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    Social Worker

    Boise, Idaho

    Appointment Type: Permanent

    PD #:D2209000

    Series/Grade: GS-0185-12/12

    Salary Range: $72,168.00-$93,821.00

    *PCS is not authorized*

    MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho Army National Guard as a condition of employment.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

    In accordance with the Labor Management Agreement, Article 18, Promotions:

    Area of Consideration

    The area of consideration for all Idaho National Guard bargaining unit positions will be as follows:

     (1)   Bargaining unit members

     (2)   All other individuals 

    This does not preclude management from selecting either Section (1) or Section (2) applications after Section (1) applicants have been considered.  


    Current members of the Idaho Army National Guard or those eligible to become a member.

    Application materials must be received by Tuesday, August 08, 2017.  Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements. 

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    MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office.)


    The primary purpose of this position is: to provide preventive, remedial, and support services aimed at improving and sustaining the psychological health of National Guard (NG) military members and their families.  As part of the Office of the State Surgeon the incumbent exercises technical oversight, plans, coordinates, monitors and provides access to a full range of professional services for the eligible populations served.  Duties focus on outreach, education and prevention, needs-based and psychosocial assessment, diagnosis, short-term problem resolution, and provision of or referral to evidenced-based interventions.  Responsibilities include providing: primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention programs, specialty training for NG health care professionals and other personnel on issues related to the psychological health of Guardsmen and their families, and multi-level community organization, collaboration, and enhancement.


     Coordinate with the National Guard community serving military and non-military agencies to promote and achieve timely information exchange, coordinate collaborative prevention efforts, and establish and maintain an extensive array of resources, associations, and community partnerships.  Participates in community activities to incorporate complex strategies that enhance community strengths, reduces broad-based community needs, implements community problem solving methods, and forges community connections so as to promote psychologically healthy lifestyles.  Ensures that curriculums and community intervention initiatives for each prevention program are research-based and supported by the literature.  Participates in relevant committee meetings in an effort to provide input and obtain information related to psychological health issues.  Coordinates substantial findings and possible effects of outreach efforts with the State Surgeon and key leaders to ensure they remain current on issues related to the program.  Liaison between the military and non-military community agencies, including medical agencies, schools, shelters, child care, and family support centers providing access to services that can improve and/or sustain the psychological health of National Guardsmen and families.  Represents the community outreach and prevention initiatives and programs professionally and appropriately. Coordinates findings and possible effects with the State Surgeon in an effective and timely manner.

    Conducts needs assessments, intake evaluations, and psycho-diagnostic assessments.  Applies professional knowledge of the principles, theories, procedures, and practices of social work to conduct needs assessments and evaluations on a limited but routine basis in accordance with applicable DoD guidelines.  Prepares written evaluation reports with clinical impressions and recommendations.  Accomplishes intake interviews with clients, to include family history, bio-psychosocial history, developmental and health histories, and presenting problems together with any relevant secondary information, conducts screening and interviews, and perform bio-psychosocial evaluations, using expert knowledge of general and specific concepts, principles, procedures, and practices relating to psychological assessments.  Assesses individuals to explore the development of behavior patterns, mechanisms, and symptoms; determines the facts concerning clients' problems, strengths, and the underlying causes to assess the needs of the individual and/or family, and within the context of their military affiliation.  Uses and interprets various psychological assessment measures.  Provide targeted assessment and evaluation, including diagnostic impressions and functional status focused on the presenting problem.  Provide timely and succinct feedback to other medical provider and service member's commander, when appropriate, regarding assessment findings and recommendations.  Integrates findings, referral, and assessment, using assessment guidelines of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association, screens records and personnel for security clearances and makes administrative recommendations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Training

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Members of the Idaho Army National Guard or those eligible to become a member

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  • Job family (Series)

    0185 Social Work

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473981200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.