SOCIAL WORKER (NGT5912800) ==========================
##### Department of the Air Force
Air National Guard Units
- ##### Open & closing dates
07/25/2019 to 08/08/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$73,375 to $95,388 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
Carolina, PR 1 vacancy
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
- Duties ------
PUERTO RICO NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
COLA: 3.29% Duty Location: 156th Airlift Wing, SGOW, Muniz Air National Guard Base, Carolina, PR
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As a SOCIAL WORKER (NGT5912800),T5912800 GS-0185-12, you will provide operational leadership consultation, direct client services, community capacity building, preventive, remedial, and support services aimed at improving and sustaining the psychological health of Air National Guard (ANG) military members and their families. As a part of the ANG Wing Director of Psychological Health (WDPH) Program, the incumbent of this position provides access to a full range of professional services for the populations served. The Air National Guard Psychological Health Program (ANG PHP) will provide consultation to operational leadership on psychological health issues and vertical integration of Military Service and Department of Defense (DOD)-wide psychological health initiatives and population-health monitoring. Clinical and administrative duties focus on outreach, education and prevention, needs-based and psychosocial assessment, diagnosis, short-term problem resolution, and provision of or referral to evidenced-based interventions. Responsibilities include providing: primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention programs, specialty training for ANG health care professionals and other personnel on issues related to the psychological health of Airmen and their families, and multi-level community organization, collaboration, and enhancement. Individuals requiring clinical interventions (i.e., clinical treatment) for other than short-term problem resolution should immediately be referred to an appropriate and competent clinical professional. The ANG PHP will contribute to DoD and Military Service development of a strategic plan for delivery of comprehensive services to support psychological health. It will promote the availability of and access to an adequate continuum of care to ANG members. Additionally, it will ensure clinical mental health services being provided are integrated with other counseling and supportive services at the installation level, and from Federal, State, and territory, as well as military and non-military organizations external to the installation (e.g., Military OneSource, Military and Family Life Consultants, and TRICARE Network).
**Physical Demands:** The work is partially sedentary and may involve walking, standing, bending, light lifting/carrying, and operating personal computers and other office equipment. There is occasional travel between military and non-military facilities both within and outside the assigned area to attend meetings, complete training, and maintain unrestricted privileges. Considerable mental stress may be imposed due to the highly personal, sensitive, and complex nature of the services provided as well as the responsibilities involved.
**Working Environment:** The work environment involves moderate risks that require special safety precautions. Some work is performed in a semi-controlled clinical environment that may be unprotected by a duress alarm system or safety doors and other work environments will frequently involve other locations both on and off the installation. The incumbent is to regularly exercise (i.e. review and/or practice) various scenarios to include responding to mental health emergencies including potentially violent clients. This position may occasionally require exposure to individuals under great personal and emotional stress. Some degree of hazard is present in working with emotionally distressed individuals and all precautions must be followed to protect the safety of clients/patients, family members, co workers, and the public in general while exercising the highest degree of ethics. The incumbent must be completely trustworthy in dealing with highly sensitive information. Additionally, there are the normal risks or discomforts common to various office settings, travel, collaboration with other professionals and non-professionals, and military settings in general. Work areas should remain adequately lighted, heated or cooled, and ventilated.
### Travel Required
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
0185 Social Work
#### Similar jobs
- Community Mental Health Social Workers - Family Social Workers - Mental Health Social Workers - Public Health Social Workers - Social Workers - Social Workers, All Other
- Requirements ------------
### Conditions of Employment
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. Position may be identified as having ?regular contact with children,? requiring a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check to be completed on any person selected. - May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. - Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. - Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the mandatory training specifically identified for the position. - Irregular and overtime hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies. - 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 and will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG. - Must be licensed/certified by a U.S jurisdiction at a level that allows practice of clinical social work without supervision. - The incumbent of this position description must have, at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance. - This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use. - Position requires Basic Life Support (BLS) in accordance with local MDG policies. Must be obtained with 6 months of onboarding. - Possess and maintain a current, unrestricted license to practice clinical social work independently in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia or the U.S Virgin Islands - Completion of appropriate clinical and administrative duties may involve ?after hours? care or work in addition to regular duty hours. - Must be privileged for independent practice by the Credentials Committee at the employing Medical Treatment Facility. - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft. - Incumbent may share on-call duty during weeknights and/or weekends on a rotational basis as required consistent with other mental health professionals of the same specialty performing like duties. - Basic requirements for PR Professional Social Workers (SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONAL PERMANENT LICENSE)
Incumbent must obtain and maintain this mandatory requirement within six month of appt.
**AREA OF CONSIDERATION:** HRO MUST process and clear the Department of Defense (DoD), Priority Placement Program (PPP), prior to advertising all internal and external job vacancies and promotion announcements. Veteran's preference will be considered for vacancies under merit promotion when an agency accepts applications from individuals outside its own workforce.
**Area 1 - All permanent employees (NG T32/NG T5) within PRARNG/PRANG Area 2 - All indefinite employees (NG T32/NG T5) within PRARNG/PRANG Area 3 - All current Federal Employees (from any agency) Area 4 - All Federal Reemployable Eligibles Area 7 - US Citizens**
**QUALIFICATIONS** You will lose consideration for the position if your application does not include all the information/documents requested on the vacancy announcement. The USAJOBS Resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you met the required GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experience. **Experiences copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and will disqualify you from the position.** Military (part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the military provided such service is related to the position to be filled.
**SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:** A. Master's in Social Work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Candidate must be a fully qualified Mental Health professional IAW AFI 44-119. **Note: Copy of official/student transcripts showing conferred Degree must be included in order to receive credit for education.**
B. Must possess a current, **UNRESTRICTED** license to practice clinical social work independently in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S Virgin Islands. **Note: Please review basic requirements for Puerto Rico Professional Social Workers (SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONAL PERMANENT LICENSE)**
**SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: A**pplicant resume **MUST** include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, the knowledge required by this position as stated below**:** - Must understand labor relations, military operations, and the Military Health System, TRICARE and VA as it pertains to the NGPHP Program. - Professional knowledge of social work practices, principles, and theories to develop and implement comprehensive primary and secondary prevention programs that address effective programs to prevent or lessen the impact of a wide range of psychosocial and environmental problems such as sociopathic personalities and family groups who react to their circumstances with impulsive behavior that may be self-destructive or depredatory; provide training for other health care professionals and other installation personnel on issues related to the promotion of psychological health; coordinate programs; and enlist the aid of community organizations/agencies. - Professional knowledge of complex helping systems and professional organizations, how they positively or negatively affect individual and family welfare, and the multiple ways these systems and organizations operate to deliver services. - Knowledge and experience in the organization, management, and administration of programs and services to participate in program planning and in the development and maintenance of public understanding and sound working relationships with local and community agencies. - Professional knowledge of a wide array of psychological problems and disorders that affect adults, families, and organizations and the varied resources needed to treat them. - Skill in applying professional community organization skills related to the formulation of needs assessments, development of prevention programs, and the marketing of programs. - Professional knowledge of problem solving strategies and evidence-based treatments for a full range of psychiatric disorders to plan and provide short-term problem resolution to clients or refer them appropriately for clinical treatment. - Ability to directly apply professional diagnostic skills to individuals and families. - Skill in applying psychological and social work methods and theory in an outpatient clinical setting and providing consultation for health care providers and military leaders. - Excellent skills in oral and written communication to include report writing and maintaining proper records to document services provided, including patient care, follow up, and referrals. - Ability to administer and interpret select psychological and needs-assessment measures. - Ability to assess individual, family, group, and community needs, provide a wide array of preventive and problem solving resolutions as indicated.
Master's in Social Work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Candidate must be a fully qualified Mental Health professional IAW AFI 44-119.
Copy of student transcripts or training certificates must be included in order to receive credit for education. Unofficial transcripts from internet or with alterations will not be considered. To receive credit for education the information must be included in the education section of the Resume.
### Additional information
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 (
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
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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):Conflict Management and Integrity/Honesty~
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
##### Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
##### Trust determination process
- Required Documents ------------------
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Online USAJOBS Resume (mandatory) Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.
4. If you are a permanent federal employee, please submit your SF 50 with this application. (Refer to block 24 of SF 50 Tenure 1, 2 or 3)
5. Additional documentation (if required in the vacancy announcement).
6. Member 4 copy of DD 214 (If claiming Veterans' preference)
7. SF 15 or supporting documentation listed on the SF 15 (If claiming 10 points veterans' preference)
In addition, if claiming a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable)
Additional information is available at our web site: local intranet address or outside Internet address
**FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION BY THE CLOSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE CONSIDERATION.**
- Benefits --------
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- 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:
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**.
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### Agency contact information
### Lorraine Cruz-Olan
PR 156th Airlift Wing Muniz ANG Base Carolina, PR 00919 US
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### Next steps
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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540424000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. Associated topics: behavioral health, clinician, coordinator, counselor, domestic, field, insights, lmsw, outpatient, social worker
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.