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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Correctional Treatment Specialist (Drug Abuse Treatment Specialist)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System

Job Announcement Number:MNA-2013-0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$49,029.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 to Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GL-0101-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - FCI Marianna, FL, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Area of Consideration: 

BOP - Wide plus eligible DOJ Surplus and Displaced employees in the local commuting area.

JOB SUMMARY:

Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?Do your Career Justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).  In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development.  With over 35,000 highly motivated individuals, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference.

Will the Federal Bureau of Prisons Pay for me to Move?

Reimbursement IS NOT authorized for travel and transportation for this position.

In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution.  

The representative rate for this position is $63,148 per annum ($30.26 per hour).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

DUTIES:

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What are the Major Duties of this Position? The incumbent is the institution's subject matter expert on drug abuse treatment in the Bureau and therefore, also provides drug abuse program orientation lectures to inmates as a part of the institution's Admissions and Orientation Program and drug education programming to the inmates. He/She is also responsible for the education of prison staff about drug abuse, drug abuse treatment and the local prison program.

The incumbent is responsible for providing residential and/or non-residential treatment to offenders who volunteer for treatment and are diagnosed with a drug use disorder. He/She uses cognitive behavioral treatment techniques in addition to the Bureau of Prisons interactive treatment modules.

The incumbent works with the DAP Coordinator on all operational issues that occur, e.g., inmate eligibility, qualification, admission and expulsion of inmates. Also, the incumbent advises the Coordinator on the scheduling of groups, training opportunities, and supplies and materials needed for the program. The incumbent keeps the DAP Coordinator informed on clinical issues, attending weekly supervision sessions and discussion his/her caseload.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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How Do I Qualify for this Position? To be considered for the position, you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements:

A. Degree - that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience - that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences, and that provided applicants with knowledge of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a 4-year degree as shown in A above.

Evaluation of Education: Courses, such as sociology, correctional administration, criminal justice, government/political science, psychology, social work, counseling, and other related social or behavioral science courses may be used to satisfy the 24 semester-hour requirement.

Evaluation of Experience: Experience must have been gained in (1) casework in a correctional institution or in another criminal justice setting; (2) counseling in any setting, provided it required diagnostic or treatment planning skills to achieve specific social or occupational goals; or (3) work treating persons in need of social rehabilitation.

NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. The education MUST be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

AND

In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above, you must have:

Education

GL-09: Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree OR master's or equivalent graduate degree.

GS-11: Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Graduate Education must have been in corrections or a related field, such as criminal justice, sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, or other course work related to the position.

OR

Experience

GL-09 and GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the specific qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

GL-09:

  • Experience conducting group therapy and individual counseling that revolves around drug abuse treatment.
  • Experience in conducting drug abuse program orientation lectures, organize and conduct drug abuse education program.
  • Experience reviewing offender history to extract information of drug use and criminal history for treatment plan.
GS-11:
  • Experience in administering eligibility and psychosocial assessments as the basis for individual treatment planning.
  • Experience conducting group therapy and individual counseling that revolves around drug abuse treatment.
  • Experience in developing individual treatment plans from interview, to construct, to planning.

OR

GL-09 and GS-11: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade may be combined with experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.

AND

Selective Factors:

Applicants applying for the GL-09 grade level, MUST possess one of the following Selective Factors:

  • 12 semester hours of undergraduate course work in alcohol and/or drug abuse, with a preference to those completing an internship with a treatment facility, and/or those working toward substance abuse certification.
  • OR
  • 12 months of professional experience in counseling drug and/or alcohol abusers.
Applicants applying for the GS-11 grade level, MUST possess one of the following Selective Placement Factors:
  • 18 semester hours of graduate course work in alcohol and/or drug abuse, with a preference to those completing a practicum within a substance abuse treatment facility, and/or those with a certification in substance abuse or addictions.
  • OR
  • 24 months of professional experience in counseling drug and/or alcohol abusers.

Credit will be given for paid or unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


The Career Transition Assistance Plan (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 eligibility, 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 score 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:  Click Here

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement.  If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment 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.

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

  • Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;
  • Your responses to the eligibility questions;
  • Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;
  • Your supporting documentation, if required.

Time-in-Grade:  Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.  You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

If you applied to more than one grade level, BE ADVISED that you may be selected at ANY grade level for which you applied and are found qualified (i.e., if the job is announced at the 9/11 grade levels and you apply for the GS/GL-9 and the GS-11,and you are found qualified at BOTH grade levels, you may be selected at either grade level).
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to federal employees:
Click Here


OTHER INFORMATION:

This position IS included in the bargaining unit.

The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring/servicing personnel office.  The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.  Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, marital and/or parental status, membership in an employee organization, sex, or sexual orientation.  The Bureau of Prisons is an equal opportunity employer.

Special Conditions of Employment Section:

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation.  All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.

Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

This position has been identified as test designated.  Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.

HOW TO APPLY:

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How do I Apply for this Position?

You must apply through the online application system at www.USAJOBS.gov.  Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents.  

NOTE:  Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application.  This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section.  Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions.  Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

Required supporting documentation must be submitted via mail, fax, e-mail or transferred from USAJOBS (uploaded).  

Federal Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A 213.3102(u) (Proof of Disability and Certification of Job Readiness): To be considered for this Special Hiring Authority, applicants MUST submit documents via email to GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov.  Applicants should NOT apply online unless they also wish to receive consideration as a competitive applicant (see instructions for Dual Consideration).  For more information Click Here
Dual Consideration:  Status candidates who wish to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures and as a non-competitive applicant, (30% Disabled Veteran or Schedule A, 213.3102(u)) must apply online as a competitive applicant and submit a memorandum and supporting documentation via email to GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov requesting consideration for both application methods.  NOTE:  Failure to follow these application procedures will result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.

All required supporting documentation MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  You MUST include the vacancy announcement number on your supporting documentation.

Paper applications:  If applying online is impossible, please contact the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate application procedure.

Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX  75051
E-Mail:  GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov
Phone:  972-352-4200     Fax:  972-352-4577

How do I Apply for this Position if I am a Current Public Health Service Commissioned Officer?

  • Submit a complete/detailed resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Address selective factor, if required.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae must contain all information listed in the Qualifications Section.
  • Submit supporting documents (i.e. certification, registration, and/or license, if applicable).
Your completed application packet must be submitted to the Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST), on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  You must include the last four digits of your social security number and the vacancy announcement number on your application packet.  DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ON-LINE.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
  • In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week.  Failure to follow this format will result in disqualification.
  • Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary.  If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade and that supports your claim for time-in-grade.  
    If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof.  Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.
  • Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation (within the last 13 months).
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for consideration as a 30% or More Disabled Veteran includes a Civil Service Preference Letter; or a Ten Point Preference Letter; or an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from any branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability of 30% or more.   The document must reflect the overall evaluation or percentage disability rating.  
  • CTAP, Click Here, if applicable.
  • A college transcript (Note:  If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)
    Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy.
    If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc.  Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

CSU
Phone: 972-352-4200
Fax: 972-352-4577
Email: GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov
Agency Information:
JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX
75051
US
Fax: 972-352-4577

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application process has been completed.  Selecting Officials have up to 90 days from the date the certificate(s) of eligibles (BQ/Exception Lists) is generated to make a selection.  

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of NCND (ineligible due to missing supporting documents).  Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

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Job Announcement Number:

MNA-2013-0002

Control Number:

327960300