Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
04/16/2021 to 12/31/2021
Pay scale & grade
$77,488 to $100,739 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Yes as determined by agency policy
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
This is an open continuous announcement. Initial cutoff will be 17 May 2021. Recruitment will continue through the announcement closing date until the position is filled.
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
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This National Guard position is for a SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATOR (Title 5), Position Description Number T5304000 and is part of the IL JS, National Guard.
As a SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATOR (Title 5), GS-0301-12, you will manage and maintain the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program and address prevention and the Domestic Abuse/Violence Prevention Program.
- Perform long-term planning and organizational development necessary to accomplish human resources functions in support of education, training, and responses for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program and Domestic Abuse/Violence Program.
- Serve as principal advisor to the Adjutant General with responsibility for understanding and implementing applicable policies and guidance.
- Review Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse/Violence policies and programs to determine barriers, if any, and advise the Adjutant General relative to their impact on National Guard policy and recommend changes or new actions to TAG, Chief of Staff, and Human Resources Officer.
- Provide guidance and advice to TAG, senior commanders, supervisors, officers, commanders, and senior enlisted managers regarding statutory and regulatory requirements.
- Serve as the referral and resource to employees who report they are victims of sexual assault.
- Monitor services provided to victims of sexual assault from initial reports of sexual assault through disposition and resolution of the victim's health and well-being.
- Input and update sexual assault case data for reports of sexual assaults for statistical trends and analysis and reporting.
- Manage case information of sexual assault and domestic violence and safeguard and retain all case file information in accordance with law.
- Ensure reports of sexual assault and domestic violence are reported to the appropriate command levels in accordance with applicable regulations.
- Maintain liaison with civilian authorities, chaplains, military/civilian medical and legal services, and commanders to facilitate immediate response and accurate reporting of sexual assault incidents.
- Conduct meetings, both on and off the installation, with community outreach organization in the interest of improving services to victims of sexual assault and referrals for domestic violence.
- Conduct, facilitate, and/or coordinate sexual assault prevention training for new hires, supervisors, and all members of the state National Guard.
- Provide training Victim Advocates in accordance with training certification standards and approved content from DoD.
- Ensure overall training management of sexual assault awareness, prevention training, and victim advocacy.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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.
- Position requires a SECRET security clearance.
- The employee may be required to carry an electronic device (cellular phone/pager) to facilitate immediate access for response to reported sexual assaults. In order to facilitate 24/7 response capability, response support is made via development of "on call rosters" for the JFHQ VAC and collateral duty Victim Advocates when the employee is off duty, on official leave, or TDY.
- This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
- Irregular and overtime hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies.
- The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial vehicles to perform temporary duty assignments.
- This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.
- If 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.
- If incumbent is also a reservist or traditional military member, the SARC employee can NEVER conflict or compromise the SARC program protocols and business rule requirements, at any time and for any reason.
- Must possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles, for the state in which the incumbent lives -or- is principally employed, in accordance with Army and Air Force Vehicle Operations Directives.
- Within 60 days of appointment, the incumbent 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.
- Recruitment and relocation incentives may be available for this position.
- PCS expenses may be authorized.
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. 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.
Combining Education and Experience: Combination of education and experience requires that you possess a core of educational credit in behavioral study, social science study, or a related study discipline; plus, additional education and/or experience. The quality of the combination of education and experience must demonstrate that you possess the competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors, required to perform SARC occupation business. Combination must demonstrate factors and evidence that are directly comparable to a successfully completed four-year degree in a course of study with a major in behavioral study or social science study; or, in a course of study with a major in related study discipline. In addition to courses in the major discipline or related fields, a typical college degree will include courses that developed logic, analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, and statistics. Courses must have provided skills sufficient to perform work in the SARC position. Creditable experience must have demonstrated appropriate skills needed to perform the work of the occupation.
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-0301 SAPR Program positions; and, must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. 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 of 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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-12 Level - To qualify for the GS-12 SARC position, must have at least 12 months military and/or civilian specialized working experiences, education, or training that resulted in competent and expert knowledge of the SAPR program's principles and practices. Must have experiences in completing SAPR procedures in regard to understanding the physical and/or psychological trauma of sexual assault and the investigative and legal aspects of adult military sexual assault; knowledgeable of military organizations, mission impacts, military life-styles, civilian resources, and traumatic situations that may contribute to individual and interpersonal stress, working environment problems, or crisis; managing or responding to crisis intervention for sexual assaults; expressing oneself orally and in-writing; interacting with diversified groups, individuals, and organizations; developing, executing, and maintaining effective professional relationships; skilled in identifying potential problems and initiating problem-solving techniques; presenting formal and informal program briefings to senior leaders; preparing written technical reports, briefings, and training plans; instruct and facilitate the training of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) programs; performing and managing the administrative duties of the SAPR program; developing specialized training materials; deliver effective interactive trainings; experienced and knowledgeable in the sexual assault and domestic abuse prevention policies, regulations, and statutory requirements in the military or civilian sectors; completing statistical trends analysis and reporting to NGB; meets Tier 2 screening requirements to be granted access to the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID), or similar data-bases; documenting cases within prescribed time frames; competent in understanding DSAID; or, similar data-bases; documenting cases within prescribed time frames; maintaining confidentiality, and processing restricted or unrestricted sexual assault medical Line of Duty (LOD) documentation; conducting DoD Survivor Experience Surveys for submission to DoD; screening, interviewing, training, and monitoring appointed or volunteer collateral duty Victim Advocates.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the lower grade level in the Federal service in order to be considered for this position.
Because of the potential for legal or professional conflicts of interest, certain military reserves' occupational positions cannot serve as SARCs. These military positions' professional duties for sexual assault response conflict with the SARC's required duties.
a. Chaplain personnel and chaplain assistants are NEVER appointed as the National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employees because they have privileged communications granted in the DoD Chaplain Program.
b. Law enforcement personnel are NEVER appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employees because they have confidential limits in their roles to seek and document the truth of the crime.
c. Judge advocates and paralegals are NEVER appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC or VAC employees because their legal responsibilities conflict with the SARC and VAC duties; and, may involve prosecution or defense of alleged offenders.
d. Commanders are NEVER appointed as National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Wing SARC or VAC 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 and VAC duties that are focused only on providing support and resources to sexual assault victims.
e. Medical and Mental Health Providers are NEVER 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 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. 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. Please Note: You MUST attach copies of your official transcripts at the time of application.
Combining Education and Experience: An appropriate combination of education and experience requires that the applicant possess a core of educational credit in behavioral study, social science study, or a related study discipline; plus, additional education and/or experience. The quality of the combination of education and experience must demonstrate that the applicant possesses the full range of competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors, required to perform GS-0301-12 Wing SARC occupation business. The combination must align and demonstrate factors and evidence that are directly comparable to a successfully completed four-year degree in a course of study with a major in behavioral study or social science study; or, in a course of study with a major in related study discipline. In addition to courses in the major discipline or related fields, a typical college degree will include courses that developed logic, analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, and statistics. These courses provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the GS-0101-12 Wing SARC position. Therefore, creditable experience must have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation. Please Note: You MUST attach copies of your official transcripts at the time of application.
Within 60 days of appointment as a National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service SARC employee, the qualified applicant must successfully complete the HQ ARNG SARC initial 80 or 40 hour training course, which is approved and evaluated to meet the D-SAACP requirements.
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.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Customer Service
- Oral Communication
- Planning and Evaluating
- Stress Tolerance
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume - (Must not exceed 15 pages in length. Resumes over the 15-page limit will not be reviewed.) Your resume that clearly demonstrates experience that meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section. Your resume must contain identifiable information such as your name, address, and phone number. It must also show your work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed. If you use Resume Builder, you are encouraged to save your resume to a Word document and upload the Word document in lieu of submitting your resume created through Resume Builder. This helps ensure you meet the 15-page resume limit.
2. Other supporting documents: The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50 (current and former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims. You will not be contacted for additional information.
- Transcripts (Copy of Official-Unaltered)
It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.
Documents NOT accepted: photographs, copies of position descriptions, training certificates, performance ratings, awards and letters of appreciation.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx
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.
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.
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
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11083665
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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