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Job Title:Psychologist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Personnel Center

Job Announcement Number:AFPCMEDEH-838961-0180

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$50,287.00 to $93,175.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 08, 2013 to Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map
Kirtland AFB, NM United StatesView Map
White Sands Missile Range, NM United StatesView Map
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ United StatesView Map
Travis AFB, CA United StatesView Map
More Locations  (31)

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.


This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be an actual vacancy at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

 

These positions are being filled under Medical Direct Hiring Authority for certain civilian healthcare professional positions and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

 

Please send all required documents directly to the Civilian Personnel Flight at the base/location at which you wish to be considered.  Additional information specific to the expedited hiring authority for acquisition positions can be found at the link under the How to Apply tab.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position (locality)
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized

DUTIES:

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·        Conduct intake evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and provide evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and families.  Conduct intake evaluations on routine and emergency basis and also conduct more comprehensive psychological evaluations to address complex diagnostic and treatment issues.  Prepare evaluation reports with full responsibility for such evaluations. 

·        Conduct individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who present with a full range of psychiatric problems.  Administer and interpret objective personality and intelligence measures, and conduct mental health evaluations in accordance with applicable USAF and DoD guidelines. 

·        Serve as leader of the patient care team providing psychological services to children, adolescents and families; formulate patient treatment plans, administer and interpret various psychological assessment measures for children and adolescents in order to adequately assess behavior/personality, intellectual abilities and academic achievement.  Annotate adjustments to treatment plan as required over the course of therapy. 

·        Provide record of care in compliance with Air Force regulations and guidelines.  Carry professional responsibility for findings, interpretations, decisions, recommendations, and reports.

·        Promote and preserve a psychotherapeutic atmosphere among the professional treatment team and functions as authoritative source of information in the areas of child psychology.  Conduct intake evaluations and psychological assessments, and provides evidence-based psychotherapy for adults.

·        Establish treatment plan, annotate adjustments to treatment plan as required over the course of therapy.  Provide psychological consultation for medical providers, and military commanders/senior leaders

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-12).


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENT:  Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in a major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology.   These two specializations have additional educational requirements, as stated below:

Clinical psychology -- For positions at grades GS-11 and above, satisfactory completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.

Counseling psychology -- For positions at grades GS-9 and above, satisfactory completion of 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 is required.

 

In addition to the the Basic Requirement applicants must meet the SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

For GS-11- One year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level conducting  evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families.  Providing individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who have psychiatric problems.  OR  Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. in a related field.

 

For GS-12 - One year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families.  Providing individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who have psychiatric problems.

 

For GS-13- One year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families.  Providing individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who have psychiatric problems.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RESEARCH POSITIONS:

For GS-11-  Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9 level.

 

For GS-12- Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR one  year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-11 level.

 

For GS-13- One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level.

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0100/0180.htm

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

 

1.    Knowledge of evidence-based treatments, individual, family and group psychotherapy for a full range of child, adolescent and adult psychiatric disorders.

2.    Knowledge of administration, scoring, and interpretation of at least one of the current child intelligence (e.g., WISC-IV) and achievement (e.g., WJ-III, WIAT, PIAT) measures.

3.    Knowledge of administration, scoring and interpretation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2).

4.    Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 


You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

·        Employee is subject to random drug testing.

·        Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

·        Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees



OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.

 

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

 

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.



HOW TO APPLY:

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

   1) Your résumé

   2)  Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

All of your documents including your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications are to be submitted directly to the Civilian Personnel Office at the location for which you are applying.   Each civilian personnel office determines how long resumes are kept on file.  Location addresses are listed at the below link: 

 

http://www.afciviliancareers.com/careers/hiringopportunities/specialhiring/exphire/AFD-100315-009.pdf


You will need to click on Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and then scroll down to see base locations and addresses.

Please ensure that all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least the last four digits of your social security number.  

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this Public Notice

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information mailed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any documentation submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

 

1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts, if qualifying based on education (must contain the university logo)

3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

 

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

AFPC DEO
Phone: 8005250102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: DO_NOT_.SEND_EMAIL@US.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
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follow the instructions on the notice
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After you send your application to the appropriate Civilian Personnel Office, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 

 

The length of time your application will remain active will vary. The Civilian Personnel Flight will determine the length of time your application will remain active depending on local requirements/guidance.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map
Kirtland AFB, NM United StatesView Map
White Sands Missile Range, NM United StatesView Map
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ United StatesView Map
Travis AFB, CA United StatesView Map
Air Force Academy, CO United StatesView Map
Peterson AFB, CO United StatesView Map
Lackland AFB, TX United StatesView Map
Ellsworth AFB, SD United StatesView Map
Randolph AFB, TX United StatesView Map
Hill AFB, UT United StatesView Map
Quantico, VA United StatesView Map
Edwards AFB, CA United StatesView Map
Naval Air Station Miramar, CA United StatesView Map
Mountain Home AFB, ID United StatesView Map
Barksdale AFB, LA United StatesView Map
Brooks AFB, TX United StatesView Map
Fort Sam Houston, TX United StatesView Map
Goodfellow AFB, TX United StatesView Map
Chantilly, VA United StatesView Map
Lakenheath United KingdomView Map
Vandenberg AFB, CA United StatesView Map
Andrews AFB, MD United StatesView Map
MacDill AFB, FL United StatesView Map
Robins AFB, GA United StatesView Map
McConnell AFB, KS United StatesView Map
Whiteman AFB, MO United StatesView Map
Nellis AFB, NV United StatesView Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United StatesView Map
Charleston AFB, SC United StatesView Map
Pentagon, Arlington, VA United StatesView Map
Fairchild AFB, WA United StatesView Map
Kaiserslautern GermanyView Map
Albuquerque, NM United StatesView Map
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
Eglin AFB, FL United StatesView Map

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Job Announcement Number:

AFPCMEDEH-838961-0180

Control Number:

337317900