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Sexual Assault Prevention And Response (vict Adv) (sar Wf)

Posted: February 22, 2024 Expired: May 22, 2024
Mission
FULL TIME
1 Year
Duties

A GS-0101-11, SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE (VICT ADV) (SAR WF):

  • Assists victims of sexual assault towards the process of recovery, through advocacy and resource information.
  • Conducts risk assessments of individuals to determine immediate needs and evaluates safety and levels of risks; provides emotional support and guidance to victims in crisis while addressing the individual's needs and desires.
  • Provides crisis intervention in the immediate aftermath of sexual assault and develops safety plans based on initial and ongoing risk assessments.
  • Provide restricted and unrestricted reporting options addressing confidential disclosure and privacy to the victim.
  • Provides referral services at the Wing/BDE State as well as the surrounding communities.
  • Completes required reports/documents on incidents of sexual assault.
  • Assists the State SAPR with entering all Wing/BDE State sexual assault incidents into the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID) IAW DOD and NGB policies and procedures. Assists with DSAID entry for: SAPR Related Inquiries (SRI), Wing/BDE State Training activities, retaliation reports, and CMG minutes.
  • Has primary administrative oversight for entering and tracking all information for volunteer or collateral duty Victim Advocate DSAACP Credentialing and continuing education training via DSAID.
  • Respond to all requests for data request and provide timely reporting to the State SAPR and/or NGB SAPR Program.
  • Conducts assessments, to identify risk factors and assist clients to formulate safety plans; and designs and implements goals and objectives for service plans.
  • Analyzes and evaluates assessment data gathered to provide initial planning and provide follow-up interventions with clients regarding identified risk factors.
  • Maintains active liaison with government and non-government organizations to assure adequate coordinated treatment services.
  • Collaborates with the local court systems and civilian law enforcement agencies regarding sexual assault cases.
  • Uses regulatory guidelines, local laws and precedents to develop and improve on program goals and services.
  • Serves on the Wing/BDE State sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) Case Management team and ensures State SAPR is kept abreast of victim's status/case.
  • Provides input to DPH in the establishment and implementation of local policies and directives pertaining to the Family Advocacy Victim Advocate Program.
  • Facilitates or assists in the planning, scheduling, and delivery of sexual assault prevention and response and interpersonal violence prevention training for all Wing/BDE State personnel, leadership, deploying personnel, volunteer or collateral duty Victim Advocates, and other key functional stakeholders to include annual refresher SAPR training.
  • Coordinates guest speakers, arranges announcements and marketing, and coordinates logistics for the various training activities.
  • Promotes awareness of sexual assault and interpersonal violence prevention in the community by performing outreach activities in the preparation for and implementation of the Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month campaign.
  • Serves as liaison with community agencies and resource providers to implement programs and services regarding advocacy for victims, communication and family cohesiveness and sexual assault.
  • Utilizes an office automation system that uses a word processing software package to develop, edit, and update program service files.
    Reviews current Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) or Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) to ensure they effectively meet the sexual assault or domestic abuse victim's and program's needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements Conditions of Employment
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • A resume and supporting documents must be submitted (see "How to Apply").
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position. The incumbent of this position description must have at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.
  • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
  • Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
  • May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
  • May be required to travel by car, in military and/or commercial aircraft, and by other means of transportation as appropriate to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • This position is designated as Essential and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency/disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days/year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.
  • Required to obtain and maintain receive the DoD mandated Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Credentialing Program (D-SAACP) certification and maintain certification through meeting annual continuing education training requirements.
Qualifications GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences.

or

Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences.

or

Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Must have at least 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Experience, education or training analyzing problems, identifying significant factors, gathering pertinent data and recognizing solutions; preparing reports, plans, policies and various correspondence; evaluating objectives and develop plans to facilitate the availability and effective utilization of various social science resources. Must have knowledge of the organization and its mission and utilized the organizational staff procedures. Experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of social science program operations carried out by administrative or professional personnel, or substantive administrative support functions. Education

Must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

or

Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

or

Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:

The WA National Guard is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. *This is an indefinite position. If an individual employed in the excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will receive an indefinite appointment. If a Reduction-In-Force occurs the indefinite appointee will have no reemployment rights to his/her former position or any other position. If funding level and employee manning levels permit, incumbent may be converted to permanent technician status without further competition.

If you are unable to upload a document online please send the document via email to our WA HRO Distro Box.

  • Benefits

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. You may also be excluded from consideration if you indicate that you are unwilling to accept the lower grade and a determination is made that you are not qualified at the higher grade. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must containyour own words. You may refer to position descriptions, as well as the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed above. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics). NOTE: You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.

  • Knowledge of a wide range of generally accepted practices and procedures associated with victim advocacy, social services delivery systems, principles, and behavioral theories relating to victim advocacy, sexual assault, domestic abuse, and other acts of interpersonal violence
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, executive orders, issues, etc., relating to victim advocacy, sexual assault, domestic abuse, and interpersonal violence
  • Skill in effective development and delivery of sexual assault prevention and response training to a variety of individuals and organizations
  • Ability to employ various methods and techniques typical of a sexual assault and domestic abuse victim advocate program, including crisis intervention, situational assessment, and analyzing the needs of the victim to support/assist them in the resolution of complex problems
  • Ability to function as liaison to Wing/BDE State and community organizations representatives to establish, maintain, and provide effective victim support in a wide variety of situations
  • Ability to provide information and one-on-one assistance to individuals under difficult circumstances using sensitivity, tact, and caring using a wide range of social science principles, practices, and techniques to effectively deal with crisis intervention, the dynamics of sexual assault and domestic abuse, and their effects, and to relate to and build trust with individuals that have faced traumatic and life changing events
  • Ability to coordinate and educate Victim Advocate volunteers
  • Ability to serve as the full time SAPR professional for the Wing/BDE State in the absence of the State SAPR

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package that includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents:
    ***Please note that if you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you MUST include a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP.

    Acceptable documentation of your preference eligibility includes at a minimum:

    • A copy of the PCS orders
    • Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist
    • Your marriage certificate or license (if you are not on the PCS Orders).
    ***Please note that if you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST provide supporting documentation to receive preference.***
    • Completed SF15, etc.
      • DD-214
      • VA Letter

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12321627

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information WA HRO Staffing Section Phone

    253-512-8260

    Email

    [email protected]

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. You are encouraged to reach out to our office to verify that all required application materials have successfully been uploaded prior to the announcement closing. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request
Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package that includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:
***Please note that if you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you MUST include a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP.

Acceptable documentation of your preference eligibility includes at a minimum:

  • A copy of the PCS orders
  • Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist
  • Your marriage certificate or license (if you are not on the PCS Orders).
***Please note that if you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST provide supporting documentation to receive preference.***
  • Completed SF15, etc.
    • DD-214
    • VA Letter

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

CAT 7: U.S. Citizens

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