This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing
the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and
appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive
About the Position: This position is located with the Family
Advocacy Program at Fort Hood, Texas.
- A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.
- Salary negotiation may be available for those candidates who
are new to Federal service.
- Student Loan repayment may be authorized.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience
requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid
experience, including volunteer work done through National Service
programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations
(e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual;
community; student; social). You will receive credit for all
qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume
must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based
on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your
application. Additional information about transcripts is .
Basic Requirements for Social Worker (Family Advocacy):
Degree: Master's degree (or higher degree) in social work from a
school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for
this position you must also meet the qualification requirements
Experience required: To qualify based on your experience, your
resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared
you to do the work in this job.
Specialized experience is defined as: in a family advocacy
environment, assessing incidents of abuse, providing counseling to
abusers or victims, and developing behavioral health treatment
plans. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work
performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the
required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must
meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no
substitution of education for experience is permitted.
Licensure: A current, active, valid, unrestricted clinical license
to practice Social Work independently, offered by a U.S. State,
District of Columbia, commonwealth, territory or jurisdiction.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign
colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements,
you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a
private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign
education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to
that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit
has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or
university. For further information, visit: