Serves as the Command Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and recognized program expert. Provides direct oversight for an integrated and transparent response capability and system accountability for sexual assault awareness, prevention, response, training, and victim care throughout the assigned command. Provides support and oversight of the command’s SAPR program and, in collaboration with the Installation SARC, will ensure services availability 24/7 for victims of sexual assault, monitors the command’s compliance with SecNav/USMC requirements; provides guidance and technical assistance to the commander in addressing matters concerning the SAPR program; develops command program guidance in support of DoD/DoN/USMC policies; monitors Serious Incident Reports (SIRs) to ensure reporting requirements have been met; coordinates all taskers (received/response); assists commander in meeting annual sexual assault prevention, awareness and response training requirements; trains SAPR personnel; and performs other duties as assigned by DoD/DoN/USMC.
Serves as a special staff officer to the commander and as the command’s SARC. Reports to the commander and will be administratively supported by Marine Corps Community Services. Supervise command assigned Uniformed Victim Advocates (UVAs) and support Victim Advocates (VAs) to ensure an integrated and transparent response capability and system accountability. Independently manages day-to-day operations, authorized and funded by the agency, to ensure compliance with: mission, function, operation, activity, laws, rules and regulations. Works collaboratively with various divisions and agencies to ensure resources are maximized for the benefit of the program. Acts as the command subject matter expert for training, inspections and site visits. Monitors trends and activities and takes appropriate action to mitigate risks and/or improve services provided. Performs complex work and develops reports requiring a working knowledge of legal and regulatory statutes as they relate to varied sexual assault incidents, counseling and medical support situations, law enforcement actions, records and database management requirements, and training.
Promotes the SAPR program by encouraging victims to come forward for services, and oversees development of command education campaigns promoting prevention, victim rights and advocacy services. Ensures the integration of SAPR training, promotions, assessments, etc., into the command strategic goals and objectives. Responsible for tracking and ensuring initial and refresher SAPR training is occurring for command assigned UVAs and ensuring leadership training for command teams occurs within the required timeline. Assists UVAs/VAs to ensure annual SAPR training requirements are met and properly documented.
Handles sensitive information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential or otherwise legally exempt from disclosure. Safeguards sensitive information and prevents unauthorized reading, printing, retaining, copying or dissemination of information, messages, or correspondence in accordance with rules and regulations such as those covered by the Privacy Act, 5 USC 552(a), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Public Law 104-191, and DoD Directive 6025.18.
Develops and implements protocol to evaluate attainment of program goals and objectives, and compliance with DoD, DON, and USMC policy with emphasis on quality analysis of command procedures and database management. Ensures timely responses to taskers from higher Headquarters. Responsible for articulating and promoting the program’s goals, strategies and achievements, as required.
Due to the nature of work in this position, the incumbent may serve in an “on call” duty status outside of normal work hours that includes but is not limited to: remaining in a reasonable call back radius, carrying a cell phone or pager; included on the 24/7 Helpline duty rotation; regularly checking email to respond to crises; remaining in a state of readiness to perform work with limitations on pursuing outside leisure activities; and/or reporting to a designated post of duty to be ready to or perform work. Travels to complete work assignments, and conduct or attend conferences and meetings.