This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
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This announcement is for Substitute Teacher/Training Instructor positions located at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico for the following schools: Antilles Elementary School, Antilles Middle School, and Antilles High School.
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- Replaces the classroom teacher
- Plans, organizes, and presents information and instruction which helps students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development
- Provides instruction which is compatible with the school and system-wide curricular goals
- Interacts effectively with students, co-workers, and parents
- Carries out non-instructional duties as assigned and/or as needed
- Adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations
- Follows a plan for professional development
- Reports to and is supervised by the principal
Conditions Of Employment
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship required
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Requirement.
- Direct deposit of pay is required
- 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. Failure to successfully meet/maintain these requirements may be grounds for termination.
- Must be vigilant in maintaining the confidentiality of school related matters
- Teacher (Substitute) - Level 1: Applicants who hold a valid unexpired teaching certificate will be appointed to the Teacher (Substitute) - Level 1 position. Certificate must be in English
- Teacher (Substitute) - Level 2: Applicants who hold a Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university will be appointed to the Teacher (Substitute) - Level 2 position. Transcripts must be in English.
- Teacher (Substitute) - Level 3: Applicants who hold have at least 60 Semester hours or an Associate's degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be appointed to the Teacher (Substitute) - Level 3 position. Transcripts must be in English.
- To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible photocopy of official transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.
- Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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.
Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service under examining authority of 10 U.S.C. Sec 2164.
This announcement may be used for the purpose of filling temporary, intermittent (on call, as needed) seasonal positions for School Year 2019-2020 and may be extended through School Year 2020-2021.
This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
This in an inventory of candidates, as such candidates can submit applications at any time; however an initial cut-off date of 2/29/2020 will be used to begin applicant consideration. Applications received after the initial cut-off date will be considered in subsequent cut-offs on the last day of the month, as needed.
Pay rates will be determined by position:
- Teacher (Substitute) - Level 1: $17.25 per hour
- Long-term assignment may increase per hour rate
- Teacher (Substitute) - Level 2: $15.38 per hour
- Teacher (Substitute) - Level 3: $14.53 per hour
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the announcement has closed, a review of the application package (resume and supporting documents) will be reviewed for completeness and used to determine whether the qualification and education requirements listed on this announcement have been met.
If a complete application is not submitted, candidates will be marked as having an incomplete application package and the application will not be considered any further.
If the qualification and education requirements are met, candidates' applications may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.
Background checks and security clearance
- Resume -
Personal Information: Full name, mailing address, phone numbers, and email address
Education: Institution name, city, state, degree type, and date degree attained
Work/Volunteer Experience: Position title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and complete address, supervisor's name and phone number, position start and end dates, hours worked per week, rank/grade if military
Other Qualifications: Job-related training courses, skills, certificates, and licenses, honors, awards, and special accomplishments
For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS, IF APPLICABLE:
- Transcripts -
Photocopy of all OFFICIAL transcripts from an accredited college/university. Any transcripts submitted that are not in English will not be considered.
- Teaching Certificate -
Photocopy of current, valid state issued Teaching Certificate. Certificate must be in English.
- Veterans' Preference Documentation -
- If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
- If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
- If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
Note: Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
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.
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.
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
How to Apply:
Candidates must submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section by 11:59 p.m. Central Time (CT) by cutoff date or the closing date of this announcement.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.
- Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account.
- Prompted to Start the Application Process by selecting "Start Application."
- Select or add the resume you want to use for this application. Click here on how to build a resume in USAJOBS.
- Select documents you want included in this application.
- Review package to acknowledge your documents were reviewed.
- Select if you want to include your demographic information.
- After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select "Continue to Agency Site."
- Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.
- Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown.
- Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.
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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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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.
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