Army National Guard
$73,375.00 to $95,388.00
Open & closing dates
$73,375 to $95,388 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Saint Croix, VI
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATOR. The purpose of this position is to manage and maintain the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program, address prevention of sexual harassment in coordination with the Equal Opportunity Office, for the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program and address prevention and the Domestic Abuse/Violence Prevention Program; and is charged with collaborating with various state and national government agencies for outreach, policy, training, support and research.
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team!
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As a SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATOR, GS-0301-12, you will: Manages and implements the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program and the Domestic Abuse/Violence Prevention Program.
Serves as principal advisor to the Adjutant General (TAG) with responsibility for understanding and implementing Department of Defense (DoD), Army, Air Force, National Guard Bureau (NGB), Army National Guard (ARNG) and ANG policies and guidance.
Reviews Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse/Violence policies and programs to determine barriers, if any, and advises the Adjutant General relative to their impact on National Guard policy to overcome high risk areas and potential offender behaviors; and recommends changes or new actions to TAG, Chief of Staff, and Human Resources Officer.
Provides and informs the victim about available reporting options and benefits and/or limitations.
Inputs and updates the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID). Inputs and updates sexual assault case data for reports of sexual assaults from Title 32 Soldiers and/or Airmen for statistical trends analysis and reporting to NGB for inclusion in the DoD Annual Report to Congress.
Manages the overall sexual assault reporting process and documentation for the state populations of ARNG and in coordination with the ANG SARC.
Conducts annual refresher SAPR Program training for all assigned Brigade/Wing SARCs and all Battalion/Wing VAs within the state and tracks mandated hours of DoD bi-annual refresher training for all victim advocates.
Serves as the state representative to the Regional SAPR Advisory Committee (SAPRAC) to include attendance at related training courses, conferences, and meetings.
JFHQ/SARCs must maintain accurate accountability of all SAPR/SHARP funds (0100, 2060, 2065).Receives General Financial Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), STANFIN, Fiscal Law, National Guard Budgetary Management, Contracting Officer Representative (COR), and Government Purchase Card (GPC) training, to ensure all funds are executed in accordance with NGBs annual budgetary guidance for funds.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
Prior to appointment as a NG Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employee, he or she must complete a medical physical, medical profile, and cleared drug test.
Because of the potential for legal or professional conflicts of interest, certain military occupational specialties cannot serve as SARCs or VACS. These military positions' professional duties for sexual assault response conflict with the duties required of the SARCs and SAPR VAs.
Chaplain personnel and chaplain assistants are NOT appointed as the National Guard SARC or VAC Title 5 Excepted Service employees because they have privileged communication granted in the DoD Chaplain Program.
Law enforcement personnel are NOT appointed as National Guard SARC or VAC Title 5 Excepted Service employees because they have confidential limits in their roles to seek and document the truth of the crime.
Judge advocates and paralegals are NOT appointed as National Guard SARC or VAC Title 5 Excepted Service employees because their legal responsibilities conflict with SARC or SAPR VA duties and may involve prosecution or defense of alleged offenders.
Commanders are NOT appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employees because their command responsibilities include focus on assessing the facts, functions, and accountability for both the offender and the victim; and, these command duties conflict with the National Guard SARC or VAC Title 5 Excepted Service employees duties that are focused only on providing support and resources to sexual assault victims.
Medical and Mental Health Providers are NOT appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employees because their clinical roles and medical treatment work may require contact with a sexual assault victim; and, their clinical roles and their medical treatment duties and responsibilities directly conflict with the SARC or VAC work requirements.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have competent experiences that are commensurate or equivalent to SAPR Program business, with demonstrated understandings of the principles and concepts defined by a practical knowledge of family programs, military community services, victim advocacy and/or associated functional areas.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Responsible work that demonstrates the candidate's full-range of competencies to perform tasks and responsibilities as described in the pertinent position description's job analysis. Must demonstrate knowledge of government or other agency's programs in regard to sexual assault, domestic abuse, victim advocacy reporting options, directives, regulations, and/or implementing guidance. Must have at least 12 months military and/or civilian specialized working experiences, education, or training that resulted in competent and expert knowledge of the SAPR program's principles and practices.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Equivalent combinations of civilian and military education; and, voluntary or employed SAPR specialized experiences are qualifying substitutions.
Applicants must have completed specific college course work that meets the requirements for a degree in a particular field, such as psychology, social sciences, human resources, or education; and, must have at least 24 semester hours of completed college course work in the social sciences. All SARC candidates must provide official transcripts from accredited universities or colleges. The coursework and pertinent volunteer experience, in fields associated with those specified in the position description, are acceptable only where it clearly provides applicants with the background education and competency necessary for successful job performance such as, studies in the Social Sciences, Psychology, Social Welfare, Education, or Human Resources.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.
Prior to final appointment, the applicable unit commander or senior civilian supervisor must sign/certify in-writing that, if an applicant is appointed as a SARC or VAC and if this applicant is a National Guard military member assigned to the State's National Guard medical group, detachment, or unit, his or her military medical or mental health clinical roles or work in health service, health care or patient administration duties will NEVER require contact with a sexual assault victim. Also, as a condition of employment, the Title 5 Excepted Service employee can NEVER conflict with his or her SARC or VAC work requirements as a military commander, legal officer, chaplain, chaplain's assistant, or law enforcement officer.
Must possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles, for the state in which they live -or- are principally employed, in accordance with Army and Air Force Vehicle Operations Directives.
Must qualify to operate government motor vehicles and vehicular equipment according to Army or Air Force Vehicle Maintenance Operations Directives.
Within 60 days of appointment to a Position of Trust and Moderate Risk, the employee must have a favorable completion and awarding of a Tier III background investigation as directed by DoD and NGB to conduct duties and responsibilities as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC); or, as a Victim Advocate Coordinator (VAC).
Within 60 days of appointment as a National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employee, the qualified applicant must successfully complete the HQ ARNG SARC or the HQ ANG SARC or VAC initial 80 or 40 hour training course, which is approved and evaluated to meet the D-SAACP requirements.
Within 120 days of appointment, if not previously D-SAACP certified, once appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employee and AFTER the employee completes the 80 or 40 hour course program, the employee must submit the DD Form 2950, Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program Application Packet, that includes the D-SAACP training certificate and the favorable Security Clearance Tier III Background results.
The National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employee must have an awarded D-SAACP certification.
In accordance with DoDI 6495.03, Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP), September 2015, an applicant, for a National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC -or- VAC position, is NOT qualified for hire appointment if he or she was convicted for a sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, or violent crime and/or is registered as a sex offender.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents: College Transcript from an accredited institution; SEE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10140973
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
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RR#1 Box 9201
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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Army National Guard
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