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Tribal Victim Assistance Specialist

Company: Department Of Justice
Location: Rapid City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Summary

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit www.justice.gov/usao/.

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

This position is also being announced under Merit Promotion Procedures under 21-SD-11090344-MP.

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Responsibilities

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing a variety of victim and witness assistance functions in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Dakota. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Conduct segments of training sessions and provides information and resources to Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs), support staff, agents and staff of federal investigative agencies, and state and local law enforcement and community services providers on victim assistance matters.
  • Coordinate with federal investigative agencies and AUSAs to identify cases with victims, and obtain victim contact information in a timely manner.
  • Speak to public, civic, industry and special interest groups on victim's issues.
  • Respond to victim inquiries, assess victim concerns, and determine program eligibility for victim-witness services.
  • Provide information to victims on schedule changes, status of defendant's pleas, results of trial, whether a defendant is incarcerated and for how long, opportunities to address the court, and post-sentencing notification.
  • Provide in-court support during hearings and trials.
  • Obtain services and assistance for victims & witnesses through specific federal programs and funds.
  • Maintain records and provide oversight of these special programs and funds.
  • Assist staff by securing a wide variety of specialized victim services, e.g., translators, special transportation, etc.
  • Provide witnesses with information pertaining to the criminal justice process, and the State Crime Victim Compensation Program application requirements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

GS-09GS-09: To qualify at the GS-09 GS-09grade level, you must have one of the following:

Specialized Experience: At least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as providing direct services to victims of crimes (i.e., in-court support during hearings and trials, providing medical, psychological, legal, financial, shelter, childcare and employment services); responding to victim inquiries; determining program eligibility for victim assistance services; and providing information to victims regarding court dates/changes, results of trial, and other notifications.

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Education: One of the following types of education in a related field (e.g., Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Victimology, Criminal Justice): a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B.); OR two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

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Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. In order to qualify based on combination, graduate education must be in excess of one (1) full year.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

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Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Keywords: Department Of Justice, Rapid City , Tribal Victim Assistance Specialist, Other , Rapid City, South Dakota

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