· Degree: Must fulfill all of the requirements for the Masters degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
In addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications above, applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for this position
· Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade/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 treating patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other rehabilitation conditions, conducting bio-psychosocial assessments, utilizing a wide range of therapeutic techniques, and advocating for patients to acquire resources necessary for patient treatment.
· Education Substitution: Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university that is directly related to the work of the position.
· Combination of Education and Experience: If you have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you do have. To do so, compute the percentage of your requirements met, the sum of which must equal at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 54. Add the two percentages).
· All applicants MUST be licensed as an independent clinical social worker by the recognizing licensing agency of a State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:
· Knowledge of social work
· Ability to communicate orally
· Skill in making independent judgment
· Ability to work with othersOnly 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.
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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.