School Support Assistant Job in AIR BASE, Japan

Vacancy No. 17-003-JA-TR-1892349 Department Department of Defense Education Activity
Salary $28,545.00 to $41,368.00 Grade 05 to 06
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/12/2017 Close Date 1/26/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

School Support Assistant

Department of Defense Education Activity

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Yokota Air Base, Japan
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 1/12/2017

Closes Thursday 1/26/2017

  • Salary Range
    $28,545.00 to $41,368.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    Please see WHO MAY APPLY below.
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

Job Overview


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. 

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All required documents must be submitted with your application package in order to be considered.   Failure to provide the required documents as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating. (See Required Documents section)

Who May Apply:

Applicants in Japan District, within the commuting area of Yokota AB in the categories listed below are eligible to apply for this position. 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. Failure to provide the required documents as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating. (See Required Documents section)

- Current Civilian Employee with the Department of Defense Education Activity
- Eligible for overseas Military Spouse Preference
- Eligible for overseas Family Member Preference

- Excepted Service Family Member Appointment (Family Member no Preference-FMNP)

- Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)

*Priority consideration will be given to military spouse preference and family member preference eligible residing in the commuting area of the duty location for this position. Commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily.

*Military Spouses and Family Members may apply 30 days before their anticipated arrival date.  However, they will not receive preference until arrival at the foreign location. Additional documentation may be required prior to granting preference.



This position is a developmental position. It may be filled at the GS-05 or GS-06 grade level. The full performance level of this position is a GS-06.

Prepares and conducts hands-on training for new school support personnel and administrators.  Periodically reviews system-generated products and files to ensure school support personnel in the district are using the system properly, are responding to information queries in a timely manner, and are forwarding necessary documentation to the appropriate activities. Ensures school support personnel provide density listings to the supporting military installation (s) for equipment maintenance and repair requirements.  Surveys the school to ensure excess materiel is identified, offered for redistribution to other schools, or processed for transfer or disposal. Position is designated as the Government Ordering Official, purchases supplies and services for the district or complex using the Government Purchase Card (GPC) for individual purchases up to $25,000.00. Assist administrators with overall district safety and security duties. Provide technical direction to school support personnel in compiling data to forecast the budget for replenishment, repair, and maintenance of supplies and equipment, and other related school support services.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Education Activity


Japan HR Team
Phone: 011816117445856
TDD: 644-5857


UNIT 35007

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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