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Job Title:Supervisory Social Worker

Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development

Job Announcement Number:AN809437

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Friday, December 21, 2012 to Friday, January 11, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


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


United States Citizens


As a Supervisory Social Worker, for the Office of Human Resources, Office of the Director, Staff Care Unit, you will serve as the senior-level subject matter expert in the area of human clinical behavioral and mental health.

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance in less developed countries and countries that are experiencing or emerging from conflict. We operate in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; the Middle East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.


USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit For more information about USAID, visit

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • Travel and Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • International travel required


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  • Provides mental health services to Agency staff members and eligible family members on a broad range of personal and work related issues to include relationships, occupational issues, achieving personal goals, managing life changes, anxiety and depression, bouncing back after adversity, workplace pressure and stress, stress management, chronic stress, marital issues, work-life balance, workplace conflicts, grief, alcohol and/or drug abuse, terrorist attack, evacuation, injuries, personal tragedies, etc.
  • Performs consultation for the USAID workforce in the United States and those in international development and humanitarian assistance settings, and in high threat and non-permissive environments in developing countries to include, but not limited to, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, and Yemen.
  • Designs, implements and evaluates behavior health programs and policies to ensure - effectiveness and efficiency in the United States and in international development and humanitarian assistance environments.
  • Performs the full range of supervisory responsibilities for staff assigned.
  • Serves as the Contracting Officer Representative for mental health clinicians and Work-Life components of the Agency’s Staff Care Program.
  • Performs liaison activities to internal and external partners and stakeholders including the Agency’s Staff Care contractors, business and industry associations, domestic and foreign universities, local, state, and federal government including Congress, etc.


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Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the basic AND specialized experience requirement as noted below:


Possess a Master’s degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. (You must submit transcript at time of application submission)




Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service that included serving as a subject matter expert on behavioral and mental health services to an Agency’s workforce in the United States, and those assigned in international development and humanitarian assistance settings including those assigned to  high threat environments; participating in the development, assessment, and monitoring of a behavioral health program; and leading the work of others.

You must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.  For further information, click on foreign education.

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.


If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.


Qualified candidates will be assigned to the following quality categories:


Gold - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position.


Silver - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position.


Bronze - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree. 


The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the required competencies listed below for this position:


Crisis Management

Behavioral Health

Oral Communication

Leading Others

Program Management




Application of Veterans' Preference:  Under Category Rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles will receive selection consideration before non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following Link: View Assessment Questions


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Working for the USAID offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at 


This position may be eligible for telework, in accordance with Agency policy.



Veterans' Preference:  If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, you must submit the appropriate documentation (e.g., DD214, VA letter, etc.).

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated 'well-qualified.  Well-qualified means eligible applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements of the position.

For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible, go to:

Selective Service:  The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit


Testing Designated Positions: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.


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Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at: and click on Vacancy ID 809437.

If you cannot apply online, you will need to:

1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.

2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to:  1-478-757-3144.

4) Print the Fax Cover Page and include with any supporting documents you fax (e.g., resume, transcripts, veterans documentation, etc.) to the same fax number above.

Please do not complete steps 1-4 above if you are applying on-line.


  • Your Résumé
  • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire 
  • College transcript(s) demonstrating a Masters in Social Work from a a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.



Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you.)



  • Veterans' Preference documentation (Copy of DD-214 provided must show type of discharge/character of service.)
  • OF-306 Form ( If applying online, upload to Miscellaneous in Application Manager. This form is being collected as part of the background/suitability process and applicants are asked to submit this form at time of application. If an applicant does not submit the form at time of application, the agency may request it at a later time during the application process.
  • CTAP/ICTAP Documentation





Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
Phone: (757)441-6765
Agency Information:
Mid Atlantic Svc Branch Norfolk
OPM Federal Building
200 Granby Street
Suite 500
Norfolk, VA


You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.  

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