Supervisory Treatment Specialist
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC - Washington, DC

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A FEDERAL CAREER LIKE NO OTHER!!! Are you ready to increase public safety, prevent crime, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in the District of Columbia? The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) has an opening for the Supervisory Treatment Specialist in the Office of Treatment Management, Community Justice Programs. The incumbent supervises a group of Treatment Specialists who provide various clinical services for substance abusing offenders, including assessment, case planning, group facilitation, monitoring offender progress in treatment, and case management. The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of professionals and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to improve public safety in the District of Columbia. CSOSA presents our nation's capital with a unique opportunity to create a new model for effective community supervision of offenders and provide a safer environment for our citizens.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.

Supervisory Treatment Specialist, GS-0101-13:
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on .
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DUTIES: (The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The incumbent supervises a staff of Treatment Specialists who provides clinical support to Community Supervision Officers (CSOs) supervising substance-abusing offenders. Directs clinical and administrative activities, assists in determining appropriate treatment recommendations for difficult cases and reviews the work of the Treatment Specialists to ensure appropriate use of agency resources. Performs full range of supervisory functions including assigning work, appraising/evaluating performance, making hiring recommendations, recommending disciplinary action, identifying and requiring employee development activities. Audits and monitors the activities of the Treatment Specialists. Consults with Treatment Specialists on difficult cases and provides guidance on alternative approaches to recommended treatment modalities and plans. Provides supervision to Treatment Specialists who facilitate group interventions on a variety of issues related to substance abuse and treatment including assessment and orientation, substance abuse education, sanctions and anger management.

Serves as liaison between Treatment Specialists, Community Supervision Officers, and managers to review and discuss clinical recommendations and strategies for case management.

Reviews periodic reports and statistics on Central Intervention Team performance and makes recommendations to the Program Manager for enhancements to program as necessary.


Ability to communicate orally to explain agency policies and treatment requirements to a variety of audiences.

Ability to supervise a team engaged in substance abuse related activities including assessment, case planning, and case management.

Professional level understanding and knowledge of substance abuse treatment techniques and strategies.

Skill in developing clear and concise written material for a variety of audiences, to include both clinical and non-clinical documents


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A. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in the behavioral or social sciences, or in a related discipline that included at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in the behavioral or social sciences.


B. 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. Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated 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 entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least Treatment Specialist GS-12.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as a Supervisory Treatment Specialist. Regarding the position, specialized experience is experience supervising a staff of Treatment Specialists who provides support to Community Supervision Officer's (CSO's) supervising substance abuse offenders. Additional experience includes directing clinical and administrative activities, assisting in determining appropriate treatment recommendations for difficult cases and reviewing the work of the Treatment Specialist and researches development in treatment methodologies and evolving practices in the field and adapts them for use in the agency's programs.

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

BENEFITS: See Other Information.

OTHER INFORMATION: LOCATION: Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Community Justice Programs, Treatment Management Team, Washington, DC.

AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION: If you would like to learn more about Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) mission, strategic goals, employment opportunity, and other information we encourage you to visit our website at WWW.CSOSA.GOV.

How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: CSOSA, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

Applicants who apply online will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their application.

Evaluation Methods: Your application will be evaluated according to the extent and quality of experience, education, and training. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your application/resume will be evaluated against the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Basis of Rating: Agencies have a number of flexibilities in selecting candidates. In order to maximize the number of ways in which an individual can be considered, your application may be rated under the following method: Category Rating Procedures - this method has been recommended to agencies for use as part of the President's Memorandum on Hiring Process Improvement. In Category Rating, an agency will have three rating categories. They may be named Highly Qualified, Well Qualified and Minimally Qualified. You will be placed in one of the three categories based on your answers to the experience and ranking questions and other factors such as: Breadth and scope of competencies/KSAs. Increased levels of difficulty or complexity of competencies/KSAs. Successful performance on the job, -Level of the job.
With the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category.
For professional and scientific positions GS-09 (or equivalent) and above will be placed at the top of the category in which their rating otherwise places them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

CSOSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate those needs. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the CSOSA Office of Human Resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The Agency is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; subsidized transportation, alternate work schedule, Telework, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication.

Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Selective Service Registration: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing.

U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.

If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

Applicants chosen for this position must serve a one-year probationary period if he/she has not previously been a supervisor or manager.