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Job Title:  Associate Professor (Joint FAO Program Manager)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
Job Announcement Number:  WTEY13FPSCE904625FAOMGR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$50,287.00 to $98,445.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 to Monday, September 09, 2013
Full Time - Temporary NTE NTE Varies
1 vacancy in the following location:
Monterey, CA United StatesView Map
United States 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 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


  • Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) is 15% or more.
  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
  • Ability to speak, read and write fluently in English.


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  • 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.


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Associate Professor

--Master’s degree with a major or minor in Foreign Language Education, TESOL, TEFL, Linguistics, Language, Literature, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Translation & Interpretation, Cross-Cultural Studies, or Educational Administration; and three years of directly related work to Foreign Area Officers (FAO) education; and a proven record of experience resulting in the improvement of the program in which they worked. Experience must be in at least two of the following six fields with the same order of importance: program management, curriculum development, faculty development, research and evaluation, teaching, or testing.

Directly Related Work

1. Planning. Formulates the DLIFLC long-range plans and strategy at the Directorate of Continuing Education for providing non-resident foreign language training primarily focused on professional linguist support and the FAO Community. Possesses communicative skills of a high degree necessary for interaction with external partners, such as DLNSEO, TRADOC/CAC and other Defense Department agencies. Integrates appropriate language training technology and distance learning delivery platform to ensure the most effective language learning is taking place. Plans, schedules and integrates assigned and anticipated foreign language training periods and workloads for DLIFLC instructors at Continuing Education. Prepares estimates of requirements for manpower, equipment, supplies, services and travel funding for DLIFLC teaching teams and forwards to the supervisor. Prepares input to long range planning and funding documents, process, and assessments. Input includes project funding programmatic, justifications, status, projections, and other detailed information.

2. Direction and Control.

a. As a Program Manager, conceptually understands and envisions current and future non-resident foreign language training requirements for supported organizations; determines appropriate foreign language training resources, including distance learning technologies; develops alternative training methods; integrates non-resident foreign language training activities into the supported organizations’ overall architecture of training objectives; formulates non-resident foreign language training strategies, plans and studies; oversees non-resident foreign language instruction content; establishes standards and oversees development of course curriculum; and provides leadership and direction to DLIFLC teaching teams at Continuing Education. Makes overall assignment of functions and responsibilities and sets priorities for non-resident foreign language instruction. Ensures that DLIFLC instructors have clear teaching objectives. Develops standards for quality performance. Gives instruction on work methods and techniques. Interprets and relays policies, procedures, and instruction from higher management officials. Coordinates and integrates activities of the DLIFLC teaching team including:

  • Development and production of all non-resident foreign language curricula.
  • Development and production of all individual and collective task analysis for supported organizations.
  • Development and production of current and future training strategies for non-resident foreign language training.

b. Provides overall technical supervision of all assigned DLIFLC projects. Manages and directs development of distance learning materials and requirements that are highly technical and theoretical in nature.
c. Stays informed on progress of all DLIFLC innovations and programs; furnishes advice and assistance to resolve problems and keep projects in order. Implements prescribed internal controls, supplementing them as necessary to effectively manage DLIFLC resources. Reviews work in terms of technical adequacy, timelessness, and completeness. Identifies operating problems and makes adequate coordination to provide solution.

3. Program Management
a. Managing Contracts: Must have experience in managing contractors and interactions with Contracting Officers (KO), Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) and support organizations such as Army Training Support Center (ATSC), or collaborating with other US government agencies (e.g., Naval Post-Graduate School--NPS, DLNSEO, etc) overseeing contractors’ work .

b. Technology Exploration: Oversees analysis, design, acquisition, and implementation of emerging technologies to assist in non-resident foreign language tasks (e.g. Broadband Language Training System, Sakai Learning Management System, educational software utilization, etc) with DLIFLC and supported organizations.
c. Integration: Ensures non-resident foreign language training considerations are incorporated into the supported organizations’ overall learning objective architecture for the School of Distance Learning.
d. Analysis Proponency: Provide representation for DLIFLC at supported organizations’ locations when there is a need for expertise in non-resident foreign language training, cultural, or regional studies. Maintains proficiency in all new foreign language teaching techniques and pedagogy.

4. Advisory

Serves as a non-resident foreign language training and education advisor to the supported organizations regarding all DLIFLC activities. Maintains a working knowledge of all Distance Learning foreign language requirements and applications. Keeps abreast of new distance learning and foreign language teaching developments and materials. Studies current foreign language educational pedagogy to determine impacts and benefits to training activities at supported organizations.

5. Personnel Management

Responsible for the personnel management of the DLIFLC teaching teams. Assists DLIFLC teachers accomplish their mission. Conducts classroom observations and writes evaluations regarding teacher work performance. Provides for the professional development of assigned DLIFLC faculty and staff.

Language Evaluation: A language proficiency test will be given and it must be passed with the minimum English proficiency Level 3 in speaking.  Candidates with foreign language proficiency and teaching experience will have priority.

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 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.

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: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Personnel security investigation required.
  • You must be willing to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described at


• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.  Annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They are not eligible for retirement contributions or to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, nor to 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

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 09, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • 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.

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 unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which support your eligibility category or categories. If your eligibility category is listed below, you must provide the documents described for that category.  If your eligibility category is NOT listed below, contact the Central Resume Processing Center for assistance.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. 

Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

    Applicants Relying on Education to Qualify: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."

    Documents to support your preference:

    Veterans. The documentation you submit MUST show the characterization of your discharge (Honorable, General, etc.). If your documentation does not show your discharge characterization, your veteran's status will not be used to determine your preference for this job.  Required veterans documentation: 

    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
    • Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4), a completed SF-15, Claim for 10-Point Veteran Preference, AND a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying an OVERALL SERVICE- CONNECTED DISABILITY of 30% or more. The OVERALL rating must be identified on your certification letter.
    • Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave letter OR certification document**.
    • Future Military Separatees*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).

    * Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave before the effective date of employment.
    ** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

    Military Spouse Preference.  If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to PCS orders and marriage certificate. More information about Veteran's Preference is available at

    Current Permanent Federal Employee: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your current Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series/Occupational Code, and Grade/Pay Band. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a permanent Federal position see below.
    Former Permanent Federal Employee: You are required to submit a copy of the most recent SF-50, which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your tenure in Block #24 of the SF-50 will be 1 if you attained career status OR Block #24 will be 2 if you were a career-conditional employee.
    Applicant with Disability(ies): You are required to submit proof of disability in the form of written certification from a licensed medical professional, OR a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, OR any Federal agency, State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
    ICTAP Eligible: You are required to submit a copy of your reduction-in-force notice and a copy of your most recent SF-50 showing your current pay plan/pay schedule, series/occupational code, grade/pay band, and duty location.
    Military Spouse Preference:

    • E.O.12721:  You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 and the copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent.
    • E.O. 13473: You are required to submit a copy of your marriage certificate and a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent. If you are exercising this eligibility due to the disability or death of your spouse, you must provide documentation to support this eligibility (death certificate, VA disability determination, etc.)
    Interchange Agreement: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (or equivalent) providing information pertinent to your appointment eligibility for the position to which you are applying.
    Overseas Family Member Appointment: You are required to submit a copy of your sponsor's PCS orders.
    Former Overseas Family Members Eligible for Career-Conditional Appointment under E.O.12721: You are required to submit a copy of your SF-50(s) and sponsors PCS orders or amendment on which your travel is authorized by name as a dependent.

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    • To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is TAG:Vacancy ID.
    • Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
    • 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...."). 

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 09, 2013. to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

    • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
    • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
    • Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
      • NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which 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.
        NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than yourself. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected, to confirm your eligibility.


    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Agency Information:
    DA WER Presidio of Monterey
    Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
    1388 Plummer Street Bldg 277
    Monterey, CA


    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

    If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, you application will receive no further consideration.

    The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at, or (410) 306-0137.

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