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Job Title:Counseling Psychologist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NCMD13199423820655D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 to Wednesday, January 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Polk, LA United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens and Nationals

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:  Fort Polk, LA: With more than 22,000 military members and their families, Ft Polk provides us with a diverse and well-skilled population. The area is considered rural with the Kisatchie National Forest, which offers hunting and recreational activities located nearby. Also located nearby is Toledo Bend, Vernon, and Anacoco Lake for those interested in fishing, boating, or swimming.   For more information, please visit: http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/JRTC-Polk_NEW/sites/local/ 

 

Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • On call services required on a rotational basis
  • Overnight/weekend on call duties as directed
  • Relocation, recruitment or retention incentives up to 50% of annual salary
  • Moving expenses will be paid

DUTIES:

You will serve as an independently functioning licensed mental health counselor within the Psychology Service, Department of Behavioral Health. Provide comprehensive mental health services including evaluation and treatment of active duty service members, military retirees, and family members with a wide range of psychological conditions. Conduct individual, marital, and group counseling and psychotherapy, diagnostic interviews, diagnostic testing, emergency crisis intervention, treatment planning and implementation, consultation to other health care providers and military commanders, and clinical supervision of behavioral health specialists. Participate in the psychotherapeutic treatment of chronic pain, to include any/all of the following: biofeedback, group therapy, relaxation training, psychoeducation, other indicated modalities. Responsible for various administrative aspects of clinic functioning.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Minimum Qualifications: Required education, Degree: successfully completed at least two (2) full academic years of graduate study directly related to professional work in counseling psychology, or satisfactory completion in an accredited educational institution of all the requirements for a master's degree directly related to counseling psychology.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications applicants must also meet the following:

 

Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-09) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which includes providing direct counseling services to individuals and families individually and in groups, assessing patients' behavioral health using a full range of professional psychological and therapeutic techniques, auditing, maintaining and documenting patients case files  

 

Selective Placement Factor: The Counseling Psychologist position requires a active, current, valid, unrestricted independent licensure as Psychologist or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as recognized by a licensing agency of a State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands. Please note: Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs) are not recognized as independent practitioners by the Department of Defense (DoD).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Ability to assess patients
Ability to provide treatment
Skill in administration of case files


  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
  • Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
  • Other Requirements:
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  • Personnel security investigation required.
  • A medical examination is required prior to employment.
  • Hepatitis B immunization is required (direct patient contact).
  • This position is covered by the Drug Abuse Testing Program. Applicant drug testing and random drug testing will be required.
  • Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccinations required annually.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.
  • If selected, candidate must provide documents for credentialing.
  • Must obtain and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and Certification.
  • You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
  • HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.


    BENEFITS:

    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
    · Comprehensive health and life insurance
    · Competitive salaries
    · Generous retirement programs
    · Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
    · Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
    · Paid employment related training and education
    · Possible student loan repayment
    · Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
    · Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material (e.g. photos), you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain full dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire (Online Questionnaire)
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

    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 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, complete this cover page
    http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 820655. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process. You will need three documents to complete this process: the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below.

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire. Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3. On a separate document, you must identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of "E" ("I am considered an expert in performing this task....").

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a 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 OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume and supporting documents) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

  • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material (e.g. photos), you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain full dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
  • License: Requires an active, current, valid, unrestricted independent licensure as Psychologist or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as recognized by a licensing agency of a State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands. Please note: Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs) are not recognized as independent practitioners by the Department of Defense (DoD).
  • Transcripts: If the position has a positive education requirement OR if you are using education (alone or in part) to meet minimum qualification requirements, you MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts with your application.
  • Veterans Documentation/Military Spouse Documentation: If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
  • If you are currently serving on active duty: A certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp. Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

  • AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    MEDCOM Medcell Recruitment
    314 Johnson Str
    Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
    21005
    USA

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil


    Control Number: 335132700
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