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Job Title:Medical Officer (Psychiatrist)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System

Hiring Organization:Federal Bureau of Prisons

Job Announcement Number:BOP-N-0602-2013-PSY

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$91,743.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 11, 2013 to Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0602-13/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies - Prisons - Nationwide, United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

THIS IS A DELEGATED EXAMINING ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS.

A 17% recruitment incentive will be paid to selectee(s) at USP Atwater, FCI Herlong and FCI Mendota who meet the criteria for recruitment bonuses.

A 15% recruitment incentive will be paid to selectee(s) at FCI Dublin and FCC Victorville who meet the criteria for recruitment bonuses.

Upon completion of recruitment service agreement, retention incentives may be initiated.

JOB SUMMARY:

Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?
Do your career justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. With over 38,000 highly motivated individuals, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference.

Will the Federal Bureau of Prisons Pay for me to Move?

Reimbursement IS NOT authorized for travel and transportation for initial BOP appointment.

For additional information on current vacancies, please contact the office of the Medical Recruiter at 1-800-800-2676 or email them at BOP-HSD/Recruitment@bop.gov.

Additional recruitment incentives for hard to fill medical positions may be available at other BOP locations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for, or exempt from, the
  • Selective Service. Click Here

DUTIES:

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Performs all duties in accordance with currently acceptable medical practices and procedures and local/national health services policies. Responsible for meeting the health needs (both physical and/or mental) of the inmates assigned to his/her caseload.

Responsible for providing psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and programs for patients suspected of having mental disorders. Incumbent is responsible for the development of the master treatment plan and or mental health component of the ambulatory treatment plan and subsequent reviews for patients under his/her care and is directly responsible for the continuity of psychiatric care given to the patients assigned to his/her caseload.

Assists with training for mid-level practitioners, nursing staff, support services personnel, and peer professional staff as needed. Provides appropriate instruction to institutional personnel in matters relating to mental health and the maintenance of an optimal therapeutic environment for the rehabilitation of the criminal offender. In a forensic setting, the incumbent collects a comprehensive medical, social, and psychiatric history to be included in the psychiatric report.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.

Basic Requirements:

Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).

All qualified applicants will undergo a credentialing process prior to employment with the Bureau of Prisons. This process includes validation of medical examinations, education, internship and residency. Please submit these documents along with your required supporting documentation at the time you apply.

NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement at the time you apply. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS and MUST include identifying information to include school name, student name, degree and date awarded. The education MUST be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.

Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit proof of current, active and unrestricted license for verification at the time you apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Education

There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

Experience

Specialist positions require graduate training and experience related to the speciality and sub-specialty of the position to be filled. Experience may not be substituted for training essential for perofrming specialized duties.

GS-13: Applicants must have 3 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

  • Experience monitoring and evaluating quality of patient care, providing data to and securing data from other agencies or committees as required.
  • Experience developing master treatment plans and subsequent reviews for patients under his/her care and is directly responsible for the continuity of psychiatric care.
  • Experience ensuring all court directed evaluations and reports are carried out within the established guidelines of the courts.
GS-14: Applicants must have 4 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
  • Experience in providing inpatients and outpatients medical care in all aspects of health care delivery in accordance with current accepted medical practice and procedures.
  • Experience in providing physical examinations, physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective findings.
  • Experience in providing treatment, emergency medical/surgical services as required, treat severe trauma cases rehabilitative, diagnostic modalities and prescribing medication.
GS-15: Applicants must have 5 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating quality of patient care, providing data to and securing data from the Quality Assurance Committee and other agencies or committees as required.
  • Experience making recommendations on matters of policy, procedures, training, personnel, and equipment as related to specific area of responsibility and expertise.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The 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. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Candidates within the top quality category and who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming during the application process. Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice 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. The link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to federal employees: Click Here

OTHER INFORMATION:

The Department of Justice 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 hiring/servicing personnel office. The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, marital and/or parental status, membership in an employee organization, sex, or sexual orientation. The Bureau of Prisons is an equal opportunity employer.

LENGTH OF ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants will remain on the inventory until the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Special Conditions of Employment Section:

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to, and must satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.

All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.

Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

This position has been identified as test designated. Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must apply through the online application system at www.USAJOBS.gov. Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents.

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

Claiming Veterans Preference? If yes, you MUST claim preference on-line during the application process and upload documentation to support preference claimed. Failure to claim Veterans Preference or provide supporting documentation may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration during the assessment process.

Required supporting documentation MUST be electronically transferred from USAJOBS at the time you apply. Documentation submitted via mail, fax, or email will NOT be accepted.

NOTE: Failure to follow these application procedures could result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.

Paper applications: If applying online is impossible, please contact the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate application procedure.

Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line: DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons Consolidated Staffing Unit 346 Marine Forces Drive Grand Prairie, TX 75051 E-Mail: GRA-HRM/BOP-HIRES@bop.gov Phone: 972-352-4200

How do I Apply for this Position if I am a Current Public Health Service Commissioned Officer (PHS)?
  • Submit a complete/detailed resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Address selective factor, if required.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae must contain all information listed in the Qualifications Section.
  • Submit supporting documents (i.e. certification, registration, and/or license, if applicable).
In order to receive consideration as a PHS applicant, ALL required supporting documentation, as specified in this vacancy announcement must be submitted directly to the Human Resource Office duty location. DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ON-LINE AS A PHS APPLICANT.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All required documents must be uploaded to your application at the time you apply, under the vacancy documents section.

Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable).
  • Veterans Preference Documentation: Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 Member Copy 4); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. If you are currently on active duty, a statement from the appropriate Branch Personnel Office containing the following information: Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Active Duty time, Projected Separation Date and type of anticipated discharge must be provided. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you MUST submit a completed Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference", and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim. Documentation to support a disability must reflect the overall evaluation or percentage disability rating.
  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
  • In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
  • Copy of current, unrestricted license to practice medicine.
  • A copy of college transcript. The transcript MUST include identifying information to include school name, student name, degree and date awarded. (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day).
  • Proof of successful completion of a medical licensing examination(USMLE,COMPLEX,FLEX,etc.)
  • Proof of successful completion of an accredited graduate training internship, fellowship, or residency program.
Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy.

If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

CSU/BOP-HIRES
Phone: 972-352-4200
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: GRA-HRM/BOP-HIRES@bop.gov
Agency Information:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX
75051
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants will receive a Notice of Results once the application is successfully submitted. Applicants will be notified via e-mail after each step of the application process has been completed to the e-mail address registered in USAJOBS. Applicants will be notified via e-mail, to the e-mail address registered in USAJOBS, once their name has been reached on the register. An applicant's relative standing on the register will constantly vary due to additions and suspensions from the Register. Applications will remain in the inventory until the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may contact the geographic location(s) selected to inquire about current or anticipated vacancies. Contact numbers for geographic location(s) can be found at www.bop.gov.

The Bureau of Prisons cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, applicant application errors, etc.

Inquiry of Availability Forms (OF-5):

A referral certificate or list of eligibles will then be issued to the selecting official for further consideration. The Human Resource Office may then contact you for an interview if they wish. The selecting official expects to make a final job offer within 80 days.

Applicants referred on a certificate of eligibles will receive an Inquiry of Availability (OF-5 Form) via e-mail, to the e-mail address registered in USAJOBS. Applicants MUST complete the OF-5 form and return it to the Human Resource Management Office by clicking "Submit" at the bottom of the form. Applicants MUST also telephone the Human Resource office during normal business hours to schedule an interview. Failure to either return the form or contact the Human Resource Office will result in a loss of consideration for the position.

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Job Announcement Number:

BOP-N-0602-2013-PSY

Control Number:

339242700