Job opening: FAMILY SUPPORT SPECIALIST (EFMP)
Salary: $71 533 - 92 989 per year
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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The primary purpose of this position is to plan, update, implement, and administer the installation family support portion of the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) in coordination with the installation EFMP assignments and medical functions to include identifying and enrolling special needs family members.
DUTY 1: Carries out the family support portion of the installation EFMP, independently performing a variety of complex assignments involving identifying family needs, assessing the availability of assistance locally, identifying gaps in available services, providing tailored information, and coordinating, developing, advocating, and obtaining a variety of resources and services for military personnel ( and civilians selected for certain positions) with family members who present with a wide range of physical, developmental, emotional, and/or intellectual. challenges/limitations.
DUTY 2: Interviews families to identify and evaluate their special needs and situational stressors, determine services for appropriate assistance, and provide tailored guidance regarding accessing services that are not standard across the AF due to the individual local and state regulations, laws, and compliance r the location where the installation is located; and provide general support in navigating the local system.
DUTY 3: Researches and analyzes trends impacting families with special needs, identifies needs that are not being met for planning and assessment purposes, and reports and shares finding with leadership, management, and action groups.
DUTY 4: Develops, updates, and maintains installation EFMP education, outreach, and public affairs programs, to include awareness briefings for command, unit, community organizations, individuals and families, and distinguished visitors.
DUTY 5: Supports military personnel (and civilians selected for certain positions), and their families with special needs, in managing the competing demands of the military mission and family. Identifies gaps in available medical and educational services on the installation, in the local community, or through state agencies. Advocates for and partners with services (services are not standardized across the Air Force as some are based on state
laws, local regulations, funding, and compliance).
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
- A security clearance may be required
- Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Disclosure of Political Appointments
- Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
- Work occasionally requires travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft as well as travel in the local area by motor vehicle.
- May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours (evenings, weekends, and holidays).
Experience requirements are described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Social Sciences Series 0101. Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes experience applying a wide range of concepts, principles, theories, and practices relating to one or more of the social or behavioral sciences in relation to work in a family support capacity with special needs families; adhering to laws, regulations, Executive Orders, and court decisions mandating educational and/or related services for individuals with disabilities; collecting, evaluating, and measuring organizations' and other serviced populations' trends, concerns, and needs; providing guidance and direction for the development and implementation of effective plans, procedures, and tools addressing services and gaps in services for families with special needs; interviewing and providing assistance to clients in setting goals and developing plans; encouraging enrollment and determining appropriate options and referral services.
NOTE: Due to the use of 120-day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement.
EDUCATION: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-?grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and practices relating to one or more of the social or behavioral sciences in relation to work in a family support capacity with special needs families.
2. Knowledge of the practical aspects of social services delivery systems, including those administered by federal agencies and non standardized community and state service providers in the local area, as well as the variety of practices, procedures, and methods utilized for accessing them.
3. Skill in conducting interviews with and counseling families and individuals with a wide variety of special needs, some of whom have multiple needs, to establish the nature and extent of concerns and issues, receive and assimilate information, encourage enrollment, provide assistance in developing goals and plans, and determine appropriate referral services and/or options.
4. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships using tact and diplomacy in interactions with leadership, on-and off base service agencies, state and local governments, and civic leaders to identify available services and gaps in services for families with special needs in a military environment, advocate for the families, and partner to achieve objectives.
5. Ability to assess and measure organizational trends, concerns, and needs; identify gaps in available services; report on; and provide recommendations for the development and implementation of effective plans and tools to address issues.
6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY:
If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST
submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here
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Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
- Address Wright Patterson AFB
2000 Allbrook Drive
Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433
- Name: Total Force Service Center
- Phone: 1-800-525-0102
- Email: [email protected]