This announcement hasa first cut-off date. Applications received
by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of
1-MAR-2021 will receive first consideration for this vacancy.
Depending on staffing needs a2nd cut-off date of 1 APR-2021 may be
used and every 30 days there after.
NOTE: One or more positions may be filled using this
announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies you authorize
DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar
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In this position the incumbent will serve as a Social Worker in
a detention facility staffed by ICE Health Services Corps,
providing care for detainees in ICE Custody. Duties will
- Provide comprehensive case management through written and oral
communication with patients and with members of interdisciplinary
- Perform counseling for individuals, groups, couples and
families with substance abuse problems, providing relapse
prevention training, motivational interviewing strategies, and
crisis intervention counseling when needed.
- Work in with clinical social work concepts, principles,
procedures, and practices of Social Work relating to alcohol and
drug prevention, education, and treatment of substance use
Occasional travel - May need to travel to other sites for
temporary work detail as needed.
0185 Social Work
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- You must successfully pass a drug screen.
- Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with
- Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must
meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52
weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. Time in grade
requirements must be met by the closing date of this
- Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position
(Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this
position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary
Applicants must demonstrate they meet the Basic AND Specialized
Experience Qualification requirements noted below. All
qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this
announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to
A. Have a master's degree in social work in a school accredited
by the Council on Social Work Education. (You must provide a copy
of your transcripts with your application)
B. Possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) for
healthcare provider certification. This certification shall be
maintained in a current status at all times while performing
C. Possess and maintain a current, permanent, full and
unrestricted license to practice clinical social work independently
as recognized in the state licensed, whereby clinical supervision
is not required. (You must provide a copy with your
Specialized Experience:GS-12: Applicant must demonstrate at
least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty
and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service OR
equivalent public or private sector experience performing the
- working with bio-psychosocial instruments to make assessments
and evaluations of mental, emotional, attitudinal, and intellectual
- preparing written case documentation involving multiple
- preparing treatment plans that restore patients to their normal
work and social environments.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience):
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).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current
or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been
within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C,
Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive
Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources
The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with
disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe
physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR
213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable
service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5
CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps, VISTA volunteers, and persons
with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences,
and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you
are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete
with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for
non-competitive appointment and to understand the required
documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing
Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this