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FBI Seeks Child Victim Program Coordinator

01 Sep 2016 3:07 PM | Michael Christy (Administrator)

The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office for Victim Assistance, is currently canvassing for the Child Victim Program Coordinator at the GS 13 and GS 14 grade levels.   

The FBI is committed to fulfilling our responsibility to victims of crime as outlined in the Attorney General Guidelines and Federal laws.  The Office for Victims of Crime (OVA) leads the nation in service delivery to federal victims of crime and especially vulnerable populations to include child victims.  

The Child Victim Program Coordinator serves as a subject matter expert on issues related to child development, mental health impact of child victimization, victim assistance, and the rights and special services afforded to child victims.   Responsibilities include providing expert advice and consultation to Agents, Victim Specialists, Program Managers and other FBI employees on management of cases involving sexual exploitation, child pornography, sextortion and kidnapping.  The coordinator will be working with the Violent Crimes Against Children Section, Major Crimes Coordination Unit and other headquarters units to address all child threat priorities.  The coordinator also provides management for FBI responses to victims, witnesses and family members of child related crimes as needed. Response management includes direct services to victims and oversight of service provision by local Victim Specialist and coordination with other FBI entities and Federal State and local agencies.  In addition to demonstrating expertise in child victimization the incumbent will assist in writing and developing policy/guidance as it relates to best practice service delivery.   

This position requires the incumbent to deploy when needed to assist in large scale/complex child cases/operations to include the victim assistance rapid deployment team for mass casualties involving children.  The coordinator is responsible for critical analysis of large scale cases and provides recommendation for quality improvement to enhance OVA support of operations. 

Best qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate exceptional skills in project management, communication, coordination with multiple agencies on complex operations, dynamic presentation skills and have the ability to work well within a team context.  

This position is located in Linthicum, MD. 

Working Hours:  9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (M-F) (starting time may be flexible); with after hour(s)/ on call responsibility. 


Travel:  Occasional travel may be required for program/victim assistance, special deployment, and/or conferences/training.


If you are interested in one of these positions, please forward your resume, indicating the position(s) you are interested in, to the following email address: OVAjobs@ic.fbi.gov, by September 9, 2016.  


All FBI positions require an extensive background investigation and a polygraph examination.  This means we will contact former and current employers, applicant references, social acquaintances, and neighbors.  We will also review your educational, criminal and credit backgrounds.  Our standards are high, so before applying, make sure to review the employment disqualifiers that may prevent you from obtaining the required top secret clearance.


Disqualifiers include:

·         Conviction of a felony

·         Use of illegal drugs in violation of the FBI Employment Drug Policy

·         Failure of an FBI-administered urinalysis drug test

·         Default of a student loan insured by the U.S. government

·         Failure to register with the Selective Service System (for males only)


Veterans' Preference:  If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.  Required veterans' preference documentation should be forwarded, along with your resume and location(s) of interest, to the email address listed above.


For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command, if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.


For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF)-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.


Once your resume has been received an evaluation will be conducted of your qualifications to determine if you meet the requirements for the position.  You will receive correspondence regarding receipt of your resume, as well as your status (i.e., qualified or not qualified).


Thank You for your interest in FBI employment.

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