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Social Worker

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Department Of The Interior Bloomington , MN 55431

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in the Branch of Human Services, Midwest Region in Bloomington, MN. The incumbent provides technical assistance and professional consultation to local Social Services staff in the provision of quality Social Services to Tribal Communities and serves as the liaison between the Regional Office, Indian Tribes, and agencies in matters related to child protection, child welfare, child and family services, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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As a Social Worker, you will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Regional Social Worker in planning, developing, and monitoring agency, tribal, and private child protection and child welfare services to eligible Indian children.

  • Serving as a technical expert on Human Services

  • Social Service contracts related to Child Protection, Child Welfare, and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) grants.
  • Reviewing agency and contractor social casework records using the guidelines of professional social work standards, federal, state, and tribal standards, and appropriate policies and regulations specifically on child abuse/neglect and child protection teams.

  • Providing professional written evaluations of the care, service, policy, and administration of programs in light of accepted, sound social service practices, theory, and philosophy regarding child abuse/neglect and child protection teams.

  • Conducting on-site technical evaluation reviews for quality control in tribally operated and social service programs.

Travel Required
50% or less

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this vacancy

  • Driver's license required

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service

  • Background investigation may be required

  • Time in Grade restrictions apply

  • Land Management eligibles may apply

  • Public Land Corps eligibles may apply


Only experience and education obtained by 10/18/2018 will be considered.

Basic Requirements for this position: You must meet the requirement below to qualify for the position.

A master's degree in Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Specialized Experience

In addition to meeting the basic entry requirement listed above, you must have the appropriate specialized experience as described below. This applies to both the GS-09 and GS-11 grade levels.

You may qualify at the GS-09 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to apply professional knowledge of the principles and practices of social work; recommend direct services to individuals, families, and groups; and educate or assist with instruction, training, consultation or advice on social work related questions and services ; OR

A master's or equivalent graduate degree in Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR

A combination of education and experience as listed above.

You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to apply knowledge of the principles and practices of social work; provide direct services to individuals and families, and groups; educate or provide instruction, training, consultation and/or advice on social work related questions and services; interpret and apply specialized program knowledge and skill of the Social Services Program to beneficiaries; serve as a case manager of assigned cases; and maintain a formalized case management system which documents the workflow of case services with individual case plans; OR

A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position, such as a degree in social work; OR

A combination of education and experience as listed above.

You must submit a copy of your transcripts for this professional position. Unless otherwise stated, unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If selected, you will be required to produce official transcripts.

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.

LMWFA - Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Applicants:

Current appointees:

  • Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,
  • Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND
  • Must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service

Former appointees:

  • Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,

  • Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;

  • Must apply for position within 2 years after your most recent date of separation,

  • Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND

  • Must have performed at an acceptable level throughout service period

Public Land Corps Hiring Authority:

(1) Eligibility: In order to be eligible for PLC non-competitive status, a former member of the PLC must provide documentation, as part of their application, verifying their eligibility and that they meet the following criteria:

(a) Served as a qualified youth on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included at least 120 hours through the PLC;

(b) Applied to a vacancy announcement for which applications are being accepted from individuals with non-competitive status;

(c) Meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification standards and any other qualification requirement(s) stated in the vacancy announcement for the position which you are applying; and

(d) Completed his/her most recent Corps service, which provided him/her with a total of 640 hours, inclusive of 120 hours on a PLC project as defined in 16 USC 1723(d), within the last two (2) years.

(2) Appointments must be effected within the two (2) years requirement.

(3) The two (2) year time-frame cannot be extended.

(4) Selectees will be subject to a probationary period consistent with other competitive service positions.

(5) This authority may be used for General Schedule and Federal Wage System positions.

(6) Competitive service appointments may be made for temporary, term or permanent positions.


PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

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. For further information, visit:

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Department Of The Interior