Clincial Social Worker, GS-0185-12

Air Force Civilian Service
Goldsboro, NC 27531
Post Date:
September 28, 2022
Job Status:
$73,910 - $96.082

Job description

The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is looking for Clinical Social Worker, GS-0185-12, to work at 916 ARW Seymour Johnson AFB NC.


DUTIES: The primary purpose of this position is: to contribute to DOD and Air Force Reserve’s (AFR) development of a strategic plan for delivery of comprehensive services to support the wing-level psychological program.  Provides consultation to operational leadership, direct client services, community capacity building, preventive and remedial, support services, and program management capabilities aimed at improving and sustaining the psychological health of Air Force Reserve (AFR) military members and their families.  Ensures clinical mental health services being provided are integrated with other counseling and supportive services at the installation/wing level which also include Federal, State, and territory, as well as military and non-military organizations external to the installation/wing (e.g. Military OneSource, Military and Family Life Consultants, and TRICARE Network).



  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid

  • A security clearance may be required

  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized



  • Master’s in Social Work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education is required. 

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.

  • Selective Placement Factor: Must possess a current unrestricted license to practice clinical social work (LCSW) independently in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

  • Practice will require privileging by the Credentials Board at the employed Medical Treatment Facility

  • A minimum of 2 (two) years within the past five (5) years in the independent practice of clinical social work is highly desired. 

  • Position requires Basic Life Support (BLS) in accordance with local MDG policies.

  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft. 

  • Incumbent may share on-call duty during weeknights and/or weekends on a rotational basis as required consistent with other mental health professionals of the same specialty performing like duties. 

  • This position may be identified as having “regular contact with children,” requiring a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check to be completed on any person selected for the position. 

  • Completion of appropriate clinical and administrative duties may involve “after hours” care or work in addition to regular duties.


RECRUITMENT KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSA): The description of your resume work experience in your application must clearly demonstrate that you gained and currently possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) shown below to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled:

  • Knowledge of professional social work practices, principles, theories, and administrative requirements to be able to apply them in clinical settings, non-clinical settings, and toward effective program management.

  • Knowledge of professional evidence-based treatments for a full range of psychiatric disorders to plan and provide short-term problem resolution to clients or refer them for clinical treatment.

  • Knowledge of administration, scoring, and interpretation of select psychological and psycho-social measures to properly assess patient’s and family’s needs and capabilities, along with a sophisticated understanding of behavioral risk management and ability to engage appropriate protections as needed when risk of harm to self or others is present.

  • Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to evaluate psychiatric disorders and apply professional diagnostic skills; in addition, knowledge of complex support systems, such as child and family prevention outreach services, professional organizations, and their management and administration; how they affect adult, child, and family welfare; the multiple uses of such systems, professionals and organizations to deliver services; and psychological health dynamics/indicators, prevention theories, and practices.

  • Skill in conducting individual and community needs assessment interviews to establish the nature and extent of concerns/issues; providing professional assistance to clients/customers; determining appropriate referral services/opinions; and planning and implementing professional community organization strategies, initiatives, and programs.

  • Ability to apply professional community organization skills related to the formulating of needs assessments, development, and marketing of prevention programs; and apply professional diagnostic skills to individuals, families, and small groups; provide guidance and consultation services to medical professionals and military leaders, work well with others in a team approach, and facilitate referrals to community-, county-, or state-based human service agencies as needed (e.g., Emergency Department, Protective Services, Security Forces, and financial aid organizations); and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to include maintaining proper records to document services provided, including patient care, follow up, and/or referral.



  • Actively manages the Air Reserve installation/ Air Force Reserve Wing’s (to include Air Force Reserve Tenant Wings) Psychological Health Program in support of the commander’s leadership team to address the psychological health of their installation/wing.

  • Designs, develops, coordinates, and implements prevention and community outreach and education programs.

  • Conducts assessment, routine crisis evaluations, psycho-diagnostic assessments, provides short-term evidence based problem resolution strategies and services.

  • Responsible for marketing and marketing evaluation activities.



  • 10 Federal Holidays

  • 13 sick leave days


  • Based upon length of employment … start at 13 days and earn up to 26 days

INSURANCE - No waiting period to qualify for health insurance for you and your family

RETIREMENT - Immediate coverage by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), part of a three tiered system which contains:

  • Basic Benefits Plan

  • Social Security

  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), similar to a 401 (k)

These positions will be filled under the Medical Direct Hiring Authority. Pay will vary by geographic location.

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