SOCIAL WORKER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 23, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year (FY) 2017. Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require a 180 day waiver package
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program
  • BASIC REQUIREMENT: Degree: Social Work. Must fulfill all of the requirements for the master's degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this Position:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/social-work-series-0185/

    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, applicants must meet the Specialized Experience requirements.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

    GS-05: Applicants meeting the basic requirements for the master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education qualify for the GS-05.

    GS-07: An applicant meeting the basic requirements of a master's degree in social work AND one year of specialized experience at the GS-05 which includes practice in casework methods and a variety of casework services performed under close supervisory guidance and control for training, such as conducting interviews with clients, relatives, and others to obtain pertinent information to be incorporated in the social case history as background for planning indicated services, develop initial tentative conclusions as to appropriate services, and carry out such services as authorized by the supervisor.

    GS-09: An applicant meeting the basic requirements of a master's degree in social work that included a practicum qualifies as a GS-09 AND one year of specialized experience at the GS-07 which includes professional knowledge of social work practice, principles and theories; knowledge of prevention theory and practice, and conducting interviews to establish the nature and extent of concerns/issues.

    GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level. Specialized experience includes conducting individual and group psychotherapy, and marriage and family counseling; organizing, managing, and administering adult, child and family prevention and outreach services; interviewing clients to establish the nature and extent of concerns/issues, provide professional assistance to them, and determine appropriate referral services/opinions; and in planning and implementing professional community organizational strategies and initiatives; formulating of needs assessments, development of prevention programs, and marketing of developed programs.

    GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience includes providing psychosocial
    evaluation and treatment, group psychotherapy, casework management, consultation services, and discharge planning; discerns when a change in treatment plan is needed and implements appropriate changes or actions; directs patient care, program development, staff development and supervision, training social work interns, and provide information in support of research.

    GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Specialized experience includes experience as the family
    maltreatment focal point/manager, managing day-today clinical operations of the family advocacy program; performs an evaluation of the
    program effectiveness is included as part of the long-range goal to prevent family maltreatment; makes recommendations made from research findings and incident evaluations impact policies and services potentially affecting risks and liabilities.

    GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level. Specialized experience includes experience as the family
    maltreatment focal point/manager, managing day-today clinical operations of the family advocacy program; performs an evaluation of the
    program effectiveness is included as part of the long-range goal to prevent family maltreatment; makes recommendations made from research findings and incident evaluations impact policies and services potentially affecting risks and liabilities.

    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Knowledge of social work practice, principles, and theories.
    2. Knowledge of complex helping systems, such as child and family prevention outreach services, professions, organizations and their
    management and administration.
    3. Skill in conducting interviews to establish the nature and extent of concerns/issues and implementing professional community organization strategies and initiatives.
    4. Ability to apply professional community organization skills related to the formulating of needs assessments, development and marketing of prevention programs.
    5. provides prevention programs and support services aimed at reducing the incidence of family maltreatment among eligible military medical beneficiaries which include: primary and secondary prevention programs; training for other health care professionals and other personnel installation-wide on issues related to the prevention of family maltreatment; and multi-level community organization collaboration.
    6. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.


    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Health Care Occupations for all grades. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to s certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

    This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS 15) (e.g. GS-07 Target GS 15) (e.g. GS-09 Target GS 15). There may be promotion potential up to the GS-15 or equivalent.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS:
    On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

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

    Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

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    Drug test required No


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