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Job Title:Clinical Psychologist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Field Operating Offices of the Office of the Secretary of the Army

Job Announcement Number:SWEX13000000822994D

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 18, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Leavenworth, KS United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

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:

 

The maximum entry age for this position will be 37 years of age due to the position falling under the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) retirement system. Retirement from this position is mandatory at age 57 with 20 years of LEO service. The maximum entry age may be waived under certain circumstances. The work requires frequent, direct contact in the detention of inmates convicted of offenses against the punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Regularly assigned contacts with inmates expose the incumbent to daily stress and the threat of potentially dangerous situations such as physical attack or riots by the inmate population.

 

About the Surrounding Area:

Fort Leavenworth, also known as "The Best Home town in the Army," is located in the heartland of America.  The historic character of the post is enhanced by its campus setting, open green space, and hometown atmosphere.  Neighboring Kansas City offers the attractions of a major metropolitan area.  For more information, please visit http://garrison.leavenworth.army.mil/ or http://www.visitkc.com/.

 

Who May Apply:

  • US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • See "Other Requirements"

DUTIES:

You will serve as a Clinical Psychologist responsible for evaluation and treatment of inmates at the Mental Health Division, Directorate of Treatment Programs (DTP) of the Military Correctional Complex (MCC), consisting of the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) and Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility (JRCF).

 

-Responsibilities include development and implementation of batteries of psychological instruments to assess inmates during reception.

 

-Apply skills for dealing with psychologically disturbed inmates to assess and resolve complex social and emotional problems hindering an inmate’s adaptation into the USDB/JCRF or reintegration into society.

 

-Provide direct psychological services, including individual and group counseling.

 

-Conduct mental status evaluations.

 

-Provide oversight of behavioral health services to all inmates.

 

-Use assessment instruments and clinical skills to provide diagnostic evaluation.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Specialized Experience:To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-12).; Specialized experience is defined as: developing and implementing Individual Treatment Programs for assigned cases based on in-depth evaluation of data collected from patient; experience in utilizing the therapeutic modalities of individual and group therapy to address patients needs and progress; experience in conducting initial interviews of incoming patients to obtain in-depth psychological case history information in order to establish a complete picture of the patients emotional development; and implementing processes to measure treatment program effectiveness.


BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: The position requires satisfactory completion of a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.

 

(Note: Only degrees from 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 .

Other Requirements:

  • Click here for more information for expanded definitions on "Who May Apply" definitions.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You MUST submit an SF-50 if you are applying as a Current Army employee with competitive status, current temporary or term Army Civilian employee with competitive status, DoD Transfer or Non-DoD transfer serving on a career or career-conditional appointment or as a Reinstatement eligible.
  • You MUST submit the proper military documentation (DD214, SF-15 & VA letter) if you are applying as a VEOA, 30% disabled veteran or VRA eligible.
  • The maximum entry age for this position will be 37 years of age due to the position falling under the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) retirement system. Retirement from this position is mandatory at age 57 with 20 years of LEO service. The maximum entry age may be waived under certain circumstances. The work requires frequent, direct contact in the detention of inmates convicted of offenses against the punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Regularly assigned contacts with inmates expose the incumbent to daily stress and the threat of potentially dangerous situations such as physical attack or riots by the inmate population.

 

Conditions of Employment:

 

1. Department of Defense Instruction, Number 1325.7 states all confinement facility personnel shall possess a high degree of maturity and emotional stability.

2. This position requires the employee to pass a Criminal History Background Check

3. This position requires the employee to obtain and maintain a SECRET Security Clearance.

4. The work requires frequent, direct contact in the detention of inmates convicted of offenses against the punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Regularly-assigned contacts with inmates expose the incumbent to daily stress and the threat of potentially dangerous situations such as verbal and/or physical attack by the inmate population.

5. This position requires the employee to receive a medical screening upon appointment and an annual re-evaluation

6. This position requires the employee to undergo screening for tuberculosis in conjunction with their annual medical evaluation.

7. DOD Directive 1010.1 and DA Regulation 600-85, Chapter 10, require periodic drug testing for persons hired into this position. New employees will be required to sign a DA Form 5019, Condition of Employment for Certain Civilian Positions Identified as Critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program.

8. This position requires the employee to possess and maintain a current, unrestricted license as a doctoral level psychologist.

9. Department of Defense Instruction, Number 1325.7 states all confinement facility personnel shall have no civilian felony convictions or court-martial convictions for any offense with a maximum authorized sentence to confinement of over one year. 

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.

 

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 to include use of Telework 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:

    Click here for more 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.


    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 hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and 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
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 01, 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 ID822994.  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, please 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) 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.



    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 hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and 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.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
    • 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 statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.   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:
    DA SWR Fort Leavenworth
    314 Johnson St
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, 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: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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