- 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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. 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).
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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 Stephanie.Hamilton@va.gov 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.