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Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

US Army National Guard Units
Full Time
Fort Buchanan, PR
$79,363 - $103,176 a year
Posted 7 days ago
Job description

Duties

DUTIES:
As a SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATOR (NGT5304000), GS-0301-12, you will 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.

TEMPORARY PROMOTION / INDEFINITE:
This position is advertised as indefinite. If the employee does not exercise restoration rights, personnel action may become permanent without further competition, upon recommendation of immediate supervisor, or may be terminated at any time by management decision. An applicant selected for an indefinite appointment will occupy a full-time position without a specific time limitation. A technician in this type of appointment does not work towards permanent tenure and can be terminated at any time with a 30-day notice. The permanent status of a current permanent employee will not change in the event of a selection for a position that is being announced as indefinite. If a current permanent employee is selected, the position will be filled as a Temporary Promotion or a Change to Lower Grade. Employee serving under a temporary promotion may not retain a grade or rate of basic pay held during the temporary promotion. If a new hire is selected, the position will be filled as an Indefinite Appointment. For more information concerning benefits for Indefinite employees see Benefits and other Information.

Physical Demands:
The work is sedentary. Requires some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items such as books, papers, and files.

Working Environment:
The work is performed in an office or similar setting requiring normal safety precautions against every day risk or discomforts. Overnight travel is required. Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. The incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the mandatory training specifically identified for the position.
  • Must undergo initial and periodic job suitability and credentialing assessments.
  • Must obtain and maintain current required certifications in self-aid buddy care and first aid.
  • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
  • Is able to receive the applicable Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Credentialing Program (D? SAAC- P) for SAPR and SHARP requirements and maintain accreditation through meeting annual refresher training requirements.
  • Must possess a valid state driver?s license and must qualify to operate government motor vehicles
  • Within 60 days of appointment to a Position of Trust and Moderate Risk, employee must have a favorable completion and awarding of a Tier 3 background investigation as directed by DoD and NGB to conduct duties and responsibilities as a SARC employee.
  • Tier three (3) level background investigation, for appointment to a Position of Trust and Moderate Risk, before submitting the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) Application
  • Within 60 days of appointment as a National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service, the qualified applicant must successfully complete VAC initial 80 or 40 hour training course, which is approved and evaluated to meet the D-SAACP requirements.
  • Within 120 days of appointment, AFTER the employee completes the required course programs, the employee must submit the DD Form 2950, ?Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program Application Packet".
  • 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-0301 SARC or VAC employee, he or she must complete a medical physical, medical profile, and cleared drug test.

Qualifications

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: HRO MUST process and clear the Department of Defense (DoD), Priority Placement Program (PPP), prior to advertising all internal and external job vacancies and promotion announcements.

Area 1 = All permanent employees (NG T32/NG T5) within PRARNG.
Area 2 = All indefinite employees (NG T32/NG T5) within
Area 3 = All current Federal Employees (from any agency) PRARNG.
Area 7 = US Citizens

Note : Because of the potential for legal or professional conflicts of interest, certain military reserves' occupational positions cannot serve as SARCs or VACs. These military positions' professional duties for sexual assault response conflict with the SARC's required duties.
a. Chaplain personnel and chaplain assistants are NEVER appointed as the National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employees because they have privileged communications granted in the DoD Chaplain Program.
b. Law enforcement personnel are NEVER appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employees because they have confidential limits in their roles to seek and document the truth of the crime.
c. Judge advocates and paralegals are NEVER appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employees because their legal responsibilities conflict with the SARC and VAC duties; and, may involve prosecution or defense of alleged offenders.
d. Commanders are NEVER appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC or VAC 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 and VAC duties that are focused only on providing support and resources to sexual assault victims.
e. Medical and Mental Health Providers are NEVER 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.

QUALIFICATIONS
You will lose consideration for the position if your application does not include all the information/documents requested on the vacancy announcement. The USAJOBS Resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you met the required GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experience. Experiences copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and will disqualify you from the position. Military (part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the military provided such service is related to the position to be filled.

SELECTED FACTOR: EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
Degree: Successful completion of 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. 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.

Note: Applicants must provide official transcripts from accredited universities or colleges. College degree coursework and pertinent volunteer experience, in fields associated with the 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.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All on-board NG 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-0301 SAPR Program positions; and must have a minimum of ONE-year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level (GS-11).

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : To qualify for the GS-12 SARC position, must have at least TWELVE (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. Must have experiences in completing SAPR procedures in regard to understanding the physical and/or psychological trauma of sexual assault and the investigative and legal aspects of adult military sexual assault. Specialized experience performing or supervising duties such as plans, directs, and systematically evaluates the sexual assault and domestic abuse/violence prevention program which is oriented toward the prevention and reduction of incidents within the state National Guard. Work requires a high degree of judgment in analyzing and recommending solutions to problems that adversely affects mission readiness, retention and unit cohesion. Judgment is applied in identifying priorities and advising management in regard to sexual assault prevention and response and domestic abuse/violence prevention issues. 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 charts, training progress and coverage, with gap analysis reviews. Competent to instruct and facilitate the training of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) programs.

Notes:
  • Prior to appointment as a NG Title 5 Excepted Service GS-0301 SARC, selectee must complete a medical physical, medical profile, and cleared drug test.

- 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 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 SARC or VAC employee is also a reservist or traditional military member, the SARC or VAC employee can NEVER conflict or compromise the SARC program protocols and business rule requirements, at any time and for any reason.

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 (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.


  • Benefits

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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):Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving

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  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Online USAJOBS Resume - Your resume in English showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Online Questionnaire (mandatory).

    3. If you are a permanent employee of the PRARNG (Tenure 1, 2 or 3), submit your SF-50 with this application (Refer to block 24).

    4. Official/Student transcript showing conferred degree.

    5. Veterans Preference documentation:

    a. Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference (SF-15)

    b. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) You must provide a legible copy of your DD 214(s) (Member 4 or Service 2 copies) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc)

    c. A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active-duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed; character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation.

    d. You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA call center or online at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

    Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/#content

    FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE CONSIDERATION.

    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.

  • 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/11707930

    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 (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), 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: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    JOSE CAPO-HERNANDEZ

    Phone

    787-289-1400 X1489

    Email

    [email protected]

    Address

    PR JFHQ The Adjutant Generals Office
    BLDG 552
    Fort Buchanan, PR 00934
    US

    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 and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Online USAJOBS Resume - Your resume in English showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.

2. Online Questionnaire (mandatory).

3. If you are a permanent employee of the PRARNG (Tenure 1, 2 or 3), submit your SF-50 with this application (Refer to block 24).

4. Official/Student transcript showing conferred degree.

5. Veterans Preference documentation:

a. Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference (SF-15)

b. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) You must provide a legible copy of your DD 214(s) (Member 4 or Service 2 copies) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc)

c. A "certification" that is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active-duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed; character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation.

d. You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office, contacting a VA call center or online at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/#content

FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE CONSIDERATION.

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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This job is open to

  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Federal employees - Excepted service

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  • Internal to an agency

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  • 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.

  • Veterans

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