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Job Title:SOCIAL WORKER, GS-0185-9/11/12

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:AB-12-57

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, September 24, 2012 to Monday, October 15, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0185-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Aberdeen, SD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

BUREAU-WIDE / INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT OR FORMER CAREER STATUS FEDERAL EMPLOYEES / VEOA ELIGIBLES

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

SOCIAL WORKER, GS-0185-9/11/12,
#3300008A, Great Plains Regional Office,
Division of Indian Services,

Branch of Human Services,
Aberdeen, South Dakota

 

GS-12:  $68,809 - $89,450  Per Annum
GS-11:  $57,408 - $74,628  Per Annum
GS-09:  $47,448 - $61,678  Per Annum

 

NOTETRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.

 

INDIAN PREFERENCEPreference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

 

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA):  Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
  • BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
  • APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
  • APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX.

DUTIES:

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NOTE:  If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  The incumbent provides regional level direction for protective services for adults and children in need of protection.  This includes the completion of assessments in accordance with 25 CFR 20.404, the development of distribution plans for supervised Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts, and long range planning to meet the ongoing needs of the individual:

·   Develops and monitors professional social work standards for a large geographical area. 

·   Provides technical assistance and training to field staff in areas of child and family services, protective services to eligible Indian clients, and tribal court involvement in protective services cases. 

·   Coordinates the work of child and family service program with the Office of Trust Funds Management, Tribal Operations and other activities of the Regional Office. 

·   Interprets broad Human Services policies, and works with tribal courts on the social factors to be considered in guardianships and assistance to children and adults in need of assistance. 

·   Assists in developing a general plan for providing Bureau Human Services including long and short-range objectives for meeting program goals region wide. 

·   Provides direct Human Services, technical assistance and consultation to agencies and tribally contracted programs as needed. 

·   Participates in regional program reviews and evaluation of P.L. 93-638 tribal programs and recommends changes as needed.

·   Conducts case reviews of supervised IIM accounts and reviews cases to determine the validity of individual case decisions and the adequacy of casework services.

·   Provides consultation to superintendents with information and interpretation regarding Bureau Human Services regulations, procedures and advice and guidance in adopting these policies and procedures to local situations. 

·   Works with tribal and state courts to establish a legal structure for protective services for individuals in need of protections or who are non compos mentis. 

·   Provides regional level director concerning information and referral services to individuals in utilizing the services of other agencies, and to programs in developing their own resources.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS(OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions and Individual Occupational Requirements for GS-0185: Social Work Series).  For more information, go to:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES:  Degree: Social Work.  Must fulfill all of the requirements for the MASTER’S DEGREE in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  For more information, go to:
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0100/0185.htm

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  In addition to meeting the basic entry level qualification requirements, applicants must have the following:

 

GS-121 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level

 

GS-11:  1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

 

GS-09:  1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  Examples of specialized experience includes, but is not limited to, work involving applying professional knowledge of the principles and practices of social work; providing direct services to individuals and families, and groups; educating or providing instruction, training, consultation and/or advice on social work related questions and services.  These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience.

GS-9: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service that includes work which involved applying professional knowledge of the principles and practices of social work; recommending direct services to individuals, families, and groups; and educating or assisting with instruction, training, consultation or advice on social work related questions and services; and maintaining a formalized case management system which documents the workflow of case services with individual case plans.

 

GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service which involved applying professional knowledge of the principles and practices of social work; providing direct services to individuals and families, and groups; educating or providing instruction, training, consultation and/or advice on social work related questions and services; interprets and applies specialized program knowledge and skill of the Social Services Program to beneficiaries; serve as a case manager of assigned cases; maintains a formalized case management system which documents the workflow of case services with individual case plans. Make recommendations for the release of funds from IIM accounts.

 

GS-12: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes work involving applying practical knowledge of a wide range of social casework, family therapy, systems theory and community organization; direct provision of child welfare services, maintaining active agency participation in the varied advocacy and intervention programs and the coordination of and required cooperation with allied social service, health and other agencies; providing counseling services; and developing and maintaining a formalized case management system which documents the workflow of case services with individual case plans; and in the development and maintaining of IIM accounts. 


SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS:  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 and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

 

OTHER:  Incumbent will be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s license will be required.  Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies:

  • ORGANIZATIONAL AWARENESS
  • TECHNICAL COMPETENCE

  • PLANNING AND EVALUATION

  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
  • ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. 

 


BENEFITS:

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTSCareer Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit:

http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
 

NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS:  Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To Apply Online:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
  • To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov
  • Click on Application Status
  • Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue

We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.

 

To Apply by Fax:

  • Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
  • Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed

 

Combination Online/Fax:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • Include the Vacancy Identification Number 753309, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
  • Fax your US Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.

 

All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by Monday, October 15, 2012.

 

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience and education.
  • References - List three people who are not related to you and are not current or previous supervisors.
  • Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, if claiming Indian preference. No other form will be accepted.
  • Form DD-214, if claiming veterans preference; and VA letter and Standard Form 15, if claiming 10 point preference.
  • Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
  • College Transcript is required for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
  • GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record (optional during the application process; however, selectees will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process).

NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete applications will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Betty A. Kauley
Phone: (405)247-1518
Email: BETTY.KAULEY@BIA.GOV
Agency Information:
BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko
DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
PLEASE FAX TO 478-757-3144
XXXXX, OK
73005

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email notifying you that your submission was successful. After a review of your application is made, you will be notified regarding your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

AB-12-57

Control Number:

327255800