Job Overview


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 West Point, NY.

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 vacancy may be used for the purpose of filling multiple positions throughout the school year. The Monitor performs simple and repetitive lunchroom and recess monitoring duties. 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.


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.

This is an Excepted Service Position.


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 into appropriate disposal receptacles. At the end of the lunch period, assembles students at designated lineup areas for movement back to the classrooms. Responsible for cleaning tables and ensuring lunchroom area is 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.