Job Title: Social Worker, GS-0185-13Job Announcement Number: AN845877
Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 to
Friday, July 19, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and Noncompetitive Candidates
As a Social Worker, for the Office of Human Resources, Staff Care Unit, you will counsel employees and their eligible family members providing guidance in matters which may require specialized medical and/or mental health treatment.
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.
This vacancy announcement has been extended to July 19, 2013.
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 http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov
This position may require travel to developing countries, supporting Missions, our workforce and their eligible family members during critical incidents, high threat posts and direct social work practices in cases with the most complex and challenging problems.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
- US Citizenship required
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a security 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
- May be eligible for telework, in accordance with Agency policy
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You must possess the BASIC REQUIREMENT of this position:
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)
You must also possess the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS of this position:
At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service that included providing social work counseling 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; working collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams to promote corporate program objectives; and participating in the assessment and monitoring of a behavioral health program.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, 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.
Time-in-Grade: Career or career-conditional current and former Federal employees who select to apply under merit promotion procedures must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level of this position.
All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.
For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
For Noncompetitive Applicants: All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
Application of Veterans' Preference: Under Category Rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles will receive selection consideration before non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:
· Crisis Counseling
· Behavioral Health Counseling
· Program Management/Development
· Oral Communication
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following Link: View Assessment Questions