Foreign Language Teacher - Russian (Assistant Professor)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Oct 08, 2019
Closes
Oct 16, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: Serves as a Russian language teacher for the Extension Programs Division of the Directorate of Continuing Education at Ft. Meade, MD Language Training Detachment. The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) offers foreign language instruction in more than two dozen languages on a schedule that extends throughout the year. Courses are taught six hours per day, five days a week, with the exception of federal holidays and training holidays.
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Responsibilities

  • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offers an intensive student-centered environment with diverse opportunities for faculty development.
  • Faculty members teach listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as geopolitical, economic and social issues, in an immersion based environment.
  • Teachers integrate technology in the classroom and in homework assignments.
  • Faculty members employ resources such as Smart Boards, the Internet, iPods, and Tablet PCs.
  • Teachers employ computer skills to organize data and teaching materials.
  • Faculty members are expected to stay abreast of current foreign language teaching theories and methods.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Able to speak, read and write in Russian fluently.
  • Able to speak, read and write in English fluently.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Non-US Citizens with valid U.S. Work Authorization.

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. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED AT ONE RANK: Assistant Professor (indicated as level 04)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Doctoral degree

OR:

Masters degree with a major or minor in Foreign Language Education, Teaching English As a Second/Foreign Language (TESOL/TEFL), Linguistics, Language (English included), Literature, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Translation & Interpretation, Cross-Cultural Studies, or Educational Administration.

OR:

Masters degree other than above and one year of directly related work

OR:

Bachelor's degree and two years of directly related work.

DIRECTLY RELATED WORK :Formal classroom instruction of a language foreign to the students at high school level or above. Formal classroom instruction normally includes such activities as class preparation, course preparation/modification, testing, tutoring, and counseling in a structured, education environment.

Experience with foreign language curriculum development is desirable.

Must be willing to learn and integrate technology to enhance language instructional programs.Diagnostic Assessment (DA) certification is desirable; however, if the candidate is not currently certified, completion of DA training will be necessary.

You must submit a 300-word HANDWRITTEN essay in the Russian Target language. You must also include a HANDWRITTEN English translation of the essay. Essay topic is how your background, education and training has prepared you to be a foreign language teacher. NOTE: Typed essays are NOT acceptable. The essay is not used to evaluate work experience, only for the purpose of evaluating the language writing proficiency.

You must also provide at a minimum of three professional references with your application packet. Please note: Letters of recommendation will not be forwarded to management, you must provide three professional references; to include name, title, email address and/or phone number.

If selected, applicant must pass a language proficiency test (OPI)

LANGUAGE EVALUATION:The minimum English proficiency is a Level 2 in speaking. The minimum proficiency for the language to be taught is a Level 3 in speaking. If a dialect is required, the minimum proficiency is also Level 3. The proficiency levels are defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level descriptions and can be viewed at http://www.govtilr.org. Failure of any portion of the language tests will disqualify applicants for a period of 6 months. Applicants may re-apply after 6 months. Upon subsequent selection, retesting is allowed only once.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Computer Skills
  • Foreign Language
  • Oral Communication
  • Teaching Others
  • Writing


Education

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or valid authorization to work in the United States (U.S). One of the following documents are proof of valid U.S. Work Authorization: U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card, US Naturalization Certificate, US Birth Certificate, H1B, etc.).
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP)-32 position.
  • NOTICE OF VETERANS PREFERENCE: Department of Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attached supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty") to their submissions. Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim 10-Point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and supporting documents required for specific type of preference claimed. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-Point Preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov .).
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf for more information.
  • 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 .


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.

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.

Basis for Rating: Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be evaluated for basic qualification requirements as described in this vacancy announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

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. This includes submission of a 300 word handwritten essay in Russian and a handwritten English translation of the essay.

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 may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. 300-word HANDWRITTEN essay in Russian, to include a HANDWRITTEN English Translation:
  • Essay topic is how your background, education and training has prepared you to be a foreign language teacher. NOTE: Typed essays are NOT acceptable. The essay is not used to evaluate work experience, only for the purpose of evaluating the language writing proficiency.
3. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

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.