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Job Title:Counseling Psychologist (Substance Abuse)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:NCMD12GS11CP829867D

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$50,287.00 to $76,164.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Wednesday, February 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Fort Drum, NY United StatesView Map
Schofield Barracks, HI United StatesView Map
Gordon, GA United StatesView Map
Fort Leonard Wood, MO United StatesView Map
Fort Rucker, AL United StatesView Map
More Locations  (6)

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:

  • Selectees will be required to submit a complete credentialing packet within 10 days of job offer. Instructions will be provided by the local credentialing office.
  • Federal employees in Hawaii are currently entitled to receive a non-taxable, 12.25% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in addition to the base salary.
  • Post Allowance (Overseas): In addition to the basic salary, an employee may be eligible for Post Allowance. Post Allowance is paid to compensate in part for the higher price of many goods and services in overseas areas. It is based on the employee's salary, work schedule, number of dependents, and the employee's duty station location. Changes in exchange rates also raise or lower the post allowance since exchange rates affect the cost of goods and services bought on the economy. Post allowance is not taxable.
  • Army Substance Abuse Program is a mission critical program making a difference in the lives of returning soldiers and their family members. We need professionals to provide assessment and counseling in the treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Together we can make a difference.
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    Who May Apply:

  • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
  • KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • Moving Expenses may be paid.
    • Relocation and Recruitment Incentives may be paid.
    • Student Loan Repayment may be authorized.
    • Business travel may be required.

    DUTIES:

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    Serving as a counseling psychologist providing a professional knowledge of concepts, principles, procedures, and practices to the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP), you will perform the following duties:

  • Hold primary case management responsibility for patients.
  • Develop methods, approaches, or procedures to meet program requirements and patient needs.
  • Implement treatment plans to treat clients with substance abuse issues by conducting patient assessment and evaluation using psychosocial instruments.
  • Provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy.
  • Conduct ongoing review of patient progress.
  • Use data management tools to establish and maintain case records.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree: Satisfactory completion of at least 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.
  • Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess at least 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 psychological treatment and consultation services to alcohol and drug dependent clients while in initial treatment, formulating treatment plans, undergoing rehabilitation, and during follow-up care.

  • OR

  • Education Substitution for Specialized Experience: Successful completion of 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.

  • OR

  • 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 graduated education by 54. Add the two percentages.)

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    Licensure Requirement: Applicants must possess a current, valid, unrestricted counseling/psychologist license at the Masters level, or higher, as recognized by the licensing agency of a State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

     

    Substance Abuse Certificate Requirement: Applicants must possess a current, valid, unrestricted substance abuse certificate OR obtain a substance abuse certificate within twelve (12) months of appointment. Certificates must be acquired from a State or nationally accredited certifying body. Failure to acquire the certification may result in termination of Federal employment.

     

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Ability to identify and conduct assessments
  • Ability to provide treatment and rehabilitation
  • Skill in case management and documentation

  • 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 RatingQualified 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:

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    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:

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    • 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.
    • Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19 at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/131519p.pdf.
    • U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.
    • Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.
    • On this overseas accompanied tour, medical and DoDDS special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.
    • In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.
    • Candidates initially selected from the U.S. may be eligible for certain foreign area benefits.

    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    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 Wednesday, February 06, 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 ID829867.  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.

    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 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.
  • Transcripts: You MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts with your application.
  • License: You MUST submit a copy of your licensure with your application.
  • Substance Abuse Certificate: You MUST submit a copy of your certificate if applicable with your application.
  • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference, 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.
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    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.

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

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    IMCOM Army Substance Abuse Program
    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

    Additional Duty Location Info

    Few vacancies in the following locations:
    Fort Drum, NY United StatesView Map
    Schofield Barracks, HI United StatesView Map
    Gordon, GA United StatesView Map
    Fort Leonard Wood, MO United StatesView Map
    Fort Rucker, AL United StatesView Map
    Fort Hood, TX United StatesView Map
    Fort Lee, VA United StatesView Map
    Fort Bragg, NC United StatesView Map
    Monterey, CA United StatesView Map
    Fort Wainwright, AK United StatesView Map
    Baumholder GermanyView Map

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    Job Announcement Number:

    NCMD12GS11CP829867D

    Control Number:

    336188300