a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
1. Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The speciality area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.
2. Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA. Exceptions: 1. new VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirment, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Center office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern and 2. VHA facilities who offered full one year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement.
Grade Requirement GS-13
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.
(b) Experience. In addition to the basic requirement at the GS-12 level, at least 1 additional year of exprience as a professional psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade level. In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
b. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Proficiency in the English language is required for direct patient care positions. (P.L. 95-201).
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. This is a testing designated position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the detailed information submitted in your resume that reflects your knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to meet the qualification of this position.