Enter your Social Security Number. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.
The Vacancy Identification Number is: 832883
CHILD WELFARE SPECIALIST, GS-0101-7/9
Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.
Enter the lowest grade level (07-09) you will accept.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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 (Individual Occupational Requirement) for the Social Science Series, GS-0101. 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/gs0100/0101a.htm
6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for the GS-7 Child Welfare Specialist position. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. (NOTE: 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.).
7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-9 Child Welfare Specialist position. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. (NOTE: 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.).
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.
8. Acquires and maintains a working knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures.
9. Conduct home visits to determine client and child welfare conditions and situations.
10. Prepare concise assessments reports regarding client investigation findings.
11. Act as an advocate for clients and their families with the court system and other referring agencies.
12. Counsels or provides guidance to individuals with specific needs (for example, career counseling, outplacement counseling, social services).
13. Develops and maintains a formalized case management system, which documents the workflow of protective services cases with individual case plans for the protection, care, and supervision of children in their own homes, foster homes, or institutional placements.
14. Maintains computerized databases or information tracking systems.
15. Serves as a primary point of contact for a specific social services area.
16. Interprets and applies laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to specific issues.
17. Determine client needs through investigation of personal situation concerning health, safety, housing, support and employment.
18. Collects, compiles, and organizes information.
19. Observes individuals, activities, or operations to obtain or verify information.
20. Recommends improvements or solutions to problems, or determines appropriate actions.
21. Deals with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
22. Collaborates with others or works on teams to accomplish work-related activities.
23. Motivates others (for example, subordinates,clients, team members).
24. Discusses results, problems, plans, suggestions, terms, or conditions with others.
25. Coordinates the activities of individuals inside or outside of the organization.
26. Assists in completing forms.
27. Questions, interviews, or confers with others to obtain or verify information.
28. Contacts others orally to obtain information.
29. Presents information orally and in writing about work of the organization to others (for example, describes the organization's programs and services to individuals or groups in the community or to higher management).
30. Explains or justifies decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
31. Informs supervisor or other official of issues or problems.
32. Completes forms, documents, or routine reports.
33. Provides or disseminates information orally (for example, responds to inquiries concerning claims status, provides job information).
34. Composes simple correspondence or other written work (for example, memoranda, form letters).
35. Notifies individuals or offices in writing of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.
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.
36. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the 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.