Commander, Navy Installations Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate in Fallon, Nevada

  • Duties



This position serves as the SAPR VA and is the primary initial point of contact for victims of sexual assault. Provides 24/7 support for victims’ immediate needs. Assesses all safety concerns, provides victim information on resources that are available, serves as an advocate for the expressed interests of victims with all intervening agencies. Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends, holidays and/or on call status. Performs other duties as as

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Serves on the SAPR watchbill as a primary, initial point of contact for victims of sexual assault and as an advocate for the expressed interests of the victims. Assists the SARC in coordinating the services that victims receive from various agencies including medical, legal, mental health and investigative services.

Facilitates care and provide referrals and non-clinical support to the adult victims of a sexual assault. Ensures that the victim understands that speaking with the VA in voluntary.

Provides information and facilitates referrals for services tailored to the client's needs and sagety that may include: providing crisis intervention, imparting information about the SAPR Program and the reporting options offered.

Attends Sexual Assault Case Management Group (SACMG) meetings when a case is presented involving a victim with whom the SAPR VA has had contact in order to advocate the victim and ensure needs are met.

Asssits the installation SARC.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel for training

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment

  • Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of secret clearance background investigation. Background Investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification and completion of background inquiry forms.
  • Four year degree in behavioral health, social science or criminal justice and two years of experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral health or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field OR an appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of one year specific experience working with victims of sexual assault and minimum of one year specific experience working with victims of domestic abuse or working in victim advocacy and victim advocacy services. A bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, criminal justice or related social or behavioral science field preferred.
  • Must obtain and maintain DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification and recertification from the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA), as specified in DoD and Navy policy.
  • Must have the analytical ability and skill in interpersonal relationships
  • Must have the ability to employ various methods and techniques typical of a sexual assault victim advocate program, including crisis intervention, situational assessment and analyzing the needs of the victim to provide support and/or assistance to them in the resolution of complex problems.
  • Must have knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault. Knowledge of the military, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Navy (DON) and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program is preferred
  • Must have the ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for victims; must have the ability to develop trusting helping relationships and to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Must have the ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice and common sense.
  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement and legal personnel on behalf of victims.
  • Must be skilled in written and verbal communication.
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to provide effective trainings and briefings.
  • Four year degree in behavioral health, social science or criminal justice and two years of experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral health or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field OR an appropriate combination of education and experience.
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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All applications are carefully reviewed and evaluated for qualification requirements which are based on job requirements (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the position description (PD).

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


Drug test required


  • Required Documents


Required Documents
  • Resume

  • Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree)

  • If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a complete copy of sponsor’s orders. NF-3 and below.

  • If claiming Veteran’s Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Comprehensive benefits package available (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

Submit a NAF employment application to the NAF Human Resources Office, Building 308, NAS Fallon, 4755 Pasture Road, Fallon, NV 89496 or fax to (775) 426-2839. Submitted applications will be retained for 90 days. For more information, visit our website at

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Commander, Navy Region Southwest 4755 Pasture Road Fallon, NV 89496 US

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Next steps

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements or submit all required forms may not be considered. Due to volume of applications received, applicants may not be notified of non-selection.

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Fair & Transparent

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 01/11/2019 to 02/01/2019

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: NF 4

Salary: $48,000 to $51,000 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time