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Job Title:  Speech Language Pathologist
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  13-BEN-102

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$48,153.00 to $116,821.00 / School Year
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 to Monday, July 08, 2013
Part Time 20 hours - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Benning, GA United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates


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 potential job opportunities in DDESS Schools.


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 purpose of this position is to develop diagnosis, plan of therapy, and lesson plans within the framework of approved curriculum objectives, course outlines, and texts, Individualized Education Plans.  Daily lesson plans and test materials are subject to regular review to evaluate adequacy of coverage and treatment. Classroom sessions are subject to audit/evaluation by the Principal.


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


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This position is located in the Ft. Benning School District. Screens, tests, and provides services for students who have disabilities and/or language disorders.  Consults with teachers, other professional personnel and parents, liaison with military colleagues and allied personnel and cooperation with community agencies as they relate to the communication disorders of children ages 3-21. Responsible for the development, management, and coordination of speech language services at the school(s) where assigned.  Serves as a consultant to teachers and school staff in the development of a balanced speech-language program for eligible students with communication disorders.  Provides in-service training to faculty members as needed, on topics concerning speech and language development and improvement. Evaluates three year olds, preschoolers and students in the school population with suspected or identified communication disorders. Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments. Serve on teacher assistance teams as needed. Provides thorough evaluations, diagnosis, and interpretation of assessment, results of suspected speech, voice, fluency, hearing, and language impairments. Provides therapy for a variety of hearing impairments including severe handicapping conditions which may be in addition to other mental or physical impairments. Provides on going evaluation both formal and informal to monitor progress of all students eligible for and receiving speech therapy.  Participates in annual review conferences.  Carries out comprehensive diagnostic evaluations of therapy to meet individual student’s needs and correct existing speech or language handicaps. Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement therapy through suggestions for the student's daily activities. Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate. Plans, provides materials, and trains parents to assist in ongoing therapy in the home. Keeps detailed records of progress, conferences, tests, and performs necessary follow-up on each student in the program. Coordinates students’ programs with total school program. Develops learning activities to meet goals and objectives on each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Participate as an integral part of Pre-referral Teams, Teacher Assistance Teams, Case Study Committees, IEP teams and Multi-Disciplinary Teams. Participates in planning curriculum/instructional changes.



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For teaching category 0472 Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) requirements, please go to: 


Requires a master’s degree in speech/language pathology with course work distributed over at least 4 of the following areas: assessment of young children, assistive technology, augmentative communication, low incidence disabilities which include Autism Spectrum Disorder, selective autism, mental retardation, aphasia/dysphasia, cleft palate, and traumatic brain injury. Training in basic audiology and speech disorders is required. A second category is not required.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Principal at the school where assigned. 


DoDEA employs the best-qualified professional staff to implement its program of learning. Some of the special selection factors applied to determine the best-qualified and suitable applicants are below.  

  • Academic preparation.
  • Information secured through employment references and sources. 
  • Recommendation from interviewer. 
  • Recent experience as an educator. 
  • Possession of personal qualifications and traits, such as stability and ability to adapt to unusual and sometimes stressful situations, which are essential for successful performance. 
  • Academic preparation to teach more than one subject or grade level. (Note: This flexibility is critical to meet the needs of the ever-changing population of students.) 
  • Special achievements or awards related to the position(s) for which being considered
  • Special skills, abilities, training and experience.


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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.


The salary for a full-time work schedule (40 hours per week) ranges from $48,153 - $116,821 per school year. Since this position is for a part-time work schedule (20 hours per week), the salary will be approximately half of the full-time amount.


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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Candidates may apply online through the DoDEA Electronic Application System (EAS), at


Click here to apply online:


1) Photocopies of all official college/university transcripts (both undergraduate work
and graduate work)
2) Photocopies of current/valid Speech Pathology License
3) PRAXIS scores, if applicable
4) Applicants claiming 5-point veteran's preference must submit a photocopy of DD-214 (member
4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
5) Applicants claiming 10-point veteran's preference must submit Application for 10-
Point Veteran's Preference (SF-15):
and photocopies of the appropriate Required Documentation. Lack of supporting documentation
will result in the agency's inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.
6) 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 photocopy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders indicating
authorization of dependent travel.
c) Photocopy of marriage certificate
7) Current or former, permanent Federal civil service employees must submit a
photocopy of most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50.

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:
DDESS HR Georgia Alabama District
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA


The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further
consideration and possible interview.

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