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Job Title:MIRECC Director (SW)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:OJ-12-SLJ-617620-MHC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 9, 2012 to Friday, June 29, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0185-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Baltimore, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

WHO WE ARE

We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.

MISSION & VISION

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." –Abraham Lincoln

As one of the most modern health care facilities in the country, the Baltimore VA Medical Center offers veterans state-of-the-art medical technology, clinical services and research programs. The medical center is home to the world’s first filmless radiology department, which allows health care providers to have nearly instant access to patient radiology images from anywhere in the facility and throughout the health care system. The medical center’s "patient friendly" design features plant-filled atriums, natural light from overhead skylights and comfortable patient rooms and waiting areas.

The Baltimore VA Medical Center is located in a vibrant city, neighbors the campus of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and is within walking distance of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens), Lexington Market and the Inner Harbor.

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Top 5 reasons YOU should choose a career with VA:

5. A premium benefits package

4. A fulfilling and challenging work environment

3. Work where you want to live

2. On-the-job growth and advancement

1. To discover the career you want, for the future you deserve

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Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to veterans. We are an employer of choice who is a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. Go to http://www.va.gov/ for more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • MSW Required
  • Advanced Licensure Required
  • Specialized Experience
  • THIS VACANCY IS ONLY "OPEN UNTIL FILLED"

DUTIES:

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The Executive Career Field (EFC) Social Worker serves as Director of the VISN 5, Capitol Healthcare Network Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) within the VA Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The mission of the VISN 5 MIRECC is to study schizophrenia and other serious, and related, mental illnesses. To carry out this mission members of the VISN 5 MIRECC, under the direction of its Director, will: 1) Focus on cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings that may contribute to schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses and related conditions; 2) Develop evidence-based educational and clinical materials to identify and optimally treat Veterans who suffer from serious mental illness and related conditions, 3) Provide consultation regarding assessment and treatment planning for seriously mentally ill Veterans; 4) Mentor researchers in the area of serious mental illness; and 5) Collaborate with others in the study and treatment of Veterans who are or are at risk of developing serious mental illness.

    The MIRECC Director (Social Worker) has full programmatic authority for all professional, management and administrative aspects of the complex, multi-site, VISN 5 MIRECC. This individual oversees and directs MIRECC-related research projects, educational programs, and clinical demonstration programs. The Director conducts relevant scientific research and is a recognized expert with a national and/or international reputation in the area of schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses.  Such expertise would include a track record of grant funding, publications, conference presentations, participating on editorial boards, scientific review panels, and/or invited addresses. This type of research experience on schizophrenia and other serious mental illness is a mandatory requirement for this position.

      Duties performed by the Director (Social Worker) require skill in directing and effectively managing the work of a large, complex organizational unit of regional and national scope. The incumbent must balance responsibilities in a complex environment and use a high level of autonomy to organize work, set priorities and program goals, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, and meet facility performance objectives. Skills are required in analyzing and finding solutions to organizational/systems problems across different program components of the VISN 5 MIRECC, which involves staffing and collaborators at three medical centers. These skills include the ability to adapt to changing work environments with fluid program demands, staffing requirements, and emerging patient care characteristics. The Director must be highly proficient in relating to superiors, peers, and subordinates in order to and negotiate and implement program policies and find solutions to personnel and organizational challenges.

      The position requires an extensive background in mental health sciences, research, administrative and fiscal/grant funding supports for these endeavors including knowledge of new developments or experimental theories. This position requires the mastery of planning principles, concepts, policies, techniques, and procedures to coordinate and make recommendations in the development of long- and short- range program and evaluation plans, and to coordinate the monitoring of program and resource activities against these plans.

         

Research Duties

  • Actively engages in and supports MIRECC scientific research programs, including responsibility (personally or assigned) for accomplishing the scientific review and evaluation process for the research programs. 
  • Develops policies, procedures and criteria for administration of the MIRECC. Research program, ensuring compliance with appropriate accrediting bodies and monitoring entities, as appropriate.
  • Promotes research initiatives designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches. 
  • Consults with research elements within the organization, agency, professional and academic communities and/or private industry to develop research project opportunities to support the MIRECC’s mission and objectives. 
  • Manages research scientific programs of major public health importance or policy emphasis.
  • Develops, oversees and evaluates interdisciplinary and integrated clinical demonstration programs for the treatment of suicide.
  • Provides structured mentorship for developing research professionals within the VISN 5 MIRECC and collaborators across the nation.
  • Maintains the MIRECC’s focus on schizophrenia and serious mental illness-related mental health research.
  • Presents outcome data and research results at VA, regional, national, or international scientific or professional meetings.
  • Prepares Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and grant proposals as needed.
  • The incumbent may maintain his/her own funded research portfolio, including both Merit review and NIH grants.

 

      Administrative Duties

  • Has supervisory responsibility for subordinates and responsibility for all professional, management, and administrative aspects of the VISN 5 MIRECC.
  • Able to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Manages and directs the work of others, within a complex, multi-site, interstate organization, to accomplish program goals and objectives, and able to devise ways to adapt work operations to new and changing programs, staffing, and budget requirements.
  • Supervises operational resource management, including staffing requirements, space, equipment, projects and supplies; in line with strategic goals of the VISN 5 MIRECC and the VA.
  • Supervises a program that functions as a translational unit, which includes professional and training staff members at three major separate sites. The overall program has three central components (Research, Education, and Clinical), and support staff members at three VA facilities in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Martinsburg, West Virginia.
  • Responsible to ensure that all research activities conducted by personnel with MIRECC support have been reviewed and approved by the relevant VA Institutional Review Boards and Research Committees and meet all ethical and scientific requirements.
  • Ensures that all research data are stored in VA property with required security and privacy safeguards.
  • Ensures that all MIRECC staff members follow requirements for performance of duties at VA work sites or approved alternatives and that appropriate documentation of facility and/or VISN approvals for off-site duties is available. Is responsible for ensuring that records of attendance and leave follow VHA requirements and are documented appropriately.
  • Within federal and VHA guidelines, promotes VISN 5 and VACO Office of Mental Health Services (OMHS) strategic priorities and has considerable programmatic latitude in using independent judgment to make decisions.
  • Effectively assesses qualifications and potential of current and prospective employees for appointment with the VISN 5 MIRECC.
  • Manages the comprehensive VISN 5 MIRECC Evaluations review, which establishes specific goals, objectives and benchmarks for each component and research core; and measures outcomes and effectiveness, based on the over-arching strategic direction of the Center.
  • Maintains effective interpersonal relationships that facilitate collaborative work with internal staff and other programs/centers, as well as resolve conflicts.
  • Acts as a liaison to represent the VISN 5 MIRECC on a national level (to other MIRECC’s as well as the scientific community at large).
  • Understands the goals, objectives and priorities of the host Medical Center, VISN 5 and VACO OMHS in order to effectively communicate these to subordinates.

 

Academic/Teaching/Training Duties

  • Maintain strong relationships between the MIRECC and the School of Medicine.
  • Continues the development, accreditation, and oversight of the VISN 5 MIRECC Fellowship training program.
  • Serves as a consultant to other Medical Center staff and trainees and assists in their formulation of the mental health problems and appropriate treatment expectations regarding their patients.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements

a.     Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  

 

b.     Be licensed or certified at the Master’s level to independently practice social work in a state.

 

c.     Note:  All persons permanently employed as a GS-185 VA Social Worker on or before August 14, 1991, are considered to have met this requirement in full.  They may be promoted, demoted, or reassigned with the GS-185 occupational series.  Any employee initially retained in this manner who leaves this job series loses protected status and must meet the full requirements in effect at the time of reentry.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE
 

GS-15:  One (1) year of professional experience comparable to the next lower level (GS-14) or equivalent. This experience must have demonstrated broad knowledge of social work and superior skill and judgment in professional practice that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Performance at this level requires licensure at the advanced practice level. Experience must have demonstrated the ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines; skill in managing and directing the work of others, especially other disciplines within the mental health field, to accomplish program goals and objectives, and ability to devise ways to adapt work operations to new and changing programs, staffing, and budget requirements, etc; ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations; establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards; knowledge of, and ability to appropriately utilize evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines and ability to guide staff in using these tools; deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view; analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program; knowledge of, and ability to apply advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations; provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional social work and behavioral health; knowledge of clinical research literature; ability to provide supervision inn areas related to behavioral heath and social services provision in order to accomplish organizational goals and objectives; provide fair, principled and decisive leadership for a work environment that promotes shared accountability; ability to effectively supervise and manage subordinate employees; skill in assessing qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees; develop productivity standards appropriate to each service provided and each venue; skill in interpersonal relationships, including conflict resolution; ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view; and skill in working collaboratively with other disciplines and supervisors.


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: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.
  • Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
  • New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.
  • Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
  • Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a two year probationary period.
  • Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to site specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

 

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

 

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position. 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

4. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. http://www.sss.gov/

5. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

6. All qualification requirements must be met within 15 days after the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

7. This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

8. This position requires travel.

9. The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

10. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.

11. Relocation Incentive may be authorized.

12. Relocation expenses may be authorized.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and

2.      Your résumé and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

 

Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, June 29, 2012.

 

Option A:  Application Manager

To begin, choose one of these options:

·         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.

·         If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.

 

To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links  you used to begin as described above, or simply go to http://applicationmanager.gov/.

 

 

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.      Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, the HRMS office, or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents either by fax, by mail or in person.

·         By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

·         By mail or in person: 

VHA Maryland HCS Perry Point
PO BOX 1045 Bldg 11H
Perry Point, MD 21902
USA

Attention: 05(B)-Sandy Jackson 
617620  



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

STEP 2: Please see specific instructions based on your eligibility.

 

PERMANENT VAMC Employees

           

        

 

Applicants from Other Government Agencies and from VA’s Nationwide

VA Form 10-2850 -Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrist and Optometrists

ALL OTHER APPLICANTS:

 

Reinstatement Eligible

  •  Résumé
  •  Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306)- http://opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
  • Questionnaire
  • Copy of your latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your career status

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

  • Résumé
  • Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306)- http://opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
  • Questionnaire
  • Copy of your DD-214. Your copies must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.  Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.
  • Disabled veterans and other veterans eligible for 10-point preference must also submit an SF-15 with required proof.  If you are claiming entitlement for 10-point veterans preference, you MUST submit your DD-214 showing character of service; and SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference) with the required VA letter dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability of 10% or more. 

People with Disabilities

  • Résumé
  • Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306)- http://opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf
  • Questionnaire
  • In addition, you must submit certification from either a state vocational or Department of Veterans Affairs rehabilitation counselor that describes your ability to perform the essential duties of the position in which you are interested.

CTAP/ICTAP Eligibles

If you are currently a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who has received a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) separation notice or a Certificate of Expected Separation, or if you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to special priority selection under the Department of Veterans Affairs Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  Contact the Personnel Management Specialist listed on the vacancy announcement for instructions on how to apply.

To submit the documents requested follow the options listed above. Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-delivery. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sandy Jackson
Phone: (410)642-2411x6675
Email: SANDY.JACKSON@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Maryland HCS Perry Point
PO BOX 1045 Bldg 11H
Perry Point, MD
21902
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After your complete application packet is recieved it will be reviewed to determine your experience and qualifications. Interviews will be set up for the most qualified.  Then, once a selection has been made, you will be notified of the outcome.

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 617620


1. Title of Job

MIRECC Director (SW)


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediatley. Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 MIRECC

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


5203 Baltimore, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes.
B- No.

1. Are you currently a permanent federal employee of the facility where the vacancy is located?

2. Are you currently a permanent federal employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)? (Please include a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that has Items 24 and 34 completed.)

3. If you are a current Federal employee, please choose the statement that best describes your federal employment background compared to the vacancy's target grade.

A. I have not held the target grade, or a grade higher than the target grade, on a permanent basis. (PROMOTION)
B. I have held the target grade on a permanent basis but am currently a lower grade. (REPROMOTION)
C. I currently hold the target grade on a permanent basis. (REASSIGNMENT)
D. I currently hold a grade higher than the target grade on a permanent basis. (CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE)
E. I am not a current Federal employee.

4. If you are a current Federal employee, is your appointment in the Competitive or Excepted Service? (This is identified in Item 34 of your Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50.)

A. My current appointment is in the Competitive Service. (SERVICE: COMPETITIVE)
B. My current appointment is in the Excepted Service. (SERVICE: EXCEPTED)
C. I am not a current Federal employee.

1. Are you a citizen or naturalized citizen of the United States?

A. YES
B. NO

2. Do you have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

A. YES
B. NO

3. I am licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the advanced practice level.

A. YES
B. NO

4. Do you have a minimum of four (4) years of professional social work experience, with at least one (1) year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-13) or equivalent?

A. YES
B. NO

For each task below, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Do you have In-depth knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultaiton, negotiation, and monitoring?

6. Do you have knowledge of legal, ethical, and professional standards applicable to social work practice?

7. Ability to develop, maintain, and oversee social work programs in all settings.

8. Ability to demonstrate global knowledge of social work practice in health care and mental health settings.

9. Ability to provide consultation to care line managers and other staff.

10. Verification Statement - Your rating is subject to verification based on the resume, narratives and other relevant documents you submit, and through verification of references as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. In addition, falsifying information on your application can result in your being barred from federal employment.

A. YES
B. NO


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Job Announcement Number:

OJ-12-SLJ-617620-MHC

Control Number:

311519700