Offices, Boards and Divisions Victim Outreach Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia
Summary This position serves as a Victim Outreach Specialist located in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Division (NSD), Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT). NSD is responsible for supervising the enforcement of all federal criminal laws related to counterterrorism and counterespionage, except those specifically assigned to other divisions. OVT's mission is to support US victims of terrorism overseas by helping them navigate foreign criminal justice systems. Responsibilities The duties and responsibilities for a 0101 Victim Outreach Specialist generally include, but are not limited to, the following: The incumbent provides recommendations on the appropriate treatment of the victims and establishes internal OVT procedures to design and administer programs to meet the victims' needs. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of social services to victims of terrorism during an international criminal justice process. The incumbent interviews victims and assesses their needs. The incumbent coordinates with other federal agencies and victim service agencies to ensure that the victims' and agency's needs are met in providing appropriate services to victims, survivors, and their families to help cope with the impact of crime on victims of federal crime and international terrorism. The incumbent provides training to DOJ components that work on terrorism cases, as well as other federal agencies to ensure that federal personnel working with American victims of international terrorism understand the unique victimization dynamics and needs. The incumbent develops trauma informed training and outreach materials for the component. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for the position of Victim Outreach Specialist at (GS-0101-13), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade you're applying to. If you are a current or former government employee on a permanent appointment in the competitive service, you will need to demonstrate 1-year (52-weeks) at the next lower grade level, to meet the time-in-grade requirements for this occupational series and grade. Additionally, please ensure to submit an applicable SF50 (please refer to the "required documents" section for additional information). Basic Requirement for Victim Outreach Specialist: A. Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position such as, counseling, social work. psychology, criminal justice, etc. OR B. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. OR C. Experience: Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirement listed below: To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in Federal service, performing the following: 1) Providing direct victim services; 2) Developing plans for outreach and direct services to international terrorism victims; 3) Providing crisis intervention and referring victims to appropriate social service resources; AND 4) Reviewing current practices applicable to the treatment of victims. You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement, 06/23/2021. Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume. Education If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements, please see the statements below: Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in order for it to be creditable towards your qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation. Additional Information The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term "status candidates". This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: When you apply you'll have the chance to claim an eligibility pathway, be sure you fully read each statement and any links provided to make sure you know which eligibility you qualify for. See a full list and learn more at USAJOBS, see: What does Status Candidate mean? or Which Jobs am I Eligible to Apply for? CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: For more information, see USAJOBS Federal Employees. 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