Social Services Assistant

Department Of Agriculture Remote
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November 20, 2022
Department Of Agriculture
Bristol, TN
FULL_TIME, PART_TIME
Summary

These positions are located on a Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.

Incumbent of this position provides leadership and guidance to students in a group living environment and provides general counseling to students.

For additional information please contact:

Jacobs Creek: Robert Blankenship at [email protected]

Cass: Amy Collier at [email protected]

Great Onyx: Marilyn Johnston at [email protected]

Boxelder: Brian Johnson at [email protected]

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Overview

* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

11/04/2022 to 11/15/2022


* Salary

$32,283 - $46,953 per year


* Pay scale & grade

GS 4 - 5


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Locations

17 vacancies in the following locations:

* Ozark, AR 4 vacancies


* Mammoth Cave, KY 5 vacancies


* Nemo, SD 5 vacancies


* Bristol, TN 3 vacancies




* Remote job

No


* Telework eligible

No


* Travel Required

Not required


* Relocation expenses reimbursed

No


* Appointment type

Permanent -


* Work schedule

Full-time -


* Service

Competitive


* Promotion potential

5


* Job family (Series)

0186 Social Services Aid And Assistant


* Supervisory status

No


* Security clearance

Not Required


* Drug test

Yes


* Position sensitivity and risk

Moderate Risk (MR)


* Trust determination process

Credentialing

Suitability/Fitness


* Announcement number

23-MULT11700408DP-BJH


* Control number

686532900



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This job is open to

* Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a 'surplus' or 'displaced' employee.


* The public

U.S.

Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


* Veterans



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Duties

* Ensure that actions taken in dealing with students fully conform to established standards.
* Motivate students and gain their acceptance of and adherence to residential living goals; and an understanding of social behavior and motivation to effectively provide guidance required.
* Provide individual guidance to students.
* Recognize potentially adverse or sensitive situations that may require special or professional handling to refer to the appropriate person.
* Meet and Deal with a variety of people, including local authorities, students' families, and off-Center visitors to clarify, obtain, and provide information in handling student activities and problems.
* Utilize various Job Corps related databases and software in order to perform and process work assignments.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S.

Citizen or National.
* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
* Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
* Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
* Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
* Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.

To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
* This position is required to work swing shift and night shift when determined by the needs of the Center.
* This is a Test Designated Position.

You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter.

Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.

This announcement constitutes 30 days advance notice.
* Must possess and maintain a valid commercial driver's license.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.

Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education.

Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-4 level: Applicants must have six months of any type of work that demonstrated the ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation AND six months of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-3 grade level;

OR

An associate's degree or two years of successfully completed education above high school that (a) included at least 12 semester hours of subjects directly related to the work of the position such as social behavior, human behavior, or health care, or (b) was supplemented by experience in activities that afforded the opportunity to acquire and demonstrate the skills required by the position;

OR

Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.

General Experience: Providing child care, performing volunteer work at a youth camp, or performing community service with disadvantaged youths.

Specialized Experience is defined as most of the following: Assisted youths in various types of organizational activities such as sport teams or tutoring; Volunteered as a community work crew member.

Assisted in providing guidance in a community or residential recreation program; Assisted in providing crew members instruction in safety rules and regulations in living and working situations.

For the GS-5 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 grade level;

OR

A bachelor's degree that (a) included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of subjects directly related to the work of the position; (b) included a major in social behavior, human behavior, or health care or; (c) was supplemented by specialized experience as described below;

OR

Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (in excess of the first 60 semester/90 quarter hours) and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.

Specialized experience is defined as most of the following: Group leader in community or residential recreation program; Instructor in a training program for the development of job skills; Work that demonstrated the ability to be responsible for and to lead and train members of a job crew; Unit leader-monitor-proctor for a dormitory group or a boarding school or other residential facility.

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).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project.

Under this authority, any U.S.

citizen may apply.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors.

CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered.

The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates.

Additional information is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-and-leave-flexibilities-for-recruitment-and-retention/

Positions filled from this announcement may be a bargaining or a non-bargaining unit position represented by either NFFE, AFGE or NAGE.

This position is not eligible for telework.

Government Housing may be available.

Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.

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A career with the U.S.

government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.

As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.

Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.



How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications.

You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan.

Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category.

You will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category.

This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire.

Individuals with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible.

Please follow all instructions carefully.

Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11700408

* Benefits

Help

A career with the U.S.

government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.

As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.

Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


* Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.

Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.

You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete.

Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc.

Encrypted documents will not be accepted.

Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the responsibilities section including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts.

An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty.

Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university.

If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education as equivalent to U.S.

education standards.

There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service.

All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.

If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.

Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment.

Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.

If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference.

The SF-15 should be included but is not required.

Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference.

For more information on veterans' preference visit FEDSHIREVETS.

Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.


* How to Apply

Please view Tips for Applicants - a guide to the Forest Service application process.

Read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin.

You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m.

Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Applying online is highly encouraged.

We are available to assist you during business hours (8:00a.m.

- 4:00p.m.

(MST), Monday - Friday.

If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method.

All hardship application packages must be returned to Human Resources no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order for it to be entered into the system prior to the closing date.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.

Contact the Agency Contact to request this.

To begin, in USAJOBS click 'Apply' and follow the instructions to attach your resume and required documents, complete the assessment questionnaire, and submit your application.

NOTE: Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred.

However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents.

Uploaded documents must be less than 5MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, TXT or Word (DOC or DOCX).

Do not upload Adobe Portfolio documents because they are not viewable.

Agency contact information

HRM Contact Center

Phone

1-877-372-7248 X2

Email

[email protected]

Address

USDA Forest Service HRM Contact Center

DO NOT MAIL IN APPLICATIONS, SEE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

Albuquerque, NM 87109

US

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Next steps

Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official.

If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status.

You must choose to turn on email notifications in your USAJOBS profile if you want to receive important email notifications that may impact your applicant experience (e.g.

If you start an application and do not submit it prior to the closing date, USAJOBS will send an email reminder that the closing date is approaching and your application is in an incomplete status).

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


* Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.

Please read the following guidance.

* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
* Reasonable accommodation policy
* Financial suitability
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
* Signature and false statements
* Privacy Act
* Social security number request



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Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete.

Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc.

Encrypted documents will not be accepted.

Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the responsibilities section including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts.

An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty.

Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university.

If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education as equivalent to U.S.

education standards.

There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service.

All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.

If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.

Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment.

Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.

If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference.

The SF-15 should be included but is not required.

Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference.

For more information on veterans' preference visit FEDSHIREVETS.

Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

Help

How to Apply

Please view Tips for Applicants - a guide to the Forest Service application process.

Read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin.

You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m.

Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Applying online is highly encouraged.

We are available to assist you during business hours (8:00a.m.

- 4:00p.m.

(MST), Monday - Friday.

If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method.

All hardship application packages must be returned to Human Resources no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order for it to be entered into the system prior to the closing date.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.

Contact the Agency Contact to request this.

To begin, in USAJOBS click 'Apply' and follow the instructions to attach your resume and required documents, complete the assessment questionnaire, and submit your application.

NOTE: Please verify that documents you are uploading from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred.

However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents.

Uploaded documents must be less than 5MB and in one of the following document formats: GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RTF, PDF, TXT or Word (DOC or DOCX).

Do not upload Adobe Portfolio documents because they are not viewable.

Read more

Agency contact information

HRM Contact Center

Phone

1-877-372-7248 X2

Email

[email protected]

Address

USDA Forest Service HRM Contact Center

DO NOT MAIL IN APPLICATIONS, SEE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

Albuquerque, NM 87109

US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official.

If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status.

You must choose to turn on email notifications in your USAJOBS profile if you want to receive important email notifications that may impact your applicant experience (e.g.

If you start an application and do not submit it prior to the closing date, USAJOBS will send an email reminder that the closing date is approaching and your application is in an incomplete status).

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Read more

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.

Please read the following guidance.

* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
* Reasonable accommodation policy
* Financial suitability
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
* Signature and false statements
* Privacy Act
* Social security number request

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Overview

* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

11/04/2022 to 11/15/2022


* Salary

$32,283 - $46,953 per year


* Pay scale & grade

GS 4 - 5


* Locations

17 vacancies in the following locations:

* Ozark, AR 4 vacancies


* Mammoth Cave, KY 5 vacancies


* Nemo, SD 5 vacancies


* Bristol, TN 3 vacancies




* Remote job

No


* Telework eligible

No


* Travel Required

Not required


* Relocation expenses reimbursed

No


* Appointment type

Permanent -


* Work schedule

Full-time -


* Service

Competitive


* Promotion potential

5


* Job family (Series)

0186 Social Services Aid And Assistant


* Supervisory status

No


* Security clearance

Not Required


* Drug test

Yes


* Position sensitivity and risk

Moderate Risk (MR)


* Trust determination process

Credentialing

Suitability/Fitness


* Announcement number

23-MULT11700408DP-BJH


* Control number

686532900



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov.

For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/686532900.

Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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