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, Dahlgren School, Virginia!

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 a Lead Monitor with the Department of Defense Domestic and Dependent Elementary School, (DDESS), Dahlgren, VA. It is an Excepted Service, part-time, seasonal, position typically working 1-2 hours a day.  The Lead Monitor sets the schedule for monitors who perform simple and repetitive lunchroom monitoring duties, recess monitoring duties, bus monitoring duties. While performing or overseeing the activities of Monitors, the safety and welfare of students is the primary concern. The lead monitor identifies and reports known or suspected problems, issues, or concerns to the appropriate staff, faculty member, or other official (e.g., military police) in accordance with established policies and procedures.

This a temporary appointment not to exceed 1 year. You must reside in the Dahlgren, VA communting area to be considered for this position.


Develops and maintains shift schedules, assigns work and instructs employees in the performance of their tasks; gives simple on-the job training in accordance with applicable local guidance; provides input to employee performance appraisals; resolves informal complaints; and keeps supervisor informed of disciplinary problems. Assembles students at designated points and monitors dismissal and movement from lunchroom area and recess area. Monitors orderly lunchroom activities. Monitors lunchroom cleanup and assists students to place paper and uneaten food into appropriate disposal receptacles. At the end of the lunch period, assembles students at designated lineup areas for movement back to the classrooms. Ensures that tables and lunchroom area is clean. Monitors a designated recess area. Assures safe recess activities by demonstrating safe play practices and use of playground equipment. Enforces safety rules and maintains order and safety to prevent unsafe/dangerous practices. Prevents altercations between students. Contacts parents on problems or concerns relating to lunchroom and recess behavior.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No