Commander, Navy Installations SUPERVISORY COUNSELOR in Lemoore Naval Air Station, California

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This position is located at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California.

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This position serves as the FFSC Counseling and Advocacy program supervisor. The incumbent provides leadership, direction, supervision, guidance, consultation, assistance, and coordination for all aspects of the Counseling and Advocacy Program (CAP). Performs a full range of duties, responsibilities and tasking associated with maintaining a high quality, proactive, supportive program of clinical services to Navy Families and the Navy. Provides a variety of Counseling and Advocacy services including clinical counseling, family violence assessment and treatment (Family Advocacy Program—FAP), victim advocacy, new parent services, and critical incident intervention.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
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United States Citizens

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  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment


Comprehensive, current professional knowledge and practice skills in clinical counseling services, child/spouse abuse services, and management functions. Professional knowledge and expertise in concepts, principles and practices of Sociology, Psychology, or Social Work Management.

In depth knowledge of state, local, federal, family, and human resource service agencies and of the legal aspects of family relationships, laws protecting children, as well as the professional ethics of marriage, family individual and child counseling, and the legal implications and responsibilities in the provision of such services.

Knowledge of professional assessment and diagnosis of the individual and the family.

Extensive knowledge of Navy life and related situations which create crisis problems.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of social work or psychology.

Extensive knowledge of the Navy’s Family Advocacy program (FAP).

Knowledge of current Diagnostic & statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnosis and Diagnostic Procedures.

Ability to recognize and define family and individual problems.

Ability to assess problems of a highly complex nature in order to develop practical and workable solutions.

Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing in English

Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation. Background Investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification and completion of background inquiry forms.


Supervises clinical counselors, case managers, domestic abuse victim advocates, home visitors, and administrative staff assigned to CAP unit. Provides direct supervision/consultation and/or clinical oversight of clinical services including assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, short-term solution focused counseling (individual, martial, group, and family), critical incident intervention requiring psychological first aid, and coordination of civilian and military social services. Coordinates the preparation of all required clinical and FAP reports and instructions. Analyzes, evaluates, and utilizes the data supplied by formal and informal needs assessments and surveys in order to eliminate programs no longer needed and to improve family service programs. Interview clients for the purpose of providing assessment for planning of services required for a particular case. Provides counseling to eligible individuals. Trains command and community partners on available services and reporting requirements. Monitors the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPR) for needed clinical services and sits in the Sexual Assault Case management meeting.



A master’s degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education


A master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.


A doctoral degree in Psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association.


A current state license or state certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner.

A minimum of two years full-time, post-masters supervised clinical experience.

A minimum of two years of full-time, post-licensure clinical experience in a clinical setting.

A minimum of one-year post-masters clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of child abuse/neglect and spousal abuse.

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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

Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents


Required Documents
  • Resume and Application

  • 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.

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  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

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.).

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 along with your resume to the NAF Human Resource 737 Avenger Ave, NAS Lemoore, California 93246 or fax to (559) 998-4892. Applications may also be submitted via email to . Submitted applications will be retained for 90 days. For more information, visit our website at . Resumes will not be accepted without NAF employment Application.

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Commander, Navy Installations Command 737 Avenger Ave Lemoore, CA 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.Management reserves the right to fill the vacancy by methods other than merit staffing procedures or cancel the vacancy announcement at any time during the recruitment process. As a condition of employment participation in direct deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer upon employment is required. We are an E-Verify participant. Applications submitted to any CSP facility or Program Manager other than the HRO Office will not be considered.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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 and hiring process 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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  • 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: 09/15/2017 to 09/29/2017

Salary: $35 to $37.50 per hour

Pay scale & grade: NF 04

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent