This Position Is No Longer Available
  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:VICTIM ADVOCATE COORDINATOR

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:T14-171

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,923.00 to $62,297.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 to Monday, March 03, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Latham, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

New York Army National Guard membership required (See Announcement)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB 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

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a member of the Army National Guard.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

DUTIES:

Back to top

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.

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Back to top

In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this  VICTIM ADVOCATE COORDINATOR position, you must meet the following criteria.

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 

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 ofthe position to be filled.  Applicants must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management.  Experience developing administrative procedures.

 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 

Successful completionof a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements.

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.

 

KSA's:

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the KSA's listed below.   Applicants are encouraged to address the KSA's in their application or resume or by submitting a supplemental statement with their application.   Written response to each KSA will ensure that specialized experience criteria is recognized and credited.

 

1.  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.

2.  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.

3.  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.

4.  Possess computer skills 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.  Not required to have formal training in aspects of law, but must be capable of working and interacting with CID, OSI, SF, PMO, and SJA. Knowledge of military organizations, missions, lifestyles, and situations which can contribute to individual and family stress, problems and crisis situations.

6.  Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse individuals during crisis situations, including persons in the medical, legal, and social service communities.

7.  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.

8.  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.

 

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

Military Grades: 

OFFICER/WARRANT/ENLISTED ONLY

 

Compatible Military Assignments:  

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



YOU MUST ALREADY BE A MEMBER OF THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  In order for your application to be considered, you need to submit the following document:

·         RESUME (Resume must have a from and to date for each position worked in.  The date must be month and year. Ex: 02/2012 to 03/2013)

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 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 instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating and eligibility. 

 

All qualified applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official, unless there are more than seven qualified applicants.  In this case, the evaluation procedures in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5 will be used to further screen candidates prior to referral.  A panel of three members will be appointed to rate the candidates using the KSA factors.  Experience will be evaluated in terms of type and quality in relation to the requirements of the position.  Length of service or experience will only be used when there is a clear relationship with quality of performance or when necessary to break ties when all other ratings are equal. 

 

Following the determination of basic eligibility of the candidates as outlined in DMNA PAM 690-4, Chapter 5, qualified applicants will be referred to the selection official in the following sequence: 

 

1.  Category I:  All excepted service technicians in the New York Army National Guard  for Army technician vacancies and all excepted service technicians in the New York Air National Guard for Air technician vacancies, working at the location specified in the job announcement where the vacancy exists.

 

2.  Category II:  All currently employed excepted service technicians in either the New York Army or New York Air National Guard. 

 

3.  Category III:  Qualified members of the New York National Guard (Army or Air), to include AGR personnel and temporary and Indefinite technicians, or other individuals who are willing to become members of the New York Army or Air National Guard. 

 

* If there are fewer than three qualified applicants in Category I, then qualified applicants from Category II, III will be forwarded to the selection official, in sequential order, to provide at least three qualified applicants.  


BENEFITS:

Back to top
Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/interactive/Benefits#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the New York National Guard, please visit our website at http://dmna.ny.gov/jobs/jobs.php?id=tech



HOW TO APPLY:

Back to top

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 03, 2014. 

To begin the process. click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USA JOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Note:  To return to a previously Saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov/



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 

 

1.  Your Resume (Your resume MUST detail your length of general and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for)

2.  A complete Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)

3.  Transcripts are required if you are using education to qualify.  An unofficial transcript is acceptable. 

4.  Other supporting documents may include: (not required)

  • Flight Records
  • Qualification Certificates
  • DD 214
  • Seperate document supporting KSA's. 
  • Military Biography
  • SF 50
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Awards (military and/or technician)

5.  Submission of Photography and Medical Documentation (ex: VA Disability paperwork) are prohibited and will not be sent forward to the Selection Official.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avis Sanchez
Phone: (518)786-4659
Email: AVIS.A.SANCHEZ.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
New York National Guard
330 OLD NISKAYUNA ROAD
ATTN SANNING PINGITORE
LATHAM, NY
12110
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your category and score, you may be referred to the selecting official.  If your name is referred to the selecting official, you will be contacted directly by that office for an interview.  You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.

 

You will be notified via email during the following phases of this announcement: 

 

1.  Immediately after your application has been submitted.

2.  After the announcement has closed and qualifications are reviewed.  (This will inform you whether or not you were referred to the selecting official.)

3.  Once selection has been made. 

 

If at anytime you have questions concerning this Vacancy Announcement, please contact the Human Resources Specialist by email.  Your email should contain the following information:  T14-171, VICTIM ADVOCATE COORDINATOR, 1040268. 

The email can be sent directly to avis.a.sanchez.mil@mail.mil

 


Back to top
Dock
Print Preview

Job Announcement Number:

T14-171

Control Number:

360439300