Department of Defense Education Activity 0478 School Nurse in Maxwell AFB, Alabama

Department of Defense Education Activity
Few vacancies in the following locations:
  • Maxwell AFB, AL
  • Fort Benning, GA
  • Fort Campbell, KY
  • Fort Knox, KY
Work Schedule is Intermittent - Excepted Service Temporary NTE 1 school yea

Opened Thursday 9/29/2016 (27 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (66 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members? Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment. Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools!

The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164, for the above position(s) in DDESS Schools.

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a DoD Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two school systems, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS). DoDEA employs more than 15,000 individuals responsible for educating approximately 90,000 students in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The mission of DoDEA is to provide a quality education from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve for the eligible minor family members of DoD military and civilian personnel on official assignments.

There are immediate openings available for School Nurses working intermittent work schedules. Intermittent means on-call, as needed similar to a substitute teacher. Application cut-offs will be the last day of every month, or as needed. Apply now for consideration!


The school nurse is responsible for enhancing the educational process by modifying or removing health related barriers to learning and by promoting student's optimal level of wellness. Performs work which requires a professional knowledge of nursing. Plans, develops, and organizes long and short range goals, objectives, lesson plans, and daily class work in a manner that will ensure adequate coverage within the time frame allotted for the discipline content and skills required to meet approved course outlines and curriculum objectives of the school system. Conducts classroom instruction using modern professional teaching principles, practices and techniques appropriate to the subject matter or grade level(s) of assignment. Maintains a keen awareness of student progress. Determines the need for, develops, and follows through on individual learning programs for students who are having common learning difficulties. Exercises continuous surveillance over the educational welfare of assigned students by working with school counselors, specialists, administrators, and/or school psychologists to resolving learning and behavioral problems of students. Maintains individual and class records. Counsels students on their progress in meeting the goals and objectives established for the class and/or the individual student. Meets and deals independently with other teachers, parents, and guardians concerning student progress and/or problems. Participates in committee activities to review, evaluate, and develop educational materials which will improve the education program or the climate of' the school. May be required to supervise students during outside activities, in the lunchroom, during bus arrivals and departures, etc.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • A background/suitability investigation/determination is required.

Applicants should have a minimum of one year experience as a school nurse or school nurse substitute in a Pre-K-12 school setting.

Applicant must have a bachelors' degree in nursing (BSN)

Applicant must hold current Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by a State Board of Nursing OR a school nurse license issued by a State Board of Education. Current state RN licensure must be provided and maintained throughout employment with DoDEA.

Note: Applicants with a baccalaureate degree in other than nursing AND current RN license will need at least one year school nurse experience.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received 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.


Benefits are not authorized.

Other Information

Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Please ensure you apply for "0478 School Nurse" and "Intermittent" work schedule in the Target Jobs Module. Also, please include the geographic location in the Target Locations Module to receive consideration.

The work schedule is intermittent, meaning similar to a substitute teacher where it would be an on-call, as needed situation when the permanent School Nurse is out.

If you are currently employed by the Federal government, please note that Federal employees can not work more than 80 hours per biweekly pay period.

If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system. Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.

Condition of Employment: Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.

Salary Range: $30.91 to $74.98 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: AD-0610-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 451992700

Job Announcement Number: 16-SE-216