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Job Title:  Clinical Psychologist
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Bureau of Naval Personnel
Job Announcement Number:  SE30180-13-939769MD660323-D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 to Friday, September 06, 2013
Full Time - Term NTE 4 YEARS
1 vacancy in the following location:
Chesapeake, VA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


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This position is located at navy Consolidated Brig (NAVCONBRIG) which is an adult correctional facility in which personnel of both sexes (primarily male), up to a maximum of 400 persons, may be confined to serve sentences imposed by appropriate military authority. The incumbent exercises normal safety and personal security practices required when working in a correctional setting. The purpose of this position is to plan, implement, supervise one-on-one individual and group counseling, treatment, and training sessions with prisoners on a regular routine basis as the major part of duties based on needs of the prisoners and the brig resources


  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a trial period.
  • This position is a drug-testing designated position (TDP).
  • Selectee must meet any credentialing prior to appointment.


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  • Building partnerships with local medical facilities including civilian hospital psychological departments to help facilitate treatments.
  •  Enforcing rules and regulations governing operation of a correctional institution.
  • Facilitating post-incarceration asymptomatic pro-social behavior in prisoners.
  • Delivering psychological services to prisoners who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to incarceration or exhibiting problem behavior.
  • Administering psychological tests and evaluating results.


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This position has a Selective Placement Factor (screen-out) which will be used to determine minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants not possessing this Selective Placement Factor will be found ineligible for this position. The Selective Placement Factor is: Applicants must possess and maintain a current Independent Practice Clinical Psychologist license. A copy of your license must be attached to your job application or you will be found ineligible.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.   Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at/or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Using knowledge of psychological principles and techniques to interview, test, diagnose, and treat psychological disorders.

Using knowledge of psychological theories and principles to explain or justify diagnoses, conclusions, findings, or treatment recommendations.

Providing psychological treatments for such violent offenders as sex abusers, substance abusers, and murderers.


Successfully completed all requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:


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.  


As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.   To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions.


Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:


Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

May require the physical ability to drive to sites. Official travel may be required.

Incumbent is required to attend Basic Corrections Course and to be certified in unarmed self-defense and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


MAXIMUM AGE RESTRICTION: The maximum entry age for primary positions is 37 years old.  Additional information and exceptions may be obtained from Preference eligible veterans may apply under this announcement. If selected, they will need a Waver prior to the effective date of appointment.

This position is covered as a primary/rigorous Law Enforcement Officer position under the Civil Service Retirement System 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) and Federal Employee's Retirement System 5 U.S.C. 8412(d).

Males born after December 31, 1959 will be required to certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System. If you fail to do so, you will be required to certify that you did not knowingly and willfully fail to register. This requirement must be met before you can be appointed to this position


When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies: 

1.    Clinical Psychology

2.    Technical Competency

3.    Working in a Correctional Facility Environment

4.    Interpersonal Skills

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below.  Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Highly Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. 

Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.


If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.


This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies..

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

This position is a full-time term appointment not to exceed 4 years.

Term appointments may be extended up to 4 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. This position may be terminated at any time before the established not-to-exceed date.


Work hours may be varied and include evenings and weekends..

Works behind the secure perimeter and is in daily, routine, direct, and frequent contact with prisoners; as such, security situations may include high stress periods of contact with prisoners. Tuberculosis and blood borne pathogens are considered potential hazards in a correctional setting. Hepatitis vaccinations are available to all staff.

Routine walking, standing, bending and carrying light objects are required in this position and incumbent must be able to operate electronic doors weighting approximately 200lbs.

At any time the employee is in contact with prisoners, there is a risk of a physical encounter. Also considered one of the first responders to incidents within the prison (fights, medical emergencies, fire alarms, riots, disturbances, all hazards response teams, etc..) Also required to respond to incidents, forced cell movements and serve as prisoner escorts in and around the prison.

Incumbent often conducts treatment as the sole corrections representative present. Security regulations and procedures must be strictly adhered to.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at:


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:


Military Spouse Preference (MSP):


Veteran’s Preference Information:


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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.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 


Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, September 06, 2013


If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed. 


If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete 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 are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: 


This Vacancy ID is 939769.  


Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.


** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. 

HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **


The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: Applicant Checklist-External


DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: 8003784559
TDD: 858-577-5723
Agency Information:
Chesapeake, VA


When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.  


Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.


If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

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