Victim Advocate Coordinator
Department of the Air Force - Boise, ID

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IDAHO NATIONAL GUARD

STATEWIDE TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: JFHQ

Victim Advocate Coordinator

JFHQ

Appointment Type: Indefinite

PD #: D2183000

Series/Grade: GS - 0301 - 09 / 09

Salary Range: $47,448.00 - $61,678.00

*Candidates must possess or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance*

*PCS is not authorized*

MEMBERSHIP IN THE IDAHO ARMY OR AIR NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho National Guard as a condition of employment. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

In accordance with the Labor Management Agreement, Article 18, Promotions:

Area of Consideration

The area of consideration for all Idaho National Guard bargaining unit positions will be as follows:

(1) Bargaining unit members

(2) All other individuals

This does not preclude management from selecting either Section (1) or Section (2) applications after Section (1) applicants have been considered.

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:

Current members of the Idaho Army or Air National Guard.

May convert to permanent without further competition.

Application materials must be received by Saturday, March 16, 2013 . Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Military requirement: ENL/WO/OFFICER - UP TO CPT
  • MOS/AFSC: IMMATERIAL

DUTIES: MAJOR DUTIES:

Serves 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. Ensures overall local management of sexual assault awareness, prevention, training, and victim advocacy (VA). Provides collateral duty victim advocate support by providing, along with the with the JFHQ SARC, advice, guidance or victim services question clarification. Incumbent is required to maintain a network of victim advocacy services contacts to ensure 24/7 availability. Provides comprehensive advocacy services to individuals exhibiting a wide range of issues related to being a victim or survivor of sexual assault. Assist victims in developing safety plans, conduct a risk assessment, and provide emotional support, crisis intervention, prevention awareness and education to victims. Assesses the need for immediate victim response and develops a plan for assistance. Adheres to policy and procedures in ensuring protected information is kept confidential under the restricted reporting policy. Aids the JFHQ SARC to develop and implement an appropriate plan of action when a in crisis situations presents. Maintains contact with clients through follow-up support for ongoing needs related to coping with sexual assault incident(s). Conducts safety planning. Under the direction of the JFHQ SARC, initiates the notification process with agencies such as law enforcement, safe shelters, and state command to ensure safety and well-being for the victim, affected Family members, and the community when victims have selected the option for an unrestricted report. Assess safety concerns (if victim declines services) and when appropriate, provides information on victim services and resources available through civilian agencies. Recognizes symptoms of emotional distress or social disorganization which may require immediate professional intervention and refers cases to appropriate professional medical and/or social services staff. Possesses knowledge of local services and support for victims of harassment or assault and provide clients with information, referrals and applicable resources available throug h the military and local communities. Informs individuals of reporting options, their rights and responsibilities as a victim.

2. Works with the JFHQ SARC to support state National Guard (NG) units in the completion of required training and may conduct training as needed. Training may include: State and unit Victim Advocates, ARNG SARC/SHARPs at brigade and battalion, SARC/VAs at Wing and Squadron, Sexual Assault Review Board (SARB) members, first responders and prevention and awareness information. Conducts educational and training workshops/seminars about the prevention of sexual harassment in coordination with Equal Opportunity Advisors (EOAs) and State Equal Employment Managers (SEEM). Conducts prevention and response training on sexual assault for NG Service members, community agencies, units and leaders about identifyin g victim services, defining sexual assault; determining safe and confidential ways to seek assistance; safety planning; protective orders; bystander intervention techniques, identification, reporting, intervention, treatment services for victims of sexual assault, command responsibilities; DoD and Service specific regulations and policy, State laws; and the sharing of information pertinent to victim empowerment and enhancing life skills. Assists JFHQ SARC and Brigade and Battalion SARC/SHARPs in conducting training to Soldiers, Airmen, commanders, and first responders such as medical staff, and law enforcement officials.

3. Ensures victims of sexual assault receive all needed guidance and emotional support during administrative, medical, investigative, and legal procedures, and that victims understand the processes involved and that Personal Identifying Information (PII) data will be collected, reported, and maintained only for unrestricted report cases. Accompanies victims and provides support in securing medical treatment for injuries; safe shelter; protective orders; court hearings; support before, during and after trials; appointments; educational services; transportation; financial

services, and follow-up assistance. Conducts command consultations. Refers victims to other community services as required to include DoD Safe Helpline services, and individual support to victims at the point of service. Understands and anticipates the nature of the position requiring off-duty hour support to include a 24-hour rotation for advocacy services to victims.

4. Serves on the Sexual Assault Review Board (SARB) or Case Management Board.

May serve on community boards and committees representing the SAPR and SHARP Program. Addresses victim services as they relate to sexual assault.

5. Serves as the point of contact in coordinating victim care from initial report to resolution of victim's health and well-being, providing comprehensive assistance and liaison to and for victims of sexual assauiLand referrals to civilian agencies for those victims of spouse abuse; serves to educate personnel within the state's ARNG and ANG units regarding the most effective responses to sexual assault on behalf of victims and at-risk individual s . Works with the state leadership, Unit Commanders, and first response groups to improve systemic barriers to vic t i ms' services and offender accountability. Maintains strict regulatory confidentiality of information at all times. Coordinates services for victims with service support and community organizations and agencies - law enforcement, Staff Judge Advocate, legal assistance, medical treatment facilities, crime victim's compensation offices and sponsoring commands. Contacts unit commanders to obtain assistance and support in advocating for the financial and other needs of victims. Maintains cooperative working relationships with military, state, and local action agencies to include attorneys, Rape Crisis Centers Army Substance Abuse Program, and Chaplains. Assists the JFHQ SARC in conducting SAPR/SHARP-related community activities to include but not limited to the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Originates and publishes news/media articles of interest regarding sexual assault prevention and awareness. Conducts community needs assessments to determine program effectiveness. Assists JFHQ SARC in completing and maintaining required program files and client records. Compiles and submits program reports, data and evaluations. Ensures other collateral duty state SAPR VAs are not assigned to respond to sexual assault cases until receiving certified SAPR VA/SHARP training, completing the background check requirement, and receiving provisional certification. Maintains an up-to-date information and referral resource handbook. Keeps the JFHQ SARC and the victim's commander informed of client progress in unrestricted reporting cases and drafts related program correspondence for review and approval by JFHQ SARC and Brigade Commander.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

Work involves supervising or performing work requiring knowledge of (a) the basic processes of administration, (b) the principles and standard practices of management, and (c) the techniques of organization, direction, coordination, and control. Experience, education, or training which provided a general knowledge of principles of organization, management, and administration. Experience using computer and automation systems.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

No special education requirements are needed for this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position. Applicants applying at the GS 09 level must have at least 24 months experience, education or training in any position that required compiling reports, letters, memoranda, etc., and required person-to-person contacts to convey information. Applicants must have experience providing technical guidance and assistance in the type of work or in comparable work of the position to be filled. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of administrative procedures and practices of management. Experience developing administrative procedures.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: SUBSTITUTION EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Study successfully completed in a college, university, technical or vocational school may be substituted for experience at the rate of one year of study (30 semester hours or 20 classroom hours of instruction per week) for 6 months of experience. Courses must be directly related to the work of the position.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

Idaho National Guard Mission Statement:

The incredible versatility of the National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and moreĀ—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

Whether the call is coming from the Governor of the State of Idaho or directly from the President of the United States, Guard Soldiers and Airman are always ready and always there.

Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Funds Transfer Program.

This is a dual-status position and membership in the Idaho National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.

All male applicants born after 31 December 1959 will be required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment. (5 U.S.C. 3328)

Acceptance of any military technician position over 179 days will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment. This does not affect Montgomery GI Bill eligibility. Payments of Selected Reserve reenlistment bonuses authorized in section 308b of title 37, United States Code, to Military Technicians (Dual Status) who become eligible for reenlistment while serving on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom (in theater) are excluded from repayment. Acceptance of any military technician position may affect your incentive bonus. Check with your incentives manager to see if this applies to the incentive you received.

Applicants who feel they have reinstatement/restoration/re-promotion rights to this grade and position should contact the Human Resources Office.

The Idaho National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical handicap or age which does not interfere with job accomplishment or National Guard membership. Veteran's Preference does not apply to any National Guard position.

BENEFITS: BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following WEB addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts:

The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information, visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance:

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) offers over one hundred optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave:

Most Federal employees earn both Annual and Sick Leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance:

The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance:

The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com

Retirement Program:

Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/El/benefits.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:

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