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U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Foreign Language Teacher - Chinese Mandarin (Instructor) in Monterey, California

Summary About the Position: Serves as a Chinese Mandarin language teacher for the Undergraduate Chinese School (UCM) or Undergraduate Chinese Russian School (UCR) at the Presidio of Monterey. 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. Responsibilities Teachers employ computer skills to organize data and teaching materials. 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. Faculty members are expected to stay abreast of current foreign language teaching theories and methods. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications All qualified applicants who apply no later than midnight, May 26, 2024, will receive first consideration. Those who apply after May 26, 2024, will receive consideration during the next cut-off period. If you are referred and not selected or receive a letter indicating, 'you were ineligible because of missing documents,' you may modify your application package for this job announcement to receive further re-consideration. Who May Apply: US Citizens and Non-US Citizens with valid US Work Authorization This position is a TERM time limited position; tenure track. The initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 24 months, and may be extended upon mission, funding and management discretion. Applicants who do not possess a current, valid U.S. work authorization may not be appointed for 24months, but will receive an appointment aligned to their work authorization status, to include those who may only be appointed for less than one year, who will receive a TEMPORARY Tenure 0 (Adjunct) appointment. Employees on Temporary (Adjunct) appointments are not eligible to participate in Federal Employees Retirement (FERS), Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) and life insurance benefits. POSITION WILL BE FILLED AT ONE RANK: AD-1701-02 Instructor 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 work experience and education level (degree and year awarded); official transcripts/foreign transcript evaluation will be requested upon selection. Must be able to speak, read and write in Chinese Mandarin fluently. Must be able to speak, read and write in English fluently. Instructor: bachelor's degree in any discipline. 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 against an open vacancy announcement after 6 months if they wish to be considered again. If selected again, retesting is allowed only once. You must submit a 300-word HANDWRITTEN essay in Chinese Mandarin. You must also include a 300-word 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. 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 - General Schedule Qualification Policies (opm.gov) and Home | U.S. Department of Education 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: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications | International Affairs Office (ed.gov) Additional Information About the area: Monterey has an extremely high cost of living and is a spectacular coastal community in northern California with a temperate climate year-round. Visitors from around the world come to Monterey to experience its natural beauty, cultural resources, and rich historic past. Located 115 miles south of San Francisco and 350 miles north of Los Angeles, the city features a dazzling waterfront along the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a lush urban forest, and a rich array of historic and cultural resources. Please visit http://www.monterey.org 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 US Citizenship or valid authorization to work in the United States (US). One of the following documents are proof of valid US Work Authorization: US Passport, Permanent Resident Card, US Naturalization Certificate, US Birth Certificate, H1B, etc.). One year trial 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 - Training, Capabilities and Doctrine Warfighting Developers position You may claim military spouse preference. If an MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. 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.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. 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.). Recruitment and Relocation incentives may be authorized.