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Job Title:  Psychologist Supervisory Clinical Investigator
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  WV-12-SHa-696426

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$81,823.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year
Friday, June 29, 2012 to Friday, December 28, 2012
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Syracuse, NY United States
United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 696426 (Include # on all documents)


To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Supervisory Psychologist - Clinical Investigator assigned to the VA Center for Integrated Health Care (CIH) located in Syracuse, NY.  CIH is a VA Office of Mental Health Service Center of Excellence that provides innovation and leadership through research, education and clinical activities. 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA Offers generous time off and benefits.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to .  

Open until filled.  Upon receipt of application, candidates that meet the education, internship, licensure and qualification requirements will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. 


  • U. S. Citizenship required
  • Must pass pre-employment medical examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Random Drug Testing
  • Background/Security Investigation required
  • Successful completion of VA VetPro Credentialing Process


The Center for Integrated Health Care (CIH) is aimed at improving the health of Veterans by integrated mental health care into the primary care setting.  Research activities support primary care mental health integration identifying successful implementation and care delivery, innovative assessment and brief treatment strategies for use in primary care.  The Supervisory Psychologist Clinician Investigator is actively involved as principal investigator or co-principal investigator in peer-reviewed VA, National Institute of Health (NIH) or comparably rigorous intramural or extramural funded research programs.  Responsibilities include:

  • Peer review activities for VA and non-VA research.
  • Serves as consulting editor for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Provides guidance and supervision to subordinate staff.
  • Line and staff authority for resource allocations.
  • Ensures efficient and effective operation within area of responsibility.
  • Analyzes organization/operational problems, making recommendations and developing/implementing solutions.
  • Works in collaboration with team members, other disciplines and individuals/groups.
  • Faculty appointment at the assistant professor or professor level in the Department of Psychiatry at Syracuse University, Upstate Medical University and Department of Psychology At Syracuse University.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Relocation expenses are not authorized. 



  • U.S. citizenship.  
  • English Language Proficiency 
  • Education - Doctoral Degree in Psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). 
  • Internship - successful completion of an APA accredited psychology internship.
  • Licensure - A full, current and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia).
  • Clinical Investigator Research Experience.


GS-13:  Two years of professional experience (Federal or non-Federal) post doctoral degree with one year experience that is equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service where the psychologist applied the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with current professional psychology practice. At least one year of experience in performing clinical investigative research work.

GS-14:  Three years of professional experience (Federal or non-Federal) post doctoral degree with one year experience that is equivalent to the GSA-13 grade level in the  Federal service where you applied the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with current professional psychology practice.   At least two years of experience in performing clinical investigative research work.   


References : Input applicable reference and links.   For example:   VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G18, Psychologist Qualification Standard.  

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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.  Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***

Doctoral Degree must be from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.  If you are not able to apply on line or use the faxing option,  please contact Stephanie Hamilton, Human Resources Specialist at (315) 425-4638 or email and application forms and instructions will be sent to you.  Include your email address on your CV/resume.  You can also fax your CV/resume to the Attention of - Stephanie Hamilton, HR Specialist (05sph) to (315) 425-2447 and application materials will be sent. 


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at .


This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 



To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: .
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 696426.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (315) 425-2447.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 28, 2012.

Questions concerning this announcement may be directed to - Email: or Phone: (315) 425-4638.  The VA Form 10-2850c and Optional Form 306 can be found on-lin at or  Or you can email or call the above referenced email address/phone number to request these forms.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at (required).
  3. Occupational Questionnaire
  4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
  5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at  
  6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).


Stephanie Hamilton
Phone: (315)425-4638
Agency Information:
VHA Syracuse VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
VAMC Syracuse
800 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to verify you meet the education, internship, licensure and qualificaiton requirements.  If qualified, your application materials will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

Control Number: 320444200
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