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Job Title:  Visually Impaired Teacher
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  13-BRA-161

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$42,994.00 to $104,305.00 / School Year
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 to Friday, November 22, 2013
Part Time 20 hours - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Bragg, NC View 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.

This is a professional teaching position working towards reaching highest student achievement by instructing assigned subject-matter and grade-level(s).


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


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Based upon knowledge of subject matter, associated skills, and experience in teaching the grade level(s) and/or specialization assigned, the Teacher plans, develops, and organizes long-range lesson plans and daily class work to ensure in-depth learning within the timeframe allotted to meet the course/curriculum content standards. Using teaching principles and best practices and standards-based instruction. the Teacher instructs assigned subject(s) and grade level(s) in a classroom or lab setting. Selects, adapts, or modifies teaching methods or materials that experience indicates will be most effective in teaching the assigned grade level(s) and subject matter; possesses a repertoire of strategies to accommodate the differentiated needs of learners; improves the quality of instruction based on subject matter taught; may encourage students to develop skills in research, making maximum use of available/approved education resources. Maintains awareness of student progress through using formative and summative assessment results that inform practice; establishes classroom routines consistent with a healthy learning environment; communicates clear expectations for student success and behavior; integrates approved technology into instruction; respects diversity; collaborates with special education educators to meet the individualized learning requirements of each identified student; and maintains individual and class records using the school information system as appropriate. Supports, counsels, and motivates students to meet or exceed grade-level standards: draws on personal knowledge of the individual student's personality, background, and interests when discussing learning issues, achievements, conduct in class. or any issues for which the student may seek the Teacher's advice; encourages students to become involved in extracurricular activities as appropriate; refers serious and/or chronic behavior problems to the guidance counselor and/or principal in accordance with local policy and procedure; collaborates with other teachers, parents or guardians on matters impacting student learning. Adheres to and, when applicable, implements safety and security procedures: contributes to creating a school climate conducive to learning, achievement, and citizenship; participates in professional development opportunities. as appropriate; participates in committee activities, as required to review, evaluate, and develop educational materials to improve the educational program; participates in DoDEA system-wide assessment programs. as required; informs school administration of education deficiencies, critical issues, and emergencies; may be required to supervise students in such venues as outside activities, lunchroom, and bus arrivals and departures, and may be assigned to serve as a sponsor, coach, or consultant of an extracurricular activity.


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For Teaching Category 0471 Visually Impaired Teacher:

A major in special education or a minimum of 30 SH in special education is required. Course work in the methods of teaching Braille is required. Course work should also include remedial methods, nature and needs of students who are blind, Braille, anatomy and physiology of the eye, orientation and mobility and low vision training.

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.


We currently have a part-time vacancy at Fort Bragg, NC.  The salary for a full-time work schedule (40 hours per week) ranges from $42,994- $104,305 per school year. Since this position at Fort Bragg, NC, 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.


You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible, as qualified applicants will be referred as applications are received.


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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 Teaching 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 North Carolina 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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