Credible Messenger

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 19, 2021
Closes
Jan 26, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Credible Messenger performs a variety of support tasks that include assisting offenders with articulating their life goals, sharing practices to monitor the offenders' progress, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the Credible Messenger's own experiences, and assisting offenders with learning how to seek and obtain effective services within the community.
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Responsibilities

(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Perform a variety of support tasks that include assisting offenders with articulating their goals for success, helping them to monitor their own progress, modeling effective coping techniques, providing self-help strategies based on the Credible Messengers own experience, and assisting offenders with learning how to seek and obtain effective services within the community.
Provides educational or career guidance, social and emotional support, and serves as an accountability partner. Acts as a bridge, as needed, between the assigned offender(s) and the professionals working with the offender(s) to understand the particular goals for the offender(s) and discuss with the professionals how the incumbent's personal experiences in the criminal justice system and mentorship can be integrated into the plan to help the offender(s) succeed.
Helps offenders make better and safer decisions, pursue their goals, get connected to school and work, and repair relationships with family and community.

Meets and observes offenders, reporting any individual issues, such as social, behavioral or disciplinary problems to professional staff. Helps offenders make better and safer decisions, pursue their goals, get connected to school and work, and repair relationships with family and community.
Uses shared experience, knowledge, skills and abilities as a former incarcerated person or their successful completion of supervision to provide general guidance to the offender(s) about how to achieve a positive reentry or supervision outcome.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
4

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Drug Testing: Appointment may be subject to random drug testing after selection.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication.
Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Selective Service Registration: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

Qualifications

GS-3: Qualifying experience for the GS-3 level includes six (6) months of general experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position or that provided familiarity with the subject matter of the occupation.

GS-4: Qualifying experience for the GS-4 level includes six (6) months of general experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position or that provided familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the occupation, AND six (6) months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-3 level that is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

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Education

GS-3: The experience requirements for the GS-3 level may be met by completion of one full year of full-time academic study in an accredited business or technical
school, junior college, college, or university. Completion of an intensive, specialized
course of study of less than one year (usually of at least 3 months duration) may
meet in full the experience requirements. Such courses may have been obtained
through a variety of programs such as those offered by technical schools, and
through military training programs. The course must have been designed specifically as career preparation for the work of the position being filled, and must
have provided the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to do
the work.
GS-4: The experience requirements for the GS-4 level may be met by completion
of two full years of full-time academic study in an accredited business or technical
school, junior college, college, or university.

Additional information

Basis of Rating: Category Rating Procedures - Under this method your application will be evaluated and rated under the CSOSA Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Each category is broadly defined as: Highly Qualified Category: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume. Well Qualified Category: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume. Qualified Category: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills and abilities of the job based on a complete review of your experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume.

Applicant must be United States Citizen or National. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered.

Appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible.

CSOSA uses E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.

Selective Placement Factor: This position includes a skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.
If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level (scoring between 85 and 89) of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

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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