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Family Advocacy Program Specialist

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Department Of Defense Fort Wainwright , AK 99703

Posted 2 months ago

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About the Position:

Serves as a Family Advocacy Program Specialist under the general supervision of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Manager, Army Community Service (ACS) at a garrison. Independently coordinates and directs the elements of the program, as determined by the FAP Manager.

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  • Develop an installation-wide FAP Plan of Instruction (POI) to include developing lesson plans, training aids, etc., for each target group identified.

  • Review Department of Army (DA) policies to ensure installation regulatory compliance of family advocacy prevention initiatives.

  • Provide comprehensive assistance and support to victims of spouse abuse including crisis intervention and referral to military and civilian shelters and other resources available to victims.

  • Develop and conduct public/community awareness programs.

  • Serve as primary fund manager for the Department of Defense Family Advocacy Program.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0101 Social Science

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  • Appointment is subject to a suitability including child care, as determined by a completed background investigation.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible

  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A

  • Postal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique Authorities

  • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

  • Reinstatement

  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

Basic Requirement for Family Advocacy Program Specialist:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in behavioral or social science, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, such as Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology.


B. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.


C. Experience: Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes education and prevention support related to family, children services, and community services. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).


Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology.


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Financial Management

  • Oral Communication

  • Partnering

  • Teaches Others

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade or equivalent (GS-09).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

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