Victim Assistance Specialist (MPA) - CSEA Awareness Campaign

Wallops Island, Virginia
Nov 29, 2022
Dec 06, 2022
Full Time

The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical and strategic advice in support of an upcoming DHS campaign to educate the public on the dangers of online child sexual exploitation and abuse. This position will report directly to the Supervisory Campaign Specialist and work closely with campaign and contracting staff.

Assignment responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Support the development and launch of a national public awareness campaign by providing programmatic and subject matter expertise to the campaign team.
  • Identify national victim-centered resources for appropriate audiences to ensure compliance with federal crimes.
  • Assist with developing framework to assess effectiveness of the public outreach materials associated with the campaign.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with external stakeholders, as well as federal, state, and local agencies to understand victim concerns, available resources, and gather information for drafting recommendations to improve the delivery of victim-centered resources.
  • Promote dialogue about campaign by supporting the coordination of forums, stakeholder meetings, and other special engagements.
  • Represent the campaign on inter-agency working groups and at stakeholder engagements.
  • Support the review of campaign materials and communications to ensure consistency with related statutes, regulations, and policies.
  • Prepare comprehensive reviews, briefings, proposed legislation, talking points, policy studies, and special reports to lead and direct program reviews and campaign products.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Working knowledge of victim-centric outreach, principles, practices, laws, and regulations and resources.
  • Experience in effective collaboration with law enforcement, victim advocacy groups and government agencies.
  • Ability to gather and analyze stakeholder feedback to identify strategic engagement opportunities and campaign effectiveness.
  • Skilled in written and oral communication sufficient to prepare reports, to prepare and present findings and recommendations, and to develop policies and procedures.
  • Experience in knowledge management and organizational efficiency.
  • Skilled in organizing or facilitating partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet competing deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate with senior leadership and represent DHS with external partners.
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.