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Job Title:Social Worker

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Logistics Agency

Job Announcement Number:DLADS-13-786653-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$81,460.00 to $105,897.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to Monday, November 26, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Tracy, CA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.


  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position


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As a Social Worker, you will be responsible for the following duties:


·         Administers all aspects of the Deployment and Reintegration Program, both professionally and technically

·         Serves as the site program manager and administers and directs all installation Family Advocacy Program (FAP) activities

·         Coordinates with local medical treatment facilities and civilian agencies to ensure that direct services such as temporary    shelter, victim advocacy, short-term crisis intervention, medical assessment and treatment and follow-up services, case management, 24-hour reporting, foster care, respite care, and support groups are available and accessible

·         Serves as the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the installation

·         Coordinates program services with the Host, Military Treatment Facility, Security & Emergency Services, Office of Counsel, state and local social service agencies, and local jurisdiction law enforcement officials

·         Collects, maintains, and analyzes data for planning and reporting in accordance with governing program regulatory mandates and local guidance

·         Identifies program resource requirements and administers FAP budget to include supplies, equipment, training, and other expenditures



Other significant factors:

Training and Certification: As a part of the sexual assault prevention and response program, must be able to complete 80 hours Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training by October 1, 2013 that is recognized by Department of Defense, per Defense Authorization Act of 2012.


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To qualify for a Social Worker, your resume must support:

BASIC EDUCATION:  Applicants must have fulfilled all of the requirements for a Master’s Degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
. TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED at the time of application, in order to be considered for this position.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. Examples of specialized experience are identified in the Major Duties section of this vacancy announcement and may also include:

·         Provides prevention and education to make appropriate treatment referrals

·         Maintains accountability and initiates and develops human services and community programs

·         Independently applies social work and behavioral science professional skills in developing installation policies and procedures for the full range of violence and domestic abuse



Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:

·        Knowledge of Social Work Practices, Principles, and Theories as they relate to Family Advocacy Programs and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs.

·         Knowledge of Analytical and Evaluative Methods

·         Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing


EDUCATION:  Applicants may not qualify for this position based on education in lieu of specialized experience.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses:  Not Authorized
Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses:  Not Authorized
Work Schedule:  Full Time  
Tour of Duty:  Set Schedule  
Overtime Work:  Occasionally (Under 25%)
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel:  Occasionally
Security Requirements:  Non-Critical Sensitive  
Drug Testing Designated Position:  No
Fair Labor Standards Act:  Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position:  Yes
Emergency Essential:  No
Pre-Employment Physical:  Not Required

Licenses/Certifications: Sexual Assualt Prevention and Response Training Certificate, State license/certificate to practice Social Work

For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:



A childcare background check is required.



We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best-Qualified:  This highest category will be used 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 quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.


Highly-Qualified:  This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.


Qualified:  This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position.  Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.


Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

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. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see

All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15.


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For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:


Please review the General information and Definitions at:

ICTAP (INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN): Information for surplus or displaced Federal employees may be found at Information for required documentation can be found at


MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Information for required documentation to claim Military Spouse Preference may be found at

 MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. 

RE-EMPLOYED ANNUITANTS: This position DOES NOT meet the Department of Defense (DoD) criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants.  The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants can be found at


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on "How To Prepare A Resume"

- Completed Questionnaire – (Required)

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions

The completed Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 26, 2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, do not fax the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait at least one hour. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  786653 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at:


The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee).  Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide:


Lindsey Underkoffler
Phone: (717)770-6206
TDD: 800-654-5984
Agency Information:
DLA Human Resources Services New Cumberland
2001 Mission Drive Suite 3
New Cumberland, PA


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official, and you will receive a notification of referral.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.  If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI). Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.

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