Educational Aid Special Education Job

Vacancy No. NC7X195366963713SR Department Department of Defense Education Activity
Salary $26,233.00 to $34,099.00 Grade 4 to 4
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/21/2019 Close Date 12/31/2019
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
BRUSSELS, BELGIUMBELGIUMSHAPE, BELGIUMSPANGDAHLEM, GERMANY
BRUNSSUM, NETHERLANDSUNITED KINGDOMCROUGHTON, UNITED KINGDOMFELTWELL, UNITED KINGDOM
LAKENHEATH, UNITED KINGDOMBRUNSSUM, NETHERLANDSUNITED KINGDOMCROUGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
FELTWELL, UNITED KINGDOMLAKENHEATH, UNITED KINGDOM


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 08/21/2019 to 12/31/2019

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 4

  • Salary

    $26,233 to $34,099 per year

    Salary listed reflects Full-Time employment only. This position is Part-Time. Salary is determined based on the number of hours for position.

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types

  • Work schedule

    Part-Time

Locations

Many vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • Family of overseas employees

    Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Federal employees - Excepted service

    Current excepted service federal employees.

  • Military spouses

Clarification from the agency

See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.

Announcement number

NC7X195366963713SR

Control number

542716100

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    About the Position: This position is in one of the 9 locations in the Europe West Region.

    All candidates must be U.S. Citizens and reside within the local commuting area where the position is located. Local commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people live and reasonably can be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held expectations of the local community. (5 CFR 550.703)

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    Responsibilities
    • Monitoring students during various phases of school day.
    • Provides assistance in toileting, feeding, eating and personal hygiene.
    • Supports educational efforts in the Special Education classroom and general education classroom as needed.
    • Performs administrative tasks such as attendance records, filing, scheduling, and reviewing assignments.
    • Works with students in accordance with plans developed by the specialist and educator.
    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    4

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Requirement.
    • Proof of U.S. Citizenship required.
    • Direct deposit of pay is required.
    • A two-year trial period may be required.
    • Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
    • This position requires a Tier 1 (T1) investigation with Childcare Checks since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age.
    • Must be vigilant in maintaining the confidentiality of school-related matters.
    Qualifications
    Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

    • Current Department of Defense Education Activity Civilian Employee within the Commuting Area
    • Current Excepted Service DoDEA Employee within the Commuting Area
    • Family Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas Employment
    • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas Employment


    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

    General Experience: One year of general experience. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of an Educational Aid.
    OR
    Education: Two years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.
    OR
    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of by 60. Add the two percentages.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Communications and Media
    • Special Education Support
    • Standards
    • Teaching Others
    Education

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19.
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are not considered Ordinarily Resident under the applicable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). An ordinarily resident is anyone who has lived in the host country longer than the allowed number of days without being a member of the forces assigned, civilian component or a family member of either the aforementioned or who has obtained a work permit for any duration. Ordinarily Resident restrictions apply and vary depending on the host nation.
    • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
    You will find additional information about this vacancy in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Order of consideration will be:
    1. Military Spouse with Preference.
    2. Internal, Current, Permanent DoDEA Employee **or** Family Member with Preference.

    Additional Information regarding overseas appointments:

    • Family member appointments will expire based on the sponsor's rotation date. Family member appointments may not exceed two months after an employee is no longer considered a family member within the local commuting area due to PCS or divorce of sponsor or, in the case of a child, the age of 23. Family members are defined according to the DODI 1400.25, Vol.1232 as: For a military member whose duty station is in a foreign area, the member's spouse or unmarried dependent child. For a civilian US employee as defined by section 2105 of Title 5, United States Code, the employee's spouse, domestic partner, or unmarried dependent child, or unmarried child of the employee's spouse or domestic partner. A family member must physically reside with his or her sponsor to receive family member preference.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (e.g. applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement). Please review the following link to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Proof of Eligibility.

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    • You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
    • Transcripts: This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. You MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible.
    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    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
    Benefits

    http://www.usajobs.gov/help/working-in-government/benefits/

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/31/2019 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10579469).
    • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Additional Information
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.

    Agency contact information Army Applicant Help Desk Army Applicant Help Desk
    Address

    DoDEA Europe West School District Office
    Unit 21800 Box 26
    Brussels, Belgium
    APO, AE 09714
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), as one of only two Federally-operated school systems, is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and managing prekindergarten through 12th grade educational programs on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD). DoDEA is globally positioned, operating 164 accredited schools in 8 districts located in 11 foreign countries, 7 states, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA employs approximately 15,000 employees who serve more than 72,000 children of active duty military and DoD civilian families. DoDEA is committed to ensuring that all school-aged children of military families are provided a world-class education that prepares them for postsecondary education and/or career success and to be leading contributors in their communities as well as in our 21st century globalized society.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Department of Defense Education Activity, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.dodea.edu/

    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    **THE PURPOSE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO ESTABLISH AN APPLICANT POOL FOR EDUCATIONAL AID POSITION(S) THAT MAY BECOME AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR. POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED BASED UPON THE NEED AND REQUEST FROM THE SCHOOL. APPLICANTS MUST SELECT THE SCHOOL LOCATION(S) THEY WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR. REFERRAL LISTS WILL BE ISSUED AS VACANCIES OCCUR. APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION(S) FROM HUMAN RESOURCES WHEN THEIR SUBMITTED APPLICATION HAS BEEN REFERRED FOR CONSIDERATION.**

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