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Job Title:Victim Advocate Coordinator

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:ALAR 13-087

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, April 10, 2013 to Friday, May 10, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery, AL United StatesView Map





EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for merit promotion or appointment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!
EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Army National Guard membership is required. If you are not sure if you are eligible to join the Alabama Army National Guard, you may contact a recruiter at (800) 464-8273.



  • Must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Must maintain ALARNG Membership for continued employment.
  • Minimum Military Rank: SGT; Maximum Military Rank: SFC
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 42A, 68G, 68W, 68X, 68Z
  • Must possess or be able to obtain Security Clearance.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is mandatory.


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ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

  All permanent Alabama Army National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.
AREA TWO: All drill status/M-day personnel in the Alabama Army National Guard.
AREA THREE: All U.S. Citizens or individuals eligible for membership in the Alabama Army National Guard.

1. Serves with the JFHQ Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) as the designated specialist of victim support services who coordinates and oversees local implementation and execution of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SARP) and Sexual Harassment Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Programs. Ensures overall local mangement of sexual assault awareness, prevention, training, and victim advocacy (VA). Provides collateral duty victim advocate support by providing, along with the JFHQ SARC, advice, guidance or victim services question clarification. Incumbent is required to maintain a network of victim advocacy services contacts to ensure 24/7 availability.
2. Works with the JFHQ SARC to support state National Guard (NG) units in the completion of required training and may conduct training as needed. Training may include: State and unit Victim Advocates, ARNG SARC/SHARPs at brigade and battalion, SRAC/Vas at Wing and Squadron, Sexual Assualt Review Board (SARB) members, first responders and prevention and awareness information. Conducts educational and training workshops/seminars about the prevention of sexual harassment in coordination with Equal Opportunity Advisors (EOAs) and State Equal Employment Managers (SEEM).
3. Ensures victims of sexual assault receive all needed guidance and emotional support during administrative, medical, investigative, and legal procedures, and that victims understand the processes involved and that Personal Identifying Information (PII) data will be collected, reported, and maintained only for unrestricted report cases. Accompanies victims and provides support in securing medical treatment for injuries; safe shelter; protective orders; court hearings, support before, during and after trials; appointments; educational series; transportation, financial services, and follow-up assistance.
4. Serves on the Sexual Assault Review Board (SARB) or Case Management Board. May serve on community boards and committees representing the SARP and SHARP Program. Addresses victim services as they relate to sexual assault. 10%
5. Serves as the point of contact in coordinating victim care from initial report to resolution of victim’s health and well-being, providing comprehensive assistance and liaison to and for victims of sexual assault and referrals to civilian agencies for those victims of spouse abuse; serves to educate personnel within the state’s ARNG and ANG units regarding the most effective responses to sexual assault on behalf of victims and at-risk individuals. Works with the state leadership, Unit Commander’s and first responses groups to improve systemic barriers to victims’ services and offender accountability.
6. Performs other duties as assigned.


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EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.
Experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration.  Experience using computer and automation systems.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 24 months experience, education or training in any position that required compiling reports, letters, memoranda, etc., and required person-to-person contacts to convey information. Applicants must have experience providing technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of the position to be filled. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management. Experience developing administrative procedures.
--Knowledge of social services work, counseling services, psychosocial principles and theories, and group dynamics of family and individual systems through earning a baccalaureate degree in counseling, education, psychology or related behavioral sciences. Competency in recruiting, training and monitoring volunteers. Competency in crisis intervention skills, safety planning and procedures, and civilian and military orders of protection.
--Working knowledge of sexual assault and family violence dynamics, local community resources and relevant federal and state laws. Understanding of the military and DOD SAPR or Army SHARP program is strongly preferred.
--Able to develop and facilitate effective prevention and education trainings that are interactive in nature and scenario based. Topics to include sexual harassment and sexual assault.
--Possess computer skills to enter data in required management reports and utilize information systems to prepare required reports and information.
--Knowledge of laws pertaining to family relationships and protection of children and adults. Not required to have formal training in aspects to law, but must be capable of working and interacting with CID, OSI, SF, PMO, an SJA. Knowledge of military organizations, missions, lifestyles, and situations which can contribute to individual and family stress, problems and crisis situations.
--Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse individuals during crisis situations, including persons in the medical, legal, and social service communities.
--Ability to express oneself orally and in writing in a professional manner, to deal with diversified groups, individuals and organizations, and to compose written reports and material clearly, concisely and effectively.
--Familiarity with the dynamics of substance abuse, particularly with regard to co-occurrence with sexual assault, and recognizing symptoms and understanding the impact upon individual and family.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: The successful completion of a full 4 year course in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s degree is qualifying at the GS-05 level.

Completion of courses such as the Officer Advanced Course, Squadron Officer School, Command and Staff College, Air and Army War College, National Security Management Course and others of comparable level will be credited at the rate of 1 month of education for two months of specialized experience.

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All applications will be considered regardless of Branch/AOC/FA/MOS. Incumbent will be required to be assigned to and qualify in a compatible military position. The selected individual may be required to attend formal technical school training in a military status.
Compatible Military Assignment: EMOS: 42A, 68G, 68W, 68X, 68Z Applicants do not have to possess this MOS/AOC to be certified as qualified.
MILITARY GRADE: Only applicants in the military grade listed below will be considered. **Please include your military grade on your resume.
Minimum Military Rank/Grade: SGT/E-5
Maximum Military Rank/Grade: SFC/E-7
  Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
All Federal Wage System (FWS) positions require a pre-appointment physical prior to in-processing.
Other Requirements: – For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
This position requires a Secret security clearance.  The applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. 


PLEASE DO NOT SEND/FAX/COURIER/EMAIL ANY APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES TO THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE.  To be considered for this position, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.  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. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Flexible Spending Accounts: The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:
Health Insurance: The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:
Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:
Life Insurance: The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:
Long Term Care Insurance: The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:
Retirement Program: Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:


If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:
1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume):

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:
   You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.
   You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
   You must complete the entire process by 12:00 a.m. (midnight) Eastern Standard Time of the closing date -- Friday, May 10, 2013   
   If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.
To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:
   If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
   If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:Online Questionnaire
Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:
1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.
If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


For this job announcement, the following documents are required: 
   •Current Resume (
list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
   •Qualification Questionnaire (
On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)
   •Transcripts (
Required if using education to substitute for experience)
Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Kissey Vason
Phone: (334)271-7229
Agency Information:
Alabama National Guard
Human Resources Office
1720 Dickinson Drive
Montgomery, AL


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX
If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

1. Title of Job

Victim Advocate Coordinator
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Victim Advocate Coordinator

21. Geographic Availability

012130101 Montgomery, AL

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard or willing and eligible to join? (If you are not sure you are eligible to join the Alabama Air National Guard, please contact an Alabama Army National Guard recruiter @ 800-464-8273.)

A. Yes, I am a T-32 Technician/AGR with the Alabama Army National Guard (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES).
B. Yes, I am a traditional M-Day soldier with the Alabama Army National Guard.
C. No, I am a member of another states National Guard but willing to join the Alabama Army National Guard.
D. No, I am a Reservist/IRR or an active duty soldier and willing to join the Alabama Army National Guard.
E. No, I am prior service with no military status at this time but willing to join the Alabama Army National Guard.
F. No, I am civilian and do not have any prior military service but willing to join the Alabama Army National Guard
G. No, I fall in one of the types of military status mentioned in C, D, E or F but do not wish to join the Alabama Army National Guard.

2. Are you currently within the ranks for this position (Min: SGT/E-5; Max: SFC/E-7)?

A. Yes, I am currently within the required ranks for this position.
B. No, I am currently above the required ranks but I will submit the required letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selelcted. I also understand that this statement of understanding is required for basic qualification.
C. I am not currently in the Alabama Army National Guard but I am willing and eligible to join if selected.
D. No, I am not currently within the required ranks.
E. No, I am currently above the required ranks and I am not willing to accept a demotion if selected.
F. I am not currently in the Alabama Army National Guard and I am not willing to join.

3. Do you currently possess experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration AND experience using computer and automation systems?

A. Yes, I meet all general experience requirements for this position.
B. No, I do not meet all general experience requirements for this position.

To fully qualify for this position, applicant must possess at least 24 months experience in each of the following tasks. For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Do you possess experience, education or training program or managerial experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to the position to be filled or in comparable work or functions?

5. Do you possess experience developing and recommending policy; organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods of operations?

6. Do you possess experience in supervisory, staff or technical work which included study, analysis or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of managerial or administrative policies, practices and procedures?

7. Do you possess experience preparing written communications and oral presentations?


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Job Announcement Number:

ALAR 13-087

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