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Air National Guard Units SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM MANAGER (Title 5) in Peoria, Illinois

Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM MANAGER (Title 5), Position Description Number T5827700 and is part of the IL 182 AW, National Guard.

Responsibilities

As a SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM MANAGER (Title 5), GS-0101-12, you will: Serve as an installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) to comply with Department of Defense requirements, developing and managing prevention and support programs and activities for sexual assault and other areas of interpersonal violence and victim needs. Serve as a consultant and coordinator for sexual assault prevention activities involving the institutionalization of respect and the Air Force core values (integrity, excellence and service before self) throughout the spectrum of human relations activities. Develop plans, programs, guidelines, and budgets geared to the installation population and organization to address sexual assault prevention and response. Assess an installations' need for the establishment and/or modification of processes, procedures, contacts, and training necessary to carry out the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program and meet DoD and Air Force objectives. Develop and/or modify plans, milestones, and evaluation measures, including metrics, to ensure success in meeting goals and objectives. Develop and implement a communication strategy to expand awareness of sexual assault and address intimate partner violence. Assist with or provide training for first responders ensuring sexual assault prevention and response policy updates and program changes are current. Serve as Point-of-Contact for ongoing prevention education and training for all base personnel, leadership, and all deploying personnel. Develop, implement, and maintain an installation victim support system which addresses a wide variety of issues and problems. Develop a response system which may include a sexual assault response team approach to responding to victim needs. Develop contacts and relationships that directly affect support provided to victims and may include, but are not necessarily limited to, on-base victim assistance sources. Ensure availability of trained full-time victim advocates 24-hours each day, 365 days a year. Ensure that victims are treated in a dignified, respectful, and considerate manner by all assisting personnel. Maintain up-to-date subject information and references to the various assistance organization and publishes additional resources to the installation personnel. Serve as a consultant and representative involving all sexual assault issues on committees, working groups, conferences, and community meetings. This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. Must obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance. This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program. This position has been identified as a position of public trust IAW DOD policy. Within 60 days of appointment to a Position of Trust and Moderate Risk, the 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. A background investigation must be conducted every 5 years IAW the OPM requirement. Incumbent of this position is subject to random drug testing. The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Incumbent must meet screening/suitability criteria listed in AF and DoD guidance. Must obtain, maintain and renew certification of the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) as specified in DoD and AF policy. This position requires a high degree of discretion in relation to sensitive information of which the incumbent is aware. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft. Must possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles, for the state in which incumbent lives -or- is principally employed, in accordance with Army and Air Force Vehicle Operations Directives. In accordance with DoDI 6495.03, Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program(D-SAACP), September 2015, an applicant, for a National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC position, is NOT qualified for hire appointment if he or she was convicted for a sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, or violent crime and/or is registered as a sex offender. Recruitment and relocation incentives may be available for this position. PCS expenses may be authorized.

Qualifications

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. Must have completed three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PH.D. Degree or equivalent doctoral degree. 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: You must attach a copy of your official transcripts at the time of application.)

OR

Combining Education and Experience: An appropriate combination of education and experience generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit in behavioral study, social science study, or a related study discipline; plus, additional education and/or experience. 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-0101 SAPR Program positions; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, a new hire applicant (to include an on-board Title 32 or a Title 5 Competitive Service employee who is employed in a different series' position) must have at least two years on-the-job experiences that are commensurate or equivalent to SAPR Program business, with demonstrated understanding of the principles and concepts defined by a practical knowledge of family programs, military community services, victim advocacy and/or associated functional areas. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 Level. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-12 Level - You must possess the required knowledge of DoD or other government agency's programs in regard to sexual assault, domestic abuse, victim advocacy reporting options, directives, regulations, and/or implementing guidance. For creditable qualification, you must have at least 24 months of military and/or civilian specialized working experiences, education, and training that resulted in competent and expert knowledge levels of the Wing SAPR program's principles and practices. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to, developing and managing prevention and support programs and activities for sexual assault and other areas of interpersonal violence and victim needs; experience in completing SAPR procedures in regard to physical and/or psychological trauma of sexual assault and the investigative and legal aspects of adult military sexual assault; experience in collaborating with military and civilian law enforcement and criminal investigative units and the Office of Special Investigation (OSI) to establish protocol and procedures that ensure 24-hour notification of a victim advocate in all incidents of alleged sexual assault, participation in safety planning, and in the establishment and modification of safety measures. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the GS-11 grade/level position or equivalent in the federal service.

OR

Combining Education and Experience: An appropriate combination of education and experience generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit in behavioral study, social science study, or a related study discipline; plus, additional education and/or experience. (Note: You must attach a copy of your official transcripts.) Additional Qualification Requirements: If the incumbent 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 Wing SARC employee is also a reservist or traditional military member, the Wing SARC employee can NEVER conflict or compromise the Wing SARC program protocols and business rule requirements, at any time and for any reason. Because of the potential for legal or professional conflicts of interest, certain military reserves' occupational positions cannot serve as Wing SARCs. These military positions' professional duties for sexual assault response conflict with the duties required of the Wing SARCs.

a. Chaplain personnel and chaplain assistants are NOT appointed as the National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC employees because they have privileged communications granted in the DoD Chaplain Program.

b. Law enforcement personnel are NOT appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC employees because they have confidential limits in their roles to seek and document the truth of the crime.

c. Judge advocates and paralegals are NOT appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC employees because their legal responsibilities conflict with Wing SARC duties and may involve prosecution or defense of alleged offenders.

d. Commanders are NOT appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC 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 duties that are focused only on providing support and resources to sexual assault victims.

e. Medical and Mental Health Providers are NOT 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. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions, i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement, to assist with describing work experiences; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered. In your resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates (months and years) of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position.

Education

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. Must have completed three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PH.D. Degree or equivalent doctoral degree. 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: You must attach a copy of your official transcripts.)

OR

Combining Education and Experience: An appropriate combination of education and experience generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit in behavioral study, social science study, or a related study discipline; plus, additional education and/or experience. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. (Note: You must attach a copy of your official transcripts.) You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position. PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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.

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