Educational Aide

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Department of Defense
All interested candidates. You must be a US citizen to be considered for this position. Excepted Service Temporary NTE 30 June 2015 Part Time 70 hours
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 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky!
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. Temporary positions may be converted to permanent without further competition, but conversion is not guaranteed.
This position is an Educational Aide with the Department of Defense Domestic and Dependent Elementary School (DDESS). The Educational Aide assists teachers and other professional educators in instructional programs and classroom learning and activities to include monitoring students during lunch. May be assigned to work in classroom, media center, health clinic or school office.
This is an Excepted Service Position.
_NOTE:_ You must answer ALL Suitability Questions in the Vacancy Questionnaire, numbers 3-8, with a Yes or No. Failure to answer ALL Suitability Questions will result in your application being considered incomplete and your application will not receive consideration for the vacancy.
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position You must meet the Selective Service requirement You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents You must complete the questionnaire and/or knowledge, skills & abilities/competency statement You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination Supports the instructional program by assisting with testing, preparing instructional materials, providing tutoring assistance, administration, assisting students with special needs, technology, and media center assistance. Distributes testing materials, instructs students concerning test, collects test materials, grades tests through application of identified scoring techniques, and provides testing results profile. Prepares instructional materials related to class lessons. Provides additional instruction to selected students. Supervises independent study, computer labs, and learning resource centers. Provides tutoring assistance to students and assists students with make-up work. Makes arrangements for field trips, guides students during field trips, maintains discipline during field trips. Monitors students on playground, in hallways, restrooms, cafeteria, and bus loading areas before and after school. Assists teacher in classroom by distributing/collecting items such as tests, homework, and handouts. Performs recordkeeping, routine filing, and keeping classroom neat and tidy. Assists in maintaining security and conservation of equipment and materials. Use technology, communication devices, software programs for instruction and recordkeeping. Assists students with accessing computer programs, monitoring, and keeping students on task. May be assigned to students with special needs which may include diapering, tube feeding, dressing, transferring to and from toilet to chair, and spoon/bottle feeding. May also assist student with special training devices such as touch-screen computers or equipment for the hearing, visually, or physically impaired. Applicants must possess: one year general experience; or two years post-high school level education; or a combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
General Experience is defined as knowledge of working with children of all ages in a school, day care center or similar setting, to include the ability to effectively communicate with children, the ability to monitor student activity in various school locations and situations, enforce safety rules, and maintain order and discipline and/or progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
Post-high school level education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. Must meet OPM minimum qualification standards to be considered for this position. Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position listed. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligibile/not qualified. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants for Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Follow the steps below to apply online. Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.
Step 1: Create USA Jobs account, including resume and saved documents. It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessments vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of compentency that is indicated by the content of your resume.
_NOTE:_ Your application/resume for Federal employment _must_ include the following information in order to be considered for the position: -- Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid and unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying. You _ MUST _ include the hours per week that you worked in each specific position.
For each position listed in your resume, include a description of your duties and accomplishments to include the following:
employer's name and address,
supervisor's name
supervisor's phone number
If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
Your resume must show:
Highest level of education completed.
Job-related training courses (title and year).
Job-related skills.
Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).
Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates-but do not send documents).
If you are a current permanent Federal employee, please list your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series and dates of employment.
Step 2: Answer vacancy questionnaire. Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on , click on the title and proceed.
Step 3: Submit supporting documents . Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the second submission will overwrite the first submission.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1299356. Fax your documents to: .
Step 4: Review application and click Finish.
Step 5: Edit application as needed by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of closing date.
If you cannot apply online, click the following link to view and print the questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Form 1203-FX can be found at:
Fax all required documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your faxed transmission.
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. You must submit all _required_ documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.
Online application (Questionnaire) - Required -- Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year for each employment period) - Required
Eligibility documentation (SF-50, DD-214, etc.) - If applicable to you
Transcripts, if qualifying based on education - If applicable to you
Eligibility documentation may contain: Copy of latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicant has current or previous Federal civil service experience.
Photocopy of all OFFICIAL college/university transcripts with announcement number stated on them. To receive the maximum allowable credit you must include all transcripts for each degree earned to include any additional courses currently in progress. Any transcripts submitted that are not in English or not official will be removed from the application and will not be considered. (Transcripts must be in English.)
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
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 an Application for 10 Pointt Veteran's preference (Form available at: . 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.
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.
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. 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 .
For positions with intermittent work schedules or temporary appointments lasting less than one year, benefits may not be authorized.
Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You may be eligible for MSP if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the Best Qualified for this vacancy.
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.
All selectees will be subject to a background investigation that must be favorably adjudicated.
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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