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Job Title:  Instructor of Physical Education (Head Football Coach)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Military Academy
Job Announcement Number:  BRF130021

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

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$77,585.00 to $100,859.00 / Per Year
Friday, November 15, 2013 to Friday, November 29, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
West Point, NY View 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:

Located in the scenic Hudson River Valley, only 50 miles from New York City, the US Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS) is co-located with the US Military Academy.   USMAPS is primarily an academic institution that accepts students and Soldiers from diverse backgrounds and challenges them to meet and exceed West Point's rigorous admission standards.  The students of USMAPS are known as Cadet Candidates.  As a military school with a career focus, USMAPS also develops the foundation of professional and physical attributes needed for growth as an officer in the U.S. Army.  West Point is a nationally-renowned historic site and the oldest continuously occupied military post in America.  As a military installation, West Point is a small, self-contained city with housing for the military stationed here in support of the USMAPS and US Military Academy, a Department of Public Works to maintain the roads, ground and facilities, two libraries (Academic and Community), a military hospital, fire department, chapels, and restaurants.  West Point's civilian employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theatre, the Hudson Valley's premiere performing arts center, and to recreational facilties such as an 18-hole Golf Course and Ski Slope. 

Who May Apply:

  • All US Citizens


  • No


  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Moving expenses are not authorized.
  • Tour of duty will require some evenings, weekends and holiday work hours.
  • This is a Career Program Position (CP 32).
  • This is an excepted service appointment.
  • If selected, official college or university transcript will be required.


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You will serve as Physical Education Department Coordinator, Senior Instructor and Head Football Coach in the USMAPS Department of Physical Education and Athletics. Responsible for developing the physical education curriculum and teaching upper division college level classes in physical education to candidates seeking admission to the United States Military Academy. Instructor assignments include classroom lectures and physical activity classes.  Activity classes include swimming, team sports, strength training, remedial fitness and aerobic fitness. As Head Football Coach you will be responsible for the supervision of 7 full time coaches, and conducting a 10 game post secondary level football program. This position requires the employee to have a strong background and knowledge in Physical Education and Athletic Coaching.


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This is a permanent appointment in the Excepted Service.






Specialized experience: To qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-11).   Specialized experience is defined as work that involves  experience and success in working with diverse groups of students; coaching intercollegiate football; and teaching courses in Physical Education.


You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: 1. Education and academic accomplishment in Physical Education or related field (a master's degree is preferred); 2. Demonstrated ability to teach Functional Fitness, Gymnastics, Swimming, or Strength Development; 3. Ability to coach intercollegiate football; 4.  Ability to manage a football coaching staff, plan and organize staff responsibilities, conduct meetings and film reviews; and 5. Demonstrated ability to support the personal growth and development of cadet candidates in and out of the classroom, as a role model for future West Point Cadets.


Applicants must hold a bachelor's or higher degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position (i.e. Physical Education or closely related field) or have a combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position as outlined above, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above.



Other Requirements:
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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.


Your application package (curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, DD214 (if claiming veteran's preference), or copy of sponsor's orders (if claiming military spouse preference)) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.


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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


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    • 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. The DoD policy is available at

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or 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



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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
    Application packages must include:

    1. Cover Letter

    2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume

    2. Academic Transcripts

    3. Three  Letters of Reference

    4. DD214, if claiming veteran's preference

    5. Copy of sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders, if claiming military spouse preference.


    In order to receive full consideration, applications should be postmarked or received by the closing date of the announcement.


    Submit your full application package to the following address:


    United States Military Academy Preparatory School

    ATTN: Ms. Christine Moriarty

    950 Reynolds Road

    West Point, NY 10996


    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. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV): If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • This position has an education requirement, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • To successfully claim veteran's preference or military spouse preference, your resume and/or letter of application must clearly show your entitlement.  Documentation of entitlement to preference will be required by the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center prior to any job offer. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:  
    • Three Letters of Reference
    • Cover Letter


    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further. 

    PLEASE 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 other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Thomas J. Hansen
    Phone: (845)938-1962
    Agency Information:
    950 Reynolds Road
    West Point, NY



    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  Please follow all instructions carefully. 


    Requests for further information may be submitted to:

    Ms. Christine Moriarty

    United States Military Academy Preparatory School

    West Point, New York 10996

    845-938-1960 (phone)

    845-938-1919 (fax)



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