- U.S. citizenship.
- Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate prrogam in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
- Successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA.
- Hold a full, current and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Terrioty, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.
GRADE DETERMINATIONS: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.
Experience. At least one year of professional psychologist experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, and must fully meet the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) for that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterick (*).
(1) Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines.
*(2) Skill in managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives, and ability to devise ways to adapt work operations to new and changing programs, staffing and budget requirements, etc.
*(3) Ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations.
*(4) Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards.
(5) knowledge of, and ability to appropriately utilize, evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines and ability to guide staff in using these tools.
(6) ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests and points of view.
*(7) Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-14 LEVEL: Requires at least one year professional psychologist experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Hold a full, current and unrestricted license at the doctoral level to practice indepently in the provision of psychological services consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. Has at least one year pre-doctoral work experience as a psychologist in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) or comparable professional setting. Able to provide advanced professional psychological diagnostic methods and evidence-based intervention strategies to a full range of patient problems in his/her work setting.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: See VA Handbook 5019, Part III, Physical Standards Board
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : Input applicable reference and links. For example: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix F7, SOCIAL WORKER QUALIFICATION STANDARD , dated February 2009, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm ( or you may use the following generic citation) VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc (also available in the local Human Resources Office) and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html 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.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.