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Job Title:Victim Advocate Coordinator

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NCAR-14-002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$49,384.00 to $64,196.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 17, 2014 to Monday, February 17, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Raleigh, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to areas 1, 2 and 3

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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 State and your community!

 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

 

WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is STATEWIDE.  Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

 

POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-time Excepted Service  (Permanent)

 

POSITION LOCATION: J9

 

MD #: 1320-06

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
  • No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the e-date.
  • Rank Requirement: ENL (E6 only).
  • Compatibility Requirement: ENL: 42A, 68G/W/X/Z

DUTIES:

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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 (SAPR) and Sexual Harassment Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Programs. Ensures overall local management of sexual assault awareness, prevention, training, and victim advocacy (VA). Provides collateral duty victim advocate support by providing advice, guidance or victim services question clarification. Incumbent is required to maintain a network of victim advocacy individuals exhibiting a wide range of issues related to being a victim or survivor of sexual assault. Assist victims in developing safety plans, conduct risk assessment, and provide emotional support, crisis intervention, prevention awareness and education to victims. Assesses the need for immediate victim response and develops a plan for assistance. Adheres to policy and procedures in ensuring protected information is kept confidential under the restricted reporting policy. Aids the JFHQ-SARC to develop and implement an appropriate plan of action when a crisis situation presents. Maintains contact with clients through follow-up support for ongoing needs related to coping with sexual assault incident(s). Possesses knowledge of local services and support for victims of harassment or assault and provide clients with information, referrals and applicable resources available through the military and local communities. Informs individuals of reporting options, their rights and responsibilities as a victim. Works with the JFHQ SARC to support state National Guard (NG) units in the completion of required training and may conduct training as needed. Conducts educational training workshops/seminars about the prevention of sexual harassment in coordination with Equal Opportunity Advisors (EOAs) and State Equal Employment Managers (SEEM). Conducts prevention and response training on sexual assault about identifying victim services, defining sexual assault; determining safe and confidential ways to seek assistance; safety planning; protective orders; bystander intervention techniques, identification, reporting, intervention, treatment services for victims of sexual assault, command responsibilities; DoD and Service specific regulations and policy, State laws; and the sharing of information pertinent to victim empowerment and enhancing life skills. 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 Indentifying Information 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 services; transportation; financial services and follow-up assistance. Conducts command consultations. Refers victims to other community services as required to include DoD Safe Helpline services, and individual support to victims at the point of their service. Understands and anticipates the nature of the position requiring off duty hour support to include a 24-hour rotation for advocacy services to victims. Serves on the Sexual Assault Review Board (SARB) or Case Management Board. May serve on community boards and committees representing the SAPR and SHARP Program. Addresses victim services as they relate to sexual assault. Serves as the point of contact in coordinating victim care from initial report to resolution of victim’s health and well-being, providing 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. Maintains strict regulatory confidentiality of information at all times. Contacts unit commanders to obtain assistance and support in advocating for the financial and other needs of victims. Assists the JFHQ SARC in conducting SAPR/SHARP related community activities to include but not limited to the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Originates and publishes news/media articles of interest regarding sexual assault prevention and awareness. Ensures other collateral duty state SAPR VA/SHARP training, completing the background check requirement, and receiving provisional certification. Maintains an up-to-date information and referral resource handbook. Keeps  the JFHQ SARC and the victim’s commander informed of client progress in unrestricted reporting cases and drafts related program correspondence for review and approval by JFHQ SARC and Brigade. Performs other duties as assigned.  
PD: D2183000



QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum Requirements:  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, skills and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process. KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'. 

 

1. Knowledge in recruiting, training and monitoring volunteers. Competency in crisis intervention skills, safety planning and procedures, and civilian and military orders of protection.
2. 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.
3. Ability 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.
4. Skill with computers and able to enter data in required management reports and utilize information systems to prepare required reports and information.
5. Knowledge of laws pertaining to family relationships and protection of children and adults.
6. Knowledge of military organizations, missions, lifestyles, and situations which can contribute to individual and family stress, problems and crisis situations.
7. Ability to interact with diverse individuals during crisis situations, including persons in the medical, legal, and social service community.
8. 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, consisely and effectively. 

Quality of Experience: Level of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed.   The applicant's record of experience training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the Miscellaneous Administration and Program Positions.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position.

Military Assignment:  Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG).  Assignment to a compatible Enlisted (E6 only) position in the NCARNG is mandatory.  (ENL MOS: 42A, 68G/W/X/Z)

 

Security Clearance:  Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).

 

Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.  If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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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. Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit:
http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

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, step parents, spouses, and adult children. Visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

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. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. 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.

 

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes 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.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 17, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The 'Details' page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow youto review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do NOT fax the papaer application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1028334

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 17, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  • Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
  • Fax all six pages of 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are REQUIRED for this job announcement:

  • Current Resume (list your duties/responsibilities related to the qualifying experience listed above)
  • Qualification Questionnaire (On-line or OPM Form 1203-FX)

 

The following documents are NOT required for this job announcement:

Transcripts (optional - required if using education to substitute for experience)

  • Military Resume (optional -explain actual duties performed with the MOS/AFSC, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (optional - related certifications, licenses, etc.)

Demographics Data (optional - Applicants are requested to identify, in a separate attachment, their race, gender, and national origin.  Submission of this information is voluntary and will be used in support of the NCNG Equal Employment Opportunity Programs.)

 

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.

 

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

 

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Shawne Johnson
Phone: (919)664-6000x46170
Email: SHAWNE.M.JOHNSON@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
NGNC J9
4105 Reedy Creek Road
Raleigh, NC
27607

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After the closing date, a review of your complete application will be completed to validate your qualification status.  If qualified, your documents will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 

 

***Ensure that your email and phone contacts are current.***


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Job Announcement Number:

NCAR-14-002

Control Number:

359544500