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Job Title:  Supervisory Psychologist
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  610-13-143-917055-MHS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,690.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Marion, IN United StatesView Map
Current VA employees; applicants from VA Northern Indiana Health Care System facility will receive first consideration



We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's Veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.


"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."

 -Abraham Lincoln


VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) was formed in 1995 by the integration of the VA Medical Centers in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Marion, Indiana.  The mission of VANIHCS is to provide coordinated, compassionate and comprehensive quality primary care, mental health services and extended care to Veterans in a timely, accessible and cost effective manner. The Fort Wayne campus offers primary and secondary medical and surgical services.  The Marion campus offers a full range of psychiatry services, nursing home care and extended care services.  Primary care clinics are available at both campuses and at Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in South Bend, Goshen, Peru and Muncie, Indiana.

*Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the selected candidate.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.   

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full, Unrestricted State Psychologist Licensure
  • Pre-employment Physical examination
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing
  • Background and/or Security Investigation
  • English Language Proficiency


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The Supervisory Psychologist directly supervises and writes the performance appraisals of the Professional Psychologists and other Professional Staff in the programs he or she oversees. In addition to this primary focus the Supervisory Psychologist has management and administrative responsibility for the MH programs overseen and also has direct clinical responsibility of up to 20 % of the Supervisory Psychologist’s FTEE.  Specific duties will include the following functions:
(1)  assessing and writing Performance Appraisals of Professional Psychologists and other MH Professionals who report directly to him/her,
(2)  direction and coordination of multidisciplinary team on programs overseen
(3)  promotes collaboration between Mental Health programs and other clinical programs at VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) and VANIHCS Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), as well as collaboration with external organizations,
(4)  psychotherapy, assessment, recovery activities, and staff consultation, and
(5) research, education and training.
These duties are not inclusive of all duties of the position.


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1. Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.

2. Education: Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with
the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.

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 US Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

Foreign Education Requirements: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

3. Licensure and Registration: Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctorallevel in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

4. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

5. Specialized Experience: GS-14 grade requires one year post doctoral experience with licensure. Moreover, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level performing the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include: diagnosing mental disorders; conducting psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments; treating mental disorders through a variety of modalities; providing adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders; managing MHS programs as assigned for quality assurance, practices and improvement when necessary; participatiing in activities and programs beneficial to the medical center including committees, task forces, investigations, performance improvement teams; etc.


Conditions of Employment

• Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
• Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.
• New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability.
• Selective Service: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system. Please visit for more information.
• Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.
• Applicants selected for positions through this announcement may be subject to a one or two year probationary period.
• 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d) requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.
• Relocation Expense: Not authorized.
• Physical Standards.  See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

Specifically, you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

1. Ability to effectively supervise and manage subordinate employees.
2. Skilled in assessing qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees.
3. Ability to develop productivity standards appropriate to each service provided and each venue.
4. Skilled in interpersonal relationships, including conflict resolution.
5. Ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests and points of view.
6. Skilled in working collaboratively with other disciplines and supervisors.


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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, thrift savings plan 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


• This appointment is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
• Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement up to 90 days after closing.
• This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means.
• If applicants are interviewed for the position, performance based interview questions will be used. For additional information regarding performance-based interviews please review the following website on the Internet:


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below).  The complete Application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

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 all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4.    Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1.    Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 917055.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

2.    Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


You must submit a complete application package which includes:
1.    CV or Resume (resumes will only be accepted if accompanied by application)
2.    VA Form 10-2850c, Application for Associated Health Occupations,  (This is a required form) Available at
3.    OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment, (This is a required form)  Available at
4.    Answer to the View Occupational Questionnaire
5.    Veterans' Preference: If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (Member 4) (Required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at  
Copy of your DD-214. Your copies must be legible and must show character of service and all dates of service; more than one DD-214 may be needed to show all dates of service.  Copies of your DD-214 may be requested by calling 800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit
6.    A copy of your most recent  SF-50 (if you are a current or former federal employee)
1.    CV or Resume
2.    Answer to the View Occupational Questionnaire


Korpo Degbeh
Phone: (800)360-8387x71217
Agency Information:
VHA Northern Indiana HCS
2121 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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