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Commander, Navy Installations Sexual Assault Prevention (SAPR VA) in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington


This position is that of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate (VA) and serves as the primary initial point of contact for victims of sexual assault.


Provides 24/7 support for victims’ immediate needs. Assesses all safety concerns, provides victim information on resources that are available, serves as an advocate for the expressed interests of victims with all intervening agencies. The SAPR VA is required to complete and maintain all required program training, credentialing, and certification, including the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP).


Conditions of Employment


Minimum of two years specific experience working with victims of sexual assault or working in victim advocacy and victim advocacy services. A bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, criminal justice or related social or behavioral science field preferred. Must have analytical ability and skill in interpersonal relationships Must have knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault and victim advocacy and care Knowledge of the military, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Navy (DON) and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program is preferred Must have the ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for victims; must have the ability to develop trusting helping relationships and to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds Must have the ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice and common sense Must have the ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement and legal personnel on behalf of victims Must be skilled in written and verbal communication Must have demonstrated the ability to provide effective trainings and briefings. Candidate must successfully complete a formal background check and maintain security suitability requirements.


Additional Information

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education. DON is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.