Supervisory Victim Witness Program Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Nov 17, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/ .

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Responsibilities

If selected for this position, you will oversee a well-respected team that is responsible for interviewing and assessing victims and witnesses, providing crisis intervention, formulating case action plans for ongoing services, referring victims to appropriate social service resources, and making additional efforts as needed to ensure the participation of victims and witnesses and their availability for trial in conjunction with the Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) assigned to the case.

Typical work assignments will include:

-Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates; setting and adjusting short-term priorities; and preparing schedules for completion of work.
-Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities.
-Determining eligibility and priority for services and directing those services to victims of sex offense and domestic violence;
-Training and instructing agency personnel and other professionals on related victim-witness issues.
-Networking with inter-agency councils and other key agencies on issues related to victims of crime.
-Directing and/or conducting interviews with victims and witnesses who are minors, or adults with special needs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for training, 3-5 days.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
  • If selected, you will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless this requirement has been met previously.


Qualifications

To be found qualified at the GS-13 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience:is defined as experience performing the following types of duties: making recommendations regarding identifying and integrating internal and external program issues, and assessing existing program functions and activities; identifying and evaluating internal and external problem areas that need evaluation and formulation of new goals and objectives; improving day-to-day operations and reducing operating cost to ensure program efficiency and effectiveness; developing policies and practices to enhance the provision of services to victims and ensuring compliance with federal legislation and policies; interviewing and assessing victims and witnesses; providing crisis intervention; formulating case action plans for ongoing services; referring victims to appropriate social service resources; ensuring participation of victims and witnesses and their availability for trial; and providing guidance and oversight to a team who are responsible for performing victim witness assistance functions.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Education

There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-13 level.

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):
Customer Service, Decision Making, Planning and Evaluating, and Teaching Others

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Confidential

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
-Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
-Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).
-Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, reassignment, promotion actions), pay adjustments and awards do not include this information so they are not acceptable.
-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required, if applicable: VEOA documentation (your DD-214, Member Copy 4).

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