SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION & RESPONSE SPECIALIST (TITLE 32)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Dec 01, 2022
Closes
Dec 08, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION & RESPONSE SPECIALIST (TITLE 32), GS-0101-11 assists victims of sexual assault and domestic violence towards the process of recovery, through advocacy and resource information. For SAPR sexual cases, the victim advocate will operate under the supervision of the State SAPR performing duties which include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, safety planning, referral, ongoing non-clinical support, and serves as a resource on available options to assist victims in making informed decisions regarding reporting options and care. For Domestic Violence cases, the Victim Advocate will operate under the guidance and direction of the Director of Psychological Health (DPH)/Behavioral Health Officer (BHO) developing an appropriate plan of assistance and intervention which provides for the safety of the victim and their family members. Cases are assigned from a variety of sources to include self-sought services and referrals from SAPR hotlines, local domestic violence agencies, training classes, Wing/BDE/JFHQ-State identification, investigator identification, and medical or mental health provider identification. Provides continuity of care and ensures coordination with all applicable National Guard functions, State SAPR and DPH. During medical and investigation procedures court/administrative proceedings, and related processes. 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 or domestic violence/abuse 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/JFHQ-State as well as the surrounding communities. Analyzes and evaluates assessment data gathered to provide initial planning and provide follow-up interventions with clients regarding identified risk factors. Develops and maintains a relationship with families through case closure making appropriate modifications to safety planning as needed. Maintains active liaison with government and non-government organizations to assure adequate coordinated treatment services. Collaborates with the local court systems, child welfare and civilian law enforcement agencies regarding family maltreatment and/or sexual assault cases. Provides community liaison and referral services with Wing/BDE/JFHQ-State and community agencies and staff to include Wing and JFHQ-State Staff Judge Advocate, local Mental Health agencies, local shelters, civilian crisis centers, and various other community service providers. Uses regulatory guidelines, local laws and precedents to develop and improve on program goals and services.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This is a National Guard dual status technician position which requires military membership.


Qualifications

THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE REPRESENTED BY THE CONTENTS OF YOUR RESUME.
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IF YOU USE YOUR OWN RESUME PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU INCLUDE THE BEGINNING AND ENDING DATES (MONTH AND YEAR) FOR ALL JOBS LISTED IN YOUR RESUME.A MINIMALLY QUALIFIED APPLICANT WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING:

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least ONE(1) year 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.

This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the DC National Guard.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:
You must meet the minimum military rank as specified in this announcement. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a DC Army or Air National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. Applicants applying to this position who exceed the maximum military grade listed on this job announcement MUST submit a statement in writing that they are willing to take an administrative reduction in grade to the advertised military grade on the job announcement for which applying. Applicants who exceed the military grade will NOT be placed into the technician position until they have been administratively reduced to the military grade on the job announcement. Please note that exceeding the maximum rank does not automatically qualify you for consideration. Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement.

The National Guard's full-time support program requires that all military technicians are members of the National Guard and are appointed to full-time positions which correspond to their military assignments. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership.

MILITARY RANK REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Military Rank
: SSG/E-6
Maximum Military Rank: SGM/E-9

Education

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience : In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown in the table for Professional and Scientific Positions.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 (4) 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 ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .