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Job opening: Victim Assistance Specialist

Salary: $75 715 - 98 426 per year
Employment Type: Full-time
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/. As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. This position is also being announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under Announcement: 24-VAE-12391709-ST. .


If selected for this position, you will provide a variety of services related to the victim witness program. Typical work assignments will include: Directing dissemination of information pertinent to various victim and witness protection laws Speaking to public, civic, industry and special interest groups on victim's issues Coordinating efforts with local victim services providers, social services, law enforcement based victim assistance providers, and prosecution based victim-witness staff. Responding to victim inquiries, assessing concerns, and determining program eligibility for victim-witness services Advocating on behalf of crime victims in regard to issues and problems caused by crime. Providing information to victims on schedule changes, status of defendant's pleas, results of trial Providing in-court support during hearings and trials. Obtaining services and assistance for victims and witnesses through specific federal programs and funds Reviewing literature on victim witness issues. Analyzing and applying changes in legislation, case law and court rules. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. Continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.


GS-11: GS-11: To be eligible at the GS-11 level, you must meet at least ONE of the following conditions, as defined below: Specialized Experience, Education, OR a combination of Education and Experience. Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is defined as providing complex assistance and liaison services to crime victims to facilitate prosecutions. This specialized experience is defined as experience performing the following types of duties: analyzing victim-witness communication needs; providing routine resource referrals to crime victims and their families; providing extensive assistance to victims and their families in navigating victim assistance programs, resources available and the effectiveness of these programs; and assisting in conducting workshops or meetings with victim-witness subject-matter specialists and related officials; analyzing victim-witness communication needs; developing and administering a comprehensive victim-witness program; and determining the elements of an effective agency witness program; and providing in court support to victims during and prior to hearings and trials including courtroom orientation prior to testimony. Substitution of Education: One of the following types of education in a related field (e.g., Criminal Justice): a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of specialized experience as described above and graduate-level education as described above which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, first determine the total number of graduate hours that exceed 18 semester hours (or your school's definition of one year of graduate study), then divide the total number of your excess graduate semester hours by 18 (or your school's definition of one year of graduate study). To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%. (Only graduate education in excess of the first two full years may be used in this calculation). Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.


All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.


  • Address Eastern District of Virginia 2100 Jamieson Avenue Alexandria, VA 22314 US
  • Name: US Attorney Office Eastern Virginia District
  • Email: [email protected]


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