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Job Title:Suicide Prevention Program Manager

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:SCDU13331014827744D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 25, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0101-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE 3 YEARS

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Columbia, SC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

Columbia, South Carolina is a city filled with hundreds of years of preserved in museums, churches, and monuments.  Its mild climate encourages visitors and residents to participate in some form of outdoor recreation nearly year-round. This bountiful land with abundant game appeals to hunters, anglers and nature lovers. Columbia is also noted for its zoo and botanical gardens, sports, arts and local special events. The city is located in the center of the state and accessible from three major highways: I-20, I-26, and I-77. Both I-85 and I-95 are a short drive away. For more information go to www.columbiasc.net.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • TDY 5%
  • National Agency Check Investigation (Background Check) Required
  • National Suicide Prevention Certification Required
  • PCS Expense not authorized

DUTIES:

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  • Serves as the subject matter expert for the Suicide Prevention Program at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. 
  • Serves as an advisor for oversight and development of the suicide prevention training and education programs.
  • Conducts research of unit level operations, critical assessments, training evaluation process and procedures.
  • Develops and conducts training curricula that provides specific and measurable learning objectives.
  • Independently ensures appropriate program operations. 
  • Develops and revises guidelines and training materials and models.
  • Implements program plans and proposals to meet program requirements.
  • Provides program support to improve and sustain the capabilities of commanders, soldiers, civilians and family members. 
  • Conducts presentations and delivers education and training using a variety of techniques and methods on suicide prevention to the military and civilian community. 
  • Reviews, develops, recommends, and monitors measures of effectiveness for Suicide prevention capabilities and training to ensure training requirements are executed appropriately and program needs at met. 
  • Plans and implements public relations campaigns for suicide prevention. 
  • Submits written articles, newsletters and develops a plan of action with the public affairs office for publication.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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  • To meet the basic qualification requirements for this position,you must have

A.  Degree

A degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to this position

OR

Combination of education and experience- that provided the applicant with the knowledge of one or more of the behavior or social science equivalent to a major in the field.

OR

Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavior or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

In addition to the basic qualification requirements for the GS-11 level:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess at least one year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) requiring application of the knowledge, skills and abilities of the position being filled.  Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which involves expert knowledge of suicide prevention programs, advising senior level commanders and directors; experience in making critical assessments; analyzing and evaluating the program effectiveness, developing training plans; planning and implementing public relations campaigns. 

OR

Education : for the GS-11: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree may substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.  Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. 

OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience -

Have a combination of education and experience.  This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the duties of this position as described above.  Combination of education and experience that provided the knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field OR four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major.

 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) in the following area:

  • Knowledge of the Suicide Prevention Program
  • Ability to communicate orally
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Ability to gather and analyze data

If you have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education  that you do have.  To do so, compute the percentage of your requirements met. the sum of which must equal at least 100%.  (To compute the percentage, divide the total months of qualifying experience by 12.  Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 54.  Add the two percentages.)

 

 


  • The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.
  • Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.
  • Education can be substituted for experience. Review the qualification requirements for specific information.
  • One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade or level requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled.
  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
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    Other Requirements:
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    Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

    You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

    One year trial/probationary period may be required.

    Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

    Must be able to obtain and maintain National Military Suicide Prevention Training.

    Must be able to pass a Personnel Security Investigation (NACI) Background Investigation.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

    Basis for RatingQualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

     


    BENEFITS:

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    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)



    HOW TO APPLY:

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

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 01, 2013.

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

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID827744.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
    2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your response to the questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    The Department of the Army 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 servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

     

    PLEASE NOTE:  Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.  Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.  These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application.  Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA SCR Fort Jackson
    ATTN PECH-SCR-R
    5450 Strom Thurmond Boulevard Rm 229
    Fort Jackson, SC
    29207-5600

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

     

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    SCDU13331014827744D

    Control Number:

    336482900