Wanted: New Air Force sexual assault prevention program manager

Rachel Rose Hartman
Yahoo! News

Want to help the military crack down on sexual assault? This might be the job for you.

OK, not everyone can apply, but the Air Force is looking for a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Manager. It is accepting applications through Thursday.

"The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the principal staff advisor on all aspects of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program and related quality of life issues and programs that impact readiness and retention of military members throughout the 54 States and Territories," the job description reads on USAJOBS.com.

Earlier this month, Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, who served as the Air Force chief of safety, was named the new director of the reorganized and expanded SAPR office, replacing Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, who was arrested in May and charged with sexual battery.

That arrest fueled already growing criticism over sexual assault in the military, which was compounded by a Pentagon report in May showing an epidemic of such incidents.

Congress has since since seized on the issue, with some lawmakers pushing for military commanders to be cut from the process for prosecuting sexual assault cases. They favor of a system involving military prosecutors, whom supporters believe will be more objective, prompt more reporting of cases and create a more just system overall.

The position being advertised is a 14 on the government service level and pays between $113,735 and $147,857 a year. That's just below GS-15, the top of the government pay scale.

From the job description, it appears that someone already working in the office is in line for the position.

The position is open only to individuals who have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level or next lower level or another pay system and someone who has worked on SAPR or consulted for or represented the organization.

The two-year position is open to U.S. citizens, not just members of the military. It requires a security clearance, overtime work and travel. According to the ad, applicants must display a host of skills related to the position, including "knowledge of law, policies, regulations directives, procedures and precedents" applicable, victim unit investigations and management skills.