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 lanagues 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 grading tests.  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 based on workload and funding and not subject to the 4 year limit for competitive service.

Who May Apply:

  • U.S Citizens


  • Serve as the Joint FAO Program Manager in the School of Distance Learning, Continuing Education Directorate, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, DLIFLC.
  • Serve as the representative for DLIFLC and coordinates DLIFLC non-resident foreign language programs at locations around the world.
  • Assists and coordinates to improve foreign language training and education for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel as part of the DoD Foreign Language Training Program.
  •  Assists supported DoD organizations and properly scope the size and structure of current and future DLIFLC support needed for foreign language training.
  • Oversees non-resident and technology-mediated foreign language instruction content and instructional procedures. Assesses and analyzes effectiveness of DLIFLC instruction and faculty performance.
  • Establishes standards for curriculum and lesson plan development. Assesses and provides an evaluation of all foreign language materials and software.
  • Advises supported organizations on all matters related to foreign language acquisition. Represents DLIFLC at professional meetings and workshops when needed.