Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist (Chief Of Student Services)

Department Of Defense Alexandria , VA 22313

Posted 2 weeks ago

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About the Position: This position is with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in Alexandria, VA

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) operates as a field activity of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). It is headed by a director who oversees all agency functions from DoDEA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. DoDEA's schools are divided into 3 geographic areas: Europe, the Pacific, and the Americas.

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  • Monitor implementation of Special Education, ESOL, Advanced Academic Programs and Services and Student Services Programs (including counseling and health services).

  • Develop goals and standards for program areas to support continuous improvement.

  • Provide structures and processes needed to support and facilitate the development of each educator?s capacity to deliver curriculum to students in program areas of special education, ESOL, Advanced Academic Programs and Services, and Student Services

  • Provide leadership over all school programs related to special education, ESOL, advanced academic programs and services, and student services

  • Provides authoritative advice and guidance to senior officials on all matters related to development, planning and implementation of the program areas.

  • Plans and schedules work to be accomplished by subordinates.

  • Provides oversight for design and implementation of policy and support for program areas.

  • Identify training needs and participates in developing staff training programs.

  • Develop advanced plans for changing procedures and operational concepts.

  • Evaluates Special Education, ESOL, Advanced Academic Programs and Services, and Student Services (counseling and health services) Programs and provides analysis services for new, proposed, or existing curricular initiatives

  • Monitor the quality of program services to ensure compliance with professional quality assurance standards; compliance with applicable laws and policies; and assures effective use of resources

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1750 Instructional Systems

  • 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.

  • 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 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 able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

  • 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 will be required to fill out and submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08).


Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

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:

Degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the work of the position to be filled. The course work must have included study in at least four of the following five areas:

  • Learning theory, psychology of learning, educational psychology: Study of learning theories as they relate to the systematic design, development, and validation of instructional material.

  • Instructional design practices: Study of the principles and techniques used in designing training programs, developing design strategy and models, and applying design methods to the improvement of instructional effectiveness.

  • Educational evaluation: Study of the techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional/educational programs, including developing written and performance tests and survey instruments, and determining reliability and validity of evaluation instruments.

  • Instructional product development: Study of the techniques appropriate for developing training materials, including identifying learner characteristics, specifying objectives, applying training strategy, validating training materials, and evaluating training.

  • Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training, including selecting appropriate computer software.

Some positions in this series may specialize in one or two functional areas, where more specific academic preparation may be necessary. For such positions, agencies may require course work in the applicable functional area(s) as part of the above-required 24 semester hours.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience is defined as developing strategic improvement plans; designing professional learning for educators, and utilizing technology for both team management and program development. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14).

Education Substitution: Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience above in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualifications requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Accountability

  • Instructional Design

  • Instructional Program Evaluation


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:

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Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist (Chief Of Student Services)

Department Of Defense