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Job Title:Victim Assistance Program Manager, GS-0301-13/14

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Office of the Secretary of the Interior

Job Announcement Number:OS-TR-12-MM693589 (DEU)

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 to Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and affiliated Islanders.

The Office of Law Enforcement and Security’s (OLES) Victim Assistance Program is located within the Office of the Secretary and advises a total of seven law enforcement agencies l within the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  These bureaus and offices serve diverse populations and missions, yet are committed to providing victim services to tribal members and millions of visitors from home and abroad. The incumbent will develop and implement specific programs activities within the department the promote compliance with federal victim-witness laws and Department guidelines.

The incumbent will serve as the Victim Assistance Program Manager located in Washington, DC.

 

This vacancy is also announced as OS-TR-12-MM693596 (MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures (applicants who have competitive status, i.e., are current competitive service employees, have reinstatement eligibility for the competitive service, or who are eligible for special appointing authorities).  You must apply and submit required documents for both announcements if you wish to receive consideration under both Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining procedures.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment background investigation
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized
  • Traveling 6-10 nights per month, on average, is required
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit

DUTIES:

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The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

 

·         Develop policy and recommend appropriate changes to operations and policy to ensure adherence with applicable laws, policies, court decisions

·         Manages the US Department of the Interior's (DOI) Victim Assistance Program (VAP).  Develops and implements specific program activities within the Department that promote compliance with federal victim-witness laws and Department guidelines.

·         Evaluates program operations and implements improvements, keeping the OLES Director advised on the nature of matters, actions taken and outcomes.

·         Provides issue analysis, recommendations and advice to DOI VAP and other office staff on victim-witness matters to effect change to enhance the delivery of victim assistance services within DOI.

·         Designs training pertinent to various victim and witness protection laws, and DOI policy, on victim and witness related matters, and other relevant victim services to departmental law enforcement officers and victim specialists.

·         Serve as national liaison with cabinet level agencies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience Requirement:

GS-13

To qualify for the GS-13 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (­­­­GS-12). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience could include:

·         Working with victims of crime;

·         Developing and implementing program activities that promote compliance with federal victim-witness laws at the Federal, State, and Local law enforcement and tribal law enforcement, The Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance and other applicable federal victim-related laws and policies;

·         identify the informational needs of victims and witnesses, develops and disseminates relevant information through appropriate media;

·         Serve as the primary liaison to federal, state, local and tribal victim service organizations.

 

GS-14

To qualify for the GS-14 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (­­­­GS-13). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience could include:

·         Developing and implementing program activities that promote compliance with federal victim-witness laws at the Federal, State, and Local law enforcement and tribal law enforcement, The Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance and other applicable federal victim-related laws and policies;

·         manage victim assistance program operations and activities, including development of new programs, budgets and statistical analysis.;

·         Assesses and evaluates the effectiveness of training policies, operations, and practices program-wide in regards to crime victims’ rights and issues.

·         Recommends appropriate changes to operations and policy to ensure adherence with applicable laws, policies and court decisions;

·         Manages program and serves as the primary liaison to federal, state, local and tribal victim service organizations.

 

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (Wednesday, July 11, 2012). Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at:http://www.opm.gov/qualifications


Education: If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an ineligible rating.

Foreign  Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp.

How You Will Be Evaluated: We will review your resume and transcript(s) (if applicable), to ensure you have met the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the questionnaire (View Assessment Questions ). The questions evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences that enable you to meet the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the functions of this job.  The questions are related to:

·         Theories and Practices related to Victim Services

·         Program Management Skills

·         Budgeting

·         Training and Education

The questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete View Occupational Questionnaire.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. http://www.sss.gov.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position.  Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.

 

There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:

 

1.            Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile

2.            Your responses to the online questionnaire

3.            Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement

 

Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position.  The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.  Veterans’ preference rules for category rating will be applied.

 

Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

  • For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as: or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and all other required documentation.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.   This link also provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.  http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp.

 

Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report.  In addition, DOI (Office of the Secretary) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) employees are further restricted concerning their holdings of Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior.  This includes holding stock in corporations engaged in mining activities on Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.).  Please refer to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement webpage for Ethics located at: www.boemre.gov/adm/ethics.html for additional information. BOEMRE requires the highest level of integrity.  Employees must be totally objective and impartial in the performance of their work.  All potential issues (e.g.: work related interactions with friends, family members or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date.

Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES (political) employees in the executive branch.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration.  The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.



HOW TO APPLY:

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How to Apply: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

Your complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom (or right) of this screen and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents.

 

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov  and click on “My Applications”.  Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.  Please ensure you select the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  You must print a copy of OPM FORM 1203-FX http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire (click here to View Occupational Questionnaire) and use the official FAX coversheet found here http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documents:  Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  Insufficient information will result in an ineligibility rating.  It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed.  The Resume Builder is available at  

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc .

 

In addition to your résumé and the online questionnaire, the following documents are required for this vacancy announcement:

  • Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Qualifications (such as professional Certificate, license, etc. if applicable)
  • Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable)
  • Miscellaneous

REMINDER: ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT (Wednesday, July 11, 2012).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Assistant
Phone: (703)787-1446
Email: HUMAN.RESOURCES@BSEE.GOV
Agency Information:
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
DO NOT SEND MAIL
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE
Herndon, VA
20170

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you are rated as one of the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and a possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30-45 days of the closing date of this announcement. After a selection is made all applicants for this vacancy announcement will be notified of their status either by letter or e-mail.


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Job Announcement Number:

OS-TR-12-MM693589 (DEU)

Control Number:

320111800