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Victim Advocate Coordinator

Company name
Army National Guard

$57,948.00 to $75,334.00

Trenton, NJ

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$57,948 to $75,334 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 9

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Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Fort Dix, NJ

Fort Dix, NJ

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Federal employees - Excepted service

Current excepted service federal employees.

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

National Guard & Reserves

Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


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This is a Title 5 Excepted Service position.

This National Guard position is for a Victim Advocate Coordinator, Position Description Number T5305000 and is part of the NJ HRO AR, National Guard.

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As a Victim Advocate Coordinator, GS-0301-9, you will:

Serve with the JFHQ Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) as the designated specialist of victim support services who coordinates and oversees local implementation and execution of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) and Sexual Harassment Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Programs.

Provide collateral duty victim advocate support by providing, along with the JFHQ SARC, advice, guidance or victim services questions.

Provide comprehensive advocacy services to individuals exhibiting a wide range of issues related to being a victim or survivor of sexual assault.

Work with the JFHQ SARC to support state National Guard (NG) units in the completion of required training and may conduct training as needed.

Ensure victims of sexual assault receive all needed guidance and emotional support during administrative, medical, investigative, and legal procedures.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Job family (Series)

0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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Conditions of Employment

REQUIREMENTS: Participation in direct deposit is mandatory

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation

Areas of Consideration:

Category 8: All United States Citizens



Practical knowledge of the following programs, procedures, and policies of the following areas:

Family programs, military community services, victim advocacy and/or associated functional areas

Government-wide, departmental or other sexual assault, domestic abuse, victim advocacy reporting options directives

Interpreting directives and regulations

Implementing guidance


At least 12 months military or civilian experience or knowledge in the following areas:

Presenting formal and informal program briefings to senior leaders

Preparing written technical reports, briefings, and training plans for the SARC that may include data charts, training progress, and coverage

Developing training materials with the ability to facilitate effective interactive trainings in sexual harassment and sexual assault

Sexual assault and domestic abuse prevention policies, regulations, and statutory requirements in the military or civilian sectors

Capable of professionally expressing oneself orally and in-writing; and, experienced in interacting with diversified groups, individuals, and organizations

Military organizations, mission impacts, military life-styles, civilian resources, and traumatic situations that may contribute to individual and interpersonal stress

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.



Qualified applicants must have specific course work that meets the requirements for a major in a particular field; for example, psychology, social sciences, human resources, or education and, have at least 24 semester hours of college course work in the social sciences. Coursework or pertinent volunteer experience, in fields associated with those specified in the position description, is 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, Education, Social Welfare, or Human Resources.

Additional information

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 (

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):

Oral Communication, Planning and Evaluating, Stress Tolerance, and Technical Competence

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

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 of employment and duties performed.

2. Your transcripts showing accredited semester hours and education level.

Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate (D-SAACP) and NGB Certification Program

This position requires the incumbent to posses and maintain the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate (D-SAACP) and National Guard Bureau Certification. This certification is the National Guard SAPR Strategic Plan which employs a multi-disciplinary approach to prevention, investigation, accountability, victim advocacy, and assessment to achieve unity of effort and purpose across the Department of Defense (DoD) in the fight against sexual assault.

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. Learn more about federal benefits

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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 apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (

), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:

Agency contact information

Mary-Colleen Gore Mary-Colleen Gore


(609) 562-0871


(609) 562-0855




3650 Saylors Pond Road

Fort Dix, NJ


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Next steps

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.

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.

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Financial suitability

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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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