Applications accepted from all sources (internal and external)
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is currently seeking candidates for Professional Practice & Improvement Specialist (PPIS) positions throughout DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe and DoDEA Pacific locations.
DoDEA, through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence.
DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, and coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents. DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. DoDEA has established three Centers for Instructional Leadership (CIL) in Europe, the Pacific and the Americas, each with satellite offices for remote locations.
Visit our website at http://www.dodea.edu/ for more information!
*All applicants must reapply in order to be considered for positions advertised under this announcement. Applications previously submitted under previous vacancy announcements will not be considered.
*The minimum qualification requirements for these positions as previously advertised have changed.
*Vacancies may not be available at all locations listed. This announcement will be used to fill additional vacancies that may become available within 90 days of this announcement closing.
Area of Consideration:
Select "001 Internal Candidates" if you are requesting consideration as an Internal Applicant. Eligible internal applicants are defined as "Current Permanent DoDEA Employees". Applicants are required to submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF 50) to verify this eligibility.
Select "002 External Candidates" if you do not meet the eligibility for "Internal Candidate" as described above. Applicants may request to be considered under both "Internal" and "External" Areas of Consideration if both codes (001 and 002) are selected.
Key Requirements •U.S. Citizenship •Mobility agreement (worldwide placement) as a condition of employment. •Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. •Financial Disclosure Statement required upon appointment and annually. •Participation in direct deposit/electronic fund transfer. •Pre-appointment physical examination for overseas appointments.
1) Minimum Education Requirement: A Master's degree in education administration, educational leadership, professional development or curriculum and instruction OR a Master's degree in Education which includes at least 30 graduate semesters hours. Graduate level coursework must include courses in ALL of the following areas: education administration/supervision, curriculum development/design, supervision of curriculum, instruction and assessment, professional development, educational technology and school data analysis. Educational course work must have been completed at or accepted by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university. Education may not be substituted for generalized or specialized experience at this grade level.
2) General Experience Requirement (5 years): Relevant elementary or secondary school experience in teaching, educational research, development of curriculum and instructional materials, education assessment and evaluation, professional development, special education, educational administration, or comparable experience which clearly demonstrated success in applying the principles, methods, and techniques of education, and provided familiarity with current developments in teaching, learning, instructional leadership, and professional development.
3) Specialized Experience Requirements (2 years): Experience in a staff or supervisory professional position which clearly demonstrated the ability to administer and support elementary or secondary school instructional programs or to effectively supervise educators in professional growth. Specialized experience must include a minimum of (2) two years as an elementary or secondary School Principal, or a Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS), or a Supervisory Curriculum/Instructional Specialist. Such experience may have been acquired in a leadership position supporting program innovations that go beyond the standard education programs such as special education, gifted education, technology and others.
Examples of specialized experience include: experience gained in educational leadership positions in an elementary or secondary education system that demonstrated: •professional competencies as a district superintendent or assistant superintendent relating to instructional leadership and professional development in and elementary or secondary school environment; •ability to build capacity to include professional learning, coaching, modeling, and advising for system wide elementary or secondary school content-specific programs and initiatives, formative and summative assessments and instructional best practices to ensure alignment to DoDEA's College and Career-Ready/content standards; •skill in supporting elementary or secondary school principals and assistant principals in such areas as: observing and analyzing teaching, walk-throughs, and the creation of master schedules to ensure a consistent instructional day for students and collaborative time for job-embedded learning for teachers; •leadership in supervising members working with district, area, or headquarters staff, school administrators, school staff members, and stakeholders (or equivalent structure) in improving elementary or secondary schools and supporting program innovations in core curriculum areas and/or student support programs; •skill in using multiple sources of data, research techniques, analytical skills, and student assessment tools to identify elementary/secondary school /district strengths and weaknesses and to recommend changes for improving policies and programs; •skill in developing, coordinating, and managing professional development programs in support of teaching, learning, leading, and professional development goals; •ability to lead and assess continuous improvement, or technology integration efforts across a district, or within a school in such areas as curricula, program standards, or performance indicators; •ability to identify and address multiple causes of students' underperformance and determine/implement interventions to close the learning gap; •ability to assess learning needs of educators and school leaders, create a culture of collaboration and inquiry, and lead a comprehensive professional development program.
4) Essay Responses to Leadership Questions: Applicants who are determined to meet at least the minimum qualification requirements as noted above, will be required to submit essay style responses to three leadership questions within 5 calendar days of referral notice. Those that meet the minimum qualification requirements will be individually contacted with additional information (the questions, where to send essay responses, format, due dates, etc.).
Applicants will be rated on the following competencies:
1.Ability to implement and evaluate instructional leadership through an extensive knowledge of theories and principles of education, current trends and issues in areas such as instruction, assessment and accountability, curriculum implementation and education administration. 2.Ability to implement educational delivery systems. 3.Ability to secure the confidence, respect and cooperation of military leaders, associates, management officials, teachers, union leaders, students, and others. 4.Ability to design, implement, and monitor the development of professional and non-professional staff. 5.Ability to administer school systems and programs such as planning for school improvement, curriculum development, data analysis, personnel management, and budget administration. 6.Ability to effectively and efficiently manage and build strong instructional teams.
Conditions of Employment: •Mobility agreement as a condition of employment – selectees must be available for worldwide placement to any DoDEA Europe, DoDEA Pacific or DoDEA Americas location. •A minimum of three years is required at a location before a DoDEA employee is eligible to apply for a lateral move (reassignment). •Ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. This position is designated Non-Critical Sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process. •A successful National Agency Check with Inquiries (Childcare NACI/CNACI) and a check of State Criminal History Records (SCHR) is also required. •A pre-appointment overseas physical examination is required for selected individuals assigned to overseas locations. •Individuals hired from CONUS (Continental United States) and their family members (who are U.S. citizens) are required to obtain Official Passports prior to departure to the overseas location. Individuals hired stateside are also required to obtain an Official Passport as they may have to travel to support another Center of Instructional Leadership (CIL). •Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Required upon entering the position and annually in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 30 August 1993. •Selectees may be required to serve a one or two year probationary period in accordance with 5 CFR 9901.512. •Selectees may be required to travel by military and/or commercial aircraft, land, or sea transportation to a variety of stateside and/or overseas locations for meetings and conferences and may be subject to a variety of environmental conditions to include the potential exposure to acts of terrorism.
What To Expect Next
First Notification: Applicants will receive an automatic notification message/email from the Applicant Manager system acknowledging receipt of the online questionnaire . Receipt of this notification does not confirm receipt of the other required documentation such as: resume, copies of official transcripts, SF-50, OF-306, etc. or any other required documents as listed under the “Required Documents” section of this announcement.
Second Notification: A review of applicant resumes and required supporting documentation will be made to ensure candidates meet the minimum basic qualification and eligibility requirements. Candidates that are determined to meet at least the minimum qualification requirements will be contacted to provide the required essay responses to the leadership questions.
Third Notification: Applicants will be notified of their (referred/not referred) status when a list of candidates has been issued to the hiring official for further employment consideration. Please note that only those candidates that have a applied for locations with actual vacancies will be notified.
Additional Notifications: Candidates continuing in the referral process will continue to be notified either by email, telephone, or via the online application system.
Disposition notices will be issued to all applicants once a selection decision (selection, no selection, cancellation, etc.) is made in reference to a specific vacancy. Applicants will be able to view any notices sent via the Applicant Manager system by login into their Applicant Manager accounts.
How to Apply: To view the complete vacancy announcement at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477026400. To view application instructions click on the "How to Apply" section of the vacancy announcement at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477026400#btn-how-apply
NOTE: Applications will NOT be accepted via Higheredjobs.com. To apply and be considered for these positions, please follow the instructions provided above. Applications will be accepted until September 18, 2017
Working for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition, overseas employees receive a housing allowance (see section titled "Information for Overseas Positions" for more information). The following web links are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
DoDEA, through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence....
DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents. DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.