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, for the above position(s) in DDESS Schools. This vacancy announcement will be used for the purpose of filling this permanent, full-time position.  

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.

The selectee will be required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment.

If you are not a Current Federal Civil Service Employee, please apply under Job Announcement # 14-BEN-081 (External).


This position is part of the instructional support staff in the Education Division of the DoDDS/DDESS District Offices.  Each educator serves as the specialist responsible for programs supporting the development of skills in the defined educational program areas. The specialist assesses the system-wide effectiveness in the defined program area(s) by monitoring the implementation of curriculum/performance standards. The incumbent develops goals and standards to include those that support the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan. The incumbent integrates data from system-wide testing programs, accreditation reports, and supervisory field observations into comprehensive needs statements for the assigned area of responsibility as a basis for the development of system-wide action plans to implement curriculum and program standards. In the program area(s), the educator directs the systematic review of curriculum/performance/program standards, and methodology for the program area. Identifies training needs in the area(s) of responsibility. The incumbent trains administrators, teachers, specialists and other educators, in the methods for implementing and maintaining effective instruction and assessment both in the existing curriculum and in initiatives for curriculum improvement. Provides information to the Deputy Superintendent for Instruction; the Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; and District Superintendents regarding program needs, status, and recommendations for improvement. Represents DoDEA in meetings at various agencies and departments of the Federal government relating to the areas of educational expertise. Monitors the quality of program services to ensure compliance with professional quality assurance standards.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel within the Georgia/Alabama District and other locations.

Relocation Authorized

  • No