About the Position:
This position will serve as the District Superintendent. The principle focus of the District Superintendent is the organization, operation, administration, assessment and support of the schools within the District. This position provides direct supervision and broad professional leadership in designing and implementing programs to increase student achievement within the District.
Vacancies may not be available at all locations listed.
The Superintendent provides leadership, direction, and supervision to school administrators, teachers, and support staff and exercises responsibility for managing and directing programs and activities.
The District Superintendent performs the following functions:
Identify short- and long-range goals consistent with the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan.
Develop District-wide programs within available resources that are designed to meet or exceed the performance, content, and character of high quality school systems in large jurisdictions in the U.S.
Implement systemic evaluation methods to determine progress and accomplishments to include conducting comprehensive evaluations of schools to identify problem areas and to test the validity of policies and procedures.
Plan, direct, and oversee the implementation of system-wide curricula, including the design of the professional development program for District staff.
Review and approve school improvement plans.
Develop a District improvement plan.
Plan and execute a District budget to equitably distribute funds to schools based on education priorities and unique requirements.
Asses the staffing needs of schools to support regular and special education programs.
Review, adjust, and approve future year staffing plans in coordination with the manpower office based on educational programming decisions.
Implement and support technology project planning, infrastructure, administrative support, training, student information, and all functional area systems.
50% or less - Up to 40% Business Travel Required.
Job family (Series)
1710 Education And Vocational Training
Administrators, Education, All Other
Education Administrators, All Other
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 or probationary period may be required.
Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
One year supervisory probation period may be required.
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 may be required to sign a transportation agreement.
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.
You may be required to complete the Antiterrorism Awareness Training.
Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Employment in Foreign Areas and Employee Return Rights. Visit http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025v1230.pdf.
Individuals hired from the Continental United States (CONUS) and their family members (who are US citizens) are required to obtain Official Passports prior to departure to the overseas area.
Individuals assigned to Italy, England, or Korea, are required to obtain a visa to enter these countries.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Who May Apply:
Current DoDEA Competitive Service Employees
Current DoDEA Excepted Service Employees
Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible (PPP DoD MSP)
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.
Basic Requirements for Education Program Administrator:
Education: Master's degree (or higher degree) in educational administration, including 60 hours of graduate credit, with not less than 30 semester hours of graduate credit in professional education coursework, educational administration, curriculum development, educational philosophy and educational supervision.
Master's degree (or higher degree) that included 60 hours of graduate credit, with not less than 30 semester hours of graduate credit in professional education coursework, educational administration, curriculum development and educational supervision.
General Experience: 3 years general experience in teaching, educational research, development of educational materials and aids, education testing, guidance counseling, educational administration, or comparable activities which have clearly demonstrated success in the application of principles, methods, and techniques of education, and provided familiarity with the current developments in education and training.
Specialized Experience: 4 years of specialized experience in a staff or supervisory position which clearly demonstrated the ability to administer school educational programs and to effectively supervise educators and support personnel. At least 1 year of specialized experience must be at a level equivalent to the next lower level. For an Education Program Administrator (District Superintendent), the next lower level is defined as an assistant superintendent; a community superintendent; a supervisory position with district or area-wide curriculum, instruction, assessment or professional development responsibilities; or a principal position. (Note: No more than 1 year of experience in positions that did not involve actual school or educational program 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
Foreign Degrees and Course Work from Non-accredited Institutions. Credits or degrees earned from a foreign college or university must be evaluated prior to acceptance. Three evaluation procedures are acceptable:
the work may be evaluated and interpreted by the International Education Research Foundation, Inc., Credential Evaluation Service, Post Office Box 3665, Culver City, CA 90231-3665 or www.ierf.org/ or 310-258-9451.
the foreign institution that awarded the degree is on a list endorsed by a regionally accredited university or on a list endorsed by a state department of education for the purpose of teacher certification in that state (this procedure will require an English translation of the transcript and a copy of the document awarding the degree, together with an authenticated list produced by an American university or a state department of education); and
the work may be evaluated by the graduate division of a regionally accredited university and declared the equivalent of similar undergraduate or graduate work in a U.S. institution.
Graduates of non-accredited institutions may have their undergraduate work validated by admittance to graduate school and completion of a minimum of 5 semester hours of credit in a regionally accredited graduate college.
Federal employees in Brussels, Belgium and Camp Humphreys, Korea are currently entitled to receive a 30% Post Allowance (COLA).
Federal employees in Kaiserslautern, Germany are currently entitled to receive a 10% Post Allowance (COLA).
Federal employees in Vicenza, Italy, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa and Yokota Air Base, Japan are currently entitled to receive a 25% Post Allowance (COLA).
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.
Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved.
Applicants who have family members with special medical needs should ensure that prior to accepting a position overseas their family members' medical needs can be met. Access to care in a military treatment facility may not be available to civilian employees except on a space available basis. Consequently, host nation medical facilities may be the only care available. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location.
Selectees initially recruited from the United States may receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, home leave, etc. (Subject to approval). Overseas allowances may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and DoDI 1400.25 volume 1250. http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V1250.pdf
Selectees recruited outside the U.S. will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire.
For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position.
The initial length of this overseas tour for Kaiserslautern, Vicenza, Brussels, and Yokota Air Base is 36 months. The initial length of this overseas tour for Kadena Air Base and Camp Humphreys is 24 months.
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 .
This is an Excepted Service position. This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.
You can find more information about this vacancy in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.
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.
Additional Information regarding overseas appointments:
If an employee brings a child to an overseas location and that child is entitled to attend a DoD school on a space-required basis in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 1342.13, the DoDEA and the Military Department responsible for providing related services will ensure that the child, if eligible for special education, receives a free appropriate public education, including related services pursuant to DoDI 1342.12 and DoDM 1342.12.
If an employee brings an infant or toddler (up to 3 years of age) to an overseas location, and that infant or toddler, but for the child's age, is entitled to attend the DoDEA on a space-required basis in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 1342.13, then the Military Department responsible for EIS will provide the infant or toddler with the required EIS in accordance with the eligibility criteria consistent with DoDI 1342.12 and DoDM 1342.12.
If an employee brings a family member to an overseas location who requires medical or dental care, then the employee will be responsible for obtaining and paying for such care. Access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only.
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
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
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 as a DoDEA Employee: Proof of Eligibility . For external applicants 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
Proof of Eligibility to Apply as a Current DoDEA Employee: 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.
Official Transcripts: This position has an individual occupational requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your official transcripts 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.
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