Social Worker

Department Of Defense Robins Air Force Base , GA 31093

Posted 2 weeks ago

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The primary purpose of this position is to implement and manage the non-collocated reserve installation Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program and provide behavioral health program support.

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  • Serves as the installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and Behavioral Health Support Coordinator (BHSC) to comply with Department of Defense (DoD) requirements.

  • Ensures the development and Implementation of prevention programs relating to sexual assault and behavioral health.

  • Provides professional advisory services and training to other health care professionals, installation personnel, and community agencies concerning primary and secondary prevention programs.

  • Develops, Implements, and maintains an installation victim support system which addresses a wide variety of Issues and problems.

  • Serves as the Installation commander's subject matter expert for all sexual assault Issues and represents the commander and vice commander on committees, working groups, conferences, and community meetings.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0185 Social Work

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see

  • PCS expenses are authorized and will be paid by the Unit

  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

  • At a minimum, qualification requirements stipulated by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for the 0185 occupational series must be met.

  • Selective Placement Factor: Must possess a current unrestricted license to practice clinical social work (LCSW) independently in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Practice will require clinical privileges at the host MTF. MUST maintain active clinical privileges for the duration of employment. Must sustain current competency to practice at the independent level.

  • Must have practiced as an independent licensed clinical social worker within past two years.

  • As a condition of employment, government civilian providers must meet all applicable credentialing requirements IAW military treatment facility guidelines and be fully qualified to perform within the scope of their practice.

  • Position requires Basic Life Support (BLS) in accordance with local Medical Group (MDG) policies.

  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

  • Incumbent may share on-call duty during weeknights and/or weekends on a rotational basis as required consistent with other mental health professionals of the same specialty performing like duties.

  • Position has been identified as having "regular contact with children," requiring a criminal history background check to be completed on any person selected for the position IAW DoD guidance.

  • Completion of appropriate clinical and administrative duties may involve "after hours" care or work in addition to regular duties.

  • This is a Testing Designated Position. The employee is subject to random drug testing.

  • A Secret Clearance is a condition for employment. The employee will be required to maintain a Secret security clearance.

  • This position requires a high degree of discretion in relation to sensitive information.


In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions for the GS-0185, Social Work Series.


Degree: social work. Must fulfill all of the requirements for the master's degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

Master's degree with practicum: Applicants who complete all of the requirements for a master's degree in social work that included a practicum are eligible for GS-9. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience include knowledge of social work techniques and evaluate procedures, results, relationships, and interactions to improve mission accomplishment and implement quality improvements. Thorough knowledge of a wide array of problems and disorders of individuals, families, and children and the varied resources needed to treat them. Thorough knowledge of laws, regulations, and practices relating to the privacy of information, including HIPPA. Note: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • Professional knowledge of social work practices, principles, and theories. Knowledge of laws, regulations, executive orders, issues, etc. relating to victim advocacy, sexual assault and interpersonal violence, and behavioral health support and services.

  • Professional knowledge and experience in a wide range of social science and social work principles and concepts and practices relating to the prevention of and response to sexual assault, acts of interpersonal and family violence, suicide prevention, combat/operational stress, behavioral health assessment and diagnosis.

  • Professional knowledge and experience of complex helping systems, such as community mental health centers and rape crisis centers outreach services professions, organizations and their management and administration how they provide victim support; the multiple uses of such systems, professions, and organizations to deliver services; and the multiple facets of interpersonal violence dynamics/indicators, prevention theory, and practice.

  • Skill in assessing program needs to accomplish goals and objectives, evaluate program status, and recommend and/or implement solutions for improvements. Ability to apply professional community organization skills related to the formulating of needs assessments, development, and marketing of prevention programs; and applies professional diagnostic skills to individuals and families.

  • Skill in conducting interviews to establish the nature and extent of concerns/issues; providing professional assistance to clients; determining appropriate referral services/opinions; and planning and implementing professional community organization strategies and initiatives.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication, both orally and in writing, and working relationships with organizations and individuals to identify, establish, modify, and provide victim support assistance.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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