About the Position: You will be a team member of the 174th Infantry Brigade, "The Patriot Brigade". The organization is comprised of Active Duty, Army Reservist, Army Reserve Active Guard and Reserve (AGR), and National Guard AGR soldiers. Their mission is to train mobilized Reserve Component (RC) units for deployment in accordance with Combatant Commander, Department of the Army, Forces Command (FORSCOM), and First Army directives.
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Serves as a Victim Advocate (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program) providing professional and comprehensive advocacy services to victims/survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Conducts interactive training workshops/seminars to victims, community agencies and the organization.
Accompanies victims and provides support in securing medical treatment, safe shelter, protective orders, court hearings, educational, transportation, financial services, and follow-up asistance.
Provides support before, during and after trials.
Ensures victims of sexual assault receive needed guidance/emotional support during administrative/medical/investigative/legal procedures and that victims understand the processes involved and that data will be collected/reported/maintained on cases.
Conducts assessments with clients to evaluate needs and risks; recongizing the need for professional intervention and referring to appropriate services.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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0101 Social Science
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Position is designated as a Public Trust position and requires a Moderate Background investigation on a post-appointment basis only.
Requires successul completion of a 7 week SHARP training course and completion of all requirements to obtain DoD Certification within 6 months of hire.
The selectee's background will be checked against records maintained by the following prior to appointment and, as appropriate, on a recurring basis while employed in the position: The Department Of Justice National Sex Offenders Registry.
Additionally, selectees will be checked against Army Family Advocacy Program Central Registry, Army Criminal Investigation Command/Crime Records Center, previous employer references State and Local Police, and Official Personnel Folder.
Selectees will also be checked against Army Inspector General, Army Military Human Resources and the Army Substance Abuse Program.
Requires off-duty hour support to include a 24-hour rotation for advocacy services to victims.
Position may require that the employee pass screening for illegal drug use prior to appointmnt and subsequent periodic drug screening thereafter.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and have the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
Subject to business travel/TDY of up to 25 percent.
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.
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
People with Disabilities, Schedule A
Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
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.
Basic Requirement for Victim Advocate (SHARP):
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in behavioral or social science, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, such as Psychology, Counseling or Social Work.
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 addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Providing professional advocacy services to victims or survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment; 2) Conducting assessments with clients to evaluate needs and risks; 3) Recognizing the need for professional intervention and referring to appropriate services; 4) maintaining partnerships in the community, and conducting training/seminars on sexual assault/sexual harassment.
Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 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: Psychology, Counseling or Social Work.
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 first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
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 next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07).
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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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