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Job Title:Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:T38H-13-23-KG 871604

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

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$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year


Thursday, April 04, 2013 to Friday, April 26, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Clarksburg, WV United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number: (VIN) 871604 (Please include on all documents)

Position is located at Louis A. Johnson VAMC in Clarksburg, WV.

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.


As the Suicide Prevention Coordinator the position will be responsible as the coordinator for the care of Veterans at suicidal risk and as advisor to the Chief of Psychiatry, Behavioral Health and Rehabilitative Service, Facility leadership, Program managers, and staff concerning suicide prevention strategies for individual patients and for the facility and Veterans community as a whole.


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  


  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • Must have at least 1 year post graduate social work
  • Licensed to independently practice social work
  • MSW education level (Doctoral in SW not valid for MSW)


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This position serves as the coordinator for the care of Veterans at suicidal risk.  Duties include implementing suicide prevention efforts at the local level, supporting the indentification of Veterans at high risk, coordinating enhanced care when needed, providing on-going education to providers, Veterans, families, and members of the community on risk factors and warning signs for suicide and treatment options.  Responsible for tracking all suicide attempts, providing follow-up with any no show patients, dissseminating, organizing, and conducting evidence-based and promising emerging interventions, maintaining awareness of suicide treatment options, obtaining any relevant HIPPA clearances, triaging emergent mental health patients, maintaining on-going Gatekeeper program, working with community resources, interacting clinnacally with Behavior Health clinicians, primary care clinicians, patients, and families, meeting Joint Commission standards, contacting Veterans through written and telephone communication, creating and maintaining forms, data, surveys, instruments, and materials for tracking and reporting suicidal activity, and adhering to establilshed policies, standards of care, and standards of practice.


Position is located at the Louis A. Johnson VAMC in Clarksburg, WV. 


Moving expenses are not paid.


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GS-11 GRADE LEVEL: Must be a United States Citizen, possess a masters degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)--a doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the masters degree in social work, licensed or certified to independently practice social work at the masters degree level, and must be proficient in spoken and written English.  GS-11 social workers must have one year of post graduate work as a social worker.


Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, AppendixG39.  


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:  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 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points 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


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.


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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


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

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


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

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Answers to Questionnaire
  3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 26, 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 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 you may use the following links: After applying, return to Application Manager or My USAJOBS ( 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
  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 using the following Vacancy ID 871604.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


The following documents are required:

  • Résumé
  • Responses to the questionnaire.
  • Copy of your transcript
  • OF-306 signed within 3 months
  • VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations--signed
  • License or Certificate to practice independently at masters degree level
  • IF a federal employee include a SF-50 showing current employment status



Keith Galyon
Phone: (304)623-3461x3097
Agency Information:
VHA Clarksburg VAMC
Online Applications Accepted ONLY
Clarksburg, WV


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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