Deployed Resiliency Counselor Job

Vacancy No. OC-SW-160 (2021) Department Commander, Navy Installations
Salary $90,306.00 to $90,306.00 Grade 4 to 4
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/4/2021 Close Date 1/3/2022
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 01/04/2021 to 01/03/2022

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    NF 4

  • Salary

    $90,306 to $90,306 per year


  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule


  • Coronado, CA Few vacancies
  • San Diego County, CA Few vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Negotiable

Telework eligible


This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Announcement number

OC-SW-160 (2021)

Control number


  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) San Diego is looking for the best, brightest and most adventurous clinical counselors to join our team as Deployed Resiliency Counselors (DRC). The DRC will serve as a credentialed clinical counselor aboard a Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier (CVN) or Large Deck Amphibious Assault Ship/ Landing Helicopter Assault Ship (LHD/LHA). The DRC is assigned to a ship and provides support services to deployed forces both in port, or at sea.

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    When that ship sets sail, whether a two-week “underway” or a 7-10 month deployment, the DRC is on it! The DRC is a critical link in the command support chain and considered “essential” by Commanding Officers for every deployment.  The DRC is given many opportunities to work alongside other command leaders to care for the crew. This is your chance to experience the adventures of life on the high seas and travel to various ports throughout the Pacific Rim.

    The primary purpose of the position is to provide professional short-term, solution-focused individual and group counseling for commonly occurring life situations and education on resiliency/wellness topics in a shipboard environment,  throughout a ship’s lifecycle (pier-side, shipyard maintenance, “work-ups” and deployments)  The incumbent will also serve as a liaison to the homeport Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), providing immediate sexual assault response and coordination to allegations of sexual assault. The success of this position is based on the incumbent’s ability to successfully embed within the command and operate within a shipboard environment. The DRC actively engages crew members in various resiliency programs in order to ensure highest level of crew readiness for complex missions at sea.  The DRC serves as a liaison to the homeport Family Advocacy Program (FAP) and provides safety assessment, safety planning, triage, and treatment for allegations of alleged child or domestic abuse.  The DRC assesses and triages clients presenting with a risk of harm to self or others, with appropriate referral to the nearest behavioral health provider.  The DRC provides Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) case management including: assessment, safety planning, and care coordination for active duty personnel with suicide related behavior.  The DRC participates in Command Resiliency Team (CRT) initiatives, aiding and providing insight into active duty wellness programs.  Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - Varies

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Complete a one-year probationary period
    • Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation and contain no convictions of sexual assault and domestic violence. Background Investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so
    • Must complete a medical exam and be found fit for shipboard duty
    • During deployment, there will be limitations on privacy and activities due to the shipboard environment
    • The incumbent shall be Tier III qualified as outlined by SECNAVINST 1754.7A, Navy FFSP Credentials Review and Clinical Privileging requirements and must possess:

      Successful candidates for this position shall meet all qualifications as outlined in the current SECNAVINST 1754.7A:

    • The Clinical Practitioner must meet the following requirements:
    • State or U.S. territory, license, or certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as independent practitioner.
    • When the state or U.S. territory licensing or certification requirements include a written examination, candidates for privileging must have achieved a passing score on that examination.
    • Must have engaged in 2 years, that includes at least 2000 hours, full-time, post-licensure clinical experience.
    • Shall have two years of experience working in the field of child abuse and domestic abuse.  This requirement may occur during any time after the incumbent is licensed to provide services as an independent practitioner.
    • Knowledge of military language, customs, and culture to include navigating shipboard dynamics.
    • Independent clinical skills and sound judgment necessary to provide assessment, triage, referral and case management of clients presenting with a risk of harm to themselves or others, domestic violence, and child abuse.
    • Ability to communicate in writing to develop and prepare case management documentation, psycho-social assessments, treatment plans, correspondence, and reports.
    • Ability to intervene in crises, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense.
    • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively communicate with military and civilian medical, social services, law enforcement, and legal personnel.
    • Ability to adapt to changing work conditions, frequent interruptions, and pressures of short deadlines.
    • Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
    • Position has been designated Non-Critical Sensitive.  As a position of trust and ITII position, continued employment is conditional on the successful completion of an Access National Agency Check (ANACI) that contains no convictions of sexual assault or domestic violence. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

      Must successfully complete Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) within six months of hire, and maintain D-SAACP certification throughout employment.

      Must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

      Due to the unique nature of the position, selectees will be required to complete a physical examination upon entry to duty, and annually thereafter, and be determined to be physical fit for shipboard duty at all times. 

      Due to worldwide travel, all required vaccinations, including the anthrax vaccination, may be required as a condition of employment per DoD requirements.

      The incumbent must apply for and maintain a US No-Fee Passport upon employment.

      The incumbent will be required to deploy at sea on board US Navy ships. Deployment lengths will vary from a few days to over 10 months at a time. The incumbent will receive a deployment differential of 20% of his/her salary while deployed. Regions may approve additional compensatory time-off based on a sliding scale depending on length of deployment.  The work schedule while deployed will vary depending on requirements. The incumbent will be on call 24 hours a day while deployed for crisis intervention situations.

      At sea, the incumbent shares a stateroom in officer berthing; meals are obtained by joining the Officers' Mess as a paying member, and meals are purchased by monthly billing.

      This position is mission essential.  The incumbent may be required to travel, deploy, or provide services at homeport during a variety of crises and disasters, including serving during times of world conflict, natural disasters, accidents, man-made crises, and other situations as an extension of the FFSC mass care and crisis response program.


    Possess at least a master’s degree in one of the following clinical fields:

    • Marriage and Family Therapy from a program accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or an equivalent degree.
    • Social Work from an accredited school or an equivalent degree.
    • Psychology from a doctoral program approved by APA or an equivalent degree.

    Additional information

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    All applications are carefully reviewed and evaluated for qualification requirements which are based on job requirements (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the position description (PD). Only the top qualified candidates will be notified.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance


    Drug test required


  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    - Resume

    - Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree)

    - State Licensure (Applicant must provide license State and number on resume or application.)

    - If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a complete copy of sponsor’s orders. NF-3 and below.

    - If claiming Veteran’s Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4).

    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.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Benefits you get to enjoy while working for our TEAM include but are not limited to:

    •           Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).

    • Special sea pay during deployments and underways (20% of salary)

    •           Stability of Federal Civilian Service

    •           People with passion for doing work that matters

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    Submit a NAF employment application to the NAF Human Resources Office via email to or fax to (619) 556-9537. For more information, visit our website at

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    Agency contact information HR Representative HR Representative

    Commander, Navy Installations Command
    2375 Recreation Way, Building 3210
    San Diego, CA 92136
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    Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. NRSW provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. The mission of the Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Programs is to maximize the physical, emotional and social development of the fleet, fighter and family. FFR enables a ready Navy force through its Fleet Readiness, Family Readiness, and Housing Programs. We provide direct and support services to all non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees who work for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS), and Navy Getaways throughout the FFR Program worldwide.

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