Lead Social Services Assistant

Department Of Agriculture Moses Lake , WA 98837

Posted 6 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located on a Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center. The incumbent of this position provides leadership and guidance to students in a group living environment and provides practical counseling to students.

For contact Information please see "Additional Information."

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  • Recognize changes in academic, psychological and physical behaviors to provide or arrange for counseling service.

  • Set and contribute to a safe, dignified, orderly atmosphere by enforcing program rules, policies and procedures.

  • Guide clients and facilitate appropriate behavior about daily living skills, self care, personal interaction, social relationships and constructive time management.

  • Conducts group counseling sessions in the form of dorm meetings, orientation groups, dorm courts, group problem solving, and group discussion.

  • Oversee day-to-day activities to administer consequences and hold others accountable.

  • Communicate with others to resolve conflicting interests to achieve cooperation.

  • Conduct regular rounds to interact with others to share information, provide supplies, and facilitate interventions as necessary.

  • Coach others on employability skills such as dress code, interviewing tips, hygiene, punctuality, and courtesy.

  • Observe others and premises to detect and report unusual or illegal activities.

  • Direct off-site group activities to maintain safety and discipline.

  • Lead employees by identifying, distributing, and balancing the workload and tasks in accordance with established workflow and skill level.

  • Establish work priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks.

  • Instruct employees in specific tasks and job techniques and provides on the job training to new employees.

  • Answer questions on procedures, policies, and directives and obtains needed information or decisions from supervisor on problems that occur.

  • Resolve simple, informal complaints of employees and refers others to the supervisor for action or resolution.

  • Write reports to document student disciplinary and behavioral actions.

  • Submits accomplishment reports on progress in meeting objectives.

  • Compile information on clothing, bedding, personal items, and locker inspections to prepare required reports.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
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  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • Direct Deposit ? Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov

  • Must be suitable for Federal employment as determined by a Public Trust background investigation.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid commercial driver's license.

  • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.

  • This position is required to work swing shift and night shift when determined by the needs of the Center.


In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

GS-6: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-5); or one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as social behavior, human behavior, psychology, or health care); and/or combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: providing input in the planning of dormitory activities of students; maintaining order and discipline among students; scheduling, coordinating, and supervising work details, recreational and other group activities; providing leadership and direction to students in performing daily housekeeping duties; and conducting various dorm meetings and student group counseling sessions.

GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-6); or one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as social behavior, human behavior, psychology, or health care); and/or combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: serving as the assistant to the dormitory manager, providing on-site supervision of residents to ensure a safe, healthy atmosphere; providing ongoing orientation to new residents; participating with the supervisor and other residential living staff in setting performance standards, goals, and objectives for the dormitory, following up with residents to ensure these standards are upheld; and/or checking progress, performance, and behavior of residents in assigned dorm in the educational and vocational programs.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


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Lead Social Services Assistant

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