Social Services Representative


Vacancy ID: 846835   Announcement Number: RMR-13-18 - 846835   USAJOBS Control Number: 338302300

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 846835


1. Title of Job

Social Services Representative


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 (05-08) you will accept.


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08

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 Social Service Representative

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 resume, narratives 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 claiming Indian Preference and submitting form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment?

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.

5. Carefully read the following responses. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-5, SOCIAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have 3 years of equivalent General Experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to the GS-4 level which involved work in a social services activity or other organization that required the ability to conduct interviews; to collect and analyze pertinent facts; to provide needed information, advice and practical assistance; and to prepare clear concise personal histories and factual reports.

B. I have a successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, is qualifying for GS-5. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.

C. OR Equivalent combinations of Education and Experience are also qualifying for grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. (First determine the Education into a percentage, then determine the experience into a percentage, add both percentages and the equal should be 100%.)

D. I do not have the minimum qualifications of General Experience and Education to qualify for the GS-5 level.

6. Carefully read the following responses. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-6, SOCIAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have 1 year of Specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the normal line of progression is qualifying. 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.

B. I do not have the Specialized experience required to qualify for the GS-6 level.

7. Carefully read the following responses. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-7, SOCIAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the normal line of progression is qualifying. 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.

B. 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.

C. OR Equivalent combinations of Graduate Education and Experience are also qualifying for grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. (First determine the Education into a percentage, then determine the experience into a percentage, add both percentages and the equal should be 100%.)

D. I do not have the minimum qualifications of Specialized experience and Graduate Education to qualify for the GS-7 level.

8. Carefully read the following responses. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-8, SOCIAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the normal line of progression is qualifying. 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.

B. I do not have the minimum qualifications of Specialized experience to qualify for the GS-8 level.

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 Points)

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 point)

C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.(2 points)

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 points)

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 supervisors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.(4 points)

9. Interview clients to obtain information necessary for determining eligibility for General Assistance.

10. Conduct collateral contacts with other Human Services agencies to assess available services.

11. Provide services to general assistance caseload by working with clients on their "Individual Self-sufficiency Plans".

12. Conduct home visits to determine client and child welfare conditions and situations.

13. Abide by Governmental and Agency's safety protocols.

14. Investigate child abuse/neglect referrals in consultation with supervisor and prepare concise assessment reports regarding findings.

15. Assist clients in the preparation of application forms.

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

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

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

19. Obtain background information through interviews and home visits.

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

21. Develop distribution plans for release of funds from supervised accounts that involve close budget counseling with minors.

22. Collaborate with other social workers to Agency, Superintendent, Tribal Council and other groups on technical phases of various welfare programs.

23. Prepare power points orally to schools, other agencies and community members in regards to the effects of meth on the reservation.

24. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual client services statistical reports.

25. Maintain case records and appropriate documentation.

26. Gather and review pertinent data from program and client sources.

27. Communicate findings with supervisor and other Social Services staff to collaboratively understand and meet client needs.

28. Collect pertinent client information such as school records, medical, and/or psychological examinations as necessary.

As previously explained, your ratings in the 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 probationary period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you; (a) understand this warning, (b) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy and (c) verify that your responses accurately described your current level of experience and capability.

29. 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 50s) is received and is accurate.