U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Foreign Language Teacher (German/Polish) in Stuttgart, Germany

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Stuttgart, Germany
Work Schedule is Full Time - Temporary NTE Varies

Opened Monday 11/14/2016 (20 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 12/13/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

Serves as a Language Teachers for the Field Support Division of the Directorate of Continuing Education at Stuttgart, Germany 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. Faculty work on teaching teams consisting of six members. A typical eight-hour day includes teaching four to six hours and other duties such as class preparation, adapting teaching materials, checking homework, administering and grading tests. The work schedule is a 40-hour work week, Monday-Friday 7:45 am to 4:45 pm. The duration of courses range between four and six weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.

These positions are in the excepted service. Employment in the excepted service does not confer competitive status to apply to competitive service jobs in the federal civil service.

The position expiration date (not to exceed date) may be extended based on workload and funding availability and is not subject to regulatory time limits.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Non U.S. Citizens

Must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or a valid U.S. work authorization to be considered for this job.


Day-to-day responsibilities include preparation for instruction, collecting and adapting teaching materials, correcting homework, assessing student performance, and counseling students. Teaches customized maintenance and enhancement foreign language courses with the primary goal of improving learners' foreign language proficiency. Works in concert with other faculty and staff in a multi-agency organization. Embraces and exemplifies teamwork and professionalism. Analyzes program effectiveness and student performance. Develops new materials and adapts existing materials. Candidates must demonstrate a solid knowledge in theories, methods, and techniques in foreign language teaching, testing and curriculum development. Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours and travel to other LTD locations where his/her particular language is taught.

Native language proficiency in all skills is required, in addition to strong English communicative skills. Familiarity with sound foreign language teaching methodology, knowledge of learner variables, experience with foreign language curriculum development and knowledge of the government Language Proficiency Scale are essential qualifying factors. Diagnostic Assessment (DA) certification is desirable; however, if the candidate is not currently certified, completion of DA training will be necessary. Must be familiar with or capable of learning the operation of Windows-based desktop computers, to include word processing, Power Point, working with the Internet, and simple database management. The candidate may be expected to teach a flexible schedule and participate in one or two language immersion programs overseas and/or be asked on occasion to travel on MTT missions. The candidate must be able to use Smart Board technology in the classroom and work in a team environment. Experience with foreign language curriculum development is desirable. Must be willing to learn and integrate technology to enhance language instructional programs. The candidate must successfully pass NSA National Security Background check in order to be appointed to this position.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • 5% for School Business
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Ability to speak, read and write fluently in German/Polish.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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.

Experience required:

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

* ASSISTANT PROFESSOR* : Doctoral degree; OR

Master's 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

Master's degree other than above and one year of directly related work; OR

Bachelor's degree andtwo years of 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. 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.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.

For these positions, education may be substituted in lieu of specialized experience as stated above.

Education requirements as stated above must be obtained from an accredited U.S. college or university. Accredited U.S. schools are those recognized by the Department of Education. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. If selected you must submit a college Transcript or a US Equivalency evaluation upon request.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • 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.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Personnel investigation is required.
  • This position requires you to have an Authorization to work in the United States (US). Please upload a copy of your work authorization such as US passport; US passport card or US naturalization certificate; Permanent Resident card; H1B visa.
Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • This position is located at Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
  • Career Program (CP-32).

Salary Range: $57,602.00 to $89,805.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-1701-04/04

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Non Citizens

Control Number: 455911400

Job Announcement Number: WTEY16FPS1846042GM/POLISH