Victim Witness Specialist


Vacancy ID: 1067071   Announcement Number: 14-OHN-1067071-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 363562000

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1. Title of Job

Victim Witness Specialist


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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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

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001 Victim Witness Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

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391680035 Cleveland, OH

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Justice (DOJ). Your response to this assessment questionnaire, in conjunction with other portions of your completed application, will be evaluated in making screening decisions.

This is a DOJ job application system. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this application. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

For each of the following questions, please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. You may select only one response for each question. If you feel that your education or experience exceeds all of the descriptions for a particular question, choose the description that is the closest level to the experience or education that you possess. Failure to respond to these questions will result in an ineligible rating.

1. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-09 Victim Witness Specialist.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience demonstrates possession of each of the following competencies: Attention to Detail, Oral Communication, Self-Management and Writing. Specialized Experience also includes performing the following types of duties: providing information to victims and witnesses on schedule changes and results of trial; servicing as a speaker to industry and special interest groups on victim's issues; conducting training to law enforcement and community service providers on victim-witness matters and reviewing literature regarding developing victim and witness issues.

B. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate education as described in B which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. To qualify, graduate education must be in excess of 1 full year. To calculate your percentage of education, first determine the total number of hours that exceed 18 semester hours or your school's definition of one year of graduate study. Then divide the total number of your excess semester hours by 18 or your school's definition of one year of graduate study. To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%.

C. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the ONE response that BEST describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-11 Victim Witness Specialist.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience demonstrates possession of each of the following competencies: Attention to Detail, Oral Communication, Self-Management and Writing. Specialized Experience also includes performing the following types of duties: administering and providing services of special programs and funds for victims and witnesses such as the emergency witness assistance program; providing information to victims and witnesses on schedule changes; status of defendant's pleas and results of trial; servicing as a speaker to civic, industry and special interest groups on victim's issues; conducting training to law enforcement and community service providers on victim-witness matters and reviewing literature regarding developing victim and witness issues.

B. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate education as described in B which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, first determine the total number of graduate hours that exceed 36 semester hours (or your school's definition of two years of graduate study), then divide the total number of your excess graduate semester hours by 18 (or your school's definition of one year of graduate study). To calculate your percentage of qualifying experience, divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by 12. Now, add the two percentages together. The sum of the percentages must equal at least 100%. (Only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used in this calculation.)
C. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

Identify the specific experience from your resume or cover letter that validates your response. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

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 not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
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.
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.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Reviewing research regarding new and developing victim issues.

4. Developing a library of resource materials for use by victims.

5. Developing a library of resource materials for use by community organizations.

6. Administering funds for victims and witnesses.

7. Providing information to victims on status of defendant's pleas.

8. Providing information to victims and witnesses on results of trial.

9. Obtaining services and assistance for victims and witnesses through programs and funds such as the Emergency Witness Assistance Program (EWAP), the Federal Crime Victim Assistance Fund (FCVAF) and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).

10. Speaking to the public about victim's issues.

11. Speaking to special interest groups about victim's issues.

12. Providing in-court support during hearings and trials such as providing courtroom tours prior to testimony and providing opportunities for victims to consult with their attorneys handling the case.

13. Conducting training to law enforcement and community service providers on victim-witness matters and reviewing literature regarding developing victim and witness issues.

14. Directing the dissemination of information pertinent to various victim witness protection laws.

15. Reviewing literature regarding new and developing victim issues.

16. Administering special programs for victims and witnesses.

17. Providing recommendations to legal advisors on victim-witness matters.

18. Providing recommendations to law enforcement organizations on victim-witness matters.

19. Developing policies to obtain witness travel services.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

20. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this program.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

I understand a comprehensive background investigation, including a check of my credit history and a pre-employment drug screening, is required for this position.

A. Yes, I certify/understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.

You have submitted your answers for the Assessment Questionnaire. If you
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Questionnaire. Please review the Vacancy Announcement to assure that you have submitted all
necessary supporting documents. Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department
of Justice.