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. 

The purpose of this position is to serve as secretary and principal clerk of the office for a principal, assistant principal, or both, of a DoDEA school.

This announcement is only open to current permanent DODEA Employees for appointment under of the term of executive order 12721.   

A qualified typist is required.  You must be able to type 40 wpm.


Receives calls, greets visitors, and directs inquiries to the appropriate member of the school staff.  Reviews incoming correspondence and ensures distribution and/or appropriate posting of information of interest or concern to school personnel. Compiles information for a variety of one-time and recurring administrative and/or technical reports. Establishes priorities for the school office.  Provides technical direction and oversight to the school's clerical staff and office volunteers.  Maintains and controls the principal's and assistant principal's calendars and schedules appointments without prior approval based on personal knowledge of their workload, priorities, and commitments. Make travel arrangements for school principal and school staff.  Establish and manages all records and files related to school correspondence, mail distribution. Using a personal computer and a variety of software types, prepares letters, messages, memoranda, reports, charts, school bulletins, and other documents.  A qualified typist is required.  Serves as backup to the Student Information Assistant and assists by entering and retrieving student and school data. 

Performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties unique to the school environment including, but not limited to. one or more of the following: Execute several office and automation functions, pertinent filing systems to independently establish and maintain appropriate filing systems. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No