in the announcement.

3. Unofficial transcripts from an accredited college or university. If you have a foreign degree, a copy of the credentials evaluation is also acceptable.
4. 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.



To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the documents listed above.
Follow the prompts to complete the online assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

NOTE: Any documents other than those listed above WILL NOT BE USED to evaluate your application and WILL NOT BE FORWARDED to the manager. Please do not send photographs. Failure to send the required documents will result in loss of consideration for this position.

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 (level 01)
Instructor (level 02)
Senior Instructor (level 03)
Assistant Professor (level 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.



Required documents are those listed 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:
1388 Plummer Street
Attn Field Support
Presido of Monterey, CA


A referral of names will be prepared no sooner than 3 days after the closing date of this announcement.  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. During this 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 (see below). PLEASE do not dubmit any additional documents unless contacted and asked to do so. Once the selecting official makes a final selection, the CPAC representative will extend the official job offer.

1. If you are a U.S. citizen or have U.S. work authorization, proof of US Citizenship OR proof of 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 not listed at our website will NOT be accepted.
3. Two 300-word HANDWRITTEN essays in the languages to be taught. You must also include HANDWRITTEN English translations of the essays. 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 essays are 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 Work Authorization Form. (This form will be provided to you by the DLIFLC CPAC representative.)

6. Continuing Education (CE) Travel form. (This form will also be provided to you by the DLIFLC CPAC representative.)

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. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to the applicant.

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

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