Job Overview

Summary

NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

DIVISION OF MILITARY & NAVAL AFFAIRS (MNHF)

LATHAM, NY 12110-2224

SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE IAW DMNA 690-4, CHAPTER 6

POSITION TITLE AND NUMBER:

T14-171, VICTIM ADVOCATE COORDINATOR, D2183000, GS-0301-09

LOCATION:

MNHF, LATHAM, NY 12110

DMOS:

OBR:  42B, 60D, 67A, 70A/B/H, 72A, 73A/B    WMOS:  420A, 670A    EMOS:  42A, 68G/W/X/Z

ANNOUNCEMENT OPENS:     29 JAN 2014    CLOSES:  3 MAR 2014

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the New York 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. 

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.

OPEN AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:  NATIONWIDE

NATIONWIDE:  ALL CURRENT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS.

OFFICER/WARRANT/ENLISTED ONLY

Duties

Ensures overall local management of sexual assault awareness, prevention, training, and victim advocacy (VA).  Provides collateral duty victim services question clarification.  Incumbent is required to maintain a network of victim advocacy services contacts to ensure 24/7 availability.  Provides comprehensive advocacy services to individuals exhibiting a wide range of issues related to being a victim or survivor of sexual assault.  Assist victims in developing safety plans, conduct a 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 in crisis situations presents.  Maintains contact with clients through follow-up support for ongoing needs related to coping with sexual assault incident(s).  Conducts safety planning.  Under the direction of the JFHQ SARC, initiates the notification process with agencies such as law enforcement, safe shelters, and state command to ensure safety and well-being for the victim, affected Family members, and the community when victims have selected the option for an unrestricted report.  Assess safety concerns (if victim declines services) and when appropriate, provides information on victim services and resources available through civilian agencies.  Recognizes symptoms of emotional distress or social disorganization which may require immediate professional intervention and refers cases to appropriate professional medical and/or social services staff.  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.

Other Significant Facts:

1.  Must undergo initial and periodic job suitability and credentialing assessments.2.  Must obtain and maintain current required certifications in self-aid buddy care and first aid.3.  The incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.4.  The position is designated for drug testing.5.  This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968.  An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

6.  Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

7.  The work may require the incumbent to drive a motor vehicle:  if so, and an appropriate valid driver's license is mandatory.

8.  May require travel in military and/or commerical aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.

9.  May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours.

10.  May be required to wear special protective clothing such as coats, boots, vests, gas masks, and/or helmets and may be exposed to high levels of noise such as aircraft engines.

11.  This position may be designated mission essential based on local conditions.  Mission essential personnel report for duty to normal times when the unit is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.


NGB Qualifications:

Incumbent is able to receive the applicable Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Credentialing Program (D-SAAC-P) for SAPR and SHARP requirements and maintain accreditation through meeting annual refresher training requirements.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No