Positions are open to all U.S. citizens and other individuals eligible for or holding valid / current U.S. work authorizations. U.S. citizenship is not required for employment at DLIFLC. However, proof of work authorization must be submitted with the application. A limited number of H1B visas are sponsored by DLIFLC for qualified candidates in the necessary languages.
You will need to follow all instructions very carefully when applying for a teaching vacancy and or staff position at DLIFLC or the Garrison. You may have to fill out additional questionnaires or a declaration for federal employment. For specific questions please call: (831) 272-4DLI (4354)
- Language Evaluation: The minimum required English proficiency is a LEVEL 2 and the minimum proficiency for the language to be taught is a LEVEL 3 in speaking as defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Skill-Level descriptions, found at the government ILR website. Recommended applicants are only required to take formal language tests to determine their language proficiency. If you are selected to be tested, you will receive a call from the DLIFLC Testing Division.
- All language tests are performed telephonically. If you fail any portion of the language tests you will be disqualified from further consideration and your file will be retired. You may reactivate your file after six months. Retesting is only allowed once and is at the discretion of the Faculty Personnel System Office.
- Foreign degrees: If you have a degree from a non-U.S. educational institution it will need to be evaluated in order for your application to be considered. DLIFLC accepts evaluations performed by below specified members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Please contact one of NACE members from this list to have your foreign degree evaluated.
Courses are taught six hours per day, five days a week, with the exception of federal holidays and training holidays. The duration of courses ranges from 26 to 64 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language. Classes begin and graduate nearly each week, requiring instructors to either teach or prepare for lessons during an eight-hour period each day, Monday through Friday.
DLIFLC employs about 2,000 international faculty members, 98 percent of whom are native speakers of the languages they teach. More than 40 percent of the instructors hold an M.A. degree, while 16 percent hold a Ph.D. The DLIFLC faculty represents a wide variety of accomplishments and experience. There are a number of musicians, authors, artists, and educators, while some were formerly government or military officials in their native lands.
In addition to the civilian workforce, several hundred military personnel participate in or provide support for DLIFLC’s academic activities. The military permanent party personnel assigned to the DLIFLC represent the four branches of the U.S. Armed Services.
Aside from teaching in the classroom instructors also work on curriculum and faculty development projects and write new curricula for DLIFLC’s accelerated learning environment. Many instructors have an opportunity to work in a variety of capacities, in test development, as immersion language coordinators or academic specialists. Instructors also engage in distance learning or are sent to other locations as a part of instructor Mobile Training Teams to support military linguists or prepare deploying forces by teaching basic language and cultural familiarization courses.
DLIFLC employees are public servants. Public service is a public trust, and to protect that trust it is necessary that government employees uphold the highest ethical standards. To familiarize yourself with the standards of ethical conduct for the employees of the executive branch, please read this document.
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Federal law makes Federal agencies responsible for preventing prohibited personnel practices and ensuring that employees are informed of their rights and remedies under 5 USC Chapter 23 (Merit System Principles) and 5 USC Chapter 12 (creates and defines roles of the Merit System Protection Board and US Office of Special Counsel (OSC)). To assist with compliance, OSC established a certification program.
More information can be found on the OSC website.