This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Psychologist, DR-0180-2/3/4
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air Force Materiel Command
Job Announcement Number:  9X12EHA-744952-000000-XB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$59,481.00 to $129,517.00 / Per Year
Monday, October 01, 2012 to Monday, December 31, 2012
Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA United States
Eglin AFB, FL United States
Eglin AFB, FL United States
Eglin AFB, FL United States
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United States
More Locations  (2)
United States Citizens


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For additional information:

These positions are being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and are for anticipated vacancies. 

The positions may be filled at the DR-02, DR-03, or DR-04 level.

The pay band equivalencies are as follows:

DR-02 is equivalent to GS-12 - GS-13

DR-03 is equivalent to GS-14

DR-04 is equivalent to GS-15



Basic Pay Range DR-02: $59,481-$93,400
Basic Pay Range DR-03: $82,094-$116,013
Basic Pay Range DR-04: $104,707-$129,517


Pay will vary by pay band and geographic location.


This is a public notice and may be used to fill anticipated permanent, temporary or term vacancies with a full-time or part-time work schedule at various locations as vacancies occur during the open period. Modified Term, Term, and Temporary appointments may be extended without further announcement. A modified term appointment may be non-competitively converted to a career appointment.


Your application material will only be reviewed for vacancies received by the closing date of this public notice which match your desired geographic locations, experiences and competencies.  After the closing date you will no longer receive consideration for this public notice.




  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Travel expenses may or may not be paid
  • Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may or may not be used
  • Must obtain/maintain appropriate security clearance required for position
  • A 3-year probationary period is required for permanent positions
  • This is a Public Notice for anticipated vacanies



0180 – Psychology Series:  This series covers positions involving professional work relating to the behavior, capacities, traits, interests and activities of human and animal organisms. This work may involve any one or a combination of the following functions: (1) experimenting with or systematically observing organisms to develop scientific principles or laws concerning the relationship of behavior to factors of environment, experience, or physiology, or to develop practical applications of findings; (2) applying professional knowledge of psychological principles, theories, methods, or data to practical situations and problems; and (3) providing consultative services or training in psycho-logical principles, theories, methods, and techniques to advance knowledge of them and their appropriate use. 


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower pay band or equivalent.  Specialized experience must include experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization and as described in the MAJOR DUTIES section.


To view qualifying education requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:



Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 





§  The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.

§  Employee is expected to meet Continuing Acquisition Education requirements. 

§  The work may require the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft.  

§  This may/may not be a Testing Designated Position.  The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participateion in random drug testing.

§  Employee may be required to work overtime; other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

§  The selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450), prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter. 

 A 1-year supervisory probationary period is required, if applicable. All newly-assigned first-level supervisors are required to complete Mandatory Supervisory Training (MST) within 120-days of assignment.


How You Will Be Evaluated:  Applicants will be evaluated as qualified based on an assessment of the candidate's experience and competencies against criteria derived through a job analysis of the duties.

Eligible applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience or related education as reflected in their resume and supporting documents.  Candidates are encouraged to ensure work experience clearly shows possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position, and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here


Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1.      Your resume

2.      A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3.      Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 31, 2012.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button 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.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 744952. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:


1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. OPM Form 1203FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and

3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE:  The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses, please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.



The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement:


·         Online Application (Questionnaire)

·         Resume (Must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)


The following documents are recommended but not required and if submitted, they should be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

·         Transcripts (Official or Unofficial) or statement from the institution's registrar; dean or other appropriate official; or equivalent documentation which confirms completion of requirement for the required degree.

       •       Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include Character of Service (e.g.

                member copy 4).  


                  In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination

                  from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15

                  (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

                  IF APPLICABLE: Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior

                  to separation date IF DD214 cannot be provided.  The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by

                  direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and

                  must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of

                  Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).


                  For more information on veterans’ preference click here.




For more information on veterans’ preference click here.


Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.



XB Team Specialist
Phone: (937)257-3632
Agency Information:
Civilian Personnel
Dayton, OH


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your application was submitted successfully.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Arlington, VA United States
Eglin AFB, FL United States
Eglin AFB, FL United States
Eglin AFB, FL United States
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United States
Edwards AFB, CA United States
Rome, NY United States

Control Number: 327731300
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