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    This National Guard position is for a GS-0301-12 SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATOR (TITLE 5), Position Description Number T5304P01 in SPMD 1320 and is part of the MO Family and Warrior Support Division.

    APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This is a Permanent Title 5 Excepted Service position. This is a non-bargaining unit position.

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    • Manages and implements the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program.
    • Performs long-term planning and organizational development necessary to accomplish human relations functions in support of education, training, and response for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program.
    • Provides oversight to SARCs, and in coordination with the JFHQ Victim Advocate Coordinator (VAC), and manages case assignments for Victim Advocates (VA) to perform SAPR duties
    • Inputs and updates the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID).
    • Inputs and updates sexual assault case data for reports of sexual assaults from National Guard Soldiers and/or Airmen for statistical trends analysis and reporting to NGB for inclusion in the DoD Annual Report to Congress.
    • Confidentially inputs medical Line of Duty (LOD) documentation and information into the automated online LOD Module which enables NGB to authorize medical services and payment of related medical expenses stemming from a sexual assault.
    • Manages the overall sexual assault reporting process and documentation in coordination with higher headquarters.
    • Collects data and conducts trend analysis regarding incidents of sexual assault.
    • Manages case information of sexual assault; safeguards and retains all case file information in DSAID in accordance with law.
    • Ensures reports of sexual assault are reported to the appropriate command levels in accordance with applicable regulations and procedures.
    • Ensures that information is disseminated on an official need-to-know basis and that is confidentiality maintained.
    • Maintains accurate accountability of all SAPR/SHARP funds.
    • Serves as the state representative to the Regional SAPR Advisory Committee (SAPRAC) to include attendance at related training courses, conferences, and meetings.
    • Serves as the co-chair for the state Case Management Group (CMG) with responsibility for scheduling and coordinating the CMG and other members.
    • Maintains liaison with civilian authorities, chaplains, military/civilian medical and legal services, and commanders to facilitate immediate response and accurate reporting of sexual assault incidents.
    • Conducts meetings, both on and off the installation, with community outreach organizations in the interest of improving services to victims of sexual assault and referrals for domestic violence.
    • Develops and plans Sexual Assault Awareness program activities through the year and conducts these activities in April to support the DoD National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM).
    • Reviews Sexual Assault policies and programs to determine barriers, if any, and advises higher headquarters relative to their impact on policy to overcome high risk areas and potential offender behaviors; and recommends changes or new actions.
    • Ensures that victims receive guidance and support during administrative, medical, investigative, and legal procedures; and ensures victims understand the processes involved.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

    • United States Citizenship is required.
    • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
    • National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service employees must meet the security background screening requirements and must favorably complete a Tier 3 level background investigation for appointment to a Position of Trust and Moderate Risk.
    • Within 60 days of appointment as a National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC employee, you must successfully complete the HQ ANG SARC initial training course, which is approved and evaluated to meet the D-SAACP requirements.
    • The National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC employee must have an awarded the D-SAACP certification.
    • NG Title 5 Excepted Service employees must comply with DODI 6495.03, September 10, 2015; or, the most recent DOD instruction published for the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP).
    • NG Title 5 Excepted Service SARC employees must have a current Network Access according to Army or Air Force Directives, Licensing Network Users and Certifying Network Professionals.
    • NG Title 5 Excepted Service SARC employees must meet the D-SAACP certification requirements to provide victim assistance services in accordance with DoDI 6400.07 or most recent DOD instruction published for D-SAACP.
    • Every two years, in accordance with the D-SAACP, all National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC employees must show proof of 32 hours of completed formal continuing education training (CET) to retain D-SAACP certification.
    • Prior to appointment as a NG Title 5 Excepted Service GS-0101-12 SARC employee, he or she must complete a medical physical, medical profile, and cleared drug test.
    • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
    • Appointments of retired members of the Armed Forces as National Guard employees within 180 days of retirement requires a waiver approved by the Adjutant General of Missouri before an effective date can be established.
    • Advanced in hire rate may be granted to set pay above the minimum rate of the grade for a new employee if he/she possesses superior qualifications relevant to the positions' requirements and is essential to accomplish the agency's mission.


    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All on-board National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Title 5 Excepted Service SAPR Program, must be certified at the next higher grade-level before considered as eligible for merit promotions to Series GS-0301 SAPR Program positions; AND, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. New hire applicant (to include an on-board Title 32 or a Title 5 Competitive Service employee who is employed in a different series' position) must have at least two years on-the-job experiences that are commensurate or equivalent to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program business, with demonstrated understanding of the principles and concepts defined by a practical knowledge of family programs, military community services, victim advocacy and/or associated functional areas. The following basic qualification factors are applicable for this position: Skill in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately; ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication; ability to write English in reports and presentation formats; ability to communicate clearly and effectively; skill in presenting formal training presentations and briefings; ability to assess body language and perceive emotional and/or distress levels; and, skill in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.

    GS-12 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must meet positive education basic requirement listed below. Must possess at least 12 months of military and/or civilian specialized working experiences, education, and training that resulted in competent and expert knowledge levels of the SAPR program's principles and practices. Must possess specialized experiences in completing SAPR procedures in regard to understanding the physical and/or psychological trauma of sexual assault and the investigative and legal aspects of adult military sexual assault. Knowledgeable of military organizations, mission impacts, military life- styles, civilian resources, and traumatic situations that may contribute to individual and interpersonal stress, working environment problems, or crisis. Experienced in managing or responding to crisis intervention for sexual assaults. Capable of professionally expressing oneself orally and in-writing; experiences included interacting with diversified groups, individuals, and organizations. Experienced in developing, executing, and maintaining effective professional relationships; and, skilled in identifying potential problems and initiating problem-solving techniques. Experienced and competent in presenting formal and informal program briefings to senior leaders. Skilled in preparing written technical reports, briefings, and training plans for all levels of leadership that include data charts, training progress and coverage, with gap analysis reviews. Competent to instruct and facilitate the training of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) programs. Skilled in performing and managing the administrative duties and tasks of the SAPR programs. Competent in developing specialized training materials with the ability to deliver effective interactive trainings. Experienced and knowledgeable in the sexual assault and domestic abuse prevention policies, regulations, and statutory requirements in the military or civilian sectors. Experienced in completing statistical trends analysis and reporting to NGB. Meets Tier 2 screening requirements to be granted access to the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID), or similar data-bases, and the rules for documenting cases within prescribed time frames and is competent in understanding DSAID; or, similar data-bases, and is able to meet the rules for documenting cases within prescribed time frames. Experienced in maintaining confidentiality, and processing restricted or unrestricted sexual assault medical Line of Duty (LOD) documentation. Must be experienced in conducting DoD Survivor Experience Surveys for submission to DoD that provides an assessment of the National Guard SAPR Program success for feedback on victim/survivor care. Experienced in screening, interviewing, training, and monitoring appointed or volunteer collateral duty Victim Advocates.



    Successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university that resulted in a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of behavioral study or social science study or a related study discipline. In situations where the applicant's college transcripts did not indicate specific course requirements, the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the collegeor university attended. If the specific course requirements are not clarified, apply 24 hours of behavioral study, social science study, or a related study discipline as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work may serve as a prerequisite for more advanced studies in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that are accepted as part of the program major.


    An appropriate combination of education and experience generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit in behavioral study, social science study, or a related study discipline; plus, additional education and/or experience. The quality of the combination of education and experience must demonstrate that the applicant possesses the full range of competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors, required to perform GS-0301-12 Wing SARC occupation business. The combination must align and demonstrate factors and evidence that are directly comparable to a successfully completed four-year degree in a course of study with a major in behavioral study or social science study; or, in a course of study with a major in related study discipline. In addition to courses in the major discipline or related fields, a typical college degree will include courses that developed logic, analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, and statistics. These courses provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the GS-0101-12 Wing SARC position. Therefore, creditable experience must have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation. When combining education with experience, first determine the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for theGS-0301-12 SARC or GS-0301-11 SARC position.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    Veterans' Preference: A copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

    Veterans Information: Veterans' preference must be validated by formal submissions including all necessary supporting documentation. You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. Acceptable documentation may be:

    1. A copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.
    2. A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
    3. You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA call center or online.

    NOTE: Prior to appointment, an agency will require the service member to provide a copy of the DD-214.

    If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form, SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference."

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Category Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:

    a. Highly-Qualified: The numeric value rating normally ranges from 90-100 points. This higher numeric value group is applied for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate numeric ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis and crediting plan. To be Highly-Qualified, the candidates are considered, by the Human Resources Specialist (Staffing), as highly proficient and fully competent to effectively perform all the job requirements and can successfully perform in the position almost immediately, or with a minimum amount of training and/or orientation.

    b. Well-Qualified: The numeric value group normally ranges from 80-89 points. This next lower numeric value group is used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in most, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require some training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    c. Qualified: The numeric value group normally ranges from 70-79 points. This lowest group is for those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates will require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Resume or any other written format
    Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.

    Helpful Hints for Applying:

    - Ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

    - Be specific and include details about the experience and duties performed that relates to the position you are applying for.

    2. If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. You must submit transcripts when required. Photocopies are acceptable.

    3. If you have been or currently are a Federal Civil Service employee, please submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action, Form SF-50. If you have never been a Federal Civil Service employee, this is not a requirement. This is also not a requirement for current National Guard employees of the Missouri National Guard.

    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.

    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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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
    To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10557411

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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    Jaclyn Jarvis


    MO Family and Warrior Support Division
    2405 Logistics Road
    Jefferson City, MO 65101-1203
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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
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