This job opportunity is for a Social Worker position, position description T5013000/T5012000, within the MEDCOM unit of the New Jersey National Guard. This vacancy announcement is a Title 5, Excepted Service positionLearn more about this agency
As a Social Worker, GS-0185-11/12, you may be expected to accomplish the following:
- Conduct needs assessments, intake evaluations, and psycho-diagnostic assessments
- Evaluate training opportunities, and professional development activities
- Prepare written evaluation reports with clinical impressions and recommendations
- Determine program priorities, gaps, and means to meet annual goals
- Build networking processes and build a community provider directory
- Conduct pre-mobilization and post-mobilization screenings
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:
Areas V: Open to Permanent (does not include Temporary), on-board, Title 5 Employees of the NJ National Guard
Areas VI: Open to Permanent (does not include Temporary), on-board, Title 32 and Title 5 Employees NJ National Guard
Areas VII: Open to Current and Federal Employees and Applicants eligible for Re-Employment
Areas VIII: Open to US Citizens
FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
- Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Must have the following experience(s):
- Knowledge of social work theories, principles, techniques, and resources
Must have 24 months of the following experience(s):
- Interviewing people to establish the nature and extent of their problems
- Helping them work-out plans for improving the situation
- Providing assistance and services
- Referring individuals to community resources and other organizations as indicated
- Assisting people to understand and modify their own patterns of behavior when appropriate
A Master's degree in Social Work from a graduate school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and acceptable to The Surgeon General is required.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Planning and Evaluating, Project Management, and Writing
Veterans' Preference: Preference eligibility for veterans in Federal employment is defined in section 2108 of title 5, United States Code, and applies to new appointments in both the competitive and excepted service. While veterans' preference does not guarantee veterans a job and does not apply to appointments under merit promotion procedures or internal agency actions such as promotions, transfers, reassignments and reinstatements, it does provide a very useful tool in the application process for qualified candidates.
If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate supporting documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference.
10-point preference eligible: An individual who served at any time and has a service connected disability or has received a Purple Heart, and survivors or spouses of certain veterans.
5-point preference eligible: An individual with active duty service during certain time periods (180 consecutive days during a war) or between 9/11/01 and 8/31/10, or who received an armed forces expeditionary or campaign medal.
0-point preference eligible: An individual who is released or discharged from a period of active duty from the armed forces, after August 29, 2008, by reason of a "sole survivorship discharge."
In addition, only veterans discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions (or, more recently, active duty members who certify through official documentation that they are expected to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days) are eligible for veterans' preference. Retired members of the armed forces are not included in the definition of preference eligible unless they are a disabled veteran or they retired below the rank of major or its equivalent.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this position:
1. ONLINE APPLICATION - questionnaire
2. RESUME - must include your contact information, dates of employment (to include months and years) and duties performed
3. College Transcripts - For EDUCATIONAL CLAIMS - or other documentation to support your Educational claims.
4. DD-214 - For CURRENT AND PRIOR MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS forVeteran's Preference claims. (cannot be a military training completion DD214)
5. SF-50 - For CURRENT AND PRIOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES - must provide your most recent Non-Award Standard Form 50 (SF-50) - to claim Federal Employment status
6. CERTIFICATIONS - must provide proof of certification for all requisite certification requirements as outlined within this job opportunity announcement (if applicable).
7. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE CLAIMS - must provide your DD214, SF-15, and/or Veteran's Affairs Documentation (including % of disability) - DD214 must be non-training (see Veteran's Preference Statement above in the 'How you will be Evaluated' block for descriptions of the types of Veteran's Preference claims.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
AddressNJ MEDICAL COMMAND
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520848700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.