Job opening: Victim Advocate (SHARP)(SAR WF)
Salary: $64 957 - 84 441 per year
Published at: Aug 12 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: This position is with the 200th Military Police Command, 200 Mission Support Element, located in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Serve as a Victim Advocate (SHARP) for Army Brigades providing professional and comprehensive advocacy services to victims/ survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Inform individuals of reporting options, their rights and responsibilities, as a victim.
Ensure victims of sexual assault receive all needed guidance and emotional support during administrative, medical, investigative, and legal procedures.
Provide support to victims before, during and after trials.
Conduct interactive training workshops/seminars to victims, community agencies and the organization.
Conduct assessments with clients to determine required needs and evaluate risk levels.
Maintain working relationships with military, state, and local action agencies to facilitate immediate response and accurate reporting of sexual assault incidents.
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and have the ability to operate a motor vehicle should the need arise to operate a government vehicle/motor pool vehicle.
- May be subject to occasional 24/7 on-call victim advocate responsibilities.
- The duties of this position may require the incumbent to work evenings, nights, holidays, and/or weekends to include modification in shifts and/or tour of duty.
- This position requires a secret security clearance.
- The selectee must successfully complete the 6-week SHARP Career Course within 6-months of employment. Failure to obtain the DOD certification within the six months may be grounds for removal.
- Please see "Qualifications" section for additional conditions of employment.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
This position has a basic requirement that you must meet in addition to the experience required below. The basic requirement is as follows:
A. Degree: Successful completion of a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in behavioral or social science, or a degree in a related discipline appropriate to the position, such as Psychology or Sociology.
B. 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.
C. 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 order to qualify for this position you must also meet the Specialized experience:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes providing advocacy services to victims of sexual assault/ sexual harassment; recognizing the need for professional intervention and referring to appropriate services; conduct trainings/seminars on sexual assault/sexual harassment; and compile and submit SHARP program reports, data and evaluations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).
Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: behavioral or social sciences.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Attention to DetailIntegrity/HonestyInterpersonal Skills
Additional Conditions of Employment:
This position involves duties that are sensitive and confidential in nature. The selectee's background will be checked against records maintained by the following prior to appointment and, as appropriate, on a recurring basis while employed in the position: The Department of Justice National Sex Offenders Registry, Army Criminal Investigation Command/Crime Records Center, previous employer references, State and Local Police, Official Personnel Folder, including adverse action files, Army Inspector General, Army Military Human Resources, Army Substance Abuse Program.
The selectee must successfully complete SHARP Training Course(s) IAW SHARP Program requirements and obtain DoD certification within initial 6 months of employment. Failure to complete training and obtain the DoD certification within prescribed timeframes may result in removal from the position and/or Federal service.
All Army SHARP Professionals that must obtain and maintain a Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) as a condition of employment will be required to submit to a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) Check is required for all states of residence in the previous five years and enrollment in the Continuous Evaluation (CE) program.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address DE-APF-W6UBAA FTS, 200TH MP CMD
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Fort McCoy, WI 54656
- Name: Army Applicant Help Desk