(OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions, GS-185-9/11 and Social Work Seris, 0185, Individual Occupational Requirement).
Degree: Social Work. Must fulfill all of the requirements for the master's degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Master's degree with practicum: Applicants who complete all of the requirements for a master's degree in social work that included a practicum are eligible for GS-9.
The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: In addition to meeting the basic entry level qualification requirements, applicants must have the following:
GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level that included providing services to aimed at Child Welfare and Family Services, child neglect cases, sexual abuse cases, physical abuse cases and cases involving Indian Child Welfare Act. Experience in dealing with Meth affected families and provide in home services to prevent removal of children. OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
GS-09: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level that included or in a capacity of services aimed at Meth affected families and provide in home services to prevent removal of children, Providing services to families and services aimed at Child Welfare. OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters degree or masters or equivalent graduate degree.
Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job your are applying for. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). (Do not send job descriptions.)
· Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
· Duties and accomplishments
· Employer's name and address
· Supervisor's name and phone number
· Starting and ending dates (month and year)
· Hours per week
Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
NOTE: If you are not in the series for which applying, your application package must show evidence of meeting the OPM Qualification Standards; i.e., required course work (transcript/listing of courses); specialized experience; etc.
Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation. Full-time work is generally considered to be 35 to 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position. To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. If transcripts are not included in your application package, education will not be credited.
Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.
Evaluation of Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Department of Education webpage.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
OTHER: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement
Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
BASIS OF RATING: All applicants for this position will be rated and ranked based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected on the application. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess or have the potential to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicants advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and veterans preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted.
Knowledge in dealing with child abuse/neglect and crisis
Ability to counsel with families
Knowledge of basic concepts and standards of Social Work practices
Ability to prepare concise and accurate case records
Ability to follow up on required action