Job Overview


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.  This position may be used for the purpose of filling multiple positions throughout the school year.  This position is an Educational Aide with the Department of Defense Domestic and Dependent Elementary School (DDESS). The Educational Aide assists teachers and other professional educators in instructional programs and classroom learning and activities to include monitoring students during lunch.  May be assigned to work in classroom, media center, health clinic or school office. 

This is an Excepted Service Position.

Your must answer ALL Suitability Questions  on the Vacancy Questionnaire, numbers 3-8 with a yes or no.  Failure to answer ALL Suitability Questions will result in your application being considered incomplete and your application will not receive consideration for the vacancy.


Supports the instructional program by assisting with testing, preparing instructional materials, providing tutoring assistance, administration, assisting students with special needs, technology, and media center assistance. Distributes testing materials, instructs students concerning test, collects test materials, grades tests through application of identified scoring techniques, and provides testing results profile. Prepares instructional materials related to class lessons. Provides additional instruction to selected students. Supervises independent study, computer labs, and learning resource centers. Provides tutoring assistance to students and assists students with make-up work. Makes arrangements for field trips, guides students during field trips, maintains discipline during field trips. Monitors students on playground, in hallways, restrooms, cafeteria, and bus loading areas before and after school. Assists teacher in classroom by distributing/collecting items such as tests, homework, and handouts. Performs record keeping, routine filing, and keeping classroom neat and tidy. Assists in maintaining security of equipment and materials. Use technology, communication devices, software programs for instruction and record keeping. Assists students with accessing computer programs, monitoring, and keeping students on task. May be assigned to students with special needs which may include diapering, tube feeding, dressing, transferring to and from toilet to chair, and spoon/bottle feeding. May also assist student with special training devices such as touch-screen computers or equipment for the hearing, visually, or physically impaired.

Travel Required

  • Not Required