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Job Title:Psychologist (PTSD/Substance Abuse)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:WC-13-AIC-787092

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$60,742.00 to $112,546.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Thursday, November 29, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Miami, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):   787092 (Please include on all documents)

Our mission:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.  

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

DUTIES:

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NOTES:  Appointment, grade and salary of hybrid Title 38 positions are subject to the recommendation of the Professional Standards Board and approval by the Medical Center Director.

 

DUTIES:  This position is located in the Post-Traumatic Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Abuse Programs of the Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences/Psychology Service.  As a clinical psychologist, the duties include, but are not limited to, both counseling and clinical specialization.  As such, the incumbent will diagnose mental disorders, particularly PTSD and substance abuse, and conduct psychological and/or cognitive function assessments and neuropsychological screenings.  He/she provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services; performs evaluation for psychodiagnosis, treatment planning and functional evaluations, particularly for PTSD and substance abuse; provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including individual and group psychotherapy, particularly evidence based psychotherapeutic interventions, family therapy, consultation, rehabilitation and psychoeducation.  This clinical psychologist provides clinical supervision to psychology trainees, psychology technicians, and unlicensed psychologists; oversees the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements within programs assigned using a data-driven quality assurance process; and if applicable, plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs presenting outcome data and research results at VA and regional, or national scientific, or professional meetings.  He/she serves on Medical Center or Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces, as assigned.  There may be occasional risk of physical harm from a violent patient that may require special precautions and training to deal with.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

A. Education:   Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).  (MUST SUBMIT UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS).

 

B. Internship:  Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training from that has been accredited by the APA.

 

C.  Licensure:  Hold a fulll, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a Sttate, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g. Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.  Exception:  For the GS-11 and 12 only:  Requirement may be waived for a period not to exceed 2 years from the date of employment on the condition that such a psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a psychologist who is so licensed.  Non-licensed psychologists who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a temporary appointment.  Faillure to obtain licensure during that period of time is justification for termination of the temporary appointment and may result in termination of employment.  (MUST SUBMIT COPY OF LICENSE)

 

EXPERIENCE:

Specialized Experience:  

GS-11:  None beyond the basic requirements. 

GS-12:  One (1) year of experience as a professional psychologist equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal Service.

GS-13: Two (2) years of experience as a professional psychologist, one of which must be equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal Service.  

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.  


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. ***

Veterans Preference:  When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the following as well as the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS highlighted in pink below.

  1. Your Résumé
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx) to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 787092.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.  PLEASE SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION

1.  Résumé

2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf)

3.  Responses to the questionnaire. 
4.  Copy of unofficial school transcripts showing completion of doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

5. Copy of license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United Stated (e.g. Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

5. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf).  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

6. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).  

7.If currently/formerly employed in the Federal government system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

  

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Miami VA HR Help Desk
Phone: (305)575-7000x3155
Email: VHAMIAHRHELPDESK@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Miami HCS
Human Resources Management Service
1201 NW 16th Street
Miami, FL
33125

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.  We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined. 

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Job Announcement Number:

WC-13-AIC-787092

Control Number:

331371200