Social Worker


Vacancy ID: 714883   Announcement Number: RMR-12-51, VIN: 714883   USAJOBS Control Number: 322695700

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 714883


1. Title of Job

Social Worker


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (09-11) you will accept.


09
11

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Merit Promotion - Social Worker

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


300695087 Lame Deer, MT

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

WARNING STATEMENT: Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the résumé, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes

B. No

2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility. To determine if you are eligible, please go to the following website: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI3.asp

A. Yes.

B. No.

The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid State drivers license in order to fully perform the duties/functions of this position.

4. Do you possess a valid Drivers License. If you answered "Yes" to question four, please submit a copy of your current Valid Drivers License with your application.

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid Drivers License.

B. No, I do not possess a valid Drivers License.

Question five determines if applicants meet the Individual Occupation Requirement/Basic Requirement for the Social Work Series, 0185. You must answer this question. Failure to respond to this question will result in an ineligible rating. You must provide documentation supporting your response in your resume. You will be rated ineligible if your resume/application does not support the education/training/experience claimed.

5. From the descriptions below, select the letter corresponding to the statement that most clearly and accurately describes meeting the individual occupational requirement/basic requirement for the Social Work Series. Select only one letter.

A. Degree; in Social Work. Must fulfill all of the requirements for the Master's Degree in Social Work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. (MASTER'S DEGREE WITH PRACTICUM); Applicants who complete all of the requirements for a Master's Degree in Social Work that included a practicum are eligible for GS-9. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

B. I do not have a degree in Social Work, which does not qualify me for the Social Worker.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-9 Social Worker. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least 1 year OR 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level, that involved applying specialized program knowledge and skill of the Social Services Program to beneficiaries, assist in the development and improvement of services aimed at Child Welfare and Family Services. Receive child neglect, sexual abuse and physical abuse complaints and assist in conducting investigations through home visits and personal interviews with children and/or parents.

B. I have successfully completed 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's Degree or Master's or equivalent graduate degree. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

C. I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described in A and B above, such that my percentage of the required education plus my percentage of the required experience equal 100%.

D. I do not have the Specialized experience and/or Education as described above.

7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-11 Social Worker. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least 1 year OR 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level that involved interpreting and applying specialized program knowledge and skill of the Social Services Program to beneficiaries, develop and improve services aimed at Child Welfare and Family Services. Receive child neglect, sexual abuse and physical abuse complaints and conduct investigations through home visits and personal interview with children and/or parents. Served on a Protection Team as a case manager of assigned cases brought to the attention, Recruiting foster parents, develop, evaluate, train and recommend for approval. Providing counsel to unmarried parents, provide family welfare services to counsel with poor housing conditions, unemployment, broken homes, desertion, etc., Made recommendations for the release of funds from IIM accounts.

B. I have successfully completed 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

C. I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described in A and B above, such that my percentage of the required education plus my percentage of the required experience equal 100%.

D. I do not have the Specialized experience and/or Education as described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.(0 pts)

B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction or experience to perform it at a proficient level.(1 pt)

C- I have experience performing this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations with minimal supervision or guidance.(2 pts)

D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.(3 pts)

E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.(4 pts)

8. Investigate child neglect, sexual abuse and physical abuse complaints through home visits and personal interviews.

9. Develop and improve services aimed at Child Welfare and Family Services on the reservation.

10. Conduct assessments and develops case plans for high risk families with substance abuse problems.

11. Provide intervention and home base services to families at risk of child removal due to substance abuse.

12. Recruits foster parents and recommends approval based on Tribal/State standards.

13. Apply specialized Social Services program knowledge and skill to assist beneficiaries on the reservation.

14. Provide counseling services for clients concerning, parenting, confinement, housing, unemployment, desertion and other family welfare situations.

15. Conduct collatoral contacts with other human services agencies to assess available services.

16. Recommend the release of funds from IIM accounts for minors, guardians, foster, parents, etc.

17. Collect pertinent client information such as school records, medical or psychological examinations as necessary.

18. Determine client needs through investigation of personal situation concerning health, safety, housing, support and employment.

19. Prepare case reports through the use of information gathered from background information, through interviews and home visits.

20. Consult, collaborate and communicate with the State District Court and Tribal Court and various welfare agencies, schools, and Tribal entities.

21. Maintain case records and appropriate documentation.

22. Assist clients in the preparation of application forms.

23. Prepare concise assessment reports based on investigation and interview findings.

VERIFICATION STATEMENT: As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and; 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

24. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50's) is received and is accurate.