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Job Title:Staff Psychologist

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:FK-13-CT-782149-MHC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 to Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lynchburg, VA United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 782149.  Please include on all uploaded documents and refer to this number when making inquiries.

 

 

OUR MISSION:  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.

The VA Medical Center of Salem, Virginia is located adjacent to Roanoke which has natural beauty and many summit features such as: the Roanoke Star and its overlook of the Roanoke Valley, the Mill Mountain Zoo, and many outdoor pursuits such as the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway which run through this area.

The Salem VAMC offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on employment opportunities and benefits, please visit our website at:  http://www.VAcareers.va.gov.

 

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply:  5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs may offer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services.  Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities.  For more information, go to:  http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration
  • Background and/or Security Investigation
  • Must pass Pre-Employment Examination
  • Proficient in the spoken and written English language

DUTIES:

NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-12 to GS-13.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience, and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

 

Work Schedule:  7:45 am - 4:30 pm

Position Title, series & grade:  Staff Psychologist

Promotion Potential:  GS-13

DUTIES:

  • Ability to diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments.
  • Ability to treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of mental disorders.
  • Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and uses the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care.
  • Performs evaluations for wide array of patients representing diverse diagnostic entities.
  • Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions.
  • Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.
  • May be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) AND successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program accredited by the APA.
  • Must hold 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.

 

GRADE DETERMINATIONING ELEMENTS:

 

1.  Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations.

2.  Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.

3.  Knowledge of clinical research literature. 

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.  WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Bending
  • Light lifting


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:  Educations must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only 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  Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) AND successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program accredited by the APA.
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    VETERANS PREFERENCE:  When applying for Federal jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application and/or resume.  Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled/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 application, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof, prior to appointment as documentation of entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  If interviews are conducted, you may be evaluated based upon responses you provide to questions during the 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.


    BENEFITS:

    Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation and sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

     

    In addition to "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  To learn more about benefits offered, visit:  http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

     

    The Department of Veterans Affairs may offer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services.  Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities.  For more information, go to:  http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.

     

    The incumbent for this position may be elibigle to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

     

     



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  To be qualified, you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans' Preference points) for this vacancy.  Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website st: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

     



    HOW TO APPLY:

    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 (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in you 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 re-apply through your account on USAJOBS.   Check your account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) 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 the 1203FX form to provide your response to the Occupational Questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 782149.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

    2.  Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

    3.  Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed. 

     

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

     

    Questions regarding this vacancy should be directed to:

                               Charlene Trovata, HR Specialist

                               Charlene.Trovata@va.gov         

                               (540) 982-2463, extension 2073

     



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please submit the following documents when applying:

    • Resume or CV
    • VA Form 10-2850c/Application for Associated Health Occupations
    • Response to Occupational Questionnaire 
    • You MUST submit an Optional Form 306/Declaration for Federal Employment (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.asp)
    • DD-214(s) - If prior military service
    • If claiming Veterans Preference, you MUST submit a completed SF-15/Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference
    • Certificate of Eligibility  - If disabled veteran

    **Current employees must include most recent:

    • SF-50/Notification of Personnel Action
    • Performance Appraisal

     

     

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Charlene Trovata
    Phone: (540)982-2463x2073
    Email: CHARLENE.TROVATA@VA.GOV
    Agency Information:
    VHA Salem VAMC
    1970 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, VA
    24153
    USA

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    After your complete application packet is received (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure your resume supports answers given in the questionnaire.  If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly.  Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified when your rating is determined.

    Please ensure you have entered a valid email address so that you may receive proper notification related to this position.


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