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Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program (SHARP) provides awareness and prevention, training/education, victim advocacy, reporting and follow up for sexual harassment/assault issues. Army promotes sensitive care, advocacy, treatment, reporting options for victims of sexual harassment/assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes. Positions within the Army SHARP Program are the Army's "frontline forces" in the fight against sexual assault and require significant trust.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Yes-You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
Full-time - Monday through Thursday, 0630 - 1700
See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.
- Serves as a SHARP Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and Victim Advocate (VA).
- Ensures sexual assault victim advocacy and/or professional services are available to individuals exhibiting issues related to victimization as and/or survival of sexual harassment or sexual assault, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Responds to complaints of sexual harassment, illustrates/communicates rights and responsibilities, explains the complaint system, and attempts to ensure resolution of complaints.
- Provides and ensures compliance with approved SHARP training.
- Coordinates and participates in the Commander's Sexual Assault Review Board.
- Provides policy, guidance, and other information to victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault, subordinate commanders, first responders, and those seeking to prevent or respond to sexual assaults.
- Delivers program direction and guidance concerning reporting procedures, confidentiality, training, safety tips, and resources.
- Develops and promotes program publicity materials in accordance with approved SHARP campaign messaging.
- Serves as Master Resiliency Trainer (MRT), scheduling, conducting, and tracking resiliency training to ensure workforce improves and sustains readiness.
- Conducts continuous improvement initiatives and wellness/exercise program integration of best practices to facilitate the organization's ability to improve the overall resiliency of the workforce.
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. Position is designated as a Public Trust position and requires a Moderate Background Investigation.
- Requires successful completion of a 7-week SHARP training course and completion of all requirements to obtain DOD Certification within 6 months of hire.
- This position involves duties that are sensitive and confidential in nature. The selectee's background will be checked against records prior to appointment and, as appropriate, on a recurring basis while employed in the position.
- Employee must possess a valid driver?s license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
- Position may be subject to occasional on-call duty.
- Position requires a certified Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) within 1 year of hire.
- Position requires temporary duty (TDY) business travel approximately 20% of the time.
Qualifications Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
- 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
- Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
- Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
- Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
- Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
- Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .Specialized experience GS-09:
To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience which includes: Providing managerial and technical assistance in programs such as sexual assault prevention and response; Evaluating programs to identify and resolve systematic issues; Directing program activities that emphasize prevention of sexual assault and harassment; and Establishing comprehensive policy that reinforces a culture of sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention, response and accountability. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).OR Education:
Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)OR Combination of Education and Experience:
A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)Specialized Experience GS-11:
One year of specialized experience which includes: Providing managerial and technical assistance in programs such as sexual assault prevention and response; Evaluating programs to identify and resolve systematic issues; Directing program activities that emphasize prevention of sexual assault and harassment; and Establishing comprehensive policy that reinforces a culture of sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention, response and accountability. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).OR Education:
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)OR Combination of Education and Experience:
A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Education and Training
- Incident Management
- Organizational Awareness
- Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)
Time in Grade Requirement GS-09: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07).
Time in Grade Requirement GS-11: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09). EducationFOREIGN EDUCATION:
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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 further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct deposit of pay is required.
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 51 position.
- You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
- If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
- 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 .
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
- Relocation/Recruitment/Retention Incentive MAY be authorized if deemed in the best interest of the government.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .