Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

US Department of the Navy - Naval Base, VA4.3

This position is that of installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC). The SARC works under the program oversight of the Regional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and supervision of the installation Fleet and Family Services Center (FFSC) Director.

The incumbent is notified of all reports of sexual assault within the installations in their Area of Responsibility (AOR) and provides case management of all reported cases of sexual assault from initial report through final disposition. The incumbent ensures all unrestricted reports of sexual assault are presented monthly to the Sexual Assault Case Management Group (SACMG) until transfer/closure. Ensures cases to be transferred are completed expeditiously and victim confidentiality is maintained.

The incumbent conducts ongoing assessment of consistency and effectiveness of the SAPR Program and service care system within the installations in their AOR and supports the development and implementation of the installation SAPR Program and all tenant Naval commands. The incumbent tracks the status of the SAPR Program within their AOR: issues, trends, areas needing improvement, effectiveness of local case management, and installation climate. Ensures collection of data to include, but not limited to, number of cases received, trainings provided, and personnel trained at installation, in compliance with CNIC HQ SAPR policies and guidance.

Ensures victim advocacy services include:
  • The capacity to respond by telephone and in person 24 hours a day, providing support and assistance to victims of sexual assault, including response within 60 minutes of the referral, either telephonically or in person.
Procedures for contacting volunteer advocates, as well as specific protocols that govern the duties and responsibilities of the SAPR Victim Advocate.

The incumbent has oversight of all aspects of victim advocacy services provided by SAPR VAs. The incumbent establishes and maintains arrangements (i.e., Memorandums of Agreement or Understanding (MOA/MOU) to facilitate the timely exchange of information between installation victim support agencies and other commands/activities on cases involving sexual assault of service members and their adult dependants while ensuring compliance with Navy Confidentiality Policy.

The incumbent maintains victim and incident case information, subject demographics and disposition, and training records for case management and monthly reporting through DSAID in accordance with regulatory and policy guidance and as established by DOD and Navy policy. Maintains all documentation and case records in a confidential and secure manner in accordance with the Privacy Act and applicable regulatory guidance; participate in developing and implementing performance outcome measures and program evaluation tools to measure program effectiveness; and input statistical output and service delivery information into appropriate Navy and FFSC authoritative databases.

The incumbent coordinates sexual assault awareness and prevention education briefs and workshops to increase the understanding of what constitutes sexual assault, to reinforce that it is a crime, and to ensure that personnel know the full range of reporting options. Ensures that COs, XOs, SAPR Command POCs and other key installation personnel meet training requirements and fully understand the expanded SAPR program. Tracks, at a niinimum, what subordinate units require S.APR VAs, a roster of those SAPR VAs and, status of their training, and rotation dates.

The incumbent uses standardized curriculum, as provided by CNIC HQ SAPR, to commands and SAPR Victim Advocates (VA), SARCs, and other SAPR trainings as requested. The incumbent coordinates and implements marketing materials and other tools to support the SAPR Program. Coordinates with commands to ensure command SAPR personnel are properly trained to provide briefings to commands to enhance awareness of sexual assault issues such as proper reporting procedures, mamtaining victim confidentiality, and available victim support services.

The incumbent interfaces with military and, if available, civilian agencies to identify relevant resources and means of accessing appropriate services to promote availability of victim advocacy services and support systems. Liaisons with cognizant departments/agencies (e.g., medical, base security, NCIS, legal) to facilitate a team approach in sexual assault cases. Facilitates the development and collaboration of installation SAPR public awareness campaigns to include planning of local events. Develops and maintains a current and comprehensive file of Navy and civilian resources for victims of and sexual assault. Collaborates with local community crisis counseling centers, as needed, to augment or enhance the installation SAPR Program.

The incumbent notifies the Victim's Command within 24 hours of receipt of an unrestricted or restricted sexual assault report. SARC will only provide non-identifying numeric infoimation to the Command in restricted cases and provide specific identifying information for victims who elect unrestricted reporting option.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - Travel will be required to attend mandated DoD and Navy SAPR training.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0101 Social Science

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Conditions of Employment
This is a Noncritical Sensitive Position. Department of Navy background check authorizing ITII access must be completed and contain no convictions of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
The incumbent may be required to execute SARC duties and responsibilities in a deployed environment.

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Experience working with victims of sexual assault or working in victim advocacy and victim advocacy services required and experience working with the Navy SAPR program preferred. The incumbent must have 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.

The incumbent must have the demonstrated ability and skill to provide effective trainings and briefings. The incumbent must have knowledge and skill in developing program management plans and adhering to them. Ability to assess program effectiveness. Ability to maintain accurate statistical framework for program data collection and reports.

The incumbent must have the 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. The incumbent must have the analytical ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense. The incumbent must have the ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of victims.

The incumbent must be skilled in oral and written communication. The incumbent must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Skilled in the use of office software applications to prepare management reports and use software to develop information; able to enter data in required management reports.


The incumbent reports directly to Installation Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Director. The incumbent is responsible for independently performing duties and responsibilities with occasional consultation from the FFSC Director and keeping the supervisor apprised of potentially controversial issues. Performance is reviewed for effectiveness and overall feasibility in meeting organizational goals


The incumbent uses initiative and resourcefulness in researching trends and programs to develop installation criteria and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the administration and management of the installation SAPR program in compliance with Navy and DoD policies. Guidelines consist of pertinent manuals, publications, instructions and other directives, which are used as references providing theories and policies.


The position requires a high degree of administrative knowledge and skill in oversight and coordination of the Navy SAPR program within the installation. The incumbent is an expert in the area of the Navy SAPR program and performs installation program analysis. The incumbent makes decisions regarding the execution of policies and procedures and assesses circumstances and data available. The incumbent makes decisions, interprets data, plans the work, and refines the methods and techniques to be used.


The work of the incumbent directly affects the QOL of approximately 53 ships/subs and approximately 120,000 service members and their adult dependents throughout the Norfolk, NS A Hampton Roads, NMC Portsmouth, and Norfolk Naval Shipyard theater. The functions of this position are essential to the mission of the Navy's SAPR program and provide a vital, essential service by developing, marketing and analyzing the services being provided to service members and their adult dependents affected by sexual assault.


Contacts are with those personnel within the Navy SAPR Program as well as high-ranking military and civilian officials throughout the Navy and DoD. Additionally numerous contacts are made with representatives of higher echelon commands, installation commanders, Service counterparts, and with installation SAPR personnel. Also, contacts are made with all service members within tenant commands to increase awareness of the SAPR program and/or to assess the effectiveness of the SAPR program.


The contacts are for planning, implementing, administering and assisting in various aspects of the SAPR Program. Contacts with high-ranking officials are to influence and motivate and to coordinate various elements such as increasing sexual assault prevention efforts. Contacts are also made to present recommendations and findings to the Commanding Officers and local program managers regarding the SAPR program. The incumbent must be skillful in approaching the individual or group to obtain the desired effect.


Incumbent will be required to conduct business in a shipboard environment as well as a shore based office. Movement throughout shipyards, repair and construction areas are routinely required. Climbing up and down ladders and other semi-strenuous activities, normally found in shipboard environment will be routinely encountered. For positions with multiple installations within the Area of Responsibility (AOR), travel may be required between installations. Travel will be required to attend mandated DoD and Navy SAPR training.


The incumbent will be required to conduct work in a shipboard environment as well as a shore based office. Incumbent must possess the ability to assess situations where safety equipment such as safety shoes, hard hat, eye protection and hearing protection are required. S ARC must have a vehicle to travel to training, coordinate tasks/actions with clients, command and military and civilian agencies within the local area of the installation. Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

The incumbent will assist FLEET, TYCOMs, and NOSCs in their AOR, as assigned, in executing the goals of the SAPR Program, including (but not limited to):

Ensuring Command understands the program and their responsibilities within the program
Tracking sexual assault incidents
Monitoring training requirements
Marketing the program
Advising Command of any limitations in the program and possible solutions in deployed environments
The incumbent may be required to execute SARC duties and responsibilities in a deployed environment.

This is a Noncritical Sensitive Position. Department of Navy background check authorizing ITII access must be completed and contain no convictions of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Completion of a four year degree in behavioral health or social science AND three years of experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral health or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above.

Additional information
We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States.

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.

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 nsapplications@ 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.

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
Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
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Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

If claiming Veteran’s Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required 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 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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