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Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Social Services Representative in Crow Agency, Montana

Summary This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Crow Agency in Crow Agency, Montana. This is an open continuous vacancy announcement and applications will be reviewed for referral when vacancies occur. Your application will expire in 3 months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active. Positions may be filled at ANY of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential as vacancies occur. Responsibilities Make decisions of a non-professional nature in service delivery to referrals of child endangerment and child protection. Conduct interviews, assessments and make home visits and collateral contacts as needed. Assists with filing of Temporary Protection Orders, provides information about court process and hearings. Coordinate with law enforcement, the court, shelter providers and other human service agencies for client needs. Participate in planning and is actively involved in community education activities for Domestic Violence prevention. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Individual Occupational Requirements Grade(06): 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level. Specialized Experience GS-06: Specialized experience is experience in a program of direct social welfare services that required the application of program policy and operations knowledge in providing social welfare services and/or assisting social workers; Investigate domestic, economic, and social circumstances of applicants and recipients of general assistance, child welfare, and family services; dealing with welfare or social services within the BIA and other federal, state, and local agencies; experience in programs and policies within the branch of social services. Grade(07): Graduate Education: Major study -- social sciences. One full academic year of graduate study is qualifying for GS-7. Graduate education is not creditable for positions above the GS-7 level. OR Specialized Experience GS-07: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level. Specialized experience is experience in a program of direct social welfare services that required the application of program policy and operations knowledge in providing social welfare services and/or assisting social workers; Assume responsibility for interviewing clients to determine eligibility as well as the amount of need; approval or disapproval of general assistant applications; determine the mode of delivery of assistance; dealing with welfare or social services; experience in programs and policies within the branch of social services; experience of basic concepts and standards of social work practices. Grade (08): 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level Specialized experience is experience in a program of direct social welfare services that required the application of program policy and operations knowledge in providing social welfare services and/or assisting social workers; Independently and without specific instruction assume responsibility for interviewing clients to determine eligibility as well as the amount of need; approval or disapproval of general assistant applications; determine the mode of delivery of assistance; general knowledge of programs and resources within the BIA and other federal, state, and local agencies dealing with welfare or social services. NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are also qualifying for grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. Education If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows 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: FOREIGN EDUCATION Additional Information All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2021 Salary Tables and select, "rest of U.S." chart. The full performance level of this position is GS-8. Promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed. TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework under situational occasions with supervisor approval. Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period. Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

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