TO QUALIFY AT THE GS-12 LEVEL: Applicants must meet the basic requirements of the position: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in behavioral or social science or specific course requirement in related disciplines appropriate to the position.
Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
In addition to the positive education and/or experience requirements above, applicants must also have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position is experience performing such duties as management of Family Advocacy programs, preparing written communications and oral presentations and/or briefings; providing technical guidance and assistance; studying, analyzing, and/or evaluating administrative policies, practices, and procedures for development or improvement; experience in reporting of neglect and violence cases, as well as intervention; risk oriented case management; referral; child, spouse, significant other, sibling, parent and elder abuse and neglect; identifies high risk groups for abuse and provides intervention, case management and referrals; served as liaison with Federal, State and local agencies on policy and services in family violence situations.
Must possess and maintain the following: an unrestricted state license in mental health counseling at the clinical or highest level available in states that have tiered licensing schemes. Examples: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. (Please provide a copy with your application.) Must also possess passage of one of the following exams: National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination, Clinical Level Association of Social Work Boards Examination for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker, National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification, The National Counselor Examination, or, passage of another nationally recognized mental health counseling examination.
This position does have a positive education requirement.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories. The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities of the principles and practices of the administration of a human services oriented program to meet the needs of a wide variety of social problems of individuals and families
- Knowledge of Federal, State, and local human services laws, policies, procedures, and regulations
- Skill in the identification, referral, case management, and follow-up of members and families involved in incidents of violence and neglect
- Ability to conduct the psychosocial assessment of individuals, development of treatment plans, treatment delivery, and the provision of appropriate referrals
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing in terms understandable to a wide diversity of individuals
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: To preview questions please click here.
1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.