Nov 27, 2023

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator - Occupational Health Officer - Experienced Level (MD)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

Occupational Health and Well-Being Services (OHWB), Advocacy Services is seeking the ideal candidate to serve as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) within the NSA Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program. This position is focused on providing an immediate response and ongoing support for victims of sexual assault, and comprehensive education and training for the NSA at large on sexual assault awareness, prevention, and response. - The NSA SARC will be responsible for working in tandem with the SAPR Program Manager (PM) and internal/external Agency partners, to frame, build, and sustain the NSA SAPR program and to assist with developing an internal Agency policy that is in accordance with DoD and ODNI policy requirements. - The SARC will be required to provide backup program management coverage when the SAPR (PM) is absent. The SARC must be able to provide 24/7 victim assistance when on call (to include after work hours) in order to support sexual assault victims providing reporting options, ongoing process guidance, case-management/monitoring, Agency resources, and coordinate outer Agency investigative/medical services, as needed, to safeguard victim well-being. - Ensure reports of sexual assault are reported to the appropriate leadership levels in accordance with Agency and DoD policies. - Coordinate and effectively communicate with a vast array of Agency personnel/organizations to include unfiltered access to senior leadership in order to assist victims. - Required to input/update sexual assault case data for internal reporting mechanisms and the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID) as needed, and to conduct internal Agency trend analysis regarding incidents of sexual assault. Safeguard and retain all case file information in accordance with the law and Agency internal policies/procedures. - Co-responsible with the SAPR PM for overseeing civilian victim advocates at both local and field site locations and ensuring all victim advocates are performing within the bounds of Agency and DoD policies. Coordinate with military service SAPR programs when case transfer is needed. - Conduct, facilitate, and/or coordinate SAPR training in accordance with DoD and Agency policy. Coordinate with other DoD SAPRO program personnel as needed for case management/consultation. - The selectee for this position will be required to work closely with the SAPR PM and assume a high-profile and unique set of responsibilities that requires sound decision-making capabilities, a high level of professionalism, strong networking skills, awareness of sensitive issues, deep appreciation for diversity, tact/diplomacy, and excellent communications skills. - The selectee will coordinate closely with many intra- and inter-Agency partners such as the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Office, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Employee Assistance Services (EAS), Talent Management (TM), and Security and Counterintelligence (S&CI), as well as the Office of General Counsel (OGC). The selectee must be well versed in laws, regulations, policies, and issues relating to sexual assault.

Occupational and Well-Being Services is a part of the NSA's Talent Management organization and serves the organization through our mission to maintain a healthy, trustworthy and productive workforce and a safe and environmentally sound workplace. The selectee will assist in fulfilling the organization's goals by striving to prevent sexual assault from happening, supporting victims of sexual assault and promoting a healthy agency climate where sexual assault is not condoned or tolerated.

Degree must be in a Safety or Occupational Health field (e.g., Industrial Hygiene, Health Services, Public Health, and Public Administration) or HR-related field. A broader range of degrees will be considered for positions related to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, if accompanied by relevant experience in that field. Relevant experience must be in work-life services, medical records, human resources, safety, industrial hygiene, or other occupational health-related environments (e.g., drug deterrence, blood donor, wellness, smoking cessation, and nursing mothers program or sexual assault victim advocacy) and also include managing programs (any type). For Senior level, supervisory experience is preferred. FULL PERFORMANCE Entry is with an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. SENIOR Entry is with an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.

The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continuous learning and strong problem-solving who is (has): - Comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of sexual assault laws, precedent decisions, policies, principles, and methods to carry out a program which fulfills these requirements. - Knowledge of DOD SAPR Policy to ensure compliance with DoD requirements. - Technical knowledge of equal opportunity policies, sexual assault prevention and response, and skills to plan, organize, and carry out the SAPR program - Ability to plan, organize, and identify Agency problems and recommend courses of action. - Skilled in fact-finding, analysis of a wide range of programs to study broad topics related to sexual assault, problem solving and training needs assessment and skill in evaluating programs and study findings to develop policy and guidelines which will impact the Agency. - Ability to use moderate degree of discretion, independent judgment, initiative, tact and confidentiality. - Skill in oral and written communication that would assist in conveying to clients, peers, and team members issues encountered by victims, the appropriate methods and plans for managing the issues while placing clients at ease and obtaining information relating to cause of the issues. - Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with internal and external stakeholders, leaders and peers. The ideal candidate will have one of the following: - D-SAACP III/IV - NACP (with a minimum of 4 years of sexual advocacy experience)

Pay: Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Salary Range: $78,592 - $172,075 (Full Performance - Senior) Salary range varies by work level and relevant experience to the position. On-the-job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based up the need and the experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday with basic 8 hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m and 6 p.m. (flexible)

How to apply

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