Individual Occupational Requirements
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.
In addition to the Basic Requirements applicants must meet the SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
For GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level. Specialized experience includes conducting individual and group psychotherapy, and marriage and family counseling; organizing, managing, and administering adult, child and family prevention and outreach services; interviewing clients to establish the nature and extent of concerns/issues, provide professional assistance to them, and determine appropriate referral services/opinions; and in planning and implementing professional community organizational strategies and initiatives; formulating of needs assessments, development of prevention programs, and marketing of developed programs OR three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Social Work OR a combination of graduate education and specialized experience. (NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of 2 years - 18 semester hours can be combined with experience.)
For GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience includes providing psychosocial evaluation and treatment, group psychotherapy, casework management, consultation services, and discharge planning; discerns when a change in treatment plan is needed and implements appropriate changes or actions; directs patient care, program development, staff development and supervision, training social work interns, and provide information in support of research.
For GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Specialized experience includes experience as the family maltreatment focal point/manager, managing day-to-day clinical operations of the family advocacy program; performs an evaluation of the program effectiveness is included as part of the long-range goal to prevent family maltreatment; makes recommendations made from research findings and incident evaluations impact policies and services potentially affecting risks and liabilities.
For GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level. Specialized experience includes experience as the family maltreatment focal point/manager, managing day-to-day clinical operations of the family advocacy program; performs an evaluation of the program effectiveness is included as part of the long-range goal to prevent family maltreatment; makes recommendations made from research findings and incident evaluations impact policies and services potentially affecting risks and liabilities.
A Clinical Social Work license to practice independently from a U.S. jurisdiction. NOTE: You MUST submit a copy of your certification and/or license.
Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0100/0185.htm and http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of social work practice, principles, and theories.
2. Knowledge of complex helping systems, such as child and family prevention outreach services, professions, organizations and their management and administration.
3. Skill in conducting interviews to establish the nature and extent of concerns/issues and implementing professional community organization strategies and initiatives.
4. Ability to apply professional community organization skills related to the formulating of needs assessments, development and marketing of prevention programs.
5. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Position may be subject to random drug testing.
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.
- Employee must maintain current certifications.
- Position may require an appropriate security clearance.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
- If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.