SUPERVISORY SOCIAL WORKER, GS-0185-11/12


Vacancy ID: 764120   Announcement Number: AB-13-03   USAJOBS Control Number: 328518300

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 764120


1. Title of Job

SUPERVISORY SOCIAL WORKER, GS-0185-11/12


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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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 (11-12) you will accept.


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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 SUPVY 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:


381117005 Fort Totten, ND

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.

Incumbent will be required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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.

5. From the descriptions below, select the answer that most accurately and specifically describes the education you have that demonstrates how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirement for the Social Worker, GS-0185. Mark only 1 response. Please note that your answer will be verified against the information you provide in your resume and application. (You must submit a complete, legible copy of your official transcripts to document this basic requirement). For more information, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0100/0185.htm

A. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

B. I do not have a master's degree in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for the GS-11 Social Worker position. (NOTE: Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. If qualifying based on education, you must submit a complete, legible copy of your official college or university transcript(s) with your application to document academic achievements and receive credit.)

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service that involved applying professional knowledge of the principles and practices of social work; providing direct services to individuals and families, and groups; educating or providing instruction, training, consultation and/or advice on social work related questions and services; interprets and applies specialized program knowledge and skill of the Social Services Program to beneficiaries; serve as a case manager of assigned cases; maintains a formalized case management system which documents the workflow of case services with individual case plans. Make recommendations for the release of funds from IIM accounts and maintains IIM accounts.

B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.M., if related to this position.

C. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and more than 2 years of graduate education as described in B when combined together meets 100% of the total requirements for the position. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.

D. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for the GS-12 Social Worker position. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes work involving applying practical knowledge of a wide range of social casework, family therapy, systems theory and community organization; direct provision of child welfare services, maintaining active agency participation in the varied advocacy and intervention programs and the coordination of and required cooperation with allied social service, health and other agencies; providing counseling services; developing and maintaining a formalized case management system which documents the workflow of case services with individual case plans; development and maintaining of IIM accounts; provides technical assistance on all aspects of social services programs and activities; and develops and supports program budget matters.

B. I do not have the experience as described in any of the above statement.

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. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience and your self-rating is not supported, your score will be lowered.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 Point)

B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 Point)

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. (2 Points)

D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee. (3 Points)

E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise. (4 Points)

8. Evaluate current program services to determine its efficiency and effectiveness in meeting social service standards and requirements.

9. Provide guidance and technical assistance regarding complex social, economic, recreational, health, and education and welfare situations.

10. Provide advice and guidance in the interpretation and application of social service statues, regulations, and policies.

11. Evaluate social service programs for compliance with tribal and federal laws and federal regulations.

12. Analyze program review findings to identify methods to improve service delivery to clients.

13. Train agency staff on social service regulations, policies and procedures.

14. Plan cooperative programs in conjunction with individuals and community organizations oriented self-improvement in the areas of social, economic, recreational, health, education and welfare.

15. Administer a social services program including: services to children, the elderly and families; general assistance; burial assistance; emergency assistance; and adult care assistance.

16. Conduct multi-faceted social service assessments, develop and maintain annual distribution plans for related services, and review and update them as necessary.

17. Provide services to strengthen family relationships.

18. Assess alcohol or substance abuse and mental health issues.

19. Provide assistance to develop self-sufficiency including money management.

20. Determine nature and scope of changes required for efficient accomplishment of current and projected goals and objectives associated with the administration of social service programs.

21. Manage active supervised Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts serviced by the region.

22. Serve as the Awarding Official's Technical Representative and conduct reviews on contract and grant proposals and modifications to existing contracts and grants; and make recommendations for changes, approval, or disapproval of proposals and modifications.

23. Act as a consultant to management, tribal councils and courts on matters relating to social services.

24. Confer with individuals, tribes, schools, health agencies, courts, and other public and private agencies regarding case situations.

25. Maintain close working relationship with tribal, county, state, federal, public and private programs and resources.

26. Meet with Tribal councils and committees to explain requirements and/or changes in services or program.

27. Prepare and present findings and recommendations

INSTRUCTIONS: 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.

28. 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.

APPLICANT RESPONSIBILITY: 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 SF50s) is received.