Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocate
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
Fort Meade is located almost midway between the cities of Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC and is home to approximately 16,000 military personnel along with about 31,000 civilian employees. Approximately 6,000 family members reside on post. Fort Meade is virtually a city in itself, with a modern exchange mall, a commissary, and state of the art fitness centers, historical library, jogging trails, RV Park and much more. Army employees at Fort Meade enjoy other privileges such as use of the fitness centers, child and youth care center, employee assistance programs, Post Museum, Thrift Shop, discounted tickets for some community events and jogging trails.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
- Occasional Travel
- Position may require 10% travel away from home station
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
To qualify for this position applicants must possess BOTH the basic requirements and specialized experience.
A. Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. 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.
C. 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.
IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENT:
To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: screening victims of domestic violence, developing appropriate safety plan of assistance/intervention, and providing services to victims of domestic violence and families such as crisis intervention, medical treatment and information on legal rights. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).
Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Knowledge of Crisis Intervention
- Ability to provide Community Outreach
- Ability to communicate orally
- Ability to communicate in writing
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as Psychology.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index/.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this documentation in your application package.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- This position has specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age on a recurring basis.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Must be able to satisfactorily complete all pre-employment checks in accordance with (IAW) Army Directive 2014-23 required prior to placement in the position.
- Must be able to participate in 24-hour rotational emergency coverage; however you will not be on-call for more than 2 consecutive weeks at one time.
- This position required you to obtain and maintain a Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquires (CNACI) to include the Department of Justice National Sex Offenders Registry, Army Family Advocacy Program Central Registry, and Army Criminal Investigation Command/Crime Records Center prior to appointment and thereafter.