About the Position: Serves as a Russian language teacher at the Undergraduate Russian School (URU) 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.
This job is open to
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
US Citizens and Non-US Citizens with valid US Work Authorization
- 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.
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 English fluently.
- Able to speak, read and write in Russian fluently.
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Non-US Citizens with valid US Work Authorization
POSITION WILL BE FILLED AT ONE RANK: Instructor AD-1701-02
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.
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 after 6 months. Upon subsequent selection, retesting is allowed only once.
You must submit a 300-word HANDWRITTEN essay in Russian. 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
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
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