Job Overview


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;45 am to 4:45 pm.  The duration of courses range between 25 and 63 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.

Faculty and staff assigned to any areas 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 based on workload and funding and not subject to the 4 year limit for competitive service.



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 SmartBoards, 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.

Travel Required

  • Not Required