### Department of Defense Education Activity

#### 1 vacancy in the following location:

* Yokota Air Base, Japan

##### Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/31/2016 (0 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/7/2016 (7 day(s) away)

## Job Overview

### Summary

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) PACIFIC is currently seeking candidates for following Instructional Systems Specialists (ISS) position:

**Educational Technologist**- 1 vacancy at Japan District Superintendent's Office (JDSO), Yokota Air Base, Japan.

DoDEA, through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence.

DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents. DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Visit our website at www.dodea.edu for more information!

The Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS) having both leadership and professional development expertise, will work as a colleague across and within school(s) to serve as a consultant, coach, collaborator, presenter, and facilitator to support school and teacher implementation of College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for teaching and learning. The ISS will focus on school and classroom professional learning to expand and refine the understanding and implementation of CCRS and research-based, innovative practice that yields student achievement.

ISS's are highly accomplished, well-respected, and experienced educators. ISS's must have credibility with leadership and teachers, and the skills to work across the school(s) as well as the skills to coach and mentor one on one, manage several roles in order to oversee the broader professional learning effort in school(s).

**Selection priority will be granted to current DODEA Educators**

### Duties

The Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS) having both leadership and professional development expertise, will work as a colleague across and within school(s) to serve as a consultant, coach, collaborator, presenter, and facilitator to support school in achieving student success.

ISS's are highly accomplished, well-respected, and experienced educators. ISS's must have credibility with leadership and teachers, and the skills to work across the school(s) as well as the skills to coach and mentor one on one, manage several roles in order to oversee the broader professional learning effort in school(s).


*The incumbent's primary focus is to ensure that technology purchased or developed supports the curriculum. The incumbent represents the program at the district level and develops policies that affect all technology integration.

*Assists in assessing the system wide effectiveness of technology use in the classroom including K-12 technology programs. Works laterally with teaching and learning, curriculum, procurement, and IT to ensure that technologies meet policy requirements and the needs of students and teachers.

*Coordinates with curriculum staff to develop agency goals and standards in the specified teaching area(s), including those that support the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan and specifically the DoDEA Technology Plan.

*Integrates data from needs assessments, accreditation reports, and the information gleaned in observation into comprehensive needs statements for the educational technology as a basis for the professional development directly related to the standards-based curricular system.

*Provides input to inform strategic planning in the area of technology support for curricular areas. Identifies training needs in all disciplines with relation to collaboration and effective technology integration.

*Collaborates and trains school-leaders in methods for implementing and maintaining effective instruction and assessment through technology integration both in the existing curriculum and in initiatives for curriculum improvement.

*Presents information on programs and provides reports on technology initiatives to the District Superintendent and field personnel concerning program and curriculum/performance standards, and instructional materials.

*Provides training of District employees on the use of their own workplace technology and support for integration of technologies associated with the various curriculum areas.

*Provides policy guidance for student data privacy, central instructional systems, and acceptable use of technology.

*Facilitates application of acceptable use standards, digital citizenship guidance, and specific policy for instruction on technology related systems.

*Reinforces policy and completes planning for technology hardware and software implementation and training.

*Represents Educational Technology in District meetings as needed relating to the areas of educational expertise.

*Incumbent has Contract Officer Representative responsibilities (COR) for multiple contracts which includes developing Statements of Work, monitoring contracts to ensure technical services are provided; training is provided and ensure materials or products purchased are received in accurate and timely manner.

### Travel Required

* Occasional Travel
* As needed to attend meetings and/or trainings.

### Relocation Authorized

* Yes
* Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) may be authorized. Relocation incentive is not authorized.

## Job Requirements

### Key Requirements

* You must be a U.S. Citizenship
* Successful National Agency Check with Inquiries (Childcare NACI/CNACI)
* As a condition of employment, a mobililty agreement is required.
* Successful State Criminal History Records (SCHR) check
* Participation in direct deposit/electronic fund transfer
* Pre-appointment physical examination for overseas appointments

### Qualifications

**Minimum Education Requirement:**

A Master's degree in the field of **Education is required** for all Instructional System Specialist (ISS) positions.

The course work must have included study in **at least three of the following five areas**:

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Computers in education and training: Study of the application of computers in education and training.

**Specialized Experience Requirement (5 years):**

Specialized experience is experience gained in teaching, educational research, development of educational materials and aids, educational testing, guidance counseling, educational administration, or comparable activities in an elementary and/or secondary school, which has clearly demonstrated success in the application of principles, methods, and techniques of education and familiarity with current developments in PreK-12th grade education and training. **This experience must have been in a content area specific to the ISS position. **

***Professional Licensure/Certification Requirement***

Applicants must be currently certified or certifiable under the current DoDEA standards as a School Educational Technologist (category 0485). A second certification is required. http://www.dodea.edu/Offices/HR/employment/categories/index.cfm.

### Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

## Additional Information

### What To Expect Next

Applicants will receive an email acknowledgement notifying that the online questionnaire has been successfully received. Receipt of this email does not confirm receipt of the other required documentation such as: resume, copies of official transcripts, SF-50, etc. or any other required documents as listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement


Working for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition, overseas employees receive a housing allowance (see section titled "Information for Overseas Positions" for more information).

The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here:


Flexible Spending Accounts: http://www.fsafeds.gov

Health Insurance: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Life Insurance: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance: http://www.ltcfeds.com

Retirement Program: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.gov

Payment for travel and transportation expenses is authorized. This includes government paid air transportation travel, shipment of household goods, and/or temporary storage; and temporary lodging upon arrival of overseas.

### Other Information

* **A Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or housing allowance may be provided in addition to salary**. The LQA is provided to eligible employees for leased quarters in lieu of Government provided housing and is intended to cover the average cost of rent, utilities and other allowable expenses. A maximum LQA is established for each post abroad based on the employee's grade, quarter's group and family size. For more information on overseas allowances and benefits, please visit: https://hq-w4.dodea.edu/lqarates/lqarates.htm.
* Also provided is a post allowance which is a cost-of-living allowance granted to full-time employees officially stationed at a post in a foreign area where the cost of living, exclusive of quarters costs, is substantially higher than in Washington, D.C. For specific allowance rates visit:http://www.dodea.edu/offices/hr/employees/allowances/rates/htm
* Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.
* Locality rates of pay in the Continental United States (CONUS) will not be used for pay setting when transferring to an overseas foreign area.
* Medical Care: 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.
* **Special Education Services**: DoDEA provides education including special education to children of DoD civilians who are eligible to attend DoDEA Europe and DoDEA Pacific schools. However, most schools are not staffed for all special needs. For additional information, please contact the DoDEA, Student Services Branch at (571) 372-1872.
* **The initial overseas tour of duty is two or three years depending on the location.**
* 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 (http://cpol.army.mil/library/permiss/2801ss.html).

*Salary Range:* $59,340.00 to $104,615.00 / Per Year

*Series & Grade:* TP-1750-00/00

*Promotion Potential:* 00

*Supervisory Status:* No

*Who May Apply:* US Citizens and Status Candidates

*Control Number:* 454768300

*Job Announcement Number:* 16-063-JA-TR-1835629

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