Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Washington, D.C
Sep 10, 2020
Sep 17, 2020
Program Manager
Full Time


The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the designated program manager of sexual assault victim support services, oversees local implementation and execution of the SAPR Program, and ensures comprehensive victim services are provided through a coordinated community response.
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  • Implements the SAPR program in the assigned AOR and conducts ongoing assessment of its consistency and effectiveness.
  • Communicates directly with the installation Commander to provide regular updates and assist the Commander with meeting SAPR Program requirements.
  • Assist Installation and Fleet Commanders in their AOR, as assigned, in executing the goals of the SAPR Program, and may be required to provide Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) duties and responsibilities in a deployed environment.
  • Identifies program needs, challenges and presents recommendations and assistance to influence policy compliance issues. Stays abreast of Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DON), and CNIC policies, and interprets/articulates their meaning, priorities and intent.
  • Assist with preparations for visits from inspecting authorities.
  • Co-chairs the sexual assault Case Management Group and ensures all unrestricted reports of sexual assault are presented monthly until transfer/closure and assures that the needs and concerns of the victim are met and shared with the commanding authorities.
  • Interfaces with military and civilian agencies to identify resources and services to promote availability of victim support systems. Liaises with cognizant departments/agencies (e.g., medical, base security, Naval Criminal Investigation Service, Victims' Legal Counsel and chaplains to facilitate a team approach in sexual assault cases.
  • Ensures collection of data in compliance with policies and guidance.
  • Provides consultation support for installation-specific arrangements (i.e., Memorandums of Agreement or Understanding to facilitate the timely exchange of information between installation victim support agencies and other commands/activities on cases involving sexual assault of service members and their adult dependents, civilians, and contractors, while ensuring compliance with Navy Confidentiality Policy.
  • Facilitates the development and collaboration of installation SAPR public awareness campaigns to include planning of local events.
  • Develops and maintains a current and comprehensive file of Navy and civilian resources for victims of sexual assault.
  • Collaborates with local community crisis counseling centers to augment or enhance the installation SAPR Program.
  • Trains commands, SAPR Victim Advocates (VAs), Unit SAPR VAs, and others as requested utilizing standardized curriculum provided by CNIC Headquarters SAPR.
  • Ensures command SAPR personnel are properly trained to provide briefings to commands that include proper reporting procedures, maintaining victim confidentiality, and available victim support services.
  • Documents and maintains current records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), as required.
  • Tracks the status of the SAPR Program within their AOR to include, issues, trends, areas needing improvement, effectiveness of local case management, and installation climate.
  • Maintains victim and incident case information, subject demographics and disposition, and training records through the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID) in accordance with regulatory and policy guidance as established by DoD and Navy.
  • Retains all DD Forms 2910 in accordance with regulatory and policy guidance as established by DoD and Navy.
  • Exercises oversight responsibility for UVAs when they are providing victim advocacy services.
  • Maintains oversight of all aspects of victim advocacy services provided by SAPR VAs and tracks, at a minimum, what subordinate units require SAPR VAs, a roster of those SAPR VAs and, status of their training, and rotation dates.
  • Ensures victim advocacy services include: the capacity to respond by telephone and in person 24 hours a day, providing support and assistance to victims of sexual assault, including response within 60 minutes of the referral, either telephonically or in person and procedures for contacting SAPR VAs, as well as specific protocols that govern the duties and responsibilities of the SAPR VA.
  • Ensures SAPR personnel receive proper training to fulfill requirements of their positions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer


  • Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault and local community resources for sexual assault victims.
  • Knowledge of the DoD, and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, along with local, state, and federal laws and military regulations pertaining to victims of sexual assault is preferred.
  • Knowledge and skill in developing and adhering to program management plans.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, DSAID and FFSMIS.
  • Skill in the use of office software applications and required management data systems to enter data, prepare reports, and develop information.
  • Skill in providing victim advocacy and working with victims of sexual assault.
  • Ability and skillset to provide effective trainings and briefings.
  • Ability to identify needs, trends, and performance measures to evaluate program effectiveness and provide recommendations for process improvements.
  • Ability to use data management and reporting systems to collect and organize data drawn from databases.
  • Ability to compose written reports and material clearly, concisely, and effectively.
  • Ability to maintain accurate statistical framework for program data collection and reports.
  • Ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for victims.
  • Ability to develop trusting helping relationships and to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Strong analytical ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical
  • practice, and common sense.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of victims.
  • Ability to drive a government or personal vehicle in order to travel to training, coordinate tasks/actions with clients, command and military and civilian agencies within the local area of the installation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with all levels of management, staff, and military personnel and their families.


Completion of a four year degree in behavioral health or social science AND three years of experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral health or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above.

Additional information

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information:

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable.
  • For a disabled veteran, you must submit a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) letter on DVA letterhead that states your overall combined service-connected disability rating.
  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
  • Please provide a copy of your College transcript(s) which support those qualifications for which you wish to have considered.

OF-306 Declaration of Federal Employment

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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