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Department of Defense Education Activity Mixed Teacher/Specialist Position in Sigonella Sicily, Italy

Summary About the Position: Federal employees in Sigonella, Italy are currently entitled to receive a 20% Post Allowance (COLA) in addition to the base salary. This position is covered by the Overseas Federation of Teachers (OFT) bargaining unit. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in applying, please follow this link: https://webapps.dodea.edu/eas/login.cfm DO NOT apply via USAJOBS. Applications submitted to USAJOBS WILL NOT receive consideration. Responsibilities Develop lesson plans independently within the framework of approved curriculum standards, course outlines, texts, and guidelines. Support students to meet or exceed grade-level standards. Create school climate conductive to learning, achievement, and citizenship. Maintain individual and class records using the school information system. Participate in DoDEA system-wide assessments programs. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education 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. This is a Permanent, Full-Time Speech/Language Pathologist & Mild/Moderate Learning Impaired Elementary Teacher position at Sigonella Elementary School. This recruitment is for SY 24/25. Who May Apply: Current Permanent DoDEA Educators and U.S. Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education 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 Academic Preparation and Requirements. A baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association is required. Academic preparation of at least 40 semester hours (SH) in general education course work distributed over such fields as English, history, social studies, mathematics, fine arts, languages, science, philosophy, and psychology is required. In addition, a minimum of 18 SH of professional teacher education course work in such areas as learning process, tests and measurement, educational philosophy, psychology, social foundations, methods of teaching and curriculum applicable to the type and level of the position for which applying is required. All educators applying for elementary classroom teaching positions must possess 24 semester hours of elementary education course work, inclusive of the required elementary methods. No second teacher category is required, except where noted. The minimum qualification standards are as follows: 0420 Teacher, Mild/Moderate Learning Impaired, Elementary: A major in special education or a minimum of 30 semester hours in special education is required. Course work may include diagnostic-prescriptive type instruction, curriculum based assessment and instruction, remediation activities, educable mentally disabled and behavior disorders. 0472 Teacher, Speech/Language Pathologist: A master's degree in speech/language pathology is required. Course work should include training in basic audiology and speech disorders. A SLP license issued by a State Board of Health will be only be accepted IF the applicant has completed a SLP internship in a school setting OR they have 7+ years of SLP work experience in a school setting. Otherwise, the Praxis I tests are required OR the applicant must obtain a SLP license issued by a State Board of Education. A second category is not required. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Education Foreign Degrees and Course Work from Non-accredited Institutions. 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: a. The work must be evaluated and interpreted by a current member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). This website provides a list of current organizations who can perform your evaluation. You must select and work directly with one of these organizations. b. 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 c. 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 SH of credit in a regionally accredited graduate college. Additional Information DoDEA Employment Application System (EAS)- To apply go to: https://webapps.dodea.edu/app_banner/banner.cfm?return_url=../EAS/&app=EAS EAS allows educators seeking employment with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) the ability to submit and manage their applications in an online environment. EAS provides the applicant the ability to update their information each year. All DoDEA educator applicants may view their applications online and make changes to their application at any time. To view your application: - View application: click here Once your complete application is received (via EAS) and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview as vacancies occur. - Once there, log on as a returning user (not as a new applicant) with your user name and password. - Username - your last name and last 4 digits of your social security number, e.g. smith0000 - Password - whatever you chose (if you forgot your password, you can click on "Forgot Your Password" on the login screen under returning user). The following documents must be uploaded to your online EAS application. You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete. 1. Online EAS application - Required 2. *Transcripts - Required 3. Copy of State or Territory Certification/License or DoDEA License 4. Eligibility documentation (SF-50, DD-214, etc.) - If applicable to you (Eligibility documentation may contain: Copy of latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicant has current or previous Federal civil service experience. *Photocopy of all college/university transcripts (front and back) with announcement number stated on them. To receive the maximum allowable credit you must include all transcripts (front and back) for each degree earned to include any additional courses currently in progress. Any transcripts submitted that are not in English or not official will be removed from the application and will not be considered. (Transcripts must be in English). Applicants claiming 5-point veteran's preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (copy member 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Applicants claiming 10-point veteran's preference must submit DD-214 and Standard Form 15, form available online under forms at http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf). Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as the required documentation indicated on the SF-15. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the agency's inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement. Note: Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above and failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.

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