THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a GS-0101-11 SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM MANAGER, Position Description Number T5827700 in FAC 16F100 and is part of the MO 131st Bomb Wing.
This is a Permanent Title 5 Excepted Service position. This is a non-bargaining unit position.
Serves as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) developing and managing prevention and support programs and activities for sexual assault and other areas of interpersonal violence and victim needs.
Develops plans, programs, guidelines, and budgets geared to the installation population and organization to address sexual assault prevention and response.
Monitors and enters all installation SAPR incidents into the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID).
Assesses the installation?s need for the establishment and/or modification of processes, procedures, contacts, and training necessary to carry out the program and meet DOD and Air Force objectives.
Develops and/or modifies the installation?s plans, milestones, and evaluation measures (including metrics) to ensure success in meeting goals and objectives.
Develops and implements a communication strategy at the installation, expanding awareness of sexual assault and, in conjunction with the Family Advocacy Office (FAP), addressing intimate partner violence.
Interfaces with the Equal Opportunity Office addressing unlawful discrimination as it relates to the continuum of harm.
Develops, manages, and presents budget to ensure viability of program.
Ensures the development and implementation of prevention programs relating to sexual assault.
Assists individual variables commanders with addressing behaviors that lead to sexual assault through a comprehensive education and awareness program on the installation.
Serves as point of contact for ongoing prevention education and training for base personnel, leadership, and deploying personnel.
Ensures delivery of mandatory training and assesses needs specific to the installation population.
Works collaboratively with the Family Advocacy Program Manager in prevention activities related to interpersonal violence.
Works collaboratively with the Equal Opportunity Program Manager in prevention activities related to sexual harassment and sexist attitudes and beliefs contributing to the continuum of harm.
Performs periodic needs assessment for victim advocate training. Evaluates individual victim advocates? level of knowledge and performance and provides additional training.
Ensures victim advocates are DOD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) credentialed.
Develops volunteer recognition program. Recruits, screens, interviews, and selects Volunteer Victim Advocates (VVAs) from military members and AF civilian employees.
Develops, implements, and maintains an installation victim support system which addresses a wide variety of issues and problems.
Develops a response system which may include a sexual assault response team (SART) approach to responding to victim needs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0101 Social Science
Conditions of Employment
United States Citizenship is required.
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service employees must meet the security background screening requirements and must favorably complete a Tier 3 level background investigation for appointment to a Position of Trust and Moderate Risk.
Within 60 days of appointment as a National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC employee, you must successfully complete the HQ ANG SARC initial training course, which is approved and evaluated to meet the D-SAACP requirements.
The National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC employee must have an awarded the D-SAACP certification.
For continued employment/ appointment to GS-0101 the employee must complete all certification, continuing education, and formal training.
NG Title 5 Excepted Service employees must comply with DODI 6495.03, September 10, 2015; or, the most recent DOD instruction published for the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP).
NG Title 5 Excepted Service SARC employees must have a current Network Access according to Army or Air Force Directives, Licensing Network Users and Certifying Network Professionals.
NG Title 5 Excepted Service SARC employees must meet the D-SAACP certification requirements to provide victim assistance servicesin accordance with DoDI 6400.07 or most recent DOD instruction published for D-SAACP.
Every two years, in accordance with the D-SAACP, all National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC employees must show proof of 32 hours of completed formal continuing education training (CET) to retain D-SAACP certification.
Prior to appointment as a NG Title 5 Excepted Service GS-0101-12 SARC employee, he or she must complete a medical physical, medical profile, and cleared drug test.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year (FY) 2017, Veterans who are retiring from active duty have a 180 day waiting period before an appointment effective date can be established.
All on-board National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Title 5 Excepted Service SAPR Program, must be certified at the next higher grade-level before considered as eligible for merit promotions to Series GS-0101 SAPR Program positions; AND, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. New hire applicant (to include an on-board Title 32 or a Title 5 Competitive Service employee who is employed in a different series' position) must have at least two years on-the-job experiences that are commensurate or equivalent to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program business, with demonstrated understanding of the principles and concepts defined by a practical knowledge of family programs, military community services, victim advocacy and/or associated functional areas. The following basic qualification factors are applicable for this position: Skill in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately; ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication; ability to write English in reports and presentation formats; ability to communicate clearly and effectively; skill in presenting formal training presentations and briefings; ability to assess body language and perceive emotional and/or distress levels; and, skill in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.
GS-12 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE :
To qualify for the GS-0101-12 Wing SARC position, you must have at least 24 months of military and/or civilian specialized working experiences, education, and training that resulted in competent and expert knowledge levels of the Wing SAPR program's principles and practices. Must have specialized experiences working with the Department of Defense (DOD) requirements, developing and managing prevention and support programs and activities for sexual assault; and other areas of interpersonal violence and victim needs. Skilled in performing consultant and coordinator duties that involved sexual assault prevention activities and training the Air Force core values (integrity, excellence and service before self) as related to human relations activities. Experienced in developing, planning, and publishing action plans, programs, guidelines, and budgets geared to the installation population and organization to address sexual assault prevention and response. Skilled in monitoring and reporting all Wing SAPR incidents into the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID). Competent in assessing and reporting the ANG Wing SARC program's processes, procedures, contacts, and training necessary to carry out the program and meet DOD and Air Force objectives. Experienced in working, briefing, and publishing the Wing SARC program's plans, milestones, and evaluation measures, using valid and formal metrics that ensured success in meeting goals and objectives. Skilled and knowledgeable in developing and implementing communication strategies at the installation, that expanded awareness of sexual assault. Experienced in the Family Advocacy Office (FAP) work objectives and business programs that addressed and managed intimate partner violence. The applicant has a working knowledge of Equal Opportunity Office and experienced in addressing unlawful discrimination as it relates to the continuum of harm. Must have specialized experiences in completing SAPR procedures in regard to physical and/or psychological trauma of sexual assault and the investigative and legal aspects of adult military sexual assault. Knowledgeable of military organizations, mission impacts, military life-styles, civilian resources, and traumatic situations that may contribute to individual and interpersonal stress, working environment problems, or crisis. Experienced in managing or responding to crisis intervention for sexual assaults. Capable of professionally expressing oneself orally and in-writing. Specialized working experiences included interacting with diversified groups, individuals, and organizations. Experienced in developing, executing, and maintaining effective professional relationships; and, skilled in identifying potential problems and initiating problem-solving techniques. Experienced and competent in presenting formal and informal program briefings to senior leaders. Skilled in preparing written technical reports, briefings, and training plans for all levels of leadership that include data analysis, evaluation charts, training progress and coverage, with gap-analysis reviews. Competent to instruct and facilitate the training of SAPR programs. Skilled in performing and managing the administrative duties and tasks of the SAPR programs. Competent in developing specialized training materials with the ability to deliver effective interactive trainings. Experienced and knowledgeable in the sexual assault and domestic abuse prevention policies, regulations, and statutory requirements in the military or civilian sectors. Experienced in completing statistical trends analysis and reporting to NGB. Competent in understanding DSAID or similar data-bases. Meets Tier 3 screening requirements for access to the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID), or similar data-bases; and, experienced in complying with the rules for documenting cases within prescribed time frames. Experienced in maintaining confidentiality and processing restricted or unrestricted sexual assault medical Line of Duty (LOD) documentation. Experienced in screening, interviewing, training, and monitoring appointed or volunteer collateral duty Victim Advocates. Skilled in collaborating with military and civilian law enforcement and criminal investigative units and the Office of Special Investigation (OSI) to establish protocol and procedures that ensured 24-hour notification of a victim advocate in all incidents of alleged sexual assault, participation in safety planning, and in the establishment and modification of safety measures. Skilled and experienced in working complicating factors at the installation. Skilled in writing and coordinating Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) or Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) with appropriate authorities and community resources that established and ensured desirable standards of care for Air Force personnel seeking off-base support. Competent in collecting and maintaining up-to-date subject information and references to the various assistance organizations and experienced in publishing additional resources to the installation personnel. Experiences included continuous interfaces with local and state authorities, Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) SARCs, as well as with other AF Major Commands (MAJCOMs), as appropriate. For creditable qualification, specialized experiences are equivalent to at least 12 months of work completed at the next lower Series GS-0101 grade level in the normal line of career progression.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Prior to final in-processing and appointment, the applicable unit commander or senior civilian supervisor must sign/certify in-writing that, if an applicant is appointed as a Wing SARC and if this applicant is a reservist/traditional military member assigned to the State's National Guard medical group, medical detachment, or medical unit, his or her military medical or mental health clinical roles and task assignments, in health service, health care or patient administration duties, will NEVER require contact with a sexual assault victim. Also, as a condition of continued Title 5 Excepted Service employment, if the Wing SARC employee is also a reservist or traditional military member, the Wing SARC employee can NEVER conflict or compromise the Wing SARC program protocols and business rule requirements, at any time and for any reason.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES OR COLLEGES .
College degree coursework and pertinent volunteer experience, in fields associated with the GS-0101 Series' social science program disciplines, are acceptable qualification elements only where it clearly provides applicants with the background education and competencies necessary for successful job performance such as, studies in the Sociology, Psychology, Social Welfare, Education, or Human Resources.
Must have successfully completed a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university that resulted in a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of behavioral study or social science study or a related study discipline AND completed three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PH.D. Degree or equivalent doctoral degree. In situations where the applicant's college transcripts did not indicate specific course requirements, the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If the specific course requirements are not clarified, apply 24 hours of behavioral study, social science study, or a related study discipline as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work may serve as a prerequisite for more advanced studies in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that are accepted as part of the program major.
Combining Education and Experience:
An appropriate combination of education and experience generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit in behavioral study, social science study, or a related study discipline; plus, additional education and/or experience. Education and experience must demonstrate that the applicant possesses the full range of competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors, required to perform GS-0101-12 Wing SARC occupation business. The combination must align and demonstrate factors and evidence that are directly comparable to a successfully completed four-year degree in a course of study with a major in behavioral study or social science study; or, in a course of study with a major in related study discipline. In addition to courses in the major discipline or related fields, a typical college degree will include courses that developed logic, analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, and statistics. These courses provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the GS-0101-12 Wing SARC position. Therefore, creditable experience must have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.
When combining education with experience, the first determination is that the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then a determination of the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, two percentages are added together. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for the GS-0101-12 SARC position.
The Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) application:
1. Signed D-SAACP SARC Code of Professional Ethics, as applicable, and two signed letters of recommendations.
2. Successful completion of the approved D-SAACP training with an official copy of the course certificate enclosed in the application.
3. For the National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC employees, the application must include:
a. Letter of recommendation signed by the applicable wing commander at a minimum rank or grade of O-6 or GS-15; and,
All Air National Guard commanders must fully comply with additional suitability requirements.
b. Letter of recommendation signed by the SARC employee's supervisor in at a minimum rank or grade of O-3, E-7, CW2, or GS-14 or GS-13; and
The supervisor's letter includes the date of the applicant's completed security clearance background check.
c. Successful completion of the approved D-SAACP training with an official copy of the course certificate enclosed in the application.
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 .
Because of the potential for legal or professional conflicts of interest, certain military reserves' occupational positions cannot serve as Wing SARCs. These military positions' professional duties for sexual assault response conflict with the duties required of the Wing SARCs.
a. Chaplain personnel and chaplain assistants are NOT appointed as the National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC employees because they have privileged communications granted in the DoD Chaplain Program.
b. Law enforcement personnel are NOT appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC employees because they have confidential limits in their roles to seek and document the truth of the crime.
c. Judge advocates and paralegals are NOT appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC employees because their legal responsibilities conflict with Wing SARC duties and may involve prosecution or defense of alleged offenders.
d. Commanders are NOT appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC employees because their command responsibilities include focus on assessing the facts, functions, and accountabilities of the offender and the victim; and, these command duties conflict with the National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC duties that are focused only on providing support and resources to sexual assault victims.
e. Medical and Mental Health Providers are NOT appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC 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 Wing SARC work requirements.
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 application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:
The numeric value rating normally ranges from 90-100 points. This higher numeric value group is applied for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate numeric ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis and crediting plan. To be Highly-Qualified, the candidates are considered, by the Human Resources Specialist (Staffing), as highly proficient and fully competent to effectively perform all the job requirements and can successfully perform in the position almost immediately, or with a minimum amount of training and/or orientation.
The numeric value group normally ranges from 80-89 points. This next lower numeric value group is used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in most, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require some training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
The numeric value group normally ranges from 70-79 points. This lowest group is for those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates will require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume or any other written format
Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.
ful Hints for Applying:
Ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
Be specific and include details about the experience and duties performed that relates to the position you are applying for.
2. If you are using education to qualify for this position OR education is a mandatory requirement to meet qualifications, YOU MUST submit copies of college transcripts that identify each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. You must submit transcripts when required. Photocopies are acceptable.
3. If you have been or currently are a Federal Civil Service employee, please submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action, Form SF-50. If you have never been a Federal Civil Service employee, this is not a requirement. This is also not a requirement for current National Guard employees of the Missouri National Guard.
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.
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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