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Fort Rucker, / 07 Mar 2023 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) FULL_TIME

About the Position:

There is currently one vacancy located at Ellis Parker Elementary School, Fort Rucker, Alabama with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). This announcement may be used to fill future potential vacancies at any of the elementary and middle schools in the Georgia/Alabama community with DoDEA.
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Accepting applications

Open & closing dates
03/07/2023 to 03/14/2023

$108,177 - $145,224 per year

Pay scale & grade
AD 00

few vacancies in the following locations:
  • Fort Rucker, AL

    Maxwell AFB, AL

    Fort Benning, GA
  • Remote job

Telework eligible

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes-You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Appointment type
Permanent -

Work schedule
Full-time -


Promotion potential

Job family (Series)
1710 Education And Vocational Training

Supervisory status

Security clearance

Drug test

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Announcement number

Control number

This job is open to

Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.

The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Uses student achievement data and related data to make decisions regarding the school improvement plan, teacher professional development requirements, and programmatic changes.
  • Establishes DoDEA educator performance elements and evaluates teacher work.
  • Initiates communications between school administration, students, teachers, parents, the local community, and base offices that provide services to the school and/or staff.
  • Serves as the responsible officer for all government-owned or leased property assigned to the school.


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.
  • Two year trial period may be required.
  • Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • Two year supervisory probation period may be required.
  • This position requires a Tier 3 (T3) investigation with Childcare Checks since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • You will be required to sign a mobility agreement, be available for worldwide placement, and be willing to rotate to any DoDDS or DDESS location.


Who May Apply:

U.S. Citizens
Current Competitive Service Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Civilian Employee
Current Excepted Service Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Employee

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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.

Minimum Education Requirements for a Principal:

A Master's, EDS or Doctorate's degree in Education Administration or a Master's degree inclusive of 45 semester hours of graduate credit with a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit in school administration, curriculum development, and supervision of instruction (or similar supervision related course work).
***Applicants must provide ALL copies of OFFICIAL Bachelor's and Master's transcripts (include EDS and Doctorate's if applicable).

In addition to the requirements listed above, you must also meet the requirements listed below:

General Experience Requirements for a Principal: A minimum of three years of successful classroom teaching, specialist, or other professional educator experience at the Pre-K -12 level is required.

Specialized Experience Requirements for a Principal: A minimum of two years appropriate experience (elementary and/or secondary) in a staff or supervisory position which clearly demonstrated the ability to administer school educational programs and to effectively supervise educators and support personnel. No more than one year of experience in positions that did not involve actual school administration will be credited as specialized experience.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Human Capital Management
  • Instructional Program Administration
  • Learning and Program Evaluation
  • Partnering

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:

Additional information

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Be advised that effective Jan. 1 2018, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, most civilian employee relocation allowances became taxable. The Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) reimburses eligible employees for the additional Federal, State, and local income taxes incurred as a result of receiving taxable travel income. RITA does not apply to new government employees or employees returning from an overseas assignment for the purpose of separation from Government service. For more information, visit
  • 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.
  • For more information on salary schedules for DoDEA Americas Administrator positions, please visit: DoDEA Americas Administrator Salary Schedule
  • This is not a bargaining unit position.
  • Applicants with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should notify David Walton [email protected]

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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.
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.

Basis for Rating - To compete with U.S. Citizens: Qualified candidates will be ranked based on their level of experience. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants with no preference with the same ratings. Points will be added to an applicant's score if entitled to preference.

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As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

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
  • SF-50. If you are a current Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50. For additional information, please review the required documents listed in the announcement questionnaire.
  • License or Certification: If this position requires a job-related licensure or certification, you MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. To determine if this position requires a job-related licensure or certification, please review the Qualifications section listed above.
  • Official Transcripts: Failure to provide copies of all applicable transcripts will result in disqualification due to incomplete application. You must scan, upload and attach legible photocopies of the following official transcripts:
  • Bachelor's Transcript
  • Master's Transcript. This transcript is required IF it applies to you.
  • EDS Transcript. This transcript is required IF it applies to you.
  • Doctorate's transcript. This transcript is required IF it applies to you.
NOTE: Transcripts must include the date and degree was conferred. Transcripts without this information will not be reviewed and will result in disqualification. Your transcripts must clearly identify coursework required for the position you are applying for. Transcripts submitted in other languages other than English must include an official translation or will not be considered. Computer print-outs of transcripts, links to transcripts, grade reports, copies of degree diplomas or certificates, illegible copies and unofficial copies of transcripts will not be acceptable. Receipt of these documents will result in automatic disqualification.

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.
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