EDUCATION: Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed AND have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA. Exceptions: (1) new VHA psychology internship program that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such program were sanctioned by the VHA Central 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.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: 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.
GS-13: In addition to the experience requirements at the GS-12 level, at least 1 additional year of experience as a psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12). 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.
Unofficial transcripts are required whenever qualifying based on education. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. A transcript or course listing must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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 (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 a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
After the vacancy announcement closes, applications will be evaluated against the questionnaire responses to insure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements and that your application reflects the knowledges, skills, and abilities required of the position.