The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the primary initial point of contact for victims of sexual assault and to work closely with the installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) to ensure comprehensive care for victims throughout their care process.
Victim Advocacy/Support duties comprise 75% of incumbent’s time and include but are not limited to:
Provides 24/7 support for victims’ immediate needs:
assesses safety concerns, provides reporting options, provides information on available resources, and facilitates referrals.
Serves as an advocate for the expressed interests of victims with all intervening agencies to include law enforcement, medical, and legal.
Maintains follow-up contact with the victim as requested by the victim and accompanies the victim to appointments and civilian and military court proceedings, as appropriate and when requested by the victim.
Supports victims in advocating on his/her behalf and provides assistance with prioritizing actions and establishing short- and long-term goals related to recovery from sexual assault.
Assists victims with contacting appropriate military and civilian legal offices for personal legal advice and assistance specific to the victim’s circumstances or case, including the filing for civilian or military protective orders.
Serves on the SAPR watch bill.
Ensures timely notification of the SARC and provides the necessary demographic and/or incident detail to allow for comprehensive documentation in the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID).
Ensures the victim understands that speaking with the SAPR VA is voluntary.
Attends sexual assault Case Management Group (CMG) meetings when a case is presented involving a victim with whom the SAPR VA is assigned in order to advocate on behalf of the victim and to ensure the victim’s needs are met.
Reports victim’s support services and response information to the SARC and consults with the SARC on an ongoing basis to ensure comprehensive care for victims throughout the care process.
Travels to different locations for training and to coordinate tasks/actions with clients, command, military and civilian agencies within the local area of the installation.
Program Support/Training duties comprise 25% of incumbent’s time and include but are not limited to:
Assists the installation SARC with interfacing with military and civilian agencies to identify relevant resources and means of accessing appropriate services to promote availability of victim advocacy services and support systems.
Assists the SARC with the development and coordination of installation SAPR prevention and public awareness campaigns and local events.
Ensures marketing materials and 24/7 contact information is prominently displayed across the installation.
Assists the SARC with maintaining a cadre of trained, certified unit SAPR VAs.
Assists the SARC with incident data collection and reporting requirements.
Captures service delivery outputs in the Fleet and Family Services Management Information System (FFSMIS).
Trains commands, SAPR VAs, Unit Victim Advocates (UVA), and others as requested utilizing standardized curriculum provided by CNIC Headquarters (HQ) SAPR.
Ensures command SAPR personnel are properly trained to provide briefings to commands that include proper reporting procedures, maintaining victim confidentiality, and available victim support services.
Occasional travel - To Support Mission
Job family (Series)
0101 Social Science
Conditions of Employment
Must comply with DOD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) policy guidelines and complete all training requirements.
Relocation Incentive is available
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. All non-government positions identified on your resume must include complete address and to and from dates. Government positions must include pay plan, series, grade, to and from dates and address of the agency/organization.
Specialized experience must directly relate to the duties described above. Qualifying experience must have been equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression.
Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault and local community resources for sexual assault victims.
Knowledge of the military, Department of Defense (DoD), and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program, along with local, state, and federal laws and military regulations pertaining to victims of sexual assault is preferred.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, DSAID and FFSMIS.
Skill in the use of office software applications and required management data systems to enter data, prepare reports, and develop information.
Skill in providing victim advocacy and working with victims of sexual assault.
Ability to develop and effectively deliver presentations and/or training.
Ability to use data management and reporting systems to collect and organize data drawn from databases.
Ability to compose written reports and material clearly, concisely, and effectively.
Ability to maintain accurate statistical framework for program data collection and reports.
Ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for victims.
Ability to develop trusting helping relationships and to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense.
Ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social services, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of victims.
Ability to drive a government or personal vehicle in order to travel to training, coordinate tasks/actions with clients, command and military and civilian agencies within the local area of the installation.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with all levels of management, staff, and military personnel and their families.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire and your RESUME MUST SUPPORT AND VALIDATE YOUR ANSWERS or you may be removed from consideration.
ONLY THE MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE REFERRED. IF MANAGEMENT DOES NOT WISH TO SELECT A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE, THEY MAY REQUEST A REFERRAL LIST INCLUDING WELL OR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
- Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.
- For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of closing date.
The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to CNI_SE_HQ_N9_NAFJOBS@NAVY.MIL to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your experience is subject to evaluation and verification against the information in your resume. The numeric rating you receive is a self-assessment only and is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, or if your resume lacks sufficient information, you will be rated accordingly or may be considered ineligible.
All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Include name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references in your resume
- OF-306. http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OF306.pdf
- Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.
- If claiming Veteran’s Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc). is required.
- If claiming Gold Star Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-1300 as well as any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, , etc). is required.
- If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders (applicable for NF-03 and below or equivalent).
- If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.
- If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.
- If you are a current federal employee, submit your last three evaluations.
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.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working for our TEAM include but are not limited to:
Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).
Stability of Federal Civilian Service
People with passion for doing work that matters
Quality of Work Life Balance
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This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.