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Family Advocacy Prgrm Victim Advocate

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U.S Department of the Navy, Commander, Navy Installations

$54,972.00 to $62,303.00

Washington, DC

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$54,972 to $62,303 per year

Pay scale & grade

NF 04

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Bolling AFB, DC

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.


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The mission of the Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Programs team is to maximize the physical, emotional and social development of the Navy family. FFR enables a ready Navy force through its Fleet Readiness, Family Readiness and Housing Programs. We service all non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees who work for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) and Bachelor Housing (BH) throughout the Fleet and Family Readiness Program for the Naval District Washington (NDW) Region

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Serves as Victim Advocate for the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) to provide comprehensive assistance and liaison to and for victims of spouse/intimate partner abuse; and to educate personnel on the installation regarding the most effective responses to domestic violence on behalf of victims and at-risk family members. Screens victim of spouse abuse, evaluates their needs, and provides them with information about domestic violence, safe and confidential ways to seek assistance, their rights as Navy spouses, and the resources and services available to them. This involves maintaining current information on resources and services, and advising victims before disclosure of the limited confidentiality rule.

Coordinates with case manager in developing appropriate plan of assistance/intervention, which provides for the safety of the victim and their family members. Ensures that the clinical case manager is fully aware of victim’s situation at all times. When FAP case managers are not on duty, this may involve working with law enforcement and/or sponsoring command. This involves decisions affecting a wide range of problems and services, some difficult/complex.

Provides services for victims of spouse/intimate partner abuse and their families to include the following: crisis intervention; assistance in securing medical treatment for injuries; information on legal rights and resources available through both military and civilian programs; education, transportation; pre-trial, trial, and post-trial support; and follow-up. Assists in conducting support groups for Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse victims. Evaluates needs and establishes with the victim a detailed, individualized safety plan and reviews and revises the plan with the victim as necessary. Makes referrals to other helping agencies. Provides follow-up to all identified victims (to include those who have declined services) three months following initial contact to assess whether further services are needed or wanted.

Advocates for the expressed interests and safety of the victim when providing information to military and civilian courts; the Case Review Committee; and when accompanying victims to legal appointments and investigative interviews.

Provide advocacy services to non-offending parent or caregivers of identified victims of child abuse. This includes: safety planning, identifying support resources, working with civilian authorities and creating an environment that makes it easy for the non-offending parent or caregivers to support the child.

Reports all suspected child abuse or neglect cases and spouse abuse cases to proper state child protective service authorities in coordination with the Family Advocacy Representative (FAR) for investigation. Reports incidents to Military Police and NCIS as needed.

Maintains a cooperative working relationship with all action agencies to include: Social Work Service, Military Police, NCIS, and Unit Commanders. Serves as non-voting consultant on the Clinical Case Staff Meeting.

Maintains a notebook of contacts and referrals. Ensures that FAP case manager is aware of victim’s situation and makes written entries in the victim’s FAP case record system. The documentation will be labeled and identified as a “Victim Advocate note,” the content of which will be non-clinical in nature. Keeps track of types and number of services provided, to ensure no identifying client information is in writing. Ensures confidential handling of documents of conversations relative to victim care.

Provides input to FAP Manger in the establishment and implementation of local policies and directives pertaining to the Family Advocacy Victim Advocate Program. Assists with measures designed to determine program effectiveness.

Assists the FAR in the conduct of specific activities of the Community FAP education program such as Child Abuse Prevention Month (April) and Domestic Violence Prevention Month (October) and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (February). Coordinates with local media to publicize information of FAP seminars, workshops and programs available to the community.

May conduct briefings on FAP polices, dynamics of spouse abuse, availability of treatment services, procedural requirements for handling both on and off installation domestic abuse cases, state laws and other pertinent information about family violence. Conducts education classes for Family Support Groups and the community on the prevention of domestic abuse. Researches and networks with civilian resources such as court appointed victim advocates, shelters and other civilian resources that provide services to victims of domestic violence and/parents of child abuse victims; provides education and training as needed to civilian providers of services on military resources and regulations to center staff on resources available to victims and victim issues within the community. Performs other duties as assigned

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some work outside normal tour of duty.

Supervisory status


Who May Apply

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United States Citizens

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0101 Social Science

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Conditions of Employment


Some work outside normal tour of duty, to include a 24-hour duty rotation may be required. Travel may be required. Must possess or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.

REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN CREDENTIALS AT INCUMBENT EXPENSE: Must be able to obtain within six months of hire or already have, at minimum, the Basic Advocate Credential with the designation as a Comprehensive Intervention Specialist, as approved by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)/National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA). Both the Basic Advocate Credential and the Comprehensive Intervention Specialist designation must be maintained throughout employment in this position. Failure to obtain /maintain both the credential and designation is cause for termination.

Ability to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.


Professional knowledge of social services work, counseling services, psychosocial principles and theories, and group dynamics of family and individual systems as may have been acquired through earning a baccalaureate degree in counseling, education, psychology or related behavioral sciences. Competency in crisis intervention skills, safety planning and procedures, and civilian and military orders of protection.

Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, interpersonal and family violence to include domestic violence and child abuse.

Knowledge of child advocacy to include working with the non-offending parent of an abused child.

Intensive practical knowledge of community resources and services, crisis intervention and how individuals in distress may quickly obtain the types of assistance they need.

Knowledge of laws pertaining to family relationships and protection of children and adults. Not required to have formal training in aspects of law, but must be capable of working and interacting with lawyers, court officials, police, etc. Experience with preparing court testimony and victim impact statements is helpful.

Knowledge of military organizations, missions, lifestyles, and situations which can contribute to family stress, problems and crisis situations.

Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse individual during crisis situations, including persons in the medical, legal and social service communities.

Ability to express oneself orally and in writing in a professional manner, to deal with diversified groups, individuals and organizations and to compose written reports and material clearly, concisely and effectively.

Current driver’s license and physical ability to operate a motor vehicle.


Additional information

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills and abilities will be used for each application.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” is preferable.

A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

APPLICATION FORMS - A complete packet of the following forms must be submitted for each position applying for:

Completed application

or resume that includes 3 professional references

Proof of high school level education or equivalent (if applicable)

If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a clear, legible copy of your DD 214.

Military Spousal Preference form

(if applicable)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

Regular Full-time (35 - 40 hours per week), all benefits offered (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & child(ren) life insurance, long term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan).

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and any other required documents as indicated in the required documents section:

Directly through, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Resume that included 3 professional references

Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

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Agency contact information








Commander, Navy Installations Command

2691 Mitscher Road

BLDG 414

Washington, DC


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Next steps

Before submitting your resume and supporting documents, please review this checklist:

Completed application

or resume that includes 3 professional reference

If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a clear, legible copy of your DD 214.

Military Spousal Preference form

(if applicable)

Any other supporting documentation

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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U.S Department of the Navy, Commander, Navy Installations
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CNIC's mission is to enable the Navy's Operating Concept through Enterprise alignment of all shore installation support to the Fleet, Fighter and Family.

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