Department of Defense Education Activity SENIOR INSTRUCTOR JROTC in Fort Knox, Kentucky

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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.

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.

Although the salary range listed in the advertisement is $72,168.00 - $93,821 per annual, Grade Level 12 range, the Army Junior Officer Instructor will receive Minimum Instructor Pay (MIP)


If the Grade Level 11 does meet the MIP as required for an Junior officer, the employee will be advanced steps within the pay grade to the lowest step meets the MIP for the employee. If MIP is higher than Grade Level 11, step 10 employee will receive MIP.

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and guidance by organizing, directing, assigning, reviewing, and overseeing the performance of work in the department, while also serving as instructor of military science subjects and as custodian of government-owned uniforms and equipment used in the program.

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Serves as an instructor of military science subjects in the Junior ROTC Program at the school. Conducts military science courses. Insures proper wear of uniforms and equipment. Conducts uniform and equipment inspections. Prepares cadets for ceremonies and various competitions. Takes responsibility for securing, fitting, issuing, retrieving and maintaining equipment and uniforms for use by the cadets in the program. At the end of each school year, collects, inventories, cleans stores the cadet uniforms. Conducts an annual inventory, inspecting uniform items for serviceability and making a disposition on each item. Takes responsibility for the storage and maintenance of the uniforms, uniform items, weapons, and other government issued supplies and equipment. Exercises security control over the storage areas and controls the use of firearms within the school. Measures cadets and uses those measurements to request uniforms and supplies.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

US Citizens and Status Candidates

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1712 Training Instruction

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • A background/suitability investigation/determination is required.

Must be a US Citizen


In order to be considered for employment for positions in DoDEA, applicants must meet the general criteria below.

Must be certified to teach JROTC from respective military/headquarters JROTC services component department.

Candidate must meet the education requirements in obtaining and maintaining current JROTC certificate from respective military/headquarters JROTC services component department.

Must be retired from active duty military before appointment.

Please include a copy of your certificate/letter with your application package.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited institution that included or was supplemented by supervised student teaching, and at least one course in each of the following areas: general psychology, human development, history and/or philosophy of education, and teaching methods at the learning level of the position to be filled, i.e., elementary or secondary learning level. For secondary school teaching positions, applicants must also have had at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of course work in each of the principal fields of instruction.


Combination of education and experience - Applicants who have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree but who do not meet the specific course requirements shown above meet minimum qualification requirements if they have completed at least one full academic year of professional teaching experience at the elementary or secondary school level as appropriate to the position to be filled. Professional teaching experience is defined as full and primary responsibility for the instruction of assigned students under general supervision in a recognized or accredited school or other accredited educational institution. This includes responsibility for preparation and presentation of lessons and the evaluation of students' progress throughout the learning period, including a determination of the students' success or failure according to established criteria.


Teacher certification or licensure in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.?

Additional information

Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system. Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.

Condition of Employment: Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

DoDEA employs the best-qualified professional staff to implement its program of learning. Some of the special selection factors applied to determine the best-qualified and suitable applicants are below. * Academic preparation. * Information secured through employment references and sources. * Recommendation from interviewer. * Recent experience as an educator. * Possession of personal qualifications and traits, such as stability and ability to adapt to unusual and sometimes stressful situations, which are essential for successful performance. * Academic preparation to teach more than one subject or grade level. (Note: This flexibility is critical to meet the needs of the ever-changing population of students.) * Special achievements or awards related to the position(s) for which being considered.

  • Special skills, abilities, training and experience.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

The following documents must be uploaded to your online EAS application. You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.

  1. Online EAS application - Required

  2. Transcripts (All Undergraduate, Graduate, and other completed college courses) - Required

  3. Copy of State or Territory Certification/License or DoDEA License

  4. Applicants requesting Military Spouse Preference (MSP) must submit the following documents along with their completed application: a. Military Spouse Employment Request Form (Form available online at: b. A copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders indicating authorization of dependent travel. c. Copy of marriage certificate

  5. Applicants claiming 5-point veteran's preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (copy member 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.

Applicants claiming 10-point veteran's preference must submit DD-214 and Standard Form 15,

form available online under forms at Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as the required documentation indicated on the SF-15. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the agency's inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.

  1. Copy of most recent or final SF-50 (if applicant has current or prior Federal civil service)

Note: Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above and failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

Working for the Deparment of Defense Education Activity 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. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

DoDEA Employment Application System (EAS) - Apply now! Click here:

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Agency contact information
Aretha Furman





DoDEA Southeast District Human Resources Department 5701 Santa Fe Road Fort Benning, GA

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Next steps

Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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Fair & Transparent

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
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  • Signature and false statements
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  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/15/2017 to 09/25/2017

Salary: $72,168 to $93,821 school year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent